Think I found a bug with the new launcher. I logged in and played a session in 1.6 but when I closed the application and launched it again it remembered my user name and password and logged me in automatically. I didn't check off the remember password check box and nothing I can do will log me out so next time the program loads it will prompt for a login first. This could be an interesting security issue with accounts.
Ah, yes, but the only way it can be a security flaw is if someone steals your computer.
Pros I noticed:
Everything about the horses is cool - leads, armor, hay, name tags. Had a blast riding them around earlier.
Flew around to a few nether fortresses and the loots are very very good in most of them.
Resources packs and new hunger system are quite nice from what I can tell.
Neutral: I like the stained clay, but personally I think the "claylike-tinge" on the blocks is a bit weird, mainly considering white looks like pink and black looks like brown, etc. The block itself looks really nice, the colors will just need to be worked around slightly.
Not too many, really. I personally am not a huge fan of the look of the launcher myself - its very bland feeling, like something you'd have seen in a computer program in the Windows XP type of graphics. Some of the features in it are cool, but aesthetic wise it could use some work.
Also, the charcoal retexture looks nice, and the coal block looks like it would be good to use as asphalt to make roadways in a town type build and such.
Overall, a great update!
May I add on to the cons if you don't mind?
Current nether fortresses do not spawn blazes or wither skeletons anymore, even if there are blaze spawners. To get more to spawn, find a new fortress in new chunks. It is a bug though.
I found a glitch (don't know where to post this though) if you place a water bucket somewhere water is already at it will have the things meaning a block has broken, but water isn't a block so that shouldn't happen.
Okay. I have negative things to say about this. If you want to argue with me feel free.
First of all, I'm on an iMac. I can't right click anymore. So that means that I can't place down blocks.
Second. The launcher is hideous. It is to contemporary. It's ugly as heck. But that's not the biggest deal.
Third. The server that I play on is having difficulties with 1.6. I can't play on that server anymore because of the update.
So I just wanted to say thanks to Mojang for ruining my Minecraft fun. I will be downgrading back to 1.5.2 so that I can play on the server, and be able to place blocks! Thanks a lot.
First: Do you use a PowerPC based computer and/or java 5 or lower? Support for those was dropped.
Second: The launcher is not done yet. They wanted to get it functioning for the update. They will make it pretty soon. And who cares about the launcher looks anyway? You only have it open for like 3 seconds before clicking the login button.
Third: You can't always expect a server to be in the latest version RIGHT when the update comes out. It takes time to update plugins and other stuff.
When an area increases in difficulty because of your stay, will it be permanent even if you were to leave the area for a while and come back? I would hate for an area where I have established a stable residence to be insanely filled with hard-to-kill mobs forever.
However, now I've encoutered a bug where I can't play on Online mode anymore, with the new launcher. It just gives me the option Offline mode and logout
Auth server is very buggy the last 4 hrs (Since the release) :s
Dont use the "Default" profile. Create a new profile and select version 1.6.1, then you can log in normally.
how do I use texture packs now I put them in the resources folder and nothing
Use Dinnerbones fancy tool on one of the snapshot posts, it changes texturepacks to resourcepack layout. Resourcepack layouts are a little like the .minecraft folder except only the parts with textures and sounds.
The launcher acts more as a client-side server, and afaik this hasn't been implemented yet. So any launchers will need to be updated/redesigned to utilize this new method. Lots of client changes, so don't expect anything from the modders for awhile.
I can mod my game fine, just go here for a tutorial on how to put in mods, mods folder should also still work. It is more tedious though
So I can't get my Minecraft to work when I make a profile that plays on 1.5.2, it launches but the screen just turns black and starts multiple flashes of light that look to be in the shape of a minecraft skeleton. (I know they aren't but they are a similar shape just to give you reference.)
Also, damn, they fixed it so I can't play LAN with the same account as my brother by having one of us play offline and then turn the Wi-Fi back on and connect to the LAN Server.