Rox wrote:Your logic needs looking over. Minecraft is a bigger success than anyone could've dreamed, and its developer isn't changing because of it. That's a good thing. Sometimes, things fall under the lense, people get pressured, ideas get turned over, changed into something they were never supposed to be, simply because something suddenly got popular.
Games have fallen because of that.
The most important thing one can do as a developer, and even more importantly for independent developers, is to stay true to what one set out to do in the first place. Notch knew, if maybe only subconsciously, that he was capable of wonders if allowed to work on his own terms, at his own pace. That's what he's been doing all this time; That's what's made Minecraft so great.
Now people are claiming that Minecraft will fail because of its biggest strength? No. If Notch listened to half of the idiocy that goes on around the Internet, his fate would've been sealed before any of this even started. I can only be grateful that Notch knows what's truly important and isn't beneath staying true to his game. He knows better than any of us.
This was a great post made by Rox. It deserves its own thread.
Game development is a lengthy and hard process especially when you arent in a team.
Notch is hard at work on the update, and from the looks of the last checklist he posted, it's coming along very well. He has stated before (several times, I believe) that when SMP is fixed, the game would move into beta. Everyone should have known that SMP wouldn't be completely fixed with this update. Notch wasn't talking about going beta. We've got plenty to be happy about, people need to quit bitching and enjoy the game.
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People seem to forget (or never did enough research on Notch, who he is, and what he does to know this in the first place) that Notch's philosiphy is to give people what they want. Not what they think they want. If that means he has to hold back on some of it to make it right, so be it. I really think that what has already been confirmed to DEFINITELY happen this update is MORE than enough of a single update. I'm EXTREMELY excited to know MORE is coming later. I can't wait for the update, and I can't wait to see more updates in the future. I don't want him to rush out a "finished product" and then have to go back and polish it. I like the way he's done it so far! Keep up the great work, Notch!