Between company and finally getting the Misses to try out 1.8 with the creepy Enderman we lost track of time yesterday. But I has news and tweets and all that stuff! Plus I have plans on doing a guide post or two later on in the week about a revamped mining strategy I just found, as well as a mushroom ‘farming’ technique!
That autumn air is just about here, and I am curious to see if the first frost or 1.9 is going to drop first. My bet is on 1.9 as there is tons and tons of new content just pouring into that mode. In fact, SO much content I am kinda wondering what took them so long to come out with 1.8 in the first place. There are quite a wide variety of mobs being added to the Nether. The Nether version of a slime looks pretty trippy as every time it jumps it kinda morphs into a blocky slinky and you can see each ‘row’ of it’s body fall back down onto itself like someone catching a pile of books.
Further adding reason to get into the Nether is each mob can drop new items that can either be combined into bars of gold (kudos on increasing the ways to get that!) and even uber epic weapons. To get builders interested in the scary zone they are even adding nifty new stairs and fences made from the Netherrack Ruins! Crazy stuff XD
- Just today even a bunch of news has been released. The Bethesda lawsuit about using the word “Scrolls” in a game against Team Mojang is going to court (“Weee! :D“).
- An ironic and possibly unconscious jab back against Bethesda is a new Item Repair feature in 1.9 that works very similar to how you do it in Fallout 3 (a Bethesda title haha). Combine two broken/used items and get a single item with more uses than the two previously used ones. (source)
- There will be yet another Beta 1.9 Pre-Release release this week. “Yeah, it’s a Beta of a Beta :D“
- Jeb mentioned this will likely not be in 1.9, but offers a glimpse of what they are thinking about in the future:
Jeb also mentioned that potions will not be in 1.9 because the Brewing system will not be made in time, though Notch pipped up and added he was not in favor of the proposed idea in the first place. You can see a glass bottle or vial in the screen shot above. So the art of it is in at least.
1.9 is shaping up very quickly, keep your eyes peeled for another pre-release on the horizon, folks! And mind your step in that new Nether. It’ll be a doozy!