PapaSmurf, on 05 January 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:
It was Mojang's decision to move from Beta Version to Release Version.
Has nothing to do with people clamoring for updates.
I don't remember any complaints until about a week after release. Up until the release people were still posting threads like "Well it's Minecon, so when exactly does the game get release!?" and even now they continue with the "When is the next snapshot?" "When is 1.1.0?"
The best hope for stable, bug-free updates is that Jens cares more about how the game turns out than the community expectations of constant updates.
I'll clarify my point : the fact that people crave for updates is probably the biggest reason why updates weren't complete when released, and there are many examples supporting this argument, starting with pistons till 1.9.
Still, since the thread is called "Why its our fault for what has happened to minecraft" I'm assuming that the OP actually believes that this particular community behaviour is the reason why the game still misses features which were promised ages ago by the devs, from quests to modapi to w/e.
But it's not like that pushing the devs to release an unfinished patch will prevent Mojand to develop those features later on. Which by the way was exactly what they did with wolves, villagers, enchanting etcetera. I don't understand how this can be seen as the community's fault.
Let's talk about the state of the game at release.
There were shittons of things missing, badly implemented or rushed features, forgotten/removed stuff which got never re-implemented again. As it is now they are slowly trying to finish the game, even thou it's officially released and out for 20E.
The time they got in their hands from alpha to 1.0 did not get shorter due to people demands (or it did in a really small proportion). So, as it is now, the game is incomplete and lacking because of the lack of a schedule, bad timing on the release, lazyness, or whatever you want to fantasize about; basically, Mojang's fault.
If you are worried about a quality loss of updates they kept releasing snapshots since 1.8, to satisfy cravers.
You can't really complain about them since they are unofficial in the first place. They got their backs covered.
Pretty confident they'll update the game officially when they're ready, especially considering that there's an Xbox version too now.