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    My 9 year old son is obsessed with Minecraft. I know there was a thread somewhere else on this forum about it, but I can't seem to find it! Just wondering if anyone has found any kid-friendly servers? He is currently playing on a server called Nyancraft. It's not 100% kid friendly (occasional bad language), but it's pretty good overall. Wondering if anyone has a child around his age that would like to meet up with him online somehow so they could play together?

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    I would love to find a kid-friendly server, though I have been pretty lazy about it. Right now, my son (also 9) plays on our gamer group server, but the new address hasn't been made public knowledge yet. So it's mostly safe from bad language (you should see it when its full of our friends, though! Definitely not child-friendly).

    Another new member has children who made their own server. If I had the know-how and bandwidth (that's what those things of internet stuff are called, right?), I'd give it a shot. LOL I've definitely got to look for something for my son, so he can play multiplayer with other children.

    Oddly enough, it's Minecraft-raining on my husband's computer right now. And I need to get back in to the server and work on my newest castle.
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    My boys play (I'm the one who asked the original question), I'll ask BOO what server he likes and let you know. I've set up a private server so my boys can play with each other but it's definitely not something I'm can open any farther.
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    @ Jinxie- I *think* I would have the know-how to build a server. i researched it quite a bit the other day. I just don't think I would have the time to monitor it 24/7, and I also don't want to invest the money to build a decent-sized server and keep it up and running monthly. (From what I figured out, it would be between 30 and 70 bucks a month, and I'd rather use that money on Starbucks! haha)

    @Pefa- If you could let me know what server your son plays on and if he'd be interested in joining up with mine, that'd be great!

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    My teen said there aren't really many kid friendly servers, but you can usually find some on the forums. Also, he used to have a hosted server. I think it could only have like 4 or 6 ppl logged in at once and only cost about $15/mo. You don't need your own dedicated machine, yu can just rent space on someone else's machines. Then you only have to worry about administrative tasks . . .white lists, black lists, mods, mods that are incompatible with each other . . .
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    Both of my kids play, as well.

    They do like the servers, but really they don't seem to talk much to anyone but each other LOL. Mostly, both play in creative mode, so they are always building something.

    Would love to have a kid-friendly server they could join!


    On a side note, ds loves to watch youtube vids about minecraft, and lately there are several that feature kids using Minecraft in ps. Cracks me up!
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    My 9-year-old also loves Minecraft and has a group he plays with regularly. I'll ask him how kid-friendly the servers he frequents are because (terrible mother alert) I don't worry much about language online. He's heard just about everything and as long as he doesn't use the language himself, I don't fuss too much.
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    My son has a server, but I'm not sure if it is up right now or now. My husband got behind on all the new stuff my son wanted to add. I can let you know what it is when they get it back up. There are usually just 2-4 kids on there.
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    but if you run a server on your own computer 1. its only up (for other ppl) when you have it online, and 2. you have to open your computer to strangers (which dh wasnt willing to do) and also it wont probably like you doing much else at the same time. freinds of my son's who have tried running them on their own computers, its usually really laggy and slow
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    Well, when my son's is up, it is always up unless they are adding new stuff to it. It is definitely not on one of our computers. My husband is a computer security guy and wouldn't open up our computers to strangers. :-) He is pretty obsessed with security. It is on his business servers where they do web hosting and have an email service, etc. The nice thing is it is free and doesn't really have space limits. The bad thing is Ian was driving my husband crazy with all the different things he wanted added and my husband told him he had to do them himself. (in my husband's defense, he would be gone all week and when he got home Ian would meet him at the door bugging him to do hours worth of minecraft updates, etc.) Ian got frustrated doing them himself and is now waiting on dad to get time to help him. Sort of patiently. If anyone is interested, I can let you know when they have it back up. It will be at least a week or two.
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    Maddie 14, 8th grade
    Jaxon 7, 1st grade

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