Mad about Minecraft?
While there are plenty of lists out there about the best Minecraft server, this list is a bit different. Instead, it is a list of some popular resources for players, such as forums, instructional sites, inspirational sites and so forth. If you haven’t heard of Minecraft, it is as simple as a game about breaking and placing blocks, but it is addictive beyond comprehension. Minecraft can be played on a number of devices including PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android. The site for the game can be found at https://minecraft.net/ and you can play a demo on there to see what you think. With almost 17 million people owning the game, and the number is climbing, it is the best-selling PC game of all time. Check out the following sites that will help both beginners and advanced players. They are listed in order of their Alexa traffic count rating.
Global Alexa Rating: 421
This is the link for the Minecraft Community in Steam. With over 46,000 members, you are sure to find the benefits of being part of a community involved in your Minecraft obsession. Find others who are looking for players to join their realm, have discussions about how to accomplish things and get information about upgrades to the game.
Global Alexa Rating: 1,240
This is a publicly accessible and editable wiki for information related to Minecraft. There are currently over 3,000 articles, 10,000+ files and 400+ active contributors to this community. Some of the helpful topics, especially for beginners, include an explanation of the various game modes, recipes for crafting/smelting/brewing, tutorials for mining, item farming, mob farming, technical and more. You can find information on the various biomes in the game as well as information on the friendly and non-friendly creatures. There’s simply a ton of info on this site so you’ll definitely want to keep it bookmarked.
Global Alexa Rating: 2,888
Although this is called Minecraft Forum, it has more to offer than just a forum. There are also some pretty decent articles, the change to upgrade to premium for special benefits, a searchable list of Minecraft servers, and over 1,300 mods you can browse or search through. This is a really large forum with over 3 million members, 2 million+ threads, 25 million+ posts and nearly 3 billion views.
Global Alexa Rating: 5,321
This site is a great source for locating projects, skins, texture packs, servers, mods and blog posts. To give you an idea of the magnitude of the site, there are 317,000+ projects, 828,000+ skins, 26,500+ texture packs and 110,000+ blog posts. Add to that a forum with 1.5m members and you have a pretty useful website. A nice feature on the site is monthly community contests. The community is able to mark the various posts with a diamond if they love it, as a favorite and can post comments about it.
Global Alexa Rating: 181,743
One of the challenges that players face is remembering how to craft the various items to be used in the game. This site is a very easy to use option for not only learning what items can be crafted such as basic items, tools, mechanisms, dyes, defense items, food, wool and other items, but gives you a place to go for a quick reminder when you forget how to make something you need.
Global Alexa Rating: 305,255
If you haven’t yet heard about Minecraft Seeds, this site will explain them to you and show you how to use seeds when creating a new world. The site further gives you the opportunity to see seeds that other players have shared and also to share those you have encountered. The site also includes some useful links to other Minecraft sites.
Global Alexa Rating: 917,386
MCG began in October 2010 and now boasts over 500 creations with a community spreading over social media sites and the site itself. With over 200,000 monthly visits, you can tell it is popular for those that want to show off their creations and get ideas and inspiration for their own. You must register or login to submit your own content. The site also includes skins, resource packs and wallpapers.
Global Alexa Rating: 1,327,914
For those that really want to get serious about their Minecraft structure building, this is a companion application that allows you to quickly and easily create a variety of structures for building in the game. The site includes tutorials that will walk you through how to use the program. There is also a group on Facebook for those using this design tool.
Global Alexa Rating: 1,470,814
Like any good museum, this site showcases art – in this case it is pictures as created by Minecraft users. You can peruse through the gallery, or click Random to see a new picture each time. If you register for a free account, you can upload pictures as well as choose like or dislike for other posted pictures. It’s rather nice to have a place to display your “art.”
Global Alexa Rating: 3,527,212
If you haven’t found exactly what you are looking for with the previous nine sites, this one might help you find the more remote places that didn’t make this list. Go to the Misc tab and select Minecraft Sites. You’ll also enjoy the few tips and tricks given in this area. The beginner guides and crafting pages can be quite helpful as well.
With almost 17 million+ people owning Minecraft, making it the best-selling PC game of all time, and these great websites to make it easy to learn and play, isn’t it time you gave it try? There is always more to learn in this game, which makes it a popular choice for gamers that don’t want to beat a game in a week and then be ready to move on to another game. With so many game modes and the ability to play with other players, you’ll never get bored with Minecraft!