This is great! It always awesome to see how things change but always stay the same.
I remember when my buddy cobbled together a "multi-player" server back when it was just barely possible to do, I think in 2010. Don't ask me how he did it, but we were both having so much fun wandering around a huge world. And dig out the inside of mountains to make a base.
Sooo many hours of just mining and exploring, and that's before biomes or redstone or any of the coolmstuff they have now.
Anyways, thanks for sharing and giving me a moment of nostalgia.ID: gymoe1rID: gymough
Hamachi was honestly not THAT bad all things considered. But yeah it is outrageously locked onto every PC you install it on.ID: gymtr97
OMG I remember using Hamachi and port forwarding my grandmas router so we could play for 2 days, before my tech support uncle said opening the ports was too dangerous.ID: gymr80p
I played with some friends on an Alpha multiplayer server, it was so early on in development that chests didn't even work right. The contents would just vanish when you logged out. So you had to keep anything valuable on you, or craft ingots into blocks and literally bury them.
Our world was in this awesome, serene snow valley. I still think about it occasionally. I remember we went on an "expedition" and came cross a huge frozen lake/ocean to the north. That was as far north as we ever travelled as we built out and mined our home continent, or at least what we had explored.
I still think about that world occasionally. I would kill to revisit it. Sadly the seed is long, long gone, and even if I remembered it, the world generation is so different now it would never look the same.ID: gymo0le
Fuck I've still got PTSD from making a server back in the alpha/beta days. So much messing about with stuff that was so alien to me at the time but it was well worth the wait in the end! Good times.ID: gymsb8b
I played in early 2011 on an oooold MacBook and it was slow and I was playing 1 handed because my newborn son wouldn’t let me put him down (thus having time to start the game) and it was the best thing ever. I also died so freaking many timesID: gymmez0
Did your friend become a network programmer for google later in life or?
I need this in poster form, and I need it yesterdayID: gymk4v1
Why didnt you ask me yesterday? I kept texting you how bored I was.ID: gymos2p
Dwight! Go to my house. Get my iPod.ID: gymhheq
Please sell this as a poster take my moneyyyyyyyyID: gymk72r
Me too!!!ID: gymr5ka
I have only one word to respond to this. Wait no 5 words.
Yes, sell me poster please.
I was like "Oh a walking cactus", boom
Back in my day, we didn’t have creative mode, sprinting, the End, and food didn’t stack.ID: gym46lj
Back in my day we didn't even have survival mode or infinite worldsID: gym6h2w
Back in MY day, we didn’t even have trees.ID: gymbxwx
Indev gang gangID: gymg6uq
Theres infinite worlds now?ID: gymdapl
Actually, creative was the only mode in the first version of Minecraft, survival was added later.ID: gymo1hr
My very first Minecraft experience was just a world full of spongesID: gymq1ck
When did they phase out the creative mode then? Because there was a pretty long period of time where there were no game modes and the only option was your difficulty. Like 1.3 to 1.6 or 1.7 there was no “creative”.ID: gymbdns
The unofficial reddit Minecraft server on the original browser-based version of the game is the way I heard about reddit.ID: gymk0mx
Will never forget my first interaction with an enderman. "What the hell is that." (looks at the enderman). What is that sound?? It looks mad...
I died.ID: gymrewy
I always closed the game whenever a zombie hit me
Minecraft and Terraria are eternal
seeing people being nostalgic over minecraft google minecraft release date 18 november 2011 am i old now
anyone else?ID: gympap1
I’m looking at nes for this level of nostalgia. Console wars Nintendo vs sega. My 4 year old plays the same games as I did on the switch virtual consoles.
Time has definitely passed but I’m still 16 in my headID: gyml6wq
Lol I was playing it back in like 2008 or something before the official release date.
Edit sorry like 2010 or whenever beta wasID: gymrbbz
Beta was 2010 cus infdev and alpha were 2009, least, that’s what my memory is telling me. I played it first back Christmas 2009ID: gymrayr
18 november 2011
Lol it was popular even before 2011. It was pretty much mainstream by the summer of 2010.ID: gymqtqx
I mean...10 years is a long time. That's someone finishing high school, college and then 2 years of work life. Or to put it into a different but similar perspective..That's someone finishing 7th grade, 8th grade, high school, and college.
I remember first playing it on the Xbox 360 tutorial. I think I played for about an hour before realizing I can dig down, and that’s when I got hooked
Crazy. My experience was nothing like this.ID: gymtia5
Really cool pic, but I agree.
My first time trying to play it, I couldn't get into it at all. Not having defined goals, etc...just annoying me.
Some friends gave me the Java version for my bday last year so I could play with them. It's been much, much more enjoyable since and I'm pretty well addicted to it now. But I never once had a feeling of wonder and amazement that OP did a great job of portraying in his pic....maybe when I found shaders, that was a game-changer.
I've never played minecraft should I start?ID: gymnybe
It’s a really interesting game, you can play for years with it still being fun
"For the first time" shows them playing on a console.... You know it was originally only for the PC. Jfc I feel oldID: gymnmkg
The console version was only released 1yr after the PC version got its official release bro. Which was 9 years ago still. If someone was 12 when they first played it they'd be 21 now. lol
Mine would be me trapped in a 1x1 room made of dirt, it’s night time, and I’m trying to figure out how to place a door while a creeper kills me slowly. Awesome pic btw really nice workID: gym7hzm
This guy: while a creeper kills me slowly.
MC players: (・_・;)ID: gym3qf5
A Creeper killing you slowly? How does that work?
My first experience was, “Huh, this seems like a neat game, I’ll build myself a house. Oh, hey let me take a look in this cave, that looks cool. Oh wow, I can mine for minerals, how neat. Wait, what’s that sou–“ tssssssss
Nostalgia takes many formsID: gymme22
damn I feel old thinking about people having nostalgia about fucking Minecraft. when I was growing up that was just some game little kids would play
Idk I never got that feeling from Minecraft. It always just seemed like a weird Lego game with skeletons that I got bored with in about 20 minutes.ID: gymcsx3
I never got quite that feeling of awe as depicted in the image, but I can understand it.
Even to this day, Minecraft is a pretty unique experience. You are dropped into this world that is ridiculously large (essentially infinitely large), completely unique to you, and literally every part of it can be destroyed/rebuilt. Not many games let you tear down mountains and build skyscrapers from a 1st person perspective.
You have to be on-board for an experience that is driven mostly by your imagination (like you said, it is essentially digital Legos with only the thinnest threat to your survival to give some initial motivation).
If you want an NPC to tell you that you need to go save the world, or scripted explosions... or really any sort of structure, you're going to have a bad time.
And I think younger kids do better with that type of experience. It's a huge sandbox. No way to lose, impossible to play it incorrectly. You can build an underwater base, or a minecart ride through hell.ID: gymlhr4
I always feel like if minecraft existed when I was 6-12 years old I would have been OBSESSED with it. It came out too late for me to enjoy other than theoretically and while I was able to watch my daughter get into it and enjoy vicariously, it certainly isn't something I would ever bother with playing on my own.
proceeds to jump off clip and learn about fall damage
when i first played it all the tutorials used hamaci for it, shittiest port forwader ever made, and it takes a whole new pc to get rid of it, im almost certian that it would even persist after you change all your hard drives. im so thankful for kids nowadays who dont have to do that anymore, i knew of more than a few people who downloaded viruses along the way.