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Aug 8, 2013Ever since the idea having Spider Jockeys as a rare spawn, they have ruined or lives. In a good way.Posted in: Suggestions
For those who don't know, a spider jockey is a skeleton riding a spider. When 1.6 came, so did horses. The most notable one was the undead horses. They act like a normal horse, but are retextured to look like a zombie/skeleton horse. They can't spawn normally, but you can use MCedit to hack them in.. I had an idea a while back of having undead beings that rode horses, but I didn't post it here because it would involved a lot of coding. When 1.6 came out, I revisited the idea of having undead riders, but instead just putting skeletons on the back of the undead horses.
The horses will act like spiders, but instead of being able to scale walls, they would just be a lot faster. They will follow the player like an aggressive mob, but won't do actual damage to the player. The skeleton riding the horse will simply act like it would normally, shooting the player and running away, just on horseback. Once you kill the skeleton, the horse will act like a passive mob. You won't be able to tame it or put it on a leash. Killing the horse will drop rotten flesh (zombie variant) or bones (skeleton variant). Like hostile mobs, once you get to far away from them, they despawn. They also will burn in daylight, but will look for cover like skeletons and zombies. They may also have a rare chance of spawning with horse armour, which can be collected with the other drops.
If you have any ideas/improvements just pm me or notify me in some sort of way =P
Jun 9, 2013Some mods should be added. I don't use mods much, but I can single out some features to add to the game, such as HD textures support and the zoom feature from optifine, the shaders mod (as an advanced option in video settings) and maybe a few ideas for a new boss from divine rpgPosted in: Discussion
Jun 8, 2013AcroLaser posted a message on What are some stupid ban/kick/jail reasons you have seen or experienced?I once went on a creative plot server, I spent 4 hours building and a mod tped to me. He had a skydoesmc skin on and he looked at my build and said that I had 10 seconds to add more "budder" to it or I was banned. I posted that on the forums cos I got a screen shot and he was banned, but when I got on, he must of w/e'd my plot, because it was covered in goldPosted in: Discussion
Jun 8, 2013AcroLaser posted a message on Is it just me or does Mojang ignore the bug tracker?Posted in: Discussion
What if the game is about bugs and insects?Quote from Muenzen
Yep. Mojang does nothing at all. They all sit in their chairs and sleep. It is like they never fix bugs or anything. I mean, even a toddler could make a bug free game.
But anyways, I have noticed that recently, I think that mojang is just worn out and tired really
May 28, 2013Spending 3 hours every day building, I think I know what building is all about. It's all about wanting to get it done, you want it perfect, you spend every minute refining, refurnishing and the next minute you do it again. There is also a lot of ideas that you need to utilise. I find it useful to make note when you have an idea about your build, even if it's a small idea, or a bad idea, write it down. I often go around my projects flying and asking myself, "does this look good"? "can I add/remove something here"?. Also, I mean no offense to people, but some people just are bad at building. If you spent an hour building a house of gold and diamond blocks and when its done, it's still a cube, you need to practise with shaping you builds and using blocks correctly. One way to find good bases is to find a shape, in this case, lets say its a triangle, add a new shape to it, lets say... a circle, now we have a triangle with a circle. You can muck around with these shapes and in the end have a cool design. Maybe now you have a triangle with a circle on top and a octagon and pentagon on the bottom. If you want to use blocks correctly, just look at other builds. Sandstone, quartz and stone bricks could be a combination. Or maybe spruce planks, logs and stone bricks together look decent. If your still struggling, build with a partner, mix ideas and improve each others work.Posted in: Creative Mode
Apr 12, 2013Post all your Minecraft puns/jokes you know of. Funny ones or not so funny ones are all allowed here!Posted in: Discussion
So let me start you off...... umm...... uhh..... ehem...
Why did the chicken cross the road?
There aren't any roads in Minecraft......
I fell dumb right now...
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Jan 14, 2012Posted in: Suggestions
A while back notch said that water bodies would not all be located at y=65. And they arent. They are somewhere between 64 and 66. When I heard this I thought it would be some 30 block difference between water bodies, but nope. Sometimes we get a glitched pattern when the water level does down by one but thats it.
