Minecraft Adventure Update (1.8) is publicly released!

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  1. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    Minecraft 1.8, also known as the Adventure Update, is now live. This major patch adds a ton of noteworthy features to the game:
    • [*]New biomes: adds scenery like swamps, mountainous areas, oceans, rivers and chasms.
      [*]New mobs: The creepy Endermen will ignore you until you look at them, at which point they'll freeze and stare at you. When you look away, they'll attack. The update also adds cave spiders and silverfish.
      [*]New food and health system: Eating food now takes time and fills your health bar, which allows sprinting and passive health regen. Food is now stackable.
      [*]Expanded combat: You automatically get critical hits when attacking while falling. If you attack an enemy while sprinting, it will knock them far back. You can now charge bows to increase their damage and range.
      [*]NPC villages: You can find these villages throughout the world, even though the NPCs aren't coming until 1.9. The villages include buildings like houses, farms and churches.
      [*]Abandoned mines and strongholds: These can now be found underground.
      [*]New blocks: Vines, stone bricks, glass panes and fence gates.
      [*]Creative mode: Fly around while invincible and have unlimited resources and instant block destruction.
      [*]Experience: Players can collect experience orbs from monsters to level up, although it doesn't do anything yet.
      [*]Improved graphics: There's a new lighting engine and sliders for FOV and brightness. Explosions are prettier.



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    Sure took them long, but it's FINALLY here, and it certainly can only go better from here! I have some pretty big expectations on what to come, so to say! [​IMG]

    Anyways, if you haven't updated yet, FIRE UP MINECRAFT.EXE/JAR AND GET TO IT!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Ron

    Ron somehow a weeb now.

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    Meh, I played the Pre-Release. Waiting for Aether to become 1.8 compatible. Hell, I might hold off playing this till 1.9, there's no NPCs..
     
  3. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Sweet, the Multiplayer browsing looks WAY better.
     
  4. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Endermen's sound like the ghosts from Super Mario.
     
  5. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    I like 1.8

    I liked more the Endermen without the nether particles though (just the black smoke).
     
  6. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    It's not as good as millenaire or w/e but that's to be expected. I'll have to wait until Yogbox and OptiFine are compatible.
     
  7. tagzard

    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    Wierd thing is that I updated mine to 1.8 BEFORE this thread. Threadception.

    Also I hate the food update.
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    They're more like the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. Stop looking and they approach, turn around and they'll teleport.

    I like the update though am annoyed slightly. My old texture setup had a stone brick-like texture for cobblestone. Now they actually have stone brick and I'm going to be having an OCD freakout over ugly cobblestone and needing to change all my buildings. I'll just have to find a nicer cobblestone texture once Painterly is updated.
     
  9. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    What are you updating from? The Stone Block has been around for a while.

    Also, I think Watson may be an Enderman:
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  10. Jamstruth

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    I'm talking about the Stone Brick block. Its made by a 2x2 arrangement of Stone Blocks. Imo its a lot nicer for walls and such than cobblestone. but its a lot more hassle to make. Right now in the default texture pack I'm feeling my town looks ugly [​IMG]
     
  11. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    So there are still no NPCs in the towns? Craaap. That sucks [​IMG]

    I hate having to regenerate all my worlds everytime and losing all my stuff (Terraria and Piggy banks ftw) [​IMG]
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    I think Minecraft just does some really stupid updates.

    The Adventure release looked good and gave the game some purpose. But there's still no NPCs and leveling up doesn't do anything. So what's the point?

    It still feels like I paid $20 for a half baked game. And Minecraft is hardly a beta anymore, it' just a $20 indie game that takes a while to get significant updates.

    I'll possibly get back to playing it once it gets levels, NPCs, etc. It just kinda feels like a bad version of Terraria at this point.
     
  13. Joe88

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    im guessing 1.9 sometime next month and then goes full retail in nov
     
  14. RupeeClock

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    I've heard that for the new world generation, the seed "suavebaby" has some pretty interesting results, try it out.
     
  15. Joe88

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    servers are down, cant even log in
     
  16. orma

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    Careful, as Experience will still crash your game when you die with a big amount of it.

    Though, you can do some lava swimming to clear your mind of all that you have experienced and not have to worry.
     
  17. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Lava swimming? Oh that sounds positively wonderful! I mean, I have died in lava pools I have attempted to clear out due to the massive amount of stuff under it that I've wanted to see.
     
  18. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Wait, the levels are also non-functional? I kinda noticed that, but I wasn't sure.

    Reading about too much experience making the game crash just killed this for me.

    I'll get back to waiting for the awesome Terraria 1.1 update, thanks.
     
  19. Dann Woolf

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    My piece of shit laptop can't really run Minecraft anymore.

    Chances are good of Minecraft 3.0 being released before I get a new computer.
     
  20. DarkStriker

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    I found a house, a well and a tower! Not that but a wheat farm! But where is tha town [​IMG]