"He seemed to indicate that the inventory/stat changes would not take effect in 1.9, however."
Why am I not surprised. Notch is the only one dumb enough to add something COMPLETELY useless and promise that it will have a use in 1.9. Only to spit in our faces and say it won't even come in 1.9. I wish Notch wasn't so goddamn lazy. Now I want Bethesda to screw over Notch's shitty rip-off of Elder Scrolls.
Well, RPG is official in Minecraft now. Ever since Jeb took a bigger role in minecraft he's been screwing around with the original feel of the game. For those of you who think this looks good and will improve the game. I'm guessing You've been playing since about 1.7 Unlike us early alpha players.
I agree. If this had been in MC when I bought my key I would never have bought it. If I wanted to play an RPG there are 100's of them already on the market to choose from and all of them are far better at it than MC could even think of being.
The heart and soul of my beloved minecraft just had it's heart ripped out, slammed on the ground and stomped on.