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    Okay, this is starting to get a little personal (and those comments are getting removed, by the way), so let's focus on the "make minecraft free" part of this feedback, which is the actual idea/request/feedback.
    Thank you.

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    Your argument is that people would switch to Roblox and Minecraft loses money. But if they make it free they will lose even more money because they wouldn't get money from people getting minecraft.

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    they should make it cheaper. but not free!

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    superpowers04 commented
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    No they should make the game about 10-20 bucks or the price of bedrock not free or else

    1. they would lose money
    2. people who get banned on servers can easily get another account and play on said servers
    3. minecraft is well worth the money


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    AKAMIKAZEL commented
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    if they make it free they will lose even more money because they wouldn't get money from people getting minecraft and/or no more updates. we have been getting free updates for years. 27$ is cheep. 

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    Yeah even the creators of roblox would agree Minecraft shouldn't be free

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    AKAMIKAZEL commented
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    I would pay more for it. so, i'm glad it was a one time charge of 27$. i feel i got a great deal.

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    No, it's the opposite. Mojang will lose money if they make Minecraft free. Plus, you've probably spent more than $26.95 on Robux or whatever currency Roblox has.

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    RSRedstonier commented
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    Minecraft isn't losing money. Over 100k copies are sold every day.

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    egamer133 commented
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    Why? Why in the world would Minecraft free when tons of other games are 60 dollars, Minecraft is half the price, and it constantly gets updated. People aren't going to play Roblox because it's free, you see how much of an emphasis there is on monetizing the player in Roblox? Every single server you go on is super pay-to-win. And that is the main reason I don't play it.

    Making Minecraft free to play would be a horrible idea. If any version were to be cheaper it should be the Bedrock edition in my opinion simply because of the marketplace they have selling resource packs and other stuff. It also lacks some of the Java edition features and sometimes has slower development. But I'd say still say it should be 20 dollars to the BARE minimum for Bedrock. There are people working on that version too.
    Also, people aren't going to spend thousands of dollars on a PC, then not want to spend 30 dollars on a game, why would you pay over a thousand smackaroos if you're not willing to pony up 30 dollars for a game?

    This just seems like a classic case of "gimme free stuff please."

    In short the Minecraft devs need to be paid, especially since they're constantly updating the game, fixing bugs, adding stuff, they have realms (to be fair you have to pay for that though) and Minecon which is now free to watch, but I don't think that'd be insanely expensive to produce now. If Minecraft were to go Free to Play it would become a Pay to Win buggy mess like Roblox.

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    Supernova792 commented
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    I'd rather that only apply to Bedrock. It would kill Java to have to put Micro transactions into the game, paying for stuff is what keeps me away from Bedrock forever, well that and the younger player base

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    I bought it when it was $25 and that is cheep for a quality game. I have no regrets paying that much. If you can't afford that then maybe you should adjust your budget. I could sae $25 in less than a month if I adjusted my eating habits, less soda and less fast food. 

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    HextikStarKid commented
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    also, minecraft realms would likely be deleted, just like Tix in Roblox. it became free. people abuse the free trial.

    so minecraft realms trial would lose purpose.

    not to mention multiple usernames will be unavailable. and no one wants that.

    i know all you hate it when you have to put a 126 after your username

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    They would lose money if it was free because no one would be paying. Think of it like this: Would an unemployed person be earning money? Exactly.

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    iFi23 commented
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    So, your argument is that a person who spent >$1000 on a PC will decide to play very inferior Roblox to avoid paying $27? I am not convinced.

     

    Maybe the price of Minecraft is a bit high for what it's worth (which I genuinely don't think, especially since you can buy BE cheaper, but maybe my vision is skewed), but let me teach you some business.

    Step 1. Notch starts developing Minecraft as a passion project.

    Step 2. He starts charging people for it once it gets popular in order to be able to invest 100% of his time towards development.

    ...

    Step n. Minecraft is developed by two teams: one for Java edition, one for Bedrock.

    Step n+1. They keep adding new features. Why? Because

    Step n+2. New players might come, excited about new features.

     

    The only way Minecraft would be made free would be to stop developing it. Which no business would do, as you may notice most games remain outside the free to play shelf long after developers stop giving any attention towards developing it. Let's be happy Minecraft keeps getting new features and not demand developers' hard work for free.

