Minecraft: Java Edition

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Minecraft
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"Minecraft is the ultimate building game where you can basically choose to do whatever you want to do. Farming, adventuring, building, mining, crafting, contraption building, if you can think of it, you can probably do it in Minecraft."
Genre: Open world sandbox
Platforms: PC (Java Edition)

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Release Date: May 10, 2009 (initial development)

November 18, 2011 (original release date for Java Edition)

Developer: Mojang Studios

4J Studios (Legacy Console Edition)
Other Ocean Interactive (New Nintendo 3DS Edition)

Publisher: Mojang (initially)
Xbox Game Studios (since 2014)
Franchise: Minecraft
Next Game: Minecraft: Story Mode (by release date)

Minecraft Earth (by studio)


Minecraft is a sandbox building game created and developed by Markus "Notch" Persson.

Why It Rocks

  1. Completely open world which you can modify at will, allowing you to make your own structures and buildings.
  2. The biggest point of gameplay is the crafting system. It allows you to make armor, weapons, tools, defenses, and materials for constructing houses and buildings like mansions.
  3. Two major game styles; Creative and Survival. Survival makes the character mortal and requires the player to gain resources before nightfall to defend himself/herself from dangerous creatures. Creative makes the player immortal and grants him/her unlimited resources to do anything he/she pleases.
    • There are three additional modes that are all fun in their own ways: Adventure Mode is perfect for creating challenging survival-oriented maps because tools are required to mine anything. Hardcore Mode adds a good deal of difficulty to the game, perfect for players who love a challenge. Spectator Mode allows you to sift through blocks and see through the eyes of mobs; some mobs (such as Creepers) have unique shaders in effect when seeing through their eyes.
  4. Once defeating Endermen and going to the Nether you can find a stronghold and place Eyes of Ender on a portal to go into the End, you can fight an Ender Dragon. Defeating the Ender Dragon gives you access to the End Islands where you can find things such as Shulker enemies which you can defeat to gain Shulker shells which are used to craft a block with an inventory which is not dropped when destroyed, allowing you to carry additional items with you. But this isn’t simple, these tasks are hard and require planning.
  5. You can build farms to grow renewable resources such as potatoes, sugar canes, and cactus, which is the good thing. Additionally, you can also hoard cows, sheep, pigs, and other animals in a pen and breed and harvest them for resources such as wool, beef, and leather.
  6. After obtaining 10 or 14 blocks of obsidian you can build a portal to the Nether, which is a dimension where lava is all over the place and more demonic creatures spawn.
    1. With the latest update overhauling the Nether, the dimension has now improved and recieved new additions such as pigmen villagers hostile to those not wearing gold but can trade with ones who wear them, Striders creatures that walk on lava and are able to be equipped with saddles, Netherite, and biomes!
  7. They added VR support for consoles for free.[1][2]
  8. The game gets updated frequently to keep it up to date and add new features, blocks, and mobs.
    • And speaking of features, some of the features originally from Bedrock Edition get ported in the Java Edition, such as grass paths and beetroots.
  9. It has a huge amount of mods, which range from adding additional biomes, adding machines which run on electricity, automation of farms, more monsters, more food types, additional dimensions, going to other planets in the galaxy, a mini-map, and computers which run .lua scripts.
  10. Nice and relaxing soundtrack composed by C418. Lena Raine (composer of Celeste) also composed new music for the Nether Update.
  11. The game costs money, but Notch stated that he won't care if you pirate it. Also, he is a member of the Swedish Pirate Party.[3]
  12. Spawned many merchandising, such as action figures, items, themes, and even a LEGO theme.
  13. Creepers, while annoying, are a big identity seal for the game.
  14. The game's success influenced to the creation of spin-offs as Minecraft: Story Mode, Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons. There is even a Feature Movie in production.[4]
  15. Unlike Bedrock Edition, whose sole PC version is on Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store, Java Edition is playable on macOS, Linux, and Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10. Also, while Bedrock Edition is always updated to the latest version, it is possible to play and run servers for older versions of Java Edition, although some features are not available in earlier versions of the game, such as Realms.
  16. You can actually customise and wear mob skin, mostly Villager, Zombie, Enderman and Creeper.
    • On the topic of Zombie and Enderman, these skins are also included Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  17. The Bedrock Edition is for the most part faithful to the original Java Edition and contains all features that the original has.

