Mojang Considering Monthly Subscription Fee for Multiverse Mode in 0x10c

November 30, 2012 -

Recently Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson said that he was considering the possibility of charging a monthly fee for one game mode in his upcoming space-themed game 0x10c. The game will offer three modes, two of which would be free to play without a fee: Single Player and Multiplayer online or via LAN.

The third mode, Multiverse, is where Notch is still trying to figure out if a small fee should be charged by users who want to use it. The reason for charging a fee? The Multiverse mode would be an MMO style sort of play connecting thousands of users together on servers hosted by Mojang. Since each ship would require a generator to run, Notch is considering a fee on that.

On the plus side, only one person would have to pay that fee to run a ship but they would have the ability to invite other players onto their ship as a crew.

Notch also explained how constructing a ship might work in the game. Players will likely build a ship's external features first, and then organize various vital ship components inside for different layouts and options. Notch also said that the game will offer a mining component that players will use to gather resources to use as parts, but it will not work like it does in Minecraft.

Source: Joystiq


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Is this where I'm supposed to call him a sellout?

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Nah, I think when one of the core feature he promised, making a lot of people buy the game ahead of time was not implemented in years, not even at release and not even to this day, when he instead battled people implementing fixes on their own and then stole the code of the fixes, without acknowledgement and put it in his game, that, that was when you could start.

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What core feature would that be?  (I honestly haven't paid attention to anything Minecraft in years)

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Redoing the Map/Chunk Management twice to make it run better/properly, Upside down blocks, Pistons, semi-configurable map-gen (flatworld etc).

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There is a list, but the most commonly referred to is the modding api.

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I see.  Even when I was playing MC heavily, I never got into modding much beyond a texture pack here and there.  But I can see how that would be pretty obnoxious for the people who are into the modding scene.

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Especially since most features introduced after a certain point were either inspired by a mod or a rip-off (sometimes, directly ripping off the code.)

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I was always skeptical of the modding API ever being done.  The Forge team did such a fantasic job that there is little point of having an offical one at this point.

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That would be true had it not been for the fact that Forge breaks with every Minecraft update just like any other mod. Worse yet, any mod made for forge ALSO needs to be updated to work with the latest release of Minecraft. The mod API is supposed to put an end to all this but it has been long overdue and a lot of great mods end up being unusable and certain modders are probably fed up with constantly updating their stuff.

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But that happened a long time ago......

oh, I get it now!

 
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