The story of the first world, and RonWilliam's first nether portal.
Here's the story of my first (really 2nd) world in the land of Minecraft beta 1.7.3! (I'm not that new, lol)
Okay, I don't know how to break anything. I thought you had to spam click after watching an MC Alpha tutorial video. So I get a bunch of seeds, and after about an hour of being angry at myself for not punching down the tree, I finally figured out how to puch stuff down. I knew all the wood & stone tool recipes, and the other basic ones from videos. I settle in a cliff on the side of a lake. The main room had very little. I had a ton of staircases with rooms every 10 blocks that had different things. The last one was at bedrock. Then I realized the place sucked, and I moved too a snow biome a found with a ton of flat land near the coast. I made an enormus wooden plank tower, and my first cake. Alright, in an attempt to make my tower floating I burned down the bottom. Except it spreaded everywhere else. So I had a rubble of stuff and a tiny minecart track with a chicken trapped in the minecart (It was experimental, I had no clue how minecarts or redstone worked). Then I made my first Nether portal. So I jump in, with nothing but wood picks for fear of losing stuff. My portal apparently links up to a tiny netherrack floating island above the lava ocean. Ugh. So the idea was too get glowstone and get out. But I had too play on peaceful because ghasts kept making the floating island smaller and smaller. After getting some glowstone I made the crappiest castle ever, and then I started playing exclusively on an old beta 1.7 server (unforunately it went away in beta 1.8) and I think by the time the Adventure Update was out I had made a new world.