Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Mojang have been working diligently on Minecraft 1.12, overhauling the innards and outards, setting the stage for beautiful colors, patterns, and amazing play enhancements. "World Of Color" brings us fresh, vivid colors for wool, colored concrete, colored beds, and the NEW glazed terracotta block, with 16 amazing rotatable patterns!
In addition to visuals like glazed terracotta (formerly hardened clay blocks), a brand-new element has been added to the game: The Knowledge Book This is an inventory feature that lets you browse available recipes, based upon what's in your inventory. Say goodbye to looking up recipes online! This also sets the stage for map-makers to produce custom recipes without mods - a big step forward in the game mechanics.
Beyond the Knowledge Book and new colors, we now have:
- Save and restore multiple Creative-mode inventory toolbars
- Parrots: jungle creatures, tamed parrots can sit on your shoulder(s)
- Parrots also mimic other mobs ... in their vicinity
- Added sounds for note blocks
- Parrots love note blocks
- Colored beds are slightly bouncy
- Colored concrete powder blocks - fall like sand, but harden instantly in place when they contact water
- a Text-to-speech narrator, for speaking all those chat messages at you
- New advancements, custom advancements
- Illusioner Illager: shoots a bow, can TURN INVISIBLE
Last, but not the least, one of my favorites: when crafting stuff, if there items left on the crafting grid and you close your inventory, instead of just dumping those items on to the ground, they now go back into your inventory. Craaazy stuff, I know.
Yes, all this dropped a week ago - but if you don't keep up on the news, I urge to to check it out in single-player. The Knowledge Book is a really intriguing change from Mojang, and is the biggest in-game interface changer since almost the creation of the game itself. Of course, you can disable it if it annoys you.
When will 87cubed.net update to 1.12? This has become more difficult to answer: while every major Minecraft server offshoot (Spigot, Forge, Sponge, etc.) already released a 1.12 version in some form, some of the critical server-side plugins have been in a state of admin uncertainty. This means they may or may not survive, or it may be months before someone else picks up the torch and resumes development. I'll be investigating every option available, including switching out the back-end as necessary and possible. Hopefully it will lead to quicker server updates, with a minimum of stuff like: "Sorry, the creative portals don't work."
As always, let me know if you have any questions or requests. Happy Minecrafting!