The Spawn Chunks 275: Fly-Over Features

The Spawn Chunks 275: Fly-Over Features

Jonny, and Joel cover the release of Minecraft: Java Edition 1.20.4, as well as a new update to Bedrock Edition, answer listener email about beds, and llamas, and discuss some fly over Minecraft features that could use updating.

The Spawn Chunks 274: Stocking Up On Inventory

The Spawn Chunks 274: Stocking Up On Inventory

Joel, and Jonny cover the last details of Minecraft 1.20.3 now in the pre-release stage, then unpack several emails from the community about the crafter, the player interface, and how new chest ideas could help with Minecraft inventory management.

The Spawn Chunks 273: Where Is 1.21 Headed?

The Spawn Chunks 273: Where Is 1.21 Headed?

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.

The Spawn Chunks 271: The Depth Of Trial Chambers

The Spawn Chunks 271: The Depth Of Trial Chambers

Jonny, and Joel explore the possibilities hidden inside the new Trial Chambers in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot, speculate on the purpose of the trial key, and relay important information about the new Official Minecraft Server List.

The Spawn Chunks 270: Block Salad

The Spawn Chunks 270: Block Salad

Joel, and Jonny touch on tuff bricks being upside down, and other small changes in the new Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about the future of flora, and fauna in the game, and weigh in on real world context influencing player block selection.

The Spawn Chunks 269: Expanding Tuff And Copper Blocks

The Spawn Chunks 269: Expanding Tuff And Copper Blocks

Jonny, and Joel discuss the new bat model, and some technical changes coming in Minecraft 1.20.3, then share their first impressions of the new tuff, and copper blocks shared in the experimental features of the latest snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 268: Auto Crafting The Future

The Spawn Chunks 268: Auto Crafting The Future

Joel, and Jonny share some listener feedback on the armadillo, wolf armour, and trial chambers, then discuss their first look at the crafter in the experimental features of the latest Minecraft snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 267: Minecraft Live 2023 Recap

The Spawn Chunks 267: Minecraft Live 2023 Recap

Jonny, and Joel recap the announcements from Minecraft Live 2023, including new trial chambers, new copper blocks and bulbs, and automated crafting coming to the next full version Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 266: Mob Vote Fact Or CAP

The Spawn Chunks 266: Mob Vote Fact Or CAP

Joel, and Jonny review a new Java Edition snapshot that addresses shields – the other kind of blocking in Minecraft – before discussing the potential, and possibilities of the crab, the armadillo, and the penguin, the three mobs that are part of the 2023 Minecraft Live mob vote.

The Spawn Chunks 264: Predicting The Mob Vote

The Spawn Chunks 264: Predicting The Mob Vote

Joel, and Jonny run down the changes to Minecraft in the release of Java Edition 1.20.2, and speculate on what kind of new mobs the community will be presented with in the upcoming mob vote during Minecraft Live 2023.

The Spawn Chunks 263: Shedding Light On Minecraft Live

The Spawn Chunks 263: Shedding Light On Minecraft Live

Jonny, and Joel speculate on their coverage of Minecraft Live coming up on October 15, then discuss listener email on rebalancing the grindstone, the potential of redstone lanterns, and neon signs, and how some players pace their Minecraft play leading up to new releases of the game.

The Spawn Chunks 262: A Roadmap For Villagers

The Spawn Chunks 262: A Roadmap For Villagers

Joel, and Jonny cover the new experimental villager trade changes in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition Pre-release, and discuss villager trade feedback via listener email before sharing their own thoughts on the new Cartographer, and Armorer trades.

The Spawn Chunks 260: Old Minecraft, New Tricks

The Spawn Chunks 260: Old Minecraft, New Tricks

Joel, and Jonny share where they are with their current Minecraft projects, field listener feedback about items despawning, and Deep Dark mending, then discuss if Minecraft players want the game to be easier, and how to decide on the right mod for the job.

The Spawn Chunks 259: A Rebalancing Act

The Spawn Chunks 259: A Rebalancing Act

Jonny, and Joel review Mojang’s new procedures on moderating player names, and player skins, keep new hostile mob reach at arms length, and read listener email about villager trading, controlled enchanting, and the importance of the Minecraft community.

The Spawn Chunks 258: Encyclopedia Minecraftia

The Spawn Chunks 258: Encyclopedia Minecraftia

Joel, and Jonny vibe with the latest Minecraft snapshot update to skulk sensor frequencies, hear listener feedback on villager trading, and the idea of an in-game Minecraft codex strikes a chord.

The Spawn Chunks 257: Swamped In Trading Changes

The Spawn Chunks 257: Swamped In Trading Changes

Jonny, and Joel discuss the two way street for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition parity, Bedrock Beta & Preview news, then review the proposed changes to villager trading in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 256: Resisting Perfection

The Spawn Chunks 256: Resisting Perfection

Joel, and Jonny stick their noses into the idea of a spell book in Minecraft, answer listener email about the challenges of translating urban architecture into blocks, and discuss the pleasures, and pitfalls of perfectionism in Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 255: The Minecraft Mindset

The Spawn Chunks 255: The Minecraft Mindset

Jonny, and Joel simmer through their latest summer builds in Minecraft, answer listener email about the challenges of in-game potion brewing, and discuss how avid Minecraft players often see the world around them.

The Spawn Chunks 254: The Cherry Blossom On Top

The Spawn Chunks 254: The Cherry Blossom On Top

Joel, and Jonny bring everyone up to speed on the latest parity changes to Minecraft Bedrock Edition, then answer listener email about dark archaeology, modding made too easy, the enchanting brain twister, and a predicament placing pink petals.

The Spawn Chunks 253: The Self-Imposed Challenge

The Spawn Chunks 253: The Self-Imposed Challenge

Jonny, and Joel share what’s new in their Minecraft worlds, answer listener email about trimming up villager trades, and wandering camels, then discuss common player set challenges in Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 252: It Takes A Village

The Spawn Chunks 252: It Takes A Village

Joel, and Jonny take a look at the change to official Minecraft information on Reddit, answer listener email about trading for armour templates, and discuss if villagers, and professions should be updated with new features as Minecraft continues expand content.