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    Minecraft 1.14 snapshot 18w43a village & pillage update

    The First Village & Pillage Java Snapshot

    The first snapshot for 1.14 "Village & Pillage" is here, and oh boy, it's a big one! With new items, new blocks, new mobs, new blocks, new enchantments, new blocks, new mechanics, even more new blocks, new commands, and not to forget all the new blocks - we're pretty confident there's something for everyone in this snapshot!

    Best of all, this is just the first one! We have so many things coming to future snapshots, most of which you guys don't even know about yet! Hurray!

    However, as always the first snapshot is always the riskiest. We're rewriting big chunks of the game with hopes of focusing on performance soon, so stability might be a little wonky at first. Please backup before opening your favourite worlds!

    We've got a huge changelog for this snapshot, which we're really proud of. If you scroll all the way to the bottom you'll find instructions on how to play (spoiler: start up your launcher and enable snapshots!). Now, without further ado, we present to you... a changelog!

    Added Bamboo Blocks into the game
    Added Bamboo Jungles in the world
    Rewrote the book & quill editing to be more intuitive
    Added Crossbows!
    Added lots of new decorative blocks!
    Added new dyes and flowers!
    Added some community suggestions
    Updated the credits list
    Added in-game buttons for reporting bugs or giving feedback
    Added Illager Beast
    Added Loom into the game
    Special banner patterns can now be crafted into a new item, Banner Patterns
    We're now using the new textures!
    Added pandas!
    Added pillagers
    Added suspicious stew - hmmmm!

    They call it exotic. Which is just people talk for awesome. Which it is, which is why we're so happy that we added it to the game.

    Can be found in Jungles and the two new biomes: Bamboo Jungle and Bamboo Jungle Hills
    Can grow to a max height between 12 and 16 blocks
    When bonemealed, bamboo will grow a 1-2 bamboo on the top
    When struck with a sword, bamboo will instantly break
    Two bamboo can be crafted into a single stick
    Able to be used as fuel with 4 bamboo able to smelt a single item
    Bamboo is able to be placed into Flower Pots
    Bamboo can now be found in Shipwrecks and Jungle Temples
    As it turns out, you guys have great suggestions!

    Leaves now have a small chances to drop sticks.
    Chorus Fruit Flowers now break when shot by an arrow.
    Dead Bushes can not be used as Furnace fuel.
    Rabbit Stew and Beetroot Soup has now been changed to a shapeless recipe.
    Creepers will now drop records when killed by Stray in addition to Skeletons.
    Dispensers with Shears in them will now shear sheep that have wool in front of them.

    This is such a fun weapon that it makes us quiver!

    Shoots arrows with base power slightly higher than the bow, but less durability
    Three unique enchantments!
    Fun, challenging advancements!
    New loading mechanics!
    Unique load animation!

    Choose between the following three enchantments for your crossbow:
    Ever wanted to shoot more than one arrow at once? Look no further! With Multishot, your crossbow splits your arrow into 3, shooting the usual arrow straight ahead and two more at angles off to the sides!
    Cannot be combined with Piercing
    With this pointy enchantment, arrows shot from your crossbow can travel through mobs, hitting more than one per shot
    The number of mobs that can be damaged by a single arrow is equal to the level of this enchantment + 1
    Cannot be combined with Multishot
    Each level of quick charge decreases the amount of time it takes to fully charge your crossbow by .25 seconds
    To charge the crossbow, hold down the "Use" button
    Once the crossbow string has been pulled all the way back, let go
    Boom! Your crossbow is now loaded and ready to shoot with a single click of the "Use" button

    Oh my, a bunch of new blocks!

