I approach posting this, before 1.5 redstone update being official, and not a pre-release.
Well, I got a great idea a few weeks ago, but I don´t know how it will be called. (Notch, please think this block name).
For example, when you right-click a block, with some items, you get a result; for example: Sapling and bone meal; you get a tree.
My idea is a kind of useful block like a dispenser, but instead of dropping the item it has inside, use it on the block adjacent to it.
For example, I want to grow a sapling up; I place this new block next to the sapling (not on it, because tree isn't going to get enough space to grow).
Then, I open this new block menu or inventory, and place bone meal (which is used to grow up the sapling). Finally, I place the sapling (why not with another "useful block") on a dirt/grass block and Send a Redstone signal to the "useful block" which has bone meal inside it.
I will get a grown tree.
But it can't only grow up trees.. it can be used to create complex and useful machines, to simplify the hard work.
Can I explain myself? I hope yes.. If you didn't understood, please let me know, I will give more examples to make you understand my idea.
Please, reply what do you think about this, and please post a name to give to this "useful block", because I don´t know how to call it.
I was thinking... Why not make Dispenser using an item on the block in front of it? In 1.5 we have a dropper... so; Dispenser, as it can be able to throw arrows, lava and water, it should be able to use the rest of the items... If I want to drop an item to pick it up, I should use a dropper, not a dispenser; right?
They're already doing this. New block "dropper" drops items, the current dispenser uses (more but not all) of them. It can fertilize trees and craps, but bonemeal got nerfed so it can take up to 7 bonemeal per wheat.
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Why do creepers only ever show up when you're building something important?