Thanks to the popularity of Minecraft all around the world and sites that offer a free version, it isn't hard to go online and find useful tips that will make your time in the game easier and more enjoyable. Often, these will explain what you should be doing to be successful. However, there is rarely advice on what you shouldn't be doing…until now. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of things not to do in Minecraft if you want to stay alive and do well.
Always Sprint - If you are in the early days of playing, you don't want to be sprinting everywhere because this will drain your food bar quickly at a time where food is hard to come by.
Eat Pufferfish - Although they may look appetizing, pufferfish should not be consumed because they will cause hunger and nausea as well as poisoning you to the highest level (Poison IV).
Dig Directly Down - Of all the tips you learn today, this will be the most important of all. When you dig down, you could fall into lava, a mob spawner, a cave, and more. When this happens, you are likely to die and lose all of your possessions with little chance of retrieving them.
Kill Sheep - When you kill sheep, you will get one piece of wool in return and the sheep will obviously die. By using two pieces of iron, you can craft a set of shears which will yield 1-3 blocks of wool whilst keeping the sheep alive. When the sheep is alive, the wool can grow back and you can even dye the wool whilst still on the sheep.
Go on an Adventure - Let's add a caveat to this one because Minecraft is all about adventuring - don't go on an adventure without a map, compass, or some means of finding your way home without dying. After collecting valuable resources and maybe even a pet dog, the last thing you want is to lose your way home.
Dig Directly Up - In truth, digging directly upwards is also a terrible idea because anything could fall on you from above from skeletons to lava to creepers. If you want to survive, never dig upwards because this also means that you are placing blocks beneath you which leaves you trapped.
Look at Endermen - When you see an Enderman, you should be doing all you can to avoid eye contact because this will trigger the mob and you are likely to die because they can teleport and confuse you. However, there is a way to look at the Endermen and this is when you have a pumpkin on your head. As crazy as this sounds, it actually works and could save your life.
Destroy the Blue Clay - If you ever come across a temple in the desert, you need to tread carefully because that thing is loaded with TNT. Normally, you will see a block of blue clay in the center of the temple and, after destroying this, a pressure plate will be triggered which destroys the treasure and is likely to kill you too.
Dig Underwater - Finishing on a lighter note, blocks take around five times longer to destroy when underwater so try and mine clay from above the water and then collect it afterwards.
There we have it, some superb tips of things not to do in Minecraft. With these, you will avoid the common mistakes that many people make each and every day!