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Microsoft BUY$ Minecraft??? PRO's/CON's/Heart-poking Conclusion! by KKZiomek

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Microsoft Buy$ Minecraft???

Most of you, may already know or not...It is not a rumor, and was officialy said, that Microsoft buys Minecraft!
That is crazy! Some of us don't worry, but some people worry. What will happen to minecrafts? Will the snapshots go away? Will minecraft be bad? How much you mojang paid to Microsoft???

I'll cover quotes, pros and cons, facts, and other things! Unlike most of the PMC make blogs about it on one side. NO! I'll cover both sides, and you'll choose, which may be true, and better! This post may be long, because it covers long quotes of notch, and Mojang telling about selling MC to Microsoft.

I want also to share you another blog, which author is TheSpeaker32, because he had done good job explaining, why we should NOT worry about that, some of that he included, what I included. I see, there is many people with hope like him, trying convicing people, to not worry. I did the same thing by stating both sides! Even when I'm on neither side, I still have hope, that this interest was great decision. Please, after you read my blog, visit this blog to see short paragraph which clearly states, that we should not worry: http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/my-opinion-on-microsoft-buying-mojang/

Part 1: Proofs and facts about selling Minecraft!

At first, I'll cover the facts, then proofs.

#1 - Minecraft is being sold for OVER 2.5 BILLION DOLLARS!
#2 - Minecraft is being sold because of Notch, but don't be mad at him, and hate him, inhis quote he tells why.

Time for the proofs (quotes):

Notch's quote from personal blog:
I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.

A relatively long time ago, I decided to step down from Minecraft development. Jens was the perfect person to take over leading it, and I wanted to try to do new things. At first, I failed by trying to make something big again, but since I decided to just stick to small prototypes and interesting challenges, I’ve had so much fun with work. I wasn’t exactly sure how I fit into Mojang where people did actual work, but since people said I was important for the culture, I stayed.

I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with. I was confused. I didn’t understand. I tweeted this in frustration. Later on, I watched the This is Phil Fish video on YouTube and started to realize I didn’t have the connection to my fans I thought I had. I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.

As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.

Considering the public image of me already is a bit skewed, I don’t expect to get away from negative comments by doing this, but at least now I won’t feel a responsibility to read them.

I’m aware this goes against a lot of what I’ve said in public. I have no good response to that. I’m also aware a lot of you were using me as a symbol of some perceived struggle. I’m not. I’m a person, and I’m right there struggling with you.

I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change.

It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.
What Mojang said about it (Mojang.com posted this):

Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft

by Owen on September 15, 2014

Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.

It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK. <3

Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.

We can only share so much information right now, but we’ve decided that being as honest as possible is the best approach. We’re still working a lot of this stuff out. Mega-deals are serious business.

Why did you sell Minecraft?
Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.

As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.

There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.

Minecraft means many different things to millions of people across the world, and to each and every Mojangsta. We feel that this is the best way for everyone – you guys included – to benefit.

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.

We’re extremely proud of all editions and the awesome things you have achieved through playing together.

Is the game going to change? Will we still be able to make videos, mods, awesome builds, and all the cool stuff we’ve created over the past few years?
Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development. We don’t know specific plans for Minecraft’s future yet, but we do know that everyone involved wants the community to grow and become even more amazing than it’s ever been. Stopping players making cool stuff is not in anyone’s interests.

What about the Mojang staff? What’s happening to you guys?
Though it’s too early to confirm which of us will continue working on Minecraft or other projects, we predict that the vast majority (if not all) Mojangstas will continue to work at Mojang for the time being.

The founders: Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving. We don’t know what they’re planning. It won’t be Minecraft-related but it will probably be cool.

What’s happening to the other Mojang projects, like Scrolls?
We don’t know yet. We’ll share any news as soon as we do.

Will you still be able to tweet about features and interact with the community on a personal level, just like you’ve done over the years?
Yes! That’s not going to change.

How much money was the company bought for?
Microsoft acquired Mojang for a smooth 2.5 BILLION dollars.

Part 2: Con's (Negative Side)

I did con's first, but I'm on neither side, so don't worry.

#1: Microsoft could require microsoft accounts to log in to Minecraft

Since Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 came out in 2012, there was something ALL people, -- even people that like win8 -- didn't like! You had to log in into some of the metro applications by your Microsoft Account, which then switched your normal computer account, to Microsoft account, and then any family member, that wants to log in onto computer, has to know the password. ISN'T THAT ANNOYING??? I personally like Windows 8.1, but it is stupid, what they do, with logging in with Microsoft account.

