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Poll: Do you like the Bell idea? (5 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like the Bell idea?

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#1

KingWyatt

Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:26 AM

It's simple:
A Bell.

This would be perfect for Minecraft. It's cute, it's blocky, and it's not that technologically advanced.

I made up two new blocks and a new sprite. One of the blocks is the Bell. The other is copper. The sprite is a copper bar. They took me a while. Here's the PNG files for both.

Terrain file (Or what it could be)
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Item file (Or what it could be)
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Now here's the item formula, or one that may be useful. It could be an upside-down bucket too, I don't know, it's not really up to me.
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And finally, some screenshots of the bell itself. (I re-textured the sandstone for it, this is NOT a mod.. But that'd be kick ass.. Anyone? Anyone?)

Here's the copper ore
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And the Bell itself (Sorry about it being night time)
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Left click and hold while holding a pickaxe stone or better or it will break. The bell does not follow gravity. Copper needs harvested with stone or better, and is smelted just like iron. Maybe copper can be assembled into a block like Iron, Gold, etc. Anyway, right-click the Bell to ring it. It's audio range is the same as the jukebox.

Redstone can also activate it.

This idea would be kinda nice for churches, lunch bells, alarm systems, etc.

Tell me what you guys think.
(There's a poll so you can do that too)

TL;DR Bells = Good. Look at pretty pictures.

TE;CR :/
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#2

Kira
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:32 AM

I would prefer Gold, since that lacks a use, rather than adding a new ore to the game completely devoted to making bells.

#3

KingWyatt

Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

Kira said:

I would prefer Gold, since that lacks a use, rather than adding a new ore to the game completely devoted to making bells.

That was my first choice (Hence the color of the bell).. But then I decided that would be far too rare.. Though if the chance of hitting gold were increased in a certain biome or something, I'd be totally down for it. The new ore was just kind of an idea feed off of the copper ore thread. Like another use for it. I still made it myself.. Pixel by pixel.. Which sucked. Greatly. Either way, I agree it should have been gold. =/
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Ygdrasel
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:40 AM

Supported. But make it gold, no new ore.

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KingWyatt

Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:44 AM

Ygdrasel said:

Supported. But make it gold, no new ore.

I think so too, but ultimately, it's not up to me lol.
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KingWyatt

Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

I don't want this one to get buried. Sorry for bumping, but I actually worked really hard on this one. Any more input? Would be appreciated. <3
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YourMajesty

Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:52 AM

I don't know...  If the bell had a sort of "swinging" animation, I might support it...  But as-is, what you've got here is a yellow note-block with far fewer notes and instruments.  I'd rather just expand the note-block's capabilities to include a bell ring when placed on a metal block.

Travesty said:

Paddy352 said:

Are you always so pessimistic?
Yes, yes I am.  A pessimist is always either right, or pleasantly surprised.

ChargerIIC said:

Egads..this is World of Warcraft meets Battlefield 1942 in a dark alley with way too much to drink and no discarded mattress nearby.

#8

Audiopulse
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:06 PM

Why not? I could use them to make clocktowers ... only missing the clock :o

Bells could attract mobs, if struck.
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wouldestous said:

everybody go to your window. right now. open it up, put your head out and yell 'im as mad as hell and im not gonna take it anymore!

#9

yoshi9048

Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:11 PM

Ygdrasel said:

Supported. But make it gold, no new ore.
^This
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tchntm43
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:31 PM

I like the idea, but not the block. It should be more bell-shaped. You can do it with a combination of several joined blocks (similar to how things like fences and mods are constructed) and get a rough approximation.

It should sound if hit by a thrown object or arrow (this would give another creative use for dispensers).

#11

KingWyatt

Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

YourMajesty said:

I don't know...  If the bell had a sort of "swinging" animation, I might support it...  But as-is, what you've got here is a yellow note-block with far fewer notes and instruments.  I'd rather just expand the note-block's capabilities to include a bell ring when placed on a metal block.

Perhaps. I don't know how it would work, but Notch seems to have this programming thing down, so if he likes the idea, it takes off from there.

kristjan50 said:

and the point of these bells ?
Aesthetics. Just like colored wool, birch and dark wood, biomes (as of now), bookshelves, sandstone, and brick. It would simply look nice is all. Not to mention serve and excellent purpose of alertness.

tchntm43 said:

I like the idea, but not the block. It should be more bell-shaped. You can do it with a combination of several joined blocks (similar to how things like fences and mods are constructed) and get a rough approximation.

It should sound if hit by a thrown object or arrow (this would give another creative use for dispensers).

Agreed & agreed.
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#12

Frickinchance

Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:08 PM

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I think we could all agree that having cowbells would make it even better :D
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turky45 said:

How do you make an arrow shape out of torches?

#13

KingWyatt

Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:50 AM

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I think we could all agree that having cowbells would make it even better ;)

It's... An option.
I just think the bell would make an excellent addition to the game. Both aesthetically and functionally.
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