I see a lot of threads about what people DON'T like about the newest version of Minecraft, but not many about what people DO. Hence, this thread begins with the question: What features/mobs/blocks/gameplay mechanics/etc do you like about 1.4. and why?
A few things first:
*This is not the place for complaining about new features. If you don't like something/anything at all in 1.4, don't post in this thread.
*Apart from that, anything else is open for discussion.
I guess I should set the tone here, so here goes:
I like just about everything about the update. The Wither, first and foremost, presents a much greater challenge than the Ender Dragon, and is unique in being a hostile boss utility mob, something I found quite interesting about it. The update also connects it to the Beacon by making it the only source of the Nether Star, the item required to craft said Beacon. Bats add a degree of atmosphere to the game, spawning in the most appropriate place (a cave) and not following the usual cliche of just attacking the player en masse. They might not really do anything other than fly, but they do make caves a little more complete. That, and it's kinda funny seeing a bat ride in a minecart (yes, bats ride in minecarts).