Don't listen to elexier, this is a common problem with the minecraft severs and happens to everyone. enventually. You can fix it but its a pain in the ass. The problem usually fixes itself but in the meantime just play offline
I'm having the same problem. Login info works fine on the website, but the launcher just says "login failed" with no other information.
Any idea on how long this takes to "fix itself eventually"? I just downloaded the minecraft launcher, so no part of the game has downloaded yet, so I cannot play offline.
I have not paid for the game - I want to make sure it works first. Is this the problem? Do I need to have a paid minecraft account before being able to log in at all? I'm not attempting to pirate anything, I just want to ensure that I can get the thing to work in some form before paying for it.
To attempt to log in, I'm using the email address and password I use to log in to the mojang website. I've tried logging in from the launcher many times now, re-typing the password, carefully, so I know that I'm not simply typo-ing the password.
im having this same issue, but ive had it for over a year or so now. i cant play online mode, and my minecraft version is stuck on 1.2.5. out of all the things ive tried, nothing works, so im stuck in offline mode. i originally purchaced minecraft back when it was only like 5$.