I refuse to comprehend a fire aspect book. I refuse!
(I wonder what that book is about, anyway... but it looks like it's relatively cheap to make them. What I can see from this is that you can enchant books to hold enchantments for when you have extra EXP and combine them with things in the anvil to enchant them. Would be interesting if you could do this to enchant more than just swords, armor, and tools.)
Edit: Wait, why would Dinnerbone tweet something like this when we're getting a redstone update? This is cool and all, but not really all that related to redstone.
Interesting. I'm not sure that this has a lot of vanilla application (if it works the way that it appears), but it's another great tool for adventure map design -- map makers could give enchanted tomes as treasure to the players, meaning that players could keep the same equipment throughout a whole adventure while also feeling as though they've progressed and been empowered.
I think it's cool. I'm really looking forward to 1.5. Mostly the modding API, but every little addition to Minecraft is a great thing.
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Wondering how the enchant-ability will work with it. Since different tools have different enchantment level things (gold is highest, diamond second highest, etc) will it enchant the book like it's a wooden tool? Or a gold tool? Or what? I think it is awesome, because I get to level 30 quite frequently and I always feel like I have to use more diamonds in order to not waste those levels by dying.
Would be nice to know how this works. I am guessing you enchant the books like you do items or you de-enchant items using books to 'capture' the enchants.
I was wondering the same thing.
I just wish we could re-enchant an item if we get an undesirable enchantment. I wouldn't mind spending the xp again, but it stinks getting a diamond sword with bane of arthropods V and being stuck with a decision between using it till it breaks or just throwing it in lava.
Maybe they could add enchanted books as a reward from dungeons too.
I know dinnerbone wanted there to be better loot from those.
(Although, I really don't support that he wants them to be uncraftable. I really think dungeons/ruins should have very helpful things, not exclusives.)