Potions & Distillation
Potion/Brewing thread to the max. Most of the information here is from my experiments, some of the good people from #risucraft, and a few forum snippets.
New layout courtesy of OCD Solaria poking.
♦ The Future of Brewing ♦
So Jeb hopped on IRC for a bit, gave us a few tidbits about the new potion system. Below are some of the important bits.
[04:30] <+jeb> Satharis: i removed duplicate potions and potions that can't be made in less than 6 steps
[04:31] <@Risugami> so 1.9 official will keep this overcomplex system? some of us enjoy this lol
[04:33] <@Risugami> I think most of us want an input queue with a preview, in a gui
[04:34] <+jeb> Risugami: i'm not sure... i've remade the brewing stuff with a GUI
[04:35] <+jeb> but it's still annoying since you can have many potions that look the same, but can't be stacked because of hidden auxValue differences
[05:00] <+jeb> i'm not planning to do more potion effects or types, because i want potions to have their specific range of uses
[05:01] <+jeb> i mean, i don't want to make an explosive potion, because in that case it would make more sense to simply add a hand grenade
[05:02] <Satharis> jeb if you don't mind me asking, is there any plan to umm.. weaponize potions somehow? or are the negative effects just to hurt the user in exchange for the buff?
[05:02] <Satharis> that's been kind of a point of contempt
[05:03] <+jeb> the initial idea of the negative buffs was simply to make it harder to create a "clean" potion
[05:03] <+jeb> but in the long term these potions could be used for other things
Below I've linked a few videos on the topic of brewing, thanks to the video authors for their work!
◘ Brewing Stands
Brewing stands are the new block for potion brewing, similar to a furnace at first glance, they feature similar mixing techniques to the old cauldron system.
◘ Basic Distillation
The actual process of distilling potions is a simple yet complex art.
◘ Potion Ingredients
Below is a complete list of all the ingredients that may be used in potion distillation.
◘ Potion Effects(Edited a bit, original is courtesy of Mouzi)-semi outdated
This is a list of all the physical effects that potions may cause to a player.
◘ Technical Trickery-outdated
Due to popular request I'll be listing a little technical information about the potion code.
Ye Olde Potion F.A.Q.
Read these before asking anything.
-A: Craft them on a workbench! The recipe is listed above, but, the short version is, three cobblestone on the bottom, then a Blaze Rod in the middle!
Q: How many potions are there?
-A: We aren't sure of the max amount any more, Jeb has tweeted that in pre-release there is only something like 150 potions until they add every ingredient in, at which point there will be over 2500. Early reports seem to show these may not be every ingredient in the list, or potions were trimmed down much more, it seems to be rather challenging to even get 150 combos right now.
Q: Do you have a list of every potion?
-A: Not at the moment, this may change soon.
Q: Are these brewing stands the final version?
-A: I'm assuming not, for the reasons listed above, but I haven't been able to get any comments by Jeb(he's very busy!) That said, the issue is up in the air at the moment, it is a PRE-RELEASE, so they likely have changes to be made before final release.
Q: Do you really talk to Jeb?
-A: Sometimes, yes, he does talk to some people on IRC but he is a very busy person thus I only rarely get to ask him questions regarding releases. I don't wish to come off as rude either, he already gets followed around like a movie star would, much the same as Notch.
◘ Old Cauldron Mod Download
This mod is outdated, pre-release 2 only! If you still have this version you're welcome to try cauldrons out, links are still below! Simple edit that adds cauldrons into the game as a craftable potion brewing block.
Will add more information as I find it!
(PS: Sorry about stretching images in the thread, spoiler tags seem to break the auto-resize!)