Definitely the best snapshot yet, keep working hard, glad the caves are back, my seed is insane... and i think the golem' need some work, but i know you'll iron out the issues. eh eh, see what i did there, lol
Update on the Snow Golem thing. They actually just create snow in forests and on mountains. I tried it everywhere plains, forests, jungles, swamps, desert.
I think this is a great change. I hated that snow golems left a snow trail everywhere. Only leaving them in the cold, shady areas makes more sense.
I'm not a fan of the new Iron Golem. I really like the idea, and am really glad that the villagers are slowly being made better and better (I long for the day that they will trade goods and give you quests), but I really hate the look of the iron golems. The villagers already looked ridiculous with their giant noses. Now we have a mob that not only has the same nose but also is three blocks wide to boot. It just looks odd. And the skin is a letdown too. If it's an iron golem, why is it covered in vines? I'm just not feelin' it and can guarantee that it's the first thing that gets reskinned when 1.2 releases.
Woot! upside down stairs! Finally! Now about those vertical slabs.....
Erm.... Why do we keep forgetting about sandstone stairs? Can we have some sandstone stairs and upside down sandstone stairs? Other than that, I'm not displeased.
Our server is basically carefully assigning players to protect NPC villages, with the suspicion that they will one day become useful (the villagers, not the players...). As a result, lots of walls and castles are going up... but... it's lonely out there on guard duty. Perhaps the Iron Golem should be something craftable by the player instead of the villagers? Perhaps it should have data connected to it so that a protection radius can be set (like the switches on the relays)? Perhaps it should look more like a giant metallic Jeb or Notch, and less like a troll? Just a thought.
You know, Jeb sure seems to be trying to get as much of what fans are begging for as he can! I'd post an Iapprove, but it just seems wrong... Where's my Jebhead icon?
Either way, with lighting getting all these changes and overhauls, I can only hope coloured light sources and Official Dynamic Light is on the way!
The villagers already looked ridiculous with their giant noses. Now we have a mob that not only has the same nose but also is three blocks wide to boot.
Personally, I think it works for the golems (though I would have liked to see pigmen villagers). As for the size, this is a blessing to me. Make a golem in a mine behind me, and it will block the path for anything trying to get to me.