We talked about how the changes in the last Minecraft snapshot weren’t huge gameplay changes, but esthetic and decorative changes that are a very big deal for all those Adventure Map makers and crafters out there.
Well today there’s a new release but it isn’t a snapshot. It’s a pre-release. For 1.3. And with it comes a big change in a small package. Jens Bergensten of Mojang has introduced a new block that significantly changes the way things are run in Adventure Mode and likely for how anything is planned out in Adventure Maps. He’s calling it “Adventure Mode Control Block”. It has the potential of running script that’s pre-inputted in and activated via Redstone. So while it could be used to something as simple as giving a player 500 xp for clearing a dungeon, it could also be used to change difficulty to create more intense instances during segments of gameplay. Incredibly interesting.
As an avid Minecraft player, I can’t wait to see how this develops. Update 1.3 is going to be huge!