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No not really if you consider building houses and towns all day fun go for it

The only reason probably find this game fun is because of the modding community, Notch would be no where without them
Someone obviously never had any lego that they built without the instructions.

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What annoys me about Minecraft, is that it could be so much more. In the time that it takes Mojang to implement one minor new bit of functionality, the modding guys create some revolutionary mods that should be in the core game.
The problem is most of those mods would put the learning curve way too high or unbalance the game to the point where the balancing means its not the same mod. Case in point, pistons.
    
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Probably the most sales that any beta has ever seen.
That's because generally you don't sell a beta product... oh wait.
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I like dwarf fortress (it's in version 0.31.25 atm so a while to to beta) if it only would know what mouse is. Minecraft is a bit too graphics intensive

Good milestone tho.
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The problem is most of those mods would put the learning curve way too high or unbalance the game to the point where the balancing means its not the same mod. Case in point, pistons.
Depends what mod. Something that adds more designs, mobs etc doesn't change the learning curve. What about coloured glass? Glass + dye = coloured glass, not very complex.

If adding stuff created a learning curve that was too high, the game would still be in Alpha.
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So are a lot of big name games that get released as 1.0.
*cough* anything made by bethesda *cough*

Good for notch. I bought it at alpha for something stupid like £5. I don't play it much but i still feel like it was worth it.
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Depends what mod. Something that adds more designs, mobs etc doesn't change the learning curve. What about coloured glass? Glass + dye = coloured glass, not very complex.

If adding stuff created a learning curve that was too high, the game would still be in Alpha.
Barely any mods would suit the game though, Mo' Creatures screws the whole "Daylight mostly safe, Night time mostly unsafe" thing for example.

Coloured Glass is one of the few mods that would work well though.
But as someone who both makes some mods (I don't tend to share them, just small shortcuts that benefit me) and has gone through phases fo downloading massive amounts of them, they don't tend to make the game much funner for long.
    
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I have no problem giving notch my money for such an awesome game.
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Barely any mods would suit the game though, Mo' Creatures screws the whole "Daylight mostly safe, Night time mostly unsafe" thing for example.

Coloured Glass is one of the few mods that would work well though.
But as someone who both makes some mods (I don't tend to share them, just small shortcuts that benefit me) and has gone through phases fo downloading massive amounts of them, they don't tend to make the game much funner for long.
That's quite the blanket statement. Mo' Creatures, for example, doesn't have to screw the whole daylight/night time concept - if it did why did Notch just add new mobs.

You do also realise that npc villages was a player mod first right?

It's great if you think minecraft is perfect in it's current form, without needing any mods other than your own personal ones for shortcuts, but why argue against more content?

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minecraft? for real? O.o
Have you tried it? Its addicting. =D
   
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That's quite the blanket statement. Mo' Creatures, for example, doesn't have to screw the whole daylight/night time concept - if it did why did Notch just add new mobs.

You do also realise that npc villages was a player mod first right?

It's great if you think minecraft is perfect in it's current form, without needing any mods other than your own personal ones for shortcuts, but why argue against more content?
Because the new creatures fit into how Minecraft works, but still are unique. Whereas Mo' Creatures has monsters that attack you that can spawn before you've even got your first tree.

And yes, I do.

No I don't think it's perfect in its current form, but I also realize adding mods (Even with a lot of adjusting) isn't the be all, end all solution to it, Notch needs to add unique ideas to the game as the modders can do a lot better for ideas they've done simply because they concentrate on their one area rather than having to do everything at once like notch.
    
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