According to organizers, MINECON 2012 has now been confirmed to take place in Europe between November 24th and 25th at Disneyland Resort, in Paris, France. It is an occasion where every guest in attendance will enjoy a more interactive experience, sharing ideas with game experts and lovers. Attending the event will give you the opportunity to meet other lovers of Minecraft, including modders, and many popular people in the Minecraft community.
Expo Show Floor
At the event, many experts and marketers will display their tools and products to improve the experience of the Minecraft player. For instance, you will enjoy the presence of Microsoft section for lovers of Xbox with Minecraft, mining gear items from JINX, and companies selling dedicated server hosting plans. There will also be a special event where the notable people will sign an autograph for you.
Fun and Games
MINECON 2012 is not just going to be an event where you will always be seated, bored. The organizers want to make it to be full of fun. Therefore, there will be an opportunity for you to play your favorite game there. You can have a good time playing some Minecraft, Cobalt or Scrolls. Competitions and challenges will also be organized to make you win some prizes.
These are the important things about MINECON 2012:
- The early-bird rate of €99 for admission to the Disney Events Arena, between 10 am and 6 pm
- Good discounts on park tickets and Disney hotels (from €78)
- An evening party of Saturday at the Walt Disney Studios Park. There will be free rides for those who are attending
- The people who are at least 18 years old will be able to attend the Sunday night party in Paris
Talks and Panels
Another benefit of attending MINECON 2012 is that you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced people as you attend panels and listen to talks on many Minecraft subjects, from practical pointers on how to capture videos, to building ambitious projects and developing mods. If you are an expert “Minecrafter”, there you are given an opportunity to host a talk or be part of a panel.
Being in Paris for MINECON 2012 is going to be an interesting experience for everybody. Mojang, the developer of Minecraft has not said anything about MINECON 2013, as one would expect that that should be after the success of the 2012 event. Many people are also only concerned with this year’s event instead of asking or wanting to know what would be done in 2012. Therefore, until the announcement is made, it is impossible to know the details of MINECON 2013.
Minecraft Mods, A Different Way to Enjoy Minecraft Games
Minecraft mods are modifications or changes made to the Minecraft games that changes the content from what it originally was. There are different ways in which people add mods to the Minecraft games. Some of the mods are in depth and add content to the game that can change the creative feel of the game or add more options for the player as to how to interact with the minecraft games. Some of the mods are bigger expansions adding significant expansions to the games while others may bring in features and experiences from other games.
How to Install Minecraft Mods
Installing Minecraft mods is not difficult if you follow certain steps.
• First you need to download the mod. It is better to download the mod in a new window.
• Next you need to install the mod.
• Locate your Minecraft file. In Windows 7 & 8 you will find it in C:\Users\(your user name)\AppData\Roaming\minecraft. For Mac users go to Library then go to Application support and then Minecraft.
• Now go to the bin folder in Minecraft and open minecraft.jar with a program like Winrar that opens zipped files.
• Some mods may require other mods or programs to work. Download any or all of these mods and open them with the program that opens zipped files.
• Copy all the files from your zip program into minecraft.jar.
• Next delete the Meta-Inf folder in minecraft.jar since this folder prevents you from installing the mods.
Now you are ready to play minecraft and enjoy the mods.
If you have problems check the mod page for any incompatible mods and the instructions to fix them. Follow those instructions while re installing the mods.
Top Minecraft Mods
Though Minecraft by itself is fun and enjoyable to play, it can get stale and plain at times. There are many mods out there that improve the game and make them more enjoyable and easier to play while there are others that add a lot of content to the game. It depends from person to person as to which mod they would enjoy better than the others. Here are a few suggestions of the mods we think are the top minecraft mods of all time.
1. Single Player commands mod. This is one mod that adds on to the experience of the player while keeping the minecraft game the same. It makes the game more interesting by adding to the core of the game without changing the basic of the game. It has intelligent seamless additions to the game with a friendly user interface. One of the most popular downloaded mod for minecraft.
2. Better than wolves mod. This mod lets the players build more complex designs by adding many things to minecraft, right from gears to windmills. With this mod you can build epics with innovative technology. You need to try out this mod in order to experience it since words cannot fully justify the experience.
3. Mo’Creatures Mod. This mod adds many different creatures to minecraft, this gives the game a new life while making it more enjoyable. There are many features in this mod that lets you different things with the animals like collecting rare species of animals or breeding them. This mod has everything from polar bears to mice and every animal has unique features that makes them come alive. The animation of all creatures is very realistic adding to the experience.
4. Too Many items mod and Not enough Items mod. Both of these mods are similar in many respects. They both allow you to fabricate items in minecraft and enhance the experience of minecraft by making the items accessible to you and allowing you to save your game while you do other things in the game. The difference is that Too many items mod is much more simple and you can enjoy minecraft without complexities.
5. Clay soldiers mod. This mod consists of having little soldiers fighting each other and the best part is that you can change them into things like horse riding soldiers or to soldiers with bombs. This mod allows you to customize your soldiers and the arena while watching them fight each other.
There are too many other minecraft mods that we would like to list here, but again it is what you want out of the game. You can always find a mod that you may like better than others to make your experience of minecraft enjoyable.