I believe ever since Microsoft took over Mine Craft they have made it more difficult to modify. Its like breeding villagers, they changed the percentage on what type of villager you get under normal breeding. now you have to mass breed to get what you want. The prices they sell stuff at has also changed tor the worse. So with fly on some servers, you just can't take off. there was a mod to prevent flying. if AmbientOcclusion is taking this long, its probably not an easy fix. He is pitted against the big guys and they have nothing better to do than screw with us.
The easiest way to get something similar, rather than a "filthy cheat client," is a resource pack with XRay textures. It's obviously not as fast as the mod, but it can be swapped in without having to log out, at least.
i'm not saying he can't do it, I'm just saying it probably got harder to do. For instance, u use to be able to use tree leaves and a mine cart to do a cheap form of X-ray, but they have changed the leaves on the trees so you can not do that anymore. If a game can be ruined, Microsoft will do it.
In my opinion, y'all are being a bit overly harsh on AO. Let's look at the bigger picture. AO provides a mod to "assist" players in the game (some servers actually prohibit this, but you still cheat them and get away with it)...AO does NOT owe anybody updates in a timely fashion. Some things take time, extra work, perhaps he is busy, perhaps he was in a hurricane. Whatever the reason, to post 'WHERE IS THE 12.2.2 UPDATE?' is akin to making demands. Furthermore, the more one demands, the more one tends to resist said demands.... Perhaps a few THANK YOU'S to AO for the work he has done thus far might be more beneficial than 'The fly need to work first'. I use this mod to efficiently find blocks of the ore I need to build very huge structures. Nothing more. I could not care any less about flying. If the 12.2.2 mod happens, I can mine and build faster. Until then, I build slower. In any case, THANK YOU, AO, for the mods thus far and I hope all is well with you. I truly appreciate the work you have done.
First i did not say that the changes happened in 1.12.2 or in .1 for that matter. A change did happen when the green villagers were added, so u know changes were made. I may not know when the leaf change was made but i do know that it was made and the cheap x-ray I spoke of doesn't work any more. So that leads me to believe that someone is trying to stop x-ray. I'm not a programmer, but i do notice things that are not the same. If your Eyes Hurt, Maybe you need sunglasses, but since you have already missed the tiny or trivial changes I'd pass on them too.
Flight is a redundant feature of this mod. People who do not use this mod to cheat, are typically server admins, modpack- or mod-developers. All of these have access to changing their gamemode to creative if they need flight.
The only other use for flight I can think of, is as a cheat tool. Either plan Vanilla, a.k.a. survival without flight, or play a modpack, possibly with flight through the use of some item that can be obtained after working through a certain progression tree. For people who want free creative flight in survival, I have no respect. They are not truly playing survival.
EDIT: The same counts for players who use X-Ray to find specific ores underground faster. They should not kid themselves that they are "playing fair" and might as well cheat the blocks in.
Chugreeva1, you are right about the "let's not bother AO" stance you are taking, though. I can respect that.
Also, I reserve the right to be wrong on any of the claims that I just made. There may be exceptional situations in which a non-admin has a legit use for one of X-Ray's functions, but I can not fathom any at the moment.
Dude. Don't be a ****. Play how you want, but don't act like that's the only legit way to play. Fair is however everyone on a given server has agreed to play, or however an individual playing in single player wants to play.
I play on a server with some friends. We all use xray AND flight. We all have jobs, many of us have kids, and our time to play minecraft is limited. Some of us can manage an hour or two most evenings, some of us can only manage to play on weekends. Xray and Flight are both time savers. Xray saves time wandering around in caves hoping to stumble on the right resource. Flight makes it quicker&safer to get from place to place, or to explore for a particular biome/whatever.
Personally, flight is not my first concern. Light is. Light lets me see in caves and in the nether. Cheat, yea, but one i can live with. How ever after saying that, when flight when on, keeps me from dying when I fall off cliffs and getting around in the nether, it comes in handy. But with light in the nether I find nether castles faster for nether wart. X-ray comes in handy for finding quarts on servers where it has been ravaged by hordes of other players. X-ray comes in handy so when mining I don't run into lava and breach it at the right level. I also miss the convenience of the on screen coords when i get lost. Oh i use it to find diamonds for tools but only when needed i don't want to look suspicious if they look at my "blocks mined" list. if i fly its cause i use the wings in the game.