We need waterfalls that look something like this
Picture from inHaze's custom world
Fill in the poll and a comment with what size you think waterfalls should be. Do you want to see waterfalls that are as humongous as the one above or do you think they should be somewhat smaller?
According to the current poll results, it looks like roughly 22% want waterfalls that are not quite as big as the one above and almost 100% support adding waterfalls.
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Supporters up to 8/20/13
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Feb 26, 2013Calacbolg posted a message on Cubic Chunks: Reduced lag, infinite height, and more [The #1 Suggestion Thread of all time!][Updated! 6/14]Posted in: SuggestionsThis system will not increase lag! The entire point of this system is to avoid the lag caused by higher height limits.
Table of Contents:
Changes in how things work
Data storageFrequently Asked Questions
Changes to world features
Coping with sunlight
Changes to servers
Render/Load distance alterations
[WIP] The Cubic Chunks Mod!
Supporting this suggestion
[spoiler=Tl:dr]Q: Won't this increase lag?
A: Absolutely not. The title of this suggestion and big red letters at the top of this post aren't lying. If you want to know how, then I suggest you actually read this post.
Q: Will this change terrain? Will this break existing worlds?
A: No. Terrain change is not necessary. Existing worlds can be converted fairly easily with a process described later in this post.
Q: How can sunlight or rain work with infinite vertical space?
A: I suggest you read Coping with sunlight, because it's too complex for a tl;dr.
Q: I have a different question but still don't feel like reading this post. What do I do?
A: Too bad, read the FAQ. I put way too much work into this for the entirety of it to be ignored.[/spoiler]
In Minecraft, the sky is the limit - literally. It doesn't matter how many thousands of blocks a player has traveled, or what dimension they're in, or even if they're playing in creative or survival, the highest they can ever build is up to a height of 256. Why is that? If Minecraft can have a world that's infinite in the north, in the south, in the east, and in the west, why can't that world be infinite up and down too?
In Minecraft's earliest days, in Classic and Indev, the world was not infinite in any direction. This was because the entire world needed to be generated at the same time, and the entire world needed to be simulated at the same time as well. This led to a conundrum - the bigger the world, the more it lagged.
Notch didn't like this. He knew his players liked to explore and build large creations, so he found a way to make the world truly infinite. When the Minecraft '' class='bbc'>Infdev came out, it brought with it truly infinite worlds. Suddenly, players could travel hundreds of thousands of blocks in any direction, and never encounter a barrier, or become too laggy.
The Infdev update brought about a very large change to Minecraft worlds to accomplish this feat. For the first time, instead every world being just a single huge piece, they were broken up into a two-dimensional grid of pieces, called chunks. Through breaking the world up into pieces, this 'chunk system' enabled infinite worlds by letting Minecraft create new pieces and simulate them only when it needs to.
Why does that not apply to the vertical axis? Because the type of 'chunk system' Minecraft uses right now is a linear one, which, by using only a two-dimensional grid to map out chunks, means that it is impossible for chunks to stack on top of one another, and by extension, meaning that a single chunk must cover the entire vertical space. This brings back the problem that the Infdev update was supposed to eradicate, now only with chunks, instead of an entire world; the bigger a chunk is, the more laggy it is. You can't just increase the height limit and make chunks taller, because it will become laggier, and laggier, and laggier to do it.
That's why, to fix this, Minecraft must change over to a cubic chunk system. Under this system, 163 block chunks are aligned on a three-dimensional grid, completely eliminating maximum height as an aspect of lag.
The immediate benefits:
•Minecraft worlds become as virtually infinite vertically as they are horizontally: The absolute limit being Y = ±30,000,000.
•A large FPS increase: Alpha testers report an FPS increase of 100~200%.
•Increase in running capability: Computers running Minecraft on Tiny render distance will handle only 30% the blocks they do now.
The possible features:
•Spherical render/load distance: Reduce handled blocks by up to 30% by cutting corners made of unneeded chunks.
•Server chunk occlusion/exclusion: Reduce bandwidth usage and defeat hackers by only sending data for visible chunks.
