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A Serious Critique of Minecraft's Crafting System

When I called Minecraft out for its crafting system in my last video, I was met with some backlash. Of course, this is expected, because people love Minecraft almost as much as I love an inconsistent upload schedule. But after reading the comments, people were actually bringing up good points, so I decided to set my pride aside and rethink my argument.
Now let’s get one thing clear-I hate crafting in video games. In many games, crafting is like my haircut in quarantine: outdated, shitty, and more of a nuisance than anything. If you want to know why I think this, again, I have a whole video on it that you should check out. But perhaps I overlooked something in Minecraft. I mean, in many ways, the game is an anomaly, an independently published, pixelated game that somehow overtook the world in just a few short years, defined a generation of childhoods, and remains popular, against all odds, to this day.
So, I gritted my teeth, and bravely hopped back into the world of Minecraft.

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  1. Meraki

    Meraki

    9 ай мурун

    fun fact: i look at my script 1726389228 times during this video!

    • Xavier P

      Xavier P

      Күн мурун

      You going to upload soon?

    • Cody Derrick

      Cody Derrick

      Ай мурун

      Dont know if anyone cares at all but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my girl friends Instagram password using Instapwn. Cant link here so search for it on google enjoy!

    • Evo Watches

      Evo Watches

      2 ай мурун

      Zelda music in a Minecraft video?

    • Tofoo

      Tofoo

      2 ай мурун

      Where did you go missing ;(

    • N Ow

      N Ow

      2 ай мурун

      Where did u go for 6 months I started binging but now I’m out of videos 😔

  2. Zack

    Zack

    9 саат мурун

    Come back what the hell did you go

  3. Video Commenter

    Video Commenter

    Күн мурун

    What shaders are you using

  4. Person Of Me

    Person Of Me

    3 күн мурун

    You should talk about console edition Minecraft! It’s been abandoned from even talked about for a year

  5. Westled

    Westled

    6 күн мурун

    this channel is underrated please upload more

  6. Sebastian Uhre

    Sebastian Uhre

    7 күн мурун

    Please check out a game called The Talos Principle. It got amazing atmosphere and soundtrack. I would love to se someone make a video about how amazing that game is.

  7. David Pinter

    David Pinter

    14 күн мурун

    Minecrafts crafting feels like your actually crafting with its recipes, like actually placing items in a correct order to make something, unlike alot of other crafting systems in games, where you just gather stuff and just press craft. Minecraft tho on other hand, you have to actually put items in the right order to make something and you actually have to collect it after crafting. Its over all a superior crafting system.

  8. Kartoffel King

    Kartoffel King

    17 күн мурун

    Have you forgotten your password?

  9. M Morgan

    M Morgan

    17 күн мурун

    Can you make a video on how you got that awesome looking Minecraft or is that someone else clips?

    • Westled

      Westled

      7 күн мурун

      it is shaders its a mod

  10. Ian Riccillo

    Ian Riccillo

    18 күн мурун

    Music at 4:10?

    • Le frogg

      Le frogg

      15 күн мурун

      it a remix of a zelda song but i cant remember the name of it Edit: its a remix of this: kgkey.info/block/pHt1at-lrcSLpHo/video.html dunno the specific remix however

  11. GlitchyPixel

    GlitchyPixel

    19 күн мурун

    Where have you gone, dude?

  12. Δημήτρης Καρακόζοβ

    Δημήτρης Καρακόζοβ

    21 күн мурун

    Όπα ρε Έλληνας είσαι?

  13. meli

    meli

    27 күн мурун

    merakiiii where did you go :(

    • Jacky Boi

      Jacky Boi

      19 күн мурун

      I miss him

  14. Vysakh Venugopal

    Vysakh Venugopal

    Ай мурун

    You earned my sub through this video, but more importantly you earned my respect. This is a very well put together video, and the concluding statement you came up with , entails all the necessary details. Loved the video, keep it up👍

  15. Yubashiri X

    Yubashiri X

    Ай мурун

    which shader are you using?

