However, there are free alternatives which respect your privacy!
You can follow at:
➡️ @Minetest (official account)
➡️ @nathansalapat (video tutorials)
➡️ @illunaminetest (world-building project)
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.
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