Over 350,000 Minecraft fans sign petition to stop its annual mob vote and request more content be added
Minecraft players have started a petition to stop Mojang's annual mob vote, claiming that it highlights the slow addition of new content and "leaves fantastic ideas on the cutting room floor.”
- Minecraft developer Mojang has revealed the contestants for its yearly mob vote, in which players can vote on one of three mobs to be implemented in a future update, with the winner being revealed at Minecraft Live this weekend. This year's mobs include a penguin, a crab, and an armadillo, with all three appearing to be popular choices.
- Following the announcement of the mob selection, fans launched a petition urging Mojang to cancel the vote and all future competitions, claiming that this year's contains "three equally great options," revealing "a problem with the game's content release cycle." According to the petition, despite Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang in 2014, the studio has added less content than before, with mob votes leading to "fantastic ideas" never becoming a reality.
- The petition also claims that the voting process is "inherently flawed" as prominent figures in the scene, such as content creators, can use their fanbases to vote for the "least popular option for the joke of screwing over the other voters.”
- Fans are now demanding that Mojang release three mobs per year rather than a single vote option, citing the fact that mod creators have added mobs from previous years that have lost the vote for free in a short timeframe despite being unpaid. Over 350,000 fans have signed the petition as of the time of writing, with a new goal of 500,000 signatures.
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