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by RagingFactions » 6/18/2017

This message is directed towards Minecraft, yes Mojang. I am curious why Minecraft accounts cannot be free to the general public, and charge the players instead for the perks in realms. I think this should be the new way that Minecraft operates.
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by Saku123 » 6/18/2017

Can you make it clearer? I cannot understand :?
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by Karrthus » 6/18/2017

because then everyone would play Singleplayer and Mojang/Microsoft wouldn't make any money.

making minecraft free to play would destroy the game as it is and everything they have worked to make it
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by Cookiesz » 6/18/2017

Because if the game was free they wouldn't make any money. They need money to keep working on the game. Minecraft exists because people buy the game. It's pretty self explanatory to me.
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by oxo » 6/18/2017

The whole reason why Minecraft was made is to make money. As they say, money makes the world go round :)
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by GORD3N_Blockbreaker » 6/18/2017

The only reason that you have to pay to download minecraft is so that Mojang can continue to develop it! Minecraft would still be stuck at 1.3 if you didn't have to pay! :lol:
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by RagingFactions » 6/18/2017

But still, not sure why they cant find another way!
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by JakariaYT » 6/18/2017

Because they need money.
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by Azie » 6/18/2017

Aren't realms just a less-customizable version of what user/3rd party servers already are? Why would anyone pay for perks on Realms when there's way better server options out there?

That begs the question "would Microsoft then just decide to make it super difficult to create a server outside of using Realms?" which would probably be an absolute disaster with the uproar that would cause.
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by Cookiesz » 6/19/2017

Azie wrote:Aren't realms just a less-customizable version of what user/3rd party servers already are? Why would anyone pay for perks on Realms when there's way better server options out there?


They are, but I'm sure there is a target audience for realms. Young players, parents, or just people who are just too lazy to make their own servers. It's a good way for Minecraft to earn some money.

RagingFactions wrote:But still, not sure why they cant find another way!

Well what do you think they should do then? I'd love to hear it.
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by sixfootblue » 6/20/2017

RagingFactions wrote:But still, not sure why they cant find another way!


I mean another way would be to embed ads and put much heavier emphasis on microtransactions (DLC/cash items) but with how the game's been established, I'm sure that would cause a good amount of backlash. There's already a handful of people upset about the marketplace implementation.

Things cost money.
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by mincerafter42 » 6/20/2017

Cookiesz wrote:
Azie wrote:Aren't realms just a less-customizable version of what user/3rd party servers already are? Why would anyone pay for perks on Realms when there's way better server options out there?


They are, but I'm sure there is a target audience for realms. Young players, parents, or just people who are just too lazy to make their own servers. It's a good way for Minecraft to earn some money.

RagingFactions wrote:But still, not sure why they cant find another way!

Well what do you think they should do then? I'd love to hear it.

How's this idea?: Mojang sells minicomputers that are entirely dedicated to running your server. You can load your Minecraft world onto it by connecting it to your computer, and it will automatically run your server by connecting to your home network.
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