A Joke is defined as "something that is amusing or ridiculous, especially because of being ludicrously inadequate or a sham; a thing, situation, or person laughed at rather than taken seriously"
Ever since Minecraft started it was already amusing and ridiculous. I mean everything was and is still block shaped. We have zombies that dropped feathers, green things that blew up when it got near you.
Don't forget instant fertiliser from bones. So Minecraft is not BECOMING a joke, it was already amusing and ridiculous.
I don't know if minecraft is becoming a joke but this forum sure is, whinecraft everywhere. Snow Golems generate a sustainable resource from snow and allow it to be generated in locations it does not naturally spawn. They are craftable on top of that. Animal eggs already exist for chickens, and you can throw them for knockback, complaining about eggs being placeable is ridiculous, though he would have to add a slingshot or something to replace the throw mechanic unless cow eggs and chicken eggs are treated differently. And I doubt this is the final form of the NPCs, just a humorous placeholder.
I mean, what game allows you to fight cartoon-ish zombies and archery skeletons while running away from walking 4-legged TNT on a stick. What game allows you to form the terrain with your fist, and build advanced tools just by placing them in a 3x3 space with raw materials that magically transform into said item. What game allows you to wear a pumpkin on your head and ride a pig around? What game allows you to mass-murder chickens with their own feathers? I sure don't know any games, do you?
I actually was a part of C&C 4 beta. Watched it crumble and fall apart. The difference there was they ignored the beta testers entirely and did whatever the hell they wanted making the game far worse that it already was.
Here it seems its going the other way and listening to the players too much. Notch said earily on he wanted to keep minecraft simple and fun. Leaving it to mods to let people customize the minecraft world to suit them if they saw fit.
Npc villages/mineshafts already ruined the experience for me taking away that 'castaway trying to survive' feeling. The only reason I tolerate mineshafts is because their small tight spaces pose a challanging threat that something might be just around that 1 block corner.
You do realize you can turn mineshafts and villages off, right?
Hnnn why is everyone complaining about the tiny insignifigant things? D:
Personally, I like running through a village burning down testiface houses, building derpy snow golems to defend my crops, and yes even the mooshrooms. Minecraft's development may be going through a silly phase but I think that's fine. I was gettingn bored of the old mc memes anyway! (Exept creeper in a minecart... heh) If complaining could possibly fix anything, complain about the derpy way animals spawn or the inexplicable lag spikes of doom.
I think the idea of adding a passive aggressive snow-man to the game is a great idea! I mean why would you treat Minecraft seriously? It's a game where you punch trees for success after all. Also I haven't seen the new NPCs other than Dave and he sort of gives off a Squidward theme from Spongebob Squarepants. I bet that not all the NPCs are exactly the same so calm down and just play Minecraft like you always have.
P.S. I want the old Spongebob back dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Serious? A game where you can punch trees and beat things to death with blocks of dirt, stacking things on a 3x3 grid in a crude manner to craft items to defend yourself with, and you're constantly in danger of green cubic creatures who look strangely phallic exploding on you and destroying all that you've built? That by definition is not a very serious game.