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avatar Hobojimmeh
Level 47 : Master Architect
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This is just my opinion in why I miss the older days of minecraft and specifically the 1.7.3 update which I thought was where Minecraft was at its best point. But take note that I wrote this when the 1.6 Update came out. I explain why down at the bottom! anyway enjoy your reading of my opinions!

I recon 1.7.3 was the best and will always be the best point in minecraft. It has that adventurous touch and I love how the world would generate where you would always see something new and now its always, "Oh look a mountain biome.." Like to be honest there's nothing fun about how the world generates anymore. Mostly because you have already explored the different biomes and you know whats in store.. I really miss that feeling of exploring and finding something new around every corner.

Another thing I missed about the 1.7.3 Update and all the other earlier beta days was how the sun would set. It would set in like stages and you would know, "Oh crap I gotta get home!" Now with how you can change the brightness and the sun doesn't set in stages, you don't really have that urge to get home and not die. Also with sprint, I like it but I don't like it. It took away the feeling of knowing that there was something behind you and you couldn't outrun it.

One more thing that I deeply miss is the old sounds. The Door open and close, Creeper explosions, Throwing eggs or shooting bows, the old sound of cows, pigs and the nice simplistic feeling of all the other sounds. Now with the new sounds the game is becoming more realistic and not the adventure cartoonist type you would want in a game like this. Also the sound of the door sounds almost like a rabbit died.

Just I guess you could say minecraft isn't as fun as it used to be. Also with the fact that you cant have as much fun playing by yourself and you used to. also with all the servers, it was fun to go and play and meet new people, now its like you must kill, horde your stuff underground and just sit there hopping no one raids it. I miss when griefing was shamed upon on the freebuild servers and no one did it, and raiding and griefing servers were not op and the bases were more fun to raid. But now when you raid you have to take the enchanted stuff or the op things. I just honestly don't find that fun. You guys probably all have different opinions but this is mine so yea.

I guess you could just say I miss how simple and adventurous minecraft used to be...


-Hobojimmeh

Edit:
With the new 1.7.2 Update, Minecraft has become much MUCH better and I've started to enjoy it more with the new biomes! they've added much more color and the exploration aspect of the game has sky rocketed! But I also didn't feel like editing the whole thing around the thought of 1.7.2 so yea.
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Updated : 01/01/2014 5:17:19 amJan 1st, 2014

Updated the article with thought of the new 1.7.2 Update.

Made image much more nicer. (If that's a word)

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07/17/2019 11:01 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
Luca_sub_limit
Welcome to my heart!Also release 1.7 destroyed the look of plains and stuff in general by adding new flowers and tall grass!
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10/21/2015 8:17 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
miller71playsmc
The ip is 198.24.169.74:46771
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10/17/2015 1:47 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
miller71playsmc
I still run a beta server
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10/21/2015 4:56 pm
Level 47 : Master Architect
Hobojimmeh
Yoo hook me up with the IP. I'd love to join!
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12/25/2014 4:34 pm
Level 41 : Master Warrior
KingDoxom
This is so nostalgic. I almost cried reading this. Really, those were the days, minecraft was already popular back then, but nothing like it is now. It was still a small community who were enjoying playing with each other and now that minecraft basically is on everything, Xbox, PS, iOS, Android it just became generic and the new updates are a joke, i mean add some villagers and think thats gonna make the game better? NO. Seriously, after Notch stopped developing the game and gave it all to Jeb, the game died. 

