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The History Of Minecraft
Minecraft is an extremely popular game. It is a sandbox game where one moves blocks around to make things such as buildings and go on adventures such as resource gathering, exploring, crafting and even combat. It was developed and published by Mojang. There are several different modes to Minecraft, such as survival, adventure, creative and spectator. Each mode offers different things, such as unlimited resources in creative mode so one can build without limit and custom maps in adventure mode so one can explore the world. Survival mode is not for the faint of heart, as the goal is to collect resources to build and stay healthy.
There have been many updates made for Minecraft, with many changes in each. The latest version, 1.11.2, added rocket flight, iron nuggets, an enchantment for swords and a change to the attack indicator to hint at when to attack. One major version change was the Ender version, which added a lot of new gameplay to Minecraft. Some of the things added in the Ender Update are; dragons, The End and everything that comes with that, igloos, polar bears and strongholds. But that is only the tip of the iceberg, as there was a host of changes with the Ender Update, which brought the version number up to 1.0. The Ender Update also includes the Festive Mash-Up Pack. It is a large update and is absolutely filled with goodies.
The PC version is well-known for its modding scene, as there are a large number of modders out there who mod for Minecraft. The mods available include new gameplay mechanics, assets, and items for the game. Because modding was so popular, Mojang added an application programming interface, or API, to Minecraft to make it easier for the modding community. There are also custom maps, texture packs and many other mods available online for Minecraft. Keep up to date on new mods through the official site, as they tend to highlight some of the newest releases or through the modding sites themselves.
Minecraft has done really well since release in 2011, becoming the second best-selling PC game of all time in 2016. Minecraft really took off in the beta phase, less than a month after its release as a beta, Minecraft had over 1 million purchases. By the end of its first year, Minecraft had sold over 4 million times and had over 16 million registered users. The game now has over 100 million registered users and has sold over 106 million times. Its official release date was 18 November 2011.
Critically Minecraft has been generally well received, especially in regards to the creative freedom users have in-game. There have been some negative reviews, especially concerning the lack of in-game tutorials for new players to learn how to play, though any questions one might have are answered by the vast wiki for Minecraft. Minecraft has also won a lot of awards, typically winning any award it was nominated for. It even placed 6th on Time’s 50 Best Video Games of All Time list in 2016.There is an entire convention dedicated to Minecraft, MineCon. MineCon held the original official release launch and has been going strong ever since. Check the official site for dates and locations. There is also an active forum, where one can see the status of various realms and ask questions when needed – and also find answers. There are tons of tips and tricks in the forums, as well as information on new releases and updates.
Minecraft has a long history of being used in the classroom to teach children and even adults some pretty basic skills, and some not so basic ones. Teachers have used it to teach children core concepts in a variety of subjects, including history, science and language arts. Adults have been taught how to code and use visual programs using Minecraft.
Minecraft is a continuously updated game, either through official releases and patches or through the modding community. Each update brings something new into the world of Minecraft, like flight or new blocks and creatures. There is a vast amount of knowledge in both the support center and the wiki, covering nearly every topic you could ever need to know about. If the wiki doesn’t have the information needed, try the support forum or visa-verse. There are also a host of user run websites available if the answer just isn’t available on the official wiki or support forum. But try the Minecraft official forum before user websites, as there is no guarantee the information is correct on them.