I wasn't too surprised that the glowsquid won the vote. Incoming possibly offensive opinion: You guys forget that a huge portion of this game's players are very young children. Put a vote in front of them and make only one of the options a glowing thing, and guess which one they're going to vote for? They're not capable of thinking about the nuance of what the options actually will be likely to add to the game. If one of them is literally shinier than the rest, that's where the vote goes.
This type of stuff isn't offensive to me specifically, but I still really don't like how this sentiment is popular. Logically, I see no reason that a child is incapable of thinking deeply about anything. They have the required brainpower and even the required knowledge in order to make good conclusions. The only thing they need is o develop the skills required for critical thinking, which, like all skills, is developed through knowledge and experience, not magically obtained when you become a certain age. The only reason younger people seem dumber than their older counterparts is that the skills they require are being neglected in favor of reviewing more basic skills (for example - constant practice of simple math problems). With a shift in focus culturally, these children could advance at a much quicker rate. It's even possible that they're doing that now but are being limited due to others'' assumptions that they are incapable of doing certain things.
The bottom line is that children are fully capable of thinking of things beyond "ooh, that's shiny." If they aren't, then they probably aren't clever enough to figure out how to vote at all, since the skill you present is pretty much the most basic critical thinking skill ever. It requires at least some intelligence to use interfaces.
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Remember those versions that minecraft pranked us with? Specifically:
Those are still downloadable! Watch this video for 2.0:
To download the other ones you need to make a folder in the versions folder for minecraft and put the client and JSON file for the versions in there. They all need to be named the same aside from file extensions. Once you do that, you will be able to choose that version when making a new profile with the minecraft launcher.
It's likely that the youngest players were watching with their parents and the adults handled the vote for their kids. And when I say very young, I'm not talking about 11+, I'm talking about 7-10. Children of that age definitely are never going to vote for a boring-looking guy in a parka over a glowing literally anything, especially when the parka guy can potentially kick their butt and the glowing thing can't.