What solid fences are:
Solid Fences (Or walls) are a new item which, as the name implies, function similarly to the current fences in game. As opposed to the current fences, solid fences can be placed atop one another. In addition, the standard 1x1 solid fence and regular fence will be identical, save the fact that the solid fence will extend to the height of 1 standard minecraft block. When a regular fence is placed in a 2x1 pattern, it creates two posts and two bars, while a solid fence placed in a 2x1 pattern creates a single solid wall occupying the same space as the typical fence, but extending to the height of a standard minecraft block.
What purpose solid fences serve:
Solid fences would serve only an aesthetic purpose. They could serve as walls for houses, or as an alternative to the regular fence.
What issues are present with the solid fence:
Should a player decide to use solid fences for walls within his house, there would not be a noticeable difference between the solid fence and regular blocks even though they occupy less space. To clarify--one cannot walk directly up to the current fence, as it occupies the same space as a block of wood even though its model does not.
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