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    posted a message on Minecraft on IPad - Multiplayer Child account

    This problem is extremely annoying. I have had the same issue, with computers (Lenovo, and Surface Pros). However, be sure that you keep a keep eye out to supervise, and that the other players are known to you. I do not see proper safeguards, and I do see some potential risks built into defaults. Such as allowing Friends of Friends, in Multplayer. Also such as the gamertags. In our family, we contact potential 'friends' to verify gamertag identities as specific known persons. At Xbox, any inadvertent click, which is quite possible for any adult or child, can lead to exposure to unwanted and unsafe contacts. Such as Recommended for you friends to invite! For known persons, we have found, adding (or maybe invite) friend ( a specific, known, gamertag, for specific friend) works. But that has taken FOUR months to figure out! It as also taken FOUR months, a lot of wasted time and trial and error, to get a trial Realm to work. Too much work! On the other hand, both options finally resulted in lots of fun, among my grandchildren and my sister's grandchild (on another continent). FOUR months to achieve this, with many wasted, dead-end hours, and USELESS tech support. The most important piece is communication with parents of friends, to verify gamertag is really the person you intend.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on creating a map wall

    I am in Creative Mode. Use Peaceful, Easy, and Normal levels of difficulty. On 5 computers and an iPhone. Windows10/PE, Better Together version. I have reviewed the DigMinecraft and Gamepedia documents on making maps, extensively. I am not able to produce maps that fit together nicely, on a map wall. I have found that with zooming to levels of the maps (0 to 4), the starting points of the maps shift to unpredictable places, at the edges of the specific map. The basic tutorial documents do not explain this clearly. Some YouTube videos have quick demos, but do not explain exactly how or where to start each map, so that a set of maps aligns on a wall. Some YouTube videos somewhat attempt to show this, but the authors also seem to be struggling with this. Perhaps a few of their maps will fit together nicely, then a misaligned map pops up, and that ends the video.

    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Using Coordinates is not cheating

    Java version is akin to fine dining, high fashion, high creativity, master-builders. What will be formerly known as Windows 10, is for mass distribution, akin to WalMart, Sam's, big box stores, fashion knock-offs, and fast food joints. There is a place for both, and most likely more money to be milked out of the audience for mass production products. I started with Microsoft WIndows 10 in June, then PC/Mac Java early September. Java has far more options for the creative end. I do hope the Better Together, which has somewhat forcefully upgraded itself to what was formerly know as Minecraft Windows 10, does include the map option. I do home that Mojang retains it's hold on the Java version, and keeps Microsoft away from that. There is likely a reason, from my perspective as a new comer, that the master artists using 2009 Minecraft, and older versions of forge, etc. Hopefully, those older versions, and all associated add-ons, will remain available. I do not see that it is possible to install what was Minecraft Windows 10 1.1.5. Better Together will be what one gets if one needs to uninstall and reinstall what was in place before. I do not see in Xbox|Microsoft any way to get previous versions. There, I see that we will get what they interpret to be as most marketable. And if most persons do not want, or use, maps, maps will not happen. Time will tell.

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    posted a message on please help the better together update crashes on launch at the Mojang screen

    I have two grandsons, different accounts, each on a different laptop. Multiple times, getting Disconnected from server, and having to restart program and/or game. Not a smooth transition1

    Posted in: Xbox One Support
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    posted a message on Better Together on multiple devices Xbox Live Id question.

    If you set up additional id's, watch out for the fine print and wording, wherever it may be, if you can find it. I did perceive wording today that Minecraft had to be purchased for each account, which was not so previously. I can not recall exactly where I saw this, and I can not instantly find it now. Perhaps the ability to play as multiple accounts on single-purchase Minecraft installed on multiple machines was something Minecraft Xbox Microsoft just found out as a consumer advantage and their disadvantage, and have now shut that down. Hopefully, the answers will be clear and forthcoming, soon.

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    posted a message on Better Together on multiple devices Xbox Live Id question.

    If you set up additional id's, watch out for the fine print and wording, wherever it may be, if you can find it. I did perceive wording today that Minecraft had to be purchased for each account, which is not so previously. I can not recall exactly where I saw this, and I can not instantly find it now.

    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Better Together on multiple devices Xbox Live Id question.

    I am having a horrible, disappointing day on several laptops logged into the same family wifi. Just a few weeks ago we were on Minecraft all at the same time, each in a separate account that I created. In early August, I found a single Minecraft purchase could be played on multiple machines, but with separate log in accounts. I did have to buy separate Worlds for each machine, so a few hundred dollars went into that. All of my purchases were charged to a single Microsoft account, but while logged in as each separate identity on each machine. Today, one machine automatically updated to Better Together. Today, after venturing to PC/Mac Java the last two weeks, as Riverboat1234 but with one email address in PC/Mac and another email address in Windows10, on my main notebook, I can not sign in as Riverboat1234 on my main laptop. Nor can I sign out! I am stuck there forever. On the laptop that I first turned on today, and that automatically upgraded to Better Together, in total frustration for both a grandson and myself, I uninstalled and reinstalled what I thought would be Window10 1.1.5, but the default Better Together took over, and that was that. All previously purchased Worlds disappeared on that machine. On my main machine, my previously purchased worlds are padlocked. I think the Better Together has a greed factor involved. I think some previous forums and how-to content for families needs to be revised, so that it is crystal clear what can now be done, with what accounts. I am waiting to hear from Xbox, Microsoft, and Mojang support persons. I have spent at least three hours on the phone, including time being transferred from Xbox to Microsoft, because I do not have Xbox consoles and do not play the games on Xbox. We use laptops. Then, at Microsoft, I got transferred back to Xbox because the main visible happening was that when trying to sign in as Riverboat1234 on my main laptop, within Minecraft, the Xbox|Windows sign in window message was Not connected to internet. I was absolutely connected to internet. So Microsoft tech support said that was an Xbox sign in issue and sent me back to Xbox support. Endless loop of non-resolution. In desperation, I now have two new Riverboat identities, and the mess is messier, and a bottomless financial pit. There are some fascinating creative aspects to Minecraft, moreso with PC/Mac Java. But at this point in time, the Better is Worse, and Xbox, Microsoft, and Mojang need to get the interfaces working smoothly, and to simplify multiple accounts. Something has changed dramatically, and not for the better.

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