Minecraft to me is a game where I can just relax and play. It isn't some first-person shooter where you get mad... yet it isn't a 5 year old's game. It also brings out my creative side which you don't normally get to do in video games or in real life.
Interviews with large community members... eh, I think they will just say what the community wants to hear. I don't think they can contribute anything more to Minecraft than what is already being contributed.
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Somewhere deep, and sorrowful.
"What is Minecraft to you?"
It is where I have 100% Freedom to do whatever I want. If theres fire, theres me. Thats the Nether. If theres Ender, theres me. Thats the End. If theres diamonds, theres me. Thats the Overworld. It also lets me hang /w friends
What is Minecraft to me? - I have been waiting for a question like this for a long time.
Minecraft to me is the right game, made, at the right time, by, the right people. I have never played a game that has kept me this interested for all this time, and I know this is not by chance or the luck of the draw that Minecraft is what it is today. I feel Minecraft embodies a lot of the standards many of us gamers honor. This game is a one-time fee for a full game, not some stupid pay to win game or one that dictates how you should do it. Minecraft essentially is like a good leader in community of people who have been waiting to have someone come beside them and help them become all they can be. Something about this game just inspires us to go beyond the limits of the game engine and make it more personal to ourselves.
I have seen animators, businessmen and women, artists, story writers, scientists, and celebrities rise up because of Minecraft, and I feel it's not that Minecraft is this wonder game or anything, I think it's because for once there is a gaming company out there, Mojang, that doesn't copy right us to death, but instead sits back and lets most of us enjoy the game as we see fit. Though you may not realize it, there are strong leadership principles at play in your company that has somehow seeped in through your game Minecraft beyond your team into the players and now we the players have almost in a way become an intricate part of Mojang! One of the things I was trained in college during my times in leadership class was that it was the leader's job to supply the resources and the vision and then let the people be the people, and that's exactly what Minecraft and your company, Mojang, has done for us.
Again, it's not that Minecraft is some wonderful game or anything. God knows I've gotten bored of it many times. But it's the blood, sweat, and tears you guys put into it, the extreme effort you take to keep Minecraft a game of freedom and growth that makes this game truly remarkable.
I have been running a Minecraft server since January of 2013 and I'mma be honest, it's a Christian server. I founded my server because of my love for Minecraft and because I knew God wanted me to make a server here that would be a place for people to come and be loved and accepted, no matter who they were or where they were coming from. The biggest reason why I chose Minecraft over all other choices, besides the fact that God told me too, was that I knew in Minecraft I could run my server any way I wanted to. No one had to tell me a list of rules I had to abide to, no, I could call the shots and modify the server anyway I saw fit. Because of this freedom, God has sent many awesome men and women to our server whom He has ministered to and helped, through us, to come out of places of depression, constant anxiety, low self-esteem, and even suicide.
And so I want to thank you guys for making us a game with enough freedom for us to be ourselves and allow Jesus to move as freely as He wishes on behalf of the world He loves so deeply!
So what is Minecraft to me? Minecraft is a key that was formed just right to help people find themselves, a place where people can go and not be judged, a teacher for those who wish to learn more, and a game that has forever changed the world. And it is all thanks to you Mojang! To you Jeb and to you Notch, and all the team member who worked long grueling hours to produce such a game, if only for fun, that has set the world on fire. Thank-You! Keep up the good work! This is the ONLY game I have seen both sports fanatics and gaming nerds get along sometimes seamlessly, it's truly awesome! Thank-You, snd may God bless you and your game, in Jesus' name amen!
When it comes to your last question, don't just interview the YouTubers and the prominent people, also interview the server leaders and people of that nature too! They are the ones that keep many of your players coming back, they deserve recognition too!
And YES! Please interview community members! I would particularly like to hear from highly experienced Mod makers and texture artists. Please, open the brains of the geniuses that make all the cool stuff possible.
Minecraft is one of the only games where it is possible to do anything you want, and I mean anything. Because of the fact that Minecraft can act like any type of game, it will continue to grow and bring even more possibilities, I dont just mean new items, blocks, etc, I mean in terms of the actual game itself. There is always room for new ideas.
Earlier on PMC, i read through a thread where people said they thought Minecraft would die in ~5 years, it wont happen... Why? Because there are no other games to replace this and I doubt there will be one anytime soon that doesn't look like a complete ripoff of Minecraft. The only reason people get bored of a game, is because there is no longer anything to do within it. Push the limits, do what YOU want. If you want to create a chicken that eats tacos, flys to the moon and back, to bring you a chunk of space rock with alien eggs inside of it that hatch and take over your world, do it!
Minecraft for me is my imagination coming to life. while playing vannila single player is cool and all, playing on a mega walls server and killing other players and running from attackers is awesome as heck and helps me get my stress out. Ftb and mods allows me to build giant reactors running on plutonium or a minecart factory or pretty much anything else, letting my creativeaty run wild. I also like to build on/play on Minecraft while I watch Etho or other youtubers play the game. Minecraft is a godsend to a person like me with a creative mind. Minecraft lets me express my self and that is why it is so dear to my heart. It also functions like pretty much any other game! I even exchanged my Pokemon addiction for my Minecraft addiction!
to me minecraft is many things. it is a way to drown out the stressful reality we all live in. it is also (in a way) a useful platorm for film makers who have a story to tell but no money or equipment to tell it. it is a portfolio for programmers and animators trying to give themselves a name in their industry of choice. minecraft is a game, a tool, a method of expression and so much more. it is the most open product you will ever come across in many different industries. you can make anything and mojang will not sue you for using their game to express how you see the earth you are standing on. it is a teacher it is stress reliever and it is a megaphone for creative geniuses.
how could they make it better? RE CODE THE GAME IN C++! not only would it make the game easier to run on older computers, it will also add so much more creative flexibility for mod makers map makers and mechinima artists. now when i say recode the game in c++ i am not suggesting mojang make the game look more like real life. in fact i think that would be an absolutely horrible idea minecraft looks just fine as the blocky game it is. but coding it in c++ rather then java will make it run better on old and new computers and add a whole new level of flexibility for mod makers, map creators and red stone professionals. if we have to wait till minecraft 2.5 or 3.0 then im okey with that. but java is very a very limited programming language. 4j studios had to re-code minecraft in c++ to get it to run on consoles properly. just think of how awesome minecraft would be if the pc version was re-coded in c++!
