Honestly, I share many of the same ideas and opinions as you do, and I don't think a lot of people realize what you're saying and why you're saying it. There's really only minor things (from the old post) that I disagreed with, and it wasn't even the direction, it was just specifics.
Probably one of my favorite quotes was from someone saying, "Mojang is one of the most skilled programming companies in the world", to which I proceeded to laugh my ass off at how wrong that was.
I'm honestly tired of the lack of updates coming from Mojang, people making excuses all the time, "oh they do add stuff!". They add garbage that no one cares about, and I think it's because they know the modding community is going to keep the game alive, so they half ass everything they do and just call it a day. Sure, they're going to try to get the Mod API stuff going, I can't wait, but it's long ****ing overdue... and the only reason it will get anywhere is because they employed the Bukkit team.
I'm sick of the people defending Mojang saying the game is just fine, I'm sorry, but every single one of you payed for an unfinished game that was rushed for a release at a Minecraft conference that was voted on for a set price in Vegas that almost EVERYONE said no to, and was still done at an even greater price at the same location so that Notch could rake in all the cash he could. Hell, he's taken so many "breaks", it's not even funny...
Someone tried to discredit your post about taking advice from /v/. Yeah, /v/ is turning into ****, but the guy who laughed at that had the Russian singer who died that sings the Coming Home song or whatever that people associate with "trololo" which is so annoying I didn't even want to type that... and they're trying to make fun of... memes? Keep in mind that Notch VIRALED MINECRAFT ON /v/. It's ****ing true, he did, and he got so butthurt over people saying that the game was shitty he decided to go to the land of circle jerks, also known as Reddit, where everyone would give him a big pat on the
I want Minecraft to be good, but honestly it's not. Like you said, there's really in my opinion only 4 enemies in the game... that's ****ing ****. I want more enemies to fight, I want a challenge. People say "HUR RPG NO WEAPONS THERES NO FIGHTING IN MINECRAFT TITLE JUST MINE AND CRAFT LOL DUH", then why the **** is there armor and weapons? Survival tends to mean SURVIVING which includes defending yourself from your enemies.
You want some armor? Make iron, because that's literally the only useful armor to make unless you have a surplus of diamonds you don't care about. How about an armor set (chainmail) that you can't even physically get in the game yet it's still there... that's pretty cool.
GUYS ARE YOU ****ING PUMPED FOR THE ADVENTURE UPDATE!? YEEEAAAAAH!!! Oh... it's being delayed...? Okay I'll wait...
IT'S HERE...?! YEAAAAH!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO ON ALL THESE ADVEN-... what? Abandon mineshafts and... strongholds...? I gue- I guess that's... cool.
How about Minecraft launching the FULL RETAIL GAME that is COMPLETELY UNFINISHED! What would you do if you bought a game at the store that wasn't finished. Let's say you buy a game at your local retail store that sells games and you're really excited, the box art looks cool, the game looks promising, so you buy it and install it and get ready to play. You find NPCs in the game... that do nothing... wow, what the ****? You think it's a bug... no, it's just not ****ING DONE.
People say, "IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DONE THE GAME IS STILL GROWING!" well then why the **** is it gone full retail? The game isn't ****ing done! This isn't like DLC, this is like the game isn't done but you paid for a full retail game and sorry but we ****ing lied, we're still working on the game... deal with it.
People don't mind getting exploited for their money though, it's cool... I can just use mods! Stop complaining! They're trying their best! Yeah, I'm sure jeb was trying really hard when he added apple drops in trees for one of his "updates"... Yeah, great job implementing code used in servers for apple drops into a game without adding anything extra like... oh, I don't know... textures?! You know, like to show apples in the tree...? People might think, oh that probably takes a while to do though! But, it ****ing doesn't... all that needs to be added is that on leaf destroy/decay there's a random chance for an apple to drop... it would LITERALLY take 1-2 minutes to do. When I say LITERALLY I mean LITERALLY...
Anyways, I'm going to stop ranting, thanks for this, I wish you well on this project, maybe I'll visit back when the Mod API stuff comes out to help out, but I'll likely forget all about it.
Take care, and I'll leave you with this picture.