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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.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Apr 19th, 2011

(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.


    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 Apr 20 2011, 12:48am says:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 1:02am 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 Apr 21 2011, 10:53am replied:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 1:23am says:

    Or the creeper just spontaneously blew up! =D

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    Garyn Dakari Apr 20 2011, 1:29am buried:


    With a triple sized explosion:D

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    Darthlex Apr 20 2011, 2:23pm replied:

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

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    Kizzycocoa Author
    Kizzycocoa Apr 21 2011, 4:01am replied:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 3:24am says:

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

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    that_guy72 Apr 20 2011, 5:17am replied:

    no he didnt add pistons

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    neo-wolf06 Apr 21 2011, 5:13am replied:

    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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    PedobearNED Apr 30 2011, 4:33pm replied:

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

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    Martynass Apr 20 2011, 4:04am says:

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

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    AlekZanDer Apr 20 2011, 4:33am says:

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

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    rapchee Apr 20 2011, 11:30am replied:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 6:13am says:

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

    +4 votes     reply to comment
    BananaClip Apr 20 2011, 6:21am says:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 7:39am says:

    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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    l0p Apr 20 2011, 8:37am replied:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 2:43pm says:

    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 Apr 20 2011, 4:18pm says:

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

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    DevinShadowV Apr 20 2011, 11:54pm says:

    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 Apr 21 2011, 4:01am replied:

    that is a new bug.

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    flatline22 Apr 21 2011, 12:19pm replied:

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

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    SalesKital Apr 22 2011, 9:11pm says:

    the powered trachks are too slow

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    MODupper Apr 23 2011, 2:38pm says:

    im just about to try it, :P

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