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Minecraft as a social PvE experience?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,531
I never played Minecraft.  I know, WTF?  Anyway, I've been playing Trove lately.  I enjoy the mining and building and crafting, but no one says shit in-game.  Global chat is mostly gold spammers.  Is it possible to have a more social, PvE-centric experience in Minecraft?  Do you just need to find the right server?  If so, how do I find that server?  Thanks!






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  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    You're better off searching for a clan/guild/group forum or facebook page. You could find that in trove as well. Minecraft does not have the social tools in place like traditional mmorpgs do. Also just because you might like trove does not mean you will like minecraft. Trove has more rpg, minecraft is a sandbox first rpg second. Both great games, but if you want rpg I would pick trove, if your looking more sandbox pick minecraft. 

    If you just want to socialize, then pick World of Warcraft, it's got many social tools and typically as an icebreaker all you need is to know how to raid, or do a dungeon, heal, tank, pvp, craft, trade, then as folks get to know you they open up a bit more and before you know it your part of a regular social group with common goals.

  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,531
    OK, thanks.  Yeah, I've played WoW since beta.  I used to be in a huge, talkative raiding guild where everyone knew each other.  Last few years, I've not found one friend in-game.  No one talks in the guilds I've belonged to,  In Minecraft, is there no way to chat with other people on the server?
  • Righteous_RockRighteous_Rock Member RarePosts: 1,234
    There is but the servers size is so small, your social link will not be made in game like it can with lets say wow that has several hundred if not thousands of people per server at any given point in time. Minecraft servers are typically invite only and there just isn't that many people in the server. Trove coincidentally does have a global chat channel that should reach several hundred people.

    It goes back to why are you playing? if your playing the game then your searching in chat for someone to socialize with about the game and do some task in game. If your looking to primarily socialize and the game can be in the background or it doesn't matter what game you play, then you either don't want to play a game for your social fix or you should pick a healing class in Warcraft and chill healing dungeons/raids all while socializing your heart out.
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
      IMO Creativerse
                 http://store.steampowered.com/app/280790/Creativerse/

      And Portal Knights

                      http://store.steampowered.com/app/374040/Portal_Knights/

      Each have better communites
                      Better Building
                       Better Crafting
                           Better Combat
                           
      Than Trove or Minecraft
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,531
    OK, thanks guys.  I'm definitely looking for an option where people socialize in-game.  PvE sandbox with building and some crafting.
  • GruugGruug Member RarePosts: 1,792
    I can only play modded minecraft and then only with other people I know. Vanilla minecraft gets boring too fast even with friends.

    Let's party like it is 1863!

  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,531
    What's the best way to seek out a club in Trove?  I haven't seen anyone advertising in global, and no one talks anywhere else as far as I can tell.
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 3,338
    What's the best way to seek out a club in Trove?  I haven't seen anyone advertising in global, and no one talks anywhere else as far as I can tell.
    Unrelated (maybe related) question--did you finally buy a PS4?
    Constantine, The Console Poster

    • "One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves." - Carl Jung
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,531
    What's the best way to seek out a club in Trove?  I haven't seen anyone advertising in global, and no one talks anywhere else as far as I can tell.
    Unrelated (maybe related) question--did you finally buy a PS4?

    No, I wish I had.  I screwed up and bought a Switch, then found I had no desire for mobile gaming.
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,531
    DMKano, what's the best way to seek out a club in Trove?  I haven't seen anyone advertising in global, and no one talks anywhere else as far as I can tell.

  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 3,338
    DMKano said:
    DMKano, what's the best way to seek out a club in Trove?  I haven't seen anyone advertising in global, and no one talks anywhere else as far as I can tell.

    Top guilds are going to be very selective - they won't advertise, what you will have to do is seek them out. You have to advertise yourself.

    That's how it is in all MMOs today - you'll never see top guilds looking for members in global chat.
    /4 <DiRtY unDerwerZ> is a mature hardcore guild looking for pro players.
    Constantine, The Console Poster

    • "One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games and it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves." - Carl Jung
  • someforumguysomeforumguy Member RarePosts: 4,088
    edited August 2017
    For Minecraft I suggest to go for online communities like FeedTheBeast etc. You will find modpacks with a ridiculous amount of content based on different themes and people advertising their own hosted servers that use those modpacks. Modded Minecraft can be very different from the vanilla experience. Vanilla Minecraft is very limited compared.

    Besides that, you can find social experiences in any online survival game, but it depends a lot on the group of people you find if it is what you are looking for(just like with guilds in MMO's actually).

    Trove sits somewhere in between Minecraft and MMO's. The building is limited and crafting is very limited. But I do like the classes and dungeons.

  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
    edited August 2017
    DMKano said:
    Scorchien said:
      IMO Creativerse
                 http://store.steampowered.com/app/280790/Creativerse/

      And Portal Knights

                      http://store.steampowered.com/app/374040/Portal_Knights/

      Each have better communites
                      Better Building
                       Better Crafting
                           Better Combat
                           
      Than Trove or Minecraft
    Both of these games are under 1K daily players on Stam

    Trove has 5-10x players in comparison on Steam.

    Those are facts

     now unto subjective stuff:


    Better Building is subjective.

    Better crafting - yeah I think Minecraft has them all beat.

    Combat - Trove all the way.

    My 2c, again these are highly subjective due to one's preferences/taste.


    The numbers have nothing to do with my response , as i said IMO both Createverse and Portal Knights have better communities IMO .. Thats also a fact , if you were paying attention , I did say in both insatnces IMO..   Quality outweighs Quantity in this in instance..
     
      And also Trove is a Free game ,a signifigant reason it would have higher player numbers , but understadable why you would fail to mention that


      on a side note Trove building is juvenille compared to nearly every other , Voxel game availble , ANd outside of clubs(which only people invited in will ever see ) In Trove your limited to build what is a very Tall Shed ..

      Laughable Trove Combat is trash and doesnt hold a candle to either one , <oreso in Portal Knights case ...

      Understandble but your 2c is usually biased towards any Trion product


                Creataverse ....http://store.steampowered.com/app/280790/Creativerse/

                   Portal Knights .......http://store.steampowered.com/app/374040/Portal_Knights/

                     Trove .....
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/304050/Trove/


      In this case a video is worth a thousand words..




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