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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).

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Recycling table | Uncrafting

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    IgisTeddy commented
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    I think due to being able to buy diamond items from villagers for a very cheap price, especially from cured zombie villagers. This would make diamonds possible to farm since emeralds are possible to farm

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    ValdamirPatun commented
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    This has needed to be a thing for SO LONG! You could have 100% return on items spent to create the items, but you can't recycle anything that has use on it. That way you can't have an infinite use item. The only real problem is caused by the recent creation of the stone cutter. You only use 1 stone to make stone stairs etc., but then you uncraft it and get 6 stone back. This means infinite duplication, which would be very bad. Maybe limiting what items can be uncrafted EVEN FURTHER would help...

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    Shapy6587 commented
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    Or an uncraft in crafting table 

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    TheYodaloop commented
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    I love this idea! Recycling saddles into a bit of leather would be really nice, since I'm really into fishing and have more saddles than I have animals to use them. Maybe a similar thing could happen with horse armor and their respective minerals?

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    Laura Brookes commented
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    Yes! I had the same idea. I considered the following: 

    • Avoid OP by building in a factor of diminishing returns: It only ever returns 60-80% of the original quantity of items that would have been used to create the item(s) being recycled. E.g. 100 slabs but you only get 40 planks, instead of 50.
    • It cannot always recycle every item back into all of its original components (each has a 'recycling yield' just as they have a 'crafting recipe')
      • Stairs can’t go back to full blocks of planks (based on shape); instead it will give slabs and/or sticks. Yes, slabs can then be made into planks, but this further reduces yield since items have now been recycled twice to make the planks
      • Stained glass can’t be made back into unstained glass. Perhaps sand? Cobble instead of stone, glass panes have a chance of returning sand
      • Have to disenchant items first
      • Leather armour yields leather or 'leather scraps'
      • Jack-O-Lantern, maybe the pumpkin is destroyed but the torch can be saved

    Examples where it would be a fantastic addition:

    • Have so much leather armour from mob kills, but never wear it, only value is disenchant.
    • Early game, accidentally shift-click and use ALL wood! Now wood is trapped permanently and irreversibly as extra I dont' need, and I have to start over to make anything else.
    • New game style/strategy for any stage gamer
    • being resourceful and recycling things is quintessentially ‘minecrafty’.
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    IndyCrafter commented
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    Rather than create a new block to do this, why not add functionality to the existing profession tables to do it.  The tables themselves would only breakdown items associated with them that can't already be broken down.  Iron and gold tools, sword and armor already can be broken down into nuggets using the furnace.  But diamond cannot.  Why not have the Blast Furnace breakdown all diamond armor, sword and tools into 1 diamond each (or if that's too OP, create a new item called a "diamond nugget" or something (9 nuggets=1 diamond)?  Or have the Cauldron breakdown leather armor and saddles into 1 leather?  Also, the Fletching table could breakdown fishing rods, bows and crossbows into 1 string and arrows into 1 flint. The Loom could breakdown wool and banners into 1 string.  The Stone Cutter could change polished items back into their base blocks (andesite, granite, etc.)  All of this would be useful for Skyblock players, especially, where resources are very scarce and building with these blocks is impossible depending on the map.  None of this seems OP at all and adding the functionality seems pretty straightforward.

    Thanks for all you do for the community, Mojang!

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    RicoCrabone commented
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    i need this because sometimes i would make the wrong block, a diamond hoe, and some more. we need this in 1.17

     

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    MisterMiner14 commented
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    Maybe you would just put an item into the recycle table, hit the recycle button, and the recycle table would just spit out some of the items used to craft the item you put in it. Each item used to craft the item recycled would have a x% (I don’t know what % would be fair) chance of getting spit out, so you don’t know what exactly you’ll get back from recycling items.

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    Beau T3547 commented
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    Great idea

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    Naomeri commented
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    I was just wishing for this today, as I accidentally turned a bunch of my quartz blocks into quartz stairs because I tapped the wrong option on my crafting table

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    You might make it so you could smelt the item, and you could get the core item back. (For example, smelting a diamond pickaxe would get you back 1-3 diamonds, or smelting a netherite sword would get you back 1-2 netherite ingots). Great Idea!

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    Dragon21LAT commented
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    Yes an Uncrafting/Breakdown table would be nice to breakdown tools, weapons & armour that u get off mobs.

    It would have to be balanced but it could work and return 1 common part for used items, and return 1/2 of common/uncommon of unused items.

    It could cost 3 workbenches 3 iron, 2 gold, and 1 diamond to craft. So not super easy, but not difficult, it'll just take time. It could also have durability on it like Anvil and break eventually...

    Please Mojang ;) workbench needs some love... xox

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    I like this idea, but recycling or breaking down shouldn't cost XP.  If the item is fully durable or has no durability (like a crafting table), then the full resources should be returned.  I accidentally crafted 38 crafting tables because I clicked the wrong button.  This option could be useful when accidents occur.  We could also uncraft an item within five minutes for the resources require to make the item.

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    should be called the scraping table

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    Yes, I literally have a chest of unused saddles on my Minecraft world from fishing, and it would be great if I could uncraft them into some leather. However, Do not make this usable for plants and foods because of the composter.

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    I had an idea for something like this.......