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Minecraft hits 300 million sales, update 1.21 announced with trial chambers

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Mojang has announced that Minecraft has now crossed over 300 million sales, and the Minecraft 1.21 update has been announced that will have some pretty fun additions. Here's a short round-up from 2023's Minecraft Live.

Firstly, the Mob Vote, sadly the Penguin lost although it's not really a surprise as the winner was the Armadillo, which will give players access to craft Wolf Armour. I know, I know, their naming on things makes no sense. Wolf armour from an Armadillo — okay then. There was a fair bit of backlash this year too, with a petition reaching over 500K signatures as the mob vote leaves many good ideas out of the game.

They also released some stats like 300 million sales with a fun graphic:

As for the upcoming Minecraft 1.21 update, which currently has no code-name will bring Trial Chambers. Structures that are full of traps, trial spawners, mobs, loot, and more. They're procedurally generated, so each time you enter it will be different and the challenge level will be tweaked with their new spawner block that has a spawn limit based on the number of players that enter.

You'll also find a new mob with the Breeze, a hostile creature that uses the power of wind to jump around and shoot Wind Charge projectiles at you that pushes you away with no damage, this Wind Charge will activate certain blocks too like trap doors which could make those Trial Chambers interesting. While the projectiles do no damage it will hurt when the mob hits you directly. Seems like one of the most fun mobs they've added for a while.

There's also going to be some redstone updates, to allow for automated crafting with the Crafter block.

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Pengling Oct 16, 2023
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QuoteFirstly, the Mob Vote, sadly the Penguin lost although it's not really a surprise as the winner was the Armadillo, which will give players access to craft Wolf Armour. I know, I know, their naming on things makes no sense. Wolf armour from an Armadillo — okay then.
I likes Armadillos! Smooth on the inside, crunchy on the outside! ARMADILLOS!
pb Oct 16, 2023
Steam release when?
dziadulewicz Oct 16, 2023
Microsoft owned Minecraft now? Best to get familiar with Minetest. It is a free and open source adaptation started by another Finn Perttu Ahola. MineClone2 brings you this "Minecraft" in pretty much wholesome way without Microsoft hovering in the background.

https://www.minetest.net/
StoneColdSpider Oct 16, 2023
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QuoteFirstly, the Mob Vote, sadly the Penguin lost although it's not really a surprise as the winner was the Armadillo, which will give players access to craft Wolf Armour. I know, I know, their naming on things makes no sense. Wolf armour from an Armadillo — okay then.
I likes Armadillos! Smooth on the inside, crunchy on the outside! ARMADILLOS!
And one day when Microsoft buys Atari they can add Infogrames Armadillos.......


Pengling Oct 17, 2023
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Quoting: dziadulewiczMicrosoft owned Minecraft now?
Microsoft bought Minecraft on September 15th 2014, so that's been the case for quite a long time.

Quoting: dziadulewiczBest to get familiar with Minetest. It is a free and open source adaptation started by another Finn Perttu Ahola. MineClone2 brings you this "Minecraft" in pretty much wholesome way without Microsoft hovering in the background.
Minetest and MineClone2 are great, especially for folks like me who got burned by an (as far as I know) unresolved bug in the console versions of Minecraft where a particular update removed all your DLC (free or otherwise; Thankfully for me it was just freebies I'd claimed during events, but others did lose paid stuff as well) and you could only work around it if you were able to log in on a Microsoft platform; There was no way that I was going to re-buy it once I moved all of my gaming to Linux, and for how I play Minetest/MineClone2 was the perfect replacement.

However, Minetest wasn't the game that had an event, in this case.

Quoting: StoneColdSpiderAnd one day when Microsoft buys Atari they can add Infogrames Armadillos.......
Now that's a scary thought!


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