You Ask, Mojang Answers: Minecraft Realms Info!

A few days ago, Daniel Kaplan released info on what exactly Minecraft Realms is. A number of you left questions in the comments section, and I thought to myself, "Why not pass these questions along to Mojang?"

Why not, indeed! So here are some answers to your questions, from Mojang CEO Carl Manneh!

Realms Q&A:

    Will this service limit you to only allowing people to reach your server if they are in your area?

  • Anyone who the server 'owner' white lists can join your server, from anywhere in the world. Obviously you'll get better performance if you are geographically closer to the actual server.
  • Will it allow you to add plugins?

  • Starting out it will be vanilla Minecraft only, but as our API matures and Realms is further developed, some sort of plugin connection may be possible.
  • Will players have something like FTP access, to upload worlds, mods, and manage server settings?

  • Yes there will be a settings panel for the server owner. It will be quite limited from the beginning, but will be built out as the service develops.
  • Is this service aiming to replace third-party hosting?

  • No. We will not be able to provide all the options and features third-party hosting provides, so there will definitely be a need for third party hosting.

There you have it, even more goodies on the upcoming Realms service! A big "thank you" to Carl for giving us some insight into Realms, and answering users' questions directly!


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