P.S. Playing since alpha, that was the most memorable minecraft, not because it was something new, but because it actually felt like a survival game where you had to mine and build your game. I miss it :(
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10/25/2014 11:38 am
Level 37 : Artisan Modder
ComixsYT
I do have to say, after beta 1.7 it was never teh same.
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07/13/2014 11:00 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Cake
Moeztar
I started in 1.4 so that is my favourite update. I remember building a mountain house... Of course I had to make the mountain to make the house. . _ .
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02/28/2014 8:41 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
macaulery1im
I very much agree. And for the reason of agreeing i have decided to make a server with BETA 1.7.3, 
With NO GRIEFING and No RADING.
Please search Beta-Craft
For the server.
I also have a 1.7.2 Server
Called Water-Craft.
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01/23/2014 8:34 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
PTR_91
Only reason I dislike 1.7.3 is that various things don't stack, no gamerules, no sprinting, and no natural regen.
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01/01/2014 6:51 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
drumjolter01
After 1.2.5, Minecraft got insane. I like 1.2.5 best.
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01/01/2014 9:57 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
emissaryofinfinity
The problem isn't that Minecraft has changed, looking at what is being said here. The problem is that the group of people that play it has changed. At one point, it was composed mostly of people who were dedicated to playing the game to enjoy what it had for them, and to see what the limits of creation truly were. But as time passed. and Minecraft became more popular, it reached out to those other groups of players, those who play online games simply for the joy of causing other people misery, those who can't stand it and can't bare it when someone else gives them any reason to be unhappy. They are the ones who have either been given everything their greedy heart desired since birth, or who believe they should have been, and see no reason that it should change when they play Minecraft. If you think about the game itself, without the taint of the unfortunate groups that have joined it, you'll likely find that you enjoy it quite a bit more with all of the new content.
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12/09/2013 11:25 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Architect
lloyd094
Thank you so much for posting this. I've played minecraft since right after beta came out, and I have to say... 1.7.3 was indeed the VERY best version. It was wholly satisfying. The feeling of find ONE diamond, and then the fear of losing it as you walked as fast as possible back to the entrance and avoiding any dark area. The sickening haunting when you hear something behind you after you have no more food and on heart left. Overall - 1.7.3 was the best. I love it.
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10/13/2013 7:52 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
anonpmc1072506
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08/25/2013 6:13 am
Level 30 : Artisan Narwhal
bethenna
Never played 1.7.3, began in the 1.2.5 update which will forever be my favourite. But I also hate the faction servers and power and raid and griefing and how mean the minecraft community is getting over time... I hate it when you beat someone in a mini-game and they turn round and swear at you or rage or call you a 'noob'...
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07/27/2013 8:07 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
Extriia
I agree with you, I like to go back to older versions of minecraft and just..play. I loved the feeling of fear at night when I was on my last heart and being swarmed by mobs and had to make a dirt hut. The feeling when I had to look up crafting recipes for bread, not fireworks or pumpkin pie. Now, I feel like when I have full diamond enchanted, built my world with everything, and explored the deepest caves it feels... unsatisfying. Even though I update my minecraft each update to get the newest blocks (I like to build) the older versions are and will always be my way to play minecraft.
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07/27/2013 2:11 pm
Level 42 : Master Explorer
iSammie
i think 1.2.5 was my favorite one
and i still have most of em copy's
since 1.8.1 beta
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07/27/2013 1:34 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Sailor
Captain Gloom
If you miss it, then go back to it.
I am the last Pillar of Logic, bow down to me.
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07/27/2013 1:27 pm
Level 23 : Expert Goblin
greenlink19990
GET THE 1.5.2 OLD DAYS MOD!!!!!!!!!!
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08/02/2013 12:40 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Narwhal
Pragmatic
we're in 1.6.2 now
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08/02/2013 9:34 pm
Level 23 : Expert Goblin
greenlink19990
you can get the old launcher and get the mod installed
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08/03/2013 3:16 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
Le_Wild
OR use the new launcher and make a profile to run 1.7.3 :D
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07/27/2013 12:14 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Skinner
CupCakez3040
I totally agree!
I miss 1.7.3 I didn't want to update but did by accident
I hate the new hunger bar.
I miss the old f fog button
Me and Gim949 went back to 1.7.3 using the old jar.
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07/27/2013 12:06 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Dragon
just craft in
holy shit, I thought that this was a troll or something but everyone is saying they agree, you are all crazy. minecraft continues to improve
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04/29/2015 6:24 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Timorr
OLD PLAYERS!
RAISE YOUR PICKAXES AND GOLD HOES!
EXECUTE THIS BASTARD!


