As a noob the only mode I played was creative. I would boot up my Xbox 360 and just build random stuff on a superflat world. I used to make mobs fight eachother (when that was possible in creative) and change skins from time to time. I didn't touch survival until I got the PC version 2 years later. I would play mostly PlotMe or SkyWars but not survival. When I first played survival I was pretty much scared and lost. I got bored and turned on cheats to build a nicer house. To this day I don't play survival that much because it's boring for me but I enjoy watching people play it.