  16. TheCheeseCookie

    TheCheeseCookie

    Ай мурун

    Plz upload

  17. Tional Man

    Tional Man

    Ай мурун

    bro where you at we need you back ;((((((((

  18. Aiden Jarrell

    Aiden Jarrell

    Ай мурун

    This video was great, I love your videos and I wish you great success in the future

  19. Bylsi

    Bylsi

    Ай мурун

    come back

  20. Danu:VIP

    Danu:VIP

    Ай мурун

    Hey Meraki, I'm nervous because you haven't done anything since July 2020, you weren't available on any social media, and I'm worried, I found your channel 4/5 months ago thanks to the algorithm because I explicitly went to Wii Sports Resort I was looking for. I hope that you are well in your health please give us a sign of life so that we can take our fear away, I hope we haven't seen your last video, please come back and you don't have to do one of these fantastic videos and it's enough if you (doing a vlog through your living room saying that you are fine) just please give us a sign of life. I think your videos stand out from the crowd and like many others I would look forward to more and I bet I'm not the only one who is so worried about your life, and if someone has really trustworthy information about him, how his health is, please answer me. with this you help me and many others on the Internet who are also wondering where Meraki is. Meraki, if you see this, I am also known by the name (Danu).

    • Danu:VIP

      Danu:VIP

      Ай мурун

      ​@Meraki hey man it's great to hear from you and I'm glad you are fine, looking forward you will get it! I believe in you! And dont forget: There is no pressure on you to make videos

    • Meraki

      Meraki

      Ай мурун

      hi! i’m okay, just struggling through my last year of college and solidifying a real job! too busy for youtube at the moment, which sucks :(

  21. Jonathan Sauceda

    Jonathan Sauceda

    Ай мурун

    Press the stupid little green book you brainlet

  22. Eduardo Peña Ruiz

    Eduardo Peña Ruiz

    Ай мурун

    plz come back

  23. ohSiinq

    ohSiinq

    Ай мурун

    Meraki come back please!! I miss seeing your beautiful face!!

  24. Yablu

    Yablu

    Ай мурун

    Your videos are the only ones where I don't feel a need to fast forward 5s fifteen times

  25. Lukas Sprehn

    Lukas Sprehn

    Ай мурун

    I dislike games without crafting if they're survival games.

  26. WORTEL MACHINE

    WORTEL MACHINE

    Ай мурун

    69

  27. zeremess

    zeremess

    2 ай мурун

    Hey man. You've been missing. I just wanted to let you know that your name, "Meraki" means "soft and passionate love" in my home laungage, Greek.

  28. Ham Sandvich

    Ham Sandvich

    2 ай мурун

    My mans really calling out dwarf fortress, huh?

  29. nikl

    nikl

    2 ай мурун

    Yes I totally agree, the crafting system is Minecraft is great and very crucial to the game! What is your favourite tool in Minecraft? Nice video.

  30. Qwoski

    Qwoski

    2 ай мурун

    omg your outros just bop!

  31. Brady Prince

    Brady Prince

    2 ай мурун

    This is going to get recommended in a few days give or take.

  32. Magnm

    Magnm

    2 ай мурун

    "every single block is gatherable for use" *saddle laughs in pain*

    • TRU TNT

      TRU TNT

      2 ай мурун

      @Magnm enchanted golden Apple too

    • Magnm

      Magnm

      2 ай мурун

      @TRU TNT yup

    • TRU TNT

      TRU TNT

      2 ай мурун

      Also we can only craft leather horse armour not other ones

  33. N Ow

    N Ow

    2 ай мурун

    Where did he go I ran out of his vids to watch 😔

    • Danu:VIP

      Danu:VIP

      Ай мурун

      Same

  34. Zeno

    Zeno

    2 ай мурун

    Looks like he forgot his youtube password

  35. Baumichkeit

    Baumichkeit

    3 ай мурун

    Crafting in mc is fine but in the endgame it gets annoying when you (have) to craft thousands of items

    • Baumichkeit

      Baumichkeit

      3 ай мурун

      just make an auto crafting table

  36. RealDripChicken

    RealDripChicken

    3 ай мурун

    Ples come back

  37. RealDripChicken

    RealDripChicken

    3 ай мурун

    Ples upload big sed

  38. ThatRipOff

    ThatRipOff

    3 ай мурун

    Very nice. Minecraft is a weird game and found much of its success from implementing traditional mechanics in nontraditional, weird ways that perfectly fit together. Crafting in most games is the big suck, but in Minecraft, *it just works.*

  39. Tatnohead ._.

    Tatnohead ._.

    3 ай мурун

    Y u ded

  40. ASAD

    ASAD

    3 ай мурун

    I wish there were more channels like you

  41. Seth Soriano

    Seth Soriano

    3 ай мурун

    2:20 - xD

  42. Razor

    Razor

    3 ай мурун

    epic youtuber

  43. Randomperson

    Randomperson

    3 ай мурун

    I was playing minecraft when the creeper jumpscare happened. I think my heart has stopped.

