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Minecraft 1.1 Update Released

by Metacam Oh
Published January 12, 2012

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Since the official release of Minecraft in November, and the stepping down of Notch as lead developer, many were left to wonder how the game would progress. After a little less than two months, we have found out. Another update to the highly popular sandbox game from Mojang has been released, upgrading Minecraft to version 1.1.

While the community knew Minecraft 1.1 was in the works, no one was expecting a release this soon, but Mojang, being the crowd-pleasers that they are, delivered. This gives indication that Minecraft development will continue steadfast, keeping the community excited and on edge for every new release.

A major flaw addressed in this update is in regards to sheep. Sheep shaved of their wool with clippers previously would never regrow their wool and run around the world naked for the rest of their lives. This update fixes this oddity, and now sheep will graze on grass which will regrow their wool. Among this fix, Lydia Winters on the companies blog announced other added features;

- Bow Enchantments
- Golden Apple recipe
- New language translations.
- Slightly smoothed color transitions between biomes
- Reduced brewing time to 20 seconds
- Added spawn eggs to creative (the colors of the eggs even look like the mobs)
- Added world type options (currently only super-flat and default)
- Removed collision box from ladders
- Sheep eat grass and regain their wool

Plus many bug fixes!

Mojang recently announced a major update to the Minecraft Pocket Edition coming in February utilizing major customer feedback. Minecraft is also coming to Microsoft’s XBox 360, but no release date has been given.

If you are still a Minecraft hold out and have not gotten the game yet, hop over to the official site and get going now!

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