noctiluca: What draws you to Minecraft? (Okay, so this is more like, "Jei is considering getting into this game b/c so many teens are obsessed with it, but is skeptical and thus dragging eir feet" and so FEEL EVEN FREER TO DISREGARD THIS than any other question.)
OH MINECRAFT, MY GAMING LOVE. There will be a lot of YouTube links in this post. And also, just a lot of links in this post.
...okay. I should qualify this by saying that these days, I hardly ever play vanilla Minecraft unless I manage to set up a server with other people. I still find social playing a lot of fun, but I'm not huge on giant complicated redstone or huge epic builds, so the game has limited replayability for me. Not to say that I didn't lose, like, eight months to the game when I first got it, and not to say I don't still play it a whole bunch now. My style of Minecraft engagement has just changed.
( Mostly to REALLY BRUTAL MODPACKS. )
If you get Minecraft, we should totally meet up on Mineplex and play Sheep Quest or something. Or you could set up a server and we could rock out and slay zombies together.