3 Reasons Why I Enjoy Playing Minecraft

If any gamer knows about any game, there is probably a high chance of that gamer instantly recognizing the well known and populous game known as Minecraft. With over 15,000,000 users who have bought the game, it’s undeniable that Minecraft must hold some form of essence that attracts old and new gamers alike.

So here ye, here ye! I present to you, the three reasons why I enjoy playing Minecraft.

1) The Opportunity to Expel & Explore Our Lusciously, Creative Minds!

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Minecraft is what people call a sandbox game. A sandbox game is where the environment of a game allows the player to roam freely and freely choose how to respond to the surrounding environment. This way, every player’s reaction to the environment and vice-versa is unique. Don’t worry. If you didn’t understand that, just know that in Minecraft, you’re free to cut down trees and build a house out of it without anyone telling you what to do.

By default Minecraft offers two game modes, “survival” and “creative”. Survival is where you need to survive. In the day, you go can go hunting, fishing, building, or mining. But once the sun has set and it’s nighttime, these creatures known as “creepers” will come out to hunt you and kill you. So that is where the name“survival” comes in for this gamemode.

Where creative mode is the entire opposite. In creative, you don’t need to survive. You’re free to explore, fly and create the most wondrous of creations that lie deep in the depths of your mind without any “creepers” bothering you.

So due to all this freedom, you can play the game however you want. If you’re in creative mode, you can build a house with a top of the line security system. But if you’re in survival mode, you can go on adventures into the sand dunes of the desert and encounter the most luscious greens of the forests.

Basically, where ever you set your eyes of imagination to be, you can do so in Minecraft.

2) The Diverse Amount of Games & Activities

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Another great benefit to the wondrous freedom that Minecraft offers is diversity. What I mean by this is that since you can create whatever however you want to in Minecraft, this allows to create custom adventure maps and games for you and your friends to play.

So it can be a Capture the Flag map, a battlefield, or even an arena.

But if you’re too lazy to build  and create (Like me sometimes! Open-mouthed smile) and you just want to play, there are several servers out there that allow you to do so much more. Trust me, if you’re a newb (or new) to Minecraft, you’ll be amazed by all the different kinds of servers out there. Some offer PVP games such as the hunger games or factions. While others give you the opportunity to build with your friends. Here are some websites that’ll list most available Minecraft servers:

http://www.planetminecraft.com/resources/servers/

http://minecraft-server-list.com

http://minecraftservers.org

As well as some of my personal favorites:

MC.Uberminecraft.com – This server offers a great variety of games. Including hunger games, skyblock, and many others.

hub.worldofkeralis.com If you’re looking for some inspiration in order to achieve the creation or build of your dreams, this server offers a great deal of wondrous and jaw-dropping creations. From modern mountain house to some nice cottages.

us.mineplex.com – This server offers unique games. Such as my personal favorite, ‘Super Paintball.’

Regardless, not only can you create in Minecraft. But you can bend that creation into the art and shape of whatever your will maybe.

3) Redstone Engineering

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For some, this reason may not seam reasonable. But for me, I absolutely love it. If you love to engineer, program, or think in ways of logic, Minecraft offers that. You know those strands of wires and circuits that exist in our real world? Well Minecraft offers an alternative. It’s called redstone.

Redstone is basically the Minecraft alternative to an electrical wire. With the redstone wires, repeaters or comparators, you can engineer such greats feats of engineering. Basically, you can engineer your own form of technology in Minecraft.

There is also this special block in Minecraft called a Command Block. Basically, a command Block allows you to type in a command in the console (Kind of like code). Then, you can use that block and engineer it with your Redstone contraption. Basically, the command Block offers you the opportunity to add that nice little of code for you programmers.

Conclusion

So yes, those are my three reasons of why I enjoy playing Minecraft. I have the opportunity to freely explore and adventure my environment. As well as the opportunities to create and engineer some great feats of personal achievement.

So what about you? Do you play Minecraft? What do you enjoy about Minecraft? And even if you don’t play, does Minecraft seem to pull your attention? Why or why not?

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Game Review – Minecraft

What is Minecraft? Where Did it Come From?

Minecraft is a sandbox game originally developed by Swedish programmer, Markus Persson, also known as “Notch.” On June 1st, 2009, Markus quits his job as an established game developer to create his own game.

For a while, Markus was playing a game called Infiminer, developed by Zachtronic Industries. The game was designed for you to collect resources in order to gain points for your team. Simple really.

Unfortunately, the game was discontinued. However, this game inspired Markus to develop his own game a few weeks later. He reused the concept of building blocks from Infiminer and creativity itself to be the basis for his game.

On May 17, 2009, Markus released the first release for a whole new beginning for the world of gaming. Over time, the game has gained huge popularity and has become on of the top indie-games in the industry. This game eventually became to what we know as of today, Minecraft.

Here’s What I Think…

When I first started the game, the interface was very simple. Nothing special or too fancy. It just gave you a nice, warm, and welcoming feel. Which is really nice, especially for beginners because in most other games, there would be buttons all over the screen. Each with their own special little feature. Which can be pretty overwhelming for a beginner and could take a while to master. But, Minecraft just keeps it nice and simple so you can get straight to the action.

I’ve also been enjoying the gameplay lately. I enjoy the survival and creative modes in the game. In survival, you basically have to survive. Which really satisfies me that I get to explore the Minecraft world and do things that your parents won’t let you do. Like going hunting in the forest or even riding on a pig!

In creative, you basically get to be your own creative mind. The game will give you all the blocks it can offer, you just have to make something out of it. I’ve created a tree-house, mansion, and a few apartments. For me, it’s really fun to do it block by block. Especially if you can do it with your friends.

But what is also nice is that the developers of this game tried to put some realism into the game. For example, the fact that fire won’t burn on dirt. Or that it’s easier to mine sand than it is to mine stone. The game actually gives you a real understanding of the real world. (Except mobs, riding pigs, and creepers.)

Another thing I enjoyed about this game were the servers. There was just such a huge variety of servers to choose from online. They’ve got Hunger Games and even Call of Duty! Basically, people download some plugins and texture packs to give you the feel of a Hunger Games arena. Or maybe some action like in Call of Duty. It’s a really fun experience and one that I won’t regret.

But my favorite part of the game is the concept of using building blocks to express your creative mind. The reason why this is my favorite is because it’s just a unique idea. I’ve never seen any game like this before with this concept. Although some creations may not end up so perfect due to this, players have made astonishing creations out of it anyways. For example, people made mansions, dragons, pixel art, and so much more!

Now one major downfall of the game was the graphics. I can see that this is a building-block game, but honestly, the graphics seem very pixelated. One example is the glass block. I don’t really understand why there should be white dots on the glass. But thankfully, the game has a feature called “Texture Packs.” Where you can go online and download a huge selection of textures. Ranging from simplicity to medieval. Hopefully, the game will look into improving the graphics though.

This is an astonishing game that exceeds anything that I could’ve imagined. I’ll give it a 9 out of 10 and would totally recommend it to anyone. I would also like to encourage this for young kids and families because this really offers the family fun and creativity everyone needs.

That’s all guys! Thanks for reading! Please make sure to check out the links below and stay tuned for upcoming posts. See you later!

Official Minecraft Website

Infiminer

YouTube Channel

Minecraft Addict Page