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Wall lanterns

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    Bubbles160115 commented
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    Wall lamps could be used so well! Please add this in 😋

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    CuteRajahCat commented
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    Omg if you do this imma faint BECAUSE IM INLOVE WITH LANTERNS

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    revelocience commented
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    Maybe have a wooden rod sticking out horizontally with the lantern hanging from that. Good idea!

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    DoubleAce333 commented
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    I would add to that; The ability to dual wield lanterns and have them emit the same light level while in either hand. Lanterns were often used this way in caves...

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    ValdamirPatun commented
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    I don't see this happening because you can't walk through lanterns like you can with torches. Because it is a physical block, it likely won't be changed in this way. But if it did, I would support it!

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    Evan Diaz commented
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    Maybe they should just add in hooks which can be used to hang lanterns or just as a decoration that can be used in creative ways in builds

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    CraftOnABox commented
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    This only makes sense because this is the lanterns that were suppose to replace all torches in the world when notch was designing stuff saying torches would burn out over time.

    I would like to see a wall lantern of sorts!

    after 10 yrs of playing this would be a welcome change the current Lanterns should stay how they are though.

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    thenoodlegirl commented
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    I totally love this idea, torches look out of place in some builds and Minecraft needs some more versatile lighting options.

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    Fred Nick commented
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    I think we should be able to place the Wall Lantern in two directions: upward and downward


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    Speed Name commented
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    I agree with that, that would be nice for buildind, plus the lantern is a great block, who is different from the torch.

    Plus, villages would be nicer with those

     

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    ALAND Hewa commented
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    Exactly what sysZee said, they would make for great decoration!

    The torches would be an early game item and they would be used while adventuring and exploring. The new lanterns however would be used to decorate your house in new ways.

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    CatmanHXD HXD commented
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    When the lanterns first came out i though they finally added a torch replacement. Then i realized that you cant place them on walls. They really need to add this feature. I would also like the ability to hold them in a hand and light caves. There is so much potential.

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    A picture of what they could look like:

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    WolFrost07 commented
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    yes, like a brazier of some sort?

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    Manos Sef commented
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    We can place fences on walls and hang lanterns under them.

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    Levasier4927 commented
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    I suspect the new 'chains' mean that this will probably be a no. Mojang have said on previous occasions that they don't like adding things which the players can do themselves in creative ways, and I'd say this is one of those moments. It's not always optimum, but you can add a fence to support the lantern (as I've just seen many people have said), the same with iron bars, and the new chains open up even more possibilities. With all the interesting ways you can make lanterns 'sort-of' attach, I genuinely would prefer it to stay the way it is.
    It's like chairs - yes they'd be useful, but you can get around their absence in many fun ways.

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    Ceiling lanterns also don't work well when you use slabs for a ceiling and are hanging lanterns below that.  Wall lanterns will get around this obstacle.

     

    As for redstone compatibility, this would allow someone to flip a switch and lights come on.  Could be useful for tripwire circuits, entering rooms, etc.  

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    Red Squirtle commented
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    This makes perfect sense, you can hang bells on walls, but not lanterns. I fell like you can just reuse the wooden post texture from the bell, have a little chain (not the block) hang the lantern. This is a minimal resource approach, and would fit in the game perfectly do to the reused textures

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    Weren't lanterns already added? And you can put them on walls and you can hang them from chains, which will be added in the Nether Update.

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    this would make a lot of sense since it's just a torch upgraded with iron

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    Controversial opinion, but I don't think this would be a good addition.
    People have found many inventive ways to make torches look good: using item frames with anvils or slabs in them for example, which work even better now (at least in creative) that you can turn item frames invisible. As Minecraft is about creativity, adding feature like this removes the need for creativity and therefore wouldn't be a good idea for the game. Its similar reasoning as to why sideways slabs aren't allowed: it makes building too easy.

     

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    A possible workaround would be an "iron rod" something similar to an end rod model, but allows lanterns or chains to be attached.

    It would be an interesting middle ground, however but might feel needlessly complicated compared to how bell placement works.

    Perhaps bells and lanterns having the same placing mechanics would do the trick?

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    NukeNinJared commented
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    I don’t think this would be a necessary thing, as we already have torches and lanterns. If you want to place a lantern on a wall and have it look good, place an iron bar, fence, or maybe even a black stained glass, and place the lantern under it

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    Rory Anderson commented
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    if you want something to be floating, you can also put it on top of a barrier block. I have been doing this with pots and lanterns to give the impressin that they are floating

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    I normally will use a fencepost on a wall at a height of 3 or 4 from the ground and then hang the lantern from that

     

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    Yeah and maybe they could put like lamps and lace lamps in the game!