When the fuck is Tetris going to be finished?
When the fuck is Tetris going to be finished?
Originally Posted by CROCONOUGHTKEY
Final releases are like orgasms - some are OK, others are earth-shattering, but they could always be BETTER.
Tetris is fine as it is, I hate you and your kind, demanding more just for the sake of more.
Huh? What do you want, a ten long line piece to get instant points? Not gonna happen, coz Alexei Paschitnow has a clear design plan, every block is made of four blocks, just perfect.
I don't expect you to understand this.
Also, I think we should have a law that whenever someone uses the phrase "sense of entitlement" in relation to video games, they should be shot. They should probably also lose the argument, but mainly be shot.
Besides old cliches about the impossibility of pleasing everyone, you really have to treat random internet whining as background noise these days. There's no other way to survive as a creator with a large audience. Let people whom you respect bubble up the odd bit of useful criticism, but ignore the rest.
Minecraft will probably see expansion but it's likely to come at cost now that the game has been deemed "finished". Which I really don't care too much about because everyone who bought it should have known that we didn't really know what it was going to become. Still I think the modding community has done a much better job at adding in content.Minecraft is a limitless and massive game and everything to come is just icing on the cake.
It's a really odd situation.
Seems like Notch had a plan for Minecraft that involved making it into a proper RPG-ish explore-em-up, but then the internet got hold of the game and that really wasn't what they were interested in.
I feel a bit bad for people that bought it on the promise of having 'game' added to it, but come on, that's a tiny number of people. Most people bought it for the crazy construction kit it is. And it must be fairly disheartening to sell millions of copies then release a new update adding RPG-y stuff only to have most of those millions not care. I can see why he basically 'gave up' on it and it makes sense in context.
Actually the major drawcard seems to be the Survival mode, which is what most people wanted to be expanded. Instead we have a bunch of largely toothless mobs.
Instead, he does one thing then halfway through... Goes and does another. Like any person who has no idea what he's doing and he's just got a pocket full of money.
It makes me think, how much better would Minecraft be if Notch wasn't super rich?
People have to get used finally to the fact that buying a game in "alpha" is what it is. You have no guarantee whatsoever that the "final game" will be coming some day, or that it will meet your expectations.
All what you did is buy a game in alpha. You should do it if you actually have fun with the alpha version, without expecting more.
I made that mistake several times earlier (Elemental, Achron, Cortex Command, etc.). Paying for an unfinished game, with the vague promise it will get better, is just that, a promise. You should probably put that kind of money only on games which are actually fun to you in their current state, without buying something which doesn't exist yet.
Now on Minecraft, it's obvious that it's just a toybox, with things randomly added. The code is probably a spaghetti monster for a long while already. And that's all. It's a fun toybox, but it lacks actual purpose for a lot of players, including myself. And it will for sure remain that way.
I had hope that Terraria would influence them, and it obviously did, from what they said. But they can't really operate easily in the current code, it's obvious.
Compare with the oncoming patch for Terraria, which adds countless new items and enemies. It's because they designed it this way to begin with. And probably because it's easier in 2D, I guess.
But we will never see that kind of content for Minecraft, it's just the way it is.
Anyone moaning about this bothered asking for a refund by the way? Just wondering, because if you're unhappy with the now final product, that to me would seem to be the first port of call? I'm not saying you'll get one, nor that you're entitled to one necessarily, but to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if you got one. Given what it'd cost Mojang for the few hundred people that bothered.
Im not too bothered about the state of content in minecraft, though it would be nice to see more actual mechanics, like improved villages and things. However, I do have a problem with performance. Its the first time that a game has actually managed to repeatedly and constantly shut down my computer. No other game does that.
As for the current state of minecraft, I recently got back into it having last been around 1.6/1.7ish. The work put into the map generation since then has amazed me - it's really quite beautiful now, and exploring really is quite fun.
I like Minecraft, don't get me wrong, because I like the sandbox building aspect. Which is why I like how they added Creative mode. But Survival mode never really advanced beyond the initial stages, everything else has sort of just been tacked on without addressing the core problem: the hostile mobs are practically toothless after you get a sword, so long as you remain observant and don't allow yourself to get too badly outnumbered. And the risk decreases with each additional weapon tier you climb up.
To survive your first night, you build a wall and put torches around it. And nothing can touch you! A lot of us were hoping that there'd be an improvement in this sort of thing so that mobs weren't absolutely incapacitated by a simple wall. When they added in Creative Mode to separate survival from creation, I think a lot of people assumed it'd pave the way for more destructive mobs (especially with the default Endermen behaviour of moving blocks) but that never happened.
But I'm not complaining too much. I paid bugger all for it and have gotten probably over a hundred hours of gameplay out of it, so as far as I'm concerned it was a good purchase. I just wish they'd taken a page out of Terraria's book, instead of a few words.