There are recurrent threads on this forum about whether Minecraft is dying. Here's one from last summer, one from last month, one from last week, and a current one. But I'm noticing a pattern. The one from last summer had 85 posts, the one from last month 34, the one from last week 36, and the current one only has 10. This is a pretty big downtrend - certainly bigger than any downtrend in MC sales if there is any.
So, that raises the question of the post: Is "Is Minecraft Dying" Dying? Are people no longer dying to discuss Minecraft dying?
Or maybe it's just some particular people feeling blase about "Is Minecraft Dying" posts. They don't get that inspiring eyeroll anymore when they see a post about a game that currently sells tens of thousands of copies per week over a half dozen platforms "dying". But it's just them and in the future new posters will have the same risks of spraining their superior and lateral rectus ocular muscles.
What do you think?
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It's less about the information and more about who is seeing it for the first time. The information set surrounding Minecraft's health really doesn't change much, so after investigating things the first time the only thing that's really going to get you going is a piece of information that looks new to you.
With all the different forms of information exchange (social media, word of mouth, email/text, chatrooms and chat features embedded in games, search engines, etc), fewer and fewer people will experience new information about a subject the more it's talked about.
I think we must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel for discussion topics here for a thread like this one to even appear (lol). All I can say is that if the question about Minecraft dying is indeed dying... may it RIP.
I honestly think it's more of a plea from the people who still play the game and enjoy what it offers as well as the community creations of it. Like any game, there are downtrends and uptrends, however Minecraft is probably one of the few games that won't completely die out, there's simply too much content for it.
People don't want to lose things they love, Minecraft is still a game enjoyed by many even if it might not be played by all of us, especially those who have been here since Alpha or even earlier. Many would feel the same about World of Warcraft or Runescape, it honestly doesn't hurt to see how the state of the game is. Right now a lot of people are heavily divided on the 1.9 update which is sparking interest again and may be one of the bigger factors of why they're popping up again.
Anyone, and I mean anyone is willing to make a "Minecraft Dying?" thread if they do not like something about Minecraft. Ever since 1.9 is announced and had major changes to pvp and combat, many players were either against it or for it, leading to such threads.
No one here takes those threads or users seriously, because such reasonings are overused and petty, and they are people who refuse to take their nostalgic goggles off.