The game currently has a decent amount of ores, but I still feel like it misses some.
First of all, I'll start by saying this idea is by my friend, I have heard the word Platinum before, and thought it'd be cool to have something like it in Minecraft, but he really brought it up to my attention. i've been playing many games and many of which honor Platinum. I believe that the general idea of having coal, iron, gold, diamond, redstone and lapis lapzuli is awesome, but I feel like we need to endurance players to find even harder items to perhaps gain a bit higher difficulty. This ore would create all of which the other ores can create, at least weapon wise, the ore would need a gold/iron pickaxe to break and would be found close to bedrock, maybe close to dungeons as well. The ore would be worse than iron/gold/diamond, but better than wood/stone, this would be as rare as gold rarity level, and can be found around level 32-16 under the ground.
I'd imagine the ore looking something like this:
The ingot something like this:
And the blocks something like this:
I wouldn't say the idea has any bad sides of it, of course the fact that this idea is just increasing a ore type which spent like 18,431 brain cells to figure out. But I really mean that Minecraft needs to increase both on ores and items in general. The game is fun and I am not bored even of its small creation, becasuse you can make it bigger!
But really I don't see myself without any upgrades in 1 year from now.
The idea is a ore increase, the ore/ingot/block would be light purple, and to find this you would have to dig down to bedrock and maybe by dungeons to discover, it would create better weapons, tools and also armor. Perhaps adding some more things like "Platinum Apple" or "Platinum Glass" could be a second idea to the new ore.
If you Notch see this idea, or had it yourself, thanks for reading and hope to see this in-game.
For you others that read this and thought it was good, please support the idea bellow.
And for you that want to do this without the game developers Mojang, go add this in your ore mod.
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Please don't use 'need'. It doesn't 'need' anything.
You seem to be suggesting just another ore that acts like a diamond upgrade. Do we really need one?
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I stated in the thread if you read throughout the entire post that this is just a add on the ores, and I never stated the fact that we would need one, but rather that It would add more fun to get more things, just because keeping the game now as it is is cool, but of course not cool in 5 years from now.
its about the same as tin if i remember correctly so you can bend it with your bare hands
also its a light silver coulor very very rare and only has value in the jewelery buisness (and rich pepoles show off stuff) so you wouldnt want it in minecraft
if you want a block between iron and diamonds have it between in rarity and called SILVER
craft silver in gold to make electrum (its what electrum is in rl) which can be used for redstone boosters or when you make an electrum sword
you could add redstone to the sides of the blade to make it deal lightning as well (deals 9 hearts of dmg if unarmoured) also it could be used as a power source for minecarts and other things by crafting red electrum cores
this gives you red elctrum ( )
this makes an infinite power called an electrum core which would act as a source for non fire based fuel users but at less speed than with fire say 75% (so you could have minecarts traps, 100 block redstone range)
to make a generator (provides power cooks items and could be used for say an airship so it would never fall)
= electrum core
electrum would when used in items have the combined dura of silver and gold makeing it as strong as diamond but harder to get (unless you dont use electrum for anything else) and more powerful
if you craft eletrum around a dispenser it becomes a cannon (much more power behind it than normal redstone) and it will be able to launch anything out at high power (deals 3 hearts of dmg if its soft eg food 6 if its average eg dirt, bucket, soulsand 10 if its hard eg cobble and a 1 hit kill with ) also arrows deal 7 dmg no matter what the armour when fired from a cannon
i admit that with enoght electrum you could have a sky boat from obsidian with electrum cannons and defences while wearing electrum armour makeing you very hard to kill
No. Anything that can do almost a one hit KO other than TNT is a no. And you could make traps WAY overpowered with the canon.
I like the concept but the fact that its rarer than diamond but weaker makes it have no use what-so-ever. I would say make it a mod and for all those people who dont like the realism factor dont have to use it.