It’s always exciting when a new Minecraft update comes around, it seems like finally SMP (Survival Multi-player) has been given some much needed TLC.
There’s a whole bunch of new features, which I will outline below but by the looks of it, Notch has really had his work cut out with the amount of bug fixes that have been addressed.
With games like ‘Terraria’ having such good multi-player features I think it’s about time Mojang stepped it up a notch, let’s hope the recently added features keep people entertained enough to prevent people from abandoning the game for what is effectively a 2D version of Minecraft.
You can check out a short trailer of the new update below.
Added Nether support to multiplayer
The client will ask minecraft.net if the current login is valid. If the server says “no”, a warning message appears in the client. You can still play the game even if this happens.
Added craftable maps
Added tall grass in some biomes
Mushrooms now spreads (very) slowly
Added server property view-distance. Sets the radius of terrain updates (in chunks) to send to the players. Range 3-15, default 10.
Added dead shrubs in deserts
Added allow-nether (set to true or false) in server.properties
Blocks destroyed by other players in multiplayer now shows the breaking block particle effect
Doors make sound for other players in multiplayer
The record player now supports more than 15 different songs (you can’t get the records yet, though)
Activated dispensers make sounds and trigger particles in multiplayer
Players stuck in walls will slide towards the nearest gap if there is one
You can view the full list of features and bug fixes here.