Radojka Travar

I'm a gaming enthusiast with a strong passion for writing. My writing journey started over six months ago and thanks to the wonderful Beebom team I was lucky enough to meet, it'll only continue from here. My expertise lies in creating simple, to the point and clear content teaching you about various features, mechanics and community-based inventions related to Minecraft, the game that I've been a part of for many years and the one that inspires me greatly. In spare time, beside flying around with the elytra in my Minecraft world, I love exploring worlds and stories of other pixelated games like Stardew Valley.

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How to Make a Beehive in Minecraft

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Beehive is a craftable version of the bee nest in Minecraft, which requires three honeycomb, six wooden planks of any type, and a crafting table. Place the honeycomb in the middle row and fill all the remaining slots with planks. Beehives don't generate naturally in the Minecraft world. Moreover, beehive can store up to three bees at the time and will change texture when the honey level reaches five, indicating it's full. You can then use shears to get honeycomb or an empty glass bottle to get a honey bottle.
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Minecraft End Crystal: How to Make, Uses, and More

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To make one end crystal in Minecraft, you'll need one eye of ender, one ghast tear, seven glass blocks and crafting table. Place the eye of ender in the center slot, then the ghast tear below it, and fill the remaining slots with glass. You may also find end crystals in the End dimension, which heal the Ender Dragon. You have to place them on top of bedrock or obsidian and cannot reobtain them again. If it's damaged in almost any way, the end crystal will create a massive explosion and deal a lot of damage.
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Minecraft Snapshot 24W03A Updates the Armadillo’s Design

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Minecraft snapshot 24w03A has been released today, and it brings changes to the armadillo, experimental features, and spawn chunks. Armadillo texture now includes eyes on the sides and the base color is lighter. The armadillo scutes and wolf armor textures have also changed slightly. Spiders now run away from armadillos if they're not rolled up. Moreover, the Breeze mob can also deflect all projectiles, not just arrows and tridents. A brand new command lets you change the spawn chunk radius of your world, so you can easily boost performance. The new default value is 2 and it used to be 10.
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5 Best Farms to Gain XP in Minecraft

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In this guide, we've covered the best farms for gaining XP in Minecraft made by the creative community members. These include amazing raid farm, gold farm, wither skeleton farm, and a guardian farm, which were all made by redstone genius ianxofour. Apart form them, we've covered a simple but efficient Enderman farm made by Rays Works. You will find all the important explanations here as well as the links to the tutorial videos to make each farm.
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How to Use Minecarts in Minecraft

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Minecarts are fairly useful transportation devices for both players and mobs. You can enter a minecart if you right-click it or use the secondary action button. To start moving, hold the forward button or have the minecarts pass over activated powered rails or a downwards slope. Nudge a mob toward the minecart to have it enter the vehicle. Press the crouch button to exit the minecart. If the minecart moves over a powered activator rail, the mob or player inside will get ejected. Minecarts are also a part of crafting recipes for other minecart variants.
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7 Things Minecraft Can Learn from LEGO Fortnite

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Unlike Minecraft, LEGO Fortnite has pretty clear quests that let players know what the game is about. Moreover, the villagers make it so much easier to collect resources. They can also fight with you, so that makes them fairly useful companions. Due to the temperature feature in LEGO Fortnite, you always have to prepare for a certain area. The buildings are not just for aesthetic, but make a difference in gameplay. Food items are far more unique and provide various effects. Combat offers more moves and abilities, making it overall much more fun than it is in Minecraft.
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5 Best Ways to Use a Minecraft Banner

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There are numerous ways to use a banner in Minecraft. One of them is that you can apply all sorts of different and unique patterns to it. Though, with or without patterns, it's a special decorative block. Furthermore, by combining a shield and a banner in the crafting grid, you can put the banner's pattern onto the shield. Also, you can easily copy a pattern from one banner to the other by combining them in the grid. Finally, if you right-click a placed banner with a map, a marker of the matching color will appear at that location.
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How to Make a Banner in Minecraft

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To make a banner in Minecraft, you will need six blocks of wool of matching color, one stick, and a crafting table. Fill the topmost and central row with wool blocks and place a stick in the center of the bottommost row. This recipe will yield one banner of the matching color. It's also possible to find banners in various structures, such as end cities, woodland mansions, savanna villages and pillager outposts. You can also buy them from cartographer and shepherd villagers for three emeralds.
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How to Make (and Use) a Barrel in Minecraft

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Barrel is a container block that you can craft with two wooden slabs and six wooden planks of any type and a crafting table. Place the planks in the left and right columns of the crafting grid and the slabs in the center slots of the topmost and bottommost rows. You will then see barrel icon appear in the result slot on the right. You can also find barrels generating naturally in fisherman houses in villages. As for the uses, you can utilize the barrel to store items, turn a villager into a fisherman, and more.
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How to Make Rails in Minecraft

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To make rails you'll need six iron ingots and a stick in Minecraft. You can get iron ingots by smelting raw iron and the stick from crafting it with two planks. Fill the left and right columns of the crafting table's or a crafter's grid with iron ingots and place a stick in the center slot of the grid. This recipe yields 16 rails. You can also find rails inside abandoned mineshafts and some rooms of the woodland mansions. Rails are used for moving minecarts and their variants around.
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Mending vs Infinity: Which Minecraft Enchantment Is Better on a Bow?

