WELLLLLLLLL I noticed that smoke from fires now collide with things! maybe clouds do to, but idk about the clouds. but the smoke from my fire goes all the way up my chimmey and i can see smoke coming from the outside. I LOVE IT . and if i close the openinging above the fire the smoke builds up.
80% of these pre-releases are going to be bug fixes, maybe every 10 bug fix updates there will be a content patch. be happy they are actually fixing bugs and altering small things that actually help your game play experience, and when a pre-release is, released its not a way to force you to update its technically for the people that want to help find bugs, its a way of using the community as a checks and balance to see what 10 more things they broke to fix one, it makes more sense to use the few million players to check bugs instead of the few numbers of mojang
There seems to be a common case of people not able to determine the obvious.
Mojang's company of a few more than a dozen (if that) is far different to Blizzard's, Bethesda's, Activision's, EA's (etc) company of a few thousand. The people behind such games as Call of Duty, The Elder Scrolls, Battlefield and World of Warcraft have hundreds of people doing tests for a lot of different games. Mojang has what? 10-15 people?
minecraft is just like any other online game, they add new things to keep you addicted as well as bug fixes, who knows? they may even start releasing DLCs (contract wise if a dlc releases alpha testers get it free but don't whine if they do release DLC, the game was 20$ less if you bought it in alpha or beta, and that means dlc will probably be about 10$)