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101 Signs That You’ve Been Playing Too Much "Minecraft"

Earl knows all the signs of "Minecraft" addiction—from personal experience.

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1. You’ve tried getting wood by punching the trees in your backyard.
2. You’ve tried mining for coal in your backyard.
3. Reality suddenly isn’t cubic enough.
4. You’re disappointed that real saplings take more than a few hours to grow into full-sized trees.
5. When dusk falls, you panic, run home, and pray you don’t run into any zombies.
6. You arrange office supplies in groups of 64.
7. You get angry that dirt doesn’t float in real life.
8. You’ve tried gathering saplings in real life by beating leaves with sticks (and other tools)
9. You’re on the “all bacon, all the time” diet.
10. You always carry a backpack of tools with you everywhere you go.
11. You’ve reached the size limit for all of your worlds.
12. You have an entire chest (in-game) filled with records.
13. You don’t need to look on Minepedia to know the exact number of uses you can get from a given tool.
14. You have an entire chest (in-game) filled with diamonds.
15. You’re saving up for a diamond pickaxe (in real life)
16. You’ve carved a series of two-meter high tunnels under your home (while looking for coal and iron.)
17. You’ve built your own crafting workbench in your garage.
18. You’ve painstakingly gathered enough spider webs together to make something vaguely resembling a brick (and you plan on painting on it once it has a proper frame of sticks!)
19. When you yell “CREEPER!” all your friends duck or scatter.
20. You’ve tried every possible option on the Painterly Pack Customizer.
21. You’ve spent whole days doing nothing but building things on Minecraft.
22. You check Notch’s blog daily just to see if there are any new updates.
23. You’ve taken up cactus farming (and you don’t even live in an arid area.)
24. You think of the ecology of the world in terms of Minecraft biomes.
25. You go into rock shops looking for Redstone.
26. You pray night after night that, when you die, you won’t go to the nether
27. You wouldn’t mind going to the nether as long as there’s an obsidian gateway there (and you have flint and steel.)
28. You can’t understand why your wooden pickaxe won’t break through solid stone.
29. Your solution to saving energy is to go dig for lightstone.
30. You dream in pixels
31. You’ve installed a pressure-plate for your front door.
32. You honestly believe that you can just gather lava in a bucket and carry it back to your forge.
33. You leave the house genuinely angry that you haven’t found enough clay in your world to make a house (yet.)

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34. You’ve exchanged your real bed for one made of stone and wool.
35. You’ve dug down to the bedrock (in your own backyard.)
36. You STILL don’t understand why your wooden pickaxe won’t break through solid stone.
37. You gather mushrooms believing that, as long as you make stew with one red one and one brown one, it will be edible.
38. You scour gravel driveways for flint.
39. You’ve gathered sand and put it in the oven in the hopes that it would turn into glass.
40. You explore local caves hoping you’ll run across a mob spawner (and mossy cobblestone!)
41. You’ve recreated famous monuments (and buildings) in Minecraft.
42. You don’t believe trees have roots or branches, only logs and leaves.
43. You take solace in the fact that Minecraft weather never changes.
44. You know every bug (and you’re always one of the first players to exploit them.)
45. You feel safe as long as you have a door between you and something that wants to kill you.
46. You’ve gathered enough obsidian to build your own real-life nether portal (and you can’t understand why it doesn’t work!)
47. You miss your pig spawner
48. You’ve seen Herobrine.
49. You have a Minecraft-themed tattoo
50. You’ve written Minecraft fanfiction.
51. You’ve read (and critiqued) others’ Minecraft fanfiction.
52. You’ve made Minecraft block-themed decorations (and put them up for the holidays).
53. Your business card includes a line like “Minecraft Master.”
54. All your friends play Minecraft.
55. Your dog plays Minecraft.
56. You’ve been inspired to start your own farm (but can’t understand why it doesn’t take care of itself.)
57. You’re learning coding just to make mods for Minecraft.
58. The biggest open-pit mine in the world was built by you, in Minecraft.
59. You don’t bother to dig up Redstone anymore.
60. Your Minecraft worlds have been developed into huge, sprawling cities (and no one else is playing on them.)
61. You’ve panhandled with a sign that says “will Minecraft 4 food.”
62. You dream of having a job digging ditches.
63. You’re constantly emailing Notch about things he should add into the game.
64. You’ve created Minecraft fan art.
65. You’ve taken the time to create papercraft art of Minecraft.
66. You support authors of articles about Minecraft (like the author of this article) by visiting their sponsors through links like those near the top of this article.