  44. Young Jellyfish

    Young Jellyfish

    3 ай мурун

    While I do love Minecraft's crafting system overall, and it is one of the best crafting-based systems out there, I gotta say that some of the crafting recipes would be way better if they were updated to make more sense and become more consistent. For example, to make a staircase, it requires 6 blocks, but you only get 4 staircase blocks. That makes no sense because logically, wouldn't 4 staircases take up less mass than 6 blocks??? It would make more sense to have the crafting recipe only require 3 blocks. Then there are inconsistencies where there is a pattern put into place, but then one specific item does not follow that pattern. There are stone bricks, stone brick stairs, stone brick walls, and stone brick slabs, and then there are bricks, brick stairs, brick walls, brick slabs, and etc. This pattern is allowed for every brick variant, EXCEPT for quartz brick. For some odd reason, there are no quartz brick slabs, quartz brick walls, or quartz brick stairs. It's honestly a shame because quartz bricks have such a cool texture. And finally, there are items that have barely any use (or a niche use that a majority of people don't care about) OR items that take more time to get than what they are worth for the average casual player. Certain items like rotten flesh, ink sacs, emeralds, bowls, sponges, daylight sensors, chainmail armor, fletching tables, and many more items have the potential to be really cool if they had been given a use OR if they were easier to find/make. (there are more items that I think are useless, but these are slightly more controversial since some people will argue that end rods, scaffolding, rabbit, pufferfish, and mushrooms could be useful, but in my opinion, they need more of a purpose.) If these items had more uses, think about all of the different and cool recipes or cool creations that could be made!! If chainmail armor was craftable then it would actually be an interesting mid-point between leather and iron, and if fletching tables had a use, then loads of cool arrows and bows could be made, and if emeralds had more use than JUST trading.

  45. Hansel Finn

    Hansel Finn

    3 ай мурун

    I know that the upload schedule is a mess but Jesus 6 months already past

    • Tional Man

      Tional Man

      3 ай мурун

      bro i miss meraki 🥲🥲🥲

  46. Thomas Sabin N39 8c

    Thomas Sabin N39 8c

    3 ай мурун

    hi, i miss your videos :(

  47. Jared Peter F. Diaz

    Jared Peter F. Diaz

    3 ай мурун

    how is this version better looking than mine?

    • Fireghost 000

      Fireghost 000

      3 ай мурун

      He is using shaders.

  48. Benjamin Castillo

    Benjamin Castillo

    3 ай мурун

    why did you stop making videos? we miss them!

  49. tinypaul222

    tinypaul222

    3 ай мурун

    are you dead?

  50. YOUNAASS

    YOUNAASS

    3 ай мурун

    yo

  51. GeneralPineapple

    GeneralPineapple

    3 ай мурун

    Your voice is super soothing

  52. Andersson Dyke

    Andersson Dyke

    3 ай мурун

    Wait...this was his last upload. What happened? Is he okay? Did something happen?

  53. Simonus

    Simonus

    3 ай мурун

    Without crafting Minecraft would have been quite literally just (a) cavegame.

    • Daniel Roscoe

      Daniel Roscoe

      3 ай мурун

      @Avocado Emmy craft

    • Avocado Emmy

      Avocado Emmy

      3 ай мурун

      mine

  54. EgamerSMK

    EgamerSMK

    3 ай мурун

    sometimes i hope i would,ve started playing minecraft not knowing anything about it and having to learn it all, unfortunately its too late for that

  55. mayor koopbob

    mayor koopbob

    3 ай мурун

    i want shaders like yours but i dont think my computer will be able to handle it

  56. Cluezy

    Cluezy

    3 ай мурун

    Hi meraki hope your 2021 is going well

  57. nerdhead

    nerdhead

    3 ай мурун

    this guy looks like robbie from cobra kai

    • tinypaul222

      tinypaul222

      3 ай мурун

      someone shares my opinion lol

  58. Laje

    Laje

    3 ай мурун

    Can someone tell me the shaders he is using?

    • Gautam Warrier

      Gautam Warrier

      3 ай мурун

      I'm guessing bsl shaders

  59. MarcoHERE!

    MarcoHERE!

