I can't believe these people whining about Notch and how he apparently "Ruined Minecraft". You should remember that Notch created Minecraft! And all of these people are calling him a "Greedy and lazy asshole!"
I'm trying to say that Notch can not be hated on when he made one of the greatest indie games of all time!
Those who hate Notch because they "ruined Minecraft" are really hating on him because Notch didn'tadd exactly what they wanted, because Notch doesn't cater specifically to them. Little do they know that Notch has his own vision for the game.
"Without him, we would not have minecraft at all noir be here in the forum"
True, but what a pointless thing to point out.
I think he had great ambitions in the beginning but got rich too fast and now I feel he got really lazy indeed.
It's obvious, which programmer or boss thinks the customers/programmers can take him serious if he says he needs a break ... to eat CRISPS AND PLAY GAMES? This sounds all way too unprofessional.
I don't blame him though, I would want to do the same, get rich and just get all lazy and get fat and play games. But now he has one of the biggest up and running indie company with all the spotlight on it. This is big for the gaming industry as the mainstream gaming industry has gone gray and uninteresting and it's all about graphics. Indie games is rising today because they remember the core concepts of how a game really becomes interesting, not by graphics but with inventive gameplay and CHARM!
Notch's game minecraft has all the attention in the world focused on it basically and what does the jolly man do? Basically nothing... he starts tons of other projects and sees to it that no other than 1 person works on it! I don't count notch since he does too much stuff on the side to really count as an employee working on the game.
Minecraft could easily have a group of people working on it and expand it and then it could become one of the best games we have seen in many many years. But no, now the game is released and it still feels like a huge beta with quite uninteresting content in therms of pure gameplay...
I think it was the best decision made for minecraft to let Jeb take over. Notch is too flimsy and can't focus on finishing one thing at the time and just goes all over the place. The game needs someone serious and not afraid to add awesome things that could come from mods. And I think Jeb is quite close to that.
This ^ is why people hate on Notch. I honestly think Jeb will do better then Notch. Now of course, the Notch Defense Force shouldn't all move to become the Jeb Defense Force, though give it time and it will happen.
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Users lack the mental capacity to have intelligent discussion, and mods lack the mental capacity to make intellegent decisions... I give up trying to share my intelligence with the world.
Notch is a fat ******* who has not done anything besides roll around in his own money for a while now. The official release date(you know where the game was supposed to be COMPLETE) was a flop as the game is still incomplete and has more bugs than a crab infested asian hooker from Pattaya Beach Thailand.
This could have been prevented if he had hired some dedicated QA people quite a while ago now. He has the money(see the rolling around in his own money part above).Jeb taking helm was the best news I have ever heard for this game in a long time. Also, the new direction this game has taken is absolutely retarded. More MINE in the MINEcraft would be nice and less of the fantasy RPG element BS.
Not to mention Notch became the EXACT type of game dev he said he wasn't going to be when he first started a little project called Minecraft.