I was one of the people that was skeptical about the new minecraft Bedrock Edition. While the game itself is rather exceptional, it's the lack of various features present for all players in other editions (especially java) that sadly lower the quality of the game. Not to mention, it looks like you are attempting to transition people from java to this game; if you want to do that, you are going to have to keep and implement many of the features from java into bedrock. Believe me, I can understand how much effort goes into programming a game, especially since I've tried before to make a few single-handedly; however, various features available in the marketplace make me question how much effort is going into keeping minecraft as a creative game versus just trying to milk the game for money. While as a business, you have every right to do whatever you wish the game (as long as it is legal), minecraft bedrock edition seems to be falling away from being a creative player experience and turning into a money-maker. Development of maps, skins, and other things are not fully available to the creative players from java but rather are only available to various businesses who enter into a partnership with Mojang. I'm not saying that everyone should have access to put things on the marketplace, since that would be disastrous; I'm saying that those who enjoy making or playing special games and maps for themselves shouldn't have to buy them or enter into a legal contract with mojang to publish them online for others to use. Encourage players to get creative and put things online for others to use and play, but keep the marketplace for master developers to let their skills shine and make some money for it. To do this, give general players the fuller features of NBT, the features of older minecraft editions, scoreboard commands, and other modifications (perhaps a development kit) to give general players the ability to create the crazy maps without a partnership (the betas and add-ons have led me to believe you are working to add some of these features, which is good). Please, by all means, do the same with the modding api, that way people don't have to pay $20 in addition to the $30 to get the game in order to play a modpack they could set up themselves, but the option is there for the top-gear developers to sell their stuff. People who want to develop and give free open-source access to their mods or maps should be able to provide it to others and not have to sell it. I would exhibit extra care to put this ability into the Xbox console, since it could open the possibility for someone to open a backdoor into the console itself, which would be completely inappropriate; nonetheless, this should not discourage the implementation of these features.
In short, please give all developers access to display their creativity with much better development tools without having to enter a legally binding contract with Mojang and leave in the marketplace for expert developers to make even better maps. Make Minecraft a game about more creativity again instead of a way to make money.
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