Bad Qualities

  1. Even though the map is very large, it can get boring pretty easily, due to the fact that there aren't a lot of things to see.
  2. Sometimes, if you enter in a dark cave, you will hear a extremely disturbing eerie sound (cave sound), which can be nightmare inducing. Thankfully, however, both versions of Minecraft allow you to turn this off in settings.
  3. The Java Edition of the game obviously requires Java to run, which is notorious for being unsecured and slow, often bringing even the most powerful PCs to their knees despite the graphics looking like they can run on the original Pentium.
    • Newer versions of the Minecraft: Java Edition launcher have added a specific version of Java optimized for that edition of the game so it can run faster and also allow you to uninstall Java from the computer.
      • It can give you an error message while updating the native launcher.
  4. The game started to go downhill in 2014 when Microsoft purchased Mojang and Minecraft. Even Markus Persson, the creator of the game, tweeted that he's disappointed with the new updates commercial-wise.
    • However, after the release of 1.14 update and the 1.11.0 update of the Bedrock Edition, it started to get popular again.
  5. Only three bosses (The Ender Dragon, The Wither and the Elder Guardian).
  6. Most redstone creations become affected by new updates, causing them to break and become unusable.
  7. Over time, they have removed a few features loved by the community, including the rose being replaced by the poppy in the 1.7.2 release.
    • And worse, Mojang was going to change the off hand so that players would no longer be able to attack or place blocks with it.[5] Fortunately, they later retracted this idea due to how much the community hated this change.
  8. Java Edition is not cross-compatible with Bedrock Edition platforms. However, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is.
    • Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition was free if you already had Minecraft: Java Edition, however, this offer ended in April 2020.
    • There is no Bedrock Edition on Mac and Linux.

Gameplay tips

  • Using a Shulker Box to carry more stuff is good and all, but that can't be crafted until you reach the End Cities. Another way to increase your storage capacity is to carry an Ender Chest and a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment to break the Ender Chest (an Ender Chest is only dropped upon breaking with a pickaxe with a Silk Touch enchantment, pickaxes without the Silk Touch enchantment breaks it and causes it to only drop Obsidian). Opening an Ender Chest will access a separate inventory associated to your player, not to the block itself, meaning you can access the same inventory from a different Ender Chest. When your inventory is full or you want to dump stuff out of your inventory place the Ender Chest, then open it, then break it with the pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment when you're done. Using this trick can allow you to carry 25 more slots of inventory..
  • NEVER dig straight down or straight up. Digging straight down carries the risk of falling from a high place, as any fall from 23 blocks or greater is fatal unless you land in water. When digging straight up, you can either end up suffocating from gravity-affected blocks such as gravel or sand, drowning, or swimming in lava.

Reception

Minecraft received universal acclaim, and is often considered one of the best games of all time.

It has sold 200 million copies, being the best-selling video game of all time.

Trivia

  • The surface area of the game world is seven times bigger than Earth's surface, at 30,000,000 blocks or meters wide and long, and 256 blocks tall. It is so large you cannot save the entire world on a hard disk. The legacy console editions have a much more limited world size due to save file size restrictions set by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, and range from 864x254x864 to 5172x254x5172 with the maximum size depending on the console and the actual size of the world chosen by the player. This excludes the new edition of Minecraft on Xbox One, called Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and simply referred to as Minecraft, which is the same edition as the one on iOS, Android, and Windows 10, which have the full world size of 30,000,000 blocks wide and long and 254 blocks tall, or 256 blocks wide and long and 127 blocks tall if selected.
  • Mike Matei did a really funny review with Inspector Gadget on the game, we wouldn't have this fantastic video without brown bricks with Minecrap.[6]
  • There is a PewDiePie-themed resource pack known as the PewDiePack.[7]
  • Steve, along with Alex, Zombie and Enderman, have joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[8]

References

  1. [1], Listing on the Oculus Rift Store
  2. [2], Minecraft Adds PS VR support This Month
  3. [3], Piracy is Theft? Ridiculous. Lost Sales? They Don’t Exist, Says Minecraft Creator
  4. [4], The movie's Minecraft Wiki article
  5. [5], Forum post about the supposed update by a fan
  6. [6], Minecraft with Gadget
  7. [7], Link to the PewDiePack
  8. [8], Minecraft Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Comments


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Hookuai

18 months ago
Score 10
Creeper, aw man
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Space0720

18 months ago
Score 2
So we back in the mine
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Glitchedblood

18 months ago
Score 2
Got our pickaxe swinging from side to side
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Space0720

17 months ago
Score 1
Side, side to side
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ACoolBlaze5

16 months ago
Score 1
This task a grueling one
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Toon

16 months ago
Score 2
Hope to find some Diamonds tonight, night night!
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Thagure2010

15 months ago
Score 1
Diamonds tonight
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FloofyCottonCandy

14 months ago
Score 1
Heads up, you hear a sound...
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Akash The Nintendo Guy

13 months ago
Score 1
turn around and look up. total shock fills your body
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Anonymous user #1

12 months ago
Score 2 You
Oh no it's you again
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GrammarFixer

11 months ago
Score 1
I could never forget those eyes eyes
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Toppy

10 months ago
Score 1

eyes, eyes eyeseyes eyes

cause baby tonight
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WheresMyPotato

