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Minecraft Girls

Postby FaithfulApostle » April 27th, 2015, 10:34 pm

Just saw this article:

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/27/85038 ... -character

It seems they have enough girl players that they've moved away from just Steve. What's weird is that for a couple of months now I would sometimes see this girl character instead of my character or the Steve character and I couldn't figure out what was going on. They must have been doing some testing and she would bleed through or whatever. Nice to finally know what it was all about though. ;-)
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Re: Minecraft Girls

Postby lindawing » April 28th, 2015, 12:27 am

Yes! She's been available for you to download since 1.8 came out.

She showed up for me when I was playing the snapshots, so I checked it out. All you have to do to use her, is just download the correct form, then download the skins that use that form.

That's what my character has been, now, for quite some time...in all my videos. She has white hair.
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Re: Minecraft Girls

Postby FaithfulApostle » April 28th, 2015, 4:45 am

The one that I see is the middle one in that pic -- with the light red/orange hair and green shirt. Then my skin will pop back on. What's weird is they are saying you can start using her today. How odd since you say she's been available since 1.8.
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Re: Minecraft Girls

Postby lindawing » April 28th, 2015, 7:02 am

"Alex actually debuted in the PC version of the game last year, but the skin was randomly assigned, so you didn't have a choice whether you played as a boy or girl."

Actually, that's not quite true. She WAS offered randomly at first, during the snapshots, but since 1.8 came out, all you had to do was discover that you could download the girl form on your own page at Minecraft.net, and you could switch. If you log in to your Profile page, you'll see this.

SteveOrAlex-MinecraftProfile.png
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I think the guy who wrote that article was actually meaning that the console version of the game was finally going to get Alex, and that she'd come with six skins. He may also have been a bit confused about how Alex is being offered on the PC.

For the PC, she doesn't come with anything but the skin. You can download alternative skins all over the net, just like you can for Steve.

You can see that both are being offered here (and have been for quite some time, now):
http://www.planetminecraft.com/resources/skins/

Here's where I learned about switching:
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Skin

That one has not yet been updated about the announcement below, and only shows the 8 choices for Steve skins that console players had before today (it's now Wednesday, here). ;-)

Here's the official announcement.
https://mojang.com/2015/04/new-skins-ac ... nts-music/

Notice this line:
"Players on all consoles will get the Alex skins for free this Wednesday."

Here's the totally official announcement back on September 26, 2014, about Alex:
https://help.mojang.com/customer/portal ... raft-skins
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Re: Minecraft Girls

Postby lindawing » April 28th, 2015, 7:04 am

My Alex has white hair because I edited her skin to reflect my own hair. ;-)
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