Minecraft's world is about to get rocked to its cubic cores with the pre-release of the long-awaited Update 1.7 now available and the official launch coming by the end of this week. Titled "the update that changed the world”, the name is definitely describing exactly what it will be like after the update.
From doubling the amount of biomes available to the world generator, changing the rules around terrain generation, and overhauling certain code in preparation for a plugin API, this new update is going to feel like a whole new Minecraft. Of course it isn't just biomes that are getting tweaked, with new blocks being introduced (stained glass!), fishing re-done, achievement overhaul, multiplayer enhancements and more.
Check out a snippet of the changelog below but head over to Mojang's blog
for the full notes.
New world generation!
Double the amount of biomes, with new trees/flowers/blocks.
New “Amplified” world option.
Less ocean, more awesome.
Two new types of wood.
Stained glass! With both blocks and panes.
Packed ice, red sand, podzol.
Lots of new flowers, including double-tall versions of current plants.
Portals can be bigger sizes!
Added more type of fish.
Redone the fishing mechanics. Can now catch junk and treasure too.
Fishing rod enchantments!
Posted 01:38pm 24/10/13
While there are simpler solutions than ours on YouTube, I found copying others designs was only fun until you worked the core of the design out, then it's pretty bland. Making your own is not only a challenge, but you feel pretty good when you've spent a long time making something work, and it finally works. So much trial and error.
I also once made a 3D maze out of oak leaves. Multiple levels, some ladders, lots of spots where you must remember which choice you made or start again. I wonder if anyone has a maze server with maze by maze progression? I'd tap that.
Posted 01:41pm 24/10/13
And somehow, the snippet doesn't really sell me on a hugely updated Minecraft. Apart from the biomes, the rest of it sounds like more fluff.
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I'll be an enderman and steal all your s*** when you turn your back.
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Your are right, I meant Classic. That'll teach me for talking on the phone to a customer while posting on a forum.
Posted 04:53pm 24/10/13
*cough* AG server rentals *cough*
Posted 05:20pm 24/10/13
Yeah, that list sounds like a minor patch, though the title is enough to probably to get people to look into minecraft again and possibly get addicted again, so maybe that's a conniving mojang-marketing ploy...
Posted 09:02pm 24/10/13
Of all the minecraft games ive played, ive only once made it to finding the end portal and filling it about 1/4 of the way with ender eye things. Really should beat the end dragon one day.
Posted 08:03pm 24/10/13