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Posted by Kizzycocoa on Sep 22nd, 2011

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Now on to more MineCon swag… For the first time ever, Mojang will be giving Minecraft Cloaks to all MineCon attendees! You’ll receive your cloak before MineCon and be able to keep it even after the event is over.

We have made a few suggestions for cloak designs and we need your help deciding on the official cloak. Voting ends Monday, September 26th. Cast your vote here.

(Mojang blog link)

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Kizzycocoa Sep 22 2011 says:

I am fuming. This is the most infuriating thing ever.

I've always wanted cloaks to be public. But now, I see it's going to be some TF2 hat thing. I LOATHE that. and the exclusive capes and that system, I hate that whole concept.

I am going to be getting a cape mod, that's for sure. I for one am really annoyed at this commercialisation of the tiniest little thing that stops total character customisation. Screw that.

Still, I guess it's good that the minecon people will get more things. I will however be getting a cape through modding, regardless of the decisions of mojang.

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GmansFan Sep 22 2011 buried:


Ya, where are our capes? I mean, come on. Really? You gonna pull a Bethesda on us next and release software that barely works. Whoops, too late.

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Darthnerdster Sep 22 2011 replied:

@GmansFan wow entitled much? Honestly I love the idea of the people who go out of their way to support a game we all love to getting something more. It is less that they pay for their capes and more of a thank you from mojang for going out and showing their fandom. Honestly when I saw your comment I was aghast that someone would not only feel cheated but then made a uncalled for passive aggressive remark twords mojang for releasing the newest update with a few bugs, when the purpose was to give players something new to have fun with. And honestly its a cape is it such a crime not to have one? I mean at least Kizzycocoa had a solution to his problem, all i hear from you is strait up self centered entitlement.

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Aquilia Sep 23 2011 replied:

1. Find a dictionary
2. Look up the word "Beta" in the context of games.
3. ????
4. Profit.

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theM3nace Sep 23 2011 replied:

Lol, when you buy a beta you get a beta

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Akalonor Sep 25 2011 replied:

Bethesda has released some of the most successful and best(imo) games to date, their software doesn't "barely work"

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Mr.Nuke Sep 22 2011 replied:

Well if they released capes publicly everyone one would be running around with them. And that would be really dumb. I know it's sad but it's true. Just get a cape plugin for your smp server......

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Kanealii Sep 22 2011 replied:


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neronix17 Sep 23 2011 replied:

Oh wow a flappy thing for people to oggle at for all of 5 seconds before continuing their game...I don't like it but then again I can't make it to Minecon (maybe should have thought about the name, I know its not but it sound like a clone of minecraft that someone deliberately made to 'con' people out of cash) so maybe I'm just jealous...not like I can use a mod to do this...I love minecraft but as Kizzy said, when it comes to TF2 crap I begin to abandon it, seriously if they start adding buy-able hats I will stop playing, and literally eat my own hat.

Edit: wasn't supposed to be a reply, damn you ModDB!

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Martanz Sep 23 2011 replied:

I don't like the fact that he's only releasing it for a group of people only. Not everyone has the possibility to go to america and visit the minecon :( Notch also said that the alfa players would get EVERYTHING for free. Now where's my cape?

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CaptainLagfail Sep 23 2011 replied:

Agreed. Alpha team GO!

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acwel Sep 24 2011 replied:

True...but im not sure if that includes hoping at least if there is some sort of cash item shop we get that stuff for free.....but i do think its okay to have these capes for minecon attendees only...seeing as how they made all the effort to go there in the first place......

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ArkaZeen Sep 23 2011 replied:

I agree!

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DrHojo123 Sep 23 2011 replied:

I agree i can't get to Minecon because i have no money i would love to and now i find out that i can't go and cape's are only for people who go

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Slevo Sep 23 2011 replied:

i cant go to MINECON!! Because i spent all my money on Mine craft, and spend my money running a server for mine craft 24/7 using all my net..

I'm pretty damn sure i should get the cape since it said i only need to make one payment then everything will be available for me regarding mine craft.

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Yushatak Nov 8 2011 replied:

Yes it's absolutely infuriating! I don't care too much about not being able to afford going to Minecon, it's a shame, but whatever. When they start giving away exclusive things, though, my "GAHHHH I WANT IT" sensors go off and badger me into wanting to go. Can't afford it, so a bit of a paradox there. Anywho, if Minecon people get special cloaks, why not Alpha players? Beta players too, perhaps! Then we won't be left out, as you obviously can't wear several cloaks at once.

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Luigis_#1 Sep 22 2011 says:

As long as capes don't become horse armor I'm fine.
As for my vote I think 1 could be cool.

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AndieRTaylor Sep 22 2011 says:

Just wait, once I learn java, and Minecraft modding API is given, I shall turn it into an rpg, with character customization as the main feature. who needs mojang's capes when I can make legendary armor and spawn fireballs.

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MattyG Sep 23 2011 says:

So will cloaks be toggled or will we be stuck with them forever if we had them?

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TrashCan-Man23 Sep 23 2011 says:

Nice Capes/Cloaks. Looks like we'll be seeing some aspies feeling self entitled to being elitist over pixels, much like the same faggotry on TF2 with those hats.

