Minecraft is for everyone: opinions, benefits

Jacob Dugar, Editorials Editor

   When  common non-gamers think about Minecraft, they picture a young child building dirt huts and screaming, but I’m here to set the record straight.

   This is a game for all. After all, it is rated everybody 10 and up, so, if anything, little kids should not be playing it.

   Also, seven out of 12 of the newspaper staff are active Minecrafters, and all believe that it is not just for children.

   Senior Delani Nichols was not even allowed to play it until she was 16. This was because of some inappropriate material.

   As of now, the second most subscribed to YouTuber, Pewdiepie, is making a Minecraft series and it is his most popular one yet. It recently became the top selling game of all time, proving that it is for anyone.

   Minecraft is also for everyone. It is a great stress reliever. Plenty of players will go into creative mode and build whatever their heart desires, and other thrill seekers will go into the harsh terrain of survival mode to see where their adventures take them. All the while, they are able to stop thinking of the real world.

   Contrary to popular belief, Minecraft is not just building. Yes, there is a large emphasis on building, but combat is also a very fun aspect of the game. In fact, a large section of the player base focuses on mini-games created to focus on the Player vs player features of the game, and that violence does not sound very child friendly.

  The game even has its own unique version of electricity called Redstone, which is extremely complex and versatile, so much so, that popular Minecraft YouTuber Mumbo Jumbo focuses his entire channel on it. Using it and no mods, he was able to create not only a walking house, but a walking village.

   The game’s main focus is seeing what its players can do with their imagination, and this quality applies to all ages. You can create, destroy, farm, build, and fight all in this visually simplistic game.

   Minecraft has even inspired people to go into architecture, because of its extreme focus on creativity. Junior Brylee Huber agreed, and said that Minecraft was one of the influences in her career choice.

   In conclusion, Minecraft is not just for kids. It has a wide diversity.