|Posted on April 27, 2012 at 3:40 AM|
Hi all, I don't know if you guys keep up with MC news and development, we as server owners sure do.
The latest MC development snapshot (they release those every week) reveals (besides LOADS of bug fixes) that MC 1.3 will finally have vanilla support for editing books.
As of now, I (Ortwin) have no idea how this is going to work (hopefully requiring a feather and inc-sacks, maybe ink in a glass bottle?), but we will be looking for a way to convert all the books we have written into the new format.
Other additions/fixes include multi-wood-color slabs (finally), and they now actually act as wood (in stead of stone).
If you want to try it out, you can download the development .jar from www.mojang.com, if you do not know what to do with this .jar it proves you should not be messing with it.
(please note that you will not be able to connect to the server if you use this dev version, keep backups)
Ok, this is how it works in the snapshot release:
Crafting a book will now require a piece of leather.
If you want to write a book you need to combine it with a feather and an inc sack
It is unknown if you can place written books in a shelve.
All the ingredients are renewable, that means there is a new market for leather, feathers and inc! (why do chickens only drop 1 feather???)
Another note: Know that MC 1.3 is still VERY far away, we'll be using 1.2.5 for several months, the above changes are only fraction of the changes 1.3 will bring.