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Back in December, Minecraft Pocket Edition passed the 5 million mark on sales - not even counting the crazy-high figures for the holidays themselves - and an update has been in the works for a first-quarter release.  So, what's in store for 0.5.1?  Jeb tweeted yesterday that the sand and gravel blocks in Pocket Edition will soon succumb to the effects of gravity, as it has on PC for some time.  Additionally, Pocket Edition will be seeing slabs, stairs, even new clouds on the horizon (pun totally intended).

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Pictured: Stairs, slabs, clouds aplenty


So what of certain land generation features, like caves?  They aren't coming any time soon, unfortunately, primarily owing to performance issues on handheld devices.  While they are not planned in the coming days, it has not yet been ruled out that caves may make an appearance in the future.  0.5.1 is expected to hit handhelds everywhere by sometime late January, or possibly early February.  Who knows what else lies in store between now and then?  We will keep you appraised!
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

View PostCswartz9, on 15 January 2013 - 11:42 PM, said:

"We'll keep you appraised"

Does appraised have a meaning I don't know, or is this a typo?
Yeah, that jumped out at me instantly too. The intended term is most likely "apprised." Unless good old Sacheverell has become rather judgmental as of late.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:09 AM

Nether quartz and nether brick will be added. This is now my favorite update.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

yay i am so happy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

I wish they would add options to enable things like caves and buckets of water/lava that would normally cause performance issues so that people with powerful devices could enable them and people with low-end devices could still play lag-free.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

View PostLordBlade170, on 16 January 2013 - 03:09 AM, said:

Nether quartz and nether brick will be added. This is now my favorite update.
To make you more happy.... Armor has been confirmed for 0.5.1 by Jeb himself.

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TRKillShot

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

Jeb > DinnerBone
But Jeb still needs to re-code the follies of DinnerBone, like that hideous Nether portal and whatnot.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:10 AM

I just noticed that the controls are different. I'm surprised nobody noticed that at all.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

View PostXxTheRealKILLshOt1337xX, on 16 January 2013 - 03:56 AM, said:

Jeb > DinnerBone
But Jeb still needs to re-code the follies of DinnerBone, like that hideous Nether portal and whatnot.
You do know Notch made the original netherportal design right? -_-

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:48 AM

Caves = lag
Most of the time
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

I'm ok without caves. I would have been happy, as long as it had creative and the full block set. I rather be creative on the go and do survival on the PC.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

View PostCswartz9, on 15 January 2013 - 11:42 PM, said:

"We'll keep you appraised"

Does appraised have a meaning I don't know, or is this a typo?

Maybe whoever wrote this doesn't speak English as a first language.  This is the Internet.  Where people from all countries go to share and find information.  They even come from countries where the majority of people don't speak English. :o

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

What's happening to the HTML statements?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

yay! sand and gravel will fall down, it will be funny to those who made their house from floating sand/gravel Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

Should be a pretty good update. It's finally starting to get those extra PC features we've always wanted.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

View Postseanpyke, on 16 January 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

I'm ok without caves. I would have been happy, as long as it had creative and the full block set. I rather be creative on the go and do survival on the PC.
Yep. I really like Creative ^^

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the minecraft guy

Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

I've deleted the app since it preformed so terribly

#17

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Wow! Interesting...

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Lucky me, holy crap =.=


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

View PostKholdstare, on 16 January 2013 - 01:00 AM, said:

Do I see nether quartz?
I don't see any

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Now let's hope they will add buckets soon ;)
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TRKillShot

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

[quote name='williewillus' timestamp='1358313122' post='20359456']
You do know Notch made the original netherportal design right? [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sleep.png[/img]
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*FacePalm*
This is the pocket Edition version. Either you have no clue what I am talking about, or your stupidity is showing.
Notch did not create the Nether for the pocket edition, it is completely different in comparison to the PC. In PE, it's a block that you place that generates a small obsidian square, in which you get random items, and fight Zombie Pigmen.
And if you didn't know, Notch is no longer working on Minecraft.

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