Official 1.8 Thread (Part 2) Changes

Discussion in 'General Minecraft Discussion' started by zervados, Jan 16, 2014.

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  1. The first thread had a character limit so I am posting all 1.8 Changes on here.
    • Skin
      • Right and left arms and legs are now editable independently
      • Uses a char.png file with new layout and new dimensions
        • Dimensions for the file are now 64x64
      • Overlay now includes the whole body
        • Overlays are called hat, jacket, sleeves and pants legs
      • New "Skin Customization" button in the options menu
        • Cape visibility is now toggled from here
        • You can toggle the visibility of overlays, independent for each limb/body part
      • Skins are now more "stable"
        • Skins are less likely to reset to default in-game
        • Changing skins is more instant in servers
      • Backward-compatible
    • F3 debug screen
      • A lot more comprehensive
        • A lot of useless numbers and stats removed/replaced
      • Now has a shady background
      • Now shows which axis you are facing after the cardinal direction - "Towards positive/negative X/Z"
      • The crosshair will display 3 short colored lines to indicate the direction of each axis: x/red, y/green, z/blue
    • Block IDs
      • NBT data in commands can now use block/item names in place of numerical ids
      • Old ids still work, but are being phased out slowly
      • Other occurences of blocks/items now need to be named ids
    • Chat
      • Improved chat communication
      • Messages are now either chat, system or action bar messages
      • Action bar messages are always shown, chat and system messages are only shown if chat settings are configured that way
      • Some instances of usernames in the chat will now show the player's UUID when hovered on when debug tooltips are enabled
    • Performance
      • Overworld, Nether and End are stored differently, increasing performance
    • Written Books
      • Changes when copied
      • Is "original", "copy of original", or a "copy of a copy"
      • Copies of a copy cannot be copied
    • Activator Rails
      • When powered, they will eject any entity inside if a regular Minecart goes over it
    • Enchanting
      • Enchanting will now cost 1 to 3 levels, but you still need the same minimum total levels
        • For example, an enchantment may only become available for enchanting after reaching 13 levels of experience, but will only cost 2 XP levels and 2 of a resource.
      • Additionally, there is now a material cost - Enchanting also costs 1 to 3 pieces of lapis lazuli now
      • The actual enchantment calculation is the same
      • One of the enchantments will be displayed in the tooltip
      • The enchantments you would get on a tool will not change until you enchant something - This enchantment seed is stored per player
      • Leveling up now takes longer
      • Level V enchants can now appear on an item without the use of an Anvil
    • Anvil repairing
      • Costs reduced to balance out with the new enchanting system
      • Renaming items will now only cost 1 level
      • Repairing will costs from 2 to 5 levels and tools can be repaired longer and with better enchantments
      • Repairing costs can no longer be kept down by renaming items
    • Adventure mode
      • Block hitboxes no longer appear in Adventure mode if interaction with the block is impossible
      • Block interaction is now impossible by default
      • The CanDestroy NBT tag can be used to determine which blocks can be allowed to be broken (see above for usage)
    • Commands
      • /say
        • Now lists all entity using @e.
        • Example: /say will list all the entity's in your world whither a 500 block radius.
      • /clear
        • Can now be used to clear only a specific number of items and can be restricted to certain NBT data
        • Example: /clear @p 383 120 34 {display:{Name:Michael}} will remove up to 34 villager spawn eggs named Michael from yourself
      • /kill
        • Can now be followed by an @e entity parameter
        • Example: /kill @e[type=!Player]
      • /testfor
        • Can now also check for dataTags
        • Example: /testfor @p {foodLevel:20}
        • No longer is exclusively usable in command blocks
      • /tp
        • Now supports rotation arguments
        • Example: /tp @p ~ ~ ~ ~20 ~40 teleports the player so that he faces 20 degrees to the right and 40 degrees downwards
    • Target Selectors
      • Now supports cubic areas
        • Example: @e[x=0,y=0,z=0,dx=10,dy=10,dz=10] gets all entities between 0,0,0 and 10,10,10
      • New radius value usable in target selectors, based on the block centre
        • A radius of 0 works for exact block positions
    • Teleporting
      • Relative teleporting is smoother and no longer brings players to a stop; it preserves their velocity from before the teleport
    • Item tooltips
