Minecraft 1.4 is now live.

#1 Edited by Hizang (9359 posts) -

The Pretty Scary Update for Minecraft is now live, for those wanting more information about what's new, check this out.

+ Added a beacon

+ Added flower pots

+ Added item frames

+ Added anvils

+ Added cobblestone walls

+ Added pumpkin pies

+ Added carrots and potatoes

+ Carrots can be put on a stick to control pigs while riding

+ Added a boss mob

+ Added a new skeleton type

+ Added witches

+ Added bats

+ Added mob heads that can be placed

+ Zombies now infect villagers, but can also be cured

+ Added wooden button

+ Items can be cloned with the “pick block” action in Creative Mode

+ Items can be quickly moved to the hotbar by pressing 1 through 9 while hovering an item

+ Added /difficulty, /spawnpoint, /weather, /gamerule and /clear commands

+ Added “target selectors” for commands

+ Added option to hide capes

+ Added option to toggle vertical synch

+ Added customization to superflat worlds

+ Minor additions to the world generator

+ New potion recipes

+ Leather armor can be dyed

* Maps now start more zoomed in, and can be extended

* Redstone repeaters can now be set into a “locked” position

* New sound effects

* Portals to the Nether can now transport items and mobs

* Adventure mode now allows placing and removing blocks, but only when using the correct tools

* Changed method of placing sideways wood logs

* Improved server list

* Improved debug (F3) options

* Spawn protection is now automatically disabled if there are no defined admins

- Removed Herobrine

A good time as any to jump back in.

#2 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1647 posts) -

nice, it's a good big update

I find myself only playing Minecraft again when a new update comes out

#3 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

@Mars_Cleric: Same, I just spent the past 4 hours Playing Minecraft. I started from scratch and built myself a house in the middle of a small lake in the jungle, three floors up with a roof garden and then a huge mine system downstairs. While I was mining I found some bats, there awesome.

#4 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

I also find myself doing a week or two binge whenever an update comes. This one doesn't seem to add new block types like emerald in the last one, which is great because it means I can use my old level still. Since the last update though I've converted to a standing workstation. I'm not sure I'm up for standing and playing minecraft for 9 hours at a time.

@Hizang: It has always annoyed me how frequently you misuse there, they're and their. For most people it wouldn't bother me so much but you make topics all the time so I notice it more. Bats, they are awesome; they're awesome.

#5 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

You beat me to the thread! Which isn't fair since I barely woke up. But the new update is great! I don't see how you would be able to create a beacon by yourself seeing that you will tons of Iron. Have you found the witch yet?

#6 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -
@mosespippy My grammar sucks, I could try harder....Meh!
@SexyToad No, I spent ages building my cool house and stuff, then went out exploring but then realised I was on an small island. There are no sheep/pigs/cows/wolfs on this island, just chickens. Just jungle biome too, I am in the process of building a boat.

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