Quote from JeremyEr10
The reason why some people hate the Adventure update is because they have gotten used to the old Minecraft. That's why they don't want almost EVERYTHING about 1.8 (and 1.9). Hunger, skills, snow golems and blah blah blah. They want to PERSUADE Notch to give the old Minecraft back.
And thankfully Notch can see how great Minecraft can become with having more elements added into the game. As he said "There is so much potential in what can be made with Minecraft, it would be a shame to see it get stuck as being just a block building game."
Quote from Reichiru
I really don't understand why people are throwing around "RPG." I see fantasy elements being added, but in order for Minecraft to be a RPG there needs to be goals and a story. Potions and villages with mute villagers does not = RPG. It still very much says free-build game to me.
He is working on all that (Quest/Goals/Story line) and he said it will most likely come as an expansion after the game has been released. He is having trouble figuring out a way to implement them. (Don't have the interview on hand, but he said something like that.)