Originally Posted by New England Gamer
It was because of a handful of people that this update is happening but the outcome effects everyone.
I doubt it will be that big of a hassle, it only took me a bit over 2 days to find all the recipes the first round, and this time the book is already there and ~30 pages filled, but, yes, the principle behind this "fix" is disappointing.
I hope at the very least those of us who didn't need our behinds wiped get to keep the achievement for making the craftbook and all those who come late to the party or couldn't be bothered to punch a few trees will always have a blank spot they can't fill. Kind of petty, yes, but that's where I'm at this morning
The issue seems to be one of those diminishing returns fixes. If you didn't have the patience and perseverance to punch some dirt and trees until you found out how to make your first shovel or axe, what are the odds you're going to have the perseverance to comb three worlds for all their clay to build a giant Charlie Brown statue? Or is the next moan fest from these folks going to be that it takes too long to gather materials and they just want a pure sandbox mode with infinite blocks of all types and no monsters. That seems like it would have been the best approach, just head these types off at the pass: Add in a pure sandbox mode where you just start on a plain of bedrock with all recipes and unlimited blocks & components and just build to your heart's content.