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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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SethBling has done it again, twisting vanilla Minecraft in ways no one thought possible! In this installment, he has created one of those drinking bird statues, that bob up and down seemingly forever! How does it work? He explains it here - enjoy!
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!
Today is the last day for the Melon vs Pumpkin event, as well as to submit a Moderator Application! Make sure to get everything you want out of the event, as only your inventory contents will be kept. Anything in a chest or on the ground will be lost.
The bountiful update has been sewn together nicely by Mojang and we've been presented with a pre-release for testing! Here is a small roundup of what we have as part of 1.8!
First of all we have an enormous pile of new blocks to play with!
Andesite, Granite and Diorite with a polished version of both
Bouncy Slime Blocks
Prismarine, Dark Prismarine, Prismarine Brick and Sea Lanterns
Red Sandstone, Smooth and Chiseled Red Sandstone, Stairs and Slabs
Chiseled and Mossy Stone Brick, and Mossy Cobblestone crafting recipes.
We were treated to a new generated structure for our 1.8 worlds, as well as several new mobs and drops.
Ocean Monument / Underwater Temple made up of the new prismarine blocks and sea lanterns and inhabited by two varieties of the Temple Guardian mobs. These drop shards to create the brick types, lanterns, and sponge blocks.
Endermen now have a chance to spawn Endermites when teleporting.
Rabbits were added to the game and they drop rabbit hide, raw rabbit and rabbit's foot. This has allowed the addition of Cooked Rabbit and Rabbit Stew cooking recipes, crafting of leather with hides and the brewing of Potions of Leaping.
Sheep now drop mutton for yet another animal food source!
Other new items added to our arsenal of goodies for our 1.8 update include
The Iron Trapdoor
Buttons may now be placed on all surfaces of a block.
Doors, fences and fence gates now have a unique texture/color for each wood type used to craft them.
We had a massive shake up of the enchanting system, with lapis added as currency and levels required for renaming items have changed. Villager trading has changed dramatically changed with the addition of new villager types and the splitting of item trades off into their different villager types. Villager breeding has changed and farmers will now harvest and replant wheat crops. Player skins also got a makeover with two layers that may be toggled on and off in game, as well as individual skins for each leg and arm.
Mojang have introduced Spectator mode - game mode 3, a fully customizable world generation tool, a modifiable world border function and many WorldEdit style commands for the modification of world terrain. Adventure map makers were treated to a pile of new commands for command blocks, and a big scoreboard update.
For the full list of changed please feel free to visit the official Mojang website article here. You may also report any bugs directly to Mojang if you are playing on the pre-released version of the game!
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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.