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#1

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:20 PM

Hi, I bought a minecraft account an hour ago, and I'm wondering, what're the benefits of having a premium account? I don't see any difference from playing from a pirated copy, besides the fact I can change the skin and play on the browser. Anyone want to tell me? Here's a diamond in advance:  :(

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:21 PM

Pirated copies often have weird problems. Also, they're, you know, illegal.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

you also don't have any support from mojang if their is a problem. i don't think they should be trusted.

you also can't play online multiplayer
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:23 PM

Yeah the main things about pirated copies, are that you cannot play multiplayer, you cannot use a skin, and they are ILLEGAL.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

gompasta said:

Yeah the main things about pirated copies, are that you cannot play multiplayer, you cannot use a skin, and they are ILLEGAL.
I quote this just to qoute it. He speaks the truth. Pirates go to nether.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:35 PM

I don't understand why people would pirate this game, it is cheap and affordable for such a great game! Despite it only being in beta, it is already a successful game full of fun and enjoyment. Kudos to you for supporting Mojang by buying a premium account!
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

DreamingDesire said:

I don't understand why people would pirate this game, it is cheap and affordable for such a great game! Despite it only being in beta, it is already a successful game full of fun and enjoyment. Kudos to you for supporting Mojang by buying a premium account!

A lot of people that play Minecraft are young children who can't afford the game, or who's parents won't let them buy things online. They all seem to think they're entitled to owning Minecraft regardless. Then there are the people that say "Oh I'm just pirating it to see if I like it." Then they play without buying it for 8 months, and then make a post on these forums saying "I bought it after pirating it!" to appear legitimate.

Not saying EVERYONE is like this, so don't get your knickers in a twist.  :Diamond:

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:13 AM

gompasta said:

Yeah the main things about pirated copies, are that you cannot play multiplayer, you cannot use a skin, and they are ILLEGAL.

If you have the Jar file you can change your skin. It's just a matter of going into the jar file, going into mob, and changing the char.png

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:24 AM

TehShotgunCrew said:

Hi, I bought a minecraft account an hour ago, and I'm wondering, what're the benefits of having a premium account? I don't see any difference from playing from a pirated copy, besides the fact I can change the skin and play on the browser. Anyone want to tell me? Here's a diamond in advance:  :)
The difference:

Pirates are playing the game illegally. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

People who bought the game legitimately are law-abiding citizens and can play the game worry-free, knowing that they are supporting an independent developer.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:26 AM

ITT: Fan boys trying to use fear tactics on people pirating the game they're a fan boy for.  :DORE:

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:11 AM

salty53 said:

Pirated copies often have weird problems.

Oh come on. If you're honestly a kind of person who thinks everything pirated has "strange problems" then I don't know what to say to you. I know you have downloaded stuff illegally and just because at one point you might of had a problem once doesn't mean everything else is 100% evil.
Basically, if you have the smarts, everything you pirate works fine and dandy.

And yes, this is all opinion - but quit using scare tactics on people who want to play the game without being hassled for $20 when they can use that for rising gas prices or other things for example. It isn't fair.

Grimscythe said:

ITT: Fan boys trying to use fear tactics on people pirating the game they're a fan boy for.  :iapprove:

Basically this.

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#12

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:16 AM

I pirated this game.

I admit it.

I also bought the game.


Unfortunately, the pirated version worked a lot better than my legal version. Why?

Black screen of death. I never once had it while playing on pirated versions. The second I bought the game proper, BSOD.

Questionable, to say the least.

Other than free updates and not having to wait for a pirated copy to come out, that's the deal with premium.

I could both change my skin and play multiplayer with my pirated copy.

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TehShotgunCrew said:

People who bought the game legitimately are law-abiding citizens and can play the game worry-free, knowing that they are supporting an independent developer.

Considering Notch has sold what, a bagillion copies of Minecraft + worked on multiple other games... not really see how "Supporting" is an issue. This guy is set for life.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:17 AM

Dmangiants said:

you also don't have any support from mojang if their is a problem.
yes, exactly this. don't even think about asking mojang for help!

...oh, we were talking about people who use pirated copies?

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#14

sakuraknight

Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:18 AM

You feel the overwhelming satisfaction of finally owning the game and admitting to others so no one will flame you for the pirate you are you cur! Arrrrrgh!

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:36 AM

Dmangiants said:

you also don't have any support from mojang if their is a problem. i don't think they should be trusted.

you also can't play online multiplayer
Support? You mean updates? Because pirated copies can update you know.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:42 AM

Yea, u cant play on multiplayer at all, even if its a private server that you or your friend made, you get user not premium msg thrown back at your face

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:42 AM

buy it. Its really worth it. Plus, its only 15 bucks.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:39 AM

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Oh come on. If you're honestly a kind of person who thinks everything pirated has "strange problems" then I don't know what to say to you. I know you have downloaded stuff illegally and just because at one point you might of had a problem once doesn't mean everything else is 100% evil.
Basically, if you have the smarts, everything you pirate works fine and dandy.

And yes, this is all opinion - but quit using scare tactics on people who want to play the game without being hassled for $20 when they can use that for rising gas prices or other things for example. It isn't fair.
If you actually read the forums, you'll find that those "strange problems" tend to be things like "Multiplayer doesn't work at all", which is extremely well-documented, and there have been many reports of other less pressing glitches with varying levels of confirmation. Do your research next time.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:56 AM

The game is 20 bucks. There is no reason to not buy it. If you cannot afford $20 for a quality game, then you've got more pressing concerns.

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Grimscythe

Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:22 AM

Multiplayer works fine, I play on a three-man server with my two buddies.

There are no bugs that aren't in the real Minecraft, it's the exact same thing. The only server's you can't play on are the ones of people who paid for the game and have an account.

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If you cannot afford $20 for a quality game, then you've got more pressing concerns.

Spoken like someone who has never had to work for anything. Honestly, even if I had an extra twenty dollars I just don't find the game worth that much. Maybe if they still had all the free DLC like if you got the game early I would consider it, but I'm not going to and then have to pay for updates six months down the road.