(The vast majority of) Servers and mods both work in 1.2.5 in their 1.2.4 versions.
For those whining because "No new content - they only fixed bugs!", you get the WELL DUH hat.
Bug-fixing is, y'know, a GOOD THING.
Because it...le gasp...FIXES BUGS.
And new content? Why? The game was released - any new content you get is absolute gravy. Or am I the only one who remembers that originally Notch said there would be NO FREE UPDATES after the full release, AT ALL?
And while a mod api -would- be nice, I don't understand why opening the .jar is such a big deal. You open the jar using the same program you opened the .zip/.rar file the mod came in, you drag and drop from the .zip/.rar to the .jar. It's hardly rocket science!
I'm glad to see Mojang is spending the 250million-500million dollars it has generated to fix these problems. They obviously were destroying the game from the inside out and nobody could play because /stophammertime was clearly a major issue.
-Major New Content
-Built in Mod Support / Server Hosting / Multiplayer Experience
These are clearly secondary to what we as players really want, keep spending your millions of dollars on fixing these bugs Mojang, because I sure DONT want a better multiplayer experience or new content!
Ehhh, mixed opinion on this one. Normally I'd just call you a "NeW CoNtEnT [email protected] n00b," but based on the Reddit it seems that Jeb actually is mostly planning on small additions and loads of bug fixes as far as the "foreseeable future" goes. At least he should add more Nether content and a sky dimension... I think Notch needs another turn. However they aren't spending that much, and they ARE working on multiplayer.