As you might be aware, Minecraft 1.2.3 is out, and can be downloaded at Minecraft start up. Originally Minecraft 1.2.1 was released and featured a tonne of new stuff, followed by 1.2.2 on the same day to fix some bugs, but unfortunately there was still some problems with it. The new height caused crashes, and skeletons and zombies where not burning up in daylight. So the team at Mojang hopped on it, and fixed the big bugs and released 1.2.3 (one day later to be exact). So 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 where released March 1st with 1.2.3 being released March 2nd.
Lets get back to discussing the new content of 1.2.1. Some new features are: Ocelots and cats. Previously seen in the well-known mod ‘Mo Creatures’ Kitties have not been a foreign idea to Minecraft and it was just a matter of time before we would see them built into the actual game without any mods (after all they had already added puppies AKA wolves to the game) so now rest assured you can not only have a wolf friend, but an Ocelot and Cat friends alike. Tamed with raw fish, ocelots and cats will approach if holding raw fish or raw chicken, but use the fish for taming. Also, creepers are highly afraid of cats, and will run away if spotted, so carry that kitty with you, it’ll protect you in the night.
Another really cool add was the Iron Golems, which are constructed with four blocks of iron (not iron ore), and a pumpkin head.
The Iron Golem will defend your fortress from zombie sieges, and how awesome is this…. they won’t take fall damage or drowning damage. A few other additive are new jungle biomes, redstone lamps, tamed wolves can have puppies (awwww), when crafting a ladder, no more lousy 2 ladders, once crafted ladders now yield three (I think they should just round it to a nice even number like 4, but whatever)… and the last which I will mention is that if there is room in an NPC village, the villagers will have children.
These are a few of the many new additive and bug fixes in the new update(s). I hope you enjoyed reading the post. As always, feel free to comment, donate, and share!