Gaming Game Play & Streaming The Joys of Single-Player Minecraft By Michael Fulton Writer Michael Fulton is a former Lifewire writer, video producer and a video game enthusiast specializing in the concept of Minecraft. our editorial process Michael Fulton Updated February 12, 2020 Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email When playing Minecraft, you can end up playing with other people or by yourself. When playing each of these different versions, they each have their ups and downs. Here we will be discussing why single player Minecraft is such a great thing to experience. Nobody To Fight Playing with other people will sometimes lead to disagreements with the other players. When playing Minecraft on single player, you will never have to worry about disappointing somebody and them coming after you when you least expect it. There’s never been a more nerve-racking feeling than knowing you must survive against other players who are angry with you because you did something they didn’t agree with. Being alone allows for a player to think and do as they wish, creating their own structures and contraptions without any limits created by other people. Relieving Stress For many, playing Minecraft alone is a wonderful stress reliever. Minecraft allows for an infinite world of blocks for building with and a nearly unlimited world to build in. When a person plays Minecraft, it gives the player the ability to let their focus be on something they enjoy, rather than what may be inducing their stress in their life. While some draw, paint, create music, or something along these lines through some creative means, Minecraft allows artistic freedom for players in a world that is completely manipulatable by themselves. Players will end up finding out that with Minecraft, your only real limitation is your imagination. When a player finds this out, generally, their mind will go wild with ideas and will begin going crazy with creations, which is definitely a positive. Finding Solutions Playing Minecraft by yourself can be both a blessing and a curse. At times in various situations, players can be met with problems that they may or may not be ready to face alone. When a player comes up with an idea that they may not understand how to fully complete or create on their own, they are forced to either look it up or try for themselves. Having an opportunity to make educated decisions to solve your problems and to complete your tasks on your own is a wonderful way to feel accomplished. Taking It All In Playing Minecraft alone has many advantages over playing with people, as playing Minecraft with others has many advantages over playing alone. Overall, deciding your general playstyle comes down to finding your preferences with both options. If you’re not interested in potentially fighting other players (depending on the type of server you are on), being told where you can and can’t build, not having to answer to somebody when doing whatever you want, and having the freedom to explore your world without seeing another person’s builds, single-player may be for you. If you ever end up deciding that single player is not your preferred style of playing, multiplayer is always there for you to enjoy!