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Hoes and crop farming are boring and one-dimensional. Let’s fix that

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    @socialexile83 interesting points, thanks for commenting :D

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    Rripshot commented
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    i posted food poisoning and food boredem before i saw this post. Some do have a point ,too mutch realizum will make this game a simulator.

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    Ben Mee commented
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    I LOVE these ideas, they’re realistic and I think would add a lot more realism to minecraft farming.. and I like that you thought about how ANNOYING it would be to enchant a diamond sword, and get ‘Efficiency’ but you could add it manually via the anvil! Great ideas, I hope the developers see this

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    Martin Villa commented
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    please don't add this would make farming MUCH MORE BORING!!!!!!!!!!

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    To counter water based auto-harvesters, make it to where the water dont break the crops for a minute, and when it does, for example you, wheat, you get two pieces of wheat, but no seeds almost always. It will also ruin the farmland if any water block is on it for too long, however water beside the farmland won't ruin it.

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    Ben Mee why thank you!

    DaffodilOne5782 I think this wouldn't be needed because manual crop farming would allow you to use Fortune, unlike water harvesting. So both methods would have their pros and cons. I think that's a good balance.

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    Marcus Delroy commented
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    I once tried to enchant a hoe with fortune, and was shocked when I couldn’t. You’ve got my vote!

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    I think you mean that gold would break the crops the fastest.

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    RoyalRex2 commented
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    One problem this creates is that it makes meat the only easily obtained food source. While slowing down wheat harvesting would slow down breeding, the rest of these mechanics would make vegetables even less wanted. I like realistic food ideas, but how food is harvested doesn't seem like a good area to improve.

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    Hilmy091 commented
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    This is a terrible idea honestly, it just makes farming slower which can be tedious. Theres a little bit of fun when you destroy 30 crops instantly and get showered with crops, this suggestion would remove that feeling.

    I agree that farming is one dimensional, but there should be another solution.

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    Hilmy091

    I think that your knee-jerk reaction is incorrect. You say that this would make farming more tedious and less fun? Initially, probably, yes. But once you build up to an Efficiency V diamond hoe, you'd get the same feeling of happiness that comes from insta-breaking crops. If anything, it would be more fun than before because you would have actually worked to get it.

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    TriassicScone commented
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    Honestly, I'm of similar mind to Hilmy091. I absolutely agree that farming is underdeveloped and under powered compared to spamming steak. But, I'm unsure if this suggestion completely addresses those issues.

    Changing the way the player breaks the crops (amount of time and tools used, as you said) is one thing, and it may help spruce the harvesting process up a bit. But what about actually growing the crops, ya know? They should address questions pertaining to that.

    Where does the player grow crops? How close to water should they be? Are they affected by biome? Elevation?

    How does the player grow them? Can they make the soil more rich or moist? Should they water their crops? Fertilize them?

    I will say, I actually think the addition of bees helped make farming more interesting, as you can now try and make a farm in tandem with bee nests to get better results. Anything that makes farming more interactive, or encourages creative builds would be a great direction to take things.

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    I like this idea

    Farming in this game is very basic and not required (unless you are grinding for achievements or a fully stacked enchantment table). Most people just have some cows and that is basically the only agricultural thing they do!

    It is nice to see something like this. One way we can improve this is by adding this idea as well:

    If you just eat one food for the rest of your life. You can get a disease and maybe die. We can add this kind of thing where eating too much of the same kind of food can start to cause damage to you, the longer you keep doing this, the worst it gets an example for this could be:

    3 days: Damage

    5 days: More damage

    6 days: poison

    7 days: Posion, nausea, and damage

    8 days: all of the above and blindness for 3 minutes

    9 days: all of the above and slowness for 5 minutes

    10 days (max, everything after this is just the consequence for this day)

    All of the above and weakness for 15 minutes.

    Hope you like this addon for your idea.

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    CR A commented
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    I think this is a nice idea because it would add more functions to tools and make the game more realistic but you still can mine stone with bare hands. If you want that level of realism, almost the whole game would be changed. Also, harvesting would have to not wear down your tools because just tilling the soil is very expensive when you are making a very large farm. If you had to harvest that many crops after tilling all the soil, you would go through so many tools and resources every harvest.

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    White Owl commented
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    Firstly: I love the idea

    Secondly: The quickest tool should not be diamond but gold like every other tool

    Thirdly: I think the tool for harvesting wheat should be a scythe or a sickle