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Also, have pumpkins been made easier to find? I've been wandering around looking for the new biomes, and I've come across about 7-8 patches of pumpkins so far, and I haven't even gone very far yet.
Yes, they are. In addition, melons are now in the jungle biomes.
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The amount of work that it took to clean up the entire executable so that items could be directly named, rather than requiring item ids, was huge. This alone adds a tremendous amount of power for modders to use. Mojang already said that they went through all 255k lines of code and they are not completely done with it. The amount of work taken to redo the terrain generation feature was huge, also. A lot of re-balancing was done so that biomes generate near biomes with compatible temperature and humidity, beside adding a large number of biomes and technical biomes. Whoever is complaining about the update, as was said previously => if you can do better, please do so. Mojang is doing a fantastic job with Minecraft.