Minecraft multiplayer can get a bit chaotic at times, especially when playing on Anarchy servers or servers where item theft is allowed.
If this is the case, players need to get a little crafty about how they hide their most valuable items to avoid losing them.
Fortunately, savvy players in the Minecraft community have been able to come up with intriguing ways to hide their valuables. Each method is different and a player will eventually want to use the method that best suits him or her (or their situation).
While there are countless ways to hide your items in the game, there are certainly some methods worth focusing on. Many of these tricks should only take a few moments to perform and should keep your precious items safe for the foreseeable future.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer
Using a hidden door, lava bath and 3 other awesome Minecraft tricks to hide your valuable items
1) Barrels under chests
Ever since barrels do not require much space to open, they can be hidden exceptionally well. In addition, they go well with other wooden blocks, which can be quite useful.
For a simple trick of hiding items, players can try placing a chest or double chest, but placing a barrel underneath. The probability of the vessel being seen when the chest is present is quite low, although it is not zero.
That is why it is also a good idea to use other logs to make the barrel blend in nicely with the environment.
2) Hidden door trick
With the correct type of door in their inventory, players can create an attractive place to hide their items.
To do this, players must place a door in the corner of their hideout and make sure the lever is pointing away from the corner. When the door is opened, they will find that it rests flat against a wall.
Players can place storage chests or barrels behind this wall, and the door will keep them hidden when opened.
For optimal results, players should use doors that do not have windows, such as spruce, dark oak, birch, or warped/red doors. This keeps looters from looking through the windows built into the door to see someone’s hidden items.
3) Item Frame hidden door
Unbeknownst to some Minecraft players, item frames can emit a redstone signal when the item is turned into it.
With some redstone dust, a comparator and a few pistons, players can create a hidden door on a wall or floor. This door will only open if the item in the frame is facing a certain direction.
It’s not often that looters and thieves think about manipulating an item frame unless they are well versed in finding hidden loot.
While this Minecraft device may seem quite daunting, it is easier than it looks. In just a few moments, a room full of precious items will be well hidden and accessible only with proper rotation in the item frame.
4) Hide under a lava bath
When many Minecraft players see a pool of lava, they tend to avoid it unless they have to put some lava in a bucket. For this reason, lava baths are a great way to hide items.
After a pool of lava is completely drained, players can place a chest or double chest in the ground where the lava once was. Once that is accomplished, they can refill the area with lava.
Lava will not set fire to chest blocks in Minecraft, so players must be able to drain the lava and access their items if necessary. It takes some time, but most thieves won’t think twice about looking for hidden stash near a lava bath.
5) The Farmland Method:
This method is far from flawless, but it can work well in a sparsely populated area in Minecraft. The process is simple, but it ideally uses just a single chest rather than a double one.
Players must bury their chest a block deep and surround it with blocks of grass before placing a block of grass on top. The better they can mix the top grass block with the surrounding blocks, the better it will deceive potential thieves.
To access the chest, Minecraft players can use a garden hoe to turn one of the grass blocks around the chest into a farmland. There should be a small opening through which players can access their items.