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More statistics and achievements will be added over time as we develop the game. They're only stored locally at the moment, but we'll slowly be rolling out online storing of achievements over time.

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(You will need to update your servers as well)

  • Weather (rain, snow, thunder)
  • Statistics
  • Achievements
  • Detector rail
  • Booster rail
  • Performance improvements

  • More statistics and achievements will be added over time as we develop the game. They're only stored locally at the moment, but we'll slowly be rolling out online storing of achievements over time.

    Also..

    Ever since we got the office started, my inspiration for blogging here (On the Word of Notch) has slowly declined over time. I still enjoy doing it, but I never quite have the time or feel the need to do so. I wonder if that means this blog is dying? I hope not!

    (Development blog link)

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    Cyowolf
    Cyowolf

    Hmmm, I do hope you'll be making lightning an actual threat in game, seeing as its also the deadliest force of nature out there. Every disaster has its shock value, but NOTHING kills like lightning can. Basically, you are a rare one if you live after getting hit by lightning. Heck, it even accompanies most disasters as well.

    Okay, it might be a bit much, but it would make things more interesting. :D

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    Garyn Dakari

    (buried)

    It would be coll if lightning hit a creeper and doubled it's size, and tripled it's explosion ;)

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    Aprch
    Aprch

    It'll be awesome if there was an achievement like that. Something like, get struck by a lightning and survive xD

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    Jake@War
    Jake@War

    Or the creeper just spontaneously blew up! =D

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    Garyn Dakari

    (buried)

    With a triple sized explosion:D

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    Darthlex
    Darthlex

    If lightning strikes a creeper, it becomes electrified and blows up with quite a bit more power.

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    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa

    FYI, I love how people voted him down when Notch actually planned it to happen. what now, mass-voting up? X3

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    Jeffman12
    Jeffman12

    Anyone know if Notch got Pistons into this update like he was planning?

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    neo-wolf06
    neo-wolf06

    he said in a blog afew days ago that they didn't have time to add it in the 1.5 but would most likely be in the 1.6

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    deathparadeNL
    deathparadeNL

    i already turned monsters off on my server because of those things... ._.

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    Martynass
    Martynass

    Geez good update. Now i get like 20fps in far mode.

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    AlekZanDer
    AlekZanDer

    The rain... The rain never stops... It stopped when I deleted the map...

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    rapchee
    rapchee

    it does stop after a while (i had a 2,5 days long rain). it's a bit annoying because the skeletons and zombies won't die

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    cW#Ravenblood

    Many people have problems that it lags, but for me it works better than before =D

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    BananaClip
    BananaClip

    Um I found a glitch - you can't place anything on a block covered in snow >< Hopefully it gets patched?

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    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa

    I can use MC at far with 15FPS.

    I have a laptop with 3GB ram and an intel graphics card.

    this makes me happy :D

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    LopperUK
    LopperUK

    I can use MC at normal with 10fps...well i dunno but i get lag on MC even if i turn all programs off :|

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    Aquilia
    Aquilia

    I can run Minecraft at 40FPS on far, and always could... My computer isn't anything special either... Maybe anyone who thinks it should maye run better check your power options, it might be on balanced rather than high performance (applies to desktops too!)

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    LolFlox
    LolFlox

    Lol,am i the only on who have a stable 100 fps? 0.o

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    DevinShadowV
    DevinShadowV

    What you need to improve is that when the rain hits the water it should bounce not contuine falling through water...

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    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa

    that is a new bug.

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    flatline22
    flatline22

    I dont know, theres something about watching rain/snow fall underwater....so mesmerizing.

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    SalesKital
    SalesKital

    the powered trachks are too slow

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    MODupper
    MODupper

    im just about to try it, :P

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