Seriously, the new versions sucks horribly. If you joined in beta or alpha, you would downgrade like we do.
There is no reason for playing the new "official" versions. Certainly not for servers, because the community now is 90% impulsive psycophatic kids.
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07/27/2013 12:05 pm
Level 81 : Elite Goblin
esmirff
I am old school as well. I haven't upgraded since 1.1
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07/27/2013 12:05 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
basicbrick
the only things that I hated that the put in was hunger, new sounds, new world generator, villagers instead of pigmen, and snout less pigs.
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07/27/2013 12:04 pm
Level 43 : Master Modder
superninjaman45
I remember 1.7.3. It was great.
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07/27/2013 12:03 pm
Level 47 : Master Robot
RezzedUp
Hah, your blog is mega popular! :D Congrats, dude.
- RezzedUp
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07/27/2013 12:02 pm
Level 47 : Master Blob
8BitShadows
I remember in 1.7.3, I had a little house on a beach, and I found a lot of gold. So much I made full armour, 3 toolsets, and still had stacks to spare.
I had never found diamonds. Ever.
Best. Memories. Ever.
I'm giving you a diamond, but it's not from my 1.7.3 world XD
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07/27/2013 11:32 am
Level 41 : Master Pixel Painter
telamonianajax
I totally agree. I play 1.7.3 all the time instead of the newest versions. 1.7.3 was the last great version of minecraft. with 1.8 it lost its adventourous feel. even hard is too easy now.
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07/27/2013 10:27 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Explorer
Lambaline
Wise words. It is difficult to find a server with good staff, and frowns upon grief.
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07/27/2013 10:14 am
Level 26 : Expert Mountaineer
17_
Wise words, Hobo, wise words..
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07/27/2013 9:28 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Dragonborn
2domdom22
I can't agree more with this
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07/27/2013 9:26 am
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Artist
the3rdnumber
I WANTED TO DO THiS SOOOO MUCH OMG thanks for writing what I was thinking about
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07/27/2013 8:35 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
hornetboy21
I got MineCraft on December 25th, 2011 and it was like, 1.2 and I got really excited, and new updates were cool, now, I think Jeb has just gone CRAZY with this, so its kinda boring but I still like it.
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07/27/2013 8:34 am
Level 31 : Artisan Narwhal
Jacksus
I miss the good old days before creative when you could punch sheep to get wool and squids could fly :P
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07/27/2013 8:33 am
Level 41 : Master Pixel Painter
SoccerSaif
1.2.5
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07/27/2013 6:17 am
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
Taylorwood
Maybe you're just getting bored of playing Minecraft, just like you get bored of playing any other game? Ever thought of that?
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07/27/2013 12:50 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
GrammerNazi
I totally agree man. I miss the good ol' days. Also, you just got another subscriber and diamond.
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07/27/2013 12:15 am
Level 20 : Expert Cake
Nithin121
I can agree with everything here. Good article :D
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07/27/2013 12:14 am
Level 38 : Artisan Robot
edwardg1
best 3 releases are beta 1.7.3, 1.2.5 and 1.6.2 with all the new features and status affects
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07/27/2013 12:11 am
Level 1 : New Miner
cordialchicken
dude chill your such a hipster
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07/27/2013 10:15 am
Level 26 : Expert Mountaineer
17_
You're*
And no, he's not.
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07/27/2013 12:09 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Skinner
Refreshyourmind
I liked the older Minecraft because I would get waaaay better frame rates than I do now.
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07/27/2013 12:11 am
Level 38 : Artisan Robot
edwardg1
I get good frame rates now but my client often disagrees with my server about what's happening so it looks laggy, didn't have this problem and still don't in 1.7.3
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07/27/2013 12:14 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Skinner
Refreshyourmind
I'm assuming you have a much better computer than me.
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07/27/2013 12:19 am
Level 38 : Artisan Robot
edwardg1
4 gig ram 120gig solid state 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
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07/27/2013 12:21 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Skinner
Refreshyourmind
Yup lol.
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07/27/2013 12:30 am
Level 38 : Artisan Robot
edwardg1
1.3 minecarts moved up and down for no reason :P
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07/27/2013 12:04 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
NothingNew
Tell this to professional builders. With every new update our building gets more varied and overall better than anything possible in the older updates.
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