The item about paying for the sport it's not about downloading. To play the entire variation, either offline or on-line, you ought to create an account (when I checked it earlier than it was once about 26.00 bucks, relatively pricey though :( ). After you have a account that you could play it within the respectable minecraft internet site, or download it without spending a dime. I am sorry, however you're going to must pay to get your access to the whole version. There's a free variant, but it surely does not have any mobs (animals, monsters, and so forth...) and also you are not able to craft some thing. It is just destroying or inserting blocks, and it has a restrained amount of block varieties which you can place. In any case, hope this answer helps!