Hello, its a survival veteran here, playing for 6 years, who finally could kill the dragon. Before i tell my story, i want to introduce myself a bit.
When i first learnt minecraft at 2012, i downloaded a povket edition version, it was 0.61 , guess how old. We had only 4 mobs, limited world, and very different game mechanics. I didnt have an unlimited internet to watch videos and didnt have enough english to understand tutorials. Thats how i learnt playing minecraft, i learnt every single feature by my own. I even remember i digged down until the bedrock with my hands in purpose of mining. And as you guess, i tried to break bedrock too. Then i learnt everything step by step, until i discover the demo at mojangs website.
I was so very excited when i play it, think how a big thing was it for me, after 0.6.1 pe. I played it for few days, and then i could play latest version of the game changed my life, with my friends help. It was 1.5.2 when i first play at pc. There were a name_change_launcher.exe and we used to run the game with it. It had no feature but opening the game. I played it a long period, doing a lot of exploring and discoveries. And i believe i even discovered something before almost every minecraft player, that was my basics of minecraftong skills. Imagine you learnt everything of minecraft by yourself, only using crafting recipes because it was mandatory.
I played it for a so long time, i had a world which i play at peaceful mod(im damn ashamed of it, peaceful mod lol). Then that day came - my dad had to format the pc because it was filled of malware whichi downloaded while looking for minecraft at internet. I lost my world... i remember i cried many times after it. It badly affected me. I couldnt play minecraft for a long while.
And then one day, my elder brother installed ot for me as a birthday gift, guess my happiness when i see that mojang logo at screen. 1.6 with horses was newly released that times. I really wanted to play it but you know, i just couldnt.
And then one day, i heard of 1.7.2.. lots of features were added and i really wanted to play it. I could finally find teamextreme launcher, and play 1.7.2 with new features. Those times i was more experienced about computers and saving the world(minecraft world i mean lol). I had another world which i played more effectively, i even made a brewing stand and potions with it. And then one day my elder brother asked me why i am coward and playing at peaceful mod always, i made a great change at myself and gave peaceful mod up.
Info about my elder brother: his minecraft story is just like me, everything almost same because we always played it together.
I started a survival game. Which i never used peaceful mod and play with my honor, and die if necessary. I made great things at that world, and i guess it was times 1.7.4 was first released. I had large and fancy buildings, powerful storages, every technology of game. And then i think you can guess what happened to that world..
When i get the pc again, i installed minecraft again, i didnt have the teamextreme launcher so i started a world at 1.5.2 like i first met mcpc.
Spoiler: this world is still alive
I was a great fan of savanna since it was released at 1.7 and thats why after a little tree house at a jungle and few equipments, i started a big adventure in order to find a savanna and make my palace there after i become a king on that world. I wasnt sprinting because i had no food, i was poor that times. And when the night fell, i had to put myself in a small hole and cover it with dirt because i would die if i try to fight woth a wooden sword.
Here comes a great exploration of minecraft: i was impatient and opened another minecraft in background. Opened my creative world to wait the morning at my survival. And then i was bored at creative world, and forgetting why i was there, i turned to main menu and opened my survival. Yeah, you can open the same world in two seperate windows. I walked so long and finally found a savanna. I took screenshots of its coordinates. And when i was tired, i closed the game and had a surprise waiting me: i was still on that hole...
I just made a teleport at time but i wasnt happy of it. I lost my progress. Anyways, that was a weird memento. I didnt go to that savanna again for a while because i was eating cookies as food i was that poor. After a long time of playing, i made a house in front of my jungle tree house but i made it inside of forest. I had a river between jungle and forest, i made a bridge to go from one to another lol. I had a little farm, then i made it bigger and brought every kind of animals with them. I had both animal and farming. Basic needs of a survival base.
Then one day, i thought why i am not fishing. I got a rod and started fishing. I was fishing for hours. I got enchanted rods, and fished better with them. I got unlimited saddles, name tags, enchanted books and bows. That made me even richer. After a time of mining i was rich by every side. If you remember my palace project at savanna you probably already guessed what i started doing.
Btw i didnt mention, i had lots of nether trips, exploration trips and mining trips. That was how i got a diamond pick with efficiency 3 and silk touch.
I started mining. Mined. Mined. Mined. As minecraft says. I made two large chests of stone bricks.
Note: im a big fan of soartex fanver and stonebricks are awesome at soartex.
After a time i had enough resources to build my palace. I called my cousin to join my world. We built it together. It has walls 4 block thick, 10 block high. And floor id 80×40 imagine how fancy a building is that. And requiring how many stonebricks.
Info: time is few months ago now, it means i almost finished my story and i will tell how we(?) killed it
After getting a little bit richer, by having lots of diamonds and other resources, i was a little bit bored of game. I played minecraft story mode at my vacation. I honestly say it was the most exciting thing i have ever seen and i was very impressed of it. After i finish it i dreamed about it three nights in a row.
