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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2014, 03:29:08 pm »
Hi and thank you for this FAQ.  It is very useful for modders to hear these future plans as we have to plan our own lives too.  This all seems very positive for 1.8.

Thinking about Galacticraft, we're not going to be ready to be looking at a 1.8 version until at least January anyhow, as we like to make a new planet (or other celestial body) with each major version update.

My take on the Microsoft takeover of Mojang: Microsoft are buying the company, not the game.  They could just have bought the ownership of the game and left the company alone.  If you buy a company, it means you are buying the team of people who work there.  So everything points to the game (PC/Mac version) continuing to be updated by the Mojang team in Sweden.  Microsoft's stated interest is merchandising and increasing the expansion of Minecraft to other platforms.  The conversions to other platforms are not coded by Mojang anyhow - the work is done by 4J Studios in Scotland - so it doesn't seem likely Mojang will switch to working on those.
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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2015, 07:23:08 pm »
I dont think Microsoft would stop modding, because minecraft would be alot more boring without mods and less people would play it/ buy it = less money. Also I think they should hire LexManos since hes making minecraft a more enjoyable game and hopefully they will.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 07:24:48 pm by sk8champ0 »

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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2015, 11:59:00 pm »
Microsoft may have some pressure to not demolish the modding community, most people who play minecraft have used mods and like them. Without mods mc would have lost its momentum much faster and died out already. They may do away with java mine-craft witch would suck. (although there might be a way to update through java independent of the original updates maybe?)

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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2015, 12:10:44 am »
Reading this makes me want to cry.  :'(

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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2016, 06:25:50 am »
With Microsoft having announced a new "plugin system" written in JSON and having said that Win10 edition will become the focus with the Java edition being left behind more and more, how do you think this will impact forge?

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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2016, 09:20:33 am »
With Microsoft having announced a new "plugin system" written in JSON and having said that Win10 edition will become the focus with the Java edition being left behind more and more, how do you think this will impact forge?

Source? Such news would reach 1st page on google, can't really find it.

Also - there is NO WAY that any plugin written in JSON can reach level of actual modding using actual programming language - that is unless they would design or use external scripting language such as Nashorn engine for Java (which is actually JS in Java).
What it probably is about is support for JSON-based plugin-like elements such as blockstates we get now (probably custom entity models/animations in future).
« Last Edit: September 19, 2016, 09:24:12 am by Ernio »
1.7.10 is no longer supported by forge, you are on your own.

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Re: Microsoft buys Mojang/Minecraft ... FAQ for Forge Team/LexManos
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2016, 02:54:45 pm »
Source? Such news would reach 1st page on google, can't really find it.
It was in two Logdotzip videos. He went to talk with Microsoft about the future of Minecraft. They said that the plugin feature was going to come out in MC 1.11 at Minecon.

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEMvO8aM7Zg first then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1WGueUutsQ just the other day.

 

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