Was I not sticking to the topic? I replied directly to something that someone else said. This "waffling on about how the game uses its resources" was literally relevant here. If you're going to call someone out for being off topic, and then sprinkle a light insult in while you're at it (thanks, by the way), at least be sure you're right before you belittle their attempt to help someone else, because that's all I was ever trying to do! Being insulted, singled out, and censored for just trying to help someone sure feels nice. If a little bit of elaboration bothers you enough to do that and delete my post, sorry?
It's also a bit insulting to have been singled out when many of the replies have done what I did and addressed how Minecraft can't be forced to make use of excessive RAM. Even if I elaborated a bit (which I don't think warrants censoring an entire post for being off topic, irrelevant, or unhelpful anyway), I am HARDLY the only one who did this here.
There are a lot of people that come by inquiring about Minecraft performance related things, such as why they get stutters on their high end PC, or how to allocate 80 GB of RAM to Minecraft, and a plethora of other things, and these are absolutely the sort of times and places where explaining how Minecraft (and Java) reacts is relevant, because some of them aren't inherent performance problems, per se, but come from a lack of understanding on how Minecraft behaves. Stuff like that IS answering the question. It's helping the OP with information. I get it; some of us elaborate, and some of us say the same things we've said elsewhere. So what? Some are more to the point. Collectively, we increase helping others and we all do it our own way, but if I'm going to be insulted and then censored for doing nothing wrong and only trying to help someone, with the WORST of my crime being "I might elaborate a bit" when I'm not even the only one who is like that, then this forum is no longer a place I will invest any time into.
@OP, sorry for any issues while attempting to help you. Ultimately, I hope you get the enjoyment you seek from the game.