•Three-dimensional biomes: Save biome data per chunk rather than per block column, create volcanoes with magma chambers, underground rivers, tropical skylands floating over icy taigas, and more.
•Unloaded gravity-pause: Falling non-player entities and fluids will be forced to pause their fall if they reach unloaded chunks, but will resume falling when those chunks are loaded.
•Slow falling-pause: Players with slower computers and smaller render distances will have falling occasionally paused as they fall into unloaded chunks, until new chunks can be loaded.
•Current sunlight and rain calculation methods cannot work with infinite vertical space: The solution to this is described here.
•Current BiomeDecorator cannot work with multiple vertical chunks simultaneously: The BiomeDecorator code must be altered to function correctly with this, or removed.
•Current cave generation method is executed an extra time for each vertical chunk created simultaneously, leading to lag spikes on world generation: Cave generation's method must be altered to suit this system more.
•Current grass/dirt generation algorithm forces additional chunk requests when chunks are loaded, causing chunks to load slower than they should: This algorithm must be replaced with something else.
Changes in how things work:
Obviously, the implementation of this new chunk system will change quite a few things. These changes are mostly either necessary or in the interest of increased efficiency. Such changes are categorized and explained below.
How worlds will be stored:
[spoiler]How the current storage works, and what changes:
Interestingly enough, the current method of storage, the Anvil format, is derived from the storage method that the original Cubic Chunks mod used. The Anvil format stores individual chunk as a series of 163 quasi-cubic chunks. These 'fake' cubic chunks allow for easier reference of specific data, but they still can't be separated from each other, meaning that it fails to reap the full benefits of this system. Even so, the change allowed Mojang to double the maximum height with no performance hit. Chunks are stored in groups of 322, inside 'MCRegion' files, for a total of 1024 chunks.
By nature, cubic chunks does away with the 'quasi-cubic' nonsense. In terms of chunk grouping, instead of using groups of 323 chunks, new "3DRegion" files would contain groups of 163. This means each 3DRegion file contains 4096 chunks, four times as many as MCRegion files. However, each 3DRegion contains only one fourth the amount of blocks. For per-chunk positional metadata, 3DRegion files would use the same number of bits as MCRegion files, after compression. Calculations show that the same area encompassed by a single MCRegion file would consume 64 kilobytes of extra space with 4 3DRegion files, which is nothing.
Converting existing worlds:
Most people are probably wondering something like "But won't this totally destroy all existing worlds?". Absolutely not; conversion could not be simpler. When a non-cubic world is loaded after the implementation of this system, a conversion process will begin and convert the entire world at once(To avoid making chunk loading take longer during play). First, all existing MCRegion files will be divided into quarters to create 3DRegion files. Then, all existing chunks are divided into sixteenths using the quasi-cubic properties to identify boundaries. After that, conversion is done.
The "isEmpty" flag optimization:
A 1-bit flag is added to each chunk, named "isEmpty". If the chunk consists of 100% air blocks, this bit is 1, any other case makes it 0. When the bit is 1, all data for the chunk besides the isEmpty flag is deleted and ignored, which reduces filesize. Empty chunks are never loaded, and locations where they occur are merely simulated as entities reside in them. The chunk will only load when something requires saving inside it.[/spoiler]
Changes to terrain, ores, etcetera:
By default, nothing will change. Small bits of terrain generation code need to be reconfigured to work properly with Cubic Chunks.
By default, nothing will change.
By default, nothing will change.
By default, nothing will change.
After conversion to Cubic Chunks, the void and bedrock layer will still exist and generate as they always have. However, the void(Not the bedrock layer!) will not exist as a hard limit and is able to be moved, but not removed, by editing an associated NBT data tag inside a world's level.dat. This feature, that allows for increasing the maximum depth, is intentionally disabled without external programs, to prevent terrain change of any sort. It is intended to be used by experienced mapmakers and world generation mods only.
