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Minecraft 1.8 Pre-release – The Bountiful Update

Discussion in 'Minecraft News and Updates' started by Musaab, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Musaab

    Musaab Zombie Killer

    Here’s a list of the major changes in the game:

    • Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
    • Added Slime Block
    • Added Iron Trapdoor
    • Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
    • Added the Ocean Monument
    • Added Red Sandstone
    • Added Banners
    • Added Armor Stands
    • Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
    • Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
    • Added Endermite mob
    • Added Rabbits, with item drops
    • Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
    • Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
    • Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
    • Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
    • Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
    • Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
    • Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
    • Added one new achievement
    • Added “Customized” world type
    • Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
    • Worlds can now have a world barrier
    • Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
    • Added /blockdata command
    • Added /clone command
    • Added /execute command
    • Added /fill command
    • Added /particle command
    • Added /testforblocks command
    • Added /title command
    • Added /trigger command
    • Added /worldborder command
    • Added /stats command
    • Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
    • Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
    • Added three new statistics
    • Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
    • Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
    • Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
    • Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
    • Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
    • Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
    • Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
    • Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
    • Villager trading has been rebalanced
    • Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
    • Considerable faster client-side performance
    • Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
    • Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
    • Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
    • Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
    • Tweaked the F3 debug screen
    • Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
    • Server list has been improved
    • A few minor changes to village and temple generation
    • Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
    • Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
    • Lots and lots of other changes
    • LOTS AND LOTS of other changes
    • Removed Herobrine
    The pre-release is available if you have activated development versions in the launcher.

    Visit https://mojang.com/2014/08/minecraft-1-8-pre-release-the-bountiful-update/ For More information.
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  2. Pookie_

    Pookie_ Zombie Killer

    Great post Mus! thanks for the info
  3. Musaab

    Musaab Zombie Killer

    No problem :)
  4. Epicme772

    Epicme772 Void Walker

    Oh wow that's a lot xD Thanks for the list
  5. Musaab

    Musaab Zombie Killer

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  6. Kath

    Kath Creeper Hugger

    Creative Legend
    Can't wait for 1.8
    Thanks for the heads up :)
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  7. iFlezz Gaming

    iFlezz Gaming Diamond Miner

    Nice Update but how is snapcraft use sponges since sponges can get wet and stuff like that.
  8. Tarpon

    Tarpon Skeleton Slayer

    First off....Replace the "Is" with will, Second...Don't worry about, Bas will think of something like he always does!

    /bas is true...Bas is awesome
  9. Kirsten

    Kirsten Skeleton Slayer

    ive heard possible bedrock or a command block... seen it on other servers but bedrock could interfere with the voting system unless they change it... idk just a guess.
  10. noahsponge

    noahsponge Emerald Miner

  11. iamontda

    iamontda Void Walker

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    It was cool seeing all of the snapshots in action through peoples' videos. People already have letters, logos, etc. created for banners, but I personally haven't seen much of the research behind underwater structures. Still looks cool, though. Mojang managed to pull something from under the rug that makes Minecraft feel a bit more awesome. It especially adds a sort of modded feel to me, I guess. Except no really really clever items for killing a boss xD

    Also, the thing about sponges... We actually had a nice argument about that throughout the Staff, and I think we've figured out a solution. You don't have to know until then, but it isn't a very complicated answer. \o/
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  12. Billybobice

    Billybobice Skeleton Slayer

    Inform us almighty one. Inform us.
  13. iamontda

    iamontda Void Walker

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    If you're talking to me, then naaah.
    But I will say, I don't like the changes to enchanting. Lapis and levels... Plus you have to go through the effort of just making an enchanting table. Fah. I can understand that lava/ obsidian is near the same level as lapis, but come on. They could've used something else. Maybe ender pearls, who knows. Experienced magic users might be facepalming a bit.

    Toggling visible layers on skins, that's as expected. Makes my pirate ninja combo skin even sweeter for people. New commands are really cool, we'll have some quality adventure maps pop up... I forgot, they added mutton. Yeees. Shapes of blocks (aka 3d detail) can be changed along with the textures. Kool stuff.

    You know, I would've expected Mojang to have player height changing before they messed with body thicknesses. Thin arms are awkward. Actually it would be a complete player resize, since just the height would mess up the textures. Whatevs. "Lots and lots of changes" basically covers technical shizwaz, bug fixy things, a few occasional tiny model changes for things, all that stuff.

    What else... Buttons on ceilings are cool, and they actually haven't taken care of Herobrine. Expect to see him pop up somewhere in the future ;3 But you didn't hear that from me. Shhhh.
  14. noahsponge

    noahsponge Emerald Miner

    To... Many... words D:::
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  15. iamontda

    iamontda Void Walker

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    Well, it's better than reading that entire list of update stuffs. Maybe. xD
  16. bub5

    bub5 Gold Miner

    wet sponges can be cooked in a furnace to make them dry again and they can absorb more water
  17. LokepDren

    LokepDren Zombie Killer

    AWESOME! Can't wait for the update! Always wanted different doors since the normal one is wayy too boring

    (I wish PS3 and xbox edition was the same D: )
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  18. iamontda

    iamontda Void Walker

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    Yeah sponges have some really cool properties. You can place them, and I think they remove water blocks in a 5 block radius. Makes easy under water houses etc. If you use a lava bucket in the furnace on wet sponges, and leave the bucket in, the bucket actually gets water in it from one sponge.

    I actually looked at another one of Swimmingbird's videos on 1.8 and got updated on the underwater temples. Looks pretty cool and annoying to navigate xD
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  19. 123IsIt

    123IsIt Void Walker

    It's all at http://mojang.com

    :-P I think it has a little more info, image.jpg image.jpg just so that if you want a little more info :-D

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  20. Musaab

    Musaab Zombie Killer

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