So I think that having hoppers be movable with pistons would be a great idea as it would allow for people to make item switch tracks essentially so you could move one piston out of the way and another in that is in a different orientation to change the path of hoppers items follow. Alternatively, a Redstone signal could rotate a hopper to allow a similar thing (however this could mess up current redstone contraptions with hoppers and redstone close by like mine so the previous alternative is optimal.) I would also love to see inverted hoppers to allow for upwards item movement. However, I understand there are other ways to do this. I think that having upwards hoppers would simply make upwards item movement simpler and keep less advanced redstone users from having to either deal with water or create a complex restone contraption like the ones that can be found on youtube. These are just a few changes I think would make hoppers even better than they are now.
I agree it would be very interesting for beginners with redstone, but with people who already know how to build with redstone it's not that much of a problem. But, if you think it's a good idea for an addition, I agree.
I know for a fact this is possible on Pocket Edition (no idea what that translates to now since I didn't keep up with Better Together). I think tile entities aren't coded well enough to be movable on Java quite yet, but it'd definitely be much better if they were changed to be compatible.
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Team Fortress 2
Borderlands series (Borderlands 2 is my favorite game, ever. TPS combat is a lot of fun and makes up for the lower-quality story, in my opinion)
Elder Scrolls series
Warframe (IGN is something like That_One_Flesh_Atronach)
Pokémon series (HGSS forever)
Left 4 Dead 2 (Boomer files always corrupt though)
SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter I've played in years!)
Dead Rising series (Dead Rising 2 is one of my favorite games, and the 3rd was a lot of fun. 1st has poor survivor AI and the 4th is bad)
Just Cause series
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