This page shows you how to use the guides on this site to reach the end of the game and defeat the final boss. You can also use the achievements system as a sort of built-in walkthrough, but not all of the achievements are necessary.
Build a Shelter
The guide to surviving your first night will get you off to a good start.
Establish Basic Resources
The first thing you’ll need is to secure a source of food.
A simple wheat farm will do the trick - build it underground under torchlight for safety.
It makes sense to also build a safe, underground tree farm.
Once you have wood and food sources underground, you can stay in your mine until you have iron armour and weapons and a bow and arrows. No need to fight monsters n the surface until you’re ready.
Do Some Mining
Your main goal is diamonds, however, and that means mining or exploring deep underground, near bedrock.
Into The Nether
Be sure you are well-equipped first: iron or diamond weapons, and a bow and arrows.
Prepare for the End
Find a Stronghold and activate the End Portal. You may need to spens some time hunting Endermen at this point; that’s OK, you’re well-armed and armoured by now!