#2: Microsoft would focus more on Xbox and PCs than other consoles

We all know, that Xbox is Microsoft's creation. Also Microsoft and Sony are unofficial rivals having their own consoles; Sony has PS, and Microsoft Xbox. So why would Microsoft want to develop minecraft on Sony's consoles, why not make it on only THEIRS console "Xbox", and we would buy Microsoft's console, to play better version of Minecraft! Microsoft could do that for their purposes.

#3: What will happen to MineCons? What will happen to snapshots? Updates?

Microsoft mostly focus on their hardware, and software, but since they have already a lot of job on their creations, they won't focus more on Minecraft, and they could probably leave the development of Minecraft. Nobody ain't no got time for snapshots too. What about MineCons? Let's hope, MineCons will be made by Jeb, and the Mojang staff, as always, and so that Mojang can suggest together with Microsoft to decide on updates, snapshots, etc..

Part 3: Pro's (Positive Side; Read this also!)

#1: No one thought, there may be contract signed?

We are not THAT much stupid, not to know, that very big interests are signed in contract (Agreement, that must be followed, otherwise, buyer broke the law, and there is a punishment for that). Especially BILLION $ contracts. Mojang probably signed contract telling them what to do, to get Minecraft going like always, and let's hope it's that way!

#2: Programming Skills

Everyone knows Microsoft is good at planning, programming software, and hardware. All Microsoft work I've seen is neat, and made to make us Microsoft users happy. Since they can achieve this much success, maybe Minecraft too, will be successful while in Microsoft's hands.

#3: More FPS, swiftness, and greatfullnes of Minecraft will be Microsoft's accomplishment?

Microsoft did a good job on Windows 8. WE KNOW that it is a lot and I say A LOT better than Windows 7, however it has lower requirements, and it works quicker! Since Microsoft accomplished that, would they use their secret recipe also in Minecraft? Maybe it is!

#4: Interests are for business, I mean, who would want to buy a game, and lose money, and do nothing fine with it?

Since Microsoft bought the game for 2.5 BILLION $, they wouldn't just give away money, and do nothing with the game, so they get more hated, and their products would not be bought more often. Companies often buy some other ideas, to make their business better, not worse, because they didn't care about something. So Minecraft will be their diamond bringing more money to them, but also we will benefit from this!

Part 4: My personal opinion and heart-poking conclusion

I don't really care, in whose hands Minecraft is, but I just want it to be better, and grow, and be faster. I use microsoft products from when I sat first time on the computer (when I was 4 years old), (now I'm 13). Also my grandpa used Windows system from version Windows NT 3.0 (very long ago). I still remember using them in order (Windows 2000 -> Windows XP -> Windows 7 -> Windows 8.1), and using their software Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 (Office 396), and other. They had done very good job. I HOPE Minecraft is in good hands now, as well as was it before it was sold in very near past. It makes me sad to Mojang go away, but I know, they won't REALLY go away, and FOREVER, they will also be on their site, remember about us, and wanting us to make Minecraft better, and more popular, but they will also sit in our minds and hearts, because they will remember us, how such a great community we were, and we will remember them forever, for creating this game. I just want to say Thank You to Mojang, and good bye, I hope, our community will still grow, and Mojang will never leave from our minds and hearts. Just THANK YOU!

If you like my blog, and have strong hope, but also have Mojang deep in their hearts, please leave a diamond, or at least if not, go away with this what I wrote and keep it in your heart. Comment what you whink. It's probably the end, but there is a hope. Very strong one! And YOU are very big part of it!
                                                                                      ~~KKZiomek (karolakkolo123)

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11/10/2014 7:24 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
Crafterkid123Gaming avatar
they already destroyed the launcher news. now it translates into 50 languages when your settings are on english, taking up the whole page for a tiny message.
11/10/2014 7:34 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Architect
karolakkolo123 avatar
It is better if it tranlas in 50 language. o my launcher s normal as always WITH language option. You have hallucinations.
09/30/2014 8:07 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
Meepedy avatar
I had actually read this when you first posted it but forgot to diamond it and comment about it. Out of all the posts about this subject, I think this is probably my favorite. I like how you took a look at both sides and looked at the pros and cons instead of just being like "Microsoft is going to definitely ruin minecraft!" It annoys me how many people make posts basically saying that when they haven't thought much about it or looked into it all.
09/30/2014 7:09 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Birb
SneakyLunatic69 avatar
I agree with you. As long as Microsoft doesn't destroy Minecraft (and I'm sure they won't because they would loose so much money) I'm fine with Microsoft buying Minecraft.
I totally agree with Notch too. I know I wouldn't be able to handle the pressure of owning a huge game like Minecraft!
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