Minecraft

Hi all, I have just gotten into minecraft after playing with my boys. It’s amazing and I can’t believe I have slept on it for so long. Are there any must have expansions on the console version as I am on PS4? The array of dlc is a bit bewildering for a newbie. Also I think I am being dumb but orienting stairs is really tricky is there a technique or way to rotate them I am missing? Thanks for the help, I’ll be spending a few hours of Hogmanay polishing up granite for my house!

Stair placement depends on where you are placing it - ie are you clicking on the back of the block above it, the block below it, which half of the block etc.

That threw me for a bit when I first started playing. The best way I found to think about it is that you want to get your cross hair closest to the edge that you want opposite of the indent of the stairs. So if you want to put stairs going up, aim toward the bottom edge of the block you're placing them against. If you want to make an overhang, aim toward the top edge. Does that make sense?

ClockworkHouse wrote:

That threw me for a bit when I first started playing. The best way I found to think about it is that you want to get your cross hair closest to the edge that you want opposite of the indent of the stairs. So if you want to put stairs going up, aim toward the bottom edge of the block you're placing them against. If you want to make an overhang, aim toward the top edge. Does that make sense?

That’s great thanks I’m going to start work today in some of the upper levels this should help! It’s the only wrinkle I have encountered.

You know what's worse than needing to get your back up gear and go back to get your best gear that dropped when you died? Needing to get into your junk gear, to go back and try and get your best gear AND your back up gear after you died a second time.

I FINALLY found a Piglin Bastion in my world. I resorted to exploring the overworld, and popping into ruined portals to see what's there in hopes of getting a good neither entrance, and finally found one that leads to a Bastion less than 20 blocks where I entered. I was going very carefully, trying to take out Piglin Brutes from afar, but I broke one block above me and instantly two Piglin Brutes and two Piglins dropped down on top of me. I was dead before I knew it.

Lucky for me, I've got a few elytra and some back up gear. I fly back to the portal and block the Brutes and Piglins into the room they're in and start attacking from range. There must have been one entrance to where I was that I didn't account for, because I got attacked from behind by some random Piglin and died again.

On my last elytra, I fly back, store it in a chest at the portal, in case everything goes wrong again, and enter the neither with my best junk gear. I block off my area better and takeout the Brutes and Piglins and enter the room in time before all my stuff despawned.

It's such a relief to have all my best stuff back, including a couple shulker boxes of loot, and all my elytra. I think I only lost some gold ore, as the Piglins picked it up and tossed down stuff like string and gravel in its place.

I plan to go back and raid the rest of the Bastion soon. I'm hoping it goes better than the first time I entered it.

I cleared my first bastion yesterday. I died the first try (brutes hit HARD), then found it very challenging, and only cleared it when I went back again. Knockback is essential for those brutes. I killed every piglin and brute as soon as I saw it, leaving only the zombified piglin's alone. In planning my approach, I reasoned it was better coming in at the bottom so I could shore up the structure as I climbed to avoid falling (potentially into lava!), and it worked like a charm. I used a heavily enchanted bow as well.