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on 20 May 2015
Minecraft is a fabulous game once you understand it. Although this book introduced me to the game still this book is basically rubbish. It might be worth 20 pence in a charity shop. I do intend to explain why:
1. It started well, giving the basics however by the chapter 4 the author did not even bother to explain how ingredients should be arranged at the work bench, it is not good just saying 2 of those and 1 of that.
2. I decided to build my castle using the easiest found materials, the book did not warn me that it will be all will destroyed if there is a rain. Minecraft tries to simulate natural environments, of course there will be a rain.
3. A very important one, the writer insist on playing on the level where you do not get hurt. Basically the level for a kindergarten.
Only the first 2 chapters were written to help you, the rest is 10 times worse then Wikipedia.
The author should be fired by the books of "for Dummies".
I get the feeling the author never played the game he just copied information on the net without even experiencing or knowing it.
This book should not only be hated but banned.