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67. You’ve laid more track in Minecraft than has ever been laid in America.
68. You can scare your friends by sneaking up behind them and hissing like a creeper about to explode.
69. You wish every day was update day.
70. You’re learning to speak Swedish (in the hopes that you’ll get updates and rumors faster!).
71. You go from door to door asking people if they’ve heard about “the miracle of Minecraft.”
72. You revere Notch as if he were a god.
73. You believe all foods are best when cubed.
74. You’ve downloaded Minecraft music onto your MP3 player (and you listen to it while you work.)
75. You have multiple Minecraft accounts (and play on them simultaneously.)
76. You’ve eradicated all the monsters in the Nether (and built it up enough that they can’t spawn).
77. You inspire people by telling them that the world is their Minecraft—they can build anything!
78. You’ve built more full-sized, non-functional vehicles than Leonardo da Vinci could ever have dreamed to draw.
79. You doodle blocks and new structure ideas on notepads when you’re on the phone.
80. You visit the Minecraft forums hourly.
81. When you get together with your friends, the first topic to come up is always Minecraft.
82. You’ve become a professional griefer.
83. You can find your way out of any spawn jail.
84. You’re depressed that your watch doesn’t just say when dawn and dusk are (but you’re crafting one that does).
85. You start to believe that, in the real world, your spawn point is somewhere far, far up North.
86. You can’t understand why punching sheep in the real world doesn’t give you wool.
87. You start doing bizarre things in the game (like importing stone from the nether and turning your main world into the Nether instead).
88. You feel compelled to start playing around with gunpowder and TNT in real life.
89. You have plans to make the sun more square.
90. You’re building a powerful laser in order to write “MINECRAFT!” on the moon.
91. You contribute trivia to the pages on Minepedia.
92. You can out-creep a creeper.
93. The idea of finding big gold nuggets in real life doesn’t excite you anymore.
94. You catch yourself going to the hardware store looking for iron ingots and sticks.
95. You remember Indev.
96. You start getting really skinny (because you don’t have to eat food to stay alive in Minecraft!).
97. You start drawing durability bars on your yard and garden tools.
98. You’ve killed more than your fair share of Spider Jockeys.
99. Minecraft is no longer just a game for you.
100. You make at least one comparison every day between the way things work in the real world and the way they work in Minecraft.
101. You write lists and articles about Minecraft.

Comments

MincraftNerd on March 25, 2020:

XD 1116: You see a child dressed up as a creeper and pour water on his head to stop him from igniting!

XD 1117: You hope a mob is not around your bed so you can sleep!

XD 1118: You wear the same close for EVERYDAY!

XD 1119: You ignore your pets because you think you can’t pet them!

Aleahngamingguy from Earth on February 26, 2020:

Number INFINITY: you build a Nether portal with obsidian and get frustrated that the purple stuff don't appear

HI on November 13, 2019:

1161: You take 5 random pieces of wood and think you can travel over water with it, as if it's any sort of boat.

bumblebeetuna958 on July 24, 2019:

number WHATEVER:You think you can eat raw food in real life

You go to a mansion,ring the bell and ask,"Is this where Johnny lives?"

Instead of saying who the hell cares you say who the nether cares

poop on July 21, 2019:

like 80% of this is the same thing

Zvorak Zekrom on July 01, 2019:

This is quite offensive.

TwixTeaMC on May 07, 2019:

1156: You try to make a realm

1157: You try to move by pressing WASD on your PC

1158: You try yelling a command thinking it'll work

1159: You think that you have pockets even tho your shirt doesn't have any 27 pockets

dangmattsmith on May 03, 2019:

I should do a video of people who play minecraft to much great article

elmoi on February 08, 2019:

I found this gem from 9 years ago (an estimate)

cheese on December 26, 2018:

yea idont do any of these but im still addicted like hecc

Minecraft Is Cool on November 01, 2018:

cool

Cha_cha_dragona on October 27, 2018:

Another one: you give the cashier emeralds wanting to get something from them in return

Another other one: You start a chicken cow and sugar cane farm wanting to bake a cake

Aaron on June 02, 2018:

Why do you have to give out information except your name!

