In Minecraft’s 8-year history, one of the subjects that has barely been changed in ores. That is why I am proposing two new ores in this post.
Taffeite requires an Diamond Pickaxe to mine. Taffeite ore appears as a purple tinted yet mirror-like ore. Taffeite blocks and ingots. Taffeite appears in the regular overworld at y:4-y:12. appear as white blocks with a very, very slight purple tint. Taffeite lines up right next to diamond in the “Uncommon Items” Group, however Taffeite is rarer than diamond, with ~5 Diamonds per 2 Taffeite. Despite this, Taffeite has no combat uses.Diamond still remains #1 for combat gear. Taffeite Blocks knocks Obsidian out of the #1 place for Blast resistance (ignoring Bedrock, Command Blocks, and Structure Blocks, as those are not usable in survival.), with ~7,000-10,000 Blast resistance. Taffeite can also be used to tip pickaxes for 2 Taffeite, increasing Durability, Mining Speed, and allows them to mine ores on tier higher (Fig. 1). Other than that, Taffeite’s only uses are a few random Easter eggs.
Taffeite Tipping allows pickaxes to mine better ores
Wooden/Gold Pickaxes can mine Iron
Stone Pickaxes can mine Diamond, Lapis, Emerald, Gold, and Redstone
Iron Pickaxes can mine Taffeite
Diamond Pickaxes can mine Californium (Other new ore)
Californium requires a Taffeite tipped Diamond Pickaxe to mine. Californium is not effected by Fortune. Californium is extremely rarely found in the Nether Core (Fig.5), being about 50 times as rare as Diamond in the overworld Californium is incredibly rare, with about 50 diamond ores for every 1 californium ore, and each Californium ore only yields one Californium nugget. Nine Californium nuggets can be crafted into one Californium Bar, which is worth 10 times as much in villager trading as a Californium nugget. Nine Californium Bars can be crafted into 1 Californium Block, which is worth 10 times as much in villager trading. Californium’s main use is trading. Villagers will trade unimaginable riches for Californium, and each villager profession has an item that can only be obtained through Californium trading. (Fig. 2)
Carrot Cake-8 Hunger restored, Speed III for 30 sec
Luck of the Sea V-VII rod
Enchanted Saddles (Fig. 4) (Give your horse boosts!)
Power VI bow
Obliterate I-V Book (Fig. 3)
~2 nuggets to 5 Blocks
Extension Dust and Amplification Dust-Extension dust increases a regular extended potion"s duration by 50%!
2:15 poison Splash! 12:00 Fire res! Amplification dust increases a level II potion to a level III potion, at the cost of 25% duration (i.e. Strength II (1:30) to Strength III (1:07))
Efficiency VI Diamond Tools
Sharpness VI and/or Knockback III Diamond Swords
P5 Diamond Armor
Looting IV-VI Iron Axe
Leather backed shield: Like a regular shield, except you only take 16.7% damage from melee and the shield recovers 25% faster.
Obliterate is a new enchantment only available by trading Californium with Librarians. It gives a ~15% chance to do massive Sweep/Knockback/damage with a melee weapon. Now, I hate complete RNG, so how about it automatically happens every 5-8 shots. Now for the level-specific stats-
Sweep area 1.5
Sweep area 2
Sweep area 2.5
Sweep area 2.75
Sweep area 3
There are 4 possible enchantments an enchanted saddle can have. Each of them applies some sort of boost to the horse they are on. They can only be obtained through Californium trading with villagers.
Rapid Dash increases the horses speed by 10% each level. This enchantment goes to level IV
Mega Jump increases the Horse's jump height by 0.25 blocks per level. This enchantment goes to level IV
Overload increases a horse's max HP by 1 heart per level. This enchantment goes to level V
When a horse jumps and the jump meter is in the orange, the jump height increases by 2 blocks per level. This enchantment goes to level II.
The Nether Core is a violent place below the Nether's surface. New mobs, new blocks, extreme heat, and insane bosses combine into one of the most ridiculous places in Minecraft.
You will almost certainly need Fire Resistance for the Nether Core. The heat is so intense that anything there is always on fire. But this is where you find Californium.
