Can’t Join Friends World
My friend and I play Minecraft PE together on our iPads but lately, since the recent Minecraft update, when we try to join each other’s worlds it’s says “unable to connect to world”... can anybody help? We’ve been playing on these worlds for almost a year now with no other problems.
submitted by notjohn842
I want to confront my parents about something but I don’t know how or if I even should
Some background information first: Playing, developing, and making videos about video games are some of my major hobbies. I’ve always loved the medium and find comfort in it most of the time, but my parents have never been that supportive of me interacting with games. They introduced me to video games with a puzzle game called Machinarium and my early experience with games were mainly puzzle and match games on my dad’s old Mac. This was until I discovered Minecraft. Me and my brother both played Minecraft PE on the family iPad and we sunk hundreds of hours into it. When we finally got our own gaming laptop (my dad gave us his old Mac) we immediately begged our parents to get Minecraft Java Edition and they obliged. Me and my brother sunk even more time into it on a shared account and we’d spend our weekends having fun at the computer. My view of games was expanded even further when I got my very own laptop and discovered the wonder that is the Steam launcher, a hub to buy, sell, and publish games and game related content. One of the first games I got on Steam was Terraria and fell in love with it. My library slowly filled with titles such as Trove, Transformice, and Mitos.is. I found out about competitive games in the form of TF2 and to this day is still one of my favorite games.
This brings us to today. As of late my parents have been more and more unsupportive on me and my endeavors in the video game medium. They complain that I always play violent games like CS:GO and TF2 which is fair enough, but they also categorize games like Minecraft and Don’t Starve Together as violent games which do have combat mechanics but aren’t inherently violent. And what’s even more confusing is that my dad always goes on about how he’s played old games like the original DOOM and Wolfenstein and even worked on the DOOM 3 soundtrack, when all of these games are some of the most violent on the market! I’m beginning to think that they’re using violence in games as an excuse for wanting me to be more “productive” like my brother. If me and my bro go the whole day without doing chores they’ll threaten to take away my computer, but never threaten to take away my brother’s things because he was “being productive in different ways,” and “I only play games all day.” (By the way my brother makes flags for his Instagram and rants about politics all day.) The point is my parents take immense interest in my brother’s work and support him to go on and do that for the rest of his life but they simply don’t care about what I’m doing. For my new video I’m pouring my heart and soul into it and they don’t even bat an eye when I try to tell them about it.
I genuinely feel that I should confront them about it, but I have no idea how to even approach them about it or even if I should. I need your help guys.
ps if I sound spoiled or privileged in this post I do not mean to, I just suck at writing about personal shit
submitted by TazGiraffe