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SourC00kie avatar SourC00kie
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Level 45 : Master Blob
As everyone knows 1.8 was released a few days ago and it was dubbed, "The Biggest Minecraft Update."

Of course there are many great features of the 1.8 update however there are also some disappointing features on my opinion. Let's start off naming all these new features and then "debating" which one is a yay and which one is a nay.

New Features:

-New biome generation code (Yay)
-New mob: Enderman (Yay)
-FOV Slider (Nay- I see no point in a new camera "angles" from my point of view.)
-Brightness Slider (Yay)
-Ravines (Yay)
-Experience Orbs (Nay- What is this COD now? Personally I really wish that Mojang would get rid of these orbs. This might sound good in multiplayer as a plugin, however in singleplayer, I honestly don't see any point in Minecraft having this.)
-Huge Mushrooms (Yay)
-New Light (Yay- One of my favorite features.)
-New Explosion Detail (Yay)
-Animals Getting Hurt Will Flee (Nay- I realize this is to a real life aspect however I personally don't enjoy mobs running away when I'm trying to kill them because if you say have no sword in hand this could get quite tedious.)
-New Title Screen (Yay- I love it.)
-Fence Gates (Nay- Personally I don't enjoy fence gates. Maybe it's just because they are too tiny for my liking but I just don't like them.)
-New Multiplayer Screen (Yay)
-Silverfish (Yay- Tad annoying though in Strongholds.)
-Cave Spiders (Yay)
-Strongholds (Yay- Absolutely love this feature, and love that it is very rare to find, makes it a challenge.)
-Mineshafts (Yay)
-Food Bar (Nay- I very much dislike this feature. I really miss having the instant heal when you eat food.)
-Iron Bars (Yay)
-Melons (Yay)
-New Eating Animation (Nay- I personally don't enjoy how you have to now hold right click to finish eating.)
-New Farming Seeds (Yay)

*NOTE* These are my opinions. Please don't think of me as a downer but instead an opinion sharer. If you would like to post your opinions in the comments below I would be very glad to read them. Also, if I forgot to mention any features please mention them in the comments. Thank your for your time for reading this blog. I will be posting many more on different topics in the future.

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09/20/2011 3:05 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Miner
DanTheManRulz avatar
i don't really like xp orbs on a multiplayer on beta servers because if u die it lags SO much and it is really
hard to gain back all of your xp so thats why i dont go on beta so much anymore
09/20/2011 2:49 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Fish
Jazz 98 757
Jazz 98 757 avatar
1.8 is OK in my opinion. Changing the World Generator was a bad idea because now when I type in Glacier I don't get the world that I love and I don't get the things that are usually there. Also, the food bar is just annoying because you lose health when you run out. That's why I'm keeping a copy of 1.7.3 so I can still experience the version that I enjoy. :)
09/19/2011 8:25 pm
Level 20 : Expert Princess
creapercrafter avatar
i kind of actualy like the xp bar cus it adds some reason to fite mobs. before i just ran from them because i dont want to take teh chance of getting killed for some string.
09/19/2011 11:43 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
syretrip avatar
I disagree with a lot of what you're saying.

-First of all i like the hungerbar, witch makes it harder to survive, but i also think it should be toggled in the options. or at least don't be there on peaceful and easy. I don't see why it is such pain, because cows, chickens, and zombies drop food now and they are a lot easier to kill i think.

-Second i like the new fencegates, tough i think they should have been opperated by redstone and i think they sould be able to be double like the door.

-I also like that animals run away and that it takes some time to eat, because it makes MC so mutch more realistic.

-But the experience bar I'm not sure if i like or dislike. It have good features and bad. I dislike it because of it takes a little bit of the sandbox game in singleplayer and makes it to rpg. But on the other side it doesn't take much place and you can see how good mob killer you really are or if you just cheats on survival.

-And at least i don't like the incredible high amount of spawning of cages and iron. I have trouble finding enought coal to melt all the iron i found in one day on a new save!

This is my opinions and I probably stand by them in less you have a very good argument why i shouldn't so please do not comment in less you have anything useful to say ;)
09/19/2011 2:27 pm
Level 45 : Master Blob
SourC00kie avatar
Exactly, what you're saying is that many of these features are okay however they need to tweak them so the player has options to use them or not.
09/19/2011 12:09 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Spleefer
Ninjabreeper avatar
I just hope this doesn't turn into Kingdom Hearts.
09/19/2011 11:46 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
syretrip avatar
oh, damn that was long! I guess i had a lot in mind. hope you have enough concentration too read all of it.
09/19/2011 10:38 am
Level 39 : Artisan Mountaineer
Chuckleluck avatar
I think the food bar slows your progress down a bit, which is actually a feature I liked. Once I found diamond in my world, which only took a few in-game days, I had nothing left to do. Now I have to get enough food to sustain me for days in a mine. I think Notch handled food quite well, and it doesn't drain fast enough to be a hassle.
09/19/2011 2:28 pm
Level 45 : Master Blob
SourC00kie avatar
Actually I disagree with you on that. The food bar drains very fast on my opinion. I was out mining for about fifteen minutes and already right after that the first food bar drained.
09/20/2011 12:36 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
syretrip avatar
I don't see your problem SourC00kie. After mabye a hour of mining you have to go out and kill like 8 cows that takes about 5-10 min.
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