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Minecraft realms. | Good or bad? *Pop reel*

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I'm guessing you've heard about "minecraft realms." If not, it's a new addon in minecraft that allows you to buy a server to play on with your friends. Making the server does not include portforwarding/tricky stuff like that, no this server is created within mojang.

A minecraft realms server is 24/7, as long as the player is online, with only invited players to join your server. Up to 20 players are able to be invited and up to 10 can actually join at one time.

Pros:
24/7
No portforwarding, configure ips or LAN networks to have to deal with
Play with only your friends
Wil be on minecraft pocket edition

No size restriction on your world
Export minecraft maps
Regular world saves/backups
Command blocks


Cons:
No texture packs
No mod packs
Not all admin commands, however you still get most of them
If you want to host a massive server for the public, you can not do that with minecraft realms
Only 10 players at a time
Only 20 players invited
$13.00 per month

Prices:
$13.00 for 1 month*

$35.00 for 3 months*
$62.00 for 6 months*
*Prices may change

My personal opinion is that minecraft realms is
 not a server, but a survival world where people can join it. I do think minecraft realms is good and all but they should make it so that more than 20 people can join and invitations are optional. Otherwise this is a very good idea and a great improvement for minecraft.

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If I've missed anything or gotten anything incorrect please notify me in the comments. Let me hear your opinions!

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08/12/2014 9:32 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Sailor
Ivanm101
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They should make it cheaper!
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08/15/2014 6:55 am
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RiaBird4Eva
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I agree.
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07/02/2014 10:00 am
Level 35 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
MinecraftGurl11
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I trust minecraft realms cuz well the makers of minecraft did make it and i can trust them.  I hate that you cannot add plugins tho :/
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07/04/2014 6:03 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Geek
RiaBird4Eva
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Yeah... it'll probaly be added tho.
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11/19/2015 9:19 pm
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Bayside308
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If they ever release the modding API, I'm sure you'll be able to. However, you won't ever be able to add bukkit plugins, as they require bukkit or spigot, and despite Mojang being involved in Bukkit, they will only run vanilla.

Nice post though :)

-Bayside308
Edit: I would add "Easy Connection" to the pros, as there is a special button.
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06/28/2014 12:00 pm
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tallsan
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I think its a good idea. It's probably the safest and most secure way to host a server.
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06/28/2014 7:05 am
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Fureniku
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$13/month is VERY expensive for what they offer. When realms was first announced I imaged for a 20-slot it'd be somewhere around $2.50...

Before anyone mentions profit, honestly I thought the original idea was designed to draw in new users- a form of advertising, so they'd just be breaking even with it. But even at $2.50/month on a hosted service which would need maybe 500mb top, they'd be making ~$0.30/month profit from EACH server. That number adds up.
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06/28/2014 4:55 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Narwhal
SoTotallyLittlecake
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I agree. It may be safe but there are many other safe server hosting sites and applications that are much cheaper and allow a lot more.
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07/29/2014 2:09 pm
Level 47 : Master Blacksmith
bowbuilder
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you can also use evalve this is free and "safe" and also easy
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06/28/2014 10:40 am
Level 26 : Expert Geek
KeyLimeSlime
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Yeah, why would a million dollor company need more money?
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