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Hello, and welcome to my rant! Recently, I've heard a lot of people whining that MineCraft has "terrible graphics, everything's so blocky and stupid!". Well, personally, I'm not a graphics freak, so yeah. To those that are, it still works. Why? Well, let's look at Call of Duty, for example. It has MUCH better graphics than Minecraft, but they work for the game. I don't think I'd want an FPS game with blocks! Personally, I WOULDN'T want an FPS game, but that's just me. However, those kinds of graphics just wouldn't work in MC. Why? Well, for starters, stop looking at the graphics as "limiting". You can't make real circles, triangles, etc., but the blocks have their advantage. Cut down a tree, and make planks with it. First of all, if you could do that with your fist, plus three bonus points! In real life, two trees about the same size may yield one or two logs difference than the other. In MC, they don't: every tree of the same size makes the same amount of planks. Also, would you really want to put up 3000 realistic planks for a nice sized house?
Now on to convenience. When you've realized that the blocks don't limit you, read on! They really help you! Let's go back to Call of Duty. Picture your favorite Multiplayer map, from any of the games. Now imagine a small area with dirt or the stone or brick wall of a building. Put a pickaxe or shovel in your hand, and get a-minin' in your little imaginary world. When you're done, how much does it drop? Exactly! Blocks are the perfect measurement of space--how big is the hole you just made in COD? Also, they let you measure it easily--you have two blocks in MC, and a big pile of dirt in COD.