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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! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical slabs.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    Part of what makes Minecraft so great is the low resolution.  Raising the resolution of Minecraft lowers the greatness.  Stairs and slabs would work fine.

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    I'm not convinced that anything smaller than half slabs is suitable for vanilla Minecraft, which is how the developers appear to feel, also. However, the style of implementation here is indeed tasteful.

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    AhmetCavus commented
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    It should be called half quarter blocks then. We already have half blocks, they're called slabs

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    Bilbo Baggins, this doesn't really change the resolution available, just gives more options within the current resolution.  You can already use slabs and stairs (where available) to work at this resolution.  The issue is that they aren't available nearly as widely as they should be.  They also have relatively arbitrary limitations, like not being able to place slabs vertically.

     

    MacchuPicchu, thanks for commenting.  I did try to limit this to a very vanilla feel, which is why I specifically only allowed the same kind of material in one block space.  It's an existing mechanic with slabs, so I suspect that would be a lot easier to implement.

     

    AhmetCavus, those are just known as slabs.  They are half blocks, but only in one dimension.  These are half blocks in all dimensions (half a meter on all sides), and so the name fits.  Although if the developers want to call them something else if they choose to implement this, that is always their right.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    I still think it raises the resolution.  Little blocks would be smaller than regular blocks.  I can just see this opening up cans of worms such as little slabs and little stairs, and then the resolution of Minecraft really starts to degrade.

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    I really don't think the slippery slope applies here.  They aren't really blocks in their own right, they're components.  It wouldn't make sense to have stair versions of these because then you couldn't use them to put together a full block.

    Remember that it's always Mojang's decision to add something to the game.  I agree that slabs and stairs that are that small wouldn't fit in the game, and I believe that they would also think so.

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    Euant3x commented
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    this would be interesting, but  it would completely remove any point of haveing stairs or half slabs. plus it would be SUPER difficult to add waterlogged mechanics to every single type of eighth block. allthough a good substitute could be verticle slabs and sideways stairs....

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    Stairs and slabs would still be easier to use because they involve placing one block instead of four or six.

    Would it be difficult to implement waterlogging? =(

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    fakeraven18 commented
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    It basically be the same as the missing part of a stair block

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    I like the idea of miniature blocks, but I feel that it should take four of these mini blocks to create one regular block instead of using eight. This way the blocks would not be too tiny and the creation of vertical slabs or stairs and etc, would be more simple. I think this would keep more of that low resolution feel and give many more options to builders, creators and people who just love playing Minecraft. 

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    Robert Skitch commented
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    I like the idea, but calling them half blocks is confusing since they don't take up half of a block. I'd just call them one eighth blocks instead.

    With full blocks, half slabs and stairs we already have 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, and 8/8 blocks (and more if you include building on the half slab level) so it's not like we aren't already kind of building on that scale. It's just that we're arbitrarily limited by how the stairs and slabs want to turn and orientate themselves, and I think that if we could have 1/8 blocks that would be a lot more user friendly.

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    I appreciate this idea. I would still prefer for us to be able to place pixel sized blocks, (like from the mod chisel and bits), but this would probably fit into vanilla Mc a bit better. It would also be cool if you could move the piece around pixel by pixel within the grid of the block you’re placing it in.