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Poll: The end of the world of Minecraft (52 member(s) have cast votes)

The end of Minecraft?

  1. Yes (4 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  2. No (24 votes [48.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.00%

  3. Yes, because of Mod API (1 votes [2.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  4. No, because of Mod API (7 votes [14.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.00%

  5. I eat cobblestone and sh*t enderpearls because i'm too awesome (14 votes [28.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.00%

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#1

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

Hello, guys. So, this is it. After this quote which belongs to Jeb

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I receive a lot of awesome ideas on email, but unfortunately I don't have time to implement them... So, mod API...
we can clearly see the future of  Minecraft. Mojang let it go, they leave it to us. Where is "updates for pre-alpha buyers"? The promises remained promises. Maybe this so-called MOD-API another "promise"? Who knows.

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#2

Netherspawn

Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

View Postusatij, on 04 January 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Hello, guys. So, this is it. After this quote which belongs to Jeb

we can clearly see the future of  Minecraft. Mojang let it go, they leave it to us. Where is "updates for pre-alpha buyers"? The promises remained promises. Maybe this so-called MOD-API another "promise"? Who knows.

I have a feeling that Minecraft has burnt out... People are slowly becoming less interested in it, more of us are criticizing, more of us are bored... I think that the five minutes of Minecraft are gonna end soon.

#3

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

I think that Minecraft may be slowing down, but not ending. A lot of people are bored of it now (including me), and maybe with a few more updates I can come back in a few months and have a new and fresh experience.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:21 PM

A lot of people bought the game for Christmas (that I know of, at any rate) so I hope there's at least a few more months of updates left before Mojang runs out of steam. :Skeleton:
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#5

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

Perhaps a better quest would be:

The reasons I feel Minecraft is the best and worst game ever.

Open Ended Game Play:
Pro: The player can literally go anywhere they want and do whatever they want within the limits of the game. You, as a player, have complete freedom to do what you want based off the goals you set for yourself. No one tells you if you should blow up a town, build a biosphere around it, or just pass it by.

Con: People need occasional direction to tell them what they are supposed to be doing. Even if that's as simple as, go explore that cave and bring back X. It gives purpose to go into yet another cave.

Crafting:
Pro: There are so many items a player can make. Seems the list never ends. Between brewing, cooking/smelting, and crafting there is always something new to make it seems.

Con: I start with nothing and I now I do what? Punch trees to get wood to make what? Planks and they make sticks. Oh I should have made a crafting table? All of the things that can be made without any idea how to get started. I mused have missed the digital manual. Oh wait... no I didn't.

Mods/Texture Packs:
Pro: They make the game look great and add features that may enhance game play. They also add a huge amount of variety which enhances playability.

Con: They aren't easy to install. Even HD texture packs require another program before they will work. There's no standard for updates as each modder seems to prefer to mod for a specific version or they mod for a pre-release and abandon the current release. Almost all tutorials are videos rather than step by step instructions.

Note, Opinion: I consider this a con as well, though many may not agree, as such it is flagged as my opinion. The mod/texture community in general seems to have a very selfish/negative attitude regarding what they release. I have seen everything from direct insults about not being able to install something, to complete refusal to provide any support for something released.  An example of this would be the last option on the OP survey. While this behavior is allowed on this forum, from a user standpoint, it feels unacceptable. Tone it down a bit and realize that for every jerk that harasses you about your release, there is that one person that sincerely needs help because they want to use your creation.

Randomization:
Pro: You never know what to expect. Every cave is different. The world is ever changing no matter where you go. Unexpected is a way of life.

Con: Floating mine shafts, villages with buried buildings in them, mountains with floating peaks, Land areas with too many or no animals in them.

In the spirit of the OP, no I don't think this is the end of Minecraft. I just think there is a loot of room for improvement still and I would love to see things get better. Games such as the Elder Scrolls series have lived this long because the community keeps adding to what the developers have abandoned. If you think that's not true, do a search for Morrowind Mods and you will be amazed how many are still available and being made and remade for Oblivion and now Skyrim.

If this game is to live a legacy, then it is up to the community to stop complaining at the developers and each other and start working together to keep the game evolving and growing beyond what the developers would have ever expected. We need modders that make and support their work instead of just releasing it and forgetting it.

