Quote from SwaggyMarv
To OP, I clap. Awesome job with this thread and explaining to people why automation is amazing.
Now to my statement:
There are two main kinds of Minecraft players: the old hipster alpha players and the new 1.5 redstoning guys. I'd classify myself as a redstoner, because that's what I love to do in this game, but it seems like Mojang is attempting to make those first people who bought the game happier for nostalgia reasons, when in reality, these are the same people holding the game back from its nearly endless potential. Automation is what makes Minecraft what it is for me. I understand that the game is a sandbox, but that's what does it for me. People don't have to build these epic farms and do these epic things to make themselves feel like they've accomplished something with more work. These people who say iron farms and gold farms are "cheaty" and shouldn't be in Minecraft are living in a cave hole, because what makes Minecraft the great game that it is: the sandbox aspect. And then when they see the great creations that us redstoning people make, they become snobby and whine about not doing things not being "legit", when in truth, the most popular and most raved about things in the Minecraft community require redstone and automation. Look at Docm77, look at Etho, look at the Zipkrowd crew, look at HermitCraft, and look at the countless other popular youtubers and youtube groups. Redstone is the new age of Minecraft now. Automation in general is the new age of Minecraft.
So all of you hipster old alpha players need to understand that Minecraft has changed for the better. Go play beta 1.7.3 if you want to play legit or whatever. And Mojang, stop listening to these people who have no room for change. Redstone and Automation are the best things that ever happened to Minecraft, and breaking this amazing part ofm the game down to shambles slowly is terrible for not only 1.8, but the future of Minecraft.
Well that is stereo-typing in it's finest...
I've been here since a little before the nether was added, and I'm all for changing the game, it's only the minority of alpha players that want them to change it all to non-automation, and even back then you could semi-automate a lot of things, and that was what made it fun, finding new ways to automate things and getting new tech for it every update, which is even better now!
I guess all I'm saying is; don't group people like that, it's wrong.