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How to Use Minecraft Realms

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avatar nalyr00
Level 19 : Journeyman Warrior
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Hey PMC! This is my first blog and it's about how to use the recently added Minecraft Realms feature. To start, let me tell you guys what MC realms is. Basically MC realms is an easy to use Minecraft server hosting tool. You can purchase subscriptions in game  and the only thing you need is a bank account and a credit card. Currently you can choose from three subscription lengths:
1 month, 3 months, and 6 months. One month costs about thirteen dollars but if you're looking for a longer subscription I would reccomend a 3 month or 6 month subscription for a better use of your money. Once you have realms set up re-open Minecraft and click the realms button and your new server should appear there. To invite people to your server press the confugure button and the player list should appear just type in their user name and they should be able to hop on as soon as they see the invite. In the configure menu you can also reset the world, switch the map temporarily to a minigame, and switch the name and description of the realm.

Minigames: As I mentioned before, you can temporarily switch the map to a minigame. You have a choice between Cake Defense, Autospleef, Blocks V.S Zombies, Dash of Doom, and The Walls. If I missed one please tell me in the comments. To start a minigame click configure and press "switch to minigame" and select the game you want. The only game that doesn't require two people is Cake Defense but you will still want to play with a friend. Once you're done with your minigame go back to the configure menu and press "end minigame" to switch back to your regular map.

I hope you found this useful! Feel free to diamond if this tutorial helped you! =D
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06/01/2014 7:05 pm
Level 42 : Master Engineer
zhbrzgx
Good tutorial, but you  could add info for stuff like the minigames and templates.
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06/03/2014 6:53 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Warrior
nalyr00
Will do thanks.
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05/23/2014 9:56 am
Level 27 : Expert Fisherman
katsRfun
I have a server... i own it with my brother steelerz7 and im REALLY geeky when it comes to computers... but i did NOT know that...
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05/22/2014 9:20 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Warrior
nalyr00
This tutorial is for people like me who are real noobs at techy stuff like setting up servers with bukkit and stuff like that I actually found realms fairly useful
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05/22/2014 5:22 pm
Level 22 : Expert Architect
TehEpicKewlioness
Totally random picture. Just saying xD
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05/22/2014 5:15 am
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
ThatEazyRider
Wouldn't it be cheaper (free) to just home-host your own Bukkit sevrer? Plus it'd be easier.
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05/22/2014 9:49 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
2MuchPie
Would it be cheaper; yes. Does everyone know how to port forward? Certainly not.
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05/22/2014 11:41 am
Level 1 : New Network
AlternateRT
The server would also be to far for your friend (or whoever it is you want to play with) to connect to it
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05/22/2014 1:00 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Nerd
Irish
You're thinking of LAN, not Bukkit
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