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Hey guys. I haven't really posted anything on PMC in a really long time, because I kind of veered away from Minecraft for a few months and started visiting other video games. Anyways, here's my rant/opinion for today. 

I used to play Minecraft everyday since the first day I was introduced into it by one of my friends back in middle school around the 7th grade. Here, 4 years later, I'm looking at how far the game has Minecraft has come. All the new updates, all the features, and all the progress that has been made. It's really amazing from my standpoint. 

I saw all of the potential for the game of Minecraft when I was playing it. All the amazing things you can build and create. All the people you can meet. Over my course of playing MC, I have met so many friendly people in this community and I am still friends with some of them to this day. Over three years ago, I met a good friend on a Minecraft server called [eG] Minecraft. We began Skyping and really getting to know each other. And here we are, over three years later, and we talk almost everyday, and I actually got to meet him in real life, which was awesome. It really taught me that Minecraft is more than just a game that can connect people. I ran a YouTube channel (I run 2 at the moment.) all focused around Minecraft. It was really a big part of my life for a while. 

And now, here we are. I recently saw all the chat about Bukkit and Spigot production coming to a halt because of some DMCA claim. Both of those were extremely important to a lot of Minecraft servers that I played on. I understand there are plenty of vanilla servers out there, but a lot of servers on PC are based off of Bukkit and Spigot. They provided game changing elements that I loved and gave me the desire to play the game more. Vanilla isn't bad, but playing it so frequently gets boring. 

I get that both of them can come back and reboot after some time, but with the release of 1.8 that just happened, can put both of them in a tough position. Servers can't update to the newest version of them, forcing them to stay 1.7 with their plugins and such, or update to 1.8 and have no plugins. In my opinion, this could be the death of future Minecraft updates and the game in general. I understand that console is living off of just vanilla, but PC is the complete opposite. I just feel like the change will be so game-changing to PC, that it might ruin the community to shreds. And that kind of kills me inside after playing the game for so long now.

I really hope that both projects continue their lifespan, and that this DMCA thing flies by so that PC Minecraft can return to its original state. Being away from the Minecraft community and coming back to see this really saddens me.

Get well soon, Minecraft.
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I would never agree to meet someone I met online on a Minecraft multiplayer server in real llife XD
Yeah, I know. It sounds crazy. It was really weird doing it, but in the end, it was really cool. :)
  • Electro_
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • September 15, 2014, 4:59 am
Why is Microsoft trying to buy Minecraft anyways?


I mean like what are they going to do with it?
I'm kind of annoyed that Microsoft bought Minecraft. The original owners of Minecraft shouldn't have sold it!
They're not trying anymore; they have.
  • gerardito19
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Architect
  • September 15, 2014, 3:41 pm
The business is big, back in sims1 maxis being bought by ea cc+ was the gold way to heaven, microsoft could take the same way
  • funny bunny
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • September 15, 2014, 11:05 am
Why wouldn't you want to buy one of the most popular game on the market?
  • Everyne2
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Taco
  • September 14, 2014, 7:06 am
I think you should add that Notch is going to sell mojang and Minecraft for 2 billion dollars to microsoft
  • Zydahne
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 15, 2014, 4:57 am
If Minecraft is sold, that doesn't mean it's dead. It will just live on. Minecraft has made tons of money and keeps on making a lot of money, so I see no reason why Microsoft would mess it up..
"Minecraft has made tons of money and keeps on making a lot of money" and "Microsoft" in the same sentence basically equals Microsoft messing it up...

I'm worried for Apple and Linux users--more so Linux users, because that's what I use. I don't know if Microsoft will continue to support MC for us.
  • Zydahne
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 16, 2014, 12:00 am
As stated on the Mojang site;

What about the other editions of Minecraft? Will they stop being developed?
There’s no reason for the development, sales, and support of the PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android versions of Minecraft to stop. Of course, Microsoft can’t make decisions for other companies or predict the choices that they might make in the future.


If Minecraft is already compatible with those platforms, then  Microsoft can't just take that away. They can't make decisions for other companies.
I'm not sure if Mircosoft would consider Linux a company like they would PS3... it's sort of similar to a type of laptop (i.e. Toshiba and HP), I think.

"If Minecraft is already compatible with those platforms, then  Microsoft can't just take that away."

I'm hoping!
  • DaSquyd
  • Level 29
  • Expert Toast
  • September 14, 2014, 8:24 am
Notch has no rights to sell Mojang.
  • The_Big_Dish
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Dragon
  • September 14, 2014, 9:17 am
He is the majority shareholder and creator of his game he has every right to do with it what he wants.
  • delusi0nal
  • Level 25
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • September 14, 2014, 2:44 pm
But we can all agree that this is a rumor, yes?
Not anymore!
  • cirrus-mc
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • September 14, 2014, 7:49 pm
I'm sorry to say that this is no rumor. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/12/us-mojang-microsoft-idUSKBN0H72EV20140912?irpc=932

T
he future of the game is looking very grim. I've been wanting to write a blog about it, but I'm a little too concerned about what the future of the game could hold.
  • The_Big_Dish
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Dragon
  • September 14, 2014, 3:24 pm
Pretty much.
Not anymore!
  • The_Big_Dish
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Dragon
  • September 15, 2014, 4:35 pm
at the time I wrote that, it was still a rumour... -_-

yes I know already.
Ah, just making sure everyone knows the sad truth... ":("
  • BarkySharky
  • Level 21
  • Expert Crafter
  • September 14, 2014, 1:26 am
Well if it was going to be the end of minecraft its microsoft buying it for 2.5 billion.

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