Saturday, July 2, 2011

Minecraft Updated

Well, Notch has finally added another patch, or better yet an expansion to his already amazing game. Down below are the new features added into the world of Minecraft and what I think of them.

+ Added pistons 
+ Fire or redstone is now required to trigger TNT 
+ Fences can be stacked+ Added shears 
+ Shears can be used to pick up leaf blocks 
+ Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them 
* Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched 
- Removed Herobrine

Ok, so that concludes the new features added to 1.7, to start off the pistons were overdue. I'm glad that Notch has finally implemented them into the game as now we need one less mod to download. Pistons have always added a new dimension into the game in terms of objects that move, and traps and thus I am glad he has chosen to implement it.

I am also glad about the next feature, which only allows you to set off TNT by using redstone, or fire. Now a lot of people might find this rather silly and benign but I don't think so. For one, we've all had our fair share of messing with TNT and coincidentally setting it off. Well, getting fire is easy, just get flint and steel. It's not the hardest object to make, not to mention that TNT is used rarely by non-modders. So it's hardly a handicap, and the benefits outweigh the harm.

Fences can finally be stacked. This also makes life much easier in Minecraft considering, that in order to stack fences you would have to do the reverse. Which could be tedious... Stacking fences does no harm to the game... Thus I support it.

A new item was added to Minecraft, sheers, this item I believe will take some time to adapt to... We will all have to carry sheers with us to harvest wool, while I don't mind I can understand that it could be frustrating for any wool gatherers. Wool is rather tedious to collect as it is. Although a great benefit is now collecting leaf blocks. Although I don't understand if the principal of leaf blocks having to be by wood still applies. Regardless this is a very good patch. I am quite excited about it.

Tell me what you guys think.


  1. Is this a really good game?
    Never really tried it.

  2. Interesting updates, I like the pistons idea.

  3. I love Minecraft. I need to upgrade my membership.

  4. Minecraft is the shit, definitely following this

  5. I just got a new computer and I've been wanting to check out if it can run Minecraft or not. Very curious to finally check it out!

  6. Agreed minecraft iz the shiiiii.

  7. Sweet blog, love minecraft


  8. Im thinking about getting membership for it again.

  9. The day this update came out I spent a full two days building massive piston things. Awesome update.