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    TheMinerFan commented
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    It’s price is perfect for what it has right now 

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    Evan Bookout commented
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    I disagree completely. The Java edition may cost $26.95, but keep in mind that the Java edition doesn't have a marketplace, and is almost fully customizable via mods and resource pack, most of which are totally free! Minecraft Java Edition is a game with limitless possibility, which you can shape into anything you like with no expiration date. I think this is well-worth 27 dollars. If Minecraft were free then Mojang wouldn't have enough money from Java edition to make it the amazing game that it is, and they are being incredibly generous to us to give us the opportunity to play this wonderful game for as long as you like for just 27 dollars.

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    JayKayIsNeat commented
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    Games cost money, dawg.

    Otherwise they're crap like fortnite.

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    Jodie20885uk commented
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    I think it is a very reasonable price compared to the many games that are available today. If they make it free it would not be financially sustainable for them to maintain and update

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    Michael18751 commented
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    Then more hackers would appear on servers

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    RealSilence43 commented
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    No. They worked hard to make this game as democratic as a game can get. For the record, this is cheaper than most games other than mobile games. I strongly believe that 20$ is a generous offer. So I have to disagree completely on this one.

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    This is actually stupid, You do realize they need to pay their staff right? Roblox doesn't spend much money on devolopment so they can afford to be free.

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    Jason Chen commented
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    If Minecraft did become free, there should be a special version of it that does cost $26.95, because then it would be unfair to the people that did buy it before. Even if it only becomes cheaper, there should be some sort of compensation for paying more than other people for Minecraft. Let's say you bought something that costs $26.95, but later became free. You would be like, "Why in the world did I buy this?" But I still don't think it should really have a price change, because Minecraft has multiple things you can do, and you can do it for as long as you want because you can keep seeing new things and loading new worlds. If you say that Minecraft doesn't have enough content, you are also wrong, because you can still download mods which are as far as I know, free after you get Minecraft. I think $26.95 is a reasonable amount to pay for the quantity you get, and not having to pay for anything else in it. Also, having Minecraft free makes Minecraft lose more money than people switching to Roblox. Having Minecraft free also makes it so that hackers on servers can just keep on joining back on after being banned, because they can just get a new game, which I believe gives you a new IP. Minecraft has a lot more that you can do on games on the Wii-U and Nintendo Switch which mostly cost $60! Also, you don't need a "MASSIVE GAMING SETUP" to play, you literally just need a laptop or computer. The best part is that this page even exists! We are able to give feedback which helps the game get updated, and guess what? FOR FREE. Almost all games, cheaper or more expensive don't even have feedback, or even worse, look at the page, while there are active admins on this page.This is a horrible idea which you can tell from all of this evidence, which all counters your argument of players switching to Roblox and Minecraft losing money, so Minecraft should be free. (Which makes absolutely no sense at all) Especially with all of these comments giving you more different reasons of not making Minecraft free. 

    Peace!

     

    Ah my fingers hurt.

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    James Vaughan commented
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    If minecraft was free how would mojang make money?

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    TravelByTrain commented
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    It is posts like this that make me disappointed that there is not a downvote system and never will be.

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    This honestly needs to be deleted. I don’t think you understand that they need to make money to update their game. Plus after you download the PC version of Minecraft, You have access to mods, Shaders and a bunch of other things. Instead they should make the bedrock edition cheaper, I think this is fair because we don’t have as many features as Java Edition does, And we usually have to wait months before getting it.

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    If someone buys a massive gaming setup, they clearly have some source of income. They can just save up for a Minecraft account. Any other arguments?

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    Trenix90 commented
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    So someone can buy a massive gaming setup, but can't afford a $26.95 game? I remember buying games for $60.00. This is why games nowadays are early access, prone with bugs, and often are abandoned. Support your game developers and stop asking for free stuff as if you're entitled for it. Remember, people had to build this game, fix it's bugs, and continue to develop it. This is why it costs $26.95. Be happy that it's not $60 like games used to be.

    Roblox is also nothing like Minecraft, not even remotely a replacement.

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    Calev Berger commented
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    Free games have these 3 things: minor income, ads and in-app purchases. Games that are free have smaller updates. If Minecraft was free, it would lose money. Plus, we don't want to spend $500.99 on a currency nor do we want to add a 126 to our name just so we can use it. Once you get Minecraft, you have *FREE* access to what makes the game better and you don't need a huge gaming setup because Minecraft can run on a $30 laptop. So I conclude, no, no, no and just outright NO.

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    MrGamingplan commented
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    Ha ha... No... Just no, the games price is fine.