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Realms Render Distance [Bedrock]

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    Agreed on every single point here.
    I am so disappointed - we won't use the realm any more longer and move instead to a dedicated server. It is unbelievable how bad the render distance is. Destroys the whole immersion.

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    Do it Mojang, it's Our Problem if our Pc or our Router can not run it, but give us the Possibility to try it.

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    I completely agree. This low render distance also makes mobs extremely more prevalent. I've had 6 - 8 mobs chasing me at once, seen mobs spawn directly in front of me, and it's all due to the poor render distance. I think it's pretty poor to offer a subscription service, and then give a sub-par experience for paying customers. Honestly, right now, i think hosting my own server would be waaay better. Realms is decent, but the fact that I'm being made to pay for it, and have render distance lowered waaay down makes the service a waste of money for me. It makes no sense. Rendering is processed by the client hardware if I'm not mistaken, so why is realms limited.
    As you said, it is a massive deal breaker, and immediately makes the service not worth it for me

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    Just managed to upload our beautiful island and ocean world to Realms - great for spyglass, we wanted to make it more accessible to play from various devices.

    This isn't worth it - every island is now a beach in a fog - no more great views.

    This just isn't worth it, not for a well paid service.

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    Google can run Stadia, Microsoft itself can run XCloud. But we can't get a real render distance for our paid realms. BS, if I wasn't playing cross platform java all the way.

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    If I was richer than the top 10 richest people in the world together I would still not pay for a realm. In fact I would pay people not too use it cause this is how horrible 10 render distance is. It is like being blind but in a game. There is no difference in the game experience when I turn my screen off because I feel equally as lost with it on as I do with it off. Please make it a minimum of 16 but if possible up too 48. Then I would consider it worth it and maybe recommend it.

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    How is it this STILL NOT CHANGED?!

    Make it so that WE can decide the render distance! I can't see ANYTHING when I'm trying to explore, I've been having huge issues trying to find just a Nether Fortress because I can see NOTHING past the lava seas! 

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    personally id pay a premium for a 15-25 chunk render distance, please get this done minecraft! I would go for an alternative server hosting platform but then console players would be excluded from joining my server.

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    We really need this update. It's been so long.

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    We got a 30 days trial of Realms. We have turned off the auto-renewal subscription because we are used to 72 chunk render distance on pc. We wanted Realms so we could always login individually without a friend as host.
    The low render distance on Realms brakes the game if you are above ground and it is not worth the money.

    To be honest I expected more from a server center.

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    I definitely think that there should be a higher render distance for Minecraft Realms. Especially with 1.18 the current cap on the render distance would take away that immersion with Minecraft saying how grandiose everything will be and not being able to take it all in. I totally understand the technical difficulty side of things and think that it should be only implemented into the next generation consoles and Windows 10 because of this. But it does suck paying $8/month for something that could be majorly improved with the new hardware.

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    This. More then ever, with the pending 1.18 update, we need higher render distance. You can't see to the roofs of caves (they appear white) and you can't look at the new mountains. The spy glass is useless bc it exceeds the render distance

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    This is terrible, I’m switching to hosting my own server for this reason alone. What’s the point of exploring or making large builds if you literally can’t see anything.

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    I will be cancelling my realms subscription because of this issue.

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    Agreed this needs to be improved even if it requires a more premium subscription. It should be minimum 16 chunks render distance as you usually don't need more but it can be very jarring with less and minimum 8 chunks simulation distance for consistent mob spawning. I don't use realms due to the really low render and simulation distance and am currently using apex hosting and I doubt I'm alone in that so Microsoft/mojang are just losing out here by not fixing this.

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    Been years now... Feels like they'll never do this. It's so frustrating that things that aren't even that far away stop working. I use a realm because it's easy for my friends on bedrock on console to join at any time because you can't connect to an IP address on a console (Well.. not without some DNS stuff that most of them won't want to bother with). Why must it be so small for everyone? 

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    I can't wait for 1.18 where I can't see the top of mountains! Seriously please upgrade the render distance. I'm paying for a subscription thats years behind. I don't even mind if you scale it dynamically based on amount of players on the server. That would still mean having a good render distance when playing alone or with two people.

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    Earlier this year there was an attempt to increase the sim distance on realms that didn't work out in the end. With 1.18's epic terrain generation and the addition of sim distance to Java Edition, please redirect the resources from that effort toward increasing the render distance instead. While a higher sim distance would also be nice, the low render distance does a lot more to make the Realms experience feel disappointing.

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    Me and my friends do a realm every update and the render distance ruins the experience for us sometimes. We can never see our houses and traveling is not fun with the poor visibility. With the new 1.18 update we started living in the mountains but I can't even see where I'm going because I can't even see the top of the mountain or the bottom, its so claustrophobic and looks and feels terrible to play on. Please Mojang we all play on Xbox one X's or PC, they're all high end and can support it. if you could bump it up to 30-80 that would be greatly appreciated, the Minecraft experience has been somewhat ruined with the low render distance, especially this update. 

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    Can't even see the new caves and cliffs with this atrocious render distance. What is even the point of dumping all this development into features the users can't even use? All the members of my 10 person realm agree.

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    It is as I expected. You cannot see the top if a mountain or end of a cave on realms right now. I'd suggest to dynamically scale the render distance based on number of players as a start. If there were alternatives to have a cross platform realm I would get that instead. But you have a monopoly on cross platform servers with Bedrock Realms. So please! Put in the effort and increase the render distance.