The nether Core replaces the regular bottom bedrock layer of the nether. It still has caves, but the materials that make them up are always flaming, and lava pools are everywhere.
Blocks- The Nether Core is composed of four things-
Compressed Iron - This makes up a surprisingly large amount of the Nether Core, much more than Iron Ore makes up the Overworld. This Compressed iron also yields about 24-30 iron Nuggets when mined. Alas, the danger and difficulty of getting to this place means that it's still better to extract Iron from the nice and safe overworld.
Compressed Netherrack - This stuff is pure evil. it has about 20% the toughness of Obsidian, and when broken drops about half a stack of nice, inventory-clogging, nearly useless regular Netherrack.
"Lava": Huge pools, lakes and rivers of it fill the Nether Core's caves. This stuff is more dangerous than normal-it's not molten stone, it's molten iron! If you don't have fire resistance, it kills you instantly. Fire resistance negates most damage, however you can't exactly hide in it, walk away from the computer, watch a movie, have lunch, go to a party, come back and expect to be alive (Even if you're Fire Resistance lasted that long). This stuff melts the bucket if you try collecting it, and if you somehow got it in the Overworld or End, water couldn't turn it into iron blocks
Californium - This makes up an astonishingly miniscule portion of the Nether Core, yet it is the main incentive to go here.
Mobs: The normal Nether Mobs appear here, but with boosts-
Magma Cubes spawn at unusually large sizes, and regenerate over time if you don't clean them up.
Blazes fire improved fireballs that detonate on contact with the ground and do significantly more damage.
Ghasts have a smaller hitbox that allows them to fit in small caves, and fire fireballs much faster.
Pigmen spawn a fire-resistant pig nearby, and regrow if the pig is not killed quickly.
Wither Skeletons have a withering aura around them that gives Wither II to any player that comes within 7.5 blocks.
Other than that I like this suggestion but you should specify some things, how much Taffeite would it take to tip one pickaxe? Also Taffeite blocks might be too OP in survival but it could be a building block depending on how it looks.
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"Californium Bar, which is worth 10 times as much in villager trading" - 10 times more than what?
You've introduced a lot of things, with no details - Carrot Cake, Enchanted Saddles, Extension Dust, Amplification Dust, Level III potions, Leather backed shield.
I dislike these excessive level enchants - why are they worth adding? The game is easy enough without them. We can instant-mine stone with the current efficiency levels and a beacon. We can one-hit kill almost all mobs with the current enchants.
"Looting V-VIII" is pretty ridiculous.
Where would these ores be found? What do they look like? Are they affected by Fortune?
We don't need a super emerald. We don't need a pickaxe buff. These remove the value of both emerald and diamond (diamond is no longer needed to mine obsidian, and californium is just too rare to effectively balance).
Console Battle is two games rolled into one: gambling (whether or not you get one of the OP weapons) and betting (which teammate won't turn on you, since teaming is pretty much a requirement to kill off another team)! Of course, it's not all chance; at its core, Battle is about triumphing and defeating other players... by kicking them out if they win to make yourself feel better.
I went through and cleaned up the formatting for the OP, since it was stretching the page on more than needed and because if it wasn't fixed, everyone was likely going to focus on that rather than the actual idea. No data in the OP has changed other than removal of blank space and some formatting changes to make it easier to read.
Adding more ores just because we haven't gotten any for a long time is not good reasoning at all. There's also not much point at all in adding these... Enchantments already give us the buffs we want and the Californium is basically a painfully rare super ore. Why do we need another villager currency?
Taaffeite is one of the rarest gemstones in the world according to Wikipedia, it's so rare that under the "Usage" header on the Wikipedia Page it says only:
Because of its rarity, taaffeite is used only as a gemstone.
Californium is an element that's heavier than lead, and is radioactive. Sure, Californium-251 has a half-life of 898 years, but it seems that Californium can only exist when something else that's radioactive decays. Comparatively, Bismuth-209, a radioactive metal isotope actually used in tools at one point, has a half-life of 19,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 1.9×1019 years.
As for the actual gameplay part of the suggestion, I don't like that this ore is basically another kind of currency for Villagers so that you can buy special books. If you want to add an entirely new ore, it deserves more uses than just that.
I'm not object to new ores, but this is rather bland.
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