Will my wooden house burn to the ground if it's struck by lightning? I have it built under an overhang, but I'm still very concerned. Also I have 2 worlds with wood houses, one in a swamp biome, and the other under an overhang in an extreme hills biome. So will the rain put the fires out, or will my house burn to the ground if I dont do anything about it?
Lightning probably won't hit your house. Under the overhang, I'm not sure if the rain will put it out or not, minecraft's rain physics are bad so it depends on how thick the overhang is. In the swamp biome, rain will definitely put out the fire.
I have it built under an overhang, but I'm still very concerned.
Thing is, lightning in Minecraft doesn't work the same as lightning in real life. It doesn't curve, it just goes straight down. Also, it just "explodes" on the block it hits, it won't go through. ...So don't worry about your overhang house.
In the hill one, the fire will most likely be put out by the rain, but you can't always be sure. Also, fire doesn't spread like it used to, so if it hit your house and wasn't put out, then it'll have a very tiny hole or none at all.
The only time I've seen lightning is when it's raining. I was building a lighthouse on a server and saw this guys wood house get hammered with lightning. It would burn for a second before the rain put it out.
Honestly thats rather stupid, in the next update they should make it more deadly.
I agree. Realistically, lightning is survivable, but in minecraft, its such a rare occurence that it should do 10 hearts of damage, or a random amount (in between 5 and 20) So it should be much more devastating when you are struck with it.