Who told you they were adding horses? I keep hearing this "omg the next snapshot has horses" (like it's already dead set implemented) out of nowhere from random people? Where is your source?
Mounting/Controlling Mobs: The ability to mount and control mobs (possibly horses). Notch confirmed it was planned but will take time at Get Satisfaction. Also Jeb said on a reddit AMA in April 2012 that he "more or less promised horses to a friend".
I have to admit, I'm very much not impressed or excited by the tripwires. They're really just another revisiting of pressure plates, which work fine as it is. Although it is an interesting concept, I don't think it's quite vanilla-worthy; maybe a mod, but I don't think enough people would like it for it to be worth adding. It's just a different style of pressure plates.
However, I am super pumped about the book and quill, as well as the ender chests. Now THOSE are two completely new concepts that are being added to the table, one of which I've been longing for, and the latter a completely new idea to me that is really clever and amazing, and will be very useful to everyone I'm sure.
I hope they don't go through with the tripwire idea, and instead spend more time on more useful stuff, like bookshelves holding written books, or how to kill a man with one punch.
nice idea! but I don't think that will "fit" minecraft. its more of a mod idea.
Yup guys, my thoughts exactly.
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You don't seem to understand the point of these snapshots.
These pre-releases are changes pretty much as they are happening and are intended for testing purposes only. They are going to have bugs, some will be game-breaking and they will feature ideas that haven't been fully implemented. This is the point of the pre-releases, to try to catch bugs and make changes before official releases. They are not meant to be playable releases.
If you want to risk using these pre-releases it's your responsibility to back-up your worlds and .jar.
I don't worry about backing up worlds especially not bugged worlds like these, although if there's a really interesting one I might grab it's seed using MCEdit. As for backing up my .jar, why? If I want to reinstall Minecraft all I have to do is "force update check" and I got a vanilla 1.2.5 installation. If I want the latest snapshot all I do is take it out of the downloads folder and replace the Minecraft .jar with it.
They should be playable releases, if all they do is have people test client crashing snapshots it doesn't make a good impression on people and with the randomness in this particular snapshot it will strike a world at any time. My point is that snapshots should be a much more fine-tuned release, not a bugged release with game-crashing bugs in it. They don't seem to be trying too hard to improve the quality of their snapshots, even if it was only one snapshot every two weeks I would much prefer that schedule if it meant better and less buggy snapshots. They should quit rushing the snapshots out of the door and at least try to aim for better quality snapshots. If they do that half of the bugs could be spotted and fixed before the snapshot even gets released!
Good grief, people complaining over snapshots and features that are being teased.
Its a snapshot first off, so things are going to be buggy, laggy, and seemingly incomplete. What do you expect, for all the new features added to be so perfect over just a single week or so of coding?
Okay then, how would you guys like it if instead of Mojang doing snapshots, they would just update verson 1.2.5 to 1.3 with out snap shots or anything allowing us to find bugs and provide them with feed back with all the features they would usally showcase in multiple snap shots all bundled up in a single verson, 1.3? Would you guys like all the bugs and lagg? would you like it how yoru favorite mods will take longer to update because of the lack of snapshots? Whats that? you wouldnt?! Well then stop complaining. What you see in snapshots are raw newly added/tweaked features and machanics, they need to be and will probably be ironed out before 1.3
We did not see a fluid merge of SSP and SMP. We saw a horrible system full of bugs, that will fail worse than netflix's qwikster. Fix the things that are in game before you waste our time with things we do not want.
I just now found something interesting that most people experiencing crashes probably won't find relevant but did appear to solve the world save corruption temporarily for me, but not the void falling when loading a saved world, which can fix itself sometimes if you reload a world.
I went into my Windows 7 control panel and looked for the java version I had installed. To my surprise I had java V6 installed along with the java V7 and upon removing all java installations, rebooting, and reinstalling a clean java download, I find that I can now run around in maps for a much longer time.
So if you are experiencing world save corruption or other problems that make the 12w21b snapshot unplayable, please check your java installation and make sure you remove any older versions that may be hanging around.