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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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Add rubies back to Minecraft.

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    Ty Brantner commented
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    It would be nice, but what would they do? Weapons and armor seems like a very pedestrian use for something like that. Would they just be used as beacon blocks or decorations? Can they be used to create unique items? They could be used for magic, or maybe in redstone technology. I know rubies are used in lasers in real life, so maybe some kind of light-based object could be made with them?

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    For what? If just decoration purposes, that's a no from me.

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    johny2833 commented
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    Well, i know people want magic and stuff so maybe rubies are essential for that. and making new recipes

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    YEET CAKE commented
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    Rubies should be a Nether exclusive ore because the Nether needs more ores. They could be used to barter with Piglins, craft a block of ruby, and make a Laser Beacon(more on that later). Rubies can be found at bedrock level in the Nether, but inside clumps of stone. Each ruby ore gives 3-7 rubies. The Laser Beacon I mentioned earlier is a red beacon that shoots a laser that can: kill mobs, ignite TNT, set fire to flammable objects, like wool and wood, and break blocks, even obsidian! It is crafted like a normal Beacon, but with a ruby instead of a Nether Star. Each time you use the Laser Beacon, it has to recharge for 5 seconds and it takes away 2 points from its 300 points in its durability bar.

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    FrixForgotten commented
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    Rubies are known for their use in laser technology, so hopefully if they get added we could use them for a laser beacon, the first laser was a ruby laser. It could also be used as a secondary trade item, right behind emeralds.

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    UitSBJJ commented
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    This would be a good idea for a cave update. Maybe they could do something with light, and maybe for decoration.

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    Black Wolfram commented
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    We need this in the Cave Update

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    super . commented
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    Possible textures for it, because minecraft earth ones look better than the "ruby.png" that already exists:


    Rubies should appear on the overworld at every biome, with Ruby Ore. And for Nether, they should appear rarely as Nether Ruby Ore, which drop Ruby Shards, and with those shards we could craft Rubies.

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    You could just use a resource pack to make emeralds red and change their names to rubies. Stuff shouldn't be added unless they have a purpose.

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    MigM12000 commented
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    It can't be a new ore because we already have redstone and everything is color coded, my opinion is to turn redstone ores into redstone crystal and making rubie ore

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    Hulk21018 commented
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    We need rubies back and maybe even sapphires and other variants of sapphires rubies could be used to make armor in between iron and diamond maybe?

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    MrD1085277 commented
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    Good idea!
    New trade currency, new ruby ​​blocks, ores rarely equivalent to emerald ores.

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    They could be used in trading but be worth 10 or 20 emeralds for example.

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    Catcadev commented
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    This would act as an alternative currency for villagers?

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    Bryan Massey commented
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    They should spawn in the Nether.

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    WhiteFang9311 commented
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    Yes, Bring back the rubies!!!!!
    You just have to implement them they are already in the minecraft files

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    noah b commented
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    I like this idea, rubies should be rarer than diamonds but not as rare as emeralds. Would have the same protection and damage as diamond but better durability and more enchantment options.

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    mrapetizer commented
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    they should be used as a currency rarely, used to make armor and tools with durability 50% of diamonds, and spawn below y22. also mobs should have good chance of spawning with ruby tools

    there could also be an easter egg when rubies spawn next to emerald and diamonds

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    super . commented
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    Well, one of you have written an overpowered use for rubies. So, I will make those uses more normal, but upgraded.

    Weapons and tools:

    Ruby Sword: Damage as Diamond, Durability between Iron and Diamond.

    Ruby Pickaxe: Mine a little bit faster than Diamond, but not as fast as Netherite. Durability between Iron and Diamond.

    Ruby Axe: Breaks wood a little bit faster than Diamond, but not as fast as Netherite. Durability between Iron and Diamond.

    Ruby Shovel: Dig as fast as Diamond. Durability between Iron and Diamond.

    Ruby Hoe: Breaks blocks as fast as Diamond. Durability between Iron and Diamond.

    Armor:

    This is a special case. Ruby Armor should be exactly the same as Diamond. But with an upgrade: This armor could make bounce arrows and some projectiles back, wit low probability of this happening. This armor would be useful when we fight skeletons or pillagers.

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    RIPLEY0767 commented
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    THIS WOULD BE AMAZING

     

    I WISH I COULD VOTE THIS 1000 TIMES

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    RIPLEY0767 commented
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    it would be used for tools and armor and the armor could give you fire resistance and the sword would have built in fire aspect

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    Rubies should be used in making armor and tools that are interesting, similar to how gold stuff is very weak but can get the best enchantments. Maybe make them as strong as diamonds but is as durable as gold stuff, and make rubies as rare as diamonds, but they can be found at higher levels and they have bigger veins.

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    Jay Fields commented
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    That is a good idea we can use it for weapons and armor

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    Rubies could upgrade iron tools and armor in the smithing table. All durability is same as iron.

    Ruby Sword: Damage between iron and stone. Has a 60% chance of setting the opponent on fire.

    Ruby Pickaxe: Has auto-smelt. Mines the same speed as iron.

    Ruby Axe: Mines the same speed as iron. When mining wood, the wood automatically turns to charcoal.

    Ruby Hoe: Between iron and diamond.

    Ruby Shovel: Between iron and diamond.

    Ruby Armor: Each armor piece adds a 15% chance of not getting hit by fire damage.

    I think rubies should be as rare as emeralds, spawning in desert biomes, and in veins of one.

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    Aside from being able to create tools, armor, and a block— I dunno any other uses for Ruby. I do know that it has a history of being a healing gem and one for beauty 

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    RUBIES HAVE TO BE ADDED BACK!

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    FTB9898 commented
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    Why not Mojang Studios add both rubies and emeralds before?

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    Profranciscox commented
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    ruby's to upgrade netherite weapons? the cave update for more gems? groan to further enhance weapons? sounds good! look at my post, and let's see if with ruby ​​we could improve with the cave update

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    dear Ranfosbbhd, in a way rubies, are in the game the reason they aren't is that one of the developer is caoer blind ruby where supost to be emrulds but the coulerblind dev chould not tell the defrese be tween them and redstone. there for we won't get rubys

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    Liam09142000 commented
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    1.17 is the caves & cliffs update it makes sense to add rubies back to Minecraft and give them a good use