The biggest takeaway from the Mojang sale is in Notch’s letter: being an icon to gamers means either losing yourself or your creation.
Phil Fish chose to lose his creation and company rather than deal with gamers. Now, Notch is doing the same. That is the smart/right choice.
Until we can fix something at a larger, community level, this toxic “gamer” environment will continue to drive out our best creators.
Minecraft is to many gamers today what Nintendo was to my generation of the 80’s/90’s. And Miyamoto just sold off his Mario & Zelda.
He didn’t sell it for the money. He sold it to escape from us & our community. We need to realize that and address it before we lose others.
(the above was reposted from my Twitter acct)