Quote from rokstaGmatt
Gold, it is a nice thing to have in the game but it is UTTERLY USELESS in vanilla, it wares out too fast in amour and tools and clock is a one time make.
the only things that gold is useful for is
1. powered rails
2.golden apples/golden carrots and
3. Tower Of Pimps
other than that it is totally useless,
i do not want it out of the game because that would be devastating for a lot of people (sky + his army)
i just want it upgraded and im sure most minecraft players want that too, gold is fairly rare,
to find, so shouldn't it be more useful than this.
it doesn't have to be OverPowered, the durability for tools and amour could have the durability of a bit less than iron, and the amour wouldn't be OP because iron reduces more damage than gold
and the speed that gold breaks blocks could be decreased to go with the added durability
my point is - The Bottom Line -
notch, jeb, dinnerbone, who ever is in charge of gold area stuff, please fix it make gold better, gold isn't as weak as wood, especially the sword - my sappling does more damage than a golden sword - fix it
make gold somewhat like iron because it is HARDER to find than iron
same goes for lapis lazuli - lapis is the most USELESS minable material in minecraft.
But Gold and Lapis sure are fun to mine and it makes no difference for me if they are worthless or not.