      • Now show the internal name for use in commands (F3+H mode)
    • Enchantments
      • Looting now gives 1% chance of rare loot per level
    World Generation
    • Underground
      • Lapis Lazuli spawn in larger veins
    • Villages
      • Gravel roads in villages have cobblestone underneath, to prevent them from collapsing into caves
    • Desert Temples
      • Now spawn with Stained Clay rather than Wool
    Blocks and Items
    • Chiseled Stone Bricks
      • Now craftable from two stone brick slabs on top of each other
    • Moss Stone
      • Now craftable from one cobblestone and one vine
    • Mossy Stone Bricks
      • Now craftable from one stone brick and one vine
    • Doors
      • Stackable up to 64
      • The crafting recipe for doors now gives 3 doors instead of one
    • Furnaces
      • When a furnace runs out of fuel, the smelting progress will pause instead of resetting
    • Carrots
      • Restore 3 hunger points instead of 4
    • Baked Potatoes
      • Restore 5 hunger points instead of 6
    • Mob heads
      • Player heads now show the skin's hat layer
    • Buttons
      • Can now be placed on Ceiling and on the ground
    • Comparators
      • Can now detect what way an item frame is rotated
    • Item Frames
      • Now have 8 different item rotations.
    • Dispensers
      • Can now place pumpkins or wither skulls to spawn golems and withers.
    • Dead Bushes
      • Are now flammable.
    • Villagers
      • When struck by lightning, villagers turn into witches
      • Villagers will now only breed when willing
        • The first time a specific trade is done, the villager will become willing, any other time there's a 1 in 5 chance the villager will become willing
        • When a baby villager is born, both parents lose their willingness
        • Finding out a villager's willingness in survival is difficult: The only tell is the amount of xp they give when trading; Normal trading yields 3-6 experience points, trading and making a villager willing yields 8-11 experience points
      • Farmers break fully grown crops
        • Farmers also replant crops.
        • Farmers sometimes make bread from the wheat they gathered.
    • Villager Trading
      • Rebalanced villager trades, see Trading.
        • Offers will be less random and probably more useful
        • Villagers start out with 2-4 trades unlocked
        • Trades are now unlocked more freely
          • Trading any offer will unlock up to 3 new trades or reactivate old ones
        • Existing villagers will not be affected
      • Trading now gives experience
      • There are now more villager professions
        • White robe: Librarian
        • Purple robe: Cleric
        • Brown robe: Fisherman, Farmer, Fletcher, Shepherd
        • White apron: Butcher, Leatherworker
        • Black apron: Armorer, Tool Smith, Weapon Smith
        • Villager profession is now displayed in trade GUI
      • The disabled trade arrow now has a descriptive tooltip
    • Baby animals (sheep, pig, cow, chicken, cat, dog, horse)
      • Baby animal growth can now slowly be accelerated using the animal's breeding item
      • It appears holding the right mouse button speeds up this process
    • Iron Golems
      • Are more reliable
        • Have much greater natural spawn rates in villages
        • Now attack the player as soon as he is attacking the golem in survival
  2. Whaaaat? :confused:
    And why?!
  3. Just watch. You will be trading with the best villager then ZAP! witch.
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  4. So... instead of gold for enchants, we have to use lapis?
  5. Obviously you don't see the best change on here guys, the skin changes, will be revolutionary! Oh man I can't wait to start working with those new areas.
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  6. Wait. My villagers could turn into witches
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  7. Me: Burn the witch, burn the witch!
    Jeb: Well, MC Witches don't burn. So until you come up with a more original solution, your villagers are slowly going to mutate until you have a witch village. Enjoy!
  8. Villager: Okay thanks for the emeralds! *lightning strikes* Witch: Come back my pretty! I will ki-I mean give you candy!

  9. This video just about sums up everything great about 1.8 so far. And by everything, I mean skins.
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  10. Bumpdated. Excited for the skins? How about the improved villager breeding?
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  11. You have no idea how pumped I am for skins. So pumped
  12. bump
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  13. i like trading! :D
  14. The day they release 1.8, Ill get my gear and things ready to wait out the next month before we actually update.
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  15. updated
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