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Minecraft 1.9 leaked – by Mojang

Friday, 23rd September 2011 08:09 GMT By Jessica Citizen

At the risk of sounding repetitive… “Another day, another new snippet of Minecraftian goodness.” No, really. Also at the risk of sounding repetitive, the new update for the game has been “leaked” by the company. This is not last week’s news, I checked. Today, we’re talking about pre-release Version 1.9, which Jens Bergensten from Mojang has shared with the world.

Bergensten, better known as jeb_, didn’t even pretend to hide what he was linking, stating simply where the “Minecraft Beta 1.9 prerelease” could be found, and announcing that the server jar was also available. Then the internets broke, as everybody downloaded it and went crazy.

So far, so good. It’s not perfect – there are some issues regarding XP and jumping, but everything’s been explained on the Minecraft FAQ hosted on Reddit.

The update itself focusses on the Minecraftian version of Hell, known simply as The Nether. It introduces two hostile mobs, and we hear that the friendly Snow Golem have made their appearance, too.

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4 Comments

  1. Blerk

    It’d be nice if there was a bit more to do in The Nether. The concept is cool but there’s really not that much to do there once you’ve arrived considering the effort it takes to build a portal.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    ^ Indeed, i dont quite get the point of it. Ever burning rock is cool, as is the glow stone but they arent worth the effort. I guess once the leveling system (or whatever experience if going to used for) is put in place, then killing enemies there could be worth it, but right now its sort of just eye candy.

    And does this patch add the NPC villages? I’ve heard it does but i couldnt find any, even on a new world.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Notch Tweeted yesterday that villager mobs were in 1.9 but that the villagers didn’t actually do anything yet other than wander around. I’ve not tried the beta yet, though.

    In 1.8 if you created a new world with the seed ’666′ you spawned right next to a village. Worth a shot to see if that still works? Might not if they changed the generation code again.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. jmg24bad

    He actually added stuff to do in the nether in 1.9. there are new creatures, drops, and plants ( fungus) to take a look at. not all of them have uses yet but its getting there

    #4 3 years ago

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