Is Minecraft really doing the right thing?

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created 06/11/2019 11:10 am by Nitgo
last reply 06/20/2019 1:35 am
One of Mojang's latest replays to community is by telling people what suggestion they can add to the game and what they can't, Though some of the things they can't add to the game are a little strange like
  • Not adding the ability stack slabs on top of each other or the idea of slabs being able to stand.
  • Some structure wont be added.
  • Some perfectly reasonable abilities not being added to the game.

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As some Might say that I totally disagree with all the things they said and that's not true, such as that I agree that guns shouldn't be added and not adding items closely resembling already existing items, but what I don't like are ideas that will perfectly fit into the regular Minecraft world.... You tell me your ideas about it:

You have until 07/01/2019 11:10 am to cast your vote.

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06/20/2019 1:31 am
Level 33 : Artisan Dragonborn
Three words:


Oh wait that's two.

06/16/2019 3:28 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
They should revamp mining bit of minecraft as i like strip mining but everything feels the same.

They don't have to generate same chunks of ores prerecorded but completely random. Just rarerity and height should be the same.

I do like it if theres random amount of diamonds.

Also delete iron farms. They kill minecraft.

Also delete mending it makes diamonds much cheaper.

Or just stick to beta. Its better.

Bioms should change too. Make it look like beta again
06/11/2019 2:51 pmhistory
Level 18 : Journeyman Skinner
The half-slab stacking thing is one of my oldest wishes in Minecraft, but I understand that it would be extremely difficult to actually add into the game due to the way slabs actually work.

They're not actually half-sized, rather it's a full-sized block that's transparent on one half. When you stack two identical slabs, all it really does is replace the slab with its corresponding full block. Mojang would basically have to either completely reprogram the game from the ground up or create an asset that's a full block made of every possible combination of two types of slab to add the behavior we want.

I do hope they'll eventually get there, but it's such a tall order, I understand why they're taking it off the table for now.
06/20/2019 12:45 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Engineer
They might be able to do it via modeling.
06/20/2019 1:12 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Skinner
Are you saying, by making a wireframe model that actually is half a block?
06/20/2019 1:16 amhistory
Level 5 : Apprentice Engineer
Well, yes. Using the variants tag, just apply a different texture to the top model.
They'd have to make different models both for a bottom slab, top, and double, and just retexture those models accordingly.
06/20/2019 1:35 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Skinner
AH, I see what you're saying, I think. That's basically what I meant by creating an asset for every possible combination i.e. top oak/bottom stone, top oak/bottom spruce, top oak, bottom prismarine... etc.

It's definitely doable, just more work than they're currently willing to dedicate to something that only a fraction of their customer base really wants. I know some people would actually complain about it losing some of the "minecraftiness" of it.

Personally, I'd rather they go the other route of reprogramming all asset's behavior to allow block origin points at fractional coordinates. Like being able to place an item at Y=60.5 instead of just Y=60 or Y=61. That would fix not just slabs but putting things on top of carpet or different snow layers.

Of course, there's already a couple of mods that do it, so maybe they figure anyone who really wants it will just get a mod.
06/11/2019 4:19 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
Ps2 Slim
One thing I cant get over is Mojang adding phantoms to the game.
I understand their purpose and yet all they are is a nuisance in the late game. It seems like Mojang is so focused on adding new things that they neglect the huge problems the current game already brings to the table.
06/16/2019 3:49 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Architect
The community voted for the phantom...
This cannot be pinned on Mojang :P
06/18/2019 10:41 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
Ps2 Slim
Mojang rigged the scales and you know it
06/11/2019 1:14 pmhistory
Level 17 : Journeyman Button Pusher
Abdera Associate
I'm not going to say that I totally agree with everything they do. But, as someone who has a little understanding of and respect for the difficult of game development, I trust that Mojang is doing the right thing. Besides, they've been at it for ten years and the game has not "died" yet, so they're doing something right.
06/11/2019 1:05 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Birb
I agree with Mojang almost entirely on their decisions to add, or not add some things into the game. Except for maybe one or two things, the stackable slabs, and that's all I can think of at the moment. I may edit this comment in the future.
06/11/2019 4:08 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Where is it that MS/Mj is telling people this?

Some of what is listed sounds like paraphrases from the "suggestions we won't consider" section [whatever it;s actually called].
EDIT: found it https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360005029872-Previously-Considered-Suggestions

This sort of thing is fine, MS/Mj has (as a matter of corporate policy) nixed these suggestions for the foreseeable future [What "decided they are not a fit" actually means.] Even if some of them [eg sharks] are more stomp their corporate feet and shake their corporate curls rather than logical, talking to a wall of openly declared obstinancy serves no purpose.

[MCF had a quite good suggestions sub-fora (the nearest @ PCM would seem to be adding to the general MC discussion), and posting one's ideas for these subjects in such fora may prove inspirational to various mod writers.]

If however MS/Mj has started listing material that may not be included in mods, please cite the source of this policy.
06/11/2019 11:13 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pixel Puncher
I truly think that "somethings" should be rethink-ed but the others are perfectly fine.

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