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Infinite Lava Source

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    Because lava buckets can smelt 100 items.  If you could make an infinite lava source, you would never need to worry about fuel again.  Besides, you can get tons of lava from the nether.

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    A YouTuber named Antvenom said that just like how the overworld has infinite water, maybe the nether can have infinite lava, this would make going to the nether more useful.

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    I agree

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    What I find to be great about this is that this used to be a feature in Java, back before all the different versions of Minecraft were a thing.

    IIRC, the reason they removed it was because it was becoming a very easy and toxic way of trolling other players. The same way you can create many water source blocks at once, you could do the same with lava and have it spread around someone's house or other creations.

    I do like the idea of allowing this to be done in the Nether just like it can be done with water in the overworld. That would be an interesting compromise to this.

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    I had always thought that the nether had a complete switch of lava mechanics. It flows farther and faster in the nether like water in the overworld so I think it should gain that ability in the nether too. This would keep continuity and would make the nether more dangerous by making the lava even more prevalent. And this can be a nice addition to the new nether update. It will make the nether more livable so adding a little more sense of danger would be good. 

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    It would be cool if this is added to the nether.

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    Jhian Gabriel Muhi I know right, it would make the nether cooler and more dangerous because lava would be harder to get rid of and it would make logical sense because of the rate of flow of lava in the nether vs in the overworld. The flow mechanics switch, why no the source mechanics?

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    Lava already flows as fast and as far as water when in the nether, it should also infinitely be usable and with 1.16 around the corner, this would be a cool update.

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    That is one of the functions of the Nether

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    This should be a nether exclusive thing just so that it can't be abused much for its infinite fuel and so that lava lakes don't end up looking terrible after taking a few buckets of lava

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    This feature has multiple exploits, two mentioned already in comments; it provides easily accessed and endless fuel, and can be abused to destroy builds. Each exploit could be remedied depending on how this feature is implemented.

    The first exploit is its ease of use as a fuel source. The obvious solution is to complicate or debuff lava's use as fuel; make it unusable or dangerous. Lava may be too hot for a furnace to contain, the player may lose the bucket containing the iron when its used as fuel, it may destroy items being smelted. The first of these ideas may provide opportunity for a netherite furnace enhancement for endgame players, though this is off-topic.

    The second exploit is its use in destruction, to cover large areas in lava with minimal effort. This may be countered by limiting generation of these lava sources. Already are suggestions of limiting source generation to the Nether, although this may be taken further to prevent griefing of nether builds. My proposed solution to this is to limit lava generation to the Nether's ocean level, allowing players to use the lava lakes as a renewable source of lava, but without allowing creation of lava sources above builds.

    These suggestions are of course complicated, and it's likely better fitting solutions exist. These exploits may even be welcomed by the community, not needing solutions to begin with. Renewable lava, especially in the Nether, is very fitting to the game and I hope it is implemented.

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    WE NEED IT

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    Good idea

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    Probably won't be added since that would ruin the speedrun community. 

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    i think since lava flows like water in the nether, that's where it should work

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    Great idea! It's always troubled me, why you can have infinite water sources but not infinite lava sources! It should only be possible in the Nether, because it's like water in the Overworld. Upvoted.

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    I think that in the overworld it makes sense for there not to be a way to create an infinite lava source, however when inside the nether, where lava has similar properties to water from the overworld, there should definitely be a mechanic for this.

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    Yas queen

     

     

     

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    VampireBusiness that’s a good idea, especially for the nether update.

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    maybe something that drops lava buckets that can be farmed?

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    Lava USED to be infinite in the nether a long time ago. They changed it because people where using it as an infinite source of power. In many MC servers I've been on, you could take a pump to the nether with magmatic engines/dynamos, back feed the pump with the power sources and ender tank the lava out. Throw down a world anchor or a chunk loader and fill a normal world tank up full of lava, or just have the ender tank run directly through pipes to your machines. It's why now on a lot of servers they setup a infinite lava source for the players via a ender tank they give you the combination to. It was to easy to get power and machines up and going, so they removed the infinite lava in the nether to slow the game and players down. I highly doubt they'll add it back in.

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    I think it should be exclusive to the nether

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    maybe cuz it would be over powered at some point. maybe for the lava sorce, say it was 4x4, then instead, you could take 8 buckets from it. that might make this a little less overpowered

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    Didn't this use to exist? I may be mistaken though.

    Perhaps, since lava flows slower than water, you might need a cross-like arrangement of lava buckets (i.e. one source at each cardinal point) to make such a source.

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    I once agreed but ive realized this is wayyyy to op.

     

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    This is no longer necessary since we could use pointed dripstones and cauldrons to make renewable lava.

    You could make a lava farm with five cauldrons or more (including pointed dripstones). This is a slow process for using just one cauldron.

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    If you think about how much lava is in the nether. The lava in the nether is kinda like the ocean in the overworld. But I see where they are going with the idea. Before you are able to go to the nether. You need 10 obsidian, flint and steel, and a diamond pickaxe to make the nether Portal.

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    Your dream came true my friend. Your dream finally came true