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    posted a message on Trains: Bigger transportation or more passengers!
    Quote from Mangabors101

    Trains? im sorry how unfitting, it is 3 blocks high? NO way, the reason minecarts aren't called trains is because, in real life, Minecarts used to be used for mining purposes.

    Sorry, but no support

    They aren't 3 blocks high, they have 3 spaces for seating/chests/TNT/etc., while the train is 1.5 (seating area + engine) and 1 block (front part of train) tall.
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    posted a message on Bombs
    I like the idea of an explosive you can toss. However, I do think that perhaps the fire part should be removed- creepers and TNT both have bigger explosions, but they don't set fire to things.
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    posted a message on New Biome (Dunes)
    This seems like a neat idea! However, it could be bland without something other than sandy hills. Perhaps a new mob could appear, like a camel, a sandworm, or something else. Perhaps even have generated bits of smooth sandstone and whatnot jut out of the sand, to give the appearance of ruins.
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    posted a message on Trains: Bigger transportation or more passengers!
    Minecarts are pretty cool in Minecraft. You can make chains of them, transport goods, make a troublesome moving explosion machine, and other things. However, they can be taken down easily just by holding down your left mouse button. This led me to come up with the idea of adding trains.

    Appearance
    Trains would be similar in design aspects to minecarts, but with several differences. The model for the train is 5 blocks long, a block wide, and has varied height- in the four 'blocks' in the back, it'd be roughly 1.5 blocks tall, and in the front, it'd be 1 block tall. The outside of the train is wooden and reuses the plank texture, with the front having a metal (think anvil or hopper) 'round' piece in the front to make it look like a real train.
    Crafting
    The train would be a fairly simple crafting recipe. 3 wooden planks on the top and bottom rows, a minecart with a furnace in the middle-left, a minecart in the center, and an iron block in the front. With this recipe, you can make yourself a train of your own!
    Usage
    Trains would work like a bigger minecart- with 3 slots instead of one. Unlike a minecart, which you craft items into to get things like storage carts, you place chests/TNT/hoppers inside of your train's seats. To do this, just sneak and right-click them into place. With 3 slots open, you can take friends for a trip, bring heavy loads on a long ride, or set up a dastardly dangerous trap with 3 blocks of TNT. Or you can just have fun pretending you're a cowboy in the west, or you're heading to Hogwarts or something. In addition to more space, the Train can take up to 18 hits- 3 times as much as a singular minecart!

    However, with these advantages come some disadvantages. Just like the crafting recipe implies, the back of the train has a furnace, which you have to power to keep your big old train moving. The stronger the fuel, the faster you move. As well, due to the train's size, it cannot make instant turns- there must be at least three rails between each curve in the track before a train can turn again.

    In closing, I think that trains would add a lot to Minecraft. Mass transportation of goods, a fun ride with friends, big moving explosions, or even a rollercoaster that can hold multiple people in one cart! I hope you enjoy this idea, and feel free to give feedback- I want this idea to become the best it can be!
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on How can I downgrade to Minecraft 16.4.2?
    Ugh, I had the same type of problem back in 7.2.90! I forget the solution, but I think pretty much all the advice you've gotten is right.

    Man, it's been a while since I played Minecraft, mainly because I'm stuck in a deadend job on some planet called Gj'hilapn, just because someone in my crew decided to be such a little prankster and redirect our warp drive. What's been changed in, I dunno, around 8.45.29?
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on 13w19s Snapshot Screenshot Unknown Object
    This is either an elaborate prank or they managed to distract us with dyed clay blocks. I'm hoping for the latter.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Why Fusing Saddles Ruins Horses
    One thing I think a lot of people are missing is that saddles being buyable doesn't fix the problem. There's still the issue of getting emeralds which is either in one biome on rare occasions or by going through excessive chain-trading/digging to buy some from a villager. That still makes them rare, and while it lessens the problem, it still makes saddle rare one way or the other.
    Posted in: Future Updates
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!
    13w18b is out- rev up that launcher and play!

    Just bugfixes, but still, good to have!
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!
    Quote from Marko413

    My launcher is calling it 13w18b. Just noting for the thread title.

    Odd, mine isn't.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!
    Quote from zZcube

    this is really awesome, but i can't find the lead one! maybe it's not really in the game? it should only have string in it... so... ye!

    Fill the top corner (top-left, top-center, middle-left) with string, a slimeball in the middle, and a string in the bottom-right.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!
    Quote from Kyuubis Slave

    This is the recipe for a lead

    http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Lead


    Oh, I see! I guess slimeballs makes sense, plus it balances it out- you can't just make a bunch of leads off the bat and leash everything, you have to kill some slimes too.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!
    Quote from soadinc

    also it seems there is no bonus in furnaces with coal blocks, they burn at the rate of their respective parts, as far as i can tell so far anyway.

    Hm, that sucks. Hopefully gets fixed soon.
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!
    Quote from nls_whs_2010

    I think the coal block is cool, hopefully you can make it with charcoal. Also do you know what the new recipes are?

    I know coal and hay blocks are made with 9 coal and wheat respectively, and sadly, charcoal can't be made into blocks. The recipe for a lead I haven't found yet.
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on 13w18a is out!

    13w18a is out! From the changelog, it's mostly bugfixes, but they added...
    • New texture loading system
    • Coal blocks (seen above)
    • Horse armor in dungeons
    • Hay bale and lead crafting recipes!
    Just post your thoughts about it here, I guess, and if you find anything neat or figure out how new stuff works, that'd be great!
    Posted in: Recent Updates and Snapshots
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    posted a message on Why Fusing Saddles Ruins Horses
    Quote from Conn1278

    While this is true, the rarity of gear encourages players to actively fight for it, increasing the quality of PvP play. And I don't know about you, but I normally obtain a dozen pig saddles easily after a week of play, between stealing them and finding them myself

    Edit: And like you said, pig saddles were a novelty, but adding this new level of usefulness will make them increasingly valuable and viable.

    The game shouldn't be skewed entirely towards PvP- while balancing all elements of the game is good, they shouldn't mess with balance for the sake of just one style of gameplay. Besides, pig riding itself is a novelty, and riding a pig from point A to point B can be done even better on a horse or with minecarts.
    Posted in: Future Updates
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