I have always played Minecraft on the Xbox version and have become very adept with settings and how to play Minecraft there. Recently I have been looking at Realms as the new update will be merging the networks together so more people can play together. I signed up for the 30 day trial for the 10+1 host plan.
1. I can't seem to find any of the settings listed in this post? Specifically PvP, spawn protections,and force game mode. They don't seem to be anywhere.
As you can see, it's a bit limited to say the least. You can create a world locally, set the settings you want, and use it to 'replace' the Realm world. Also, if you have cheats enabled you can change game rules and stuff when ever you want.