If it is a glitch, it's the most randomly functional and amazing glitch ever. But my vote's on intentional added feature.
Trying to get a skeleton to ride a spider again, I got the skeleton to hunt the spider down. ;_______; I was unsuccessful, to say the least.
(Also, if you want my non-color-mutilated screenshot, it's over here. I hope someone else can get a shot of this. I mean, I feel amazing for making a discovery, but it's more fun when I'm proven correct. :tongue.gif:)
Pretty sure biomes arent in yet. Are they? Pretty sure they're not. Havent jumped onto the game just yet myself to see the new stuff.
So, right now, it looks like we've got fences, the awesome return of slimes, and.... skeletons riding spiders into battle.
.....ok, I was hoping for a new monster type, but it seems Notch had an even more creative (and evil) idea than simply sticking a new monster in there....
So now not ONLY do I have to worry about spiders dropping on my head from who knows where (the blasted things seem to really enjoy doing that), but they then may also have skeletons riding them, shooting at me as I make a futile effort to run away!
This sounds so completely awesome that I'm gonna end up just roaming the game world for some time, simply trying to find a skeleton riding a spider.
Skeletons on spiders confirmed. (Increased brightness on this pic)
This happened in my mob spawner area - a large, flat area with a huge dirt ceiling to block out light and make mobs appear. I loaded up my save and only had to wait about a minute before I saw one of these.