Jump to content

  • Curse Sites
Become a Premium Member! Help
Latest News Article

Fireworks in Minecraft (not the TNT kind)

yeah i know theres a mod

  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

Poll: Fireworks in Minecraft (not the TNT kind) (22 member(s) have cast votes)

Should there be fireworks?

  1. Sure, Minecraft needs some joyful entertainment. (18 votes [81.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

  2. NO, too much lag and it isn't necessary to the game. (4 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

If there are fireworks, should there be limits?

  1. Yes, a few seconds need to be inbetween shots to reduce lag. (9 votes [40.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.91%

  2. NO, fire at will! (13 votes [59.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 59.09%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:47 AM

I am a pyro, and it's awesome. I also enjoy a good firework show once in a while for special occasions or just for fun. I've known that there's a mod for Fireworks for Minecraft for a long time, and not those TNT ones that take forever to reload and work properly. I, however, are one of the unfortunates who can't download mods thanks to my computer, so I suggest they be in-game too. So I would like to give out a few ideas.

The first one of course is the artillery, the most common firework. It would have a simple concept but with multiple possibilities. This is how you would make it:
w=wood g=gunpowder f=fire charge b= blaze rod i= iron

i  b  i
i  f   i
w g w

It would have unlimited rounds of artillery and would shoot about 40 to 50 blocks in the air. The canister would look like a brewing stand but withouht the arms for potions and have a wider pipe. Different dyes would change the color of the artillery and if you put bone meal in it, it would make a big bang and if you put bone meal and dye in it, it would sparkle after the explosion. The explosion itself would be as loud as or louder than a TNT explosion or a creeper exploding. The artillery can be started with redstone. The only set backs are that they can only be fired at night, and if it's raining, the fireworks won't fire, like a dud, until it stops.

Another firework would be like the black cat but not the actual brand. It would just pop loudly and make a spark. It would be made like this:
g=gunpowder s=string p=paper x= blank space

x s x
x p x
x g x

It would be used as a scare to other players.
That's all I want to share. Leave comments and suggestions on other types of fireworks.
WARNING: May cause some lag, depending on the type of computer, java bit, and or render distance.

Thanks,
Minertim1331

Register or log in to remove.

#2

angelakir
  • Location: Near L.A. CA
  • Minecraft: angelakir

Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:53 AM

I think it would be neat, it would be great for RP servers to have for celebrations and such. I would use it.

Posted Image


#3

King_of_Wolf
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Minecraft: SuperSybe

Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:56 AM

well, fireworks in the form of chinese ones would do good, as MineCraft is based about 2000 years ago. comment if i'm wrong.
Do you like red panda's? They are so cute! Message me if you like the Red Panda!
Posted Image

#4

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:44 PM

View PostSuperSybe, on 12 March 2012 - 04:56 AM, said:

well, fireworks in the form of chinese ones would do good, as MineCraft is based about 2000 years ago. comment if i'm wrong.
I thought it was based about 50 to 100 years before the present considering the redstone electricity, pistons, iron golems, and lamps. I don't even think that there is a time period set in Minecraft, but if there is... oh well.

#5

Trecked
    Trecked

    Zombie Killer

  • Members
  • 207 posts
  • Location: London, England
  • Minecraft: Trecked

Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

I can imagine sound whoring, looking for spawners, with speakers up to 100%, and I get owned by a firework going off.
Posted Image

#6

The_Critik

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

I suppose it would be pretty neat.
Giving a more lively entertainment to Minecraft indeed.

#7

AnonTheMouse
  • Location: Sitting there, everywhere at once...

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

View PostSuperSybe, on 12 March 2012 - 04:56 AM, said:

well, fireworks in the form of chinese ones would do good, as MineCraft is based about 2000 years ago. comment if i'm wrong.

Completely and totally wrong.

View Postminertim1331, on 12 March 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

I thought it was based about 50 to 100 years before the present considering the redstone electricity, pistons, iron golems, and lamps. I don't even think that there is a time period set in Minecraft, but if there is... oh well.

Correct, there is no time period.

I'd like to see fireworks. Maybe with a mechanic more like the flares used by the military, though...by which I mean they would illuminate a large area for a while after being fired. That way, they could be used for A] night exploring, and B] helping people find their way to a shelter/town in SMP.
Check out my 5 Rules of Game Design!
Posted Image

#8

The_Critik

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

View PostAnonTheMouse, on 12 March 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Completely and totally wrong.



