The featured seed for this week is a seed focused on survival and exploration with a dash of fantasy-style terrain along the way.

This week’s seed is:


The seed will spawn you in a plain biome – mostly covered with pigs and other animals. This plain features a bunker-deep trench in a snake like pattern with a few good ores nearby (mostly iron).

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This will lead into several deep caves (one connected to a cave under a nearby forest) which seem to be all a dead-end… except for one that leads into an underground ravine which is worth exploring.


On the underground ravine is a dungeon that spawns zombies. The treasure chest there holds 2 C418 – 13 music disks, among other items.

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Near the spawn is a cool forest above a cave, and just ahead is a mountain formation with water falls, hanging hills, and floating islands which looks epic.

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These sky-high mountains gush with water and lava and are separated with narrow areas with hidden caves underneath them.

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The mountains feature wide canopies and huge overhanging bodies with random waterfalls that make it look like it came out of a fantasy book of middle earth.

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But that’s not it, although separated by many chunks, there are several of these mountain groups located not so far from the spawn – meaning your adventure doesn’t end on one place.


Across roofed forests and jungles are also some sweet looking mountains with deep caves that may hold untold treasures or dangers.

Survival-wise, this seed is good and able. There are also some wide plains near extreme hill biomes that you can build a village or a city upon with your friends. This seed is best played in multiplayer as it is very vast with lots of explorable and challenging locations along with good building potentials and scenic mountains.

Winter is here, and Christmas is just around the corner, but if you want to splice up your December, then get a load of this wonderful adventure/ puzzle map by AlexVMiner and MsMeadows13


The story goes like this: You are a simple man who got bored with how monotonous life could get, you then decided to go on a place hopping and chose Gliston to be your first stop. Gliston is a beautiful town with various of people from merchants, shopkeepers, and other tourists, and the community seem to be appealing enough. Unfortunately, once you got there, you soon found out that in reality, the town is gloomy and mysterious, and is plagued by mysterious disappearance of people happening left and right. This aroused your interest and decided to find the missing people yourself.
Before playing the map, you must first agree on its terms, conditions, and rules that were set by map makers.


Terms of Use:

You must say, if you record or livestream the map, that it was made by MsMeadows13 and AlexVMiner. You must also link to this thread.


Rules of the Map:

  1. Stay in Adventure Mode
  2. Don’t destroy blocks under any circumstance, especially command blocks.
  3. Step on every golden pressure plate. The map relies on them to tell the story!
  4. Avoid destroying item frames. You won’t get their drops, you”ll just muck things up.
  5. Characters with pink names are essential to the storyline. Yellow names are lesser characters.
  6. There is a button on the back of the spawn house if you spawn outside of it. This will put you in the right spot.


Recommended this setting

-At least 12 chunk render distance
-Default texture pack, but Sphax works as well.
-Minecraft 1.8/1.8.1
-Adjust your server properties for multiplayer:


Now the map itself can be played in multi-player of up to 8 players, but playing on three or more might be a little crowded as some scenes are small.


The map itself is winter-themed, and has a joyous Christmas decors up and about – there is even a big Christmas tree in the center of the town. Almost all mysteries and suspense are flavor texts – there will be no jump scare here and there, and no time limit.


What makes this map great is its wonderful well-built structures, well-thought out story, and clever puzzles.

If you love puzzle maps, or just want a little challenge or splice in your holidays, then I suggest you give this wonderful map a try. I assure you that it will be a time well-spent.


How to Install The Mystery of Gliston for Minecraft
Download the map here.

Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or access it via the start menu.

Type in %appdata% and navigate to .minecraft\saves

Unzip the .zip file from step 1 and place the folder in this directory.

Run the launcher without mods, select single player, and start the game!


Enjoyed this map? Leave a comment below.



Tired of always looking up Minecraft’s recipes in the internet? Have you installed a number of mods that remembering all their recipes are almost impossible? Then I got some good news for you. CraftGuide is a mod that is designed to help players such as yourself, by showing all recipes of your Minecraft in game!


CraftGuide Mod is created as a result of how useful and convenient having an in-game recipe book is.

By pressing the hot key G (configurable), a new window will open that will show all the recipes of your minecraft game – emphasis on “your” as this mod will show all recipes including ones that are added by any mods you have installed in your minecraft game.


Craftguide will also show shapeless recipes, alchemy recipes, and even furnace recipes.


You can also filter items by name or by type. For example you can filter recipes that use stone material, or any items with the word “chest” for easy navigation.

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This mod also supports other forge-based mods completely, and thus, it looks up on the forge library for items (especially ores) that can or is used simultaneously on other mods, and display them with a small letter “F” near the icon. Items with the “*” sign on the upper corner of its icon indicates that the item has multiple variations and all its variations can be used on the recipe.


By holding the shift key and scrolling, you can increase or decrease the items displayed by multiplicity of 10, similarly there is a small triangular icon on the lower corner of the CraftGuide window which can be used re-size or re-position the crafting window by dragging the triangular icon.


