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Minecraft Full Launch in November

The Word of Notch has news on plans for the full launch of Minecraft on November 11, which is also the release date for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, inspiring the unofficial tagline "us too." Notch also acknowledges that the official launch of a constantly changing game is a little hard to pin down: "Itís a bit tricky to really do a release for Minecraft as we keep updating it all the time. For one, the version we deem as the ďfull versionĒ wonít be very different at all from what the game was like a week ago, and weíll keep adding features after the release as well, so itís really more of a milestone when we finally get rid of the Beta label, and some kind of goal for us to work towards. The plan is to be open with this and try to get people to cheer us on as much as possible, but to be open with the fact that the game wonít change much at the actual release day. (Itís more a progress up until that point)." He also offers an update on the game:

Weíve been working on finishing up Achievements and Statistics for 1.5, I ran into some issues with JSON, got frustrated, and added weather instead. Developing new features like that is what I enjoy doing the most, so I ended up covering a lot of ground. Thereís periodic downfall (snow in snowy areas, rain in others, nothing in deserts) that make the sky darker, hides the sun, moon and stars, and makes everything wet. Ice grows back in cold regions, and snowfall covers the ground when itís snowing. During rain/snow, there can be occasional thunderstorms with lightning. I havenít finished the actual lightning bolt yet, but everything else is fairly done. Once the stats are done and the weather has been tested through, weíll release 1.5. Iím guessing this will be next week. The piston mod might get added, but it will not be in time for 1.5.

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3. Re: Minecraft Full Launch in November Apr 7, 2011, 23:12 Nate
 
Whats the piston mod?  
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