The gate in the world of Minecraft is one of the most functional blocks. They can be used to equip a cattle corral, make a loophole or create a secret passage. Like normal doors, they can be activated by a redstone signal.
Why do we need a gate in Minecraft?
The gate (or wicket) was created specifically to provide adjustable passages in fences. They are just above one block, which prevents most animals and monsters from jumping over them. Players usually use gates to set up pets. In some cases, they are used to decorate windows or create relatively protected loopholes. When closed, the gates block the passage of any creatures, except for those who can jump high (this applies to horses and spiders). In the open - do not interfere with the passage of any creatures and player.
The fence, like the gate, practically no one can jump over. That is why they are fenced with pens with pets in order to protect them from the attacks of aggressive monsters.
The gate cannot be broken by aggressive monsters such as skeletons or zombies, but can be destroyed by a close detonation of the creeper. At the same time, the same zombies and skeletons break wooden doors quite easily at a high level of difficulty. Therefore, experienced players prefer to use the gate, taking into account that it takes even less resources than a regular door. In addition, the gate allows you to view the space in front of it. Doors do not provide such an opportunity.
How to build a gate?
To create a gate, you will need sticks and blocks of planks. These resources are easy to get even at the very beginning of the game, since trees grow almost everywhere. Find the nearest tree, disassemble its trunk into blocks of wood by holding the left mouse button. Note that your range is only three blocks.
Open the character window, find a crafting (or item creation) slot. It is a two-by-two block space where different materials can be placed. Place blocks of wood in one of the slots to get planks. Then fill all four slots with planks, this will give you a workbench.
The fence is often used to create decorative lanterns and window decoration. In the latter case, it is an excellent replacement for more expensive glass.
Place the workbench on the ground, open it. Place two planks on top of each other to create sticks. Sticks are one of the basic materials. Almost all tools are created with their help. Now place the sticks along the edges of the bottom two horizontal lines and place the boards in the center cells. This will give you the gate. To make the fence this gate should fit into, fill the bottom two-thirds of the crafting area with sticks.