I managed to get to the Nether. I found a Nether Fort pretty close to my portal. It took me some time, but I cleared it out. There were two stairways with Soul Sand. Neither of them had Nether Warts.
So I am stuck - unable to make any potions because I don't have Nether Warts.
I have read a lot online - it says I need to travel North-South from one Nether Fort to find another. I have been trudging on for more than 500 squares from my first Nether Base looking for another - zero luck.
How can I get Nether Warts? Or better yet, how can I find another Nether Fort? What is the typical distance between Nether Forts?
Anything anyone can post to help would be greatly appreciated.
Are you playing in single-person world or on a server with others? When I played in multi-person I also found the nether wart was all gone from 3 separate fortresses so I had to beg a start (you only need 1 piece to start multiplying it) from another player.
If you are in single-player world I have never seen this problem so must be a glitch of some sort, But get the world seed (type /seed ) and create a CREATIVE MODE world with same seed. You can then fly around safely and hunt some up elsewhere then go back into your survival world and go get it.