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2012

Termites

announced

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    Rivyn111 commented
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    I think termites will add a new level of complexity to Minecraft, but I have to agree there needs to be a way to protect your homes if termites are capable of potentially destroying them. For example, maybe there's a substance you can add to a recipe or something you can coat on wood or around it to repel the termites. There are those who probably would love the idea of homes potentially having termite infestations, but there are also those who want to ensure their builds aren't destroyed. As long as there's a way to prevent an infestation, even if it's something as simple as a repellant that has a radius area, then I think most people will find the idea fun. :)

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    Fox --- commented
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    Personally, I wouldn't like the idea of termites. If you want to avoid them just don't build a house in that biome. It simply prevents exploration and the making of houses in the certain biome.

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    ROBOK06 commented
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    Nooooooo not a good idea that could suck spending hours working on a huge house in you fav bio and coming back to see I distroeb

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    ERRxR 418 commented
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    as a builder, this is a huge NO... bugs are cool, but please DO NOT add termites or other destructive mobs... i know how to turn off mob griefing, but this would just be so inconvenient and frustrating to deal with...

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    LordOfKekz commented
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    Honestly this is a terrible idea. I hate it so much, I'll probably become a creeper...

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    Val Cow commented
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    I don’t really like the idea of having an infestation in my house. All that work for nothing? If this does eventually become apart of minecraft, then I would hope it would be a rare experience.

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    No offense, but this is a terrible idea. Maybe other insects could be good but nothing that can destroy entire structures that are made from such a plentiful resource, especially one of the only available building materials early-game. Maybe this could be a command-enabled mob but they absolutely should not be a default mob. Minecraft is a game based around building things, and there are so many wood-based blocks that it's incredibly difficult to build something without using wood. Having these mobs and them being so hard to get rid of would go completely against the game's original structure and would only be a nuisance. I get the concept of them only existing in a few biomes, but in savannas wood is still pretty common and having these would pose a really big problem. Honestly, I'm very irritated that this is an announced idea, and if added they would probably create huge backlash and anger within the community.

    Edit: There are certain mods such as Orespawn that include termites and most agree that they are a nuisance. This should be a lesson for adding them to vanilla minecraft.

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    I know I'm late here, but here goes.

    At the center of the termite mound would be a mob spawner, and it would provide a challenge, similar to dungeons. But there would have to be a reward for your effort, because so far as I can tell, termites are purely a nuisance. I think an ingredient for a Potion of Haste would be perfect in matching the termites' block-eating ability and balance the feature.

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    BlitzBurro34 commented
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    If this eats my town made completely out of wood then I quit Minecraft if this is something that happens randomly. i already got to worry fire from people who join

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    XxKuN4ixX commented
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    sounds too annoying gonna have to build dirt houses when they add them >_>

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    this shouldn't happen it would be annoying for payers who are just getting started on minecraft!

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    Toby Jordan commented
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    Personally hate this idea... I'm never one to bash ideas, and I'm probably going to get roasted for attacking this, and I would love to see termites, but... Man, guys, the animal AI in Minecraft is moronic. Meerkats/Ostriches can't be trusted to kill these things, because animals are notorious for offing themselves... Hardly anyone takes their cats and dogs out on adventures because 99% of the time they end up dead by either suffocation from glitching into walls, hurling themselves into lava, or drowning in a random pool of water because they won't get out of it. Animal AI is so bad it's a meme. They've literally meme'd this, guys.

    Our creations are going to get obliterated by termites because you can't trust the animals in-game to do their jobs without dying in the process... :/

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    We can not have termites that destroy wood builds! I know termites are coming, so please just make them an animated texture type of thing on the sides of a new block called a "termite hill." I think a lot of people who build with wood will agree with me, and I have plans to build massive wood towns in both biomes this says they will come to so I'm more than a little mad. Especially since you wouldn't have any time to build because you would be chasing away the termites the whole time. Thank you for reading this. Have a great day.

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    Saberios4156 commented
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    I really hope that wont happen. Termites sounds like more of an annoyance than a good addition to the game.

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    dinosbreath commented
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    this is the google translated version of the coment above for convenance. hope this helps. also i think white ants means termites.

    Make the white ants tame in a way and make it cut the trees will fall wood to you and this will save a lot of trouble.

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    Lisa Griffin commented
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    Termites could go into wood, making it rotten so it breaks easily and when broken they come out like silverfish

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    LikaLarukuToo commented
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    Just make sure they're disabled in Creative mode.

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    H20Billiam commented
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    Neat idea but I think it would be really annoying

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    LordBlaze64 commented
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    I think you can still hit them, but there is a chance of failing, instead of just not being able to hit them at all.

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    Part 2

     Finally on a third note. Why would anyone in their right mind want another mob in the game that will most definitely be a struggle to lead. This in my onion will leave players building with wood full of un-satisfied frustration.
    Whereas i like the concept of a small mob like the Meerkat adding life to arid biomes, the method of taming in the post would ruin them as a whole. The Meerkat should have nothing to do with termites.
     
      In conclusion, this change if added needs a complete overhaul on how it works, due to these tremendous oversights. As it stands this has a very unbalanced and non-vanilla feel.

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    ChinxyChinx commented
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    Instead of breaking wood, termite-infested blocks should instead become weakened. Wood would turn into rotten wood, and this block would have a random chance of breaking, like leaves decaying, or will break when a player stands on it for too long.

    (PS i didn’t see a similar comment above has been posted, but still a great concept to consider)

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    I would love this to add a sense of realism to the game, plus it could lead to other insects[ants, flies, mosquitoes, etc.] because who wants to play a game with 0% realism.

     

    i also hope these are introduced to bedrock edition because that's what i play on.

     

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    Gam3rmom3nt commented
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    minecraft should be peaceful and not full of things that can destroy builds without any stopping it

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    UnoSlothA commented
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    I think there is a great opportunity to add anteaters and armadillo's to the game. They are the natural enemy of the termites. they locate the termites by smelling there surroundings. They dig into the termite nest with there massive claws. I can see them being used for farming termites and what not. 

    I would also be interesting and weird to see a termite boss of some sort. 

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    I think termites should produce an item that lets you recycle wood and/or change wood into different types (ex: jungle to birch)

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    I'm loving the new mechanic with Bees popping in and out of the block.  I think this would be an awesome addition for Termites if they get an entity as well.  (It could very well just be a block though, not sure what Mojang is planning).

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    Maybe what termites could do to wood is make it more vulnerable to damage, for instance creepers blowing up or just hitting it, or even standing on a termite-infested wood block would make it crumble. 

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    Blaze Dubois commented
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    I voted termites because i think it could provide more of a challenge when it comes to wooden builds

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    I fear for my wooden shacks, I guess i’m using mountain-side dug homes now.

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    This sounds like it will be pointlessly frustrating to new players and pointlessly pointless to all players - kind of like lightning starting fires.