My friend is new to Minecraft, and though he has understood the basics of gameplay, he still doesn’t understand the point of the nether.
In simple terms, how can I describe the benefits of the nether?
These are all good answers, but they seem to be tailored to more advanced Minecraft players, and you wanted a KISS answer. (Keep it Simple Stupid)
The Nether is neccesary if your ever wish to craft potions, slay any of the bosses, and\or have access to some other unique things.
The Nether can also be convienently used to travel great (overworld) distances in a short amount of time.
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