Minecraft has done nothing but improve. All the features you want are still there. You can still play is JUST like that. Minecraft has only expanded it's horizons. If you still want to play a specific style, then do. You don't need game limitations to stop you from expanding.
Haha, well that's your opinion!
I love the enchanting!
Want to make pigs catch on fire and go flying? There's an enchantment for that.
Want to make a legit diamond ore castle? Well you can do that now too.
I Agree. I believe minecraft has a small and shrinking base of "purists" that Notch hasn't been attending too as much. I miss the days when it was all about goofing around and having fun on the island that was all mine. Not working towards the end goal of killing a dragon (which Notch didn't add for so long, I really had a great deal of respect for his not adding it for some reason). On and island that I share with villagers (should be Pigmen, they are beasts not people). And he keeps making it easier. I remember when Notch said that he would rather minecraft be too hard than too easy. Guess what Notch? Its too easy. I can make coal within the first day (charcoal) without even trying, I can find a abandoned mine shaft and have a pre-build strip mine (wall ores included) and never say "I would love a mine cart system but I need so much iron". I can't say enough about the dragon. I love endermen (although they need to be insanely difficult and hard to kill as all get-out) and things that add more "Story" to the game without adding a story. But all this new content just seems to be pulling away from the feel minecraft once had. (Magic I'm Looking At You)
Minecraft is getting a bit weirder and weirder every update, i mean the things he just randomly comes up with such as the Mushroom Biomes and the Mooshrooms, the Endermen, the new Nether Mobs, i like the Minecraft 1.7.3 HEAPS better than 1.8 and the 1.9 Pre-releases... its just becoming... a bit dull. Its not like what it used to be, now Notch is making up random crap! (No offense, Notch if reading) I miss the good ol' Alpha Versions of Minecraft where it was just a ordinary Sandbox Survival, now its just getting out of hand on where hes going...
In a way... It has, BUT it has also created many new and exciting possibilities! I just want them to get rid of the NPCs and EXP. That REALLY doesn't fit minecraft and I think it takes away from the "awaken on an island... Its all yours" feel.
That hits the spot. I was all for 1.8 and it was amazing! Then one point nine comes out and.... Well with the potions and stuff it just feels weird. Your not alone anymore. I have for some reason lost the fun in minecraft.
Yeah, it just gotten kinda, Feature packed. Now that i think about it It will get boring if new Survival Changing things come out. Then i would maybe ditch it like the retard-filled Roblox, Im never going back there.
I like enchanting and potions/ Not the greatest thing but they add some fun additions to my survival kits that I use while caving. Anyway if I didn't want them I just wouldn't make a brewing stand or enchanting table.
Been playing the 1.9 prereleases and still build random towns and things just because I would like to make them. You can still be just as creative as you want. building a church in the nether, sure i have to fight of a swarm of things, but it is fun and and i get to build something. If i didn't want to fight things i would put it to peaceful, if i just wanted to fight things I wouldn't build the church. Point being, you can do what you want, the new features aren't keeping you from doing what you want.
My biggest problem was the change in where the sun is had just finished a sort of stone henge for positions of the sun and moon, when monsters first lit on fire and such.
Or just go back a few updates, if you think it was perfect then you have no reason to update.
I feel like it will always be impossible to replicate that very first feeling of wonder at an infinite world where you can do WHATEVER you want. Plus, I can't really think of a way to actually bring it back :/ The only ways he could really add to the original sandbox is by adding new elements, and how is that very different from what's happening now? When you really get down to it, after playing MC for a while that old feeling of freedom just sort of leaves. Everyone will want something that completely reinvents MC, and in the end there is nothing that will. Sort of depressing, considering the magic the old game had. At the end of the day, us oldies will never appreciate the game like newbies, especially considering all the time we spend on the internet involving MC (This forum...).................. Well that's my 2 cents..........
