The Minecraft Java Edition in comparison to Bedrock
Minecraft Java Edition as stated in the title is written in Java. The nature of Java allows it to run on any platform there is including Windows, Linux and MacOS and also allows it to be modified and recompiled by people who want to modify the game using either the MCP or for a better and very open API one can use [Forge](https://files.minecraftforge.net/maven/net/minecraftforge/forge/index_1.13.2.html] . There are also server-side plugins such as Bukkit and Spigot which allows servers to build a safe and robust community with there own policies which can be forced with plugins. This gives users the ability to modify the game however they like making it there own when the vanilla version ‘gets boring’ or when they want to implement whatever they want
What Minecraft Bedrock Edition is missing
Minecraft Bedrock has a lot of potentials, it is, in general, faster and also has more features than the Java Edition, Vanilla wise. A big problem lies with modding and platform availability. Platofrm-wise, unlike Minecraft Java Edition, it is available on:
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Gear VR
- Windows Store
But it is missing two essential platforms which are Linux and MacOS. Due to the unavailability of the game in these platoforms, they are missing an essential part of the people who made Minecraft what it is today, and also what in my opinion is a big factor of what’s holding Minecraft Java Edition players from switching to Bedrock edition. I personally have a lot of friends which play on MacOS or Linux (me included) which despite wanting to play bedrock edition can’t because my workflow requires Linux.
Another feature Minecraft Bedrock Edition is really missing is a good Modding/Scripting API. Currently, the options offered by Mojang are very limited and hence many people who like playing with and making complex mods are being left out. My proposal for fixing such a massive problem is to let people make the Modding API. The main reason why Minecraft Forge got so popular is that the community built it which gives a level of flexibility that can’t just be added by a couple of individuals in three years. Minecraft Forge was the reason we got mods such as GalacticCraft PixelMon and many other very great mods which is what brought people to the Minecraft Community.