10 votes

Minecraft Live: Vote for the next mob (on October 3rd)

23 comments

  1. [11]
    JackA
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    Why not all three? I fail to see why one of the biggest video games in the world and a full dev team can't add three seemingly basic mobs that are already textured and conceptualized. Meanwhile...

    Why not all three? I fail to see why one of the biggest video games in the world and a full dev team can't add three seemingly basic mobs that are already textured and conceptualized. Meanwhile lone modders can pump out hundreds of them with original models and animations.

    If the argument is to "preserve the magic/essence of minecraft" and not spam mobs why are we letting the community vote, that argument requires a director's vision. They've clearly already determined all of these would fit into the game and are doubtless working on all three, yet if the last vote means anything we'll only ever get to see one.

    9 votes
    1. [4]
      MimicSquid
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      Engagement. It's not about adding the mob, it's about keeping people interested for as long as possible with the minimum of work. This way those three mobs can be added over the next few years.

      Engagement.

      It's not about adding the mob, it's about keeping people interested for as long as possible with the minimum of work. This way those three mobs can be added over the next few years.

      18 votes
      1. [3]
        JackA
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        I wish we'd get them over the next few years. The last poll they did in 2017 had way cooler mobs than this one and we never saw the other 3 that got voted out. All four were ambitious and had cool...

        I wish we'd get them over the next few years. The last poll they did in 2017 had way cooler mobs than this one and we never saw the other 3 that got voted out.

        All four were ambitious and had cool features attached to them, this time we get a squid that lights up and a cow with a flower on it.

        6 votes
        1. [2]
          Bauke
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          Did Mojang ever say they were going to implement all of those mobs? The wiki says only the one that got voted for would be.

          Did Mojang ever say they were going to implement all of those mobs? The wiki says only the one that got voted for would be.

          1. Sand
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            No, they specifically stated that only one of the mobs would be added. For the biome votes however, they said that the one with the most votes would be updated first, and that the other biomes...

            No, they specifically stated that only one of the mobs would be added. For the biome votes however, they said that the one with the most votes would be updated first, and that the other biomes would eventually get updated as well.

            3 votes
    2. [6]
      LukeZaz
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      I've honestly been feeling this way for a while now. All these resources and yet content updates for this game are so sparse. It really feels like they're not trying half the time. I want to give...

      I've honestly been feeling this way for a while now. All these resources and yet content updates for this game are so sparse. It really feels like they're not trying half the time. I want to give the benefit of the doubt, because I know that content is usually harder to make than it looks, but it's hard to adopt a charitable viewpoint when they've got so much cash to work with.

      Makes me wonder if all the money & time is too busy being spent on ports and/or microtransactions for Bedrock edition :/

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        grungegun
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        Maybe not sparse exactly. I think they feel sparse because a lot of the new updates are cosmetic or adventure based. Take creepers - one mob, but you can farm discs, use them for mining, farm them...

        Maybe not sparse exactly. I think they feel sparse because a lot of the new updates are cosmetic or adventure based. Take creepers - one mob, but you can farm discs, use them for mining, farm them for gunpowder, run from them. Their presence is felt throughout the game.
        On the other end, you have pandas, which I simply ignore. They have more behaviors and breeding mechanics than creepers (ear position changes, yada yada), but they don't affect crafting, building, or fighting in any substantial way.

        I think this is mostly dependent on the departure of Notch. Jeff (I can't remember who helms dev right now) has a thing against farms, and seems to think minecraft is a place to have generated adventures and only generated adventures. Adventure games tend to suffer from a linear increase in interest for each new addition. Add one more quest in a game and you have one more quests worth of cool stuff. Minecraft for a while had an exponential increase in interest with each new addition: creepers affect everything. So you don't just have one more clustercreeper of interest, you have creepers + combat, creepers+mining, creepers+building. There was way more payoff for a single addition.

        Anyways, those are my thoughts. Despite Notch's views, I think they should thwack him with a plastic bat and make him work on minecraft again, because he had some sort of golden touch as far as gameplay.

        15 votes
        1. jtvjan
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          Good luck getting past the lava moat around his $70 million villa.

          Despite Notch's views, I think they should thwack him with a plastic bat and make him work on minecraft again

          Good luck getting past the lava moat around his $70 million villa.

          6 votes
      2. [3]
        skybrian
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        Maybe they consider stability more important than change? For a younger player, it’s all new and there is enough to keep busy for a long time.