Anyways, I'd vote for cloak #2. Looks cool.

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Theon Sep 23 2011 says:

Who gives a ****?
Go and make that Adventure update already.

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RandomusIdiotus Sep 23 2011 replied:

They already made the Adventure Update, now it's the Nether Update.



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[FH]Gorgutz Sep 23 2011 replied:

They didn't really "finish" the whole Adventure update. 1.9, and 1.10 are part of the adventure update. 1.9 is adding more content to the world and Nether, I believe 1.10 will start initializing the whole leveling system and skill points.

Very excited for it. :D

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R3bornSh4dow Sep 23 2011 replied:

1.10? After 1.9 it would 2.0? or am I missing something there?

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Meat-Popsicle Sep 23 2011 replied:

It would be 2.0, not 1.10...

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flatline22 Sep 24 2011 replied:

I actually thought that 1.8 should have been something like 2.0, seeing as it's a update that practically completely changed the gameplay of minecraft and not just some addon.

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Copperhell Sep 25 2011 replied:


If they name it 1.10, it becomes 1.10. This is MINECRAAFT!!

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naitoookami Sep 23 2011 says:

For people feeling like they are being cheated with the capes... Don't be like one of those TF2 hat **** and personally this is better than the hats it's not a "Buy a minecon ticket and you get a cape!" it's a "Thank you for buying a minecon ticket to show our thanks we are giving you all a cape!" it is absolutely nothing to big it's just a look yeah it's cool but there's mods for it so if you want it go get a mod

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Dr.Goupyl Sep 23 2011 says:

Cape 2 is fine.

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Womit Sep 23 2011 says:

number 2

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Smoth Sep 23 2011 says:

oh god, someone else got a pixel I didn't boo hoo.

seriously, The capes are dumb and you guys getting ****** about them... not cool ESP you kizz, as the maintainer of this page, you need to put yourself above standard players. Not act like a spoiled child when some people get exclusives that you didn't.

it is just a cape, which is just some pixels. Are you mad because I can program model and do the art required to just add them if I wanted? I could, I could make a mod that adds capes but you know, I won't. You guys need to get over it.

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TeH_n00b_GaMeR Sep 23 2011 says:

id love to have a cape but im not going to go "WTF WHERES MY CAPE I WANT ONE D:" or "CAPES SUCK THIS IS STUPID NOBODY GIVES A F**K" theyre cool, nothing against them.

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lambda462 Sep 23 2011 says:

I don't have any real problems with this, but what if you want a cape, but dont have the time and money to go to minecon?

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Smoth Sep 23 2011 replied:

Learn to code, become a person no longer at the whim of others.

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macacos2 Sep 23 2011 says:


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noyart Sep 23 2011 says:

Cape would be cool, but really... only for people who go to Minecon that sucks. Hm im thinking tho, why notch goes all the way to America to have hes minecon when he lives in Sweden... the fanbase is almost the same? :S

what more then minecraft is showed on the convent?

i hope the cape will not effect the gameplay.. not even in the future. And as kizz said, i hope they dont make this some TF2 crap to make you buy more ingame stuff.

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Warner Sep 23 2011 says:

Minecraft needs wardrobes where you can put on different clothing items purely for aesthetic purposes and the ability to change skins instantly...

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ghost_rider Sep 23 2011 says:

It seems no one here likes TF2 :s.

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Mr-Gency Sep 23 2011 replied:

What you talkin' about, I love TF2.

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Demolition99 Sep 23 2011 says:

i have to go with the flaming creeper face

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ShogunAssassin50 Sep 23 2011 says:

they ask for a vote and not one comment has a vote

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TheJP3372 Sep 23 2011 says:

I dunno, this kinda reminds me of Runescape capes somehow.... somehow...

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Reeze17 Sep 23 2011 says:

I'm not sure if this is fair...just because I don't have the time or extra money he doesn't allow me to where a cloak?

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kritzrix22 Sep 23 2011 says:

Hey people its just a cape get over it.people havent gone"LOOK AT ME I GET A CAPE IM SPECIAL YOUR NOT" and "I HAVE A CAPE YOU DONT AND WHO EVER DOESNT HAVE ONE IS AN IDIOT".And if it goes like tf2 who gives a ****?I play tf2 and dont care about my hats or weapons,and i havent seen anyone go"LOOK AT MY I HAT YOU NO HAZ!"

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GmansFan Sep 24 2011 replied:

I have. I would also like to apologize for my angry comment, I was acting a bit childish, wasn't I?

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EagleWulf Sep 24 2011 says:


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gunzmaster95 Oct 22 2011 says:

I honestly like the fact that minecon attendees get something for free, but i think that notch should make capes an addon as well. I really want one, but i am not able to get one seeing as it is so far from me. Minecon alone costs a lot, and i definitely couldn't afford plane tickets and a hotel on top of that. Also, i don't mean to be a jackass, but if someone were to be really nice and get me a cloak, i would really be appreciative of it. I really want one and, if you are going to buy more than one ticket, why waste all those capes? May as well buy one of them seperately to donate a cape to someone who really wants one. Plus, nothing connecting my account to your purchase will be viewable by me. If anyone is nice enough to do so, contact me at my email at i would REALLY appreciate it!

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