The Spawn Chunks 051: Don’t Call It A Comeback
Jonny and Joel talk about big farming tools, submitting bugs to Mojang through JIRA, and discus the recent mainstream attention Minecraft is getting in the gaming community.
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FROM: Izaac T.
I was listening to the episode about “the grind” and I wanted to write in with my two cents.
There are a couple of reasons I do the grind. One; the bragging rights. My friends and I like to see who can dig a bigger hole, plant the most crops or level the biggest mountain. The second reason; the resources and the projects that come with gathering them. For example, when you level a mountain, you need bulk storage for stone, dirt, etc. Then you can use those materials for terraforming or scaffolding. A player can “grind” on a project out for hours and hours and as long as you find it fun and fulfilling, keep up the grind!
And finally the best reason to grind is to of course have time to listen to The Spawn Chunks! Ha!
Thank you for your time and keep up the good work!
My name is Skye and I’ve been listening to your podcast since episode 40 or so. I actually found it through the Hermitcraft Recap, and am currently binging my way through them all.
I’m not sure if you have noticed but some bigger youtubers have started to play Minecraft, – Most notably PewDiePie and JackSepticEye – and they seem to be thoroughly enjoying their experiences with it. In fact I was recently watching jack play it and he seemed really invested in it and protecting his dog.
You mentioned in one of your previous episodes how you miss the naive-ness of new players. For example JackSepticEye got really excited when he found out that potatoes were in the game. He’s Irish. Who can blame him?.
What do you think about all of these bigger Youtubers playing Minecraft?
Do you think it is good for the community and the game in general?
Thanks for making this really awesome podcast and keep up the hard work!
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Don’t Call It A Comeback
“Minecraft, it should be noted, has quietly been dominating video games this entire time[…] But things are changing in 2019. Minecraft’s dominance is no longer out of sight from the mainstream.”
“It’s become a running joke, even, that Fortnite channels are pivoting to Minecraft as interest in the battle royale genre seems to be decreasing on social media.”
“…the game has managed to maintain interest through updates and increased ways engage with its world. Augmented-reality game Minecraft Earth, which is currently in beta, seems to be the only thing capable of putting up a fight against Pokémon Go. Minecraft Dungeons, also announced this year, will bring a Diablo-like experience to a younger audience.”
- Minecraft is having a big comeback in 2019 (Polygon)
- “It’s had a dip in how much the mainstream was talking about it…” (@Marc_IRL / Marc Watson on Twitter)