Notch and his crew over at Mojang have released yet another huge update to Minecraft, this time smoothing out one of the more boring aspects of the game: waiting out the night. In addition to introducing new half-size slabs, a HUD toggle, curved edges on ice, lowered mine time on Sandstone, and a new Mojang logo, the crew behind the game have busted out beds that, when used, allow players to skip the night completely. Awesome!
It’s a small addition, but also a welcome one. Think of all the times you've tapped your feet until dawn just so you could finish what you were doing outside of a cavern. On his blog, Notch notes that beds will also work in cooperative mode, provided that every player crawls into a bed.
Of course, this update also incorporates bug fixes on top of several other notable additions. You can check out Notch’s blog for a small list, or hit up the sprawling Minecraft Wiki for a comprehensive breakdown.
Oh! And a new launcher has been released that’ll finally give you all the patch details you’ll need, making posts like this useless from now on. You can grab the new launcher on the game’s official Web site. Now, excuse me while I go sleep.