Minecraft fans discuss some of their most desired changes to the popular crafting game, ranging from its content schedule to controversial updates.
Since its full release in 2011, Minecraft has become a worldwide phenomenon, with the sandbox survival game serving as one of the most iconic titles in gaming. Developed by Swedish studio Mojang, it has grown from a simple crafting survival concept into a franchise spanning multiple spinoffs like Minecraft Legends and Minecraft Story Mode. Throughout its history, Mojang has made plenty of major sweeping changes to broaden the game’s simple premise with expansions adding mobs, biomes, and more. Now, fans are discussing their most desired changes for the game’s future.
Minecraft has seen a plethora of updates adding a variety of content to the game, with several during the past few years. Last year’s “Caves and Cliffs” update completely reworked the game’s cave generation system while also adding a handful of new mountainous biomes. Recent years have seen Mojang pushing out two major content updates per year with “Village and Pillage” and “Nether” updates in 2019 and the two-part Caves and Cliffs in 2021. Now, a recent Reddit thread has seen fans positing some major changes for the game.
The thread asked diehard Minecraft fans about the one change they most want to see. This resulted in a variety of answers, with some players wanting new content like dog armor and more uses for copper. One of the most requested changes to the game came in response to Minecraft‘s recent trend of multiple scheduled updates per year. Many fans expressed their frustrations with the game’s rigid update cycle. Some felt that Minecraft could benefit from a looser timeline, allowing not only for more surprise for fans but more time for the development team to work.
Another popular request came in response to Minecraft‘s recently introduced chat reporting system. The newly-instated report system, which allows in-game players to flag messages in the game’s chat, has seen significant backlash from fans. Many have expressed their distaste for the new system, feeling messages identified as inappropriate could be taken out of context or feeling the system may give too much power to the developer. Mojang, however, has stated that the studio does not intend to back down from the new system, despite the negative fan reaction.
While the thread saw plenty of different suggestions from fans, social media as a whole has been rife with discussion about Minecraft‘s controversial new report system. SaveMinecraft was trending on multiple social media platforms, with fans protesting the update. Many fans with servers have even taken to downloading third-party software and mods to block the ability to chat report. The outcry from fans between both the game’s update cycle and new systems shows just how passionate the Minecraft fan base is.
Minecraft is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and mobile devices.
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