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Easier way to join friends in java edition

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    But that's the point, what you are asking for would require setting up a server (as far as I know). You have two options.

    1) If you are together with your friends irl, use LAN worlds.

    2) If you aren't, use Realms.

    You are basically asking for free Realms here. Not going to happen. It costs money to run servers.

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    What I am saying with this is a server that only runs when the actual world is open minecraft realms cost money because minecraft runs those servers what I’m asking is to have a free option where by opening up one of these worlds the person on it will run the server from their computer meaning it doesn’t cost money because the server won’t be up 24/7 and it would be manageable by anyone because the only thing you have to manage is being on the world none of that other technical stuff basically I don’t want to learn how to program and run a server just to play with friends I would just rather it to allow me to play on a temporarily online world with none of that consol command stuff if that makes sense

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    Shade Heppner commented
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    Or, a seperate button in the pause menu or title screen that says Friends and after you click on it, you can see/add friends. It could show each player you've "friended" each in separate bars and it would show their name, head, and if they're connected to internet, what server their on or if they're on a solo world. Clicking on a name would give the options "Unfriend" "Join Server" "Invite to Server/World" "Chat" "Mute/Block" "Download Skin". If they aren't using the same version, clicking on a name will just show "Playing Version/Snapshot:_______". If someone gets a message when they're in-game, the message would appear in the chat. Invites would appear like a new recipe or an advancement. Friends could be added by Minecraft username or by the e-mail used for the Minecraft account.

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    DannyBoyMeow commented
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    They could easily implement this by adding Xbox Live like in bedrock.

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    MrRoboX2000 commented
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    They can just make it so you cants join unless if your friends invites you to the world and if the world owner leaves the non owner they disconect

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    Valiant7000 commented
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    This is the same functionality available on Bedrock Edition. I really want to see Java gain this ability. The singleplayer game runs an internal server already. This would just make it easier to connect your friends for a quick session without fussing with IP addresses.

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    iDave4321 commented
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    me and a bunch of people played on a youtubers server and put in a lot of hours, 
    however the server was closed , but someone created a realm, and invited friends
    we had made to start again :D Only a few of us saw the invite, however and it is annoying
    not being able to invite other friends, or send them a friend request and let them know where we all are now :'(
    It is very sad, and stressful! :p

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    Dr Haxx ROD3 commented
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    I think a better way to implement this would be to just add a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) option.

    Load Singleplayer > Open to LAN (could be renamed Enable P2P or something) > and then have some sort of friends list, which if security is an issue can be done with friend codes similar to Nintendo's, and have people join that way. It would work the same as LAN but with a shared connection, and a second (or multiple) player(s) sending client data to your world.

    Connection would be done with UPnP of course.

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    I agree. After all, bedrock edition gives us the opportunity to play minecraft without having a realm or a server! Mojang should replicate that to java edition as well!

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    I like this idea because it's weird. If you play on bedrock you can get an Microsoft and play online for free. But on java edition you have to buy realms and my parents are REALLY PICKY when it comes to subscriptions.

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    Spacelion123 commented
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    dude are u blind there is no add friends in the launch menu

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    Avecado31 commented
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    If it were to become like the Bedrock Edition way (Xbox live- friends), could it also be opened up so through Xbox Live Bedrock Edition/Pocket Edition users and Java Edition users could all play through Xbox Live?

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    YelloDinosour commented
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    I don't want Xbox Live to be a part of java, I want it to be similar and have similar features, but I don't want to have to use my Xbox account on my java version. Everything I love about java would begin to melt away into everything I hate about bedrock.

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    GK Dallas commented
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    This is a FANTASTIC idea. I can't make a server OR buy realms OR have friends come to my house with their device. especially during this situation. I would just like an easy, expense free, way to play with your friends. I also own Minecraft Windows 10 Edition and I LOVE that you can have friends and just easily join them. Although I like Java better BUT I would like it MUCH better if they did this idea. I don't want the entire GAME to be like bedrock but I do want the friends part to be. But only using Minecraft, so you don't have to friend them on Xbox or something else

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    freddyjay10 commented
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    please do this  

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    LankyPudds commented
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    A simpler, streamlined way of hosting a server locally wouldn't go a miss. For a game that's so much better with other people, having no form of friends list or ability to join a friend's world (on the original version of the game, no less) is a bit tight.

    Sure, it may be quite laggy for some, depending on the host's connection. But if I have to sacrifice performance to let my friends join in on my Java worlds, so be it, it's totally worth it.

    I get that MS want to make money where they can; but charging people to rent a third-party server, when they could just host it locally, makes no sense for people who just want to make a world for a small group of friends to play on. The idea of Realms makes total sense if you're expecting a large group of people, but for the average user there's no point when a free option is possible.

    I wouldn't even need this feature if there was a built-in way to port worlds to and from Bedrock, without having to faff about with third-party gubbins.

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    youssefgmrpro commented
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    I need This to play with far away friends in minecraft pc

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    SealyGaming commented
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    they shouldn't use Xbox Live but rather a Mojang Studios Account/Minecraft account to friend people

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    WthrStrm commented
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    No, I Think is he/she is Asking for a Way to Invite People to a World, like in Minecraft Bedrock you can Invite Friends to A World Without A Membership.

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    kinda like with PE

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    What I think should happen is that the Devs take the same concept of joining each other on Minecraft bedrock and apply it to Minecraft Java. So that nobody would have to spend money just to play with friends. But that would beat the whole purpose of Realms and Servers!
    It still would be nice