will never understand the absolute, utter hatred people have towards updates. I paid like $20 or less for this game and I've been playing it for years. That's a fantastic return for my investment. And all you people can do is complain.
There's a difference between complaining ignorantly, which only aims to annoy, and criticizing rationally, which aims to improve what is being criticized. I've seen rational criticisms in this thread, and I agree with them. I don't see how horses should be added unless there's more to them than being faster than pigs, being an alternative to riding a pig, and having a portable chest with them, and I think they should focus more on polishing old existing features than adding more content at this moment. Not saying I "hate" new content -- I do like more animals, hostile monsters, underwater content, and, like enterthehole said, furniture for our houses. It's just that they should be more into polishing first.
It's like upgrading a PC. It's best that you have maintain and optimize the old hardware first before thinking about adding new hardware. And it's best that you don't waste money on new hardware for a purpose an old existing hardware already fulfills, unless you intend to replace that old hardware with it.
Pigs were slow and VERY few people actually traveled by pig.
'Ya sure? I actually find the pigs rather uncontrollably fast especially after feeding them enough carrot with your Carrot In a Stick. The lack of an ability to make the pig slow down makes this more so. Or are you not aware of this feature?
Guys, I'm like 101% sure the thing this post is hinting at is pink withers. I mean come on, what else could it be?
I was thinking of the same -- pink Wither, and the girl in the pic is wearing pic if I'm seeing it right -- 'til I saw Jeb's Instagram which confirms the horse theory. Probably. I actually wish that there will be male and female versions of animals and villagers in the game. It doesn't make sense how the animals and human villagers in the game are freaking hermaphrodites... then again, a lot of things in Minecraft don't make sense anyway. xD
Still, I really like to think that there's more to this picture than the horse. Jeb has been known to post cryptic pictures in the past to reveal upcoming features, after all.
Trees aren't light enough to defy gravity and float in midair, either. LOL. Actually, you can ride pigs in real-life (the adults, anyway). They're not only strong enough to carry the weight of the average human but also strong enough to walk and run while carrying one. Apart from that, though, what makes Minecraft unique is its fantasy elements, not its realism. Being able to ride pigs like horses is a part of this uniqueness that many love. ;-)
To be honest, I don't like the idea of horses in Minecraft. Honestly, it actually makes more sense to keep pigs as the mounts in Minecraft. It's just that kind of game. Mojang added things that made Minecraft unique. Creepers. Endermen. Villagers that look like Squidward from Spongebob. It's quirks like that that make the game great. Let pigs for steeds be one of those quirks. If a Mojangster is reading this, then please, tell Jeb to reconsider adding horses. I think that they are something we don't need, and that a lot of people wouldn't like. My point is, updating Minecraft to slowly turn it into a game unlike the one we all know and love doesn't make it better.
Well, Horses wouldn't be bad if they are more than just a rideable mob. Such as the ability to attack with both the sword and bow. As well as store some items in the horse. But since a Horse wouldn't be the only thing, and since Mojang made it clear each update will focus on specific areas, I feel they should update villagers as well, make them programmable to do certain things, give us the ability to create working towns, or good RPG's without the need for several mods. I think adding more interaction by having hostile and friendly mobs that do more than just run around and over-charge us for stupid trades would give the game a lot of depth. This would also extend the life of Minecraft because we could create FULL RPG's and FULL adventure games with-in Minecraft. Let us hire Mobs to do certain tasks in certain area's. Let us form relationships with certain mobs that can offer benefits as well as hender what happens through an adventure or survival game.
BAD idea! We already have pigs that you can ride! Personally I think that we should get breed able alpacas/llamas that you use a rope to drag around with, like a leash. Like the Mayans did you should also be able to put at lest 2 small chests attached to the llama/alpaca. So instead of riding it you drag it around with your leash. Possibly can name it, and can have different kind of breeds.(like mo' creatures' horses)
Well, if they're adding horses, wouldn't that take away from the pigs we can now ride? In my opinion, I like pigs better, in that they have become a symbol for Minecraft and are much more original than horses.
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I usually have a neutral/undecided standpoint on things. And yes, I am part Swiss.
My god, I can't believe it...
They will add a secret that you get access to when you install Mo' Animals/Creatures and you get a blonde girl to take care of your horse/unicorn!
Amazing, simply amazing.
To everyone against horses because it would go against the "quirkiness" of Minecraft:
If everything is quirky, then the quirkiness would become less special. Also, grasszombiesskeletonsslimesdirtstoneironminingswordsbowsarenormalsothoseshouldberemoved.
well its obvious, like why would it be a tree in the back of the horse or why would it be the girl? We already have NPC villagers.(squidwards XD) Well we don't know if a villager is a boy or a girl. Ok back to subject. So what i mean is it has to be horses. Well lucky if you don't have horse mod. (more creatures) so yeah. HORSE
Why!!!!!!!! (*sniff*) All I ever wanted was to always have the newest version of minecraft and for horses to cease to exist. Now I have to never update minecraft again. Thanks for the fun times, I guess, Now I have to play my own custom modpack for the rest of my life. (In case anyone wants to know what the pack is, It is like the Yogscast's new FTB pack, but with minecraft 1.5.1 and EE2 instead of EE3. Also, it has no stupid steve's carts or railcraft or thaumcraft.)
. P.S. Mo' Creatures is, (In my opinion) The WORST MOD EVER MADE!
What do you mean?
They're clearly adding falling trees!