Ok i have made a post about this but it seemed no one cared because it wasnt neet and it couldnt be understanded... So ill re post this because this is a good idea, actually today i did have a problem since this block doesnt exist.
Ok so this redstone magnet is a block that when it is powered with redstone it will pull 1 block the 5 blocks above the magnet its functionality is shown in the next diagram:
Blocks before activation of the magnet:
Blocks when the magnet is activated:
Blocks when the magnet is reactivated:
You may make that the magnet pulls from 1-5 of the blocks that are above it depending on how much ticks it has, similar to the ticks you apply to a repeater.
And it should be crafted like this:
Iron ingots: I
Redstone dust: R
I I I
C I C
C R C
Similar to pistons but comment on how it should be crafted if you want. I wont make a poll because mojang should think about this themselves seriously sticky pistons just pull the block in front how are we supposed to make the block above the block the piston pulled to be pulled also?
I forgot, if there are any mods that include this redstone magnet, i dont care because i would like it to be in my smp server and they wont add mods so i would like it included in vanilla minecraft, and please if any member of the mojang team sees this post consider it, seriously this is not a crazy idea like addin planes or other stuff its just a really useful redstone device.
In actuality, you already can pull multiple blocks above a piston. By using double-triple piston setups, you can theoretically pull from far away, but it does get rather complicated after a while.
I honestly can't say I could think of a time I would use this. I've already got pistons to do what I need.
This thing can pull up to 5 blocks away? And any block type? Forget magnet, this thing is a force field generator. What would happen if I stood on it? Would it propel me into the air?
(In all seriousness, I would say 99.9999% of these suggestions either get turned into mods or die. I don't think one has been implemented into Minecraft in a long time, and certainly not one as far-fetched as this. This is the wrong way to go to suggest something you want personally added.)
Well if you didnt like it i was thinking about another possbile way to solve this problem you might have some times, as you might notice slimeballs have just 2 uses magma cream and sticky pistons, hmm a rare material at the start of the game has 2 uses, boring, but why dont we add the third use? I was thinging about it and it could be really useful if we are able to place a slimeball on a block.
In this would be the uses
When the slimeball is placed on an block, that side of the block's texture will change to the same of the top of the sticky piston and when a block is placed on the side of a block that has slimeball on it they will get stuck togethermso when a piston pushes or pulls them they will both move with ths feature a single piston could move a 3x3 thing and just one will be able to pull it