Well, this would be a crazy idea if it's true. But as long as done in a fun way, it's not a bad idea either.
But this wouldn't be a first in gaming history, either. I've played games that allows you to harvest the eggs of little girls, milk dragons, and impregnate anything, regardless of gender. I've also heard of games that let you place tons of equipment inside a human eye; not some magical item, just a regular human eye you can pick from the dead. IS that all ridiculous? Yes. Is it awesome? You bet.
I really do wish animal breeding wasn't just eggs. Look at Mo's creatures, it's breeding system is great, but Notch has to use this egg crap? I'm normally very tolerant, but seriously, this is retarded.
Here's what i can think of: I remember Notch saying that zombies and nether creatures arent bloody and gore because he want children to be able to play minecraft. So i understand why he want breeding to be kinda silly. I mean, if it wont be by eggs, probably will be some childish thing like hearts all over the place, but no real action.
You cant have animals having sex in a game thats supposed to be "children friendly". And i kinda like the idea of eggs btw, nice pokémon reference.
Ok I would first like to state that I am NOT one of the common whiners on here. I have been very accepting of all the changes that have come to minecraft. I like the Endermen, I sorta like the villagers, (though they could do with a nose job. <.< ) I like the nether dungeons, the ravines, the new bioms (though the swamp needs a bit of tweaking with its boarders)I love the mine shafts, and the food bar. (and anything else I may have missed) I welcome it all into minecraft as if it were a part of the game from the beginning.
But animal eggs? Common, that has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard any one say EVER its like the thought process of a five year old came up with that idea. I mean, what the hell? I among many others are/ were looking forward to animal breeding, the type that actually happens in real life. Not this abomination of a lazy excuse.
it- its beyond stupid! Why would such an idea ever exist? What are you on Notch? You're screwing over your fan base one person at a time.
I know that it's a beta, and that there is a lot of testing going on, but if this is integrated into the game, and becomes a permanent feature I'll be staying in 1.7
My mind has been blown 10fold from the stupidity escaping Notches mouth. Hell I don't even see him as the developer of this game anymore.
Don't like my opinion? tough.
GAH there is no other way for me to explain that animal egg thing in any other way other then calling it out right as a stupid idea.
Guys, Notch was very obviously joking about animal eggs.
His exact Tweet was.
You know what would be fun? If every single animal in minecraft came from eggs. Breeding would involve moving egg blocks around.
Last time I checked, basic English understanding pretty much says that the expression "You know what would be fun?" does not mean that the following statement is real, but would be fun.
Plus, Notch also said this:
If you hold food in your hand, they follow you around. If you feed them, they enter "love mode". Two animals in love mode = babies.
Which are definite statements, with periods, not question marks. This is how animal breeding goes. Anyone who thought that the animal eggs thing was serious, and got that worked up about it, needs to learn how to speak, Notch doesn't even live in an English speaking country and he understands the language better than you do.
eggs solve a lot of problems when it comes to population control and transportation.
And its a quirky thing I'd expect from minecraft.
So I couldn't care less between live birth or eggs. I don't see why so many are hell bent on keeping some kind of perceived normality in a fantasy game.