1. Collect 16 stones and 16 logs:
Players must first acquire enough materials to craft various tools and items. Stone is used to make a Pickaxe, a Sword, an Armor Set, and so on. Logs are used to create tools like Axes, Hoes, and Shovels, as well as to build structures like homes and farms.
2. Survive 25 days:
Players have to survive for at least 25 days in order to progress through the game, as this is when monsters spawn and become more difficult. This also allows players to collect materials for crafting, farming, mining, etc., which are essential for survival.
3. Find coal/make charcoal:
Coal can be found by mining underground in caves or ravines, and it's used to smelt Iron Ore into Iron Ingots from a Furnace. Charcoal can be made from burning Logs in a Furnace or Blast Furnace, and it's used to make torches and other items that require fuel.
4. Make a stone pickaxe:
A Stone Pickaxe is needed to mine various blocks, and it can be crafted from 3 Cobblestone and 2 Sticks. The pickaxe can also be used to break blocks like grass and dirt, which is useful for farming.
5. Make a stone sword:
A Stone Sword is essential for fighting monsters in Minecraft, as it increases the damage dealt by players. It can be crafted from 1 Cobblestone and 1 Stick, making it one of the easiest weapons to craft in the game.
6. Explore a cave and light it up:
Exploring caves can yield valuable resources such as Coal or Iron Ore, but they're also dangerous places filled with hostile mobs. Players should bring a few torches to light up the cave and make it easier to navigate.
7. Slay a creeper:
Creepers are one of the most iconic enemies in Minecraft, and they can be found lurking in caves or ravines. Slaying a Creeper is an important part of progressing through the game, as it rewards players with valuable loot like Gunpowder or Flint and Steel.
8. Start a reed farm:
Reeds are used to craft many items like Beds, Paper, sugarcane, etc., so having a dedicated reed farm is essential for survival in Minecraft. They can be planted on Dirt blocks (or sand if water is available) and harvested for their resources.
9. Start a mine that goes down to the diamond level:
Diamonds are the most coveted resources in Minecraft, and they can be found at any level beyond Y=16. Creating a mine that goes down to lower levels will allow players to get more valuable items like Diamond Ore or Emerald Ore.
10. Make a bridge over a river / between mountains:
Bridges are useful for creating shortcuts across rivers or traversing gaps between two points of land. Players can craft bridges using Wood Planks and other materials, making them easier to traverse.
11. Start a pumpkin farm:
Pumpkins are essential for crafting Jack O'Lanterns (which provide light) as well as Pumpkin Pie (a powerful food item which restores hunger). Pumpkins can be found in certain biomes or crafted with Pumpkins Seeds, which can be acquired from Villagers.
12. Start a cactus farm:
Cacti are used to craft Cactus Green (a dye) as well as Wooden Pressure Plates and other items. They can be found in deserts but are more reliably grown by planting Cactus Seeds on the ground made of Sand blocks.
13. Make an Iron Golem:
Iron Golems are powerful mobs that protect Villages from hostile mobs and monsters. Players can craft them using 4 Blocks of Iron, one carved pumpkin head, and some Redstone Dust (which is used for powering machines).
14. Make at least 10 potions:
Potions are essential for restoring health, giving players extra strength and speed, or curing negative status effects. Players can make their own potions using ingredients like Nether Wart, Spider Eyes, and Dragon's Breath. They require a Brewing Stand to craft, which is made from Blaze Rods and Cobblestone.
15. Make a conduit underwater:
Conduits are special blocks that can be used to power underwater machines and farms. They require 8 pieces of Prismarine, an Eye of the Sea, and a Heart of the Sea to craft. Once crafted, they can be activated by placing them in water at least two blocks deep.