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Obsidian for More Decorative Purposes (X-post from my Reddit Post)

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Poll: Obsidian for More Decorative Uses (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like this idea?

  1. love it, superb suggestion (4 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. like it (4 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. it's ok (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. meh (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. don't like it (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. hate it (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Do you see this ever becoming a vanilla feature?

  1. definitely, Jeb or Dinnerbone come here now! (3 votes [37.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. likely (2 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. might be (2 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. not sure (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. probably not (1 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  6. not ever (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Do you have any ideas for this idea?

  1. nope, perfect (2 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. pretty good, might need a little work (6 votes [75.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  3. needs improvement (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. completely incomplete idea (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1

AlexxxRuler

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

Obsidian is currently (usually) mostly used for just for the nether portal and enchanting table. Even though it takes a long time to mine, it is easy to find or create. My suggestion is that you should be able to turn it into a decorative block(s). All pics below are 'before and after' pics.

First, smelt obsidian into 'Smooth Obsidian'.
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Now, craft that into slabs or stairs.
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Then it would be possible to turn 2 slabs into a pillar block, similar to quartz or sandstone.
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Finally, you could craft smooth obsidian with and emerald to make 'Encrusted Obsidian'. This could be a decorative block ad a utility such as a block that creates light and scares monsters away.
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PS The texture of the chiseled obsidian here is wrong, here is the correct face texture: http://i.imgur.com/qQn8KQ0.png

For anyone that thinks I recolored quartz or something to make these blocks, you are wrong  These were all made from scratch in Photoshop Posted Image

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Supporters/People who like the idea (this is just MC Forums, a lot more on Reddit):

- Octoberhunter
- WitherSnow
- Rumblethumps
- Xenophobia_Lord
- Laughing_Man16
- joshosh34
- jmprocks
- Mathy
- BloodyPhoenix
- Rex1900Roblox
- Pencilshavings5
- RMJ
- Terrorizer231
- DrumMaster4
- GodsOnion
- 700tfarcenim
- Cerealkiller
- EpicEnderMiner
- MasterOfParadox
- Eeirail
- Kholdstare

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#2

Octoberhunter

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

Love the idea full support,  obsidian does need another use and this would be a good one.
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#3

WitherSnow
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:35 AM

i like this idea.How about having diamond embeded obsidian.
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#4

AlexxxRuler

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

View PostWitherSnow, on 04 February 2013 - 01:35 AM, said:

i like this idea.How about having diamond embeded obsidian.

Why not? There could be different ones that have different effects.

#5

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Support, 100%! I've always thought obsidian would be great as a decorative building block!
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:27 AM

Absolute Support. +1
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#7

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:27 AM

Hmmmm. I like it. I can't see any reason to not like it. Plus then you could make a creeper proof house that wasn't hideous or that had multilayered walls.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:57 AM

i like it, now i can make my bomb shelter look cool.
Or i could create an awesome looking Dark Castle like thing.
still, support

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

I support, but maybe put lapis into the obsidian and make crying obsidian?

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#10

Lord_DaS
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

I'm not sure how practical using obsidian would be for the suggested building materials :P

however, saying that... I really do like the idea of an anti-quartz more sinister building material being added!
so certainly a decent idea, my main concern is just how practical it wold be to obtain...
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#11

Mathy
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

Support, all obsidian bases look terrible nowadays, I'd love to see that changed.

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#12

BloodyPhoenix

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:06 AM

Turn something uglt into something pretty?
Why the heck not?
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#13

AlexxxRuler

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

View Postjpmrocks, on 04 February 2013 - 04:40 AM, said:

I support, but maybe put lapis into the obsidian and make crying obsidian?

But I remember crying obsidian not being too pretty, maybe it could somehow be functional? It was supposed to be a re-spawn block, but then beds were introduced so it would no longer be useful with that function. Maybe it could have an anti encrusted obsidian effect, and attract all kinds of mobs. Could be useful for framing, while the encrusted for protecting your home.

#14

Coalshower
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

Awesome idea! Support!

Also, How about the Encrusted Obsidian should not produce light, but only have a glowing green pattern? And instead of scaring monsters away, it only gives a protection radius which does not allow spawning of hostile mobs and bats?

Now it would look cooler and also allow dark rooms which are safe and bat-proof

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#15

Pencilshavings5
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

This, along with the new quartz blocks would be perfect.

Full support.
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#16

RMJ
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Very cool.

But i also feel like Obsidian should have something unique to it.

Would be awesome to use the strenght of obsidian block in a way, Obisidan door maybe ? Obsidian windows they should black when viewed from one side and transparent from the other or something.

#17

Grave
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

I prefer the idea of being able to add obsidian to a block to change the color and designs of those blocks. All you did was recolor quartz blocks, and obsidian is a B**** to break down, it's not worth building out of.

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#18

Terrorizer231

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Yes!  So many bunkers made out of obsidian look horrible.  Mabe add the ability that smooth obsidian blocks players nametags completely (without croutching).

Complete support!
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#19

AlexxxRuler

Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

View PostMining_y7, on 04 February 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:

I prefer the idea of being able to add obsidian to a block to change the color and designs of those blocks. All you did was recolor quartz blocks, and obsidian is a B**** to break down, it's not worth building out of.

Ummm I did not recolor anything to make the textures, I made them completely from scratch in Photoshop FYI. Plus I did think that the obsidian should get softer or easier to break once smelted.

#20

DrumMaster4
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

This would give Obsidian a reason to be mined other than enchanting and a portal. Moreover, it has more than just one texture.

I support.
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