I’m preaching to the choir here, but Minecraft can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the fun parts of Minecraft are interspersed by moments that some players find not so fun – like collecting resources and mining for rare diamonds.
When you first start playing Minecraft, even the most boring tasks can feel like an adventure. Exploring the world is a joy in itself, and who cares if you have to collect 20,000 blocks of ore for your special building?
But let’s face it: after collecting the 20,000th block of ore, colleting resources can start to feel a bit tedious. That’s something that the Minecraft Minions mod wants to change.
With Minecraft Minions, players can summon minions to do their bidding. That ‘bidding’ can include tasks like:
-Follow players around
-Be sent to places
-Chop down entire forests and collect wood
-Carry you and other players (and even animals) around
-Dig mineshafts that even include a stairwell
-Dig custom spaces both above ground and underground (customized by players)
-Mine ore veins that players point out
-Strip mine intelligently for resources
-Transfer inventory items to you or drop inventory items at a location of the player’s choosing.
As you can imagine, having minions can be very useful. You can save a lot of time and use that time to do more useful things. It’s like being the foreman of a massive construction site. You get people to do the hard work for you while you sit back and make sure everything is being built according to schedule.
I like Minecraft Minions because it doesn’t feel like cheating. You’re not giving yourself thousands of ore blocks or duplicating items. Instead, you’re just telling other people to do work that you already know how to do. The work isn’t completed instantly. Instead, like anything, it takes time.
If you need some help completing routine chores and tasks – or if you’re just tired of collecting all those resources – then the Minecraft Minions mod is a mod that will help you relax.
How to install Minecraft Minions for Minecraft 1.6
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download Minecraft Minions from this forum thread
Step 3) Drag and drop the Minions .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start playing and enjoy!