UPDATED PIX: Gryphons (Balanced flight for Survival mode)
Poll: Do you support Gryphons in Minecraft?
Do you support Gryphons in Minecraft? - Single Choice
- No 10.6%
- Yes 89.4%
Poll: How do you feel about Gryphons in Minecraft? (Select all that ap
How do you feel about Gryphons in Minecraft? (Select all that ap - Multiple Choice
- They wouldn't be fun 4.5% of Users - 72 votes
- They would be game breaking 8.7% of Users - 141 votes
- They would be unbalanced 9.9% of Users - 160 votes
- They would be balanced 47.5% of Users - 766 votes
- They would enhance gameplay 65% of Users - 1049 votes
- They would be fun 81.7% of Users - 1318 votes
Poll: How would you like to use Gryphons if they were added? (Select a
How would you like to use Gryphons if they were added? (Select a - Multiple Choice
- As beasts of burdens/pack mules/mobile bases (If they had saddle bags) 50.6% of Users - 802 votes
- For trade and breeding 48.9% of Users - 776 votes
- For server play 50.4% of Users - 800 votes
- For single player 62.4% of Users - 990 votes
- For PVP combat 39.8% of Users - 631 votes
- For PVE combat (Against mobs such as zombies and etc) 48.9% of Users - 776 votes
- As transportation 88% of Users - 1396 votes
Poll: If Gryphons were added, you would...
If Gryphons were added, you would... - Single Choice
- Not care one way or another 5.6%
- Be happy if you came across an egg on accident during your travels 11.8%
- Try to keep an eye out for an egg 35.6%
- Search far and wide for an egg, and not stop until you found one 47%
While this could be cool, I feel that adding new items/crafting that are not essential negatively impacts the over all concept. We already have super foods, why not use golden apples to revive them, and potions to give them buffs? That way we do not add new items that have no other use.
I encourage you all to go check it out/up-vote it!
Just something to think about.
Concurred. Rotten flesh is basically in-game dog food, so why would a gryphon degrade itself by eating it?
Or maybe it could eat it, but only if the gryphon's hunger was low enough, and would suffer the same effects that the player gets when eating it?
Also, it makes sense that a gryphon would prefer fish. What it preferred all raw meat to cooked meat, and would take raw fish above all else?
Oh your right, raw would be preferred for the gryphon.
The only creeper in the world not afraid of cats just had to find you, didn’t it.
Well I think one of the greatest balancing factors is how long it takes you to get to the point where something is viable.
Think about the nether, most people do not built a portal until they have diamonds. Me? I generally do it as soon as I have the 4 iron I need (bucket, flint+steal). This is a risk, because going into the nether poorly equipped is a bad idea, but I really like glowstone. Similarly, you could start out by looking for the end portal, and spend all your time trying to open it as fast as you can. But once you enter the end, the dragon is going to murder you.
Similarly, gryphons would be available (you happen upon an egg) but the price you must pay to use them is designed to keep you from getting on one until late game, when you have expendable levels of resources. If you have chests overflowing with beef, your all good. Owning a gryphon is simple and easy, and the benefit is great. But trying to do that before you are well established? Not going to fly (pun intended).
However, I think, like the bonus chests, these should be able to be disabled on a world's spawn. Though I'd probably use them, There would be those people who say no to this. This is more for servers, where the server owner may want to enforce a no-flying server, which would be more difficult if the Gryphons always spawn.
I support this, though. There's enough awesome here, while entirely working with what Minecraft already does, and at the same time, not game breaking or unbalanced.
Would you rather read a story of knights and dragons, or be in one?
I'm glad people support my dragon raising. Could I ask for assistance with this one now?
Check out my dragon scroll(http://dragcave.net/user/Heric) if you want to see the dragons I have. I may get more dragons later.
I like your attitude, friend
I totally agree about having an option to disable Gryphons.
Please note that the API will allow you to disable anything. Until then, they will probably just put the nest in the "generated structures" section. Which would make gryphons impossible to obtain through normal means (admins could spawn them though).
They even have a new, special super jump mechanic. You can do a simple jump by pressing space, but if you hold it down, it starts charging up a new bar on the screen. If you release while the bar is yellowish/orange-ish, your horse will do a SUPER MEGA WTF PWN jump that can easily jump over several blocks.
This is all very important to the fate of Gryphons. I think it shows that if Mojang is willing to experiment with new mechanics and somewhat complicated mounts. Rather than just sticking to pigs.
I'm very excited.
Btw, I made a Golden Fish sprite
Also, a recipe for the saddle bag or pouch suggestion
Saddle = Sa
Chest = Ch
Interesting that you bring up the ubiquitous horse topic in this thread... Gryphons were a principal enemy of horses in folklore, so we could throw that in. In the same way that Creepers flee from cats, maybe horses flee from gryphons - though the chance is reduced if the horse is tamed. Likewise, gryphons also have a chance of attacking horses like wolves attack sheep, though again, the risk is reduced for tamed gryphons. Tamed horses might maintain a comfortable distance from gryphons, galloping back out to the minimum safe distance if they end up too close; wild ones, of course, would simply avoid them at all costs.
Anyway, from the 1.6 update things appear to be getting pretty interesting so far. The Gryphon suggestion is one of my favorites so far, and while it's still a bit of a long shot for Minecraft to implement it for real, I'll keep my talons crossed just in case.
Crossing my talons as well.
Now, time to listen to some epic end-game music from one of my favorite games to set the mood for this truly epic update.
It isn't a mod, it is a feature request for vanilla Minecraft....
The mega jump is ~2.5 blocks. You can get over a double fence.
That is a very interesting bit of mythology. I like it.
Reddit. Seriously, it's all coming from reddit. Please, please, please go over there and vote this up:
Dinnerbone and Jeb_ both seem to pay far more attention to reddit than the forum. If we could get a conversation going over there, we may be able to be seen.
This is not a mod. Nor is it intended to be one. The images are Photoshoped. This is a proposal for vanilla implementation.