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Old November 7 2011, 12:08 AM   #1591
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I saw this on r/minecraft, thought I'd post it here: When Notch released Minecraft to the public for the first time. No mobs and only 4 types of blocks, but people still saw great potential in it.

Standout comments were the guy who felt that forcing people to gather resources would be be a bad design choice, and the guy who felt that the world was too big and should be ¼ of what it then was.
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Old November 7 2011, 04:31 AM   #1592
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Oooh nice. I'm definately reading that thread when I get home from work in the morning.
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Old November 7 2011, 07:29 AM   #1593
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Awesome. It's interesting seeing the early feedback
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Old November 7 2011, 07:52 AM   #1594
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I'd love to have played the early versions of the game, to be there to see the early tests, even just to look over Notch's or Jeb's shoulder while I hand them their coffee or something. I bet it's a fascinating experience to be part of an indie dev team.
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Old November 7 2011, 11:49 AM   #1595
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Yeah, I think the first time I played it was early last year, by which point it was in Alpha (so past the initial versions: Classic, Indev, and Infdev.) I think it's safe to say it's come a lot further in the past year than it did in the previous year. I'm not convinced all the additions from 1.8 onward are good ideas, but I guess we'll see once the game is "finished."
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Old November 7 2011, 01:49 PM   #1596
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According to the front page of the Minecraft wiki, official release is in 11 days.
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Old November 7 2011, 02:48 PM   #1597
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And you can see the game be released live by Notch on IGN. Yay?
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Old November 7 2011, 03:48 PM   #1598
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I'd love to have played the early versions of the game, to be there to see the early tests, even just to look over Notch's or Jeb's shoulder while I hand them their coffee or something. I bet it's a fascinating experience to be part of an indie dev team.
There's an application out there that can roll back the version of Minecraft you have, Link. It goes back to the 1.0.x Alphas and a couple of InfDev releases. I've used it a few time to go back to 1.7.3 so I could played with some mods that were slow to be updated.

It's kinda fun looking back, makes me really miss the old world generation, it was so much more "Minecrafty" than what we have now.
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Old November 8 2011, 03:10 AM   #1599
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I bought it just a few days after it went Beta (1.4? 1.5?). So I just missed the whole "Alpha buyers get all future updates for free" thing.

I'm REALLY looking forward to release date though. I've been dying to play around with all the goodies in 1.9.
For me, the more features, the better. Its kinda like having fun with a basic Lego set, then suddenly getting another one with new gears and wheels n' stuff for Christmas.
Plus I can finally try out some mods, which I've avoided up til now since I knew they'd probably be broken by the next update.
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Old November 12 2011, 03:05 PM   #1600
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Once the server is upgraded to 1.0, we have to arrange an End raid.
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Old November 12 2011, 07:47 PM   #1601
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Damn, that looks difficult. We totally have to do a raid.
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Old November 12 2011, 08:30 PM   #1602
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I'm not sure if I'd be a fan of an end on a server. Seems rather pointless for something that's persistent and ongoing.
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Old November 12 2011, 09:18 PM   #1603
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Its not really an end, its more a goal. As far as I understand, when you defeat the dragon, you can take the portal back to the spawn point of your world (via a ridiculous "end credits" of sorts, which Yogscast brilliantly lampoons) and you just carry on as normal.

One thing I'm interested in finding out, is if all the strongholds lead to the same end and you can only fight the dragon once, or if there are multiple Ends and/or Dragons so you can do it over again.
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Old November 13 2011, 01:03 AM   #1604
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That battle looks like something thatd definitely require multiple people, with flying potions and a ton of arrows
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Old November 13 2011, 12:37 PM   #1605
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I know one mod I'm going to be getting after the full version is released. No more massive constructions just to open a door.
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