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Minecraft 1.8 Pre-release 3 – The Bountiful Update Pre-release 1.8-pre3 is now available and fixes the following issues: [Bug MC-61844] – Creepers target Iron Golems, causing terrain damage without interaction of a player [Bug MC-62066] – String duplication glitch [Bug MC-66511] – Creeper's new Attack Golem AI takes priority over Avoid Ocelot/Cat [Bug MC-69052] – Hang up when move out of 30,000,000 [Bug […]
Pre-release 1.8-pre3 is now available and fixes the following issues:
[Bug MC-61844] – Creepers target Iron Golems, causing terrain damage without interaction of a player
[Bug MC-68740] – Cannot Summon Fireball/WitherSkull With/Without Direction (Unable To Summon Object)
[Bug MC-68748] – Crash: Command "Summon SmallFireball" on Mobs!
It’s time for us to pre-release the next major Minecraft update, the Bountiful Update! This will bring Minecraft to version 1.8, and should be officially be published in the launcher on Tuesday, September 2. This is the update that to date has taken the longest time to create (over 300 days), and is the result of many, many changes.
These changes consist of both new features, and large game structure changes such as replacing the hard-coded “block renderer” with a system that is able to read block shapes from data files, or performance enhancements such as multi-threading the client-side chunk rendering. We hope you will enjoy it!
Here’s a list of the major changes in the game:
Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
Added Slime Block
Added Iron Trapdoor
Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
Added the Ocean Monument
Added Red Sandstone
Added Armor Stands
Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
Added Endermite mob
Added Rabbits, with item drops
Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
Added one new achievement
Added “Customized” world type
Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
Worlds can now have a world barrier
Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
Added /blockdata command
Added /clone command
Added /execute command
Added /fill command
Added /particle command
Added /testforblocks command
Added /title command
Added /trigger command
Added /worldborder command
Added /stats command
Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
Added three new statistics
Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
Villager trading has been rebalanced
Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
Considerable faster client-side performance
Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
Tweaked the F3 debug screen
Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
Server list has been improved
A few minor changes to village and temple generation
Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
Lots and lots of other changes
LOTS AND LOTS of other changes
The pre-release is available if you have activated development versions in the launcher.
Sincerely, the Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams
+ Added Realms world uploader + Added Realms player activity monitor + Realms worlds now have more options and settings * Command blocks in Realms have been re-enabled * Improvements in Realms UI * Bugfixing
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Show Us Your Curse Pride! We love hearing from you, and today are making a special request for you to submit your fan mail, artwork, postcards, pictures of you in Curse shirts, or anything else you can think of to show off your Curse pride to us!
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MC-68740] – Cannot Summon Fireball/WitherSkull With/Without Direction (Unable To Summon Object)
MC-68748] – Crash: Command "Summon SmallFireball" on Mobs!
The list of features for 1.8 is pretty extensive, including everything from a load of new features, tons of bug-fixes, optimizations, tools for map-makers, and more! Keep an ear to the ground - the big day is coming very soon!
I am Markus Persson aka Notch, Creator of Minecraft - Ask me Anything! : Minecraft
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Hi! I'm the guy who created the first version of Minecraft in June 2009. I worked on it alone up until late 2010 when we started Mojang, and I finally left the lead developer position in December of 2011. I enjoy house music and programming, and my favorite color is purple. Ask me anything!
If you happen to have some money, you can donate it to the EFF and help make the world a better place!
edit: The AMA is over! Thanks for all your questions!
It’s been a while since we did a formal server advertisement, so I wanted to post one on here. On Tumblr, we tend to attract more intelligent and mature players, so I’m hoping we can reach more people like that. What I’m asking of our 17,000+ followers is to either check us out, or reblog this post to help spread the word. We’re looking to seriously increase our playerbase, so join today!
Presenting The Minecraft Blog Core Server, a 16+ Bukkit Server with a focus on enhanced vanilla survival. We’ve been around for over two years, and have been the server of choice for many Tumblr users. Some of our features include:
Multiple worlds, including Survival, Creative, and PvP.
Arena modes like Capture the Flag, Spleef, and Paintball
We've had hoppers for a while! Now we have bunnies!
With this snapshot we have finally had our bunny rumor confirmed! They may be tamed the same way as an ocelot, using a carrot, gold carrot or dandelion and once tamed, players may breed them using the same items! Why might you want to breed rabbits? Well they drop three new items to the game - Raw Rabbit, Rabbit Hide and Rabbit's Foot. Raw Rabbit may be cooked in a furnace and eaten, Rabbit Hide may be placed in a 2x2 square in a crafting table to create one leather, and a Rabbit's Foot may be added to an awkward potion in a brewing stand to create a new Potion of Leaping. These new potions apply the jump boost effect and may be amplified, lengthened or turned into a splash potion the same way as the other potion types.
I was not able to get the taming or breeding to work in the version of the snapshot I tried, and nor was I able to find any rabbits in the wild but they look like they will be a very useful domestic animal for the survival Minecrafter. The improvements to our non-hostiles continue with the previously inedible sheep now becoming a valuable source of food. Now upon death a sheep may also surrender raw mutton that may be cooked in a furnace to produce "Mutton". Do Mojang think us Minecrafters are too skinny? So many lovely things to eat!
For further snapshot details please feel free to visit the official Mojang news post above. Many of the bug fixes from previous snapshot versions are listed as well as a link to a bug report page. Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, they can’t fix it!
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Here’s a simple how to video with regard to finding diamonds. I agree with this chap that he got lucky in finding diamonds so quickly, but generally speaking, this is the way to do it. Sinking several mineshafts into various walls than having branches off those shafts is the way to reliably find diamonds. But make sure you don’t get lost.
To avoid getting lost, follow this tip: Place all torches on the wall to your right, not on the floor. Then, if you get turned around somehow, you will remember that going out from your base, all the torches on the walls are on the right side, so if you want to go back, simply make sure that all the torches are to your left, and follow the trail back.