Minecraft stating they don’t want to split community with NFTs. Releases Amiibos to split community

In light of recent events with NFTs Minecraft stated :
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“Each of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies creates digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together. NFTs are not inclusive of all our community and create a scenario of the haves and the have-nots.”

So here are their own Amiibos which are totally not splitting community of those of who “haves and the have-nots”
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Amiibos are collectibles based on physical scarcity allowing you to link them with your account to gain
some game specific functions.
Amiibos are essentially what NFTs are doing, only purely in physical form.

So my question is, where do I receive my free MC amiibo ?

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23 thoughts on “Minecraft stating they don’t want to split community with NFTs. Releases Amiibos to split community”

  1. Lol doesnt Minecraft only give capes to people who visits Minecon? Back in 2013 I really wanted a cape but lived half way across the world where Minecon normally takes place so there was no way for me to get a cape unless I could convince my parents to fly me to Minecon lmao. So much for creative inclusion and all that

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  2. OP either has no clue what their talking about or are just butthurt that Minecraft didn’t want NFTs (and any potential shady stuff) getting involved in a kids game (which is pretty reasonable currently).

    Amiibos have been around a long time and as far as I know have never “split the community”. Their just figures you can buy that when you connect them to Nintendo devices will have the figure “pop up” in their games.

    Amiibos are also a Nintendo product and this Minecraft one was released because “Steve” from Minecraft was in a Nintendo game (Super Smash Brothers Ultimate). Pretty sure when Mojang made the agreement for letting their character be included in the game they allowed Nintendo to make products like this. (All would have happened way before they announced no NFTs in Minecraft).

    This post reads just as ignorant as most of the crypto bashing I see where the writer is just making shit up to be mad about.

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  3. Those amiibos will probably be for super smash bros ultimate from Nintendo, Microsoft might not have had any say regarding this, still their reason for banning NFTs is stupid

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  4. We all know “NFTs” are out of vogue and divisive in the gaming community.

    Skins and paid adds on are fine. This is just combing several ideas to make money.

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  5. There is absolutely no point for these traditional game companies to implement NFTs into their products. Not from a technical perspective, and totally not as an in-game product. This usecase is a perfect example for a bubbly concept made on crypto island.

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  6. People don’t want NFT. They are okay missing out. At least an Amiibo can sit on a shelf. My NFTs all just fall over, the 1s and 0s just don’t hold up well outside of a computer. Digital snake oil that does nothing but cost money to make a smarter man richer. But no you persist with your belief that NFT just isn’t in vogue this season. Blimey.

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  7. > which does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together

    This would work flawlessly with EA Sports

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  8. Microsoft is obviously going to release their own “NFT” platform. It’s just nowhere near ready, will be extremely inefficient and fraught with bugs when released, and will be a complete money-grabbing rip-off.

    They are just trying to look edgy now by saying they are not into NFTs.

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