Aaron on June 02, 2018:

Aaron is going to create minecraft story mode two!

OriVT on March 30, 2018:

you put lightstone instead of glowstone lol

jeff on February 06, 2018:

minecraft isnt real

HI on December 19, 2017:

1152: You surround a diamond with wood in an attempt to make a jukebox.

1153: You surround a piece of circuitry with wood in an attempt to create a note block.

Liam Yang on September 15, 2017:

243. You expect to create a wooden pickaxe just by putting wood planks and sticks on a 3x3 grid (in real life)

Bonnie on August 01, 2017:

Omg Minecraft is so addicting but I don't have any of these

Mio_Naruse on July 16, 2017:

102. Writing this list of signs you play to much

James on June 20, 2017:

wow, lightstone? lmao

ender destroyer on February 18, 2017:

1000. you expect to find a stonghold in real life

Blankie333 on February 07, 2017:

you shoot some cows expecting to make armor but just freak out and run away instead

SDMG on November 27, 2016:

1139: You ignite pigs thinking you will get cooked porkchop.

1140: You leave a single block in an infinite survival world.

HI on October 30, 2016:

1146: You decide not to take an afternoon nap because "you can't sleep at night."

Cole at Channel -7 on October 15, 2016:

1138: You kill your self thinking you will just respawn on or beside your bed.

White_TabbyCat_Gray on September 28, 2016:

866: You go to your local farm and get wheat then bring it back home and try to make Bread On your Crafting table that you finally made

867: You go to sleep and lay there for 3 seconds then get up and think that its day now

867: You have been spending years trying to change to creative so you can fly.

868: You`ve read everything in the article and the comments and said yes to them.

I wonder who sad yes to all of those?.. :P

hhhhh on September 12, 2016:

866: You hope you spawn by your bed when your near a murderer.

lololllolol on August 21, 2016:

you try to make a block of coal, gold, iron, diamond, or emerald by placing pieces of coal, iron/gold ingots, diamonds, or emeralds in a 3x3 pattern

geekyalma101x on August 20, 2016:

1137: U read all 1137 signs your addicted to minecraft

Not A Minecraft Addict on August 10, 2016:

1136: you spend 2 hours reading all 1135 comments and write ur own.

HI on August 08, 2016:

1135: You give the cashier emeralds.

Kiedamon on August 04, 2016:

God. I remember the time I was up so ridiculously late that I stepped into the kitchen and noticed one of the light bulbs wasn't working. When I looked at the corner the light should have been lighting up I thought "I should really replace that bulb, I don't want anything spawning" then I just froze and laughed my ass off.

HI on July 10, 2016:

1123: You drink orange juice and think you are immune to fire.

1124: You drink strawberry juice, mix a weirdly glowing watermelon in, and think it will heal you instantly.

1125: You drink green radish juice and mixing in a rabbit's foot thinking you will jump higher.

1126: You drink blueberry juice and mix a yellow carrot in and think you can hold your breath in water or see better at night.

1127: You think drinking sugar water will make you run faster.

1128: You think drinking pink bismuth will rapidly regenerate you.

1129: You put a stick in a campfire, put the fire in your water bottle, and drink it thinking you will get stronger.

1130: You put a spider eye in the blueberry juice to make yourself invisible.

1131: You put a spider eye in the sugar water to make a slowness potion.

1132: You put a spider eye in the strawberry juice to make a harming potion.

1133: You mix gunpowder in all the negative "potions", throw them at people you hate, and wonder why it breaks and spills instead of making them poisoned, slow, harmed, and weak.

1134: You realize there is no nether wart in the wolrd!!!!!!

HI on July 10, 2016:

1123: You drink orange juice and think you are immune to fire.

1124: You drink strawberry juice, mix a weirdly glowing watermelon in, and think it will heal you instantly.

1125: You drink green radish juice and mixing in a rabbit's foot thinking you will jump higher.

1126: You drink blueberry juice and mix a yellow carrot in and think you can hold your breath in water or see better at night.

1127: You think drinking sugar water will make you run faster.

1128: You think drinking pink bismuth will rapidly regenerate you.

1129: You put a stick in a campfire, put the fire in your water bottle, and drink it thinking you will get stronger.

1130: You put a spider eye in the blueberry juice to make yourself invisible.

1131: You put a spider eye in the sugar water to make a slowness potion.

