So im somewhat new on PC and minecraft. I'm playing on survival and I've built a house and wanted to turn it into like a compound, but i dont like how just putting up cobblestone or other types of walls look without making it look like a castle. What do yall got?
Edit: I also have a little farm and a mineshaft ive started but I want the walls big enough to fit more things into it like a watch tower or something. I also dont have any mods and I have no idea how to do them.
Some automatic farming (e.g. classical 1-block cow farm or classical 1-block chicken farm) for automatically renewed food it's a good start. Also a cow farm brings you closer to crafting an enchanting table with supporting bookshelves.
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If you're new to MineCraft, I would suggest not rushing into things. The unmodded game has loads of recipes and things to explore, so for your first world it might be a good idea just to get used to basic MineCraft before you overload yourself with mods and lots of new recipes. Of course, some of the things you can do with modded MineCraft look amazing, so you'll want to install mods eventually. But if you start by trying to do everything at once, you might end up feeling a bit overwhelmed. MineCraft is like anything else in life - if you learn how to do it slowly and steadily, and if you give yourself a chance to get familiar with things at a reasonable pace, then you'll enjoy it more. Try to be patient. :-)
You mention that you don't like cobblestone walls. Did you know that you can "cook" cobblestone into smooth stone blocks using your furnace? Also, if you continue with your mining, you will start to find blocks of granite (brown), andesite (grey) and diorite (white), which make better-looking building materials than cobblestone. Keep an eye on your recipe book, which will show you new things as they become available to you.
Also, you may find that it's a bit boring at the start of the game to have to cut down trees all the time to get enough fuel. First, split your logs down into planks and use those as fuel. But you can also "cook" logs into charcoal, which is a more efficient fuel. If you set up a furnace as a charcoal-maker, you can multiply your fuel greatly, so you won't need to keep walking around so much to find trees.
I hope those tips help. And good luck exploring your new world!