How Microsoft is Slowly Ruining Minecraft

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by M1N3CR4FTdude123, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. M1N3CR4FTdude123

    M1N3CR4FTdude123 Supporter

    I remember when microsoft bought mojang. I thought they would screw it up. Slowly, I realize that that is true.

    Why, you may ask? Well, microsoft bought minecraft for one reason. They wanted a sustained cash cow. The thing is, you would need to sell a hundred million copies of minecraft to take up the 2.5 billion that they spent. Obviously, sales alone will not suffice. So what do they do?

    It's simple, minecraft server hosting. The minecraft realms allows an easy-to-access 24/7 server for anyone who would like to shovel them some cash. The problem is, with them in the mix, they have to compete with the larger servers. What is the best way to compete with larger servers? By forcefully tanking their servers.

    How do they go about doing this? It's simple: If you make a server not easily profitable, fewer people will try it themselves. Larger servers will also shut down because the amount of donations will not allow their servers to stay up. But, it's not enough, because people still play on larger servers. I'd know because I haven't seen many servers go down and DEFINITELY not the big ones.

    The new EULA is basically the thing that is slowly chipping away at minecraft.

    (Please note that this IS in off-topic, so don't say anything about it shouldn't be on this forum. Just wanted to share it with this community)
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  2. M1N3CR4FTdude123

    M1N3CR4FTdude123 Supporter

    You see, the true point of the EULA is to break down the larger servers. Without these larger servers, there will be MUCH less competition for their servers.
  3. r0adk1ll

    r0adk1ll Supporter

    But there must be hundreds of servers the size of Mutiny. Ok so they may knock out the huge servers by enforcing the EULA, but then they have to focus on the next size-layer down, which is probably 100x as many. They'll get to the point where its not financially viable and they'll change tactic. Like changing minecraft so it will only legally work with 'approved' servers.

    Of course the modders will get to work & 'underground' servers will appear. But that's a whole new ballgame. People could get sued if their server gets spotted by Gate$Corp.

    Meanwhile 'blockscape' is building in the wings. Like minecraft but with HD graphics as default. One day it will steal Minecraft's lunch if Gate$Corp get too greedy.
  4. psychic94

    psychic94 Supporter

    I'm not sure Microsoft is entirely the problem. The EULA was actually changed before any sales took place. I don't know exactly how subsidiaries work, but I know the parent company doesn't have complete control of companies they buy. Look at Nestle. They technically own Dreyer's, Edy's, Gerber, Hot Pockets, DiGiorno, Stouffer's, Friskies, Beneful, Wonka, and many other brand names. Many of these are actually competitive toward each other and for most you'd be surprised they're part of Nestle because they aren't heavily influenced by their parent company.

    Even if I'm wrong, at least Minecraft wasn't bought by Apple. Everything in any way related to Apple is proprietary- the products, the wires, the accessories, and even the file structure and programming language of the operating system. Apple even submit a patent for anything rectangular with round edges and sued Motorola for being in violation (and won). I have no doubt that if Minecraft were owned by Apple, modding would already be dead by now.
  5. M1N3CR4FTdude123

    M1N3CR4FTdude123 Supporter

    Halfway through I thought I was reading about a dystopia.
    (I feel I need to point this out: I am being sarcastic)
  6. psychic94

    psychic94 Supporter

    Reading which post?
  7. M1N3CR4FTdude123

    M1N3CR4FTdude123 Supporter

    Obviously r0adk1ll
    (I still feel that I need to point out I'm sarcastic, I really mean you)
  8. Ricky

    Ricky Supporter

    haven't seen a change since microsoft purchased MC. disagree with all this
  9. Sadderday

    Sadderday Supporter

    Yea...nothing has changed that I can tell. I actually feel the updates made to Minecraft in the past year or so have been really cool and have added much needed new content. I wish I was still interested in the game. My enjoyment in the game relied wholeheartedly on the community here. Hopefully the server is still going strong.
  10. Starstriker3

    Starstriker3 Member

    I just realized..... Why doesn't Mojang just add a function on their websites allowing players to report 1 server every day, and they have maybe 5 people dedicated to looking at reports and blacklisting servers?
  11. M1N3CR4FTdude123

    M1N3CR4FTdude123 Supporter

    If you fully read my post then you'd understand
  12. psychic94

    psychic94 Supporter

    That's what I'm trying to say. The EULA changed before the purchase and Microsoft does not directly handle anything related to Minecraft except maybe advertising.

    There actually was a way to do this at one point. It literally changes nothing.
  13. Starstriker3

    Starstriker3 Member

    It changes nothing because Mojang isn't willing to do anything about it. They could've already blacklisted 200-500 servers if they wanted to, but they choose to sit and update the game. If they put more resources into blacklisting, I would assume that the newer Minecraft players would be able to play easier, without thinking about buying a new rank in order to compete with the other players.
  14. psychic94

    psychic94 Supporter

    To be fair, I always felt the EULA change was just to appease their lawyers.
  15. Crossfire1216

    Crossfire1216 Well-Known Member

    Blockscape? Is it any good?
  16. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw Staff Member Administrator Founder Developer

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  17. r0adk1ll

    r0adk1ll Supporter

    It has variable block shape & size, plus HD GFX, but last time I checked its currently still single-player creative.
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