busygemini, on 16 January 2013 - 12:06 AM, said:
Thanks Karbuncle. But yes, unfortunately they can do that. At any rate, I guess what I'm getting at is...the set-up as it exists...creates an environment for bullying. The obvious answer, yes, is to let him just play as a single player....but it's bothersome that one of the more-fun options has this nefarious element. I'd think it should be more like, if you don't like/know someone, don't accept them into a game to begin with....and/or if you're not enjoying yourself, then just leave. I know, unrealistic in this day and age.
Nevertheless, I appreciate your comments....
I also feel for your situation. Try playing with your son on the Xbox, just you and him playing Minecraft. I'm not sure if you can do it, since I only have the PC version, but a father-son interaction, especially in a videogame, is a unique and wonderful experience, for father and
son. It will let you find out what you do in the game, if you feel the game is inappropriate, slang and phrases that comes from the game, and generally let you know how your son is feeling when he gets frustrated or disappointed with the game. Playing a videogame with your son will also create a safe play environment for them, it will make him feel sure that no matter what happens in the game, that you're always there for him, and many more things. I could go on, but I'm sure that you and many other know of the incredible benefits of father to son interactions, especially in videogames. I could not state how awesome
it is to play games with you son.
Have a great day!