As mentioned by Jeb_ on Twitter the next update (Minecraft 1.12) will feature the ability to dye your bed 16 different colours.

No longer are we restricted to just red!



However, I like the response from @eckoxsoldier, where he suggested mixing this in with banners (for some interesting results!):

I've just created a playlist of videos found on YouTube, recorded by past and current players of the server. Let me know if you are aware of others!

The main requirement is that it must be recorded on the server.

Videos from players (MCLeiger)


Additionally, I've started up a Hardcore series and new videos will be released every Tuesday:

Minecraft Hardcore (2017)


There are other videos as well, including the Sea of Flame challenge map series:

Sea of Flame #1

Sea of Flame #2


Do you want to be added to the YouTube playlist at the top? Record a video, upload it to YouTube, and let me know!
The first snapshot for Minecraft 1.12 has been released, giving us an early look into the new features that will be available.

Concrete!
This is a new block not previously available in 1.11 or below. You can get it by crafting:
  • 4 Sand
  • 4 Gravel
  • One of any dye
  • Result = 8 Concrete Powder blocks

Then mix the concrete powder with water in the world (not on the crafting bench) to create concrete!

There are 16 colours available, one for each dye.


Glazed Terracotta
Yet another new block, Terracotta is one of the most interesting blocks to be introduced in the game so far. There is nothing quite like it in the game yet, and I can see it being very useful as a decorative block.

Obtain some by smelting any coloured stained clay in a furnace.




Terracotta can be used to make detailed patterns!

It doesn't stop there. Terracotta is placed based on the direction you are facing, so you can change the orientation of the blocks to whatever you want.

Some examples I came up with:
Using the magenta Glazed Terracotta to create a directional path

Using the purple and light gray Glazed Terracotta to create other patterns


Imagine using these in your base

These can be placed on the ground, the roof, or walls -- creating an interesting way to decorate your base in a way that we haven't been able to do before. Additionally, the colour palette has been updated for the existing wool blocks and banners.

Hopefully this isn't the last of the decorative changes in 1.12!



What are you most excited about?

Let me know in the comments, below!


Click on the source link below to find out more about what I've mentioned above - and to read up on the other changes that are part of this snapshot.

Source: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/17w06a
=== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ===


Known only as the Cake Maniac, and hailing from an unknown origin, this villain was last spotted at spawn last Sunday.

Players are warned to lock up their cakes behind iron doors, keep a close watch on their baby villagers, and to report any sightings directly to police.

Do NOT - I repeat, do NOT - attempt to confront the man if you see him. He is armed with eggs and sugar and considered extremely dangerous.





Source: @Minecraft
This is advance notice that in the future (1-3 months from now) we will hold a competition open to everyone with the aim to replace the current banners on the web homepage.

Screenshots will need to be of the current MCLeiger survival world. They can include something you or another player have built, or they can be a nature shot (e.g. sunrise over hills) - as long as you can prove that the screenshot was taken on MCLeiger.

Further details for this competition will be announced at a later date. However, it may be worthwhile considering over the next couple of months whether you will build something deliberately for this competition, or use an existing build - and how you will frame your screenshot.

If you are looking for inspiration, many of the images found here would be suitable entries:

Google Image Search: "excellent minecraft screenshots"

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