Some people are not big fans of altering or cheating in games. But I look at it more as game…improvement, if you will. Although I really enjoy them, I don’t have a lot of time to play games like Minecraft, which are huuuuge time sucks. You sit down and start playing, and the next time you look at the clock, five hours have gone by and you’ve missed at least one meal. Which means I do use a few tricks to help me better use my time, but only when I am playing on my own. Nothing too obvious or that would be an incredibly unfair advantage (this is my one gripe with invincibility). Here are a few that I use on and off when I have time to play but not enough time to deal with some of the nonsense and monotony.
For example, unbreakable tools. This means less time mining and building tools because they never wear down or break. It isn’t too hard to do, and there are plenty of youtube videos out there to show you how. If you already have an inventory editor, you can change the “damage” value to a negative number and that will work, too. I don’t really feel like this one is a big deal because all I am really doing is saving myself some time. I don’t do anything else with it, except keep my tools safe. Highly recommend.
XRay mod… It is time consuming to always be looking for the more valuable materials, and it can be really difficult. If you use an XRay mod, you can see special ore blocks that will save you tons of time so that you can get everything you need quickly and easily. Yes it is a distinct advantage but oh man does it make life easier. I cut the amount of time I need to play in half with this. Well, I’ll be honest. I actually spend the same amount of time playing, I just don’t have to spend as much of that time mining. There’s so much about this online that you should have no problem figuring out how to do it.
Radar mods. Again, I really only use this as a time saver, if I am looking for someone specific or avoiding mobs and the like. A mod like RadarBro will give you icons for anything you will run across, and you can tag allies so they’ll show up. It can be invaluable if you are lost or in a new area and trying to hook up with a friend. Or if you just don’t feel like dealing with mobs or other enemies.
So there you have it. Just a few things to make things easier for you but doesn’t always make other players angry or give you too much of an advantage. I like to look at it as being more informed than the average player… use only in single player mode. If you are going to be on a multi-player server, either turn all mods off or clear it with the other players first. It’s a different type of community, so act accordingly.