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Minecraft - pls help a luddite!

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diplodocus Wed 01-Jul-15 18:31:04

DD2 is into minecraft and seems fairly competent. However, at intervals she complains that minecraft seems to automatically flood her worlds with lava and she has no control to stop it - it also moves her about, again without her control and she can't gain control again. She's distraught as she's just lost a world this way that took her weeks to build, but she might as well be talking a foreign language to me. Can anyone suggest what's happening and how we can stop it in the future. She's playing on a Hudl if that helps?
Many thanks

midnightvelvetPart2 Thu 02-Jul-15 17:24:53

OK just asked DS1 smile

Use water or a bucket filled with water & put it in the lava then it turns to obsidian, if in Survival then 3 iron makes a bucket. You can mine obsidian with a diamond pickaxe only.

That's the tide, it drags you wherever its going, either get rid of the lava already there or add more lava until it goes still.

If the game was saved before the lava came then she should be able to get onto a lava'd world as it was before the lava. If it was saved once the lava was there then it has to be built again.

Apparently smile

diplodocus Thu 02-Jul-15 18:40:46

Okay - thanks. It makes absolutely no sense to me, but hopefully will to her! Really appreciate you and your DS taking the time to answer.
Thanks!

CatMilkMan Thu 02-Jul-15 18:44:17

When you say "it moves her about" do you mean the lava moves her when she's in it or the game randomly puts her in different places?

diplodocus Fri 03-Jul-15 13:22:47

apparently it makes her dig down and walk away from her world and she can't turn round / come back. Does that make any sense?

CatMilkMan Fri 03-Jul-15 19:07:49

It does make sense but I'm not sure why it would happen, one button or control will move her and another will make her dig.
I would guess that she is accidentally pushing buttons which are moving her or maybe they are getting stuck.
Check the options and controls and see which buttons do what.
With the problem of lava appearing I would check she is playing in a offline world and make sure she isn't playing on a server.

diplodocus Mon 06-Jul-15 17:24:27

Thanks - maybe it's a problem with her hudl? She's remarkably competent (unlike her mother!) so doubt she's doing it accidentally. Will also check about the server thing.
Really appreciate you offering suggestions.

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