Minecraft: Dead or Alive?
"It's been a while since Minecraft updates really changed anything. We've had small bugfixes between 1.2 and 1.3, but has any real MAJOR change, some REVOLUTIONARY update in Minecraft, that could bring all of its former glory back?"
That is a quote I received from a Skype chat I had with some friends over the topic of the new 1.4 update. I simply corrected him that Minecraft never really died. The population, in fact, is soaring every day. He shot back saying the originality is really whats dying here, and after seeing the Snapshots of the newest update, I have to agree with him. I've been around before Indev was around, possibly before anyone else (and that's NOT just an exaggeration), and I really liked the old versions. For example, Alpha. The alpha days were the good ol' days. The old cobblestone textures, the limited gameplay, all things that made it so tediously fun to play. It wasn't so much how much FUN you had playing it, it was how ORIGINAL and new the concept of the actual game was that captivated people who actually knew about it. And over time, the original concept of the game has slowly faded out. Beta, 1.7.3, I think was the last I saw of my good old Minecraft. Beta 1.8 was, I think, personally, the biggest MISTAKE they could ever make to the game. And 1.9? Even worse. What happened to my originality? The experience (Not XP. I hate that too) I got from learning, by playing the actual game. You think that throwing in hunger bars and XP bars, and all this fancy potion brewing GUI is going to make me happier? No. Some newer players that haven't been around as long as I have might think so, but I'm not so easily fooled by some new fancy particle systems. Minecrafts population might be rising, but its originality is DEAD.
Now, I've had this thought in my head for a long time. And I went ahead and updated anyway. 1.0 , 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, okay. I'm not TOTALLY against EVERYTHING they've added, it's nice to have a LITTLE change. But I recently checked out the new snapshots. I'm not happy. At all.
Witches, Bats.. Zombie Villagers?! No. No. Look, heres a line: | << See that Mojang? Thats a line. Now heres you: | o << You have simply CROSSED THE LINE. This is way too much. Change it back, please. Or at least UNimplement Witches and bats. Honestly, sooner or later, I'll just quit Minecraft, which I REALLY don't want to do. And don't tell me to stop updating, because all my favorite servers update with it.
Just.. At least think about it. Post a reply if you think the same.