Minecraft: 7 Terrifying Moments New Players Must Endure

The world is one sinister pixelated oyster.


Welcome, fellow blockhead! So you've finally started playing Minecraft. After the constant harassment and ridicule dished out by your gamer buddies, you have ultimately decided to enter one of the most beloved universes in modern gaming history.

The first moments in this brave new world are somewhat confusing and unimpressive. However, as you get more and more involved with the simple yet profound essence of the game, you know you won’t stop staring at the screen any time soon.

Nowadays, gaming development predisposes players to believe that sandbox experiences are a repetitive succession of similar mechanics and tightly wound narratives. Meaning that no matter what you do or how differently you try to perform predetermined actions, you’ll always get the same fixed series of outcomes.

Minecraft’s mechanics reward creativity and dedication with the possibility of expanding your territory without end, leaving players with a gratifying sensation of accomplishment and longing. Longing to get back in and finish building a fence, or reap wheat to bake a delicious cake. You’re hooked now, we all are.

So sharpen your axe and get ready to memorize a whole bunch of recipes, as we prepare to face these 7 terrifying moments that every Minecraft newcomer must endure.

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