Existing superflat worlds will not change. However, new superflat worlds will gain a new decoration parameter, 'void'. Inclusion of this parameter will cause the void to form below the lowest defined layer. Exclusion of it will cause all layers below the lowest defined layer to copy the settings of that layer.[/spoiler]
Coping with sunlight:
[spoiler]There used to be a solution here, but it wasn't deemed good enough by Jeb. Suggest solutions in this thread.[/spoiler]
Changes to servers:
There's a setting inside the Server.properties file called 'max-build-height'. The setting makes it impossible for any player to place or remove blocks above that height.
With the implementation of Cubic Chunks, a new setting named "maximum-generation-depth" would be added. The void, bedrock layers, and magma layers will generate normally at and above the Y level designated by the value of this setting.
Using the raytracing methods already available in the code and used for explosion calculations, servers can identify which chunks are visible to a player, within safe assumptions, and only send the data for those chunks. This both reduces bandwidth usage, and cripples the usefulness of X-Ray cheats.[/spoiler]
Render/Load distance alterations:
[spoiler]After the implementation of Cubic Chunks, view distances' radii will apply to the vertical axis too. This reduces handled blocks in the cases of tiny and short render distances, and increases them in the cases of normal and far render distances. This can be optimized by utilizing a spherical render distance instead of a cubic one, which would reduce handled blocks in all distances except Far.[/spoiler]
Frequently Asked Questions:
[spoiler=FAQ]Q: This is impossible.
A: No it's not. See below.
Q: Is this available as a mod?
A: Not yet! But it will be!
Q: I like X-ray! What if I don't want it to be broken?
A: First of all, breaking X-ray hacks will only be possible to do in multiplayer. That said, the system that would break X-ray would be possible to disable by the server owner. If the owner doesn't disable the system, then they don't want you using X-ray, and you should not be doing what the server owner doesn't want in the first place.
Q: I play on a PvP/Anarchy/Raid/Faction server. Won't this system let people pillar up into the sky and create a base thousands of blocks in the air and never be found?
Q: I like Minecraft's current height limits. What if I don't want to have an infinite sky or infinite underground?
A: If this system is added, all worlds will not automatically gain an infinite underground. As stated below, the Void will remain in all worlds, even after the conversion to Cubic Chunks. The ability to remove the Void will simply be there. As for infinite space in the sky, the current build limit is over one hundred blocks above any terrain that vanilla Minecraft can possibly generate. It is ENTIRELY your decision on whether or not you take advantage of this height. If you play on a server, like stated above, the server owner can set a maximum build height. If s/he doesn't, then don't play on their server - you don't play on servers where the server owners allow things you don't like. Why would you play on an anarchy server if you hate being stolen from and killed?
Q: Will this affect Redstone at all?
A: No. This system will simply make it possible to make larger redstone circuitry than before.
Q: Won't this break existing worlds?
A: No. Existing worlds can be easily converted by dividing each MCRegion file into 4 pieces, then slicing the existing 256 block-high chunks inside them into 16 individual chunks.
Q: Won't this affect mods? Won't mod authors have a hard time updating their mods?
A: The answer to this question depends solely on the answer to the following two questions: Do parts of the modification code rely on chunk data/metadata? Does the mod author want to take advantage of the features of the new chunk system? If the answers to the first and second question are both "No", then updating a mod to this system should be very easy and quick. If the answer to the first question is "Yes", then those parts of the code will need to be rewritten somewhat, but in most cases, the changes should be fairly quick and easy. The only time that it should be hard to update a mod to this system, is if the answer to the second question is "Yes".
Q: Won't this require a total rewrite of the mod API if that's released first?
A: No. Whether or not even a small part of the mod API needs to be rewritten depends on the way that it is implemented and whether or not there are API inclusions for chunk handling and other chunk-related behavior.
Q: Could a player fall into unloaded chunks if chunks aren't loaded fast enough?
A: No, they could not, and for several reasons. Minecraft has a terminal velocity, though it might not seem like it. This velocity is slower than it should take to load new chunks below the player. In cases with exceptionally slow computers, even if the player did manage to reach an unloaded chunk, their fall would be paused until that chunk can be loaded.
Q: What would happen when water, sand, or a mob falls into an unloaded chunk?
