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Looking Back at 2011

With the full release of Minecraft, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of just how far the game has come in such a short time. It's funny to think, with the inclusion of dragons and such for the final release, that it wasn't so long ago we were marveling at the addition of charcoal, noteblocks and bones. The year began with Minecraft freshly into the Beta stage, and features were added fairly regularly for a long stretch of the year. From beds to bedrock fog, Minecraft spent 2011 in a constant state of growth. As the game grew, so did the player-base; it wasn't long before over 4 million people bought the game.

For a game that wasn't technically completed yet, that's quite a base of customers!

We have shared quite a volume of content with you guys in 2011, from cool videos to lawsuits - still, one half of the power of Minecraft has always been you, the players. What awesome things do you remember from 2011 in the game? Do you have a link to a favorite texture pack, mod or story here on the forums? Tell us about it!
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#1

AzureNinja99

Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:51 PM

Wow! Crazy to think about! :Diamond:
Best Signature ever! :D

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js2UMiNpeu8

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#3

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

so true >.<
Stop reading me :c

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

2011 was a great year for Minecraft development. slaying bugs and adding adventure content to boot.
Villagers need to turn into zombies once killed by a zombie... March 24th 2012

#5

Radazexe

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

i remember the beginning of it all, but minecraft 2011 was amazing :). Two years in development and it becomes one of the greatest games ever.
Cabbage meduls

#6

epicAaron29

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

I think we need to stop using "minecraft has come such a long way since teh release". Just about every minecraft thing or acheivment now starts with soemthing like that.

I fear for teh future of minecraft. Not sure if we are going to get very many updates from now on. D:  I think my favorite mod is BTW mod btw.

#7

ThePeopleClan

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

the good old booster tracks with the minecart boosting the other alongside it. Not being able to skip the night, collecting seeds by hoeing the ground. ahhh Minecraft.

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MrDarthpyro

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

Is that image a downloadable map? It looks interesting and I would like to look at it in closer detail...

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

I loved opening a new map and just exploring. Standing on top of a tree with a wolf, together watching the sunset. The beautiful music playing in the background as I explored new caverns and underground systems. Minecraft has become a part of our lives and I'm glad to be a supporter of Mojang.

(Nice article by the way, Sacheverell)

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fallnangel7

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Best Game ever!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

For me I enjoy looking at all the creations players have made, and with each new block or item how those creations would change to include the new things. From simple bases to complex redstone creations it never ceases to amaze me what people think up. It is great to have a game that promotes such innovation.

I loved seeing my first mob trap, my first dungeon, even my first death. I saw many player creations and even attempted a few of my own. From simple buildings, traps, and redstone creations, It is all possible only because Minecraft existed. A year has gone by, but I think the future of Minecraft is bright indeed. With the addition of mod support the future of Minecraft will be in the hands of talented players.

This star has just started to shine.

#12

jdiger101

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

The thing I most remember is buying the game!

#13

TheSpectre

Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

Very eloquent fledrel. Couldn't have said it better myself.

#14

xGrimReaperzZ

Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:04 PM

I remember adding the first mods i installed!
1-Mo'Creatures ( This mod is still alive :) )
2-More Creeps And weirdos ( Good old school :) )
3-First texture pack installed
4-first time i slept (in minecraft)
5-Hours and hours spent looking for slimes and wolfs!
6-First server that lasted more than a year!
7-first full stack of diamond!
8-The second one.. (SAME WORLD!)
9-first legit diamond armor!
10-first time i kill an enderdragon (killed him more than once but the first was more special)
11-Lots and lots of memories!

IMO Minecraft is a game that holds a lot of memories in such short time :)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

Great Job to all the people who made Minecraft the most popular game related to blocks!

From Beta 1.0 to 1.0.0, the game is now an exciting survival and building game.
HOLY CREEPER, I "ssss" see a MOTHER----ING CREEPER!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

Minecon ftw.

#17

Lynx_Gallows

Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:23 PM

Oh man...
I remember when i first ever bought the game.

I was soooo excited.
I remember the first time i seen a creeper. (wasn't such a happy time though)
I remember the first time i found a diamond.
I remember the first time i made my first castle. (I was proud)
I also remember the first mods i installed. (sdk guns mod,mo creatures,mo creeps and weirdos,and TMI)
I mostly remember the first time i made my very first server.(I also remember the first player that joined)
I also remembered the full release.
I killed my first dragon.(i was so proud)

Thanks Notch and Jeb!

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ReceptiveRaptor

Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

[quote name='MrDarthpyro' timestamp='1325535373' post='11636076']
Is that image a downloadable map? It looks interesting and I would like to look at it in closer detail...
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I'm pretty sure this map was on the front page about 4-5 months ago.
I don't know if you could find it but there definitely is a download somewhere.
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shadowman340

Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

i liked when u dident have to feed urself constantly, spamming your world with arrows, and the old terrain genorator.
minecraft is so amazing and i appriciate what mojang has done.
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ThePeopleClan

Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

Yeah I remember my first diamonds actually. There was two and I didn't know at that stage that i needed an iron pick to mine it so I guess in theory they weren't actually my first diamonds lol.