Fairly certain that Notch is just one guy who has a massive game to code, a game all those modder teams could not have done (because they would have done it). Having a small team work on improving a tiny aspect of a game... off-course it will be better then the work of one man who has a massive project on his hands! A jack-of-all-trades will never be the master of any, but that is not due to incompetence.Quote:
Hell, they were doing rideable horses WITH GENETICS before Notch released the shitty wolves. That should tell you how incompetent Notch is.
I got more hours of enjoyment from the Minecraft alpha than I do from the vast majority of "finished" games. It was a fantastic game (excluding the buggy multiplayer) more than a year ago, and it's only become better since.
If you didn't love the alpha, you were never going to love Minecraft.
He can say that he wants to do something with it, and even not do it, because that remains his game.
Making that kind of claims, or insulting his way of working is as silly as the self-entitled jerks who brought minecraft.net down last year to complain that updates were not coming fast enough.
I can agree to be disappointed by the final state of the game, but that's the risk we all took by buying an unfinished game.
But you have no right to claim that he is lazy and that he doesn't do what you expect. That's just out of the line.
Edit: Also, why should your view of what the game ought to be have any more important than what Notch wants, what the dev team wants, or the rest of the customers? Why is it his fault if he didn't tailor the game exactly to your desires? There's more than enough mods out there, and if even they fall short of your standards, you can go and make your own.
When you buy a game in alpha, you buy it in alpha. It's not feature complete, and it might never be.
Personally, I like alpha funding, as soon as the alpha version gives me enough fun for the money.
So please, show us a fun prototype to play with, and I'll gladly support you.
Joke aside, we got your point, you think you were entitled to a much bigger game than it became, you are disappointed, and you blame the developer for it. No need to spread it every two posts, it's quite clear.
I don't agree with this point of view, for the reasons I said earlier. Now let's just agree to disagree.
Not sure what exactly your problem is anyway. You bought the alpha version of minecraft, and paid the price worthy of the state it was in then. You get free updates for it (which I would now have to pay for). I don't really see your problem. I don't think you should look a gifted herd of horses in their mouths.
Weird, it looks like Notch might've done this "early release" to secure a place on Steam.
"Top Notch Hat"
And from the source of that article, the TF2 Wiki article on the item. the item's description...Quote:
But I have some sad news. The mask is a one of a kind exclusive to be given to Notch. That's right, you see this mask and you are actually playing with Notch, one of the biggest developers in the gaming world right now.
Sounds like Valve are having a joke with Notch.Quote:
Welcome to a secret society so exclusive it makes the Illuminati look like a Costco. How exclusive? You are the only member. This is the only item of its kind in all of existence. So don't craft it, Miney.