A: Nothing. The water/sand/mob would freeze in place until the chunk is loaded and it can continue moving. You can already see this same thing happening on the horizontal axis.
Q: What will happen to the Void?
A: It will still exist, along with all its effects. The only difference is that the Void is no longer a hard limit and it can be moved. After the conversion to Cubic Chunks, the Void's location will be stored in a world's ' class='bbc'>level.dat, and this location can be changed with NBT editing tools. When and where the Void exists, chunks will cease to generate.
Q: Will this affect terrain?
A: No. However, terrain generators will gain the ability to use infinite height.
Q: Will this affect ore generation?
A: No. Ore is a part of terrain generation. As stated above, terrain will not be changed.
Q: Won't all current terrain generators be incompatible with this system and need to be rewritten?
A: No. Terrain generators work independently of chunks. When a chunk is generated for the first time, it calls the terrain generator and receives a specific section of the resultant terrain to save inside itself. Because of this, some custom terrain generators can generate steep terrain all the way to Y256, where you can experience a large, flat cut-off. Since there are no chunks above Y256 to call the terrain generator for terrain, no terrain exists there.
Q: What would happen if there's a huge solid ceiling so far above you that it is unloaded? Wouldn't you just see the sky, just with everything being completely dark?
A: Yes. This already happens on the horizontal axis, and it is an issue with sky rendering, not this chunk system. As such, this has nothing to do with this suggestion. Please do not post about this.
Q: If you go deep underground, will your plants grow/ores smelt/animals grow?
A: No, because those chunks would be unloaded, just as if you had walked far away. This is a flaw with any chunk system, regardless of shape. It is a necessary evil that allows Minecraft to have infinite worlds. The only way to fix this would be to introduce a separate new system that works with chunks as they are loaded and unloaded. This suggestion deals with the chunk system itself, and not sister processes. Because of that, that is outside of the scope of this suggestion. Please do not post about this.[/spoiler]
[WIP] The Cubic Chunks Mod! (Tall Worlds Mod):
Cuchaz has taken it upon himself to bring us the glorious Cubic Chunks, since Mojang refuses to do so.
Cuchaz is using a API of his own creation to help assist in the making of this mod, and he's quite far along, as seen in these two tech demo videos:
[spoiler=T-Demo 1: Vertical chunk loading][/spoiler]
[spoiler=T-Demo 2: Broken height cap and no lag!][/spoiler]
With the basic functionality in place - a complete overhaul of the basic chunk system, and height limit removed - this whole concept can already be considered proven. What remains is making sure everything else functions correctly under the new chunk system. In any case, stay tuned for future updates if it interests you(If it doesn't, then you are the weakest link - goodbye!).
You can follow the mod's development in much more depth in its very own topic!
[spoiler=A mountainside with an experimental engine using Cubic Chunks designed by Nocte. 960 block view radius, and 30 FPS.][/spoiler]
[spoiler=A different view of the mountainside with the same engine by Nocte. This time, with 1600 block view radius and 15 FPS.][/spoiler]
[spoiler="A video demonstrating Nocte's engine."]
Support & Submission to Mojang:
If you support this, hit the rep button in the bottom-left corner of this post. It is the only good way of accurately measuring support here.
If you wish, you can put the following banner, courtesy of laz2727, into your signature. It helps to attract support from all parts of the forum!
Please help us get word out of this suggestion! Share this with your friends, with Minecraft celebrities if you're familiar with them, or even with Mojangsters like Jeb or Dinnerbone! (Do not share this with Notch. Notch doesn't work with Minecraft anymore.)
The purpose of this suggestion is to have Cubic Chunks implemented in Vanilla. Being available as a modification does not fulfill that purpose. The modification featured in this suggestion is to act as a proof-of-concept only(Note: Its being featured here is to act as a proof-of-concept. The modification itself is on its way to becoming a fully fledged modification).
Cuchaz, for taking Barteks' proof and running with it, to give us a truly functional Cubic Chunks mod.
Barteks2x, for updating the Cubic Chunks mod to 1.6.2, proving that it is possible.
Azraile, for posting the original suggestion and allowing me to take ownership of it.
