It’s official: Minecraft is the best-selling PC game of all time. With all the hype surrounding this blockbuster videogame, it seems silly to think anyone could improve Minecraft, right? Guess again…
Forums abound with helpful hints to enhance your gaming experience. We’ve done the legwork, analyzed the data and put together this Top 4 list of tips to take your Minecraft mania to the next level:
Create Your Own Minecraft Server
How’d you like to have complete control over your Minecraft world? And I mean COMPLETE control.02
Creating a Minecraft server might seem a bit technical at first, but it’s certainly worth the effort. You can populate your very own Minecraft world with friends and family. You choose the seed, the max number of players, the game mode and other specs.
Want to give the online community access to your Minecraft world? You can do that, too – and remove whomever you want, whenever you want.
Sound exciting? Follow this link to learn more about developing your own Minecraft server.
Minecraft not working on your computer? Perhaps the FPS isn’t where you’d like it to be? These problems can happen if you’re running an outdated version of Java.
Minecraft runs on Java, so using an old version is bound to cause issues. You can find the latest version of Java here. Make sure you only have one version of Java on your computer.
MINECRAFT FORUM also recommends that you check your processor. Most computers have 64-bit processors, in which case you would want to use the 64-bit version of Java.
Juice up Your Gaming Experience with Mods
Using mods is one of the easiest and most addictive ways to enhance your Minecraft gaming experience. You already have dozens to choose from – and new mods are being released almost daily.
Add new creatures, diversify your vegetation, add cool extras like the Minecraft potion lamp. Or you can populate your world with villages inspired by some of history’s most captivating societies – the options are endless with Minecraft mods.2
Here are three popular options to get you started:
Too Many Plants: Want to vegetate your Minecraft world with new plants? Too Many Plants will introduce 15 new species into your gaming ecosystem. But these aren’t ordinary plants: Grow Bone Flowers to produce calcium; harvest some Fire Flowers for a little Mario Brothers-esque botany; or channel your inner menace by fertilizing some deadly Evil Flowers. Of course, with your new vegetation comes a smorgasbord of creative recipes.
DrZhark’s Mo’ Creatures: As its name implies, DrZhark’s Mo’ Creatures adds an abundance of scaly, furry and everything-in-between critters to your Minecraft world. From deadly werewolves to prehistoric mammoths, the wildlife in this mod will bring out the fantastical zoologist in any gamer.
Millenaire: Getting lonely in your Minecraft gaming experience? Millenaire will pepper your world with people and villages inspired by Mayan, Japanese, Norman and other cultures that span history. Interact with them, trade with them – Hell, you can even marry one if you hit it off!
Close Applications You’re Not Using
Now we’re back to the technical hints. This is an obvious yet often overlooked tip that has helped countless Minecrafters reach their full gaming potential.
If you’re not using an application on your computer, then close it. Programs running in your background will slow down your computer’s performance and, therefore, make your Minecraft world a bit less fluid.
If you’re gaming on a laptop, make sure it’s plugged in. Most laptops slow down CPU and GPU performance while running on battery so users have extra time before needing to recharge. This can slow down your Minecraft world and dampen your gaming experience.
So is this the be-all-end-all list of Minecraft gaming tips? No…but it can certainly make this addictive game, well, even more addicting. Creating a Minecraft server wherein you call the shots, updating Java, experimenting with mods, and speeding up your CPU will take your gaming experience to the next level.