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Is the new Minecraft combat snapshot an improvement?

6 comments

  1. [3]
    ThyMrMan
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    AntVenom, now that is a name I haven't watched a video from in awhile. Guess that applies for Minecraft also. Dappled occasionally in the new updates but none of the new content ever feels like it...

    AntVenom, now that is a name I haven't watched a video from in awhile. Guess that applies for Minecraft also. Dappled occasionally in the new updates but none of the new content ever feels like it does anything for me at all.

    For this new combat update, and even the previous update it felt like it changed things too far from the classic minecraft I enjoyed. Simple easy to understand combat from the old beta days didn't require any understanding of mechanics, just swinging, feels so much more natural for minecraft. Adding more abilities and delays and new mechanics feels like it is over-complicating a simple game and simple mechanic.

    Also changing hunger mechanic feels like a step back to beta, but with an extra step. If your hunger essentially equals hearts 1 for 1 kinda, might as well just have food directly restore hearts again.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      rogue_cricket
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      Yeah, I feel kind of like an old fogey at this point. I liked the hunger system when it was implemented, but beyond that the new combat mechanics were a bit much for me and now there's so many new...

      Yeah, I feel kind of like an old fogey at this point. I liked the hunger system when it was implemented, but beyond that the new combat mechanics were a bit much for me and now there's so many new mechanics and enemies and blocks that I am not super interested in survival mode any more. I don't think I've been "in" to Minecraft since The End was released.

      2 votes
      1. MimicSquid
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        Fortunately you can still play on the old versions if you don't like the changes. It can be forever the way you remember it, though most people are either at the current release or the current...

        Fortunately you can still play on the old versions if you don't like the changes. It can be forever the way you remember it, though most people are either at the current release or the current version where there's a solid mod set.

        3 votes
  2. MimicSquid
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    Here's the post from Mojang for those of us who want to read up on the changes. Now that I've read up on what's going on: I like it. It seems designed to increase the diversity of combat...

    Here's the post from Mojang for those of us who want to read up on the changes.

    Now that I've read up on what's going on: I like it. It seems designed to increase the diversity of combat strategies and lower the overall tankyness of players in combat. Making a serious moment finish faster isn't a bad thing, and making it such that jumping crits with an axe isn't the be all end all of combat sounds nice too. I'm not convinced that not being able to attack at all until the timer is up is great, but with weapons having different timings now it's a great way for faster weapons to distinguish themselves.

    3 votes
  3. [2]
    vakieh
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    Going a bit meta here, it would be nice to be able to flag tags on a post as 'required to make sense of wtf the post is about' - because without either seeing the Minecraft tag on this post or...

    Going a bit meta here, it would be nice to be able to flag tags on a post as 'required to make sense of wtf the post is about' - because without either seeing the Minecraft tag on this post or clicking through there is no way to make sense of the title whatsoever. These flagged tags would appear like a [tag] before the title.

    2 votes
    1. Bauke
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      I agree, when I first saw the post I thought about editing the title to include Minecraft but decided not to. (I just edited it in though) Although I'm not a fan of the solution you propose, I...

      I agree, when I first saw the post I thought about editing the title to include Minecraft but decided not to. (I just edited it in though)

      Although I'm not a fan of the solution you propose, I think just making the title clearer is good enough.

      4 votes