I am just wondering when people on this forum joined Minecraft. I bought Minecraft during 1.1 release, but knew about it since 1.8 beta. What update (1.8 beta, 1.5.2 release, .01 classic, etc.) was Minecraft at when you purchased Minecraft?
Beta 1.3_01. Approx 2 and 1 eighth years ago. Also... TOTALLY worth it. Between the game and the forums I have easily a thousand hours in. Probably more. 20 USD for that because it was bought in pounds and converted via Paypal and that was the conversion at that point in beta. 20 USD for a thousand hours is what... 1 dollar for 50 hours? Compared to a movie which would be around 2 dollars an hour this is about a hundred times better.
I have been playing Minecraft since late alpha, though I only go around to buying sometime around 1.5 (beta). It's pretty far back, though I'm sure we all know people who (at least claim to) have been playing since the 'classic' era.