Well, I don't blame Notch for his decision...
He was, essentially, turned into a scape goat by being transformed into a figurehead. Everyone blamed him for problems when he had little to do with the game anymore, and I can fully understand how that would frustrate someone: being accused of things he may have not even known about nor fully understood. The vast majority put huge amounts of stress on him...it's understandable that not everyone can handle that amount of pressure and may cave, especially when it was unjust to do so.
With that said, I have two major concerns towards the future of the game.
1: Companies as large as Microsoft aren't typically keen on accepting community based ideas...it's extremely rare. The evolution of Minecraft, however, has been heavily influenced by its community...so are we to expect this to change? Mojang is now under the rule of Microsoft, they have to abide by rules and regulations that could limit their freedom and interaction with the community. This would be extremely detrimental to the game and community combined.
2: Companies as large as Microsoft rarely release free content in the form of updates, something Minecraft has always done. Are we to expect purchasable expansions, a subscription fee: perhaps the only individuals capable of receiving new content being those who are subscribed to Minecraft Realms? The latter seems to be a very likely possibility, and one that will have me flat out leaving the game...and I'm sure many others as well.
Those would be my two major concerns with the decision. With that said, Mojang now has access to an endless supply of resources that can be used to fuel the development of the game...there should be absolutely no limitations on what they can, and can not, do with the sheer volume of support this buyout grants...but what will it cost them, and us, in the long term?
Has the heart and soul of the game been sacrificed in the process?
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Sep 15, 2014TenebraeAeternae posted a message on Everyone, Respect Mojang's Decision, Hate Tears Communities ApartPosted in: Discussion
Sep 15, 2014I wonder if this will effect updates made to the game in a different manner. It's very rare that a major company does anything for free, and more often than not...updates are done in the form of an expansion to the game that you can purchase.Posted in: Discussion
Sep 11, 2014There should be different types of storms.Posted in: Suggestions
- Light Rainstorm
- Light Rainstorm with Thunder
- Heavy Rainstorm
- Heavy Rainstorm with Thunder and Lightning
The first two would be your tranquil and enjoyable weather patterns.
Sep 9, 2014Posted in: Discussion
I have Windows 8, that's all anyone needs to bash Microsoft.
Sep 7, 2014Posted in: Suggestions
Thanks, from the threads posted though...seems as if it's been suggested before and received apathy.
Sep 7, 2014Posted in: Suggestions
I think it would be fine if 90% of the temple generated underground. Imagine the desert temple as a huge pyramid...but you only see the tip outside and have to descend into the lower regions to find the treasure. This would also make enough room to do with the temples what they did with the monument, add themed mobs guarding them rather than simplistic traps we know how to defeat after the first encounter.
Yeah, I'd agree with that. Small on the surface, tiny below...
The monument gets away with being HUGE and exposed simply because it's under water.
Sep 6, 2014What about if Redstone armor was low grade in terms of defense...but actually transmitted a signal? Those who wore Redstone armor could trigger objects manipulated by Redstone...allowing people to make machines that actually require a mobile, human, component. I'm sure there could be some sort of practical application for something like this...anyone good with Redstone have a little imagination to answer that question?Posted in: Suggestions
Is there any applications that you could see for Redstone armor that actually transmitted a signal?
Sep 6, 2014Daggers:Posted in: Suggestions
Initially weaker than swords, daggers would have the benefit of allowing the player to duel wield. This, unto itself, wouldn't have much of a boon over swords due to the fact that each weapon has less durability and the speed of being able to deliver two weak attacks simultaneously still wouldn't compare to the superiority of the sword. Instead, the benefit of daggers comes in the form of being able to duel wield weapons that can be enchanted independently. So, while daggers may be inferior to swords while unenchanted due to the decreased attack strength and durability...they excel when enchanted and make up for those two negative attributes. This might sound more complex than it actually is...so:
Damage: 2 ()
Duel wielding these daggers would allow you to attack with both weapons simultaneously, dealing 4 () damage: that's still less than the wooden sword and with both weapons having a durability of 30...you're still inferior to the sword itself. That changes when both daggers have been enchanted with, for example, Sharpness. An enchanted wooden sword receives 1.25 extra damage whereas BOTH daggers receive 1.25 extra damage independently when they're both enchanted separately.
So, a wooden sword's damage is bumped up to 6.25. If you are duel wielding daggers that are each enchanted with Sharpness, you now have increased your maximum damage potential to 6.50. I suppose that this might not sound so spectacular when you take into consideration the reduced durability, but you have to keep in mind that you're essentially doubling the amount of weapon enchantments you can have...and I'm sure someone can think of a much better example than Sharpness.
The Crossbow would be a shorter ranged weapon that deals more damage with less projectile drop. It's downside would come in the form of a greatly reduced range and lengthy reloading period between shots. Unlike the bow, you wouldn't be able to chain weak attacks with a crossbow...but it also fires instantly once it's been loaded so it doesn't require a drawing mechanic to reach maximum damage...it always does the same amount of damage. This basically means that you'll have a shorter ranged, more precise, weapon that should provide an individual skilled in avoidance with something quite devastating to their enemies.
Damage: 15 ()
Durability: 200 (More technical bits in the design are more prone to damage and malfunction.)
Keep in mind that the Crossbow doesn't necessarily need to have the exact same enchantment capabilities as the bow, I fully understand that we don't want a rail-gun in Mindcraft.
Anyway, those are the only two weapons I'd really like to see implemented into the game. They're still simplistic, the crossbow being a little more technical in nature but surely not complex enough to be restricted from Mindcraft, but add just enough flavor to make things a little more exciting.
Sep 1, 2014TenebraeAeternae posted a message on Removing the stripes from glass block in a legal waySupport.Posted in: Suggestions
For those opposed to the idea, there's two reasons why people would want this over texture packs.
1: As previously stated: the desire to use two different types of glass.
2: Also, the desire for people to see your designs the way that they are meant to be seen. I would never, ever, use a texture pack because everyone else who comes across my build isn't going to see what I'm seeing. I don't want to build something that looks awesome to me but like crap to someone else...and that's what would likely happen were we to simply use a resource pack to augment the glass.
Sep 1, 2014Support.Posted in: Suggestions
To those who aren't supporting the idea, your reasons are absurd.
1: You do not know what these rails look like.
2: Minecraft is not predominantly realistic.
3: The potential for griefing is not, unto itself, a reason to exclude something from the game...or we wouldn't have TNT, Lava, and anything else that can potentially kill someone. If you don't like that potential being in your experience...there are servers that do not permit griefing, find one.
I believe you guys are grasping at straws in a wild attempt to defend your position; you don't have to. If you don't like the idea, just don't support it and express your distaste. There is absolutely no reason to try and come up with absurd reasons to validate your dislike of the idea...you're entitled to just not like it.
Aug 31, 2014Hmm...Posted in: Suggestions
Considering what it's supposed to be, leaf litter, I can't support it spreading because that makes absolutely no sense... There are two ways, however, that could allow for easy creation of Podzol.
1: It makes sense that you could craft it with dirt and spruce leaf blocks.
2: Giant spruce trees could cause the soil beneath them to become podzol naturally throughout the course of time.
Both of these would work out great; it makes obtaining the block unique...but not too terribly difficult. Either grow a giant spruce and wait...or get silk touch for leaf blocks and combine them with dirt.
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