Minecraft Enters Beta

The independent game Minecraft has finally entered the long awaited beta. Fans have been eager to see what the beta will bring, Notch had this to say on his Tumblr:

  • Working server-side inventory! Finally! (And as a result of that, a whole pile of bugs and issues got fixed)
    * Made SMP servers save chunks way less often in most cases. Chunks don’t resave if they got saved in the last 30 seconds
    * Moving too far away from a container, or having it blow up, closes the inventory screen
    * Fixed /kill
    * Introduced leaf decay again. It acts differently from before
    * You can now throw eggs
    * On a whim, added super exclusive clan cloaks for Mojang Employees
    * .. and something else, which is even more rare

I personally enjoy Minecraft and can’t wait for more updates, especially Notch fixing multiplayer like he promised so long ago. It is assumed a major Christmas update will be released in similar fashion to the Halloween Special. Let’s hope it’s true.