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Minecraft Experience

dcenteio's picture

This was a very interesting and frustrating experience for me because I could not get the original Minecraft to open on my computer. There were plugins to download and even after it all it did not work. After searching around other websites and realizing most demo games were only meant for PC's I finally found a site that let me play on my Mac. Needless to say I did not know what I was doing and after ten minutes of building and collecting wood I somehow reach game over. I'm assuming I was killed in the game or maybe the time ran out I'm not sure. :(. I'm sure I need tons more practice and a little more guidance before I can remotely call myself a Minecraft gammer. Gamming for me presents a level of knowlege and skill into a program and I don't think I possess neither of those qualities in my attempt in Minecraft. 


alesnick's picture

when prior knowledge/experience is needed

I too when I first placed MC felt I didn't have the foundation I needed to build on.  I wonder whether the steep learning curve for beginners is a way of making access more initially difficult so that belonging to the community, becoming an insider, is more precious, because harder?  I don't know if this is true or how I feel about it, but it's a speculation.