10 secret features in Minecraft 1.19

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Minecraft has been in active development since its original creator, Notch, was first conceptualized in May 2009.  Since then, the game has received frequent updates.  With 13 years of updates, the game has one of the longest development cycles in the gaming industry.

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1) Avoiding a crop growth penalty

Minecraft has a very complicated farming system.  If several rows of the same crop are next to each other, a penalty is imposed on the growth speed of all crops.

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2) Flower Duplication

As veterans of the game know, using bonemeal on a meadow will occasionally flower as well as grow grass.

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3) Vertical Redstone signaling

Redstone is one of the most complex aspects of Minecraft.  It has many uses that were accidentally discovered by developers over time.

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4) Named Blocks

Most players are probably familiar with Anvil's ability to rename any block or item in the game at the cost of a small amount of experience.  However, what players may not know is that renaming can have unique effects for certain blocks.

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5) Minecart Hoppers

Hopper is invaluable for any player who wants to experiment with the more technical side of the game.  They are exceptionally useful on farms for transporting goods and storage systems so that items can be sorted into the correct chests.

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6) Magma Cube damage

Magma Cubes are one of the most annoying blocks in both the Overworld and the Nether.  As long as the player remains in contact with the block, they deal continuous contact damage.

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7) Carpets

There are a few different blocks that have useful effects, even if they are not pleasant to look at.  For example, slime blocks can completely negate fall damage;  However, they stand out in almost every construction, as they are very bright green in color.

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8) F3 Commands

The F3 menu is something every Java player is familiar with.  Players can access a lot of useful information using it, such as the current biome, player coordinates, facing direction, and even the light level of the block the player is standing on.

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