        Maybe they consider stability more important than change? For a younger player, it’s all new and there is enough to keep busy for a long time.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          Wes
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          That's a huge part of it. Mods have far more liberties to try weird stuff and introduce bugs in the process. They also don't need to target the wide range of computers that Mojang does. Plus the...

          That's a huge part of it. Mods have far more liberties to try weird stuff and introduce bugs in the process. They also don't need to target the wide range of computers that Mojang does.

          Plus the dev teams really aren't that large. I'm sure they could hire a larger team if they wanted to, but for one reason or another they may prefer this style of development.

          2 votes
          1. novov
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            It's because there's no incentive really for them to develop Minecraft more. It already enjoys an nigh-insurmountable amount of cultural relevance and cachet, after over 10 years in development....

            It's because there's no incentive really for them to develop Minecraft more. It already enjoys an nigh-insurmountable amount of cultural relevance and cachet, after over 10 years in development. That's pretty impressive.

            They also don't want to disrupt that. If they make changes that are too big, then they might ruin what made the game appeal to millions of customers. It would be a really bad thing for the Minecraft brand for it to be like WoW or TF2, where it's still popular, but a significant portion of evangelists have got the word out there that it's not as good as it used to be.

            3 votes
  2. Sand
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    Iceologer will win, but I'm voting for Glow Squid. It seems like it's identical to a regular squid (aside from its "glow"), which is great. It's as if Mojang has given up. But I'm disappointed you...

    Iceologer will win, but I'm voting for Glow Squid. It seems like it's identical to a regular squid (aside from its "glow"), which is great. It's as if Mojang has given up. But I'm disappointed you still need Twitter to vote. Oh well.

    5 votes
  3. [6]
    Sand
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    The vote is live right now.

    The vote is live right now.

    2 votes
    1. [5]
      sron
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      First results: Moobloom 28% Iceologer 35% Glow squid 37%

      Final First results:

      • Moobloom 28%
      • Iceologer 35%
      • Glow squid 37%
      4 votes
      1. [2]
        LukeZaz
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        Oh wow. Can't believe Glow Squid won. From what I can see it honestly looks like the most boring possible option; isn't it literally just a squid that glows and nothing else?

        Oh wow. Can't believe Glow Squid won. From what I can see it honestly looks like the most boring possible option; isn't it literally just a squid that glows and nothing else?

        2 votes
        1. matpower64
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          I'm glad the Glowsquid won, it really fits in the style of the Cave Update's new stuff, as it has the same glow as the Warden and the terrain in its base, as matter of fact. I think it has some...

          I'm glad the Glowsquid won, it really fits in the style of the Cave Update's new stuff, as it has the same glow as the Warden and the terrain in its base, as matter of fact. I think it has some effect, as shown by the "hypnotizing" thing, I doubt it was just for jokes.

          3 votes
      2. [2]
        Sand
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        I really hope Glow Squid wins. Animated textures for entities would be fantastic.

        I really hope Glow Squid wins. Animated textures for entities would be fantastic.

        1. sron
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          And maybe it is a movable source of light as well? Didn't know there was a second round. Final result was pretty close: Iceologer 47% Glow squid 53%

          And maybe it is a movable source of light as well?

          Didn't know there was a second round. Final result was pretty close:

          • Iceologer 47%
          • Glow squid 53%
          3 votes
  4. [5]
    ohyran
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    A bit of a thread breaker but.... a Tildes Minecraft Server? :)

    A bit of a thread breaker but.... a Tildes Minecraft Server? :)

    5 votes
    1. Wes
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      There was one around the time I signed up. I never saw any updates on it, so I guessed it petered out.

      There was one around the time I signed up. I never saw any updates on it, so I guessed it petered out.

      2 votes
    2. Bauke
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      Along with the one Wes linked, there have been a number of Minecraft servers over the years. I don't know if there's still any active ones left though.

      Along with the one Wes linked, there have been a number of Minecraft servers over the years. I don't know if there's still any active ones left though.

      1 vote
    3. [2]
      Whom
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      Would be cool if we tried out Minetest next time we get the urge to try this. Seems like it might fit the FLOSS nerd demographic we've got a little better :)

      Would be cool if we tried out Minetest next time we get the urge to try this. Seems like it might fit the FLOSS nerd demographic we've got a little better :)

      1 vote
      1. snazz
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        Minetest also has 3D chunks, which are really cool. Minecraft is the better game, but Minetest's engine and modding offers more possibilities.

        Minetest also has 3D chunks, which are really cool. Minecraft is the better game, but Minetest's engine and modding offers more possibilities.