1132: You put a spider eye in the strawberry juice to make a harming potion.

1133: You mix gunpowder in all the negative "potions", throw them at people you hate, and wonder why it breaks and spills instead of making them poisoned, slow, harmed, and weak.

1134: You realize there is no nether wart in the wolrd!!!!!!

Micah Laster on July 03, 2016:

34. says You’ve exchanged your real bed for one made of stone and wool.

beds arn't stone and wool they are wood planks and wool

HI on July 03, 2016:

1120: You kill a dragon and expect a portal.

1121: You wonder why a snowman doesn't move.

1122: You buy head sculptures, place three of them on "sand", and wonder why the Wither didn't spawn.

HI on July 03, 2016:

1120: You kill a dragon and expect a portal.

1121: You wonder why a snowman doesn't move.

1122: You buy head sculptures, place three of them on "sand", and wonder why the Wither didn't spawn.

Foxy the pirate on June 29, 2016:

You fall in love with a minecraft villager in real life

Poop on June 25, 2016:

999999999999999999999: you fall in love with a villager

pro gamer on May 14, 2016:

You go in woods and take a bone and try to tame a Wolfe. (Remember there's NO reaspawn button onece your dead,your dead.)

MineFox on March 28, 2016:

786: you kill all the sheep in the world and wonder why you have no wool yet.(real life)

mariothedog on March 09, 2016:

786: u change ur irl name to Minecraft.......

Mcmcmc on February 01, 2016:

Holy crap that's a lot of comments.

1119, you find this article 5 years after its posted

Drybones707 on October 29, 2015:

1117 When you go outside at night you have a sword with you

1118 Where ever you go you bring steak and torches

Jimmy on October 11, 2015:

1115 You cannot run without straight legs and skipping

1116 You have a stiff hand which makes chopping motions all the time

Craftmine on October 11, 2015:

1114. Playing games that look like minecraft.

MinecraftFna on July 14, 2015:

You look at the world around you and all you see is a replacement of what it would look like in minecraft.

Someone on July 05, 2015:

Thanks, you are an idiot.

CreeperGirl8203 on June 29, 2015:

1113: u play minecraft too much and kill the mobs but seeing creepers at ur door every day (in mincraft) u kinda take it too far.... Like me I married over like 200 creepas THERE SO ADORIBLE!!!!!!

anonymous on May 31, 2015:

1112: You get sick and tired of playing Minecraft!

lolhacks on April 25, 2015:

1111:you punch a man

notchmcfotch on April 16, 2015:

1110: you jump off a bulding try to fly and land on a trampoline and get flunged to a cop car to fall off to get carried to the hospital and a hobo take you (inreal)

notch bruh on February 24, 2015:

1109 you carry a whole inventory in your pocket

TallDude on February 07, 2015:

You Run Away From Mobs

me on December 19, 2014:

You DON'T yell and scream when someone sings let it go. Instead, you scratch your head and think, who wrote that awesome song?

minertroll on August 23, 2014:

You made a book "101 sings" from this webpage in game (quill/book). - and are proud to have sold it for over $1000 in-game currency!

CalvinCraft321 on August 21, 2014:

1104 You punch a skeleton in science classrooms, hoping for that rare chance that it will drop an enchanted bow

1105 You think that if you get poisoned, as long as you don't hurt yourself, the poison wont kill you

1106 You complain that you didn't get to choose the difficulty before you started the world (in real life)

1107 You go to villages looking for squidward

1108 You post these kind of things on this kind of article in the comments

UPtoDOWN on July 29, 2014:

HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

zhekalevin on June 29, 2014:

1103 you buy capes on Ebay for $1000+

God on June 15, 2014:

1102 you realise that you don't need jesus

nethergirl on June 13, 2014:

I am sooo NOT playing too much minecraft,yo.

Herobrine on May 23, 2014:

Herobrine is here hehehe

arandomperson on May 06, 2014:

You don't know they added horses because you've been playing minecraft nonstop since 1.4

Awesome dude on May 03, 2014:

1101 you smash boats tryin 2 get sticks

Brandon on May 02, 2014:

1091: You have played over 90 maps.

1092: You have MADE over 90 maps.

1093: When someone says: "Would you like some cheese on toast?" You say: "Pfff! Cheese isn't real!"

1094: When you go to sleep you count creepers.

1095: You own at least 5 servers.

