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Minecraft.. Is it possible to play offline?

(9 Posts)
Fisharefriendsnotfood Thu 11-Dec-14 18:41:25

Dd (6.9) is getting a laptop for xmas. She has heard about minecraft from friends and wants to play. I know nothing about it but our neighbour told DH that you can't turn off the 'chat' box at the side of the screen? Is that correct ? smile

AlmaMartyr Thu 11-Dec-14 18:42:40

I don't know about PC version but DD plays it on the tablet and it's all offline.

basgetti Thu 11-Dec-14 18:44:29

My DS only plays it offline on either laptop or PC.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Thu 11-Dec-14 18:45:02

Thanks. I didn't think that made sense.

Nervo Thu 11-Dec-14 18:45:06

My dd (9) and ds (4) only play offline.

GaryTheTankEngine Thu 11-Dec-14 18:45:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nervo Thu 11-Dec-14 18:45:33

On the tablet and Xbox.

Zazzles007 Fri 12-Dec-14 08:25:00

I only ever play games off line, as I can't be bothered with the nastiness that can accompany some of the game environments. Should be able to do so with Minecraft as well.

SecretSquirrels Fri 12-Dec-14 14:34:49

If she wants to play with friends on their own server the chat is part of the fun and not open to randoms.
My DC never had computers or games at that age but I guess they start younger now in which case you have to start educating them about online safety.

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