    3 ай мурун

    holy fuck, just the sheer amount of work and love you have put in these videos just explodes my mind. i never really liked high quality videos, but you took the format and made it feel homemade, comfortable. loved it, will be something to look back at and take inspiration from, because this is literally the thing i was looking to make myself. o7

    • hi

      hi

      3 ай мурун

      i know, i just love it

  60. Supiferous

    Supiferous

    3 ай мурун

    I love listening to you talk. Just upload videos of you talking please lol I realised after I posted this I was asking for the exact thing you do sorry What I meant was I really like your voice and its relaxing like listening to a close friend talk to me. I wouldn't care if you literally just ramble for an hour in an off topic video. You're fun to listen to.

    • hi

      hi

      3 ай мурун

      his voice is so calming tbh

  61. Geo The Leo

    Geo The Leo

    3 ай мурун

    🤣😂🤣

    • hi

      hi

      3 ай мурун

      @Geo The Leo ahh i see lol

    • Geo The Leo

      Geo The Leo

      3 ай мурун

      @hi the video is just so funny.. and I don’t like crafting too

    • hi

      hi

      3 ай мурун

      lol whats so funny?

  62. Vinh Tran

    Vinh Tran

    3 ай мурун

    In some games there is something called skill level, you need the “skill level” to craft something even if you already know how to craft it

    • Vinh Tran

      Vinh Tran

      3 ай мурун

      That is stupid to me

  63. Enzito

    Enzito

    3 ай мурун

    Miss your uploads man, hope you are well and safe!

    • hi

      hi

      3 ай мурун

      i miss him too, i just hope he's doing okay

  64. Tranq_

    Tranq_

    3 ай мурун

    You’re a totally underrated channel. The editing is smooth, the script flows really well, the jokes are on points, and it provokes thought! I hope you blow up soon!

    • Andy Ofcourse

      Andy Ofcourse

      11 күн мурун

      Wow he wants him to die!

  65. Doodle Hobbo

    Doodle Hobbo

    3 ай мурун

    Can you make a video of How Toby Fox's music a genius. If you don't want to do to it that's ok

    • Andersson Dyke

      Andersson Dyke

      3 ай мурун

      YES FOR UNDERTALE! (I think...)

  66. K9ine

    K9ine

    3 ай мурун

    why u take so long for vid?

    • Avocado Emmy

      Avocado Emmy

      3 ай мурун

      Sometimes people have better things to do

  67. MK4000

    MK4000

    3 ай мурун

    You REALLY want to appreciate the base minecraft crafting system? Install the GregTech mod =D

  68. Quantum Magnus

    Quantum Magnus

    3 ай мурун

    “...or the recipe book if you don’t have a brain.” ...or if you’re on a controller where the cursor controls are *JANK*

  69. Fanciest Frame3

    Fanciest Frame3

    3 ай мурун

    I just discovered your channel and let me tell you that I absolutely love the way you make your content. I really enjoyed watching both this and the "Crafting in Video Games SUCKS" one (since they're related lol) and really hope you keep making awesome content like this (Take your time tho)

    • Jake Groves

      Jake Groves

      3 ай мурун

      I think he followed your advice to take his time, considering that he hasn’t uploaded in 6 months

  70. meat

    meat

    3 ай мурун

    YOUR CONTENT IS SO FUCKING GOOD GODDAMN

  71. Ethan Ellefson

    Ethan Ellefson

    4 ай мурун

    you are very good at explaining

  72. Caramel Craft

    Caramel Craft

    4 ай мурун

    2:31 What shader?

  73. world wide west

    world wide west

    4 ай мурун

    I'm getting a saxophone soon and I'm definitely going to try and learn Sweden on it. Hope to make a passionate cover with that jazzy funky growling in it. That being said, that is getting ahead of myself by many months at the least.

  74. Noah Bennett

    Noah Bennett

    4 ай мурун

    where did you go?

  75. Walker Krause

    Walker Krause

    4 ай мурун

    I agree with most points but can’t think of any other system

  76. Greg Greg

    Greg Greg

    4 ай мурун

    4:33 that enderman appeared in the most cinematic way possible; it was mysterious; coordinated; elegant; it was perfect. but yes, it also kinda looks like it teleported the wrong way around.

  77. bweezeh

    bweezeh

    4 ай мурун

    MERAKI WE NEED MORE UPLOADS

  78. Ethan Sandum

    Ethan Sandum

    4 ай мурун

    When are you coming back I really enjoy your videos

  79. Just_a_normal_gamer

    Just_a_normal_gamer

    4 ай мурун

    bro, where you at? we haven't seen you in 5 months

  80. Dr KEYZ

    Dr KEYZ

    4 ай мурун

    Come back :(

  81. Kade Bethers

    Kade Bethers

    4 ай мурун

    Hey man you still making videos?

