The lights are on
The new Minecraft 1.3 update adds beds, blocks, fancy pants lighting, and more. But before you go sleeping on your new piece of bedroom furniture, there are some things you should know.
First, here's a full list of the new additions, courtesy of Notch's blog:
The new lighting engine sounds intriguing, and some variety for half-size blocks (cobblestone, wood, and sandstone slabs) will be nice for players who want to make their mines and homes easy to navigate, but don't want to deal with the weird orientation properties of stairs. The biggest addition is clearly the bed, but here's what players have already discovered.
First, the bed doesn't speed up time, but merely skips to morning, meaning you can't load items into your furnace and expect them to smelt while you snooze. You also can only sleep during the night, which means you can't use your new bed to skip to daytime, if say, you wanted to act like some kind of weird Minecraft vampire (maybe someday Notch will add a coffin for this functionality in a future update?). Finally, the Minecraft Wiki states that when you begin sleeping there's a chance a mob will spawn (even in lit areas) and attack you, abruptly waking you from your peaceful slumber. Are you telling me that Creepers can now attack me while I'm sleeping?! I'm never going to get a good night's rest again...
Thanks to Rocknrog for the news tip!
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