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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.
Now we're on the same page

I agree that minecraft + mods != problem solved. What I'm saying is, that after making so much money, he could have hired a lot more developers or hire some of the modders that have shown exceptional talent - that'd be a pretty cool thing to do imho.

In that way, there'd be more hands to work on the game, make it a lot better than it is, while still fitting in with the original concept.
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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
Terrible argument, that's like saying FPS games suck cause all you do is run around and shoot things, or RPGs suck because you just get better gear and run around and fight stuff.

You've obviously not played it very much, there is plenty to do other than build a houses and towns. Things like:

1.) Surviving (especially fun in multi-player)
2.) Hunting and killing of mobs
3.) Creating all kinds of gear and items
4.) You could build: Boatrides, a rollercoaster, a giant trap to kill mobs, a farm, a CPU (yes, you can build an entire CPU/APU in minecraft), a Rube-Goldberg machine, arrow launchers, massive TNT bombs, traps to kill other players, a labyrinth, massive structures that are quite literally miles in lengths, pixel-art, etc...etc...
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Now we're on the same page

I agree that minecraft + mods != problem solved. What I'm saying is, that after making so much money, he could have hired a lot more developers or hire some of the modders that have shown exceptional talent - that'd be a pretty cool thing to do imho.

In that way, there'd be more hands to work on the game, make it a lot better than it is, while still fitting in with the original concept.
There's problems of location and vision when hiring modders as developers. How many of them live in Sweden or would be willing to move there? How many share Notch's vision of a finished game? I agree that modders do great work and need more recognition, but they mostly do it for the love of the game, not because they want to be paid. It would also be difficult to juggle all of those conflicting ideas around while still getting something done!
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There's problems of location and vision when hiring modders as developers. How many of them live in Sweden or would be willing to move there? How many share Notch's vision of a finished game? I agree that modders do great work and need more recognition, but they mostly do it for the love of the game, not because they want to be paid. It would also be difficult to juggle all of those conflicting ideas around while still getting something done!
You mean like how every other game company does it.
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You mean like how every other game company does it.
What other companies hire modders en mass on a full time basis?
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What other companies hire modders en mass on a full time basis?
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Not really the same situation I think you'd agree?
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Now we're on the same page

I agree that minecraft + mods != problem solved. What I'm saying is, that after making so much money, he could have hired a lot more developers or hire some of the modders that have shown exceptional talent - that'd be a pretty cool thing to do imho.

In that way, there'd be more hands to work on the game, make it a lot better than it is, while still fitting in with the original concept.
He did hire jens to be fair, but he doesn't want to concentrate too much on MC alone, hence why Scrolls and Cobalt are being developed too.

And some of the modders are complete douches, case in point, the BTW guy.

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Difference being those modders don't tend to be put to work straight away on their main game.
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