Both servers now have Bukkit for Minecraft 1.1 on them. With that comes a number of improvements, courtesy of Jens and Jon.
- Enchantments are more appropriate to your XP level
- Bows can be enchanted
- Firey arrows now burn those they hit.
- Golden apples can be crafted and red apples sometimes fall from oak trees (on shearing)
- Transitions between biomes and swamp colours have been improved
- New land will have beaches and biomes will vary in altitude more.
- Any taiga biomes will have snow and ice.
- Sheep eat grass and grow back wool
- Ladders and gates are easier to use
- Gates can be opened and closed by redstone circuits
- Melons and pumpkins also grow on dirt
- Magma cubes give magma cream as spoils
- Creative gamemode includes spawn eggs which will generate most mobs.
- BUG: Note blocks don't work
- BUG: Gates may close of their own accord
The main changes that people will notice will be the sheep growing their wool back and the snow. We can manually stop snow when it is falling but there is no setting to deactivate rain and snow permanently. It is part of the game, that we knew was coming. So you might find that your building site or mine will soon be covered in snow. I'm afraid that we will just have to live with that, like all changes in Minecraft.
The other major change is the introduction of spawn eggs in Creative gamemode. These allow players to create their own mobs, be it sheep, wolves or creepers. While monsters will despawn, the misuse eggs of these can still easily crash the server or ruin other players' game (and constructions). Because of that, a new rule is being added to the Division's Code of Conduct -
Spawn eggs are not to be used to generate mobs
Spawn eggs cannot be used to generate mobs of any sort without the consent of administrators. Monster mobs especially are not welcome on Sanctuary and their generation may be treated as griefing.
As the rule indicates, this is *particularly* important on Sanctuary. If you think you have a valid reason to use a spawn egg, then run it by a moderator or administrator first. Otherwise, we may treat the spawning of any mobs as griefing.