linkthegamer Posted March 1, 2012 Share Posted March 1, 2012 So I was asked a very interesting question by hindos, you see, while I am a relatively new face here I have been with Minecraft since around Alpha 1.2.0_02. I was known as the Minecraft guy in my English 102 class because most my papers studied different aspects of it (may offer for review in Avant Garde at some point). Anyways, the point of that is I see Minecraft as something that can be talked about on an academic level. That is the vision of this topic, to provide a civil discussion of Minecraft and the culture that surrounds it. Please understand. however, that this topic in no way overrides any forum rules just because it is also relevant to the topic. Piracy is a prime example, I believe (Mod edit me if I am wrong) that discussing Notch's stance on it or how it effects the community are okay but discussing how to do it or where to get it is a violation of the rules. In the end it is the mods and admins who decide what can and cannot be discussed even in academic terms and their word, not mine, are final. For education purposes only is not a get out of jail free card. The only additional thing I ask in this topic is that if you are going to argue make it intelligent and civil. If you think MC has been a POS since 1.7.3 tell us why? What makes you feel this way? I will start the debate off by answering hindos question, feel free to provide your on answer to it, to pose other questions, to answer questions that have been posed, or to just speak you mind on something so long as it has to do with Minecraft and is civil. Now onto the question: As a long-time vanilla player why do you think some people say Minecraft is taking a turn for the worst with all the new updates? What was it like before? What was supposed to be so much better about it? As a long time addict player I can get where some people are coming from... While it was before my time, some of them grew up (minecraft wise) in a world of Seecret Fridays and that one Seecret Saturday (instead of the Snapshot Thursdays of today) when they would try to figure out what new wonders Notch had left for them. They Punched their first tree and were like "WOW!", then they built wood tools, then they built a shelter, then found a cave, improved their tools and built a proper house, learned redstone and mob farming (when it was added of course), then they built a castle, dominated the nether, and forged their own world where they where king/queen. Then things got segmented, People like FlowerChild got mad that notch added wolves and not more technical stuff while others loved their new furry companion. Then the end was added and Minecraft had a goal and this segmented players further, some welcomed an overarching goal while other felt it killed the open-ended and infinite spirit of Minecraft. Heck, even the rise of mods segmented players, some feeling most mod BREAK the feel of game other felt they gave it new life. Minecraft, truth be told, has an odd effect on people, it was not just "Notch's precious baby", it is that to all the players. It is our own personal Eden, we have ultimate rule there but only after we had earned it, we decided who could comes into our own personal world, we built it block by block, we mined it of it's resources, we grew it's crops and foliage, we protected it from the likes of the creeper and his undead pals, it is ours! All in all the old players simply suffer from a case of nostalgia, the older game just seemed better to them, not because it was actually better but because everything was new and interesting back then. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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