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Nomadic Style is a style of gameplay where one acts like a Nomad, and must move every day. This style of gameplay is for more experienced players, who have already mastered survival mode. This style of gameplay is more difficult in the console editions of Minecraft, as the world size limits a player's ability to find unexplored areas. It is also harder to play like this in superflat worlds, as there are very few resources available.

Homes and shelters

Huge Mushrooms

Mushroom House

A example of a red mushroom house

The most recognized nomadic style shelter is the huge mushroom. This shelter is a great nomadic style house, because if one is smart enough, they will dismantle their house at dawn and hopefully gain another small mushroom, which can be used for shelter the next night. The red mushroom is the more popular choice, because it spawns a protective canopy over one's head, with just enough space for a Bed and Crafting Table.

Brown mushrooms

Brown mushrooms are also an excellent nomadic style shelter. One can use a Ladder to reach the top, and place a bed or other necessities. The brown mushroom is also significantly larger than the red mushroom.

Ice spikes

IceSpikeHouse

An example of a simple ice spike house

Ice spike homes are also great nomadic style shelters. They provide lots of space (and possibly multiple floors). However, ice spike biomes are extremely rare, so nomadic players may never get the chance to find a place to build this type of shelter.

Instant shelters

An instant shelter is one that can be built within the first five minutes of play time. A dirt pole with a bed on top is one example. Another option is to dig down, making a hole in the ground. Remember that glass, chests, etc. are a luxury; if a player is going to leave the area in the morning, using glass is not going to be worth the effort.

Instant shelter

A bed on a dirt pole

Managing one's Inventory

Managing one's inventory is very crucial to their survival. Only carry what is needed, and try to never have a completely full inventory. Here are some tips and tricks:

  • Carry logs instead of planks.
  • Carry planks rather than sticks.
  • Place all tools/weapons in the hotbar.

Caving

Exploring caves is usually crucial to survival in Minecraft, but with nomadic play style, it is not necessary. A smart nomad does not have to rely on high-tier tools to survive. iron, or even stone tools, are ideal for this style of gameplay.

Superflat nomadic survival hints

  • A player may enable the "generated structures" option to make nomadic play style easier, unless they have already mastered all other (excluding AMPLIFIED) styles of nomadic survival.
  • Beware of slimes.
  • Players should pick up any resources they find.