The lights are on
Today Notch shed some light on his plans for some upcoming Minecraft updates, which should keep fans of the game plenty excited.
According to Notch's blog, Mojang is currently working on two Minecraft updates. The first of those, Update 1.7, will add pistons, shears, and some minor bug fixes to the game and will be available "soon." Update 1.8, also known as the adventure update, will pack a lot more changes aimed at making exploration and combat more rewarding. Here's the rundown from Notch:
"Already implemented [in 1.8] are new complex terrain features, at least one new mob, some interesting new combat mechanics, a new lighting engine, and some experimental new gameplay ideas. To come is more interesting farming, bigger incentives to explore, and NPC villages."
Notch says that the 1.8 update is still "a significant time away," and that after its release the team will start crunching for November's official release. As a Minecraft fan, I've got to say that all of 1.8's updates sound interesting, especially the new terrain features and combat mechanics. Better farming could also be cool too, and might just replace my fondness for Harvest Moon and Rune Factory if done right.
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The completely ambiguous nature of Notch "detailing" upcoming patches is so... fittingly annoying x.x
Sounds awesome. I wonder what the combat mechanics will be like. would be cool if you could block sword attacks from people and duel. Though I dont know if lag and ping would make that possible
Dang, I really need to start playing Minecraft again
This game is my GAME OF THE YEAR ALREADY! Now that it will have a release date this year. NPC villages sounds interesting and makes me wonder what the yogscast will do in their videos instead of making up villages they could just use the NPC ones.
I really need to get the actual copy now...
I'll have to get a Minecraft subscription this Christmas, because of all these cool updates and fun, creative gameplay.