Minecraft, what is LAN what is WAN?

If you want to play with others on the same local network (LAN), google how to find your local IP for your operating system.

If you want to play with people NOT in your network, you have to either

  • play over a virtual private network using e.g. Hamachi (that CAN be a bit of a hassle, though, as those programs usually need to be installed for all players and sometimes malfunction, too)
  • or you need to forward the ports Minecraft uses in your router (which can also be a bit of a hassle due to various firewalls). There’s lots of info on that in the Google as well.

The IP for people not in your local network is different from your local IP,

  • for Hamachi it’s a dedicated Hamachi IP that would be displayed in the program
  • in case you port-forward, you have to google your global IP, there are websites that display it to you.

Note that you shouldn’t give your global IP to people you don’t trust, i.e. don’t post it somewhere public.

Has Minecraft reduced its price?

I’m seeing this in minecraft.net and I tried using a VPN and it shows me 22 CAD

Looking around the internet I can’t find any article saying a word about this!

Looked up the cached version on Google, last month it still was $26.95

When has this happened?

Is this the big 10th anniversary sale?

Has anyone had any realms lag out and kill you?

So I was playing in my Minecraft Realm that I got a free trial for and I was digging out a Slime farm underground and suddenly rec the realm started lagging out like crazy and the mobs killed me.

I couldn’t get in anymore so I lost my items. Maybe my internet was slow, but this has happened before, but never this bad.

I was also with two other friends in the realm and our bases were pretty far apart from each other. And we had a nether subway system of reaching each other so we were walking in and out of the nether a lot.

Sounds like a recipe for a laggy server now that I think about it.

Villager won’t take profession?

So basically i got one villager in my base. I brought him from a breeder. I give him a lectern and a bed, even a door, but he’s not picking the profession. I tried giving him a different profession, but he still doesn’t take the profession. What do I do?

Is it a normal villager or a nitwit?

Wait, are there nitwits after 1.11? I mean he came from the breeder just like all of the others. When i right click him nothing happens. He doesn’t do the nod.

I don’t know but they can bred. Make a new house and hope for the best.

My first time playing Minecraft

So a long time ago around when i was maybe 12 (I’m 18 now) I played the Xbox 360 Minecraft demo. I had watched a few Minecraft videos that involved creepers and diamonds. So my first ever night i got next to that big house next to the waters edge and dug a pit. Then I put a sign next to the hole that read. “Free diamonds” and skittered off into that big house and crouched behind a window. I sat there for the entire night with a frown thinking. “God dang-it it didn’t work.” To which I tried it again few times with the same disappointment.

On a side note when i saw the count down timer till the demo ended which was an hour I think, I thought a nuke was about to go off (don’t ask me why because I don’t know) and dug a big ass hole with my heart pounding. To which it was met with relief when the game closed.