People have been requesting that feature for years, it's a good feature but nothing has ever been past. I don't see it happening even if it takes as long as stained glass did, if you want the feature best to get it with mods.
ilmango(?) did a video about how to make "vertical half slabs" out of falling blocks. I have no idea if it still works or not in the current update, but if it does we have more colors and materials that can fall now than they did when they made the video so you have some options.
I despise this idea put out by Mojang that vertical slabs would "inhibit natural creativity", while at the same time they add blocks in all 16 colors of dye... four times. (Both Hardened Clay and Concrete were added because the previous 16-color block wasn't satisfactory)
Now, I won't pretend to not understand the argument that restricting what the player can do with his materials encourages creativity, and I agree with that. Building in Minecraft is more fun than 3D modeling in actual 3D modeling software, and part of that has to do with the fact that the player is placing down blocks in a first-person view, and that he needs to get creative when certain blocks can only exist in certain conditions, or when certain types of blocks are not available. (This is especially true of furniture)
That being said, it's not like Mojang is drawing a clear line in the sand between what stuff they will add and what stuff they won't add, and why they draw the line there. For example, Mojang claims that they don't want to add furniture, but we already have multiple pieces of furniture within the game, including non-functional items like flower pots and paintings. You could say that some of these are necessary such as bookshelves which no amount of "natural creativity" can really replace given all of Minecraft's other blocks, but I would argue that there are plenty of chairs, stools, tables, beds, etc. which also cannot be satisfactorily represented by the blocks provided in the game. Unfortunately, Mojang has drawn an arbitrary line where chairs, tables, stools, etc. cannot be added, but flower pots, paintings, bookshelves, etc. can be.
I would argue the same is true of vertical slabs. We already have horizontal slabs and stairs, it would logically follow that vertical slabs would be in the game. In addition, unlike chairs, stools, and tables, vertical slabs would be useful in tons of situations as opposed to the one or two that new furniture items would be useful for. Want to make rounder circles? Thinner walls? More detailed fake furniture? Want to add some extra detail to your wall? Perhaps you want to take your current house and build a sideways version?
There are plenty of reasons to add vertical slabs, far more than furniture or more 16-color blocks. (Though concrete slabs and stairs would be nice)
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Support the sideways house idea. As someone who's made a sideways villager house on a ravine wall, it is quite funny building things like that
We already have stairs that can be placed as a normal stair, missing a corner, extra corner, and these but upside down, and then the slab. So explain to me why a vertical slab is a problem...? I don't get it either.
My guess why people want vertical slabs is for archways or if they don't want a full block space. If we wanted to count demand for them as Hytale as sure but obviously it's been a want prior to that. But again we have those that want chairs like mods add rather than being creative with limitations which just seems like more wants then being creative at that point.
Going off of coloured/dyed blocks, we don't need dyed wood planks, stone and so on, but look at the popularity of mods like that. You don't have to paint/have so many assets that don't do anything other than have a different colour or fit a medieval, fantasy and so on theme.
I don't get it either as I had no issues with building with different blocks for different room themes but obviously I don't build more 'out there' coloured builds or themed builds that players use vertical or need more colours for and want the same stone texture with a different colour hence painting/dying it but I'll always think of it as wasteful or using up RAM too much for not much gain.
I see it with Chisel and multipart like mods all the time, sure there is more patterns, pieces and so on and there's nothing wrong with it (multiparts are useful but I end up with more performance hate or awkward placement of them) and colours to range creativity and so on but the performance takes a hit.
I get an artist can get creative with or without limitations but there is always a way to not over do the creativity with being too ambitious or wanting too much especially when it comes to performance.
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I play bedrock, and as such i don't think mods should have an impact on suggestions. People saying that you shouldn't suggest something because it's already a mod is an odd argument, seeing as things that were mods have been implemented into the game on more than one occasion.
From a standpoint that doesn't take mods into account, I can't see why not.
If performance made a difference, they likely wouldn't have implemented so many arguably pointless or decorative things already. Stained glass, terracotta, concrete, flowerpots, etc. What purpose do any of those things serve besides decoration?
Essentially, i can see why many people don't see the point of it, but what reason is there to argue that it shouldn't be added, and how would it adversely impact someone who wouldn't use the blocks gameplay?