Nocte, for helping resolve flaws and designing Hexahedra.
MineCrak, for a large amount of valuable insight and enthusiasm into the topic of Cubic Chunks.
aaronfranke, for helping resolve flaws.
PanJouda, for creating the original banner.
Flexico, for creating the predecessor to the current banner.
laz2727, for creating the current banner.
Robinton, for creating the original Cubic Chunks mod.
The_Watchman13, for answering all those stupid questions so I don't have to.
Note: Many calculations and information can be found among the many posts of this topic. There are too many for me to cite here, but if you wish, you can search for them yourself.
Sep 16, 2012Forged Swords:Posted in: Suggestions
My suggestion to the Minecraft world, is the ability to add a title and specific color customization to a sword.
The idea is to create and add another fun and exciting challenge for those who want to customize their sword. It doesn't upset any balance and is not mandatory to players who do not wish to do so, but provides the way to get that "perfect sword".
Forging your very own sword!
Name and color custom swords would be made with all 5 sword materials: wood, stone, iron, gold, and diamond, adding customization to every sword possible in the game, for even more blade color!
The color would be added through the use of dyes to the leather handle and cross-gaurd of the sword, as well as an inset gem to the pommel and cross-guard! An already crafted sword would be placed into the the Anvil, first put through with a dye, and then put through again with an inset gem.
Gems/metals to inset on the sword:
Nether Quartz = white
Iron = silver
Diamond = light cyan
Lapis Lazuli block = blue (block because Lapis is used for dye)
Ender Pearl = purple
Emerald = green
Glowstone dust = light yellow
Gold = gold
Blaze Rod = orange
Redstone dust = red
Obsidian = black
Dying the hilt:
Insetting the gem:
A fully colored sword (dyed hilt, inset gem) would have higher enchantability. This means that the normal enchant levels for that sword would bear a greater and more valuable enchant.
A forged sword would have greater durability than the sword of it's material counterpart.
Name Your Sword:
Since 1.4 the Anvil Block has been added. One of its main features is naming tools. Whether or not the whole idea was inspired by this thread, it is a huge triumph that the aspect of naming tools has found its way into Minecraft. You saw it here first folks!
For the name, you would simply use the Anvil and a bit of XP. This idea stays here because this suggestion existed before the Anvil even came out! Here is an image showing what hovering over the titled sword in the inventory might look like:
Dungeons - Legendary Swords!
Around 5 to 7 already enchanted, colored, and titled swords would become loot in dungeon chests. Much like records, these swords would become well known, and could differ with better or worse enchantments. To keep the balance however, finding one would be EXTREMELY RARE. Submitted ideas for these:
thisguy1045 - Ender: black hilt, purple gems, found with Sharpness and Knockback of any level
moochfloatjr - Blaze's Wrath: orange hilt, redstone gems, found with Fire Aspect I - III
moochfloatjr - Dungeonmaster: grey hilt, emerald gems, found with Smite I - II, Bane of Arthropods I - II
LegoMyLego27 - The Undead Destroyer: black hilt, quartz white gems, found with Smite II - IV
The_Miner_Nick - Harbinger of Wealth: orange hilt, diamond gems, found with Looting I - III
F1am3 - Suns Fury: orange hilt, glowstone gems, found with Fire Aspect I-II, Smite I - II
BioShock_Rules - Annihilator: red hilt, iron metal inset, found with Sharpness III-VI, Fire Aspect I-II
Flamedude166 - Flame's Might: red hilt, obsidian gem, found with Fire Aspect II, Knockback II, +1 enchant
NitrogenSnow - Hurricane: grey hilt, quartz white gem, found with Knockback IV, Smite II
Ampulugator - Slapstick: all brown, found with Unbreaking III, Knockback II, Sharpness I, low durability
Grave Robber: red hilt, obsidian gems, found with Looting I-III, Smite I-IVKholdstare's submissions:
Defiance: black hilt, iron metal inset, found with Sharpness I-IV, Fire Aspect I-II
Arachnophobia: gray hilt, redstone gems, found with Bane of Arthropods I-IV, Knockback I-II
BioHazard: black hilt, gold metal inset, found with Smite III-IV, Fire Aspect 0-II
Excaliber: blue hilt, gold metal inset, found with Sharpness II-IV
Earth: lime hilt, quartz white inset, found with Smite I-III, Bane of Arthropods I-III, Unbreaking III
Nether: red hilt, gold metal inset, found with Fire Aspect II, Unbreaking III
End: black hilt, obsidian gems, found with Sharpness V, Bane of Arthropods I, Smite I
Masamune: black hilt, gold metal inset, found with Sharpness II, Bane of Arthropods I-II, Smite I-II
Juggernaut: white hilt, iron metal inset, found with Unbreaking III.
