Dinnerbone Hints 1.9 Feature with 'Meaningless' Picture

Earlier today Dinnerbone teased the eager masses with a 'meaningless' screenshot on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/595224755126534144

Upon clicking the image, some of you may see nothing, or maybe get an error, but according to Reddit user /u/FiredPlayer, the image is actually a cleverly hidden hint at a 1.9 feature.
"The picture posted is 2×204960. Dinnerbone split an 854×480 pixel image (usual dimension for screenshots) into 2 pixel wide strips, and put these strips vertically, creating a 2×204960 image. Some code converts it back into the original image..."

And what's the image, you wonder?

xEj71Bl[1]The image, when converted back to it's normal state, appears to be of new arrow types, and a quiver to hold them.  The quiver appears to have its own slot, and there also appears to be another slot below the 2x2 crafting area, which appears to be a shield.

It appears Minecraft 1.9 is probably back on development pace again, and if Mojang plans on it, we might see a snapshot soon!

Edit: I also want to mention that the Quiver in the screenshot uses a texture that has been in the game since Indev.

 

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JoshB104
May 4, 2015 at 3:12 PM delete

Finally! This has been a long time coming.

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Harry Kelly
May 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM delete

Um... The shield slot is to the LEFT not right

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Adam Easley
May 5, 2015 at 1:34 AM delete

I you consider that you are the your player in the upper left (or in the players case right) then the shild is on the right side. its confusing! ;)

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DarthG8r
May 5, 2015 at 8:16 AM delete

It's more in the middle... You could also say under the crafting interface?
:)

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dmjab14
May 5, 2015 at 9:40 AM delete

Interesting. Probably won't be able to spam arrows anymore, gonna have to load them into the quiver.

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Tyler Clements
May 5, 2015 at 11:26 AM delete

Fixed! Thanks.

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Place Name Here l Tutorials, G
May 5, 2015 at 11:25 PM delete

Looks cool but the shield could be bad if it's implemented wrong it could be a game breaker however this is dinnerbone and we thought the same about slime blocks hopefully it'll be fine =-)

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May 7, 2015 at 1:53 AM delete

How fast does the community decode these messages?
I mean first the hidden QR code in the april fools update and then this, Dinnerbone sure has to make these harder...

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pOtatO_9_10
May 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM delete

You can also see the quiver on his back!

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KKPUPPYLOVE
May 9, 2015 at 6:28 PM delete

YESS new arrows and an efficient way to carry them around

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yo chicken (yo chicken)
May 12, 2015 at 1:48 PM delete

oh wow dinner bone hiting consoles and other platforms ive and other people have been waiting for this for a long...... time and we finally hit it
WHO'S HYPE OFF OF DINNER BONE ON CONSOLE'S!

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May 13, 2015 at 1:39 PM delete

Dinnerbone is the username of a Minecraft PC developer. He doesn't work on the console edition.

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June 3, 2015 at 8:26 PM delete

FFXIV

Too bad we have to return them .

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