Why does the article treat sticky pistons like something they just randomly thought of, the sticky pistons were already in the mod..
Jeb was only going to add normal pistons but got so many tweets about sticky pistons that he gave in and agreed to add them too. In his words - to avoid the nerdrage that would happen if he didn't. So good for us! :smile.gif:
Jeb is definitely leaning towards "spikey pistons" instead of "sticky" ones. They would do the same thing.
Jeb just now responded on twitter to someones suggestion of adding flints to pistons to make them into "Spikey pistons", and Jeb really liked the idea. Will definitely be easier to make than trying to find a slime...
Also, something else Jeb just said about pistons:
"Well, despite their appearance, piston arms blocks water and the pistons wont burn by lava (although I haven't tested that)"
So, Jeb just tweeted this, clarifying even more that the official pistons will not launch:
KhanCake Karl Hansson @ @jeb_@SloPr0 - Will it still launch blocks like sand and such into the air? A lot of people liked that as decoration
jeb_ Jens Bergensten @ @KhanCake - No... You will still have to rely on mods for that
And ahhh crap...
@cstephenmurphy Christopher Murphy @jeb_ - I was just wondering if sticky pistons (if you're implementing them) will stick to other pistons? I hope you haven't been asked this.
jeb_ Jens Bergensten by cstephenmurphy @ @cstephenmurphy - Only if they are contracted. I didn't want to support multi-row pushing like in the Manufactoid mod
and it also looks like notch didn't like the idea of spikey pistons that cause damage (which is what jeb was going to do, but jeb is smart enough with office politics that he phrased it like both he & notch changed their mind on it..).
Terrormokes Jonathan McKeown @ @jeb_ - Will Spikey rams deal damage to mobs and things?
@jeb_ Jens Bergensten @Terrormokes - That was the idea. And deal more falling damage if you land on one. But @notch and me decided for something different...
*** So, looks like the official pistons will be officially nerfed.. Oh well, at least there will be something.. Also; Jeb did confirm that pistons & shears will both be in 1.7 !
NEW: Looks like the people who want slimeballs to be in the recipe for sticky pistons will be getting what they want...
@jeb_ Jens Bergensten @TeTeHache - I think we'll use slime balls, after all =)
I don't understand this. So it's like the pistons mod, but without all of the good features? Without being able to launch blocks or stick pistons to other pistons to make a long chain, why else would you even want to craft one. I'd rather use the piston mod and not update minecraft than lose all my mods updating and getting a limited version of the piston mod included.