many of the posts ive read here are somewhat amuseing to me.
First off, minecraft is in BETA!!! so we are all TESTING a game thats in BETA!!
they can release these numbered updates, monthly, weekly, or as originially proposed, NIGHTLY! its their choice. they are getting the new content out tehre for us to TEST. its not to make us happy, or necessarily what we want, its content they are WORKING on , and need to have tested. minecraft is not a full release yet, as to which you can sit and ***** that its not up to your GRAND expectations.. it is a BETA! in order for them to test content, as they work in the code for the new stuf, they release updates as they get parts of it in. theyre not sitting there with a list of things that need to be updated or fixed , thinking, hmmm how can we **** off the community today. its their game, not ours, we're just along for the ride. they stated there were things not quite ready for their 1.8 release, so they held them back and did a little more work on them, and updated them out in 1.9. just because the release went up doesnt meant anything, it means they added something that wasnt there in the last one, they never sted it was a major mini or whatnot type release, just a pre 1.9 release.
not all, but most commenters ive seen on here seem to think that 1.9 1.7 1.8 mean anything other than a way of keeping tabbs on what content was released and when. it means nothing more than that. so he released npc's that dont do anything, BIG DEAL...what do ender pearls do? what do several other things do? nothing... experince, nothing, they put these into the game as the code goes along and they work to improve/add things to them, and usually in a coding world they cannot release new updates with just the stuff that works, not in beta. the code contains the "in progress" stuff too. hence non functional xp's, npc's, items, etc... so get off your high horses, and remember your TESTING A BETA! not playing a retail release.
they dont HAVE to release anything...its a priveledge theyre giving us, letting us play it, in beta, to help along with bug reports, ideas etc.. it is not owed to us!
now flame me, bash me, whatnot and whatever, i dont care, just try to enjoy the game, and quit all the bitching!
and yes not much punctuation used here, cause i just dont care about punctuation!