Hi, welcome to the forum!
In the future, please use the Introductions and Leavings thread instead of making a new thread. Feel free to re-introduce yourself there if you'd like.
Having spent 5 years here on this forum, I really enjoyed it, especially when this section was bustling with activity. However, times have changed. I'm the only OT moderator left for a start.
With the lack of activity, I think it's time to shut the chat thread down for good. It's kind of a bittersweet moment for me since I used to browse and post in these threads even before I became a moderator.
That being said, if you wish to chat with other Minecraft Forum members about Minecraft (or anything really), you can check out the official Twitch Chat for the Minecraft Forum here: https://app.twitch.tv/minecraftforum
The off-topic section will go on as per normal. I'll be hanging around and moderating OT & Mapping and Modding as well as posting in other sections of the forum.
Thank you guys for everything. It has been a fun ride and I'll see you around.
I personally prefer smaller communities. The fact that a community is small usually means that everyone knows each other and it's a great place to meet new friends as well.
Go to the relevant section which you want to post your thread in (Eg. Suggestions) and then click the button at the top right which says "New Thread".
Hope it helps you out!
Congratulations on the release! I've moved the mod thread out of the WIP section for you guys.
I've been playing Minecraft for years and I'm sure I'm not the only one who occasionally forgets crafting recipes. This new auto-crafting feature makes it far more convenient as you don't have to look everything up and it also makes the game much more friendly to newer players.
I don't feel that it takes away from the sense of discovery that the game creates, since you're still discovering things as you progress as you don't unlock all the recipes right from the start.
Putting the nostalgia factor of looking recipes up on the Minecraft Wiki aside, not everyone enjoys looking up recipes online, so perhaps this is better in the long run.
As for the rest of the update, I'm glad that they added parrots to the game. I've always felt that the game needed to look more lively. Maybe this will pave the way for to other birds to be introduced to the game in the future.
Pokemon Platinum. I spent the most amount of time on that game out of anything else in the series. Everything about it was very memorable for me, from the legendaries to the storyline. Sinnoh is my favorite region too, so there's that.
I can't imagine just how much work went into this. It always surprises me what people are actually able to build and achieve in Minecraft.
Congratulations on all the well-deserved success, what with being featured on the front page and other gaming journalism websites. Keep pushing the boundaries! I look forward to seeing what you create next.