Mojang October Update

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From Mojang two major updates either already there or coming soon.

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Scrolls
Judgement Week it is called and it is a new update that came out last Monday to add a new game called Judgement mode.

In-short, you build a deck on the fly and use it in a series of matches against other players online. Then you’re rated, and get to pick a portion of your Judgement deck to permanently add to your collection. The better you do, the more scrolls you get to keep. Judgement mode will initially cost 1000 gold or 150 Shards to enter.

Spectator mode has also been added to Scrolls. You are able to watch every game happening in Scrolls LIVE (as long as the players are cool with it). Just click the button in the Arena and you’ll be presented with a screen to enter spectation mode. From there, it’s pretty simple to watch a match.

Don’t worry if you don’t like the idea of people getting insight into your play. It’s easy to disable spectators in the options menu.

Furthermore Scrolls has increased the gold earned for lost matches, 44 new scrolls have been added to add some spice to your gameplay and they are adding more stuff to the store.

Minecraft
For Minecraft came yesterday a pre-release out which you can test out from the launcher.

The upcoming 1.7.1 patch will be named “The Update that Changed the World”. They have been putting a lot of time and effort in completely rewriting some code in the game that has made the game more stable, added more functionality and diversity and that has opened up for the upcoming and planned MODDING API.

To name a few interesting features:

– New World generation with the double of amount of biomes.
– New ‘Amplified’ world option, whatever that means
– Less ocean, more awesome terrain.
– New types of wood, stained (coloured) glass both block and pane, packed ice, red sand and new types.
– New flowers and plants.
– Portals can be of bigger size.
– More fish types to fish as well as junk and treasure
– Less laggy map creation and when put in item frame, you can hang them up on your wall. Nice poster of your city in your house?
– Some major changes to achievements
– Server icon for server listings
– See who’s online before logging in on your server
– Providing recommended resource packs to your players
– Multiple resourcepack changes, including sound
– bugfixes, bugfixes, bugfixes.
– And much much more…!

How to test?
To help test the pre-release, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher.

They hope to launch Minecraft 1.7.1. next monday, but we will never know for sure, because of the possible amount of new bugs found during this pre-release test phase.

Game on!

Steven

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