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5 Things I’d Like To See in Minecraft

Hey, guys! Today I’ll be talking about five awesome things I’d love to see implemented into Minecraft. If any modders or anyone from Mojang are reading this right now, please think about adding these cool things into the game. Enjoy!!!

1. Apple Trees
Currently, apples fall from oak trees, which is a little bit weird. I think that there should be another kind of tree, with another kind of wood, that when you break the leaves there’s a 50% chance of dropping an apple. They’d drop saplings normally, like every other kind of tree, but in essence they’d be a food tree.

2. Birds
There aren’t enough birds in Minecraft! I mean, there’s the chickens, which are pretty cool, but I think there should be flying birds as well. They should come in multiple colors like the rabbits, be about the size of silverfish, and spawn naturally in forest, jungle, and taiga biomes. They should drop only feathers if you manage to kill them, since songbirds wouldn’t really be much to eat anyway.

3. Fish
You can craft a fishing pole and go fishing, so where are the fish? I think fish should be implemented in as mobs and not just a food source. You’d have to sneak near them, like ocelots, and boats would scare them away unless they were still. You’d still be able to go fishing normally, but the fish have to bite, and they’d bite as a mob as often as they do in the current version of Minecraft.

4. Plastic
I think this would be a cool new material to play with in the game. You could make tools out of it, and they’d be slightly more durable than wood, but it would be very easy to get as you’d get it from smelting a bucket of oil that spawns in caves. One bucket of oil would produce twelve pieces of plastic. They could also be turned into blocks, colored, and used for building.

5. Slingshots
Minecraft needs a new weapon! If I were trying to survive in the wild, I’d want more than a sword and a bow, seeing as swords can be hard to fight with and I stink at archery. How about a slingshot? You can use them to throw pieces of cobblestone or stone just like bows use arrows, and you would aim like with a bow, but with different animation. It would do less damage then a bow, and would be more difficult to aim, but the ammo and crafting recipe – four sticks aranged in a Y shape – would be much easier to obtain than a bow.

Thanks for reading, guys! I hope this was interesting, and maybe gave you some ideas if you’re into that kind of thing!

Summer 😀

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OFFICIAL MINECRAFT 1.8 RELEASE DATE!

Hey, guys!! Today, I’m super excited, because I found out the official release of Minecraft 1.8!!
On September 2nd, 2014, Minecraft 1.8 will be released to the public. My favorite part of the new update is going to be either the ocean temples or the 1.8 skins. I’m so flipping excited!! 😀

For those of you who don’t know, here’s the list of new things happening in 1.8, as stated by Mojang:
Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
Added Slime Block
Added Iron Trapdoor
Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
Added the Ocean Monument
Added Red Sandstone
Added Banners
Added Armor Stands
Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
Added Endermite mob
Added Rabbits, with item drops
Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
Added one new achievement
Added “Customized” world type
Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
Worlds can now have a world barrier
Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
Added /blockdata command
Added /clone command
Added /execute command
Added /fill command
Added /particle command
Added /testforblocks command
Added /title command
Added /trigger command
Added /worldborder command
Added /stats command
Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
Added three new statistics
Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
Villager trading has been rebalanced
Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
Considerable faster client-side performance
Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
Tweaked the F3 debug screen
Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
Server list has been improved
A few minor changes to village and temple generation
Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling

SO MUCH STUFF!! I SO can’t wait.

Summer 😀

Animal Jam news!!

Hey, guys!!  Today I’ll be talking about the big update on Animal Jam that happened a few days ago!  There’s a lot of stuff, so I’ll cover it in several “articles”.

Turning the tide!!  There’s a new adventure in Jamaa, and it’s super fun!  I haven’t actually finished it yet, since Amber and I got stopped, but what I did of it was awesome and I’m really looking forward to finishing it.

Otters are coming!!  Yep, the clues were right:  an adorable new animal, the Otter, is coming to Jamaa.  I get the feeling a lot of clothes will look nice on them, and I’m hoping they’re either non-member or not in the Diamond Shop.  That would help me a lot.  Also, there’s a really cute video of them, called “Otterly Fun”.  Did you know that real otters, when in pairs, hold hands when they’re sleeping so that they don’t drift away from each other?