Sanctumguard: white hilt, gold metal inset, found with Smite V
Inset Effects [Optional]:
Each inset item, described above, will give the end result of the sword a differed effect, depending on the item!
[Nether Quartz] +1 damage to Nether mob types
[Iron] +20 durability, -1 damage against Iron Golem
[Diamond] +30 durability
[Lapis Lazuli block] ???
[Ender Pearl] +1 health when using enderpearl, -1 damage against Enderman and Ender Dragon
[Emerald] 30% chance of Looting I
[Glowstone dust] ???
[Gold] +10 durability, -1 damage against Zombie Pigmen
[Blaze Rod] 10% chance of fire on each hit, -1 damage against Blaze
[Redstone dust] ???
[Obsidian] 30% chance of blocking any given attack
Achievement and Additional Kill Status [Optional]:
"To Forge A Sword" could be added to the achievements section, only completed after fully crafting (with colored hilt and inset gem), enchanting, and titling a sword.
Forged Swords come with a new kill status that simply states: [Name1] was slain by [Name2]'s sword [sword name].
Some other side notes:
- To those of you who say: "I wouldn't want to lose my great sword after creating it and smashing people to bits for such a long time!" Well, the solution is not creating new items or ideas that allow you to rebuild your sword (this becomes too overpowering in the long run), but using the Frame Block that was added in 1.4. Once your sword is on it's last straw, you simply stick it in a chest or frame to show it off as decoration. It has memories and stories with it; it is not wasted.
- This would be great for adventure maps! Quest for the Legendary Sword. Think of all the possibilities!
- Some of you (everyone) want more use for Lapis Lazuli. This helps out with that! Mostly Lapis Lazuli in real life is used for jewelry and such. Using Lapis for the hilt color and adding gems to a forged sword is a great use of it! It doesn't take much, but it is still put to good use!
The mod is out! Make sure to show that page some love, but give feedback here too!
You can check it out here: BladeCraft
Poll Stats: (10/13/14)
Should Forged Swords be added to Minecraft?
- 430 said Yes
- 23 said No
- 22 said The idea needs to be changed before it is added
Should Advanced Swords come with a new kill status that simply states: [Name1] was slain by [Name2]'s sword [sword name]?
- 34 said Yes
- 15 said No
[Removed, vote accepted as YES]
Should a series of small effects be placed on the sword that are determined by the inset gem? e.g: Bone inset gives +1 damage to undead.
- 125 said yes
- 29 said no
[Removed, vote accepted as YES]
CHANGE LOG! Check here for updates!!
-Made more fancy, bolded and underlined
-Added side notes
-Added poll on idea of swords, updated to include kill messages
-Added buffs/debuffs section
-Took out blade submission Dungeonmaster, due to the combo of Smite and Bane of Arthropods (impossible)
-Added change log
-Changed poll to simple kill status (original question was a vote of NO)- don't forget to vote!
-Added more swords
-Added "Achievement get!" style banner
-Removed buffs/debuffs due to complexity as of right now
-Added bit about Dinnerbone's Anvil GUI
-New highlights (mainly to bring pictures to the forefront), some changed bolds
-Changed crafting idea and images to the new anvil block - presented by Badprenup
-Added Dinnerbone's Anvil Block picture
-Added poll stats
-Added question about buffs/debuffs to poll - Don't forget to vote!
-Removed poll about kill status - a vote of YES
-Added kill status to thread
-Changed title to be congruent
-Officially changed idea of Advanced Swords to Forged Swords - check out the banner!
