I installed a Minecraft server on Saturday at CGC Hobbies & LAN Center, so I bit-the-bullet and purchased an account on Minecraft.net. I’ve seen many people play it at CGC and I messed with ManicDigger a few weeks ago, so I went ahead and did it.
I logged on last night to test the connection to the server, and, the game was thrashing the heck out of my PC. It ate up 110-180% of my CPU for some reason (this is how Linux reports multiple cores). Took 512mb of my ram too (out of 1gb). CPU temp was the highest I’ve seen so far. My machine isn’t the most top-of-the-line computer, but, that’s a bit much. I wish they didn’t write this stuff in Java. Seems like every java app I’ve seen just kills computers.
The game is still a bit buggy, but still playable and very enjoyable.