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Termites

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    LordVeximus commented
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    i was going to post on this but have anteaters instead of the meerkats

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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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    paulyapra2 commented
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    I think its a bad idea it might end up annoying like Phantoms. We voted for Phantoms and the community pretty much regret it

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    Matthulhu1975 commented
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    It's a strange idea but don't call them termites or model then strictly after these household pests. If they are going to be a destructive feature then make them a fantasy creature.

    Additionally if they are going to eat wood then have a given "strain" only prefer a certain wood type. So if you find a critter colony eating the oak out of your house, you could replace the lost oak with birch or dark oak until you're sure you've wiped out the infestation. Or if they prefer the birch, it's time to build out of spruce or whatever else is handy. (Otherwise building anything stationary out of wood might be seen as impractical when stone or dirt may be more plentiful locally).

    coarse dirt and any kind of stone should stop them cold. And just for purposes of avoiding unnecessary frustration, these critters should have no interest in fences, gates, ladders, chests, tables, doors, etc.

    But if you can harvest them and cook them, you could make them into a food item or an alternative food source for chickens.

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    I hate termites they broke so many of my homes when I was playing with orespawn 

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    We should allow termites!!! And they should drop blocks when they destroy wood so you can fix everything!!!

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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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    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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    DwanyeJimson commented
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    I think that the termite nests should be pretty large considering the biggest termite colony in the world is bigger than the United Kingdom.

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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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    Sniper King commented
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    I like it - but they shouldn't be allowed to infest trees because that would be beyond annoying - especially if you have a tree farm. Maybe don't let them do too much damage to villages either.

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    RoyalRex2 commented
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    I like the way termite mounds look, though I don't like the destructive capabilities of the mob described here. When I first heard about these, I thought that the mounds might grow like bamboo, and rather than having a mob come from them they would have termite-like particles crawling on them. You would be able to collect insect items from them that you could feed to insectivorous mobs.

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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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    Octoboy80 commented
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    Termites should have hills or nests and these mounds would be 2-8 blocks tall built much like a real mound. These would be hard blocks and as annoying as cobweb to mine with a iron pick, termites would be attacking you while you try, every block you break 1-4 termites would come out to join the fight. If you decide to leave it there and leave the big underground part slowly very slowly block by block the termites would build back up their mound. They would also breed and live in nearby wood they don’t eat which as your house or trees, in order to stop this you will have to kill each and every termite or else you will have to try again if one lives. You may need help from a new mob like an anteater to deal with these. I recommend tnt. 

    like thug pug 34 said much better than me

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    Mandragorad commented
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    considering the size of the newly added bees i'd love giant ants in the game

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    LEM NGS commented
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    There my faverot insect

     

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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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    BlitzBurro34 commented
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    I do also think that that should be 2 pixels instead of massive like bees or silver fish

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    Tonyathosii commented
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    I feel like adding termites will turn into such a pesky thing later on and additionally create more game lag. I don't think having a placable termite block would be wise either. If termites were added there should also be an ability for the players to rid of them and not just animals. I feel like this idea wasn't very thought through. Theres so many things that would have to happen for this to be added and everything be okay. We don't need more things in the game that destroy player creations. How would the problem be solved if theres no animals. Especially if its to complex to get rid of for kids playing the game to understand. Someone further below me said the following , " Termites should also infest dirt, coarse dirt and farmland (making it grow crops faster while raining) and destroy leaves and crops. They are not just destructive but natural architects, there could be a structure like a giant mound or an underground maze gallery with organic tunnels, rooms full of termites, with mushroom farms etc. ". This is something I would love to have instead of something destructive that can easily get out of hand.

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    54VLWSZ8

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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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    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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    no no no no no no no no NO NO! I dont ever want termites EVER! my base could be destroyed WHy iS tHiS HappEnINg!

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    UtahC10 commented
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    Termites are in a mod and there the most annoying mobs ever.

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    KTgamingtag commented
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    But don’t you think that if you can’t find any meercats the house would fully get eaten? Also. Would they stick around when the house is fully destroyed or not? Would they eat crafting tables and chests? If they do, when they fully eat the chest would the stuff go everywhere or have the eaten the stuff inside as well? Would they only eat the wood like things in the chest? Or not? Would they take the stuff from the crafting table if they ate it while you were crafting? Details, details, details.

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    kitty3008 commented
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    If termites are added then their should he a switch in the settings that prevents termites from spawning. ( This setting would be for the players who do not want their creations to be ruined. )

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    Meercats and termites termites could go hand and hand (meercat>termite)

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    No a las termitas

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    LightPlzYT commented
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    Can the termites please have a huge mound that has REALLY good stuff, like diamonds and things of that rarity?