I disagree with the accusation that this is speculation.
First, you are correct. The Mojam games have nothing to do with Minecraft, but none of the games are even close to Minecraft's graphics. That screenshot is completely out of place, and obviously taken in Minecraft.
Second, a bread crumb placed either purposefully or accidentally by a Mojang employee, regardless of whether or not it was located in Minecraft-related areas, is nowhere near speculation. This is one of two things: they kept hay bales secret up to this point and making us stew with this "test" picture, or it is another red herring like skis were. Either way, this article should stay until confirmation of either intent is received. If it turned out to be a red herring, then we'll just put this in Unimplemented features, possibly under joke features because of the increasing exposure of the Reddit thread.
I would also like to point out what Mojang's blog said about "Nuke the Dinosaurs", which is the game this screenshot was found in:
Nuke the Dinosaurs Blueprint Prototype. This surprise title is still getting worked on by Junkboy, Aron, Jon [Kagstrom], and Steven (he’s from Surasshu Sound), but they’ve decided to release the blueprint prototype early.
"Surprise title", as well as three Mojang employees. In fact, on Surasshu Sound's blog, this fourth team was "super secret". There were initially supposed to be only three Mojam teams.
—Kanegasi ☺C 22:10, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
- Fair enough; the people on Reddit didn't explain this nearly as clearly. "I found a new block hidden in one of the Mojam2 files" doesn't say that there was a screenshot of Minecraft, containing a previously-unseen texture, hidden in an unrelated game. -- Orthotope 22:20, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Why? The block is confirmed in MC 2.0 --Minecraft5025 (MC5025) (Talk! Contributions!) 15:23, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
Extrapolating from there, assuming that it is indeed straw and not hay, this suggests that the Straw Bale block is related to Wheat. If it were hay, it would be related to... Tall Grass, maybe? Metonymia 16:56, 27 March 2013 (GMT+1)
This makes sense with the upcoming addition of horses.
Mavik 11:29, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
The page title should be changed to "Hay Bale" (with an uppercase "B" in bale) in order to match with the other page titles. Busboy79 01:19, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
- No, we'll wait for the ingame name, unless someone can code dive and find it hidden somewhere. Page names match ingame names, including capitalization. If the next snapshot brings the tooltip out and it's "Hay bale", then the page stays as "Hay bale".
—Kanegasi ☺C00:52, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Do hay bales only feed horses? If wheat feeds cows and sheep why wouldn't a hay bale made from wheat feed them as well?
- Sheep only eat grass, cows don't eat anything. To my knowlage. So yes, it does feed only horses and donkeys. -Creepergoboom64 19:30, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Hay bales are flammable, right?
I put lava on hay bales and they didn't burn, yet it says that they are flammable. Something wrong?
Hay Bales making my mobs reproduce?
I have noticed on 1.7.4 that since I added a few hay bales to my cow pen, my cows have been multiplying spontaneously. I haven't seen them go into love mode or any new calves, but I haven't been watching closely either. I just keep noticing extra cows when I count them. Is anyone else noticing this besides me? Are the hay bales causing it? Thelink225 (talk) 12:57, 20 January 2014 (UTC)