Mojang’s latest developer snapshot suggests Minecraft’s anticipated 1.4 build will include a much requested feature – a modding API for servers. What that means for those of us at home is that servers will be able to push out mod files to connected clients, so you won’t have to install whatever your host has before you can join the fun
It’s not all avoiding rummaging through mod files, though – the snapshot also includes some changes to enemy behaviour. Mobs may now spawn with equipment, meaning smacking down a skeleton could earn you a shovel or similar, and will attack villages. You’d do well to protect your NPC friends as zombies are capable of converting them, meaning you could end up with a nest of them on your doorstep, and turning them back will cost you a golden apple and potion of weakness.
For advanced builders, two new blocks over even more options. The Redstone Command block can be programmed with server-commands, while a second, unnamed block will buff players when placed above pyramids of valuable minerals.
Minecraft 1.3.2 still has that new-car smell so expect these details to change ahead of 1.4′s undated release.
Source: PC GamesN