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We released Minecraft Beta 1.8! It's the first half of the Adventure Update, with the remainder coming eventually!

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We released Minecraft Beta 1.8! It's the first half of the Adventure Update, with the remainder coming eventually!

Looking around the office, everyone appears to be keeping busy. Jens is working on some content for the Nether, Daniel and Jakob are trying to finish up an internal Scrolls demo for tomorrow, I'm working on Snow biomes, Tobias is rubbing his temples and cursing (which is normal behaviour for web developers), Daniel is talking to someone in the hallway, and Mattis is hunched over a tablet. I can't see the rest of the team from here.

I think we may have hired someone to do economics and accounting and all that. That would be neat.

(Development blog link)

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Tyrant3089
Tyrant3089 - - 70 comments

It would be cool to see people mobs with banking and trading using the bartering system

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Glitcher007
Glitcher007 - - 36 comments

I think that would be cool. I think that the items obtainable from the NPC's should be impossible to find or only found in dungeons.

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Glitcher007
Glitcher007 - - 36 comments

Nether content! YES!! I think I spend most of my time in the nether on my server, I can't wait for an update to it.

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Riccars
Riccars - - 270 comments

im not sure they need to hire someone to "do economics."

accounting maybe

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ReezeTheVampire
ReezeTheVampire - - 3,927 comments

It would be cool if the NPC villages slowly grew over a few days time(minecraft days.) It would also be cool if they were similar to Zombie Pigmen in the fact they are neutral until attacked, then they all attack. In snow biomes you should need clothing like a coat or something otherwise you freeze to death(very slowly).

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flatline22
flatline22 - - 151 comments

I really like the snow biomes idea, only problem would be if you spawn directly in a snow biome.

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Darthlex
Darthlex - - 1,050 comments

Interestingly, all of your suggestions are already a part of the "Yogbox" mod compilation.

Seasons is the mod that provides your "Snow Biome" in the form of Winter Season, which damages you over time, if you are 'naked' in the cold.

You should give it a try! (Although it probably can't run on the current version yet.)

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P3ACE753
P3ACE753 - - 651 comments

Millionaire is a good mod to look into and develop NPCs from that.

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camycamera
camycamera - - 95 comments

so, you have made the randomly spawning villages, but have not made the npcs to live in there, correct?

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Quansword
Quansword - - 112 comments

I was in creative mode, trying it out, and I found a town with all the doors halfway up the buildings, and I found lots of underwater abandoned mines. (I'm not saying its not awesome, because it is, just saying this so you know.

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Technodude010
Technodude010 - - 101 comments

they should add a craftable closet, from where players can access several of their uploaded skins.

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TeH_n00b_GaMeR
TeH_n00b_GaMeR - - 154 comments

id like that too but how would you change your skin ingame? cant see how'd that work. dont know much about the possibilities tho so who the hell am i to judge.

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Seaalisgonefromhere
Seaalisgonefromhere - - 986 comments

Your also working on Mushroom cows! Mushrooms! Mushroom/or corrupt land! (The pictures that were just put up.)

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u-raptor
u-raptor - - 542 comments

its funny from all the PAX and minecon stuff, the 1.8 release was drowned out. lol

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