The Spawn Chunks 145: Minecraft 1.17 First Impressions

The Spawn Chunks 145: Minecraft 1.17 First Impressions

Jonny and Joel share their first impressions of The Caves & Cliffs Update: Part 1, answer listener email about new Minecraft 1.17 features, and discuss the gates between players, and new blocks in the game.

The Spawn Chunks 144: The Nether Update Wrap-Up

The Spawn Chunks 144: The Nether Update Wrap-Up

Joel and Jonny rundown the latest tweaks to The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1, coming to Minecraft tomorrow, before answering listener email and taking a look back at their personal highlights from The Nether Update.

The Spawn Chunks 143: Hidden Depths And Pre-Releases

The Spawn Chunks 143: Hidden Depths And Pre-Releases

Jonny and Joel cover the imminent release of Minecraft The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1, with bug fixes and tweaks in pre-release builds, then get their feet wet in the Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC.

The Spawn Chunks 142: Blocks In Focus

The Spawn Chunks 142: Blocks In Focus

Joel and Jonny talk tweaks in the latest Minecraft snapshot, the release date and some features of the Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC, and discuss their block priorities in anticipation of The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1.

The Spawn Chunks 141: A Birthday Without Candles

The Spawn Chunks 141: A Birthday Without Candles

Jonny and Joel light a candle for candles, listen for clues on the future of sculk sensors, and celebrate Minecraft’s birthday before bundling together some listener email for the May Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 140: Pointing Out Signposts

The Spawn Chunks 140: Pointing Out Signposts

Joel and Jonny review changes in goat behaviour in the latest #Minecraft snapshot, as well as ore distribution in The Caves & Cliffs Preview data pack, then discuss the idea of more signposts to guide players in Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 139: Can’t Catch Me, Copper

The Spawn Chunks 139: Can’t Catch Me, Copper

Jonny and Joel talk about tweaks and adjustments in latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot before answering email about mobscicles, The Caves & Cliffs copper conundrum, and cloud saves in Minecraft Dungeons.

The Spawn Chunks 138: The Vein Of Our Existence

The Spawn Chunks 138: The Vein Of Our Existence

Joel and Jonny mine through ore veins, dripstone growth, and another pass at the raw ore, and raw ore block textures before answering listener email in the April Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 137: The Caves And Cliffs Split

The Spawn Chunks 137: The Caves And Cliffs Split

Jonny and Joel discuss the news that Mojang is splitting The Caves And Cliffs Update into two separate updates, slated for summer and holiday 2021, as well as the new features and textures introduced in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 136: Raw Ores And More

The Spawn Chunks 136: Raw Ores And More

Joel and Jonny share their thoughts on the addition of new raw ores in Minecraft and how these changes to mining, and the recent changes to ore distribution, may effect the Minecraft mining meta in the future.

The Spawn Chunks 135: A Light Snapshot

The Spawn Chunks 135: A Light Snapshot

Jonny and Joel shed some light on the latest Java snapshot, gab about goats and the glow squid, pontificate on powder snow, and mull over mega caves.

The Spawn Chunks 133: Wax On, Axe Off

The Spawn Chunks 133: Wax On, Axe Off

Jonny and Joel take a look at the technical changes to copper and moss in the latest Minecraft Java snapshot before having a round table discussion about cave biomes and intended Minecraft gameplay.

The Spawn Chunks 132: Rushing Into Lush Caves

The Spawn Chunks 132: Rushing Into Lush Caves

Joel and Jonny talk new deepslate textures and new OpenGL rendering, before hanging out with some cave vines, glow berries and overgrown abandoned mine shafts in the new lush cave biome.

The Spawn Chunks 130: Deepslate And Dungeons DLC

The Spawn Chunks 130: Deepslate And Dungeons DLC

Joel and Jonny review the latest changes to ore textures, grimstone to deeepslate, smooth basalt in the overworld, and the evolution of Minecraft Dungeons in the Flames Of The Nether DLC.

The Spawn Chunks 129: A Grim Change To Caves

The Spawn Chunks 129: A Grim Change To Caves

Jonny and Joel examine the addition of grimstone to Minecraft caves, and how the grimstone family of blocks work into to the existing stone palette. Then, it’s on to listener email about light, helmets, cave biomes and more in the February Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 128: Talkin’ ‘Bout Cave Generation

The Spawn Chunks 128: Talkin’ ‘Bout Cave Generation

Joel and Jonny spark a conversation about Flames of The Nether coming to Minecraft Dungeons, then light their torches and spelunk into the massive changes to Minecraft cave generation in the latest Caves & Cliffs snapshot. Tighten your harness, there’s a lot to say!

The Spawn Chunks 127: Leafing Through Lush Caves

The Spawn Chunks 127: Leafing Through Lush Caves

Jonny and Joel explore powder snow and copper changes the latest Caves & Cliffs snapshot, share listener emails in response to the modern pace of Minecraft, and uproot some thoughts about the new lush cave decorative blocks.

The Spawn Chunks 126: Dispensing With Copper Concerns

The Spawn Chunks 126: Dispensing With Copper Concerns

Joel and Jonny shoot out some ideas about dispensers waxing copper blocks in the the latest Bedrock Beta before discussing how glow ink could change lighting blocks, and the pace of modern day Minecraft play.

The Spawn Chunks 125: We Lichen The Glow Squid

The Spawn Chunks 125: We Lichen The Glow Squid

Jonny and Joel race to see who can complete Minecraft Dungeons the fastest – Spoiler: Not them – then dive into the deep ocean to see what the new glow squid will bring players in the latest Caves & Cliffs snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 124: Laying Out Listener Ideas

The Spawn Chunks 124: Laying Out Listener Ideas

Joel and Jonny touch on the release of Minecraft 1.16.5 fixing specific server crashes before digging into listener email about horizontal blocks, switching mobs, and axolotl appetites.

The Spawn Chunks 123: Farewell To Minecraft Earth

The Spawn Chunks 123: Farewell To Minecraft Earth

Jonny and Joel say goodbye to Minecraft Earth and discuss Minecraft Dungeons speed runs before an email lead conversation about Minecraft music, and the trickle out Caves & Cliffs update release schedule.

The Spawn Chunks 122: Crafting The Year Ahead

The Spawn Chunks 122: Crafting The Year Ahead

Joel and Jonny take a brief look back at the 2020 Minecraft properties Mojang Studios has released, lay out their plans for new Minecraft projects, and discuss what they’re excited about doing in Minecraft in 2021.