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Beacons (Pillars)

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Not to be confused with a Beacon block

Beacons, Pillars (or Noob Towers) are what more advanced players of the game call 1x1 pillars going upward.


A Picture of a Noob Tower.

You can easily create a Noob Tower by colecting several blocks (any block) and repeating these steps:

  • Jump
  • Place a block under your feet, while in mid-air
  • Repeat

Beacons often are very high, usually built upward until the player runs out of blocks. Beacons also often go out of render distance. Sometimes torches are placed on top of beacons to help players find their home base easier at night.

Beacons have also become a (not-so-popular) method of "Skywars", a game where each player spawns on a different island with different resources and tries to kill other players to be the last player standing. Players of the game type sometimes use Beacons to escape the other players and start a base in the sky, where no other players can reach.

Origins of the Name

The reason players refer to 1x1 upward pillars as "Beacons" is possibly to mock the way "Noobs" (new players to a game) try to escape hostile mobs. Upon seeing hostile mobs for the first time, new players will often run to the safety of a beacon.

Alternate Names:

  • Noob Towers
  • Derp Towers

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