It wouldn’t be a day ending in “Y” if we didn’t have a Minecraft snapshot! Today’s snapshot focuses on some ore changes and cave spawning changes mainly.

Changes in 21w17a

  • Small dripleaves can now also be placed on moss blocks
  • Copper ore drops 2-3 raw copper when mined, or more when using a tool enchanted with Fortune
  • Copper blocks are now crafted from 9 copper ingots
  • Tweaked the texture of raw metal blocks

Minecraft Snapshot 21w17a Texture Comparison 

Changes to the Caves & Cliffs Preview

Minecraft Snapshot 21w17a Noodle Caves 

  • Large Ore Veins have been tweaked
  • Added thinner, squigglier, and more claustrophobic variant of spaghetti caves

Large Ore Veins

  • Ore veins are now slightly rarer and slightly smaller (but they are still large!)
  • The ores in the vein are clumpier and less evenly distributed
  • If you are lucky you may find a raw ore block in the vein

Bugs fixed in 21w17a

  • MC-170443 Banner copying recipe ignores existence of other items in crafting grid
  • MC-187664 World border uses float to determine its size, making some border sizes inaccessible, and cannot be set to 30 million or beyond
  • MC-201269 Constantly teleporting player to a phantom crashes the game/kicks the player
  • MC-203570 Candles aren’t grouped in the recipe book
  • MC-203745 Repeated teleport between dimensions causes the entity to duplicate on the client
  • MC-204031 Waxed Cut Copper (any level of weathered) have two separate recipes in the recipe book
  • MC-214187 Void platform generates multiple times
  • MC-214735 Horse disappears when dying while riding it and reloading the world while it’s unloaded
  • MC-214838 Big dripleaf stem remains after breaking a stem or leaf above it
  • MC-214865 Floating islands world type generates extreme terrain
  • MC-219155 Fishing line only starts on half distance between the fishing rod and bobber (Apple M1 only)
  • MC-219840 You cannot unlock the recipe for Mossy Stone Bricks
  • MC-219842 Recipes for mossy cobblestone and mossy stone bricks aren’t grouped
  • MC-220033 (Parity issue) Hanging Roots can’t be waterlogged
  • MC-221560 Copper/Coal Ore in Deepslate Patches aren’t Deepslate Ores
  • MC-222008 Empty/missing template pool error grammar mistake
  • MC-222520 Raw and Ore smelting previews aren’t grouped together
  • MC-223055 Amethyst buds and cluster have an unused blockstate
  • MC-223792 Shrinking world border with center past x/z 29999983 crashes the game

Check out wattles’ coverage of the new changes below.

My Thoughts

The texture changes are very minor and not too noticeable, but I do feel that the fact that they keep tweaking them shows how excited the art department is about this new content.

I think the newly tweaked spaghetti caves look really cool and it will change the formula up for cave diving. With a ton of Minecraft ‘ s gameplay taking place underground, this formula change up could breathe a huge breath of fresh air for a lot of people.

Wrapping Up

Do these spaghetti caves have you hungry for the Caves and Cliffs Update? The summer can’t come soon enough!

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