-Added bit about new upcoming mod
-Changed title to fit thread
-Modernized bits about 1.4
-Added concept image and progress to mod section
-Converted idea to add all 5 sword materials
-Added new edited images
-Added Community Update Section
-Updated Community Update Section
-Added Inset Effects idea
4/5/2013 - 5/11/13
-1.5 Nether Quartz traded out for bone inset
If you would like to show support, you can do that in a few different ways!
1. Feedback: Provide feedback on things you may want added to this idea! Taking any and all suggestions for consideration! Support if you like the idea, and if not, state why!
2. Go smash the rep button! !
3. Copy this banner into your signature!
Credit to those who helped form these ideas:
Jan 23, 2013Note to moderators:Posted in: Suggestions
Sometimes I feel as if there is no surprises in Minecraft anymore. You know everything, and it gets a little boring. BUT WAIT! You spot a abnormal sight something you haven't seen before. It's a rare event!
This isn't a wishlist as they all are rare events that only aesthetically affect game play. If this is still a wishlist, please indicate why.
There are many rare events, none of them really game-affecting. They are simply aesthetic rare events that have a extremely low chance of happening. There is different levels to how rare something is. Common is once a Minecraft week. Uncommon is once every Minecraft month. Rare is every Minecraft year. Extremely rare is every Minecraft decade.
Any rare events that take place in the sky can be seen anywhere you can see the sky. Others depend on whether you can see the area where it takes place. Each event lasts one Minecraft day. To prove having seen a rare event, there is a list of Minecraft rare events that have been seen by the player in the statistics.
Shooting Star: A Dazzling light trail goes through the sky as you watch in awe of it's beauty. Comes in yellow and blue varieties.Comm
on appearance. Increases light level to 5.
Ore shine: Occasionally a single ore will sparkle a bit, being a bit noticeable then others. It would be look like a very bright ore. This never happens on coal. Uncommon appearance.
Mist: In the forest, tundra and taiga biomes, a mist will come around and lower visibility, but by very little. Uncommon appearance.
Mist will be lighter than this. This is only for now.
Cloud shape: A cloud will appear occasionally in a random shape. Those objects would be Minecraft themed. Extremely rare appearance
Nether Blaze: You might stumble upon a odd ring of fire in the Nether, there is a chance a blaze will spawn in the center. Comes in Small, Medium, and large varieties. Uncommon appearance.
Meteor Crash: You might find a smooth stone hill half-buried in smoldering ground. It is per-generated in the ground. A random assortment of ores may be found in the meteor with Iron being the most common and diamond being the rarest. Nether quartz does not appear in meteors. This is the only rare event that once generated, it is always there. Rare appearance.
Year of the Creeper: On the moon, you might find a creeper head on it. Creeper spawning increased 200%. Other hostile mobs decreased by 90%. Extremely Rare appearance.
Credit goe to: DestructionMaker
Blue moon: Simply the moon, but blue. Uncommon appearance.
Leaf fall: In the forest and jungle biomes, you might find a group of falling leaves. Common appearance.
If you look closely where the big tree to the left's upper leaves are you can see the particles. Leaf fall would be a larger and more leaf-like version of that.
Aurora borealis: In the taiga and tundra biomes, you might see a dazzling array of lights in the sky. Increases the light level to 6. Uncommon appearance.
mod made by Mr.Rube
directed to me by UnileggerDripper222
A single better looking lightning bolt strikes within 60 blocks of the player. Rarity: common.
Inspired by Gerbilcrap475.
Plain and Savannah winds:
A deep but short gust, blows all tall grass in the biome. Comes with a gust sound. Rarity uncommon.
Rustles of the dark.:
Roofed forest, forest, and mega taiga biomes have a chance of having spooky rustling leaves behind the player.
Bryce and mesa biomes have a brilliant sunrise/set . Perhaps the most beautiful sunrise/set possible could be found in this rare biome. Rarity: Rare.
Think this for Minecraft.
More to come when my creativity returns! Please post your criticism.
Please help by posting better pics!
Credit will go to whom brings them.
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