Hi everyone! I've been seeing a lot of posts about Minecon recently so I thought it would be a nice change to instead of complain about how Minecon capes aren't being given out anymore, we could look back at the past and discuss our favorite ones.
First up is the Minecon 2011 cape. This cape was chosen according to a vote done at Mojang.com.
Next is the 2012 Minecon cape. This cape unlike the previous year, wasn't chosen according to votes, and was a complete mystery until Curse leaked it.
In 2013, it was thought the next Minecon cape would be the unused green cape from the poll in 2011, however, this prediction turned out to be true, and false.
2014 would be a "Minecon-less" year and would only return the next year in 2015. 2015 Minecon brought forth another cape that would be given out to the 5000+ attendants.
Minecon 2016 would be the last year we would get of a physical Minecon. This would also be the last of Minecon capes we would see until 2 years later.
This one is a huge surprise, to me anyway. I'm not sure how this cape works, but according to the Minecraft Wiki; "Unlike previous events, this cape is being distributed on the Minecraft Marketplace, as a promotion for the upcoming character creator." This cape is called the MINECON LIVE - Founders Cape.
The last capes were never used unfortunately, and lost to the Creeper cape in the 2011 poll.
That's all for now! Which is your favorite?
A little detail I noticed a while back is how repetitive the capes are, they all follow the exact some background except a different color and different 'symbol'.
Personally, I wish I had the unused green cape, but oh well, my second favorite is definitely the 2011 one.
Quite honestly, none of them are of interest because I exclusively play Minecraft in first person mode and thus would never notice a change in skin beyond the appearance of my forearms. However, I am fascinated that other players presumably play in 3rd person mode. I've always found it rather disorienting but I'm sure one could get used to any of the three viewpoints.