To avoid any chance of the following: “OMG! THE WORLD IS CRAAAZY! WHAT IS GOING ON?! What do you MEAN my world save is CORRUPTED?!”
Be sure to take off any mods you have on, generally done so by replacing the minecraft.jar file where you got it from when you had to install the mod in the first place. Do this BEFORE you load up any world saves if you are running mods, or you risk losing all the hard work you put into it. (This is about mods, mind you. Not texture packs, those are fine no matter what, though new textures may be invisible and cause chunk error-like glitches on the spaces they take up.)
Now that that’s out of the way, they added mostly behind-the-scenes stuff to set the way for Achievement like things and stats. Which will be nifty to know how many blocks we destroy and what not while mining. Wonder if it will keep track of how many times a Creeper KO’d us…
The full list of changes is here at Notch’s blog, along with the addition of a tamable wolf pet/pack (depending on how many you tame at once). Hopefully your time trying to figure out how to tame one will go as… I’ll say “humorously” as when the Misses tried taming a few. While typing this I have heard “Oh, it’s a PUPPY!” about five times, random cursing to the skies as to why the taming process wasn’t working, then got slapped when I suggested she left click the wolf while carrying a bit of bacon.
Apparently wolves do not like treats punched into their foreheads.
If you thought night time glowy spiders looked unsettling… just tick off a wolf. She’s got it tamed now, but the process was quite entertaining to watch.
“I need a bone? I don’t have any bo… oh I left some in my base.”
“Ok, I got the bones and now I’ll try to… To… They despawned :(“
”Left click one? Wouldn’t that… they are biting me!“