Minecraft Servers – Things to Be Aware Of

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minecraft bannerAlthough you could lead your Minecraft life just sticking to local multiplayer or even by yourself, the variety and size of Minecraft hosting servers is rather astonishing and they offer everything but dull and boring experience. These servers are tailored to provide you almost every gaming experience imaginable: mini games where snowballs and shovels become weapons; players fighting players or a fraction of players fighting another fraction; competing with other players who will build the coolest structure etc. 

In general, even the simplest Minecraft servers are worth considering, although, in essence, they are just giant creative/survival maps with a few tweaks layered over top. In case of a more sophisticated server, players are offered everything from thematic overhauls to mini games. Simply put, more complex Minecraft servers turn this game into a whole new experience. Since most players are likely to invest some time into a server once they’ve selected one, knowing what they’re getting into is rather important. So, before you make a decision, make sure that the server you would like to join isn’t missing features you want.

When picking a server, there are some terms to be aware of: “griefing” or “whitelist”. What does it mean? In Minecraft, players “hurt” each other in combats inside or outside of sanctioned areas, plus they can destroy the things they’ve built. Most servers don’t allow “griefing” and have measures specifically in place to prevent it. When it comes to “whitelist” servers, they require players to formally register and set up accounts in order to play. “Griefing” and similar harassment are quite rare on “whitelist” Minecraft servers, because of the fact that they are tightly policed.  Anyway, even “griefing”-tolerant servers don’t tolerate real-world type of harassment such as racial slurs.

You need to get a general sense of the Minecraft server by reading its listings before you choose the one for you. Nevertheless, there are some other metrics you should consider. So, visit YouTube to check “seed spotlights” and  join the Minecraft-related forums to get a more closer sense of the server before playing. This is especially important step if you’re considering donating the the Minecraft server later on.

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