zombiefan wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 10:28: Wow, Notch. I guess it's true: wealth and greed go hand-in-hand.
I don't think them offering server hosting is really greedy. It's hard to find a reliable server host for Minecraft at a reasonable price, and even harder to find an existing server that isn't filled with nightmarish douchebags. Especially for the younger players they seem to be trying to cater to here.
Minecraft has a lot of younger players who have to deal with a pretty abrasive community, or else play by themselves. Getting their own server with an easy-mode control panel and friend system would be really fantastic. Especially if it's only like $10 a month.
This isn't really targeted at people who run their own servers and are skilled enough to fix problems that arise. I have a Minecraft server with a custom mod pack of 70 mods and there's a new problem every day I have to hunt down.
Article suggests they will even be providing some safe mod options too.
Every time you preorder a game, you become part of the problem. Don't be part of the problem.