The mod also features its own settings for customization and compatibility.


How to install CraftGuide Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest versions of CraftGuide.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.


Did you find this mod helpful? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

This week, there were plenty of new community content due to the American holiday – Thanks giving. There are also several official announcements like updated Minecraft and Mojang’s participation against the Ebola virus.


Minecraft 1.8.1

Around 6 days ago, Mojang released the new version of Minecraft. Minecraft 1.8.1 features a bunch of bug fixes and improvements to make the game more stable. The changes are:

– Gamerule dotiledrops no longer affect entities

– Jack’o Lanterns Golem fixed.

– performance improvement and optimization

– potion of leaping can now be extended via a Redstone current.

– all mobs no longer run from creepers.

– added Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) and Michael Stoyke (Searge) on the credits

– few color changes in the map (mostly un-noticeable)

– Witch huts can spawn witches on  Y 64 to 71 (allowing for a three floor witch farm)

– ground items now rotate on fast settings.

– changed “multiplayer setting” to “chat setting”

– clouds and entity shadows can be changed individually

– fast and fancy graphic setting only affects leaves and rain particles.

– a series of bug fixes that can be found here.


Mojang’s Participation in the Humble Event

Mojang participated in Humble’s event – Games Against Ebola Game Jam. In this event, game developers like Ludosity, Coffee Stain Studios, our favorite Mojang, along with a few others will develop several games in a limited time of only four days! That’s a whooping 96 hours only!

These games can be yours for the price of… anything! For as low as $1 you can access and own these games when it’s done! and that’s right about any moment from now! By paying how much you want, you can get a brand new game while supporting a worthwhile cost as all the collected cash will go straight to charity!

So what are you waiting for? Follow this link and donate and get free games!


Thanks Giving video by Rooster Teeth

Video-maker legends Rooster Teeth created a hilarious video featuring the American holiday – Thanks Giving.

Tired of having the need to open your inventory just to check out your active status effect? Confused in estimating how long will your diamond helmet will last?

With these mods installed, all your small problems will be gone.


Created bspkrs, StatusEffect HUD and ArmorStatus HUD are two simple yet very useful mod that displays your active status and armor status in your screen without the need of opening your inventory.

StatusEffect HUD mod

With the StatusEffect HUD mod installed, status icons, names, and duration will appear on your screen whenever you get a status effect. These icons can be configured through the text file provided.




Options include: hide or display status name, hide or display background box, re-position the status icons, and remove or keep the status icons in the inventory screen.

By using this mod you will save a lot of time – especially in multiplayer. In the heat of battle, knowing exactly your status can save you from sure peril.




 ArmorStatus HUD mod

ArmorStatus HUD mod will display that status of your currently equipped armor along with how many uses it has left.





By using the provided configuration text file, you can change the display to your liking. You can use absolute armor value which will be displayed as armor value over max armor value.

Or you can also use a percentage display. %= armor value over max armor value times 100%.




ArmorStatus HUD mod does not only displays the current’s armors durability, they also accurately display the armor icon by its material (i.e. leather, chain, gold, iron, and diamond).

The mod can also display your currently equipped tool and weapon, as well as any remaining arrows you have left on your inventory!

You can also configure the HUD’s screen position, text value, hide or display item names, and so much more.

How to install StatusEffect HUD and ArmorStatus HUD Mods for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest versions of Bspkrs’ Mods.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

Did you find these mods helpful like I did? Tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment below!


Today we’re going to learn how to create a fully automated pumpkin/ melon farm in Minecraft by following this step by step guide.

Unlike other vegetation in Minecraft, pumpkin and melon grow differently as they first develop a stalk before creating the pumpkin/ melon block.

Once harvested, the stalk will remain the same and will grow another pumpkin/ melon block on an adjacent block after a while.

To automate the farm, all we need to do is automate its harvesting. And since the pumpkin/ melon is a block, it can be used as a trigger via a Redstone current.


The tutorial below will show how to use Redstone to automate Pumpkin/ Melon collection.


1. Plant either a pumpkin or a melon plant and block three of its adjacent sides with a slab or a block.


2. Add a piston near the growing stalk.


3. Place a Redstone wire and Redstone torch in this manner.


4. Add a block near the piston and place a Redstone wire on top of that block – connecting to the Redstone torch


5. Place a temporary block in front of the piston.


6. On top of the temporary block, place a sticky piston facing opposite to the first piston. The sticky piston will automatically extend its arm due to the current below it.


7. Place a solid block that is not sand nor gravel in front of the sticky piston.


8. Remove the temporary block. You will observe that the lower piston will extend and retract in split seconds.


9. A block away in front of the lower piston, dig two holes and place a chest on the far side of the hole.


10. Place a hopper connected to the chest inside the hole.



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Once the crop will grow, the lower piston will extend and break the melon/ pumpkin. The item will then get sucked inside the hopper and into the chest.


Did you find this tutorial helpful? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below.