February 02, 2014
My kids and I were playing minecraft today and we ran into an issue where they weren't the best at avoiding creepers. After rebuilding structures a handful of times, I decided to ask the internet what could be done about making creepers less annoying. After a quick search, I found this thread. And I quote:
Added /gamerule [gamerule] [true/false] to look up and change gamerules regarding Command Block output /gamerule doFireTick - Whether fire should spread /gamerule doMobLoot - Whether mobs should drop items /gamerule doMobSpawning - Whether mobs should naturally spawn /gamerule doTileDrops - Whether blocks should have drops (does not work for paintings) /gamerule keepInventory - Whether the player should keep items in their inventory if they die. /gamerule mobGriefing - Whether creepers, endermen and withers should be able to change blocks. /doDaylightCycle - Toggles the day-night cycle (the sun stops moving and stays where it is)
How awesome is this!? Not only is it a simple solution for creepers, but it also has nifty solutions for other game mechanics that make things super annoying! (The most annoying to me being: loss of items on death and fire places burning down the house.) This is going to make playing survival mode a lot more fun and kid-friendly.
Now, if only they'd implement one that increases the light-block range, so we don't have to put torches so close together to prevent zombie spawns inside the house!