  82. Affe Lito

    Affe Lito

    4 ай мурун

    Where are you

  83. BabaBeanis

    BabaBeanis

    4 ай мурун

    PLEASE upload more. I just started watching your videos and I subbed immediately. Your schedule may not match 1,000,000 subscribers but your video quality sure as hell does. 👌

  84. Ethan

    Ethan

    4 ай мурун

    You sir, have one of the most incredible KGkey Channels I have stumbled across in a LONGGG time

    • hi

      hi

      4 ай мурун

      @Dr KEYZ he will, it's just we don't know when

    • Dr KEYZ

      Dr KEYZ

      4 ай мурун

      @hi I hope he does.

    • hi

      hi

      4 ай мурун

      agreed hopefully he comes back soon

  85. JC

    JC

    4 ай мурун

    I find the crafting system and game mechanics a bit strange. They're good, but far from perfect. For a lot of items, you can't get the recipe until you happen to have found the block(s) you need, so when I was playing, it often just meant that I had to google for a recipe: I know I need to make this item, what materials do I need? Eventually you could find all the recipes by chance, but that could take an extremely long time, and mean finding a huge amount of different biomes and mobs. Other things in the game like taming animals are never explained, and you either need to guess, or again, refer to google. Same for how to gather certain blocks, like leaves or vines. This is never explained, and I guess once you know the answer it makes sense, but for some of them, I don't know if I would have found the answer on my own. Likewise, you may get a recipe for a new item, but then have no idea what it does or how to use it. I only found out very recently that you can cook food on a campfire. I had always thought you could only do this in a furnace. I had never thought to try placing food items on a fire since my assumption would be that I'd be throwing the food into the fire (to destroy it). Again, Minecraft is just... weird in many aspects.

  86. Blown Creation s

    Blown Creation s

    4 ай мурун

    you look like gibi asmr lol

  87. ceece

    ceece

    4 ай мурун

    9:38 Me, a Brit: The fuck's a pledge of allegiance?

  88. RyanButCooler

    RyanButCooler

    4 ай мурун

    I love this channel

    • hi

      hi

      4 ай мурун

      samee :>

  89. Penta

    Penta

    5 ай мурун

    new video when?

  90. bluesillybeard2 bczhefgthspswd

    bluesillybeard2 bczhefgthspswd

    5 ай мурун

    every week, I discover and subscribe to about 3 youtube channels. I am currently subbed to 165 channels, though there used to be many more before KGkey removed about 50 of them due to me not watching their videos. This channel in particular stands out in that sea of channels; it's somewhat unique, interesting to watch, and is very high quality. (Plus, it will help me design my minecraft "improvement" that I might be working on in the next few years)

  91. Jacksurf

    Jacksurf

    5 ай мурун

    Do a video about terraria!

  92. Isaiah

    Isaiah

    5 ай мурун

    dude i legit got scared by the creeper...

  93. Oliver Moore

    Oliver Moore

    5 ай мурун

    "I wouldn't be a good youtuber if I told you the verdict at the start." No, you would be the best youtuber

  94. Lil Laner

    Lil Laner

    5 ай мурун

    COME BACK MY DUDE I NEED UR VIDEOS IM SAD WITHOUT THEM

  95. Knapik

    Knapik

    5 ай мурун

    Why tf is he so handsome??

    • Avocado Emmy

      Avocado Emmy

      3 ай мурун

      I was waiting for someone to say that like damn

    • hi

      hi

      4 ай мурун

      lol because yes

  96. DeniBeatz

    DeniBeatz

    5 ай мурун

    Bro you should make a part two of the minecraft music, new songs were made for nether and end :D And with your calm voice it could be awesome :D

  97. France_is_not_real

    France_is_not_real

    5 ай мурун

    I love the crafting in Terraria. I just think it's so much more smooth and makes more sense than Minecraft's. For instance, in Terraria you need an anvil to make a piece of armour, which in my eyes is logical, but in Minecraft, you can put it together on a wooden box with your bare hands. I think Minecraft should make more use of the furnace and the anvil.

  98. The Real Rayman

    The Real Rayman

    5 ай мурун

    I've never built a house... at least something that isnt a 5x3x5 hole somewhere about y 30

  99. Declan Cooper

    Declan Cooper

    5 ай мурун

    great vid! what shaders do you use?

  100. flying

    flying

    5 ай мурун

    the terraria clip made me dance