Minecraft has changed a lot. And I mean that in two ways. One, Minecraft has changed the gaming world. It has proven that graphics aren’t the essential piece in a video game, it is entertainment value. It has changed the way that I spend my weekends. It has made this blog.
Two, Minecraft in itself has changed. Minecraft was first introduced to the world in May 2009 when it hit Classic. Indev followed, and then Infdev. Alpha was released in June 2010. Beta was released in December 2010 and it would stay Beta for almost a year. While Notch and company worked out the details with the game to make it amazing, more and more people started playing it and became addicted.
I started playing Minecraft during the Beta days. Although, I didn’t buy the game. For a while, I just played Classic. It was in my Journalism 2 class that I heard of Minecraft for the very first time. One of the students in the class wanted to do a story on it for our online newspaper. So I saw him playing the game in class for the story and I thought it looked really cool. Of course he was just playing the Classic version but the simplicity and the freedom of the game made me want to play it.
I went home, went to minecraft.net, and played for the first time.
I built multiple castles, towers, etc. I even built a coliseum which I will admit took a long time to build and I was quite proud of. I built a memorial island to LOST, the greatest show of all time. I built a hatch, a swan logo, the barracks, the lighthouse, and the four toed statue. Although, after a while, I ran out of things to build. There were limited items to build with in Classic. And so, my love of Minecraft soon died.
Many months after this, I started watching the Yogscast Minecraft videos. And with that, my love of Minecraft returned. It was at this point, that I bought Minecraft, just a couple weeks before the official release of Minecraft.