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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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    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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    Or an uncraft in crafting table 

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Great idea

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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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    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.......

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    Yeah, this would be great! I agree that items and blocks should not be recyclable because it wouldn't make since to recycle them.

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    And the damage equipments cannot be recycled.

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    Make this interactive block expensive, and this would be handy with how much diamond armor i got from the End...

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    I dont like it because it doesnt give you all your items, only some.

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    This is a good idea but not give back item but instead give a couple XP orbs

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    Maybe they could event use something like this to promote recycling in the real world? Either way, interesting idea!

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    I like the idea of recycling blocks to get materials, but not tools. Otherwise their durability could be infinite if you restrain yourself from exceeding a certain durability. Plus I like it when you craft a valuable tool for the first time and you have that moment where you hesitate; wondering which tool would be best in certain circumstances. But blocks, should definitely be broken down since there's no way one can take advantage of it. 

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    Although I like the idea of it, it would ruin the value of many of Minecraft’s rare ores and such. For example, you can easily get a large amount of emeralds at a consistent rate (with a bit of effort) and then trade those emeralds with villagers to get diamond and iron gear. You could then recycle it and easily get infinite diamonds and iron, pretty much removing the need for an iron farm, and pretty much getting rid of the need to mine at all in the end game.

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    Sometimes I press a wrong button when mass crafting and get lots of useless things, this would help a lot because I would get some materials back

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    i posted this idea too, so i gave it a vote!

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    Using a crafting table, 2 iron and 6 granite cause andisite and diorite have uses so give granite some love

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    Or perhaps this could be another use of the smithing table.

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    Agreed, very aggravating throwing out stacks of iron gear, andesite, gravel etc
    Need a way to recycle them into something useful

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    yeah, but i don't like the numbers. maybe 70% for items without durability. if  i had a diamond pickaxe with 66.7% durability, i want my 2 diamonds

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    I love the principle, however my issue with this idea is how villagers can trade emeralds for diamond armor. Personally I don't like the idea of infinite diamonds (diamonds should have to be mined - even if the craftables don't). Pumpkin and mellon, iron golem farms and others prove that it's not hard to gain thousands of emeralds - which would become armor and then diamond blocks.