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Old June 19 2011, 02:35 PM   #1048
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Re: Minecraft

A bit of news straight from Jeb, who did a MC presentation at Dreamhack over in Sweden.

- No plans for dynamic lighting, due to performance and gameplay issues (Mobs spawning, mobs burning in light, etc.)

- Dragons aren't 100% out-of-the-question, but they most likely won't happen.

- Oceans (Basically just GIANT bodies of water) are probably not going to happen.

- There will be an item or something to make diamond tools more powerful.

- No plans for obsidian tools.

- Animals will be more persistent, only really spawning at the generation of a world.

- There's a possibility for infinite map height.

- Pistons will not push players/blocks far (This was seen in the pistons WIP video though, but he explained why)

- Adventure mode will be more rewarding to players who like to explore (Notch mentioned this a while back as well).

- NPCs are pretty much planned (Most likely for adventure mode, although he spoke like they weren't).

- There's a high possibility for "exclusive" items/blocks found in certain areas. Sort of like the jungles, corruption, etc. in Terraria.

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"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things. But vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."

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