Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Minecraft 1.8 Release Night Eve - What Are Chickens Anyways?

I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the release of Minecraft 1.8, The Adventure Update.  Will Notch release it at midnight?  Wait is it midnight where Notch is right now?  Ug, the wait is almost unbearable!  So I usually head over to when I'm jones'n for some minecraft info, and was surprised to find some interesting new tidbits about what Notch is planning for Minecraft's future as well as one admission:

"and chickens (or whatever the heck they are)" -Notch
Hehe, Even Notch is unsure of what chickens are.  They may sounds like a chicken, but they look like ducks, that has been the fact since the beginning and some texture packs have even skinned them as mallards.  I think it was a cute little revelation.

   There were some other interesting bits he included about the future of Minecraft, e.g., having animals flee away from you when taking damage rather than just standing there and waiting for their gruesome end.  This new "tweak" created a situation of when a wolf is chasing hunting a sheep the sheep fleeing from the wolf and behold an actual chase took place!  Notch thought this was wonderful the interactions between the mobs, as do I, and hope to investigate more types of interactions.  I think it's a great idea!

So to check out the entire post head over to Notch's post and read through the article while we wait for Minecraft 1.8, The Adventure Update!

Is it midnight yet?!

UPDATE: Looks like there's been some delay with Minecraft 1.8, Jeb mentioned over on reddit that the best guess is a Sept 12th release!  Oh smackers!  I guess its back to Dead Island for me.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!

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