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Asses that kick ass...?
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I hope this was a joke. It's like comparing water to a potato!
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Wow, twelve years olds dating? What has the world come to. By the way, this should go in the dating section.
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Perhaps this bug isn't so bad? An added inefficiency to slightly limit the potential size and benefit of absurdly massive automated farms and factories.
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This is exactly why you see threads like this on the forums. Everything in the post above is why people are frustrated.
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Alright, now I have been hearing this form of apologetics ever since the first criticism of Mojangs' development speed was levied. The fact of the matter is when I and most people bought this game it was still in heavy development and we picked it up not necessarily on what it was at the time but what it was promised to be. The issue I take with this particular argument of; "It’s a complete game! Every addition is a bonus!" is frankly, the game is just not done. The beta lagged and content additions were sporadic and silly with mostly incongruent or worse half-baked features. Then for what I am assuming was a move to get original buyers off their back Mojang decided to release the game as completed. What we got as a "finished" product was a pretty buggy game with a scrapped together boss fight and little to no altogether game direction.
For the most part the lack of a truly finished central game is not what bothers the majority of people who are upset with Mojangs decisions; it’s their treatment of the community. I think if most people are completely honest with themselves the reason for Minecraft's extreme success is plain as day and that is the creative community. I think Mojang, and some people here defending their development model seem to believe that it is Minecraft’s 'amazing' design that has created such a phenomenon and massive financial success, when in reality that is only a partial truth. While the original game is certainly fun and what drew in the original players it is really the creative community that has given Minecraft the longevity and ability to expand from a simple game to a household name. If it weren't for the Let's Players’, Modders, Resource Pack and Adventure Map makers this game would have just been a fun toy but a simple flash in the pan. Even if you are one of those people who "don't use mods" you are still affected by these creators. Many items and mechanics that started in mods have been co-opted by Mojang into the game itself, as well as most of the people you play with have been drawn into the game by the massive amount of social media that the players have put out.
Despite all of this free advertising and the fact that the customers themselves are providing essentially expansion content to keep their game relevant, Mojang has not made supporting these people a priority. The occasional bone is thrown out to resource pack and adventure map designers, however the modding community is usually left in the cold. Modding support or 'plugin api' or whatever they want to call it, has been promised long before the game was "completed" at this point almost four years ago. This really makes the comment of "You should be thankful of anything more you get" completely erroneous. Most of the creative community got on board because there was a claim of supporting the modders long before the game was stated as complete. They have taken so long developing any form of API that the community had filled the void itself with ModLoader, Forge and the like. It’s even arguable that the Plugin API will even be that relevant versus Forge if it doesn't offer the same feature level and it may end having to develop around it anyway.
This generally leaves us with the final defending argument I hear from people concerning the extremely delayed development of modding support; "These people have LIVES! They can't spend all day coding!". Well, I am sorry but this is a ridiculous statement altogether. For all those developing Minecraft this is their full time job, for several different people in fact! The fact that Mojang has not been able to at least put out a development form of API leads me to believe that they are either A: Incompetent or B: Not making it a priority, and honestly I don't think it’s A. Seeing how Mojang has made hundreds of millions of dollars due to Minecraft revenue alone I have an extremely hard time believing that this should be any less than their top priority. Instead we had several years of knick knack additions and mod co-opted features.
To wrap everything up I just wanted to make it clear that I was not attacking MrSpruceTree or anyone defending Mojangs decisions. I am just doing my best to explain why so many people are upset with Mojang and how most of their arguments hold water. The truth of it is that I have gotten a ton of enjoyment out of Minecraft and its mod community over the years and I would like to see that continue. However, I am upset that Mojang has never really supported the creators and due to the constant maintenance that updating requires, is driving many talented people away and killing some amazing work because of it. This highly delayed lack of support will eventually come to roost when competitors come and offer what Mojang never did and unfortunately I don't think we will ever again see the level of community that surround Minecraft in its prime. Hopefully I am wrong but just remember that many of the people who are disgruntled here have a good reason to be and perhaps we can spend more time discussing how this can be fixed rather than whether or not Mojang has made a mistake.
PS: Thanks for reading this massive rant, try to pardon any grammatical errors but my phone is a chore to type on.
All true, and its a shame too. It's a brilliant mod, revived from a legendary mod which I'd say is one of the best minecraft has ever seen! If it were more updated (and more compatible with other mods) I'd use with my other favorites in an instant. But nevertheless, patience is a virtue as they say, and good things come to those who wait. If they need to take this time to ensure the best quality of the mod, then so be it.Quote from JeremiahJK
Ah, I see. You were just thinking "It HAD to've been updated by now. I mean, they could've just neglected to update the title, right?" Sadly, the title is accurate. To the Aether team "soon" can mean anywhere between 6 months and 10 years. I do not think the Aeter team should get people's hopes up by saying soon, but don't get me wrong. They didn't have to make this plugin. They don't get anything in return. I thank them for even just making the Aether.