As some people say, the grass was greener in alpha. I agree with all of them. Alpha was the most fun I've ever had with minecraft. I appreciate that Notch is adding more and more to the game as it comes close to finishing, but it doesn't feel right to me. There's no more routine gameplay anymore, wehere you would mine, explore, and build. It seems like minecraft has become a giant fetch quest, or a giant pyramid of requirements for one simple thing that ends up not being that great. The simplicity of alpha is what made it fun. I'm just not feeling it anymore :I
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Well there may be people like you that are leaving but there's people like myself that are joining. I've been playing Minecraft for three days now and I'm already addicted... That means I joined when all of these updates were added and I don't see anything wrong with the game as of yet, I'm enjoying it and my addiction is only getting worse because I've only just scratched the surface of the vast Minecraft world!
I agree with the OP. I thought minecraft was about getting resources and then being creative with them. Development of this game has definitely gone from improving the sandbox part of the game completely to the RPG part. Frankly, I do not understand why everyone seems to want this game to be an RPG when there are much, much better RPG's out there. Overly complicated potion system? How is that fun? Enchanting? What? Yet another half-baked alternate dimension that will probably be yet another waste of development time? How can they even consider making another dimension with the nether being so unpolished and useless? Achievements? For making a workbench, seriously? Stats? Like I care! Hunger? Why would I want to be tied down to my farm when farming isn't even frankly all that fun? Harder mobs? So how do I beat that, click my sword faster and duck out to regen health? Why is mojang pushing this game as an RPG when all the features he adds are half-baked and shitty and the combat consists of putting on armor, killing stuff with a diamond sword, and facerolling to victory? Villages? Ugly models and no real gameplay reason to have them other than to give the illusion of life? An ugly alternate dimension made with 6ish blocks in grand total that almost anyone just avoids because ghasts shoot at you constantly from 200-300 blocks away? Undergrounds so honeycombed by strongholds, ravines, abandoned mineshafts, and normal giant cave systems that you can literally almost walk to any location from any location without touching the surface or mining hardly at all, not to mention the fact that all of these "cool underground features" are constantly breaking into each other to the point where I found a stronghold almost completely destroyed by a ravine running through it and mineshafts everywhere. Maps that you can't share with other people without duping them in, and even then it's only the one map? Booster rails being so expensive and ineffective that there is almost no way to legitimately collect enough gold to build a rail line of significant length? Wolves that kill themselves off of cliffs and that can barely kill anything before dying itself? A dye system that I have yet to see anyone really actually use because it's such a pain? Forests so thick that you can't even walk through them without having to hack through a million leaf blocks? Grass that is ugly and choking the landscape? I obviously don't get the point of this game anymore.
I hated the Halloween update nigh on one year ago and sincerely tried to like every update since then. "Oh it's BETA" I see all the fanboys say that seem to think that mojang is so much of a child that they can't handle criticism because they try hard and they're "still working on it". Yeah, whatever. They're "releasing" minecraft in about a month, like it hasn't already been released by virtue of the fact that you could buy it. Minecraft is the brain child of a man that accidentally stumbled upon a winning game and then proceeded to completely misinterpret WHY it was successful in the first place and haphazardly drop in random and unrelated features as he felt like it until feature creep destroyed everything that was good about it. He made minecraft into terraria when terraria does it so much better. Tell me, who continues to play terraria? Everyone I know stopped because they had come, played, conquered, and left. Minecraft had lasting life because it was about what you could imagine, not getting to the end and killing a boss. This isn't the same game I loved. Minecraft slept around with rpg's and action games and adventure games and sandbox games and decided it wanted to be everything simultaneously and became an inferior version of everything.
Today, I deleted you, Minecraft. I sincerely hope people continue to love this game even when I don't. Maybe someday later I can "get it" again and have a blast like I did in the before-time. For now, though, we are divorced, minecraft. Playing you is like sleeping with a hooker in hopes of reliving the happiness of marriage.