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Mending and infinity are both rather useful enchantments. Mending enchantment allows you to infinitely repair your gear, including a bow with XP. On the other side, infinity enchantment allows you to carry only one arrow and fire as many times as you want, essentially duplicating arrows. Whether you should have mending or infinity on your Minecraft bow depends on your personal preference. Infinity keeps your inventory clean and mending makes your bow last forever. Due to the possible villager trade rebalancing changes, more players may turn to mending, as good enchantments will be harder to get.
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6 Reasons Why Minecraft Legends Failed So Badly

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Minecraft Legends is a spin-off strategy game set in the Minecraft world. The game started off strong, but its player base slowly started dwindling. One of the reasons was because of the pretty plain, shallow, and repetitive gameplay. Moreover, there was pretty much nothing to do after you beat the game's final boss. The game was very expensive, even tough it provided just a short campaign mode and a pretty directionless multiplayer mode. Minecraft Legends' development studio Mojang also neglected the game, offering zero communication, which meant players got no updates or news on its future development. Minecraft Legends was officially discontinued on January 10, 2024.
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How to Make a Flower Pot in Minecraft

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You can make a flower pot in Minecraft with three bricks and a crafting table. Smelt clay balls to get brick and make a crafting table with four wooden planks. Place the bricks in a V shape in the crafting grid and a flower pot will appear on the right. You will also occasionally come across flower pots in structures like witch huts, woodland mansions, igloo basements, and villages. Flower pots are simple but awesome decorative blocks that you can put lots of different plants in, like flowers, bamboo, cactus and more.
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Minecraft Legends is Officially Dead

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Minecraft Legends was released back in April 2023 and it was a huge success. With over 3 million copies sold in just couple weeks, the game kept growing. Though unfortunately, due to all the flaws and negligence from developers, many players started abandoning it. The final update blog post was announced on January 10, 2024 where news about Minecraft Legends being discontinued was announced. Even though it's sad, this game was meant to be discontinued sooner rather than later.
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5 Best Uses of the Composter in Minecraft

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Composter is an important block in Minecraft as it allows you to create bone meal. You can do so by right-clicking this block with a plant-like item, which has a chance to increase the compost level. Composter can also be used to turn an unemployed villager into a farmer workstation block. Not only that, but it's also a redstone component as it can create a redstone signal that a comparator can detect. To automate composter usage, this block can also interact with hoppers and the note block.
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How to Make a Composter in Minecraft

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In order to make a composter in Minecraft, you'll need seven wooden slabs of any wood type and a crafting table. Once you've collect these resources, fill the left and right columns of the grid with slabs and place the final slab in the central slot of the bottommost row. This will cause the composter to appear on the right, which you can craft by clicking and moving to your inventory. Alternatively, you can find a composter in villages, which generate near crop farms.
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How to Make a Golden Apple in Minecraft

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Golden apple is a very useful food item in Minecraft that requires one apple, eight gold ingots, and a crafting table to make. For the crafting recipe, you will need to place the apple in the center slot of the grid and surround it fully with gold ingots. Furthermore, you can also find a golden apple in many different structures. This item grants absorption I for two minutes and regeneration II for five seconds when you eat it and can be used to cure zombified villagers, feed horses, and attract piglins.
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How to Make a Smoker in Minecraft

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You'll need one furnace, four logs, stems, wood, hyphae or their stripped versions and a crafting table or the crafter to make one smoker in Minecraft. You may also use multiple types of the wooden blocks interchangeably. To craft a smoker, place the furnace in the center slot of the grid and surround it with the wooden blocks in a diamond shape. Due to the smoker being a butcher's workstation block, you'll find it in villages. Also, you use a smoker in the same way you use a furnace, but it does cook raw food items twice as fast.
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How to Use a Hopper in Minecraft

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Hopper is a redstone component block that has an ability to pick up, store, and funnel items into container blocks in Minecraft. By right-clicking on the side of a block with a hopper selected, you will place it so that the hopper's narrow end faces into a block, unless it's an underside of a block. Hoppers can interact with chests, barrels, furnaces, droppers, hopper minecarts, chest boats, etc. You can also lock a hopper by having it receive redstone power. If locked, hopper will not collect items nor send them anywhere else.
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How to Make a Hopper in Minecraft

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Hopper is one of the most important redstone components in Minecraft. The only way you can obtain a hopper is through crafting. For this recipe, you need 5x iron ingots, 1x chest and a crafting table. Place the chest in the central slot of the 3x3 crafting grid, add iron ingots left and right of it, as well as below it. Then, add two more iron ingots above the ingots on either side of the chest. And that's it; your hopper has been crafted.
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