Note, Opinion: The biggest change I would like to see is for the community to offer feedback that encompasses more than, "This sucks, change it!" It would help so much if people stated why it sucks and offered suggestions on how to improve it, and then allowed the community to provide their ideas on the subject without being upset because someone didn't like their idea right out of the box.

#6

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:27 AM

It's just a way to install mods easily. Don't overreact...
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:32 AM

Dude, the Mod API is a HUGE thing to do. It'll be done in like March. He's also working on terrain generation, basically re-creating the entire AI system with Jon, and making the Mod API.
Also, he's trying to please the community as much as he can. I just wish that the Minecraft community wasn't so ****ed in the head and actually appreciated his efforts. He isn't Notch. He's delivered on everything he's said he's doing that isn't a WIP.

P.S: He's making the Mod API as quickly as possible because he knows that the community can do more than him. So be a BIT grateful for the fact that this is pretty much the only game dev in the world that actually listens whole-heartedly to his community and realises their efforts?

Sometimes I wonder how much people think about things nowadays.

#8

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:36 AM

View Postusatij, on 04 January 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Hello, guys. So, this is it. After this quote which belongs to Jeb

we can clearly see the future of  Minecraft. Mojang let it go, they leave it to us. Where is "updates for pre-alpha buyers"? The promises remained promises. Maybe this so-called MOD-API another "promise"? Who knows.

Jeb is still working on good ideas, he is not completely abandoning minecraft. He is just making a mod API so people can make those ideas that he won't do. After all, he even hired an AI specialist. It's not like they're going to quit making Minecraft now.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:11 AM

If Jeb can somehow bring a hybrid from the old Terrain generators and some new concept,
plus re-focusing Minecraft's aim to being about exploring the depths of the world and creating what comes from imagination, instead of half-finished RPG elements tacked onto terrible Terrain gen. I would Really, REALLY be a happy customer(Again).
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:17 AM

A fully functional and easy to use Mod API will propel Minecraft into the annals of history.

No one company can compete with the progress and expansion offered by a vibrant and supported modification community.

Mojang could quit the day after Minecraft gets it's Mod API, and minecraft will live thirty years, and still be remembered as the best game of it's era - just like Morrowind.

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#11

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:43 AM

You're right!

I remember that time when bethesda released their construction kit right at the launch of oblivion and completely dropped that game, not making a single piece of DLC for it!

Oh, wait...
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

Morrowind =/= Oblivion.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

View Postusatij, on 04 January 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Hello, guys. So, this is it. After this quote which belongs to Jeb

we can clearly see the future of  Minecraft. Mojang let it go, they leave it to us. Where is "updates for pre-alpha buyers"? The promises remained promises. Maybe this so-called MOD-API another "promise"? Who knows.

Hello, guys. So, this is it.
Drama queen.

we can clearly see the future of  Minecraft. Mojang let it go, they leave it to us.
So you think they're going to stop updating because of mod support? Something people have been begging for above all else.

Where is "updates for pre-alpha buyers"? The promises remained promises
This was never promised, quote me if I'm wrong.

Maybe this so-called MOD-API another "promise"? Who knows.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

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Where is "updates for pre-alpha buyers"? The promises remained promises
This was never promised, quote me if I'm wrong.
It was. All pre-alpha buyers will get new stuff and updates for free, the other should pay for that.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:05 PM

View Postusatij, on 05 January 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

It was. All pre-alpha buyers will get new stuff and updates for free, the other should pay for that.

I remember him saying that all alpha buyers would get free downloadable content or something along those lines but I don't remember him promising. Plans can change.

#16

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

View PostEmpireDYF, on 05 January 2012 - 04:05 PM, said:

I remember him saying that all alpha buyers would get free downloadable content or something along those lines but I don't remember him promising. Plans can change.

Actually, I think that plan is to continue with the free patches, but also include DLC that is free to alpha players and *may* not be free to those who bought Minecraft after alpha. However, Mojang may not be doing this any more. Either way, there was nothing about pre-alpha players.

Introducing Mod Support will not end Minecraft. A lot of people don't use mods, and even if they did, a lot of the mods would be incompatible.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

View Postusatij, on 05 January 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

It was. All pre-alpha buyers will get new stuff and updates for free, the other should pay for that.
No, you would get DLC for free.
MOD-API isn't DLC and neither are game updates.
You'l get your DLC soon.

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