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Cape slot unlocked by advancements

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    James Douglas commented
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    MacchuPicchu96

    People with normal capes will still be special because you can’t craft banners that look like Minecon capes, and banner capes wouldn’t change the appearance of elytras.

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    No support from me on any of these ideas. You can easily just keep your shulker boxes in your inventory; they don't take up much space at all compared to the amount of storage they give. Wearing chest plates and elytra together is too overpowered, there is a reason that Mojang wants you to choose between the two. Finally, while your banner-cape idea is interesting, the whole point of capes is that they are hard to get; your idea would rob capes of all value because everyone would have access to them. 

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    I like the idea of banner capes, but I disagree on the advancements idea: they shouldn't modify the gameplay. I don't see any reason why you shouldn't have that slot as you spawn in the world, that's not an advantage at all, pure esthetics.

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    Thanks for the response James! I still think players should never, ever be able to have a chest plate and elytra at the same time. (You should also probably delete it from this post because other people have suggested it before, but you can always add your advancements idea as a comment on other people's posts).

    However, your edits to the banner-cape idea are quite good, and I like the idea a lot more now. I'll give you a vote just for that.

    I appreciate your openness to criticism, by the way :) Have a great day!

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    I like this idea and I think you should address that in bedrock, achievements are still a thing and advancements don’t exist.

     

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    Coolbug267 commented
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    Support with the cape idea

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    It would be nice to have access to custom capes in the launcher skin menu. Like you have to choose a free cape in a list but you don't have access to fully customable capes, that way you can't have the minecon ones if you didn't go to the minecon.

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    Calev Berger commented
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    @MacchuPicchu96, the elytra-chest plate wouldn't be to op if it was compatible with leather tunics and ONLY leather tunics.

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    GamerGeeked commented
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    Capes are earned. Minecon capes and others would be much less valuable. Not to mention that Advancements can be modified by map makers (and this would be invulnerable to commands)

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    Shrapma Elite commented
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    Achievements need more purpose. There is zero satisfaction in getting the achievements besides saying you were able to complete all of them. This is one really good idea that brings purpose to achievements.

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    Dinorauria commented
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    I do like the idea of certain recipes being unlocked via progression through advancements, I feel this would be a nice way to add recipes for currently uncraftable items without making them immediately available. There could be an advancement that grants you saddles for having tamed a mount. Or perhaps we can get a recipe to craft tridents after visiting an ocean monument. Name tags could just as easily be unlocked by taming our first pet. 

    But capes? Capes are for cosmetics, and even then they are handled in a weird way that makes it so not everyone has them.

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    ItsDaCreeper commented
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    It should be unlockable after defeating the ender dragon, love this idea

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    dklebedev commented
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    Capes should remain extremely rare. That's the whole point to them.

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    I think it would be a great idea if players would be able to craft a cape in the same colors as banners and put banner patterns on these capes. They would be worn as an armor piece and since the MINECON capes are not crafteable with banners, theese would be special.

    Also, elytras could be dyable and players could also put patterns on elytras.

    Theese ideas could greatly add to the customization aspect of weareables to minecraft, so every player or faction can have a personal design and have it on their shield, cape, elytra and base.

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    DragonBro9114 commented
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    In Bedrock to

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    Maybe this cape slot can be used for elytra too.

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    RealTWBoom commented
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    No support from me because of two reasons:

    The capes would make the 'normal' capes not as special.

    The idea that the cape slot would be unlocked after enchantments kind off ruins the point. Minecraft is a game where you don't have to unlock advancements to do things, that's the fun part about it.

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    Melly Dow commented
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    I disagree with this as It steps on the toes of people who did attend Minecons or worked for their capes. Not to mention I never understood why there is a discrepancy between Java and Bedrocks cape rarity. Why are capes so hard to obtain In Java edition, yet on Bedrock edition, capes are so easy to obtain and many people have multiple capes and skin packs with them? 

    Back on topic, this would ruin the point of them being special (Ignoring capes meaning nothing in Bedrocks due to almost everyone having them). Not to mention, this does not affect gameplay as capes are cosmetic.

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    James Douglas commented
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    MacchuPicchu96

    But good point on the other back slot uses; I have removed the shulker box idea because it was dumb, but maybe you unlock the back slot near end game so the elytra + chestplate isn’t too overpowered. I still really want banner capes though :)

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    James Douglas commented
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    MacchuPicchu96

    It says the idea is “completed”; what does that mean?

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    A new tags system is rolling out, read the home page of this site. I think the "completed" is a bug, though, it's supposed to say "updated"

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    James Douglas commented
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    Nova ok thanks I have removed that part from my post. I still really want an awesome cape though! :D

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    James Douglas commented
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    @MagicDiamond40 My original post included some other ideas such as the back slot also being able to have Shulker Boxes for backpacks, and also for elytras so you could use them in conjunction with chestplates, but I removed them because they were bad ideas or already posted, and decided to focus on the main idea for the post (banner capes)

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    Rku commented
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    Personally, I agree with a backpack slot. It would be good early-game if done right, but could also end up being completely useless if implemented in the wrong way. As for banner capes, I completely disagree with this as it would allow people to mimic minecon capes, while not at the complete detail as minecon capes it would still cause confusion. Personally I think they should just have another minecon where they sell tickets and give people a chance at getting a cape if they were unable to get their own ticket for whatever reason in the past.

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    As someone who had the cape pack in legacy and lost it when i upgraded to Bedrock Edition i would love the whole banners as equiptable capes idea

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    I'm okay for this except for the advancements

    The whole point of advancements is that they are little goals who won't stop you from doing whatever you want to do in the game. So advancements are being optional on purpose

    That was even stated by Notch himself in an interview: "I'd want these achievements to feel like things that you can try, rather than these are things you have to do. People can follow them, but only if they want to."

     

    However, adding capes would mean that server owners could add custom capes in the store for cosmetic use (imagine that on Hypixel)

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    superluig164 commented
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    I don't think it should be unlocked by advancements, and I don't think it should be a separate slot, I just think you should be able to stick banners in your chest slot, much like Elytra.  Perhaps it would be technically possible (i.e. in the code) to have both a banner cape and a chestplate, so that commands can be used to apply both (for map makers) but in survival just have it be something you can do with the chest slot.  Maybe through the use of another valuable item or high number of levels, a "chestplate with cape" item could be crafted, to allow players who have been playing for a while to be able to combine them, but not just anyone.

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    REDLION0559 commented
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    nice

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    Master Bw3 commented
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    first of all, you can still get capes. I think the idea of banner capes is great, as it means you can show off your banner without having a shield on you. The special capes are impossible (mostly) to replicate as banner so they are still unique.

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    Miimmim commented
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    I love this idea! I live too far away to ever be able to attend Minecon to get a cape so this gives users like myself a chance to have one! I also heavily agree, it gives way more incentive to try and get those achievements if that's how its obtained. Thanks James for the great idea and thank you Mojang for listening! X3