The ICE CREAM PARLOR den is the winner!  This is the den I voted for originally, so I’m pretty excited.  My den inventory is full and I’m pretty much broke, so I haven’t bought anything yet, but I can’t wait to!  Tell me in the comments which one you voted for.

AJHQ released an AJ BOOK!  AJHQ wrote a guide to Animal Jam.  I personally think that they shouldn’t have until later, since they’re going to keep updating it, but it’s pretty cool anyway.  I’m probably not getting it – naw, I know too much about it already, heheh – but it’s a nice addition to the game.

Also, all pets are on sale for Adoption Week.  Hooray, it includes the diamond pets, which means that I’ll be buying something with this Tuesday’s diamond!!  Also, the dens have a preview button, but that’s not a big thing.

Thanks for reading!  Sorry I haven’t posted in so long!!!

Summer 🙂

Animal Jam News!

Hey, guys! Today I’ll be talking about the new stuff that appeared on Animal Jam today. There’s quite a bit of it, so I’ll start from the beginning.

Pet rhinos!! Super cute new diamond shop pets have been released. They, like all other pets, can be bought for 3 diamonds and have a variety of cute accessories and patterns.
A new animal will be coming to Jamaa!! If any of you can’t find the clue, look in the top left corner of the paper on each page. There are five letters that spell the word OTTER. I can’t wait for them to come out!!
A new accessory has come out: the ribbon scarf. Congratulations to whoever came up with this idea!! I would absolutely die if my idea got picked. Frankly, I don’t even remember what it was.
AJHQ has released an AJ book guide. I think this is a super good idea, having a whole AJ “tour guide” right there in a book. Who knows, maybe there’s even something you don’t know.
A new den item set is coming! You can vote for one of three sets: the ice cream parlor, the hair salon, or the Egyptian treasure. I love the historical theme of the Egyptian one, but I absolutely loved the detail of the ice cream parlor. I voted for the latter.
In Too Deep is now available in hard mode. This is one hard adventure that I will NOT be trying out. 😛
Also, new videos in the three theaters will now be released daily. This isn’t big news for me, as I don’t watch them very often, but it’s news nevertheless.
This wasn’t in the Jamaa Journal, but they changed the load screen images. It brings a fresh wave of nostalgia every time I look at them. Oh, AJ, you have come so far.

Thanks for reading! 🙂
Summer ❤

Animal Jam: Stuff Update!!

Hey, guys. I was going to give this post a cooler-sounding title, but I honestly didn’t know what to call it other than a Stuff Update. News Update? Possibly. You can call it whatever you want to.
Anyway, the update. Pet giraffes are here! These little guys are really cute, and when I clicked on them at the Diamond Shop, I got a seriously adorable one that I would actually use. petgiraffesforblog
Also, AJHQ introduced an awesome new den: the crystal palace. It’s enormous. There’s the main house part, which is four stories, plus a giant yard, an underground crystalline cave, and a harbor. Frankly, I’m tempted to buy it, even though I’m saving up my diamonds for an arctic wolf. I think I’m going to do it. Breathe, Summer.
The lions have gone. I’m not too worried about this, since I already have the lion unlocked, but for those of you saving up, sorry you missed your deadline.
The freedom party is here! I’m slightly disappointed, seeing that my fireworks are no longer rare, but it’s also a good opportunity to buy ones in different colors and shapes. The freedom animal hats are back too. Whew. Now I can recycle bunny hats without feeling like I’m destroying something valuable.
There’s now an underwater Adventure Base Camp portal in Bahari Bay, and the underwater adventure Bubble Trouble can be played in hard mode. I may just have to test this later.
The rhinos are coming back!!! I’m extremely excited by this, because I had estimated that the rhinos would be back in March and they’re still gone. They’ve been gone since last June. Really, AJHQ.
Well, that’s all the big stuff. I might also mention that Epic Wonders is having a sale, but that’s not as interesting as the rest, although it does mean that I could get some really cheap outfits. Hmmm…

Thanks for reading! I appreciate it all!!

Summer 🙂