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The Minecraft Guide for Parents by Cori Dusmann

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Chapter 8. Playing on Servers

I AM GOING TO MAKE A BOLD PREDICTION and say that anyone who plays Minecraft for an extended period will end up playing with others via online servers. The online community is vast, the types of gameplay are growing, and there is much to be said for being part of an online community.

Introduction to Servers

Gaming servers are websites where many players come together to play. There are hundreds of servers for Minecraft alone, with various themes and focuses. Some are family-friendly, some are very organized, and others are much more casual. Many are based on specific types of gameplay such as PVP (player versus player) or last-man-standing environments. Some host creative maps, others host survival maps, and some ...

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