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#1

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

Contains Spoilers

Yes, that's right, boats!


Now, we must find all practical ways we can use boats. Some obvious one include:

1) Exploration
2) Faster travel, cheaper than Minecarts.
3) Waterslides!
4) Wooden Warships of doom!

And now some things that need to be researched:


1) 2-3 deep aqueducts that flow water quickly. Boats go very fast (possibly comparable to pig with saddle on ice.)

2) Boats float up when placed in water quickly. Elevator anyone (Solved!)
Now we need to improve on the design!
3) using flow manipulation, could a aqueduct + dock be made where crashing boats is very hard/impossible?
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here's a stable dock design: Posted Image
Make sure you enter straight, or else you'll spin around unpredictably.
If the boat is completely still, you don't need to do the space+arrow manuever. Just don't move, click on the boat to get off, and jump.
Solved!)


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:07 PM

Pretty sure boats protect from fall damage.

First one to ride a boat off a waterfall gets a cookie

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:17 PM

Well, they break when they hit the ground, so it's hard to say, and water also negates fall damage.

Damn, I gotta go to bed. Must come back again in the morning :D
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:23 PM

Rode off waterfall, the top of the fall launched me past the waterfall so i landed 4-5 spaces away from bottom of fall on dirt, took NO damage from the fall onto dirt, but boat broke :D

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:26 PM

Boats are awesome, but unless we get bigger ones and sails I'm gonna be a bit disappointed..
I built a large harbor since I first heard of boats, now it's filled with these tiny crates xD

Boats really need to have a pointy bow for them to not look like crates..
I really love boats and sailing so I hope we get sails and simple wind dynamics in the future.

They obviously break way too easy but I doubt that's intended :D
Really cool though if they'd take damage depending on what material they collide with, sand shouldn't deal any damage, and not dirt either..
Having boats break down gradually would be rather sweet, being able to repair the boat would be cool too!
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

riding up waterfalls is possible, but very unstable and random. I suppose it will be easier when it's an artificial, straight, waterfall.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

Boats also have wheels.

No lie, check them yourself

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

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Boats also have wheels.

No lie, check them yourself
So you can drive on land?

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

lazy notch, reskinning minecarts.

edit: btw, if the boat touches you, it explodes.  :stone:
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:15 PM

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lazy notch, reskinning minecarts.

edit: btw, if the boat touches you, it explodes.  :stone:
In Soviet Russia, if you touch boat, YOU EXPLODE.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

That's not true... I've been able to push the boat around like a shopping cart. Just not onto land

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:37 PM

featherblade said:

Contains Spoilers

Yes, that's right, boats!


Now, we must find all practical ways we can use boats. Some obvious one include:

1) Exploration
2) Faster travel, cheaper than Minecarts.
3) Watersides!
You forgot warships for when SMP comes out...

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:38 PM

XD

boats... I'm going to research into how to make effecient aqua transport in my base... possibly to distract me from finishing my 5 x 5 pixel display.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:41 PM

water elevator works GREAT , from 4 to 70 in 5 6~8 sec ! (height , 0 = start of the void)
just make sure to watch out for ledges.

EDIT:

also to be noted , the boats DO NOT BREAK if touched from above , from the sides and bottom it does break , so going up a waterfall/waterelevator is a good investment if you have a good treefarm :P

and if the boat break you get 3 wood back so i think it is worth it using it frequently 8D

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:54 PM

A waterslide would need to be 5 wide, so that the edges can push you back to the middle.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:02 PM

I'm sure these boats are just something he quickly threw together so that we could have some sea transportation. Boats will likely be improved upon in the future.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:15 PM

Idea: What if boats had their own "life bar" that appears above the armour bar? Every time it hits something, it loses durability.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

I would like that, then you could put armout plating on the boat to increase durability, so:
:Black:  :Yellow:  :Black:
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Where  :Black:  is boat.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:27 PM

Samohan said:

I would like that, then you could put armout plating on the boat to increase durability, so:
:Black:  :Yellow:  :Black:
[]  :Black:  []
Where  :Black:  is boat.

Would be a cool way to build warships :Black:
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:03 PM

Yeah as of now (and I mean NOW ;D) I just want it a different shape to minecarts, just as they are totally different things in concept.
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