The Spawn Chunks 273: Where Is 1.21 Headed?

Nov 27, 2023 | podcast

Jonny, and Joel cover final changes coming in the next minor update to Minecraft, discuss potential drops from the breeze, and speculate on where future tinkering may lead Minecraft down the line.

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  • The Minecraft Survival Guide, Season 3
    • Spent the last week working on a guardian farm!
      • Drained a circle around an ocean monument – similar to the guardian farm from The Minecraft Survival Guide, Season 2 – but with a smaller spawning area for the guardians.
      • The new farm will take over from the skeleton farm as the main source of XP. Taking damage from thorns takes a bit of getting used to!
      • The farm is fully functional, but the final look is still undecided.

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FROM: King Smiles
SUBJECT: A Pile Of Bones

Hi Jonny, and Joel,

With the new trial chambers coming soon I feel there is a missed opportunity to introduce two other skeleton types that would fill the empty space in the difficulty range. 

Of course, more mobs, more problems. However, the modded versions of skeletons such as the axe skeleton and sword skeleton would be great additions to the trial spawners. Not only would this add more challenge, but also suspense to each room. 

“Is that a normal skeleton spawner, in which I just need them to shoot each other to survive, or am I going to have to run away from four axe wielding bone boys?”

Curious to what you think!

King Smiles sent all those who insulted the crown to join his Skeleton army.

FROM: SabrielandOJ
DISCORD MEMBER: Landscape Artist Member
SUBJECT: Uses For Breeze Drops

Hi Joel, and Pix,

After listening to your discussion this week about potential drops for the Breeze I had some ideas. The obvious drop would be a ‘wind charge’ or something similar as an analogue to the fire charge that lets players harness the power of the wind for themselves. That would be fun, but like fire charges I think players would struggle to find enough to do, or anything useful or automated to do with it.

My other idea is for the Breeze to drop something that can be used as a potion ingredient for brewing a potion of cold resistance, similar to how blaze powder is an ingredient in fire resistance. I don’t imagine it would be the most used potion, but it would be cool (no pun intended) to have. Currently our only defense against powdered snow is “don’t fall in” whereas other damage types like drowning, and fire have potions that specifically negate them.

SabrielandOJ fell in powdered snow, but didn’t die thanks to their potion of cold resistance.

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Where Is Minecraft 1.21 Headed?

With Minecraft 1.20.3 moving into the pre-release stage we are unlikely to see any new features aimed at the Minecraft 1.21 release in 2024. With a pause on announced  new features, Jonny, and Joel speculate on what the tinkering team at Mojang may have in store for the next major update to Minecraft.