1096: You're OPed on at least 10 servers.

1097: You see Notch and say: NOOB!

1098: You're scared of the dark.

1099: You don't believe in vampires and werewolves but you do believe in zombies and dragons.

And finally! 1100: You come home saying: "Yes! Minecraft!" Then your mum says: "It's time to get off!" But you say: "It's only been like, 10 minutes!" Then you look at the time and it's been 5 hours.

Allyson Valdez on May 02, 2014:

1089:you read this all over again checking if you had to much minecraft

1090:you've become a very awesome pro

lexicatishere on April 06, 2014:

1088: You're going through this like a checklist

why do u care on April 02, 2014:

number whatever: everything you do is minecraft related

jackson on April 01, 2014:

You are STILL reading this

Donuts on March 28, 2014:

1087: You've read this whole thing

Blueyoshi1124 on March 10, 2014:

1084: The forcably ride a horse to try to tame it

1085: you have just found out the world isn't a cube (I'm sorry its true)

1086: you've made a command block in irl but you don't know why it dosent work

Jerusha on February 28, 2014:

1083: Expecting yourself to be able to B U I L D a city O N L Y using blocks.

CowsterMan on February 27, 2014:

You can swim up a waterfall with no hands

Jack on January 01, 2014:

You are positive jumping off a 40 story building will be safe, providing you land in a puddle of water.

Steven on December 15, 2013:

You can't find diamonds in a cave give up man

Kyle on December 07, 2013:

You tried to mine in your backyard and could not find redstone. Your took a stone and some red spraypaint and made a "red stone"

alex on December 03, 2013:

i don't have any of those prplems but i think herobrine and slender man is following me

Jacob on December 01, 2013:

1082: At night you run back to your house, in hope that no mobs have spawned, and just to make sure you turn on all the lights, and listen.

Daniel on November 23, 2013:

1081: When you gouge out someones eye and throw it into the air, hoping it is close enough to an eye of ender and it will show you where the dungeon is

riolu77 on November 05, 2013:

1080: You know me in minecraft.

ender on November 04, 2013:

1079 when you are at school the year is 2013 but u think its 2.0.1.3 then u say that update isn't out yet

Derped_Mai_Pants on November 03, 2013:

435: when you get lost, you kill yourself in the hopes of respawning beside your bed

ender on October 25, 2013:

hi creeper

creeper on October 25, 2013:

1078:you lie on your bed thinking you will go to bed in 60 sec

DerpyFacey on October 23, 2013:

Hey!

8888888888888888887777777777777777777777777777776767 on October 20, 2013:

Hello

MrChicken on October 20, 2013:

1075: you don't now why you can find monsters

whocares on October 16, 2013:

We are actually at 1122

miners on October 10, 2013:

# 1,074 You petition the government - to force food manufacturers to label how much the food replenishes the 'hunger bar' (placed alongside the nutritional facts section).

miners on October 10, 2013:

# 1,072 You realize that the ACTUAL number is now at 1,072 (and you are upset about the miss-count)!

#1,073 You have Ophidiophobia (an abnormal fear of snakes) SSsssSSss.

MomoSct on September 14, 2013:

When you watch movies and see good people get trapped in a cave or in jail, you are thinking about digging a hole to escape (actually happened to me lol).

Hannahrox2424 on August 29, 2013:

When you have modded every possible mod that is blocked on servers so it works (X-Ray, toomanyitems, fly mod, etc,etc...)

PanWicker on August 24, 2013:

You get upset when you read "lightstone" in 29 or "Minepedia" in 13

it's glowstone and Minecraftwiki damn it...

LizCrafter on August 19, 2013:

74... I downloaded more than 5 hours of MC parodies yesterday....

1,419 - You used to want to be an architect, but now you don't because you would be too disappointed that its not like Minecraft

Kpdoesminecraft on August 14, 2013:

None of these describe me

:P on August 05, 2013:

1,418- (In real life) You Are afraid to go outside in the morning for fear that a spider will pounce on you or a creeper will blow your house up.

:P on August 05, 2013:

1,417- You spend your whole day watching Minecraft parodies and Minecraft videos on Youtube.

FTB on July 28, 2013:

wow, nice signs and even the comments are better.

When do you know if u have played too much Feed The Beast ?

http://mineyourmind.de/

BZB on July 23, 2013:

1417 You try to double jump and fly