And again you probably figured out reason of me slaying the dragon. I learnt what is meaning of a "legend" from story mode.
I made some researches at my world to find the portal. I did. I activated it and send a screenahot of it to our minecraft whatsapp group. They told me wait until we get together and we will do it together. After it i made some tests at anpther world so i could know a way to kill it easily
It was just after the holiday. Me, my elder brother, my cousin-the legendary 3 - started preparing. My brother- the potion master -made potions for us. Me-enchanting master and owner of world- made cool enchantments for all use especially feather falling. And my cousin-master of nothing but pvp- got items and waited for us lol.
Note: As i said, i gained lots of enchantment books from sea and my enchantments, those could make the most powerful armor possible. I was planning to kill the dragon with them using an efficiancy 5 pickaxe to mine obsidian towers from inside and take towers down easily. That was the method i got from test trips.
But i didnt get my best items with me because we were there for exploring are and take down towers as much as possible. We went with iron armor and simple bows.
I leaded them to portal. We had a small adventure there too, when we arrived there silverfish spawner spawned a sf and as you know when you damage one others attack you quiting the blocks. We were in a hard situation. And suddenly my bro shouted "jump to portal". Funny huh? We are running away from silverfishes and jumping to the portal lol.
It was one of most exciting moments of my recent 6 years minecraft life.. i was in the END with two guy i really trust. But adventures arent always easy and fun- we had problems.
As i stated before we all are soartex fans. We always play with it. That night me and my bro had soartex installed, we weared pumpkins to our heads. But my cousin said i cant see anything with default minecraft so he kept the iron helmet. That was what made all of us die.
"Hey you said we killed ender dragon?"
I was greatly experienced about ender dragon and its attacks. Thats why i told my bro and cou to climb towers and i will warn you if dragon approaches you and you will shoot arrows as fast as possible. That was a must-hve tactic otherwise it would kick us to void.
They took all towers down, damaging the dragon. Now it was time to do the final. We started shooting arrows from three side. And then, uh oh, my cou looked eyes of several endermen while aiming .
He fighted, my bro helped but when he had 1.5 hearts left he started running away. And then i gave him an awesome tactic which saves the night. If you sprint and jump, endermen cant catch you.. you never be so far for them to teleport and you run faste then them. He ran, endermen after him, my bro and me after enderman, ender dragon after us(you forgot him just like me right? Lol that was the biggest mistake i did.)
And than my bro gave the second super-tactlc. When he suddenly turn 180° endermen cant touch him and my bro and me could save him. But then dragon showed its skills- throwed me so high from back and i died by fall damage.
I spawned at my bed, my home, got my best bow, some required stuff (arrow for example, we ran out of arrows just before i die) and i started sprinting towards portal.
And while i was going, i dont exactly remember how but, both my bro and cousin died. I guess endermen killed cou and when bro is left alone without arrows he had no chance againist the dragon with a sword.
I was alone, running towards portal with some missing items because of hurry. When i arrived, they told me they took all towards down and it has only little hp. Now the legendary part is coming.
I jumped to portal without thinkin. Get to surface i yelled "Ender dragooooooon!!!!" He was standing on bedrocks and started flying towards me just like i wanted. I pulled my legendary bow, aimed to his head.. He died in a single shot because i shot him on head and this gives bonus damage, you can read this at wiki.
And then xp s everywhere, but some of them fell to portal sadly.. but i was a legend hero anymore. I killed the ender dragon.
I hope you enjoyed my story, im stranger to forum and this is my first post. I gave my time to write all these, i will enjoy if you do some +1 or stuff.
State yourself at comments, ask for ideas, tactics, survival tips. You have a survival master standing here. I will tell rest of my story - adventure of 3 hero with shulkers- if anyone is interested.
The last time I slayed the Ender Dragon was on the PS3, many years ago. I have been playing on PC Java Edition (I use linux) for some time now and am also questing to slay the Ender Dragon, in Hardcore world, no cheats, no debug screen.
I remember on the PS3 I needed good armor, and most important feather falling with a good sword and bow. I guess the difference now is there is a cage
on one or more of the crystals that have to be destroyed, forcing you to climb up to destroy it.
I am not close to getting to the End yet, I have enough Blaze Rods now, and have to hunt a bunch of Endermen now so I can make Eyes of Ender to first find then activate the End Portal. But It is exciting to again Quest for the Dragon. I have failed 6 times already, but am going strong in the current world.
Only ever fought the dragon once - dies nine times. I was on my own and I have the pvp skills of a dead fish (I'm 53 - glacial reaction times). Eventually I think the dragon took pity on me and landed in the centre and just stayed there whilst I wailed away with my sword. When I finally killed it I was so happy I looked straight at an enderman and died again.
At some point I'm going to try again in this new world. The lure of Elytra and shulker boxes is just too strong.