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MCreator - Why do people hate it?

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A lot of hate is being spread around about a more or less "new" program for making mods, called MCreator. My quest was to find out, why MCreator has so much hate. There are several reasons for it.

1) Many more experienced modders have a lot of hate for it because it takes away the skill needed to make a good mod.
2) Experienced modders also hate it because they find all the mods created by it, dumb, stupid, and overall lacking.

To complete the quest I decided I'd try the program out, to see how it runs, feels, and the overall level of hardness modding was. I was surprised at how hard it actually was. Now I know this seems like a shock, considering it's a point and click system, but in reality the only way to edit the base of you're mod was to either 1) edit the java code, or 2) delete the whole mod and start again if you mess up at all.

About the mods lacking content. You can create extremely diverse mods with MCreator. I played around with it for 15 minutes and I'd already created a working Dimension, portal and ignition, a new ore, gun, ammo for the gun, a whole new toolset, and the mod had its own creative tab. The modders using MCreator are the problem for the mods lacking content, or being boring, ETC. Not the program itself.

Now, I want YOUR opinion. Do you like MCreator? I don't want to start a flame war, so please keep it calm, but give an honest answer.
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pigface111
09/02/2019 1:29 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
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Sometimes the best mods require more effort (coding)
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OfficialGjivity
04/13/2019 10:41 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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the new mcreator update that removes the old procedure method and adds this confusing bullpoop, thats why i hate it, making seperate crafting recepies for every item since they removed making the recipie while your making the item so you have to make a seperate recipie item. (sorry if I misspell recipie)
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Mayonnaise2124
07/02/2019 3:50 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Button Pusher
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I agree with you. It took 6 recipes to make just a full set of armour
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philips99
06/24/2016 4:18 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Dragon
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Well, for a person like me, who don't knows how to code, MCreator is awesome. It allowed me to turn some ideas on my mind into working mods (including a mod who was mod of the week once). It gave me the feeling of being a mod creator, even tough I know I am not one. But at least I have fun with it :)

The experienced modders should know that their mods will always be superior. MCreator doesn't deserve much hate. Let the people who doesn't have knowledge to code in java have fun with MCreator.
MCreator mods, usually, don't have much quality, but it's not MCreator fault. Blame the creator, not the program.

I still think that MCreator mods shouldn't be allowed on PMC because the site needs to keep good quality mods, not a mod that can be made in 15 minutes by anyone. But everyone can have fun, so we shouldn't hate or start a war because of that.
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Tweakly
01/21/2016 7:08 pm
Level 29 : Expert Creeper
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I actually really enjoy using MCreator. I know basic code but still find MCreator easier. Lots of people say the program is too basic to make a good mod, but as you said you can make things like dimensions in about 5 minutes. I don't understand why it has so much hate, it was just created as a tool for people with no/not a lot of coding knowledge to make a cool mod.
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Vekkuli001
04/11/2015 2:18 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
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Im coder, but I don't know much about Java. MCreator is not bad program. Pylo has done good job (except the installing.) It's good program for me, but I would like to learn java.

There is one problem when i want learn coding mods. I must download one thing from oracle and of course i must create a account and I must give my work number and stuff like that -_-
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Trinicrafter10
10/18/2014 6:01 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Crafter
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Mcreator is great for people without the time to learn the whole java language etc and code for days and be able to take days off school and stuff to code.
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AAGO2001
07/31/2014 4:37 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
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I also programmed a minecraft mod, but it was really hard, because I'm german and I didn't know something about java-programming. Then I found MCreator and all was easy!
I think MCreator is a great program, but java-programmed mods are still better cause you've more options to choose - namely all.
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Tykinator
01/31/2014 1:27 pm
Level 28 : Expert Nerd
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I agree I'm using it and I realized we cannot post Mods made with it. But I just wish before a moderator deleted it They would check to see if it was good enough to stay. And just because a mod is made with it doesn't mean its a bad one.
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Tweakly
01/21/2016 7:08 pm
Level 29 : Expert Creeper
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Exactly...
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