Big Changes Coming in Minecraft Update 1.3 Including Tripwire, Writing and Trading

on July 6, 2012 10:00 AM

It feels like it’s been far too long since we’ve seen a truly massive Minecraft update but that changes with the announcement of what the 1.3 update will be bringing to the game. The list of changes and additions is absolutely astounding in size so I feel I should advise you ahead of time that you’ve got some reading ahead of you if you plan to check it out.

Highlights include the addition of tripwire which should make for some interesting uses in traps as well as the ability to finally write in books and a new ore has been introduced in the form of Emeralds which are used in a trading fashion with the villagers who have a new shop system of sorts. If you want to see the full list of changes check out the official blog post or this linked post on Reddit from said post.

Many screenshots were added to the Reddit post which I’ve put in the gallery below. 

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John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.