Nice to see an impressive, finished content packed update after the whole slew of updates that 1.3 and 1.2 provided so quickly.
This is only a snapshot. The full release is coming out the end of the year/beggining of next year. So yeah thats not really quick. Just weekly development. You do not have to use the snapshot/read about them if you dont want to. >.>
I messed around with it and figured out that there are 2 new types of zombies, one with armor and a villager zombie. I also figured out that when killed by zombies there is a chance of villagers turning into zombies.
Well, it's good to hear that they're working on BOTH the bugs AND content, now. It seemed for awhile with the previous snapshots that not enough anti-bug work was being done. So that's reassuring.
Havent tried the new stuff yet, but it all sounds pretty neat.
In particular, really like the idea of the Beacon thing. That honestly sounds like one of the best and most interesting additions in awhile (though the trading was pretty nice too). It's certainly unique, that's for sure. Cant wait to mess with that one.