I thought the majority Of SALES are on the "Better Together" platforms anyway. What should carry more say in the long haul anyway, people cutting checks or people making noise?
If anything, some You Tube channels were recently invited to Mojang offices in Stockholm. Talking and listening was going on with both sides, actual dialog. Should that impact the direction of content being added?
Cool! I just don't get the "Mojang is adding too much" business when it seems all people ever do is add WAY more than Mojang could ever get around to doing. If people didn't want it, they wouldn't be adding it as you have done.
It's just a name. Taken literally it'd be a quite different game.
I'm with you on the part of "It's just a name." Part of the whole thing with Mods such as Spigot Plugins or Forge is that you can just go nutz whatever way you like, and many of these mods are not only keeping current to 1.12+, one I'm aware of gives you a 1.8 style game, reverting combat to the way it was as well as having other "1.8" features lost in "1.9+", but letting you take advantage of improved security in Spigot as well as allowing for some or all of the new items and features. Actually, it looks like Better Combat is one of several that provide "1.8" in 1.9+ Minecraft. And the "data packs" planned for 1.13 will allow a more secure way of doing some of the things only mods used to be able to do, and provide these features to Reams players and people using Minecraft Bedrock Edition. "Quite a different game" indeed. Every single minigame map created and offered for player's enjoyment.
Some of the changes in 1.9+ have been "feature parity" issues. Some of the changes have been working the game towards the "data packs" feature soon to be released. Even without all that, TheMasterCaver wants a "super duper" cave mining experience? is a trailer for a Terrain Control map with some wonderful cave exploring terrain generated in it, as well as amazing Overworld. Don't like that one? There are many mods to satisfy whatever particular itch someone has. Some of these mods are free, some are not.
And yet, somehow... Mojang isn't doing enough of the "right things", without specifics as to what and why those "right things" are, and "too much" without any eye on those mods that remove new features that a given player doesn't desire. I really don't get it. To me, so much of this seems "complaining for the sake of complaining".
Yeah, the updates just put in hooks with /commands and other parts of the Vanilla code so that non-Java people will be able to alter the game in ways that only plugins and mods could do before. So totally unnecessary to allow people using Realms or Bedrock Minecraft, or just plain unwilling to learn Java to be able to make cool "mods" and game maps. I mean... what were they thinking?