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ELEPHANTS!

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    Elephants are a really good idea. They can also spawn near sugar cane because elephants love sugar cane. Also if you have large sugar cane farms out in the open, it can probably attract elephants if there are no wild sugarcane nearby, and they can come and eat it which would require you to build better farms. Two variants: African in the Savannah and Asian in the Jungle or Forest. They could be like 3 blocks high. I don't have a problem with riding elephants actually(actually would've liked the inclusion of battle elephants as well but since it's not so good for the animal then maybe not).

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    Yes absolutely add elephants and I know there are a lot of complaints about riding elephants but do you keep in mind that it is not a non-fictional game and when you’re going through all the work of taming and allowing that elephant to trust you it is showing more of a bond of friendship by allowing it to be ridden when you work so hard to take care of it I do however agree for there to be no drops of ivory and avoiding it altogether because that is cruel and should not be glorified at all and just for an extra touch of removing these elephants from being associated with real elephants maybe allow their food to be peanuts or something that is more fictional then true while also adding another new and fun item

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    And they could help us look for iron since elephants in real life dig for iron

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    Someone mentioned being able to harvest ivory by right clicking on the elephant, and I disagree with this. I think that poachers should attack elephants for their ivory, but if a player crafts with ivory they receive some sort of curse in order to discourage harvesting ivory. Ivory will not be craftable into anything that is worth being cursed for (perhaps just useless potions since ivory is often harvested for pseudo-medicinal purposes). However, the poachers will gain strength from harvesting ivory and creating pseudo-potions. This implementation will discourage ivory harvesting and create a distaste toward poachers, who will try their best to kill your elephant. This will help raise awareness for actual poaching, and will not glorify ivory harvesting. 

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    -Maybe tear down trees with its trunk?

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    Also Add a Jungle variant

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    Elephants shouldn't attack would be too strong when friendly/tamed. Instead I think their trunk should be like a water source source block. When engaged by a hostile mob the elephant uses the water flow from its trunk to push mobs away. Once elephant moves water source goes away.
    Imagine the fun we could have picking up a friend for an elephant ride and he cant get on because you keep pushing him away with the water from the trunk.

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    they could drop ivory too!

     

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    The elephants should spawn in the savannah and in forests.

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    They could defend villagers and hold items (with their trunks) like iron golems and do significant damage to ravagers.

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    This would definitely help raise awareness of poaching.

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    There can be families of elephants that have elders. They could also go thousands of blocks to find elephant cemetery’s and they will respect the dead, but if you try to steal the bones all of the elephants will attack you

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    I appreciate the idea! I upvoted it and soon maybe they could be added to minecraft in the future

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    Maybe the hostile elephants could be more brown while tame able elephants are more grey.

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    Maybe they could both trample and shoot water at an enemy as attacks. Some (not all) elephants are pack animals, so instead of chests, they should carry up to 4 barrels.

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    I would like the elephants to spray water when they are near it, because that is fun!

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    I think thats really cool although i feel like it should move like a llama you cant really control where it goes.

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    mabee the second player could ride on its trunk so they could have a mobile archer tower

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    They should also spawn in jungle biomes, though the ones in jungle biomes should be smaller (asian elephants)

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    Elephants should drop nothing

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    I think elephants should be added in Minecraft. Because elephants are historically related animals and are now endangered. Therefore, I think that elephants are necessary for Minecraft.

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    Great idea but wouldn't killing them be poaching so believe if you're going to add them don't make them killable. But that's the devs decision

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    Here are my thoughts if elephants were added I would make them tamable using hay
    - they would NOT be ridable and wouldn't fight for you
    - if attacked they would attack back
    - if tamed they would follow you where possible
    - when tamed you would be able to equip blankets or wool carpets to customize their look
    - tamed elephants would be able to be equipped with chests max inventory being a double chest worth

    Elephants would spawn in Savannahs
    (Also a mammoth varient would spawn in colder biomes)

    AI function ideas...
    -Elephants would spawn near by water and would have a chance to gather water in it's trunk and spray it in the air sprinkling itself

    Drops and chances
    Elephant Meat 90%
    Leather 50%
    Quartz 10%

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    Minecraft is not just a game with the purpose to entertain people and make money. The game gave itself the responsibility to make the world a better place. Best examples of this were the implementations of dolphins, bees and pandas with whom they wanted to make the people aware of their high mortality rate.

    Mojang understandably has been very hesitant with adding them because of the fact they get hunted down for their ivory, meat, skin and bones day by day. And that is something Mojang rightfully does not want to promote in the game.

    But now begs the question: How to correctly add elephants to Minecraft? Let me show you my ideas, which try to emphasize the current situation as well as keep the fictional aspect of being part of a game. [1/3]

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    Elephant types:

    • African Elephant
      • Spawn in herds up to five (one of them is the matriarch) in the Savanna (other Savanna variations excluded), rarely with tusks
      • Bigger than the Asian equivalent
    • Asian Elephant
      • Spawn in herds up to three (one of them is the matriarch) in the Jungle Edge (other Jungle variations excluded), never with tusks
      • Smaller than the African equivalent

    General behavior:

    • Passive and slow
    • Become hostile and fast after being approached too much or a cub is attacked
    • Occasionally trumpet
    • Eat leaves as well as tall grass and large fern
    • Unique animations for picking and eating their food
    • Randomly get saplings by eating, plant them by travelling around

     

    Drop:

    • African elephant: Acacia or Baobab sapling
    • Asian elephant: Jungle tree sapling

    Breeding:

    • Cannot be bread manually by players

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    Taming:

    • After a successful pillager raid (can be seen as poachers) in the Savanna, the matriarch of the herd can be tamed by feeding him haybales.
      • After being tamed, the rest of the herd appoints a new matriarch and moves on
    • Tamed elephants can be equipped with
      • Carpets to give them unique looks (like lamas)
      • A chest to transport items
      • Up to two saddles for two players to ride them
        • Equipment cannot be removed, carpets can be changed
      • If water nearby, tamed elephants occasionally spout water
        • If at the player friend: grants effects “Matriarch’s Blessing” which grants Fire Resistance for 30 seconds
        • If at hostile mobs: pushes them back and deals half a heart damage

    Other:

    • In the Savanna and Jungle Edge biome, there is a chance that the Wandering Trader sits on an elephant instant of leading two lamas

    In my opinion, that is the correct way to add elephants to Minecraft. Special types based on the habitat, cute behavior, no special drops and still a unique way to befriend these lovely creatures. [3/3]

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    Instead of taming elephants, why not earn their bond?

    The player gains bond by giving items that the elephant might be interested on.

    And after gaining a high enough bond count,nbonded elephants will attack hostile mobs, allow the player to ride them, and help build.

    But after bonded elephants stopped building, they’ll get tired and need to rest for a certain time depending on how long they build. and after their done resting they’ll need to be feed watermelon or pumpkins to build again.