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How "Early Players" Are Ruining Minecraft- lovehermadly

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LetsGoTrippin avatar LetsGoTrippin
Level 35 : Artisan Scribe
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We all know of it. The never-dying crusade against the "noobs" and the 12 year old, teen-skin-wearing players in Minecraft. According to many, they run about the most prosperous servers that make fortunes every year, spreading cringe wherever they go. But yet, the people who hate the "little kids" are just as bad as their counterparts.

To be fair, I have seen some annoying people on Minecraft. Most of them were just looking for people to join their low-tier server or Realm that they just acquired. And yes, I have seen multiple creative plots on the now-defunct server WoodyCraft that sported genitalia and other vile imagery. But yet, they were never as frequent as the "original players" claimed they were.

The issue that I have with these old-timers is that they are incapable of admitting that they too, are ruining Minecraft. They paint this disgusting picture of the game, a picture that makes every person under their age look like an immature turd whose parents are too lenient with their Internet activities. They constantly claim that Minecraft is beyond saving, like a damned soul about to descend into Hell, due in part to both the player base and Mojang's updates. And they somehow still play it, despite thier never-ending hatred of the community. This in turn, discourages people from buying the game, which is bad for both the community and Mojang, as they lose out on another customer.

Having played Minecraft for over 5 years, I can see where they are coming from. Searching up "Minecraft cringe" on YouTube yields results of developmentally disabled children at a Minecon panel. But yet, one must keep in mind that Minecraft is a game for all people, both children and adults; you're bound to run into some immaturity. But complaining about it on the Internet? That's just as bad as a stereotypical 13 year old who pouts about how nobody will follow his gaming channel, as propagated by the "old guard".

And what Mojang is doing right now is actually kind of good for Minecraft. They keep on adding new and interesting concepts and items, like the Guardians and elytra, all for free, unlike their contemporaries *cough* EA *cough*.

Conclusively, Minecraft does have immature people who play it, but its not worth complaining about it. All it does is paint as the entire community as either an irritating child or a condescending elitist. Neither group helps the community at large, and if people were just a little less pessimistic, the community would grow to new and unprecedented levels, never seen before by the gaming world.
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01/24/2018 8:13 am
Level 47 : Master Nerd
FireBellFairy
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Immature people we can complain about : The ones who build innapropriate builds on multiplayer servers. Or use innapropriate skins/usernames. Its annoying and rude. And for the people who don't do that stuff - good for them! But, if they use innapropriate usernames/skins or anything CLOSE to that. WE should do something about it. IDK how. But if we could, we should.. Just saying :I (I'm really sorry if I spelt anything wrong. . . )
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01/23/2018 10:44 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Cake
MmanGamer14
MmanGamer14 avatar
You know what?
At the end of the day, you can't just tell someone to stop playing.
They (or a family member) bought a copy of the game, they do what they want.
I do have a problem with pirated copies and hacking on multiplayer though.
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01/23/2018 5:51 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Engineer
ShelLuser
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From my point of view a lot of players, including (or especially?) the "old guard", are sometimes plain out hypocrites and often definitely not the kind of player who they claim to be. Or they're sure doing a good job in upholding that impression. No: no finger pointing, just general comments, it wouldn't be fair otherwise.

But a quick example: a veteran player / youtuber who got pretty famous for his redstone videos. When the observer was introduced it was quickly described as the holy grail coming to Minecraft. And well, I think he was right on the mark there because the observer can be extremely useful.

The observer became a thing and I suddenly started noticing just how little he used it. Even when he was recreating some of his older (existing) buildings he more than often totally glossed over the extra functionality this block provided. That seriously made me question their redstone expertise. Especially considering that he kept going for "compact designs". A whole BUD switch structure vs. 1 block is a compact design?

But still, riddle me this: How does one "ruin" Minecraft? I don't see that working to be honest. Do you come across annoying people on a specific server? So dump that server and go look for something else. Or use the (hopefully) available server options to ignore or exclude those players from your gaming sessions. Problem solved!

The server which I frequent also has its (very small) share of players I don't care for. But that doesn't ruin Minecraft for me. Quite the contrary: instead of focusing on what those guys are doing I'd rather point my attention to what some of my friends are doing. Or myself: focusing on a nice mining session.

There's also letting people's actions affect you while it might be much smarter to simply ignore them and walk away.
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01/24/2018 8:16 am
Level 47 : Master Nerd
FireBellFairy
FireBellFairy avatar
Gotta agree with you there. I have a hard time controlling hackers and immature players. Which makes me annoying too.
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01/23/2018 1:34 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Scribe
Zil
Zil avatar
While I agree with you on that fact that Minecraft is still a very good game, I believe there is a stark difference between painting a bad picture of something and actively ruining it. Though it isn't their faults, there has always been an uncontested consensus among gamers that young children (typically between the ages of 5 and 13) put a damper on the fun of the game itself due to their immaturity. In Minecraft's case that may be through active annoyances such as griefing or passive annoyances such as wearing dreadfully cliché teen skins and allowing pop culture to bleed into immersive server environments. These "elitists" are only frustrated that Minecraft has become a painfully successful outlet for young children (and their parent's wallets in the case of some servers.)

Nowadays it's mostly about an endless cycle of server donations, pay to win systems, and kids barely being able to type out coherent sentences in the case of multiplayer. And singleplayer, though marginally better, seems as though it has gone through so many revisions and updates that it has lost it's original identity.

No matter how many more years Mojang continues to update Minecraft, adding new mobs, new structures, new ores, and new multiplayer features; it will never again be what it was in the early 2010's. It was a relaxing minimalist game that you could pick up and play with no restrictions whenever you wanted to start a new game with like-minded and mature individuals on a calm Saturday morning, without the weariness of when the next overpowered donator would come from behind the corner and kill you and without the paranoia of world destroying crashes on poorly optimized "official updates" by Microsoft.

I don't know about you man, but whether or not I'm seen as a pretentious elitist, I'll still always strive to bring back those old beautiful moments from a simple 8 bit game developed by just a few independent and passionate Swedish dudes.
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01/22/2018 10:01 pm
Level 45 : Master Magical Boy
videogamer1002
videogamer1002 avatar
agreed, the elitists definitely don't help the already bad situation
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