Jeb has been working hard on Testificates as of late, no doubt implementing some of the long-awaited features players have eagerly anticipated from them - including trading! The image above shows an example of the system he is currently working on, indicating that a barter system involving a form of currency is on the horizon. Finally, Testificates will do more than meander into your towns, panicking at the sight of creepers! Although that can be humorous in and of itself.
Showing a more humorous side, Jeb demonstrates his own personal method of something many players engage in with the often aimless villagers - experimentation!
Make of that what you will - no doubt they are being sized up for new shoes and fabulous prizes!
"You Are Minecraft" Finishes Off With Approximately 90,000 Player Models!
The massive player-driven You Are Minecraft project recently came to a close, with approximately ninety thousand player models, all constructed by players themselves! A number of notable personalities took part, including team members from Mojang (Jeb's model in particular is quite a looker). All said, the project was an incredible success, bringing in players from across the globe and uniting them in a single goal - make your player avatar in Minecraft! While model building is now closed, the "You Are Minecraft" team are not done - they wish to deliver this incredible project to Mojang in person! Want to help them do so? Click this link to see how you can help them bring this amazing project directly to Mojang themselves!
Custom Skins on MCX360?
While the XBLA version of Minecraft is, in many respects, very similar to Beta 1.6.5, a number of features were brought forth a little ahead of schedule, just to make the game that much better. Of course, more updates are on the way as they bring it up to speed with the PC version, and likely some gems designed specifically for the console. One thing that has come up a lot since launch is custom skins, and players will be pleased to know that they are not far off! Currently it is believed that the skins will be DLC for the game, although the specifics are not currently known at this time. Bear in mind, this can change between now and the release of skin customization, so keep an eye out here as we gather more information!
My guess: The money has something to do with Redstone.
1) It's red in color (This would not be enough proof, though)
2) There's quite a bit of Redstone in the same exact picture... Quite. A. Bit.
3) There's Redstone Ore (or maybe a Coin-specific ore...? Sounds stupid, but the red looks a little different) in the background
4) Redstone Ore is somewhat rare, especially to newer players (However, it stockpiles over time -.-'
Just a guess, and can't wait for this "trading" feature
YES! Jeb finally added Rubies to Minecraft, a feature I've been waiting for forever! He said he'd add a new ore (but only if there was a purpose for it) and I guess he made Rubies currency! And if you look at the picture closer, they aren't Redstone-made rubies. The player has a Potion Stand and there are various Pistons around the villager trap. If anything, the Redstone was used for them.
Woohoo Rubies! Does this mean we get Ruby Armor now?! :-D
I don't want them to add Rubies. Jewelry or minerals such as that should be mods.
I think it's interesting though, and I DO want redstone-coin currency. Not all that redstone is going to be a Computer...
I think the trading system will be great the ore is ruby ore which u can get rubies from and use as money to pay the villgers,the strange block is retextured gravel, and that there will be a new type of villager that isa miner that will mine rubies for the village.