22:42 Snowman Notch, people on the forums don't believe Dock is still on the team
22:43 Snowman Could you say it in here, so I can show it them?
22:45 Notch yeah, he's not involved any more :-(
22:45 Notch I should blog that
This sort of stuff happens all the time, and it's not confined to game development. I can't fault Notch at all.
I'm actually happy with the current art. I agree that some textures could be improved a little, but with only a 16x16 surface to work on there's not much room for improvement. Besides, it's not the textures that count, it's what you do with them.
I have full confidence in Notch to carry this out himself, but maybe if there are instances where some textures need replacing, maybe have a community contest?
The only other thing I was excited about from Dock was better animations. Namely elbows and knees, and context sensitive motions.
I'm really happy about this, Notch's art is so much better less anime-ness and more awesome-sauce-ness. I thought ranas looked weird and very unproportional. Notch will make better textures after the game is complete, it makes more sense to develope the game then get better graphics. :biggrin.gif: Good Luck Notch.
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Successful troll is successful, then?
Yes, he was pretty successful. Mostly since this community is made of 12 year old kids who can't control themselves.
I really don't think there will be a new artist. Just him. In his blog he wrote:
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However, I went from doing Minecraft on my own to suddenly having to wait for someone else before I could move on. We had repeated problems getting anything animated to load into the game, and eventually I decided to just go ahead on my own.
I also hope the models continue along the MD3 path. Looking at the mobs with the pixellated textures, when gunpowder, string, and fletchings were first implemented, I saw a lot of potential for customization.