HELP re:Minecraft servers.... (help needed by Minecraft luddite)

(33 Posts)
Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 10:18:43

The Young Donki (11 years) wants to spend some of his Christmas money on buying privileges on the Minecraft hypixel server.

I bow to the massed Geeks of MN - and beg help.
I am not entirely happy - but it is his money to waste spend.

Pros?
Cons? and importantly
Dangers?

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 20:16:32

Bump!

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 20:16:44

Bump!

lljkk Fri 03-Jan-14 20:46:39

My kids talk about hypixel a lot, but I must admit I don't pay attention (DH dept). I don't think they ever pay any money towards it, though. There are so many free servers out there, why pay?

DoItTooJulia Fri 03-Jan-14 20:49:39

Bump and watch

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 21:00:26

I'm with you lljkk - but it's his money...

Mind you I don't see the attraction of Minecraft in the first place. Yes I know it has Lego like attributes and can be very creative. But the YD monologues at me about it for hours...

Back to the question though. Any dangers?

WeAllHaveWings Fri 03-Jan-14 21:08:47

Ds(9) asked for money for privileges on one of these servers. As far as I know only so many people can join a game at a time and members with privileges get bumped higher up the queue and get on a game before a basic member.

This means Basic members cant get on during busy times. Ds says £15 gives you very few privileges for that one sever only and no guarantee you will get on (unless you pay for higher privileges). If he can't get on he tries another server.

Ds is only 9 so that m ay all be wrong!

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 21:10:08

s1 ( 15) says no because its stupid. ITs a good server but find out what level it i, what he gets and what he has to pay

then he will tel you

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 21:10:30

we have our own server - three of them play

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 21:56:36

now s1 is pestering me to ask what you think

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 22:12:12

The YD wants to blow his Xmas money on VIP+ . It's a "lifetime" membership for a fee (whatever that means in this context). For this you get:

3x Coins gain in all mini-games
Unique Adult Ocelot Pet
[VIP+] tag
Teleport to players using /tpa name (only works in lobbies)
Extra Kits in Blitz Survival Games
Extra Items in VampireZ
Extra Items in Paintball
Extra Items in TNT Games
Ability to Create Guilds (Coming soon)

You also get all Standard VIP features listed below.

A green name in chat
Exclusive access to VIP only lounge
Access to beta testing of future mini-games
Access to some future beta adventure maps
To receive a custom player head, type /head name
Unlimited fireworks with a 15s timer /fw
[VIP] tag in chat
Ability to /fly in the main lobby!

The Young Donki would dearly love to have a server, but I don't have the time and energy to work out what to do and how to protect it as he would want to let his friends log on via the internet.

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:13:20

for how much

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:14:01

s1 says a simple server is easy as hell. You host it yourself ( unllikely for you) or rent one for three quid.

google it

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 22:32:51

How much? $40 (!)

Will google renting minecraft servers - and see whether the YD would want to do that instead. (He won't, he'll want to do both!)

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 22:40:22

Mind you (having just googled servers) the cost of his membership is about the same as a year's server rental.

I guess I will just let him choose how to waste his money... I don't suppose it is any different really to me spending all my time and money on riding when I was a teenager grin

What does your DS1 think of the hypixel VIP+ privileges?

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:53:17

ooh i am in bed and he is downstairs killing people
can i get back to you in the am?

Donki Fri 03-Jan-14 23:04:46

Of course. I am just off to bed...

Donki Sat 04-Jan-14 12:56:46

Hello DrNick!
Is your DS1 up yet? grin

DrNick Sat 04-Jan-14 14:35:00

Yes he is. He says that for 40 you might as well rent a server if he plays with his friends but if he plays on is own then the privileges are still ridiculous.

DrNick Sat 04-Jan-14 14:49:38

He typed that. I said "what do you mean ridiculous?!" he means expensively priced

Shakey1500 Sat 04-Jan-14 14:52:45

Can I ask a (more than likely) stupid question about Minecraft on Xbox 360?

Is there anyone kind enough to post a step by step guide on how to get into Creative Mode? I'm a dinosaur, and DS can't figure it out either!

TIA

Donki Sat 04-Jan-14 15:22:55

Thank you DrNick's DS1

DrNick Sat 04-Jan-14 15:37:16

I think he quite likes it!!

WeAllHaveWings Sat 04-Jan-14 17:50:44

Shakey Ds(9) says click on where it says "survival mode" when you are creating a new world. <- makes no sense to me.

lljkk Sat 04-Jan-14 18:32:55

DS says he goes on hypixel A LOT and he never pays any money.

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