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Old 10th February 2013, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This week, Mojang released the results it had gathered from the Minecraft servers and clients that let it snoop at how they played Minecraft.

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Snooper data update: @_grum @Dinnerbone and @pgeuder has now confirmed that in 24h, people collectively played Minecraft for 1002 real years
This is a LOT of data, but some have put it together in a readable format. For instance:

Mcstats-analysis by DanielRapp

Surprisingly most clients don't use mods and most people don't play it in full screen. However, those that do, play longer.

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Old 10th February 2013, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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... most people don't play it in full screen. However, those that do, play longer.

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So if i want to play for longer, i just need to press F11.
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I actually don't think I play in fullscreen
Although the window is maximzed of course.
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Old 11th February 2013, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah I don't play in full screen, never have...
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Old 11th February 2013, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I actually don't think I play in fullscreen
Although the window is maximzed of course.
Same here, usually because I listen to music if I'm not mumbling. Wich is often on my crappy connection.
MC is one of few games I can play and listen to tunes and one of the things I love about it.
In-game music on zero and sound FX up to full, has been since I first installed.
Can't do fullscreen otherwise I can't switch tracks or change from speakers to headset and vice/versa as easily.
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Old 11th February 2013, 01:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you play full screen, you can't see the time. That's why they probably play longer.
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Old 11th February 2013, 02:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you play full screen, you can't see the time. That's why they probably play longer.
This is most likely.

I assumed most people play windowed since it's the default when you install the game.
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If you play full screen, you can't see the time. That's why they probably play longer.
I play full screen. I often discover that it's suddenly well past midnight. There may be some correlation here.
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I learnt long ago that i must ave a clock on the wall in my room to avoid staying up on a school night.
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I learnt long ago that i must ave a clock on the wall in my room to avoid staying up on a school night.
I've actually been forced to put a shutdown event in my computers, so at a specific time they start beeping, then 5 minutes later it's hard shutdown. Efficient way of not staying up for too long
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