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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.


Nether Brick Rod


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    Bilbo Baggins commented

    What is the point?  Why would we want this in Minecraft?  I cannot think of any reasons, so please give me some.

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    urbeatle commented

    Bilbo: Here are some reasons for having nether brick rods in the game.

    1. To Resolve Inconsistency. Dinnerbone tweeted earlier that the team now has guidelines on which blocks should have walls (stone and brick varieties) and which should have fences (wood varieties,) but pointed out that nether brick fences are an inconsistency. In addition, the 3x2 block recipe is normally used for walls, not fences. This partially resolves the issue..

    2. To Represent Spikes. Shouldn't nether structures be spikier? Currently, the only way to represent dense spikes is with End rods, but those give off light and are the wrong color for many builds.

    3, For Other Details. Struts or narrow side supports on bridges, alternative bars for a cage, steeples. Imagine any build where you'd like a narrow post, but don't want it to connect the way fences, glass panes, or iron bars would, or want it to be horizontal, or don't want the color and light properties of an End rod. (I'd actually like to see sticks be placeable the same way End rods are, but I kept this to one idea per post.)

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    Bilbo Baggins commented

    I see your point with the spikes part.  I think a better thing in this case would be a netherrack stalactite that could be placed vertically and horizontally.  They could be used in both nether fortresses and caves in the nether.