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My stories tend to focus on emotional drama, especially family drama--and much feels, to boot. Buy me a Ko-Fi! ko-fi.com/brokenimage321

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    Reminder: Minecraft Survey

    Hi everyone! The Minecraft survey I posted recently is almost over! Please take a moment to fill it out if you haven't already. Also, I would greatly appreciate if you could let your friends know about it, to ensure it gets a little wider reach!

    [Ourcraft Survey]

    Thanks so much!!

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Help Out Brokenimage: Minecraft Survey · 10:03pm May 1st, 2023

Good afternoon, everyone! I come to you in an hour of need:

I am currently working on my dissertation, which is focused on the community surrounding the video game Minecraft. I've recently released a survey to find out more about people who play the game, especially how people learn to play the game in the first place. If you happen to play Minecraft, it would be a big help to me if you could fill it out:


The survey is open only to ages 18+ (for privacy, nothing sketchy, I promise). Also, five people who respond will win $10!

Finally, I would appreciate it if you could let other folks know about this survey. I want to reach as wide of an audience as possible, so your help is greatly appreciated!

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True story:

My kid: "Hey, Daddy, Minecraft is fun!"
Me: "I'm sure it is."
My kid: "You should put it on your computer!"
Me: "No. I should not."
My kid: "Have you even tried Minecraft?"
Me: "I have not."
My kid: "Why not?"
Me: "For the same reason I've never tried cocaine."
My kid: "???"
Me: "I'm sure I would like it a lot."

So, sadly, I can't help with the survey -- but I will post it in the #game channel of a few Discords I frequent!

Welp, I did it.

If you want to learn how a complete Minecraft n00b learns the game, DeeBeeGeek is currently experiencing it for the first time. Streams and VODs are on his Twitch, and compilations of each stream are uploaded on his YouTube. Highlights include his first night (obviously), his first caving adventures (many deaths were had), his first Nether trip (unfortunate spawn and instant lava bath), and my personal favorite, dying to Intentional Game Design (sleeping in the Nether, a true rite of passage for any Minecraft n00b). His chat and mods are really good about not spoiling game mechanics, only providing tips if requested, so it's as close to a true blind experience as you're likely to find nowadays.

Fair warning if you do decide to check out his vids: scared Irish noises abound. Half his early deaths were from Creepers.

Filled it out, but being as I'm mostly a loner gamer, I doubt my input regarding the "culture" will be all that much.

At the end of the survey period (approximately DATE), five participants will be randomly selected

Oops? :twilightsheepish:

Also “Click to enter Choice 6 text” (or something like that). :pinkiecrazy:

Interesting that you say “coordinate exploit”—I'm assuming that includes the common cooperative multiplayer practice of telling each other such from the debug menu or similar? I don't think most of those players would consider it exploit-like even if there is a sense in which it is. :moustache:

Got it done 👍

I'll see if I can get my son to respond. He's playing on this gargantuan monster map right now.

Was a fun survey!

Found and fixed those typos!

A "coordinate exploit" is a way to find the coordinates to someone else's base without their knowledge. The biggest (and craziest) example is the NOCOM exploit, which is the subject of great video my FitMC [found here].

To be frank, I don't know a whole lot about them, but they're big enough in the discourse (that I've heard) to where I thought I'd ask.

Interesting. You'll have at least one inaccurate report on that one then! Sorry. :pinkiecrazy:

No worries. I'm hoping to get enough respondents that everything will even out :twilightsheepish:

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