However, there are free alternatives which respect your privacy!
You can follow at:
➡️ @Minetest (official account)
➡️ @nathansalapat (video tutorials)
➡️ @illunaminetest (world-building project)
@FediFollows@mastodon.online @Minetest@fosstodon.org @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com
Yea...now whenever I sign into MC they make me link my github account of all things
I really like Minetest but I have friends that I've known for almost a decade on Minecraft servers I've been playing on quite literally the majority of my life.
@FediFollows well, there's one tiny problem with minetest. there has already built around a huge community and economy around minecraft that it's hard to leave it behind. my bigger issue would be that i am kind of locked in to the xbox ecosystem which in turn is owned by microsoft who own minecraft. also minetest is not so fun alone, so if i don't have friends that play it and there's only one good server i have to call it quits on that.
Yeah, it's not easy :(
That's a general problem with closed source software like Minecraft, you're at the mercy of the company that makes it. Even if they start out ok, they can sell out to a terrible company later on.
At least with MineTest you know that kind of lock-in will never happen because it's free and open source.
Microsoft announced it:
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