I can't play because my frame rate has dropped into the low end of the single digits. I tried waiting several minutes for objects to render, the game to load and such matters, but nothing seemed to work.
Shears and leaves will be handy for folks doing treehouses! Now you don't have to bonemeal trees all over your house and hope they grow properly. You can just plant a forest, chop it down, and then place the leaves however you want! ... assuming they are attached to other leaves or logs :smile.gif:
@psychoweed: this has nothing to do with being lazy, having to put wood down makes leaves useless for decoration without having to make wholesale changes to your environment, so tell me then, what exactly is the point in getting them? you can see through the blocks still, so now you will have visible wood somewhere or weird buried leaves just to connect to wood.
Also, anyone else getting a bit fed up with the horde of bugs that get introduced with EVERY update, each requiring a secondary patch to get it to a playable state? I know this game is in Beta, but things like that still shouldn't be happening.
My suggestion would be for Notch to get a small group of pre-release bug testers who can find out those things so they get fixed before release to the masses. Then again, my suggestion is going to go un-noticed anyway.
Yes, we need to have a "stable" release that we can rely upon to be essentially bug-free, and a "testing" version that includes all of the coolest features. I know that Minecraft is still technically "beta" software, but this still isn't an excuse to go back to Alpha testing standards for what should be some software being prepared to "go gold".
I do realize that you can add on features which "roll back" Minecraft to earlier versions. Thanks goodness I have version 1.6.6 backed up right now and even a copy of 1.5.4 at the moment. If you are having trouble getting the 1.7 update, make sure you remember to back up the 1.6.6 version right now! You won't regret it.