I like the new creation of blocks in Minecraft. However, Minecraft is in a tough spot currently. When Mojang was owned by Notch, Minecraft had a clear direction it was going. A sandbox survival game. New things were added to make survival have more substance. With the more recent updates, 1.9-1.11.2, there has not been a clear direction of where the game is going. Updates 1.9 and 1.10 were about the fighting aspect in the game which previously was simple spamming(I am not talking about your intense Hypixle Badlion pvp but the survival pvp) with a sword or shooting a bow. These two new updates have ruined(in my opinion) the fighting. They made it more complicated, and it didn't help survival what so ever. It also hurt the pvp community, making the servers have to use older version that will soon out dated. The fighting ruined swords and only added a few potions and arrows. Shields aren't the greatest, they mostly block arrows and knockback but not so much damage, as they should. The pvp, I was hoping, was going to add more items and mechanics, such as magic, and other things. Instead we got a new End City, which isn't very amazing. At least the Elytras were something new. 1.11.2 and the new Snapshot are also having the same problem. There is no clear direction of the game so stuff is being added that doesn't really affect survival, which is what the games core is, a sandbox survival. What I hope new updates will add is the following(in no certain order):
1. Fixed fighting mechanics: Revert back to the old ones or fix the current ones where swords are stronger than axes. Also, make the shields absorb some damage so that they have more than 1 use, which I find currently is just blocking arrows.
2. Add more fighting based stuff: Add battle axes, more armor and weapons.
3: Add magic: Besides current potions add a magic. The magic can help the player harvest items and do other things.
4: Add more to survival its self: Add more ores and biomes. Survival has gotten dry and lacks new content.
5: Update to 2.0: This may just be a me thing, but create a massive update(like 1.6) that will get us into 2.0. Now I know this is a mew thing but I hate the fact we went from 1.9 to 1.10. Like get out of the 1.__'s
6: Add a beta testing client: Add a client you can beta test new updates so the community can have a say before Mojang does something because not everyone will agree with what Mojang does.\
Let me know how you feel about what I said and your opinions. Also please don't through a fit and bombard me with mean comments because I may have said something you don't like but please talk to me if you have something to say.
you don't get the fact about ax, Ax is a heavy duty tool, so if we make it do less damage than the sword, then it should be called "hatchet" which will enrage the community worse than leaving what it is.
beta testing client? even Mojang think that is a good idea, Mircosoft won't allow it.
Massive update? like any mod that already does what Mojang could add.
Shield do block damage but it not good idea to block all the time, any 1.9+ pvp pro knows that.