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1.16 Nether Only Survival

Discussion in 'Minecraft' started by Golurk__, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Golurk__

    Golurk__ Newbie Adventurer

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    Hey there, couldn't think of a better place to post this.

    With the new 1.16 snapshots, it is easier than ever to fully survive in Minecraft's nether biome without ever going to the overworld.
    Not too long ago, I made a new Minecraft world, went into creative, built a nether portal, went inside, broke the portal, set my spawnpoint in the nether, and began my game.

    With the new biomes, wood is accessible in the nether along with various foods. I found mushroom stews made from naturally spawning red and brown mushrooms to be the most reliable.

    You can get tools and armor, most of them will just be gold or wood though. You can easily get full gold armor by mining the new nether gold ore, which grants 3-5 golden nuggets per ore, and is mineable with any pickaxe. You can even get iron and diamond tools if you look hard enough, given loot from nether fortresses. In my 5 hours of gametime, I've only been able to make a single iron pickaxe however. You can also rarely get iron nuggets from bartering with the new piglin mobs.

    You can get plenty of useful miscellaneous items from bartering with piglins. Some of the more interesting have been tons of enderpearls, obsidian, fire resistance potions, leather, string, and iron nuggets.

    I have played for long enough to run out of ideas on what to do however. After converting a fortress into a base, mining away a large section of a nether fortress, doing some terraforming, making paths to 0, 0, etc. I have run out of ideas on what to do. I could fight the wither if I wanted, but my golden armor and lack of arrows for my bow would be hard, although I could make strength potions.

    Necessary materials to advance further into the game include cobblestone to make furnaces, paper to make an enchantment table, and more time spent toward finding iron and diamond in nether fortresses across the world.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get cobblestone to make a furnace? I was thinking of making a campfire at least, to cook hoglin meat, however the nether wood does not work in the recipe, and other than that, I have all other materials necessary.
    Enchantment tables are the same, I have everything necessary except the paper to make the book for it.
     
  2. Lost Skylaar

    Lost Skylaar Sometimes people just want to be left alone

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    I believe nether wood might have been intended to work for things like campfires, maybe a bug?
    I haven't played the new snapshot much, but if you do finish this, I'm sure people would enjoy maybe a video on it. As far as I know you are one of the obly ones attempting this challenge. Good luck on the rest of your nether journey!
     
  3. Puzzler888

    Puzzler888 Puzzler Puzzled a Puzzling Puzzle? VIP+

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    YES, this is the right section.

    The warped and crimson wood is meant to be a substitute for all wood I believe, so I might be a bug.

    OK, in the biome called, 'Basalt Detlas', there is a block called blackstone. It is the equivalent to cobblestone in the fact that it can be used to make furnaces and stone tools (although you probably have netherite tools)

    Also, you can set up a hoglin farm and kill them through lava to get corked pork chops.

    Gosh this took me a while to find a solution. Enjoy. Also I haven't tested if blackstone works in place of cobblestone but it should.
     
  4. DoubleAgentTater

    DoubleAgentTater Village idiot of Empire of Sindria since 1569

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    Yes, blackstone does work as a substitute for cobblestone so by now, full nether survival should be possible up until beating the ender dragon because strongholds and end portals are only found in the overworld. You chop down the weird fungi trees for wood, find the deltas for blackstone, then try and trade with piglins for other stuff, raid fortresses and bastions to get iron, diamonds and netherite, etc. That sounds like a very interesting idea.
     
  5. Puzzler888

    Puzzler888 Puzzler Puzzled a Puzzling Puzzle? VIP+

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    They should make it possible to start it the nether.
    Maybe, maybe not. idk. I didn't put much thought into this.
     
  6. J mun

    J mun Snoisty VIP+

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    My second 1.16 hardcore world ended up getting deleted when some piglins decided to attack me in the bastion even though I didn't attack them, was wearing gold armor, and used hoppers to collect materials from the chests. Also, I was mining gold blocks when they weren't around, so I basically died for no reason.

    feelsbadman

    the new nether is scary af in hardcore
     
  7. Nepeta Leijon

    Nepeta Leijon Rogue of Heart ♌ Leittarius HERO

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    The new Nether is all cool and atmospheric until a Hoglin being chased by a horde of Piglins charges you, smashes half your healthbar in a single blow and then yeets you into the magmatic depths of the lava ocean.

    And don't even get me started on Zoglins
     
  8. Soul of Storms

    Soul of Storms a seer and a snake and a sorbet VIP+

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    to be fair, death is pretty atmospheric
     
  9. Madkurre

    Madkurre construction worker HERO

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    inspired by this post i did a nether-only playthrough on the snapshots, with the aim of killing the wither
    to start off the world i spawned in the portal, whenever i died before making the respawn anchor i just went straight through the portal

    i did end up fighting the wither in full diamond. here are some experiences and observations from the playthrough
    • if your nether doesnt have wood near your spawn, youre fucked. make a new world
    • after locating wood, your next priority is a basalt biome. you can use basalt as cobble for most purposes, such as tools. most of your early-late game block gathering and combat will be using stone tools, so get lots of basalt
    • before finding a way to burn hoglins, gather all the mushrooms you find so you can make soup
    • broken portal frames oftentimes offer flint & steels and fire charges. by safespotting hogs (build 3 blocks up) you can get cooked porkchop easily. when you have a solid quantity of iron, a bucket may be worth investing as a non-degrading burning tool
    • mine all gold. i recommend making a golden helmet to make piglins neutral, and as it's the cheapest piece after boots. you get iron boots from bartering, which is why you shouldnt make golden boots
    • barter all gold you have until you have enough iron for a full set of iron and a pickaxe, which is the first thing you should make. bastions have gold blocks you need an iron pickaxe for. gold by itself holds no other value, as apples are unobtainable in the nether
    • bartering will also occasionally yield crying obsidian. you can use this for a respawn anchor, which is nifty to have at your base of operations
    • i recommend setting up base somewhere near a forest, but not right next to one. hoglins spawn in nether forests, and while great food sources, they deal high damage with janky hitboxes
    • obtaining endgame gear (enchanted diamond) will be rng-based, as you can only find them from structures
    • you wont be able to make potions or enchant anything yourself in the nether, as you cant get water nor paper/books anywhere
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    this screenshot is from around the midgame of my save. i lived in this beautiful hut made of whatever shit i had. quartz cant be used for shit so i used it for building. the roof is made of carpets on top of strings which i got from bartering
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    heres the inside from a lot later into the save when i had made a diamond pick for mining netherite (spoiler: theres like nothing worth making with netherite)
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    i got really lucky with some broken portal chests and found two golden axes, one with sharpness and one with mending. the anvil is made purely of iron made from bartering.
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    then after 4 days of playing i died to the wither like an idiot. dont fight it underground, the guy goes up and there are lava pockets everywhere
    i do recommend trying this challenge out. it's a very fresh experience, kinda reminiscent of the original skyblock but with a lot more hostile and varying environment