Developers are all set to magnify details in Minecraft even more, an ambitious goal to say the least when you consider the depth of the game already.
We are writing this guide to familiarize you with all the currently known changes being made in the game and to tell you about the new stuff being added to it as well. Let’s not waste any time and jump straight into the first section of this guide:
Flat: If you are not the hardworking type, or you are a beginner and want to explore the level of creativity offered in Minecraft, then the “Flat” world option is your best pick. This world option is based on one layer of grass, two layers of dirt and a layer of bedrock.
However, be warned, choosing this option will make you forgo the buried structures like Strongholds and consequently, enemies will find you more easily. Furthermore, choosing the Flat option will result in an entirely new level.
Creative Mode: This is by far the most expressive mode. It grants you the ability of flight meaning you have access to any type of block in abundance. Furthermore, there are no enemies to contend with here so you can do your sculpting in peace.
You cannot switch between two modes during the game. However, you can create a world in creative mode quit out of it and then load it up on the survival mode. A positive in the Xbox 360 version is that the interface is much easier to deal with.
Tutorial World: Latest patch(1.8.2 to be exact) has changed all the existing tutorial world secrets and Easter eggs thus making it worthwhile to actually revisit the tutorial world even if you are veteran of the game. There are also twelve more additional chest for you to uncover in this revamped tutorial world.
Furthermore, there are new structures, terrain types and mechanics for you to learn about.
Exploration and Combat System
Hunger: This perhaps the most drastic change made to the survival mode. It is definitely going to add another layer of difficulty to this mode of the game.
Basically, they have added a new “food bar.” This new bar is drained by the player’s actions. When you eat food now it longer adds to your health bar instead it fills the food bar. Note that the food bar also affects your health bar as well.
If it is 90% or above your health, bar will regenerate over time. If your food bar is 60% or below you would not be able to regenerate health and would not be able to run also.
When your food bar is 0%, your health will start to decrease with time.
Now on to the food types you can eat. For e.g. a cake fills up a big chunk of your food bar, six shanks of your food bar to be precise. So stock up on those eggs, flour and sugar. Pork chops, mushroom stews, baked potatoes and pumpkin pies are solid diet ass well adding four chunks to your bar.
Sometimes in desperate situation players may be forced to eat stuff that can be poisonous to them like zombie flesh.
Luckily, the poison effects do not stack up in the game only the latest poison effect counts. So if you already are poison no need to be choosy about food, then just gobble down more of the stuff, which initially poisoned you.
Remember the poison stays for 30 seconds and depletes your food bar.
Note that pedaling a boat does not seem to deplete your food bar that much but jumping when you are running sure makes your tummy to rumble a lot.