So, I am 13. Yes, I've been told there are serious legal issues because of this. Let's put them aside for a moment, and focus on the main question.
I've been coding in Java recently, and I love it. It's my favourite language(next to Lua)! So, I found LibGDX. Yes, it didn't really make sense, but now it makes a whole ton of sense! But, even though I love it, is it suitable to make a good game? Minecraft was made in Java, and it's kind of slow. Yes, it is badly coded and that is a big problem too, but anyway. The biggest game I'd ever wanna make with LibGDX is a Minecraft clone. If I make that, that'll be like the climax of game development for me(though I will still continue).
People have said Java is slow. Some argue it is wrong, because it has gotten better now. Yes, some parts of the language is slow, but not as slow as it was.
People say that Java can be as fast as C++, depending on how efficient your code is. Maybe even just a little slower.
So, should I continue to use Java for game development, or is it pointless(keep in mind about the best game I'd wanna make)?
Thanks! Any help is appreciated!