Ever since 1.8 came out i have been wondering why they did away with eating food- insta health. but then i had an idea... what if you could make potions, which would restore health instantly just like food used to. you could craft them out of a vial ( three glass in a bucket formation) and ingredients ( ender pearls, bones, etc. )
idk if it will ever be reality but i think it would be nice to have instant health in a pinch again.
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It would be a great addition and open up a whole new set of crafting possibilities. Maybe mushrooms could be used, or a diamond is needed or something. The Apothecarium Mod for 1.7 had many examples of clever and interesting potion recipes, for example.
A "direct" form of healing is sadly missed in 1.8, I agree.