X

NOTICE

Are you sure you want to report this?

Provide feedback related to crafting, combat, enchanting, and general gameplay. Do not post bugs, support issues, or lists of random ideas. Please search!

464

Realistic Lightning

under review

25 Comments

Post a new comment:

Please sign in to leave a comment.

  • 0
    R Sangster commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Excellent idea! Maybe if you wear metal armour you'll be in for a... surprise...

  • 0
    Java Dragon commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    That shouldn’t be the case on summoned lightning though! 

  • 0
    Wolftopia commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    I would like this a lot. Though rare, lightning strikes can happen, and sometimes they strike your wooden house. Being able to build a lightning rod would prevent this in a realistic and easy way.

  • 0
    pedroff1 commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    In addition to what others have mentioed, while metal armours (including chainmail) should, while increasing your odds of being struck, decrease the damage taken if all 4 slots have a kind of metallic armour , as it'd make a personal Faraday cage. Of course, the game doesn't need to be realistic, but I think this would be a neat addition, rather than pointless realism.

  • 0
    Derrick Arndt commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Lighting doesn't hit more conductive things more frequently though... the reason lightning rods are made of metal is so they can transfer the energy into the ground to not cause any damage. If they were made of wood, for example, it would explode upon it being hit by lighting because the energy would have trouble transferring through the wood. Lighting does, however, hit the highest object because energy tries to take the path of least resistance, which usually means traveling the shortest distance.

  • 0
    soundprod123 commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    I agree, this would help with aesthetic builds as well as getting charged creepers in survival.

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    Yeah, this is cool! But, can Mojang make the realistic Lightning? I hope!

  • 0
    xXnugget25Xx commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Good idea! It should also be attracted to iron armour. Being struck by it while wearing iron armour, it should do much more damage.

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    Thank you for this perfect idea! in the latest 1.13.2 lighting absolutely obliterates all custom trees and wooden buildings out in the open. It's a mad house how much lightning strikes have destroyed our builds on the server i play on, and here's mojang saying we don't want to add destructive features!. 

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    The best way to imagine the way lightning strikes is to roll a hopefully imaginary sphere of about 63 meters in diameter. Anywhere it touches is possible for lightning shadow. Metal could increase the range of effect though. The best way to do this is to have a lightning entity spawn and it searches for the closest block within ~32 meters. if it fails then it spawns 1 to 2 lightning entities in a semi random location below it withing this 63 meter sphere/cube. If it touches ground all of the lightning entities will be connected with a blinding whiteish streak. Full metal armor would also completely block lightning damage as it will redirect the electricity, i won't get into details, because I really should have done this as a different post, but i have seen this done many times, including people touching cages that were struck by lightning at the same time.

  • 0
    BlueJayP commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Lego This is great thanks for the idea... but there is a flaw if no blocks no light, no light limit ether! or brightness!

     

  • 0
    Andy Latham commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    This would be cool! It also would be cool of lightning struck sand it turned to glass!

  • 0
    Blast Burner commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Now that's a lot of damage.

  • 0
    C J commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    R Sangster is correct, if you wear Iron, or Gold armor you should have a higher chance of being struck by lightning in a thunderstorm

  • 0
    Dylan Jones commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Lightning already targets the tallest block in the chunk. Every tick there’s a 1:1,000,000 chance lightning will strike a chunk. A random x/z coordinate is chosen in that chunk then within ~5 blocks the highest block is chosen.

  • 0
    Sunsprint commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    This would also mean that players could make lightning rods, which would be great for charged creeper farms.

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    Cool

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    It would cause lightning to strike your house in flat plains biomes, and though a lightning rod can counter it, who wants a skeleton horse trap on their house?!

  • 0
    Philip Playz commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    If lightning strikes while you're wearing iron armor, you could loose all your hearts.

  • 0
    RadGamerBr0 commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Then to the people who like to build tall houses. Be careful if this is added

  • 0
    Darti Sala commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    Not bad dude great idea.

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    Here's a list of the things lightning should probably be directed at:

    -Iron Golems

    -Iron Blocks, Trapdoors, Bars and other blocks made of iron

    -Any mob or player wearing iron armor

    -Any mob or player holding something made of iron(iron ingots, shears, etc.)

    The highest targets should get priority, and if there are none of these in the area then the lightning should either strike a random mob or a random block.

  • 0
    Aedyn T.B. commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    you could also craft lightning rods to power redstone and maybe batteries that can hold the charge and emit power for a limited time

  • 0
    Aedyn T.B. commented
    Comment actions Permalink

    you could also craft lightning rods to power redstone and maybe batteries that can hold the charge and emit power for a limited time

  • 0
    Comment actions Permalink

    Maybe if an object is struck by lightning it it gives off a Redstone charge