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    posted a message on Place chains horizontally

    Oh that would be really cool! If only they decide to add any kind of function to chains and not just have them as a decoration block...

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    posted a message on Place chains horizontally

    It's just as awkward to have a chain placed on the ground and just pointing upwards withoug being connected to anything. It's also awkward to have floating trees, yet here we are.

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    posted a message on Place chains horizontally

    That's it. Just make it so that chains can be placed horizontally. Basically the same as end rods. Why isn't this in the game - it's a no-brainer?

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    posted a message on Why are vertical slabs not in the game?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

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    Dude, you're awesome! Keep it up! With that much time and effort put into your projects you really are playing your own game.

    So have you considered adding vertical slabs to your game? lol

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    posted a message on Why are vertical slabs not in the game?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    Have you wondered why I still play a "retro" version of Minecraft? Because of the "update that ruined the underground" (and world generation in general, especially if you update an older world) that was released nearly 7 years ago - you could say that each update is a separate game in its own right, same for modded versions (why do people always want mods to be updated to the latest version? They should be treated as "updates" separate from vanilla and when they are updated they often just accommodate changes to vanilla, even letting them replace previous functionality; I'd just replace conflicting features with my own version).

    I've even had people suggest that I should find some "other" game to play because I haven't updated and otherwise don't make use of all the features the game has to offer (without even specifying what that "other" game is)! Even funnier, some have told me that I don't even play "Minecraft" since I haven't updated and/or use mods (which only goes with what I said above about different versions being separate games).



    If they make a "cave update" at some point, that fixes the cave generation and makes them a lot more fun to explore, will you consider updating?


    A problem I have with Minecraft is that even though they add all of this new content it is all shallow and meaningless. A few new blocks, mobs or bioms don't really change anything about the game. After you've seen every type of village, structure, biome - there is no point in exploring to find the next one. They are all the same and everything is lifeless. There are no meaningfull interactions between the mobs, villagers are brain dead and contribute nothing to the world. There is no point in looking for loot in the naturally spawned structures, because by the time you find them - you already have better items. The only thing keeping the game alive (in my oppinion) is servers with mods. Actually there aren't that many vanilla servers, because the game in it's purest vanilla version isn't that good. Even vanilla servers require some mods to enable trading, to prevent griefing and so on...


    We really got off-topick here, but there certainly are a lot of problems with the game that need to be discussed. What updates are meaningfull? This game has been around for 10 years and for me it still feels like a pre-release title. Will it ever be complete?

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    posted a message on Why are vertical slabs not in the game?
    Quote from c2troy4»

    If you're hoping to get them, you won't. Mojang has publicly stated that they are not going to add vertical slabs.


    I know. I just want to understand why?

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    posted a message on Why are vertical slabs not in the game?



    They literally will, though.





    That can easily be put to a test - start a modded server with vertical slabs and observe how people build. I cannot honestly predict how it will play out, but it largely depends on the way they are implemented. People build floors out of slabs because that is cheaper and thus more practical in a survival game. But they use slabs all of the time for aesthetic reasons. If vertical slabs are not cheaper than the normal blocks - it wouldn't be practical to make walls out of them, and the only use left for vertical slabs is aesthetics.


    I personally do not think that Minecraft's clunkiness and disjoitedness is what makes it good. On the contrary - for me that only takes away from how good the game can be. I play Minecraft because it is the best block-building-survival-sandbox game that I know, not because of its disjoitedness. And long gone are the days when the blockiness of Minecraft was what made it unique. There are so many other clone games that copy the same blocky design - but they are all bad. It's only a matter of time before some other game copies Minecraft's blockyness and it turns out is actually decent. And if that game is not afraid to add stuff that the community clearly wants it will steal all of the success of Minecraft. And I can say with confidence that the community does want vertical slabs - just look at the comment section of any youtube video that touches this subject.


    And look at what Mojang are doing right now with RTX. That's a RADICAL change to the game, that pushes it far more towards a realistic look. For me that shows that they are willing to make huge changes to the aesthetic, much bigger changes than adding a half vertical block.

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    posted a message on Why are vertical slabs not in the game?

    Sure, but vertical slabs won't necessarily replace metre long walls.

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    posted a message on Why are vertical slabs not in the game?

    This has been bugging me for a long time. It seems like everyone wants them in, but Mojang simply do not want to add them. Why? What are their arguments against vertical slabs? I've heard that it would "limit creativity". HOW?! How could they limit creativity, they would add so much more possibilities for building all kinds of new things. They would allow us to make much more finer details to buildings. I just don't get it.

    Another argument I've heard is that people would just build all walls out of slabs. Well...why is that a problem exactly? And if you don't want it to be like that - don't make them twice as cheap as a full block, let's say that 3 vertical blocks in the crafting table would only give you 3 vertical slabs. Or make them have a different texture, that would incentivise people to use both variants of the block.


    Please note that I am not making any suggestions here, I am just giving examples of different solutions to possible problems that vertical slabs might cause.

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