So here I am, in my survival world. I just got my second beacon and when placing it down on top of the several stacks of iron blocks, I think about what effect I want. I click the GUI and am trying to decide, when a creeper strolls up the iron blocks and blows up. He blew up the beacon. He blew up what took hours and hours to get. It didn't drop a nether star and I'm fairly certain it isn't supposed to. You can imagine my frustration.
Just to make it clear, I believe that beacons should not be able to be exploded at all, just like ender chests.
While you use 5 glass to create it, beacons are also made of 3 obsidian (which is indestructible by creepers and explosions), and 1 Nether Star (which is ALSO indestructible by creepers and explosions). Why is it that beacons, which by their crafting recipe seem to be one of the most indestructible blocks in the game, blow up by normal creepers. Ender chests are made with obsidian and they can't be blown up. Enchanting tables are made with just 1 more block of obsidian, and they cannot be destroyed by creepers.
Whilst researching why this happens, I've come across a few things. Apparently, beacons can be broken by hand, and will give the beacon. This suggestion supports the idea that beacons, just like obsidian and glass, can't be returned to the player if broken by hand. Furthermore, you should need a diamond pickaxe to mine it and get it back, just like obsidian. I believe this should happen with enchantment tables, too, but that is for a different suggestion.
The most popular argument I've seen on this topic is that beacons are fragile blocks. This doesn't make much sense however, as they are made with the most explosively resistant blocks in the game.
Please leave criticism and feedback on this idea, or merely a proper explanation of why beacons act this way. I am a bit salty, so my writing may have been slightly influenced by salt, sorry.
No, I do not want to use my diamond pickaxe for the sake of destroying my enchantment table, or my beacon. Yes, beacons should be indestructible though.
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