A Block Brothers Update….. On A Minecraft Update. (47/365)

The newest version of Minecraft is looking to be a nice one. There are a plethora of features, many of which will be really amazing, and others that will make life easier. Here goes.

*I’m only going to comment on the best features, although I will list them all.*

  • Maximum build height has been increased to 256 (was 128)
This is going to be a welcome addition to Minecraft. It will be cool building a tall tower that literally reaches out to the sky. Although sadly, this will probably greatly affect framerate.
  • Empty sections of the world are not loaded into memory
Although if empty sections aren’t in memory, this feature will also speed up Minecraft, which will be really nice. I could definitely use it. I wish I could see the sun and moon again….
  • Block ids have been increased to 4096 (was 256) by adding a 4 bit data layer (similar to how meta data is stored)
  • Block ordering have been changed from x/z/y to y/z/x in order to improve compression
  • Packets for sending chunks have been updated (a full 128-high chunk is smaller than the old format, and a chunk with lots of empty space is much smaller)
Also, speeds up Minecraft
  • Biomes are saved per x/z column, which means they can be altered by tools.
  • Multi-player light calculations do no longer cause affected blocks to be transmitted to the clients, instead the clients will recalculate the light on their own
  • Villagers will repopulate villages based on how many houses there are available
This is kind of cool, you can kill innocent villagers, and they will repopulate. Not that we should kill villagers or anything…….(The Block Brothers does not condone violence or any bodily harm against villagers both real and fake, we do however find it funny.)
  • Some nights in villages will be worse than others…
Not sure what this means, possibly more mobs one night than the other? Only time will tell.
This is really exciting, I can’t wait for this!

A non-powered redstone lamp.

A powered redstone lamp.


  • Decreased chance for the rare mob drops
  • All animals use the new AI system now

It will be nice to have smarter animals, no more derpy animals hanging around my fences

  • Zombies will break wooden doors on Hard difficulty.

This will be cool when you play Hardcore, also slightly scary. What’s next, Enderman make holes in your house for the creepers?


I hope you enjoyed this snapshot of this week’s snapshot! Sorry about the repetition again. Till next time!


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