Mojang has announced 1.17, the next big update for Minecraft that is all set to release the coming summer that is about the caves and cliffs update. I might be bouncing up and down because of joy, but I am not smiling, and you know why? It’s because it’s still going to take more than half a year at least to get to this update.
The news about the new updates came via a live stream from Mojang on October 3, 2020. I think it is worth notifying at this point the updates are not all set in stone. If you are this early in development, there’s no way that these features are going to be exactly as they come, although the article shall give a nice hint of what these new features may look like. So, stay till the end.
Lush Cave Biome
It includes all kinds of things, including azaleas spore blossom, grows berries, and a few others. When you get into the lush caves, not only do you find these little azalea bushes, and then a normal like lush cave bush, you see all of these glow berries hanging from the ceiling that is by all means just a much nicer variation on vines. Now, the name suggests that they glow, and they look to be a light source in themselves, which is impressive. Any light source in Minecraft is welcoming. Come on! Who likes the pitch-black caves with creeping mobs.
Drip leaf plant
They showed a little video of what this is, and it seems to be growing in lush caves as well. Also, it is specifically a parkour block that seems to act as a floating platform, and if you stand on it too long, you fall. Meaning traps and parkour are the next great thing for this. So, crafters lookout for this whenever you wish to build some hideous traps.
New Cave Generation
They showed and quite an extensive example of what the caves might look like. It is spectacular that there are going to be areas completely underwater and, at other places, enough space for you actually to fly. This inclusion is appreciable because caves at the moment are just far too narrow and cramped to do anything. Furthermore, excavating a huge amount of earth in Minecraft is aching, especially while building a base underground. Thus, this is a great move, though not a particularly unexpected one, of course, as the name already suggests.
It is a trap makers dream come true. It can detect footsteps; no longer will you have to use a tripwire hook or a button, or a pressure plate. However, it tough to predict what its limitations are going to be and how it’s going to balance with the pre-existing Redstone components that might get a little futile considering the current look of it. It will be interesting to see how they turn out.
From the initial looks, it appears terrifying and strong. Also, it works on a new mechanic called vibrations, so essentially this mob will sense vibrations. Player movement and things that they’re doing, like placing blocks down, will attract them instead of the line of sight, so the warden mob is a blind mob. However, the damage it causes is enormous. In full nether right armor, it only takes what one hit, and the health is below half; another hit and players are out.
It is, of course, a new kind of ore that is added after a long time. I am unsure if the players would want a new category of pickaxes or not if they come with ore. However, it comes as a splendid block for decoration with nice texture and unique color. Of course, there will be other practical uses of it as well. One of them is the lightning rod that diverts the lightning strike from your build that is always a glad tiding for the players who are a fan of wooden bases.
Mountains and Goats
Since the viewers voted for mountains, Mojang showed us a screenshot. Though the prospect is welcoming, the first impression doesn’t awe-strike. However, we understand that it’s in the early stages of development, and the final include is hopefully going to be a fascinating one. With mountains, of course, came the goats, who appear to be very cool. They are fluffy, warm, and quite adorable. However, the subtle feature that attracted me the most was their ability to attack with their head that, at the same, was both realistic and adorably vicious.