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Total novice after advice please.

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Guest Booti

Ok, firstly it's not for me.

My brothers little one is obsessed with Minecraft. Spends hours watching posts on YouTube about it, so his parents have asked Santa if he can have a copy for Xmas.

After looking around for a copy, I checked on the website and I can see its download only (yes I'm that much of a novice).

Is it one time buy arrangement, or can you buy things in game afterwards (Santa is a little worried about his credit card getting a big bill 6 months down the line)

Anything else we need to watch for please?

Oh, and they use a Mac.

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You can play on a mac no problem. It just requires Java.

 

Yes it is download only (you can get physical/digital giftcards).

You can buy it from https://minecraft.net/store

 

It does require the player to make a Mojang account so they can log in and play the game. An email and password is required and they can chose their own username.

 

You CANNOT buy things in game. You purchase the game and that's it. Full minecraft and future updates.

 

No-one should ever charge you for anything Minecraft.

 

The only things people pay for are for hosting companies to host servers over the internet. But that is hosting companies or from Mojang themselves. Which requires the standard bank/card details and bank authorisation. So no worries there.

 

Let me know if you'd like to know more :)

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Guest Booti

Thanks.

I'll, sorry Santa, will see if we can get him a gift card

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I really should start up the epic Minecraft server again at some point :)

Yes yes yes yes

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Or a FTB server these days. I'm loving the Direwolf20 pack. But i'm all alone :'(

xD

I'm exactly the same! Same pack and all. Hit me up on Steam when you wanna play?

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Guest Zenith

My younger daughter is exactly the same.  She got a laptop last Christmas, she's getting Minecraft this Christmas after the HOURS she spends watching Minecraft gameplay vids.

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Guest Booti

Managed to find a giftcard for PC and MACs (everything is for sodding consoles these days)

As long as the little one doesnt need to ask Santa how to play the game, he'll be happy on the 26th

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Managed to find a giftcard for PC and MACs (everything is for sodding consoles these days)

As long as the little one doesnt need to ask Santa how to play the game, he'll be happy on the 26th

 

True. Its very digital on the PC with giftcards. Glad you got it sorted :)

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