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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:08PM (Unverified) said

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Not an mmo, but a sandbox building game. Your article is invalid.

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:09PM (Unverified) said

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And by the way, if your going to start doing articles like these, might as well throw in Garry's mod.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 5:14PM Skyydragonn said

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I just might have to check this out sometime.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 11:21PM (Unverified) said

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Did you read the article? It was stated that many emails were recieved asking for soomeone to cover Minecraft, since they deemed it an MMO. So, the majority claims it to be an MMO. Your opinion is not better than the majority. Sorry, you're just not that special.
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Posted: Oct 1st 2010 3:04PM Djinn said

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I love how people love to make comments on things they didn't actually READ:

"Minecraft may not be an MMO by our standards..."

Right on Page 1
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:16PM Blacknimbus said

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Nice article....thanks for the read.

And I don't give a fig if it doesn't conform to everyone's definition of an MMO.



Posted: Oct 5th 2010 11:21PM (Unverified) said

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Nice article. Of course taking the OCD features of an MMO and making a game out of them would obviously pull in players. The real question is should you?
;-)
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:19PM (Unverified) said

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I enjoyed the article alot. If you feel so strongly against it, maybe you should create your own mmorpg website, then you could get to decide which articles are invalid or not.

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:20PM SkuzBukit said

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Watch someone take the ideas in this title, add some graphical overhauls & ruin the idea in order to cash in on it.

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 6:14PM uncaringbear said

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Ugh, could you imagine if one of the big game publishers got their mittens on this game? You could only cringe at what they'd do:

"Congratulations! You've placed a block on the ground! You've earned the Block Head Achievement"
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:26PM (Unverified) said

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Oh noes the article is invalid! It'll form a singularity in the space time continuum and kill us all!

Minecraft is a great game, mostly because it reminds us that it is fun to just sit down with a box of legos and say 'what if I tried to make an x?' which is something that no current MMO provides. Hopefully the Lego MMO provides a little of that.

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 6:33PM Anatidae said

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Well, I understand in the Lego universe what you build really has no bearings on the game world. I guess you get a plot of land to build on that you can invite your friends over to hang out on, but nothing like this.

Oh, there are "prebuilds" in the Lego MMO. You just go up to them and active them in some way and they self assemble into a pre-defined object.

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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:30PM Belghast said

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The game is whatever you want to make it. If you want to play it like an MMO you can, there are plenty of servers that play much like traditional MMOs. If you want this game to be virtual legos, it can be virtual legos. If you want to explore dungeons like an intrepid adventurer in search of rare dungeons and loot chests.... thats there too.

What this game gives you is a world 8 times the size of the earth (by Notch's estimation) that is 100% yours to explore. I've been playing this for weeks, have treasure troves of materials.... and still have yet to leave what is essentially my front yard. The world just keeps going on and on forever. Always something new and surprising to see.... and every last aspect of this world is completely manipulatable by you the player.

I heard someone describe it as "exploration porn". If your definition of an MMO is too narrow to encompass it... then its your loss.

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 4:35PM rev2k6 said

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well its defintely a MO not an MMO. Oh well got one M.

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 5:00PM (Unverified) said

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Sad people worry about the MMO thing, I guess those are the people who complain about a free lunch. This game deserves to be talked about on all corners of the web!

haters, hate the rest of enjoy interesting reads.. I enjoyed this and am very happy to see this gem get more covarage..

massive= the world is massive (in minecraft)., its multiplayer, and its online..

Posted: Oct 6th 2010 12:05AM (Unverified) said

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First, I think Minecraft is an ingenius game, but by definition, it's not an MMO. That's just a fact. It may become one in the future but it simply is not one now. You have to "change" the definition, which you shamelessly did, in order to begin arguing that it IS one. MM = Massively Multiplayer. Massively is an adjective describing Multiplayer. "It's massive" doesn't cut it. Again, Minecraft is cool, and yeah, semantics often aren't really that big of a deal, but language does influence thought (remember "1984"), and deliberately and flippantly ignoring the established meanings of words for the purpose of "winning" an argument is in actuality a big deal and an actual (not fallacious) slippery slope. It's not world-ending or anything when a handful of people are talking about games, but the mindset that finds it OK here doesn't exist in a vacuum and it really undermines the logical, open-minded thought process itself in the people that have it.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 5:06PM Neiloch said

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Oh yay yet another 'the good ole days' article. I recognize its a good game but acting like it holds true to some pinnacle of great gaming is just absurd.

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 5:16PM Efithor said

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What constitutes a great game? A budget bigger than the GNP of a small nation? A game so polished, you can see your face in it? By what metric do you apply your assessment of Minecraft?
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 8:29PM ed511df3 said

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I fail to see how this is a "good ol' days" article. This game has many elements that a lot of gamers have wanted in an online game since there's been online games. Building and exploring are in my blood, and Minecraft satisfies both. As it apparently satisfies a lot of other people, considering the income it's getting.

For me, this game does hold true to the pinnacle of great gaming. It has elements that drew me to Ultima Online, and actually does those things better. Just because this game doesn't have the flashiest graphics, or the biggest budget, doesn't mean this game is lacking in the standards of greatness. What it does mean is that you need a better yardstick for determining greatness, because for me, this is the first great game in many, many years.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2010 5:11PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Poor Eskil Steenburg... In my opinion LOVE is much better than this, I've tried em both, and LOVE just had charm, and a community that wasn't full of kids and /b/rothers. Plus LOVE requires cooperation and working together, and it gives you so much control over the world.

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