For a while now we’ve been chatting about trying out the new-ish Minecraft Realms add-in to the game. Anyone familiar with Minecraft PE on Android or iPad will know that it’s lots of fun being able to play with your friends on their tablet, if you’re sharing the same wifi signal.
Until Realms came along, this wasn’t really an option on PC Minecraft – you either played servers with random people (and possibly logged in with real-world friends) or played the main game alone.
Realms allows you to set up your own private mini-server effectively, where you can invite up to 10 friends to join you. You can log-in to the world at any time, as can your friends, wherever they are! So, it’s a nice, safe way to play in Minecraft with your friends, without being on main servers.
So, we’ve decided to do a little series, where HopperBoy and I create a survival world in Realms and work from scratch together to see if we can make it all the way through the game, in the hard setting. If you want to see how we manage, check out our new video series ‘Realms’, where you can follow us day-by-day as we adventure through a new world together. The series starts tomorrow, so look out for the first video 🙂
If you want to try Realms for yourself, check out these links for more information:
https://minecraft.net/en/realms/ – Official Minecraft Realms
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Realms – Gamepedia Minecraft Wiki