Thursday 27 March 2014

When to expect Xbox Minecraft Update

Well actually the Minecraft 14 update for Xbox is now live (and the PS3 version should follow in a day or so.) We've had a quick play through of the 4J studios flagship titles and we've definitely got a list of favourite new MC XBOX360 features and some that we still have yet to try.
Some of our favourite speculation going down right now is how efficient the new tripwire hooks are going to be in creating trapchests. Combine a tripwire with the new ender chest and you're going to have an awesome multi dimensional trap! Will this be useful to trap ghast when they start pouring out into the overworked through abandoned nether portals, hmmm.
New blocks like emerald look great and the addiction of carpets is another interesting decorative feature, one of those aforementioned we'd like to try is to see if we can combine trapdoors with a carpet on top to disguise them(and pressure plates too). Pig riding has also got easier thanks to ten carrot on a stick which really gets the little porkers racing, and it's easier to get a pig ride too as some pigs now drop saddles on their demise. Thoughts go out to the villagers who now have to take up the daily grind by all having different professions, and even death is no escape from the Minecraft villager rat race as Zombie villagers have reportedly been seen! Perhaps those villagers with better professions can save up for a  yacht from - BVI Yacht Charters  ! Here is the 
List of Minecraft Xbox Update features:
New items in Minecraft Xbox
  • Emerald
  • Emerald Ore
  • Block of Emerald
  • Ender Chest
  • Tripwire Hook
  • Enchanted Golden Apple
  • Anvil
  • Flower Pot
  • Cobblestone Walls
  • Mossy Cobblestone Walls
  • Wither Painting
  • Potato
  • Baked Potato
  • Poisonous Potato
  • Carrot
  • Golden Carrot
  • Carrot on a Stick
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Night Vision Potion
  • Invisibility Potion
  • Nether Quartz
  • Nether Quartz Ore
  • Block of Quartz
  • Quartz Slab
  • Quartz Stair
  • Chiseled Quartz Block
  • Pillar Quartz Block
  • Enchanted Book
New features in Minecraft Xbox 360 update 14
  • - Book recipe changed.
  • - Boats break Lily Pads, instead of Lily Pads breaking Boats.
  • - Pigs drop more Porkchops.
  • - Slimes spawn less in Superflat worlds.
  • - Creeper damage variable based on difficulty setting, more knockback.
  • - Fixed Endermen not opening their jaws.
  • - Added new Host Options for flying, invisibility and invulnerability for remote players.
  • - Added teleporting of players (using the player menu in-game).
  • - Furnace will return an empty bucket when fueled by a bucket of lava.
  • - Updated Bonus Chest content with more items.
  • - Added new tutorials to the Tutorial World for new items and features.
  • - Updated the positions of the Music Disc Chests in the Tutorial World.
  • - Updated all texture packs and mash-up packs with new TU14 additions.
  • - Changed the gray wool texture for City Texture Pack to be more like a road surface.
  • - Added new recipes for Smooth Sandstone and Chiseled Sandstone.
  • - Added new Mobs – Zombie Villagers.
  • - Added new terrain generation features – Desert Temples, Desert Villages, and Jungle Temples.
  • - Added Trading with villagers.
  • - Added Anvil interface.
  • - Added sideways log placement.
  • - Changed placement of half blocks and other blocks on half blocks.
  • - Changed placement of upside down stairs and slabs.
  • - Wooden Buttons and Wooden Pressure Plates can be activated with Arrows.
  • - Can dye leather armor.
  • - Can dye wolf collars.
  • - Can control riding a pig with a Carrot on a Stick.
  • - Added different villager professions.
  • - Villagers spawned from a spawn egg will have a random profession.
  • - Furnaces can use wooden tools as a fuel.
  • - Ice and Glass panes can be collected with silk touch enchanted tools.
  • - Nether mobs can spawn in the Overworld from Portals.
  • - Creepers and Spiders are aggressive towards the last player that hit them.
  • - Mobs in Creative mode become neutral again after a short period.
  • - Remove knockback when drowning.
  • - Doors being broken by zombies show damage.
  • - Ice melts in the Nether.
  • - Cauldrons fill up when out in the rain.
  • - Pistons take twice as long to update.
  • - Pig drops Saddle when killed (if has one).
  • - Sky color in The End changed.
  • - String can be placed (for Tripwires).
  • - Rain drips through leaves.
  • - Levers can be placed on the bottom of blocks.
  • - TNT does variable damage depending on difficulty setting.


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