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For me is anything you want. Besides adventure maps or hangin out on Hypixel, I most play Architectonic-technical survival (using game mechanics in advantage, and decorating all the constructions), and creative, experimenting with redstone and/or commands, adn building replicas of things.
to me, it's a few things. sometimes i play the game in survival, making a house and defending it. sometimes, it's a fun way to relax and just create things without worrying about the quality of them or who will enjoy my creation the way i would with my portal 2 mod development. (yes, im a portal 2 modder! http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-iris-initiative)
especially with ftb launcher, where i like to challenge myself to make infrastructural systems, like, "hey, maybe i should make a fully automated resource collection system that basically fills chests with...EVERYTHING!" and i can spend hours on end getting it up and running. basically, it's a game, a stress relief, and a tool i can use to create whatever i want.
Minecraft, to me, is a engine for creating amazing things (Hack slash mine, Cubed, etc), and also what got me started on being a real programmer. Notch greatly inspired me, and I've also been modding for a very long time. All in all, I think Minecraft is the basis for many different subgames, like the Survival games, walls, H/M, and more!
I would love to see some interviews with famous Minecrafters, hear how they play, etc.
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I'm on the CSM team, but I've retired from Minecraft modding for the most part. I made Cliffie's Goos.
I'm an old-timer, been around since Alpha. MC: Windows 10 edition is like the uncanny valley, almost modern Minecraft but off in every way.
I have an XBox tag, but only because I needed one to try the Windows 10 version. I don't have an XBox.
Minecraft to me is a game of your own imagination in a 30 MILLION block radar with more than 100 MILLION blocks to mine
on survival, when you start survival you begin doing all the boring stuff which you really need to get through to the fun stuff
of survival. Creative is where you build the most incredible builds in minecraft! From creating one world too making it a whole MAP
anyone can join. Using redstone is something i realise is quite hard to master for being one of the best minecraft redstoners. But when you get there you can really know everything and you could especially create an internet inside a game of the internet (Just an opinion).
I really do think that all players in minecraft should come together to help create the BEST minecraft Maps, BEST mods yet BEST Maps!!
And many other things!!
Please don't ask me for an interview at this age I am in!!!
And so Phil set off on his epic quest with his companion Phil and his sister Phil. Together they will face against many Phils to find out what happened to Phil before Phil destroys the world to get revenge on Phil for cheating on him with Phil.
MInecraft is a game- no a place- where virtually anything can happen. With a little imagination you can make a world full of adventure an excitement, a world with floating islands and treasure guarded by the servants of Herobrine spawned by cages he enchanted. A world where the deepest dwarven mine shafts and strongholds can hold a secret book, with the answers to everything inside. A world where you are the sole hero of the game, or a secondary character helping the hero on his/her way. A world where you hold empty pages in your hands. Write your adventure the way YOU see it.
To put it in other words, I play it for the limitless role playing elements.
(I got an infraction for this before, so just saying: Herobrine isn't real, he never was, and he never will be)
This perfectly describes how feel about Minecraft!
In my opinion, Minecraft is a game platform. It has created a new kind of programmer/developer, one that uses Minecraft as a way to realize their own idea without complicated code. Minecraft has enabled the rapid creation of complex games, such as those found on large multiplayer servers. Even more so, it enables the creation of content through mods. This is shown through things such as the latest Feed the Beast pack, which contains a tremendous amount of content for the player's consumption.
Minecraft makes realizing your own creation possible with little work compared with working with an all-out, complex engine. You don't need to know OpenGL, bootstrappers, or, heaven forbid, Assembly to get your creation out to the world. Minecraft is perhaps the most convenient digital content platform ever created. That's why we have so many mods that people created for free. Minecraft tears down the boundries to building your own content. That is what Minecraft is to me.
To me, Minecraft is an ever-expanding and endless world. Minecraft to me is something that never ends. Minecraftia is a world where any and everything is possible. These blocky fields and mountainy forests are places where you can ultimately go above and beyond what could even be dreamed up to be in reality. This life as Steve is an ever-quest where you build your sky towers, punch trees, do the impossible, defeat and rise above the monsters who threaten your existence, and ever slowly, but surely, with your sword and pork chop in hand and all others at your side, discover and uncover this mysterious world's wondrous secrets and riches, witness the legendary Herobrine, and venture forth to show who you are, what you can do, and prove that you have what it takes to survive, thrive, and be our Steve.
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"I have enjoyed playing the game and play with alot of my friends. I'm not sure what makes Minecraft a good game. Maybe the simple game mechanics of placing blocks, or maybe it's because you can enjoy playing it with your friends" ~My profile
I think that lots of people like Minecraft and continue to enjoy it because they think "Oh, I'm going to build the biggest building ever!" Then you realize everyone else has the same reaction.