10 months ago
Score 1
the creeper's tryna steal our stuff again, stuff again
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Glitchedblood

10 months ago
Score 2
Cause baby tonight
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Toppy

10 months ago
Score 1

go grab your pick shovel and bolt again

bolt againgain
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WheresMyPotato

10 months ago
Score 1
so run run run til its done done done
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UndertaleGamer1000

10 months ago
Score 1
Until the Sun Sun comes up in the mornin'
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The7Guy

one month ago
Score 1
Cause baby tonight
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Bigpotato1214

5 days ago
Score 0
i like pocket edition because i use it on a ipad not a puny phone screen
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NamelessCrafter64

15 months ago
Score 0
Building bricks with Minecrap.
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RTL101

15 months ago
Score 0
Psssss - BOOM !
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Akash The Nintendo Guy

13 months ago
Score 2
My favorite game is on this wiki.
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Levi191

12 months ago
Score 0
Minecraft PE lite was shitty in my opinion
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Anonymous user #1

12 months ago
Score 0 You
better than fortnite
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KalloFox34

3 months ago
Score 1
Almost anything is better than Fortnite.
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RexLouis

one month ago
Score 0
Can somebody put Fortnite in Crappy Games Wiki?
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Danirabbid

one month ago
Score 0
Anta Baka!? There are rules that say that Fortnite is way too divisive to be on either of these wikis.
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Glitchedblood

12 months ago
Score 0
"Do you know what my favorite thing to do in Minecrap? I love building brown bricks with Minecrap!" Minecraft With Gadget, Cinemassacre
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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
Score 0 You
I actually like this game very much, and i don't care what people say about Story Mode, i enjoy most Minecraft related stuff, and this game is one of my favorites as well
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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
Score 4 You
I hope Minecraft:dungeons is added to this wiki
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Paprika

11 months ago
Score 4
Believe it or not, Minecraft just hit 200 million copies. It's been over a decade but the game is still going strong.
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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
Score 2 You
oh yes
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TriNguyen12348

10 months ago
Score 1
Yay!
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My favorite game
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Rendy4ever

10 months ago
Score 0
this Actually had A story mode installment! :D
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
Score 0 You
Will Minecraft Dungeons be on AGW or CGW?
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Trevor807

9 months ago
Score 0
We may have to wait and see. If it causes too much drama, we might blacklist it from both wikis.
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KalloFox34

3 months ago
Score 0
I dunno, but I personally found it decent.
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
Score 0 You
I love this game and I played it all the time.
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LeroyManTheFirst

8 months ago
Score 1
PewDiePie is gonna make this popular again!
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SporeShroom2007

6 months ago
Score 13

boi

SteveSmash.JPG
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ItMeansNothing

6 months ago
Score 5
We did it bois. Steve is in Smash.
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Paprika

6 months ago
Score 1
Boi
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MeMeGuYWasLost

6 months ago
Score -1
UCFSW will go apeshit when they hear this.
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Grammar guy

2 months ago
Score 0
Well, this must be aquard for Sony because they had to lend Solid Snake for everyone to be here.
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HETMAN

4 months ago
Score 1
cave sounds
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HETMAN

4 months ago
Score 0
PPPPPPPPSSSS BBBBBOOOOOMMM
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PuppetFire

4 months ago
Score 0
I played Minecraft since alpha
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KalloFox34

3 months ago
Score 2

IMO:

Pre-Classic to Infdev: Early Age

Alpha to Beta: Golden Age

1.0 to 1.8: Silver Age

1.9 to 1.12: Dark Age

1.13 onward: Renaissance Age
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FightFireWithFire

3 months ago
Score 4

Microsoft: Yikes, people pirated your game! Notch, take legal action now!

Notch: nah, I honestly don't care about piracy at all. Besides, I am a Swedish Pirate Party member.

Microsoft: u wot m8
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No bias

one month ago
Score 0

"Fortnite bad Minecraft good"

-Redditors

(Yes I hate Redditors)
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TheShinyLucarioMaster

27 days ago
Score 0
My recent Minecraft playthroughs has me playing Hardcore Mode.
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TehGamerOne18

22 days ago
Score 1
I was at this game from the beginning, despite being a little kid back then. It’ll always hold a special place in my heart and even when Fortnite was a good game this was still 10 times better
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UndertaleGamer1000

17 days ago
Score 0
I started playing this back in late November 2013.
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Bigpotato1214

5 days ago
Score 0
pocket edition doesnt have the cave update and spectator mode does not exist and hardcore mode doesnt exist either
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Bigpotato1214

5 days ago
Score 0
i think its a delayed update for pocket edition like how the nether update took atleast 3 weeks for it to come after java edition
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Bigpotato1214

5 days ago
Score 0
i think it is

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