Gamer Dad's Top 5 Signs You Play Too Much Minecraft (What Are Your Top Signs?)
Yes, there is such a thing as "too much Minecraft". I, myself, may be guilty of playing too much at times. But how can you tell when you've played too much and it may be time to hang up the diamond pickaxe for a while?
Through careful study and the scientific method, I have come up with the following factors that may indicate you play too much Minecraft.
Pets or children are named after Minecraft characters.
Consumerism at its peak is naming things in our lives after companies or products that have become an important part of our every day. Is it the end of the world if your pup is named "Steve", after the main character of Minecraft? Well, no, probably not.
However, if your first born is also named Steve, your pet bird is named "blaze", your cat is named "enderman" and you have a pet wither...well, that may be a sign you play too much Minecraft.
You've mistaken your wife for a creeper in the dark.
It's night time out and you're sound asleep (likely dreaming about Minecraft). Something interrupts your sleep and you wake up abruptly. You look over to see a shadowy figure moving toward you and your first thought is, "Oh no, it's a creeper!"
In reality, the creeper in this case was only your wife returning from the bathroom at 4am, but the fact that you first thought she was a creeper is a bit telling. Yes, you likely play too much Minecraft.
You've actually attempted to build a house out of wool.
Okay, so this one could just be chalked up to Minecraft experimentation more than anything. In creative mode especially, my sons and I like to build structures out of unconventional elements - like houses out of wool. If a wool house is struck by lightening in the game, it can catch fire (which is naturally what we're hoping for).
Building a house to of wool in a creative mode experiment may not be a sign, but if you've built a castle out of wool in survival mode? Well, that may be a sign you play too much Minecraft.
When you eat, you drop LOTS of crumbs on the floor.
This doesn't count if you're under the age of about six or so. If you're over that age and when you eat you get more of your meal on the floor than in your mouth it's a likely sign of two things: you're a very messy eater and you may need to take a break from playing Minecraft.
Also, bonus points if you eat whole cakes and have acquired a taste for cooked mutton.
You look over your shoulder after dark. You know... 'cuz monsters.
It's about dusk and you're on your evening walk. It's starting to get dark and you're not quite home yet. If you're looking over your shoulder or into the bushes and trees for spawning monsters, you may have a problem.
No, the problem is not that you need to place a 64 stack of torches around your neighborhood to keep the monsters from spawning. The problem is that you likely play a bit too much Minecraft 'cause monsters don't spawn in my neighborhood!