How exactly do you determine the top three Minecraft server hosting prices? That’s a debate that my wife and I were having over dinner last night. Some friends of hers were over for wine for a little while, and they were simultaneously entertained and also worried that we were arguing as a couple over something like that. I’ll admit, it’s not a typical fight for a married couple with kids to have, especially on a night the kids were out. But that’s why we had to talk about it last night. We’re trying to get on the same page to do something for the kids.
Our kids want to start spending their allowance money on their own Minecraft hosting. We’re certainly okay with that. Minecraft is fine by us, and it is their allowance. But we want to present them with the top three Minecraft server hosting prices. We want them to analyze, compare, and contrast the three, and then choose one. We’re hoping to treat it as a lesson in shopping around for the best deal so that they start learning how to spend money wisely when they are adults.
It does mean that my wife and I have to learn a bit about Minecraft ourselves in figuring out the three options we present the kids. Of course we’re vetting all the options for how they provide security and safety for minors with their servers, but what do we have the kids look at? Certainly one option is going to be the cheapest price, but what con will it have? What advantages should there be in paying a little more for another option?
Simple administration and ease of use of a server is one thing that could be a selling point for our kids to consider. They should be able to set something up with only a few clicks and no advanced knowledge or skills. Also, up-time and easy fixing are big deals. We want our kids to see that some options might mean more playtime and less maintenance than others.
Customer and tech support is something else to consider, as is a refund policy. We’re a little worried about burying our kids in too many details to consider, but we want to present them with three options that all have pros and cons, so they can learn to make a good financial decision, starting small with a game they are clearly passionate about.