I agree with this. What really ruined it for me was firing up my own server that myself and friends could play on. It's still fun, then you want to start an epic building project, so you start using the server commands to give yourself a bunch of free crap.My warning is that SMP ruins you for solo play. It used to be so rewarding to play in my own world. Then my daughter and I found an awesome server but when the updates take it down, we don't play much solo.
You will be fine, I have the 2.4gHz 13" and its great. There really aren't many settings, and it's a very un-demanding game.Hey,
I was thinking of buying Minecraft for my MBP...
I have the 13" 2.66GHz core 2Duo model.. Is that good enough to run Minecraft on the highest settings without any lag?
We are talking games here. Minecraft is demanding for an application, but not very demanding as far as games go. It doesn't even cause my fans to kick on.It's very demanding! Uses up a whole single core on all my multicore computers. It uses a lot of CPU and memory. Not so much GPU.
I agree. My MBP 2.66 can handle it fine but my fans are definitely working overtime. Works fine though!We are talking games here. Minecraft is demanding for an application, but not very demanding as far as games go. It doesn't even cause my fans to kick on.
Yeah, sandbox MMO... no quests, all building and exploration. And you can run your own server. My nephew is flat out addicted to it and spends his time making sure others can't break into his house and steal his stuff.After having my arm twisted, I searched the MR Game forum and resurrected this old Minecraft thread for the purpose of asking just what is this game? Is it basically a sandbox MMO? Are there quests or is it mostly building? Can it be hosted at home and played on a home network? Thanks!
Thanks for sharing!Yeah, sandbox MMO... no quests, all building and exploration. And you can run your own server. My nephew is flat out addicted to it and spends his time making sure others can't break into his house and steal his stuff.
I get it, but I don't get it. My nephew has tried explaining more advanced concepts like building mob grinders. And I think ok... you grind all these mobs, and collect their loot at the end of the chute... and the point of this is?
Just seems like the game is a solution looking for a problem. I don't think I have the itch the game is trying to scratch.
IIRC, you can generate a random world based on a template ('desert', etc) and then mod it from there. Also, I think running your own server allows you to operate in God mode.Thanks for sharing!
Say a couple of people want to play this over a home network. Are there pre-made worlds, must you start from scratch, or your choice? If starting from scratch, I imagine there would be no exploration to speak of. I realize I'd have to play to really see, but it seems like a non-focused environment to hang out in and build stuff. I've heard of mob grinders. I suppose they add a little action into the game? I've watched a couple of videos and it looks like you can arm yourself with an elongated board and whack things with it. Do boards come in different strengths?
I realize the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I'd much rather be in a Skyrim setting than surrounded by blocks. Why not build a realistic environment like Skyrim and turn it into a sandbox? That is what I'd prefer even though, probably, there would be less ability to change the landscape in Skyrim then there would be in a Lego style building- block setting
That was one my most frustrating experiences in the game, getting killed and then respawning in another place and having difficulty finding my way home. I'll have to see if mods are available for the xbox version. My previous experiences with PC vs xBox games is that they won't be. :-\I have never had creepers blow up my house. I don't think they can do it while you sleep.
I always make a fence around my house tho.
I would suggest getting a map add-on, makes it a lot more fun to play.
This way you can set way points on the map, so you can find back to your house when you run around to explore.