I just signed into this forum to get help with something. I have ADHD and that gives me a short attention span. So that means i can never get far in a world and I always keep on deleting and making new worlds. I can never progress and there is so much I want to do in minecraft but never get to the points where i can do them. I've first played minecraft in beta 1.4 where wolves were added i think. But from then and now i still never progress in a nornal world. I only like survival mode by the way, not creative or hardcore. The problem is that im having so much at first in each world but something I do in the world triggers my urge to restart and it's such a hard urge to control. I just want to enjoy minecraft fully, I may be having fun at first, but i want to do so much more in minecraft. and i always feel down when i restart. Is there any tips anyone on this forum can give me because i really want to do so much more in minecraft.
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it is simple make a word and do different things in it do not stay in one project for a while unless you really want too and when you think that you have bored the world a little just log off from him and leave him there don't delete him, if you want to delete a world i suggest you to put him in dropbox or mediafire or google drive just to have him in case you ever want to continue or just want to go back and do a tour to see what you have made i hope this can help you
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Play with friends,make or join a realm or server,if im bored from my world i start a new one but dont delete the old one,in a couple of days i go back on the old world and continue the work.make big plans,like...having all tipes of farms/auto farms xp farms after you have them all...try making new designs for them.make big buildings...towns.look on youtube for build ideeas,copy them or design new models. i prefer the Hermits from youtube,plenty of ideas...
You can also start a youtube chanel if you got the time for it!!!
The best solution would obviously be for you to coach yourself into seeing the ~30Mb of disk space needed to store a copy of an early world as cheap enough to ignore…
While you work on that, low tech solutions can rely on giving a copy of the world files to someone not having your condition.
Simplest of these is to copy the files onto a small memory stick that can be physically given to a friend or family member willing to assist you…
Somewhat more involved to set up, but then requiring less of the person providing assistance;
were you to backup your worlds to a website (small, simple and private) on which you held upload and download but NOT delete priviledges (those being held only by your assistant) you would be able to restore old worlds at will but not delete them.
It may be belaboring the obvious, but – if you are receiving services related to your ADHD – discussing its interaction with Minecraft with the service provider may reveal other things you can do to improve your play experience.
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WARNING: I have an extemely "grindy" playstyle; YMMV — if this doesn't seem fun to you, mine what you can from it & bin the rest.
The forum thought it would be funny to play a joke on me and wipe the progress of a post I had nicely typed up, so this will be shorter than planned. As someone with mild autism and ADHD, you are not the only one like this.
Some tips I can suggest:
-If you feel overwhelmed, try playing in an older version. There's less constant to feel like that's piling up on you that you just HAVE to get, there's less block variety to overwhelm you if you feel perfectionist about building.
-Downgrading also makes you feel like you're on less of a straight path and gives you slightly more space to breath. Give 1.5 a shot. You can always upgrade if you don't like it.
-Take frequent breaks if you're bored or feeling discouraged. It helps especially to take a walk in the neighborhood, away from the computer.
-Try chatting with friends who have SP worlds, pick up a few things from them. Or just chat with them in general, giving you ideas and occupation whilst you play on your SP.
-Fewer, smaller projects is better than a singular, large project. Just try not to flex too much.
-Mods mods mods.
Age will help with your ADHD over time, as it did with mine. Part of it is also Minecraft's nature. I've always seen it as a multiplayer game than single player.
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I've always seen it as a multiplayer game than single player.
You know, I often have the same issue when playing in single player, but when I'm playing with another person the game really feels amazing. Though not for everybody, an interesting challenge is to set an amount of time with a friend and to agree to have a little Minecraft war when that time has ended. It motivates you to play (because you want to get good resources/structures so you can win) and gives you something to do each moment. I can see where it could get overwhelming or boring for some people though.
You know some (actually quite a lot) of people have the opposite problem, although it is also dealing with patience. There are some players who rush to the nether and end repeatedly and find themselves bored or that they have "won" the game and feel like there is nothing else to offer. Others spend hours on end (pointlessly, to me) adding 100 block tall lava-generated walls to their faction base so they are almost fully un-griefable; then they just go on to AFKing or grinding for money or experience to either become a billionaire or have the strongest armor obsessively. Many players have problems either sticking to a project or settling down on something, or going at a slower, more patient pace (like deciding to build that wood cabin with wood tools and then making a house versus going straight to mining and then to the nether).
What I can say is that slowing down and putting effort into something can be more satisfying and meaningful than if you go about it impatiently; that many people share your problem as teens and kids (sometimes even adults) without ADHD; and that you should still do what you want to do, and if you enjoy exploring different worlds frequently versus settling down in one, you don't have to do otherwise unless you want to.
As for your world issue, I did the same thing years ago :P. You might also enjoy doing the nomad challenge; you basically roam around the world and don't stay in a set place for more than a day. I'd play this in version 1.6 or below though, as 1.7 made the terrain monotonous yet with more biomes- 1.6 and below has amazing terrain, I could show you some comparison pictures if you want.
I have ADHD as well, and I used to have a similar problem. One day, i got sick and tired of me deleting worlds left and right, so I literally named my survival world DO NOT DELETE. And I've and I've forced myself to stick to it! If you don't feel like you're making progress, go do something else. What do you like to do the most in Minecraft? I personally like mining, but I also enjoy building beautiful complex structures. In order to make those buildings, I need a lot of expensive resources, and that motivates me to stick around and work towards that goal. (Although, I've never actually reached that goal in the 5 years I've had this game, but oh well.)
If you get tired of Minecraft, don't push yourself to play it! That'll just make you hate the game. Go do something else entirely until you feel like playing Minecraft again. (This can make me a bit of a flake when it comes to playing on servers. I'll do nothing but play on a server for 3 days, and then not show my face for a month. But, it's better than starting to hate the game because I've forced myself to play.)
And, yes! Try out some maps, mods, texture packs, and servers to keep things interesting. I'd recommend the Herobrine's Mansion map that was recently re-made for a newer version, and the Galacticraft mod.
Aww, don't feel bad. I have ADHD too. If you love to play minecraft, you can find it very easy to focus on it, and very hard to pull away from. Just try and focus on the things you love doing in Minecraft.