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Minecraft has a lot of blocks, but what if they had more? Why do we need them? Please don't just add lists of things - these will be marked as spam and removed! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical/"sideways"/"upright"/"standing" slabs (yes, we see you).

1987

Bookshelves are unexciting. Let’s fix that

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    This would be a good way to change the enchantment levels without either having to break the bookshelf or using redstone to move the shelves away.

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    there should be at least 5 books max

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    There should be special books found in end cities and nether fortresses that should affect the enchantment table (Increases the likelihood or max level of a certain enchantment) when placed in a bookshelf.

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    One of the best ideas I have seen yet. Maybe instead of changing bookshelves though, they could just add a new block called a Shelf to place the books and other items on for decoration. This would save the development team a lot of time in recoding and redesigning the current bookshelves.

    Otherwise, they would have to change how it works with enchantment tables by editing the code behind it and they would have to redesign the bookshelves for each wood type.

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    YES. Just YES.

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    Actually, they can introduce some items that is not craftable, and only if you got a recipe book for that (knowledge books, the book with green cover), like when the limitedCrafting gamerule is on. Naturally generated bookshelves could contain that for unlocking the recipe.

    The items that is already exist can also have recipes, like tridents and name tags, etc.

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    Brilliant it would be so nice to just walk in to a village library and just loot a couple of sharp IV books

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    Thats a good idea. Although I believe that bookshelves with enchanted books should look significantly different then those without enchanted books for then in a library where there is like 50 bookshelves it would be very time-consuming and boring.

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    I like your idea but enchanted books should not be kept as they are not readable and a bookshelf contains readable books but it can be made such that enchanted books would not be kept in bookshelves that spawn naturally village or else, enchanted books would not be rare and will make game easy but it could be made that we can keep enchanted books in bookshelves.

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    Bookshelves would have several forms depending on how filled they were. Empty, slightly filled, and full. We could store books, book and quills, signed books, and enchanted books inside. Bookshelves could even have different wood types and maybe crimson and warped are nonflammable. This would be great for function, appearance, and would allow a lot of variation in the sometimes monotonous libraries. Different shelf types and functioning shelves would be a game changing!

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    I think you naturally generated books might be written books. like in the stronghold library maybe there might be a diary of a player going into the end?

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    This would be good for the Uncensored Library.

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    This is actually a great idea. I don't even understand why they're not adding this yet. Also, bookshelves with different texture depending on the planks and slabs they're made from should be a thing. Bookshelves having only one texture hinders creativity

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    We could add this on to making village librarians more exciting as well. Maybe written books with lore? Or enchanted books early game?

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    Wow, i really love this idea. It's so cool. I've never even thought of it like this. The only thing i don't agree with is changing probably in an enchantment based on what kind of books you have around it. I think there should just be e certain amount of books around an enchantment table for it to offer lv30 enchants. 45 books. And i also think the observer should detect when a book is removed or placed because it does update the texture of the block.

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    With two rows of eight slots each instead of thee total as you suggest we could represent the precise number of books stored without the need to change the texture for the oak shelf. For big libraries an option to search nearby bookshelves (within a radius around the player configurable via a gamerule command) for a specific written book title could save players lots of time and make cataloging books much less work.

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    Can we take a moment to clap our hands please?  Such a great idea!

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    Good idea but I think it should be more than 3. The number of slots should be equal to the number of books in the texture IMO.

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    I believe books should have at least 12 slots on GUI because it would not make sense if only three books can fill up the 1 cubic meter volume. This is a really great idea though. The developers might be having a hard time adding this one

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    Bardzo dobry pomysł, dodaje nowe możliwości w zakresie projektowania co bardzo lubię.