Correct, there is no time period.

I'd like to see fireworks. Maybe with a mechanic more like the flares used by the military, though...by which I mean they would illuminate a large area for a while after being fired. That way, they could be used for A] night exploring, and B] helping people find their way to a shelter/town in SMP.
Heck yeah, that'd be cool.

#9

TinyManBaby

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Great for a mod, Just not for vanilla.
That'sssssss a very nice post you have there.

#10

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

View PostTinyManBaby, on 12 March 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

Great for a mod, Just not for vanilla.
If you read the whole post, in the beginning I say that I am asking for it to be in-game because I and many others can not download the mod for fireworks or any mods to that matter. The whole concept of this post is simply that and to bring joyful entertainment to the game.

#11

hakata
    hakata

    Gold Miner

  • Members
  • 427 posts
  • Location: Florida
  • Minecraft: hakata

Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:18 PM

View PostSuperSybe, on 12 March 2012 - 04:56 AM, said:

well, fireworks in the form of chinese ones would do good, as MineCraft is based about 2000 years ago. comment if i'm wrong.

Minecraft has no set time period.

Its a sandbox game and is therefore less strict on limits. The game is what you make it. My current world is set at a modern day in a big city. Some people's worlds are set a long time ago.
Posted Image

#12

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

^
^
^

My point exactly.

#13

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:08 AM

Didn't mean to post this reply. :/

#14

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:15 AM

I can't stop changing this topic! There are so many things to change and then change again to get the concept of the look, sound, and crafting recipe through.

#15

AnonTheMouse
  • Location: Sitting there, everywhere at once...

Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

View PostTinyManBaby, on 12 March 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

Great for a mod, Just not for vanilla.

Can you explain exactly why that is? Personally, I have two main criteria I use for demeriting if an idea would be better as a mod. Specifically, it has to be an idea that:
  • Would take a great deal of resources to implement (such as needing its own update).
  • Could not be included into standard gameplay (typically meaning it would have to be optional).
Even then, though, there are exceptions. For example, villages and other pre-generated structures met both of those conditions, but I am glad they're in the vanilla game. So there's also the factor of whether or not the change is mainly aesthetic or would require significant revisions to gameplay.

Now, it's only my opinion, but I don't believe this idea meets those qualifications...so why do you?
Check out my 5 Rules of Game Design!
Posted Image

#16

IMPaused
  • Location: Flying on a unicorn in space eating cake with the Space Core
  • Minecraft: IMPaused

Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

I voted NO FIRE AT WILL and YES MINECRAFT NEEDS ENTERTAINMENT before I read the topic xD
If my post helped you or you liked my post please press the little green + at the bottom right

#17

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:11 PM

View PostAnonTheMouse, on 13 March 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:

Can you explain exactly why that is? Personally, I have two main criteria I use for demeriting if an idea would be better as a mod. Specifically, it has to be an idea that:
  • Would take a great deal of resources to implement (such as needing its own update).
  • Could not be included into standard gameplay (typically meaning it would have to be optional).
Even then, though, there are exceptions. For example, villages and other pre-generated structures met both of those conditions, but I am glad they're in the vanilla game. So there's also the factor of whether or not the change is mainly aesthetic or would require significant revisions to gameplay.

Now, it's only my opinion, but I don't believe this idea meets those qualifications...so why do you?
Thank you. I'm tired of the critic posts that are short and have no detail into why people disapprove others ideas. Those kind of posts just leave you questioning what you did wrong with your post. Not even any advice to add changes and improve these and future posts. You did a very nice job in handling the argument and making a point. Again, thank you.

#18

AnonTheMouse
  • Location: Sitting there, everywhere at once...

Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:51 PM

You are very welcome.
Check out my 5 Rules of Game Design!
Posted Image

#19

minertim1331
  • Minecraft: minertim1331

Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:45 AM

I just had another idea for a firework but I forgot! BWAAHHH :P

#20

Cheesiator
  • Minecraft: Cheesiator

Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:56 AM

What about adding blaze powder to fireworks for some added effect? Like making the explosion much brighter. And also the ability to shoot fireworks off to the side (explosive defenses :D) would be cool.
"Oh, yeah? Well, can you fuse two diamonds into a sword in real life?"