    Changed all existing Stone Slabs to Smooth Stone Slabs (same look, new name!)
    Changed all existing signs to Oak Signs (same look, new name!)
    Made Smooth Stone Slabs craftable from Smooth Stone
    Added spruce, birch, jungle, acacia and dark oak signs
    Added Stone stairs and slabs
    Added Granite stairs, slabs and walls
    Added Polished Granite stairs and slabs
    Added Diorite stairs, slabs and walls
    Added Polished Diorite stairs and slabs
    Added Andesite stairs, slabs and walls
    Added Polished Andesite stairs and slabs
    Added Sandstone walls
    Added Smooth Red Sandstone stairs and slabs
    Added Smooth Quartz stairs and slabs
    Added Brick walls
    Added Stone Brick walls
    Added Mossy Stone Brick stairs, slabs and walls
    Added Nether Brick walls
    Added End Stone Brick stairs, slabs and walls
    Added Prismarine walls
    Added Red Sandstone walls
    Added Red Nether Brick stairs, slabs and walls
    Added Smooth Sandstone stairs and slabs
    Added Mossy Cobblestone stairs and slabs
    Made Smooth Stone obtainable by smelting Stone
    Made Smooth Sandstone obtainable by smelting Sandstone
    Made Smooth Red Sandstone obtainable by smelting Red Sandstone
    Made Smooth Quartz obtainable by smelting Quartz Block
    Changed the recipe of Nether Brick Fence to 4 brick blocks and 2 brick items
    Changed the recipe of signs to require all of the same wood type, not any wood type

    Dye all the things!

    Separated Bone Meal, Ink Sac, Cocoa Beans, and Lapis Lazuli into their own dyes
    Unified all dye names (Red, Yellow, and Green dyes no longer have special names)
    Added new recipes to obtain colored stained glass and colored carpet

    Get your green fingers!

    To celebrate our new dyes, we added ... flowers!
    Be careful of the Wither Rose...don't let its subdued beauty lull you into a false sense of security!

    Ravager? Behemoth? Got a name suggestion? Let us know!

    Fearsome new foe who packs quite a wallop, grab your sword and shield and prepare to get knocked around!

    Bröther, may I have some lööm?

    New and easier way of being able to apply patterns to banners, can still only apply 6 max patterns to a banner
    Generic patterns now only require 1 dye in order to create patterns instead of 1 - 8 (depending on the pattern)
    Special banner patterns (Oxeye Daisy, Creeper Skull, Wither Skeleton Skull, Enchanted Golden Apple) can now be crafted, these patterns don't consume the pattern item when used in the Loom
    Old pattern recipes in the crafting table for apply patterns to banners have been removed

    The extraordinary Minecraft Texture Update has been available on for quite a while and now it’s finally available by default in the game

    We’re renovating the old textures of Minecraft and polishing them up for a new beginning.
    We're still interested in feedback
    Playing on Bedrock ? Don't worry! These textures will come to the Marketplace in a near future for you to try out!

    We heed the call!

    Pandas come in different variants and personalities! There is a rumour about a brown panda.
    Pandas love bamboo... they kinda like cake as well
    Pandas can be bred, and the variants are inherited by a special panda inheritance system
    Pandas spawn natuarlly in the new bamboo forest biome
    Pandas drop bamboo when killed
    Most importantly: pandas are cute and terribly silly!
    The babies are, in general, even more silly than their parents.

    Pillagers are new type of mob added to the game. For now, it can only be spawned with a spawn egg or commands, but they'll do more things in a later snapshot.

    A new type of illager that, well, pillages!
    Pillagers wield a new weapon, the crossbow!
    The pen is mightier than to sword! Unless you're fighting a Pillager...

    Movable cursor for free text editing
    Selection support
    Copy & Paste
    Keyboard and Mouse handling
    Improved page filling and line wrapping
    Increased book length (100 pages)

    Found in buried ship treasure chests
    Also craftable!
    Whoever eats this stew will be imbued with an unknown* effect for several seconds!
    *Whoever crafts the stew will know what effect they gave it
    Creative menu search box now accepts tags (starting with #)
    Tooltip in creative search menu now lists item's tags
    New item model property custom_model_data, backed directly by CustomModelData integer NBT field
    Extended NBT path syntax
    New sub-commands for NBT manipulation and querying
    New chat component for displaying values from NBT
    Added entity type tags. They work exactly the same as other ones (blocks, items and fluids, etc). Stored in tags\entity_types\
    Added a feature registry
    Added a registry for decorators
    Added a registry for carvers
    Added a registry for surface builders
    Item lore tag now uses chat component syntax
    New Light engine!
    drop command - drops items in various contexts
    Block drops are now controlled by loot tables
    Performance Improvements
    Added schedule command for delaying execution of functions
    Time arguments in time set, time add and schedule function can now have units (t - ticks, s - seconds, d - days). Fractions are allowed as long as result is integer (for example 0.5d)

    Entity type predicates now accept tags (#baz)
    Damage source predicate now has option: is_lightning.

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    Last edited by ecko; 10-24-2018 at 12:18 PM.
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