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The Command Block[edit]

The command block is a block given only by commands.It can be used filling large areas or making titles, etc.

It is showed in Minecraft: Story Mode to summon a wither storm.Cmbeebe (talk) 15:54, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

This is WP:GAMECRUFT an not appropriate for the article unless reliable sources cover it. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 15:58, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Could information on command blocks be included if it were to include reliable sources? Hookje (talk) 18:55, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Why ask the question when it's already be answered? -- ferret (talk) 19:06, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I am new to Wikipedia and don't fully grasp it yet. I was more or less asking if reliable sources was the only information missing, as I would like to make the change. Hookje (talk) 19:09, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Depends. It depends on how much of it there is and what sort of articles cover it. A list of game's blocks -- very likely not. Articles that cover update news -- likely not. Discussion of game's features with a mention -- probably not. A look at how the game uses redstone logic blocks -- may be. An article about how command blocks make custom maps -- likely. The point here is to include material proportional to its significance. It's hard to say without seeing the source first. Minecraft, as a game, is a very prominent subject with lots of sources. This means you see disproportionately many mentions of trivial details. WP:WAF advises to consider real-world implications and MOS:VG lists all the ways we shouldn't stray into details. We could theoretically source a lot, but we have to stop somewhere. Individual blocks is likely the limit, unless there really is significant sourcing. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 19:12, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the input, I will review related sources and determine if its importance is notable. I will add further on this within 7 days and hopefully get feedback. A note to add: the command block, although an individual block is a part of the redstone system as a whole. I'd like to highlight on "how the game uses redstone logic blocks" and "how command blocks make custom maps" as these two features continue to have an impact of significance on the game. Hookje (talk) 19:42, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 February 2019[edit]

Please change from Minecraft being released in 2011 to 2009 Rdhuihnhjasi (talk) 17:35, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Not done. @Rdhuihnhjasi: According to the home page of Official Minecraft Wiki, the game's official release was November 18, 2011. Development started in 2009, and pre-orders were collected in 2009, but the game was not released in 2009. ~Anachronist (talk) 18:21, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
To add, the official release of 1.0 was in 2011. Versions before that were betas. -- ferret (talk) 19:51, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Proposed change: add Nintendo Switch to list of supported Realms platforms[edit]


Information to be added or removed: Realms also supports the Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Kindle platforms.

Explanation of issue: Add Nintendo Switch to the above list of supported platforms.

References supporting change: https://minecraft.net/en-us/realms/faq/ Minecraft.net. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

HelenAngel (talk) 20:28, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

The COI editor did not mention where this change would be made, which would be to the last sentence of the Minecraft#Multiplayer section. The COI editor also failed to mention that adding this claim would require the portion of a preceding sentence in the same section to be omitted: "and Nintendo Switch support to come later in 2017". Note: Due to the similarity of my username and the subject of this claim, I will not make this edit myself, and ask other editors to apply it (if they see fit to do so). Thank you.  Spintendo  01:40, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@HelenAngel and Spintendo:  Done -- ferret (talk) 01:45, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request in Feb 2019[edit]

Please add this hat to the top of the page

76.102.7.183 (talk) 22:54, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

I don't believe anyone would confused the two games. ~Anachronist (talk) 22:58, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
I am not sure what other editors may think, but It could be confused with Minicraft.

Hookje (talk) 18:18, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Edit request 28 Feb 2019[edit]

Please include ghasts and zombie pigmen to the sentence discussing the nether world so the Ghast disambiguation page can link here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.162.90.162 (talk) 02:43, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

