Quote fromThis is kinda a rant/discussion on all the bitching about Notch.
What you guys dont realize is Notch DOES listen to his community, and he IS one PROGRAMMER, meaning that he does NOT have some huge game studio like Valve, he is one man, working his ass off to please us because we bought his game.
All in all, making a update as huge as this, is quite frankly amazing if you ask me, he had around a month to make Nether(or whatever its called), Biomes(which hes had big troubles with them before...), fishing, new blocks, purposes for the new blocks, new mobs, he also redid the AI from what ive seen. Fix some SMP bugs.
Now, with me being a programmer, I know that it is almost impossible for the average programmer to do ALL that on a normal schedule, im pretty sure Hell(Nether), gave him hell when it came to creating it, now he said he had some troubles with Biomes before, and he managed to finish those and they seem to work fine and beautifully, for Notch fishing was probably one of the easier things to do,as well as adding new blocks and purposes for them simply because hes done it before, soo he has a grasp on how to make it.
Adding new mobs probably took some work(especially Ghasts), because I haven't really seen you be able to reflect giant fireballs in many games before. I will say, the new AI makes the monsters a lot more intelligent, they tend to serpentine when you shoot arrows at them(Pretty cool if you ask me).
And fixing multiplayer bugs can be a *****, I rarely play SMP soo I dont know whats fixed.
Anyways, im not one of Notches fanboys, however he is one guy, trying to start a business, and you need to factor in that starting a business takes both TIME and MONEY.
Anyways, you guys discuss what you think of Notch. You have my opinion...
Im pretty sure this will end up turning to a giant flame war sooner or later...
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