I think the new hunger system is pretty well balanced and requires a little bit of thinking/preparing when fighting enemies. Before, you could just spam the mouse button to eat food and instantly gain your health back.
In light of it looking like an actual complaint, it's like I said before. Now you have to pick your battles and actually learn a thing or 2 about defense. PvP has been ENHANCED because of this. If you learn to keep your hunger full often, you'll get health regen. Then it comes down to avoidance. PvP takes MORE skill than ever.
If hunger was being REMOVED, and food instantly healed you, people would have this same complaint. That it takes "0 skill".
With the addition of blocking and the removal of instant healing, PvP has become a whole hell of a lot harder and definitely takes more skill. I actually ENJOY the PvP now. Spam swinging your sword and scrolling to eat an entire porkchop in one bite and heal back to full takes no skill. The fact that you only regenerate 1/2 a heart every 5 seconds means you need to be much smarter about how you fight. It's also not that hard to dodge someone's attack... just step backwards, duh.
Before 1.8, minecraft PVP was an eating contest, not a battle. It was always either who had the most food or who had the most arrows.
Now, with slowly regenerating health and the requirement to charge arrows to get decent range and damage, you must pick your battles and learn when to attack and when to retreat.
If you hold down right-click with a sword in your hand, it turns sideways. This seems to be blocking, but I don't think it does anything yet.
1.8 has turned minecraft combat into something that requires more skill, and has left the old ways of it being an eating contest. I am very happy with the direction iti s taking, and I fully support hunger.
It would render the cave spider weaker and rotten flesh would have no use. Don't want hunger, then play on peaceful. You probably couldn't take a zombie anyway if you couldn't handle eating one cooked porkchop every 10 minutes. Oh and also, if hunger could be disable, Critical Arrow+Critical Attacks=Death.
Oh, so if i ever get sliced with a sword, i just heal up with a piece of pork? Thats not hardcore, thats *****, and hunger bar ISNT for pussies, its for MEN, and REALISM FTW :tongue.gif:
It just adds a whole lot to survival, which really wasnt minecraft before 1.8.
You say "i just heal up with a piece of pork" thats not ***** or hardcore and id love to see you come onto the server in that video youd get your ass kicked.