Well, I saw the new alchemy things on the forums here, and i happened to see that Alchemy may be added. I absolutely hate alchemy. I mean, I never liked it. No offence to all you who watch Fullmetal Alchemist, but i never liked it. No offence to the Equivalent Exchange mod creator, but the only thing i find useful is the Alchemy Chest. It stores a lot of items, which I like. But that's all I have to say. Thank you for your time.
Alchemy is the art of transmuting things into other things, the 'greatest' of course being turning lead into gold. But traditionally Alchemy is simply Christianized pharmakia (potion and drug making) with a focus on the components having spiritual significance. I.e. lead = sin, gold = righteousness, the process is purification, etc etc
Also it should be noted that this is more the 'drug making' part of alchemy and less the 'transmutation' form of alchemy, FWIW.
I read OP, but it was weird, all I could see was:
"I have an extremely uninformed opinion and Im making a topic to complain about something that an extremely small minority dislikes, assume that everyone agrees with me, in hopes that perhaps Notch will read this one whine topic out of the million others and hope with all my heart that Notch will suddenly realize that his original idea for the future of Minecraft is completely wrong and remove what I dont like, despite the fact that its optional."
potion making is nothing like EE its simply (well in 1.9.2 PR anyway they are going to change it) but so far its making a cauldron then filling it with water, putting in some stuff like sugar, filling a bottle with it and then drinking it.
I love the idea, and at this rate, I am certain he will make it more useful, I have been looking for a sandbox game with REAL adventure for a while now, with a nice combat system... Check, Half check, half check.. And that's in the short time its been out, take in to consideration most games take YEARS of development to become great... You don't hear all the bitching because they don't do public betas, I'm not going to say that all these things he is doing make sense NOW, but I'm sure it will all come together at some point... Example, the whole hunger thing, plus way excessive food... Particularly, Mooshrooms, and mushroom biomes... Doesn't make sense to me, other then more food, and a change of scenery, but when I look at minecraft in say... a year from now, when we hopefully have modders API, plus plenty more updates... Who knows what could happen... with modding API, everyone could technically play a totally different game. As well as mods being released to remove things that are in the game that people don't like... So in short... Just sit back, and enjoy the minecart ride :biggrin.gif: It'll be worth it, I'm sure.
ha... Basically I think Health pots will be the new food(or is it the old food?).
anyway I bet your going to be using despite what you think now later just for that fact.
though it has potential to be more... potion that turns you into a pig maybe? or maybe the ability to make you fly a short time? oh a CRIT boost potion would be awesome! maybe one that makes you invisible(until you attack or get hit)!