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Is it viable to play Minecraft with someone across the world?

#1ElDudorinoPosted 10/30/2013 7:19:02 PM
I live in eastern Canada and my cousin lives in New Zealand. We tried to play a bit of Minecraft but it just wasn't happening due to terrible connection issues. She was quick to blame her internet as she's on ADSL but even if she upgrades to a much faster connection are we going to be able to connect reliably or is it just not really likely that we'll have a playable connection across half the globe? Anyone have much experience with this?
#2boochyPosted 10/30/2013 7:23:46 PM
The internet is a series of tubes, and I don't think the tubes are long enough to travel across the ocean.
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#3rusty12000Posted 10/30/2013 7:27:17 PM
Should be fine i had people from all over the world on my server
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 10/30/2013 7:30:28 PM
My main server used to use a host in the UK despite everyone on the server living in the US and Canada. I think your best bet would be for your cousin to find a host they can reliably connect to and then you trying to join in as well.
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#5ElDudorino(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2013 7:55:51 PM
rusty12000 posted...
Should be fine i had people from all over the world on my server


Where is/was your server located?