My son wants to have a Minecraft LAN birthday party, but some friends don't have an account. If I host a private LAN server can we just setup accounts for them? Or does everyone need to have a paid-off account?

From this: Do I need a premium account to play Minecraft offline? I see you need one account to get the server running but what about the other players?

  • Yes, Minecraft also requires you to log in at least once (to build the account information locally) in order to play offline. And each player must have their own unique account. It's rather irritating but mojang wouldn't make any money otherwise. Jun 25, 2014 at 19:38

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Your only legal option is to buy an account for every child attending your son's birthday. I hope he has a great party, a minecraft LAN party is a great idea!

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  • Thank you for your reply, both links were very informative. Jun 25, 2014 at 20:33
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  • This is understandable. Since this is fairly off topic the only thing im going to say is that I feel I've been judged/edited "too" harshly on some comments without justification but I can only chalk that up to my personal opinion. Jun 25, 2014 at 20:47

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