Kid-friendly MMO?
March 11, 2012 12:43 PM   Subscribe

My 10-year-old loved Lego Universe. Now that it has closed up shop, we're looking for something similar. Any recommendations?
posted by SomePerlGeek to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Minecraft? My kids (9 and 12) have been playing it daily (MMO-style on Minecraft servers) for nearly two years, and it has yet to lose its allure for them.

(Actually, now that I think about it, Lego Universe was the reason I bought Minecraft in the first place -- my son was/is obsessed with Lego, but I didn't want to have to pay a subscription fee for him to play Lego Universe. I'd heard so much about Minecraft being like "Lego, but on the computer," so I purchased an account, hoping that he might like it enough to take the sting out of being denied Lego Universe. It definitely worked!)
posted by mothershock at 1:13 PM on March 11, 2012


Nthing mothershock, and probably one of many.

Having played both, I think Minecraft is better anyway. However, if you want multiplayer, it's important to find a good server -- especially for a 10 year old player. The policing in Minecraft happens at the server/user level, rather than a corporate one.
posted by gnomeloaf at 1:23 PM on March 11, 2012


Googling "lego universe private server" it seems there are at least people working on setting up private servers.
posted by cmoj at 1:58 PM on March 11, 2012


puzzle pirates!
posted by rmd1023 at 2:50 PM on March 11, 2012


Roblox
posted by tronec at 1:23 AM on March 12, 2012


Thanks for the replies, folks! I've had a hectic couple of days, so I haven't had a chance to check out all the suggestions yet, but I will.

We already enjoy Minecraft single player; gnomeloaf, any suggestions of specific kid-friendly servers?
posted by SomePerlGeek at 6:02 AM on March 13, 2012


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