This question is pretty much a straight manner of opinion and personal preference. I will try to debate this subject with you.
The food, wood, home option is a good solution as you are almost always able to find trees in the world but food can sometimes be more scarce. So if you manage to get some food to last your first few days right off the bat then you will have less chances of starving to death and losing all of you hard work. You could simply get enough food for the first few days, then get wood and build into the side of a hill therefore using none of your wood to build a home (you'll have plenty of spare wood to use for tools then), having food to keep you alive, and having a hidden home (Great idea if playing on an online server).
Wouldn't be too fun if you spent an hour getting wood, and then starved to death and lost all that wood.
but if you have no wood and say you are in a mega desert and it is night if you no shelter mobs will and will be able to get to you. Even with food you will eventually die from damage. And with a wood first you can build a house and then hopefully you can get a apple from a tree and even them most places there are trees there is grass and if you break the grass you get seeds and so on. and with wood first you could find a spider and kill 2 or 3 to get string and then make a fishing rod and fish. only way i see food first is if you are in a extreme ice biome because of the lack of trees.
If you are in a "mega desert" then good luck finding wood anyway. With food you can get a full hunger bar which will constantly regenerate your health so even if you are taking damage if you manage to escape the fight your health with go all the way back up. With food you can guarantee yourself a way to constantly be regaining health so that you can survive almost every single situation. Gaining enough food to survive for your first night will also only take a small amount of time if you have animals nearby and then the rest of your first day you could build your shelter without the worry of starving throughout the night. Even with a full arsenal of weapons you could manage to drop down to one heart and having no food to heal it you would die your next blow, or from a medium fall.
Even if you don't have food say you have healing potions you don't need food then. Wood first because then you could mine coal and make a lot of torches and light up the surrounding area. With torches you can light up a place.
This debate is on "what you should get first in minecraft survival," Emphasis on the word first. There is no legitimate way you would have healing potions this early in the game when you have not even decided whether or not to get wood or food first. You can survive without a shelter and tools. You cannot survive without food.
Reasons for voting decision: i will vote on this debate you guys have put up really good arguments but i have to go for keagan because at the very end of this debate pro brought in healing postions which had nothing to do with the debate and con stated that you can go into a mountain thats the best way to survive in minecraft.
good job for both of your love yo minecraft
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