The problem with including these mentions is they are WP:GAMECRUFT/WP:GAMEGUIDE. Without context, these names don't mean anything to the reader. But explaining them is not the sort of detail Wikipedia goes into. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 11:02, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm not asking you to make a game guide. I'm asking you to enable a link to the article from a disambig page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.162.90.162 (talk) 05:06, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
What do you mean? Add a redirect/anchor to the Ghast mention on this page? ~ Dissident93 (talk) 05:38, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
I mean what I requested. I want the Ghast disambig page to link to this article, but some bumfk there keeps reverting it because the word Ghast isn't on this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.162.90.162 (talk) 21:52, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
They want to link Ghast DAB page to Minecraft. But that fails WP:DABMENTION. So they want a mention of "ghast" added to Minecraft. Which would fail MOS:VG, because we would need to explain it and we don't go into such gameplay detail. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 11:57, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
I would consider Ghast to be notable and would request Ghast to included, linked to Ghast (disambiguation), with a brief description of Ghast, such as "a weeping flying mob found in the nether" or something similar, and a picture to give context and meaning to the reader to relate the description and picture. Hookje (talk) 18:24, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
We don't link to disamb pages either way. There's nothing particularly notable about any minecraft creature other than the Creeper. -- ferret (talk) 18:31, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
No one is asking you to link to the disamb page. Someone is asking you to mention a video game creature to note that creatures are part of what makes the Nether environment different than the normal environment of the game. If you can't do that the edit request changes to outright remove the mention of the nether at all. You'll of course refuse to do that because it is actually important to the article and you'll move the goalposts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.162.90.162 (talk) 14:10, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Or, you can re-read Hookje's message, where they clearly did ask that it be linked to the disambiguation page. -- ferret (talk) 15:33, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 March 2019[edit]

Change "20188" to "2018" (Minecraft China). It is a spelling mistake. 188.69.212.76 (talk) 23:40, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

 Done —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 23:51, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Edit request 25 March 2019[edit]

Jreesebot (talk) 10:16 , 25 March 2019(EST)

On the cloning page it says, "After the release of Minecraft, some video games were released with various similarities with Minecraft, and some were called "clones" of the game. Examples include Ace of Spades, CastleMiner, CraftWorld, FortressCraft, Terraria, and Total Miner"

I think somewhere on this article it should mention that many people consider terraria a game inspired by minecraft, and not a minecraft clone. Jreesebot (talk) 14:19, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Secondary reliable sources call it a clone, but even if it was only "inspired", that's such a minor detail that the amount of text needed to call it out is unnecessary. -- ferret (talk) 14:54, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

The minecraft movie info[edit]

The minecraft movie has more info on https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/the-minecraft-movie-is-just-around-the-corner. The page should be edited. Waddlemarco (talk) 15:33, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. —KuyaBriBriTalk 17:30, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Minecraft movie plot[edit]

The Minecraft Movie has been revealed to be about a group of teenagers saving the Overworld from the Ender Dragon, as revealed in this blog post. Perhaps we should add some information about this in Minecraft#Adaptations?

Vkb123 (talk) 15:28, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

The entire Adaptations section is already about the film. And we don't need to add unnecessary details that appear only in blogs. ~Anachronist (talk) 20:32, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Add Goat Simulator to referenced games[edit]

One of Goat Simulators many game modes refers to Minecraft. https://goatsimulator.gamepedia.com/Builder_Goat_(Mutator) LeotheleopardNZ (talk) 07:40, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

So do many other games and other media. We need to have reliable sources, such as WP:VG/RS, discuss this to show that it's important or worthy enough of inclusion. Otherwise, we're just subjectively cherry-picking an ever-growing example list. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 07:43, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Minceraft easter egg[edit]

Minceraft is Minecraft easter egg. Please create easter egg section in Minecraft article and redirect Minceraft there.

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19:57, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

  • While it is an easter egg in the game, for Wikipedia purposes it's simply a misspelling that perhaps a child would be likely to make, and thus it should serve as a non-sectional redirect. Also, you shouldn't be using a table as a signature. I'm pretty sure that's not even allowed by guidelines either. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 20:06, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I would not necessarily oppose the creation of such a section if reliable sources exist for them that don't require original research and they can be treated encyclopedically, nor would I oppose a sectional redirect of the word to that section. (If, again, reliable sufficient-quality sources exist for the easter egg and it's not just material for Wikia.) That said, you seem to be fully able to make such a section yourself, and I agree in insisting you change your signature right now. See mine, for example. – John M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 06:23, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Looking on Google, there don't appear to be any non-Wiki/non-forum sources for easter eggs, so they should not be added to the article and the status quo should stay for now. – John M Wolfson (talkcontribs) 06:26, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Easter eggs are generally not notable unless they become culturally ingrained to some extent.--Megaman en m (talk) 19:58, 16 July 2019 (UTC)