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Fireflies

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    This would be great, if you put fireflies in a lantern and maybe dye it you could have coulerd lanterns!

     

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    Samadness03 commented
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    I love this idea and was just about to suggest it myself! They would be an excellent ambient mob for nighttime. Firefly lanterns would make some unique lighting and would bring the game to life.

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    tetraflower commented
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    they will be very small, but there will always be a swarm. at night they glow. they can be caught in a jar.

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    Jack Passman commented
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    They should spawn in open fields or maybe even as a passive mob in the badlands

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    I wish they'd add fireflies in the next Bee + Bug Update, since well, fireflies are bugs too.

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    Good idea, but what if the fireflies shone and appeared at night. They would be helpful in case of a night scan. As you say, we could capture them and put them in jars to use as natural lanterns

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    PKMNmstrcass commented
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    Maybe they could drop a new item like glowing goo when killed, which can be used to make a potion of glowing.

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    Wdomino commented
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    Absolutly yes! And I think if they get added, it could be towards swamps to give that biome a cool atmosphere as the swamps are on purpose muddy and quite ugly but most importantly uninspiring to build in. It also could be a particle effect rather than a mob (because I look at them as the 1x1 pixel things like the current Nether biome particles), buuuuut I think you cannot catch them to be used.

    Would be cool if they illuminate the surrounding a little bit. Just a low level lightsource as the hover/fly with dynamic lights (as I have seen Minecraft Dungeons did that outstandingly in the Soggy Swamp section)

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    Cococamo2 commented
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    it would cool to see them spawn in swamps. They should male and female versions. Put them in bottle is cool idea.

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    Adimgar commented
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    This is great idea, it'll be a great visual improvement and open a whole new way to do night walks/exploring, the idea of putting them into a bottle/jar to create a firefly lantern is also great (maybe being able to put them above water).

    I'm surprised this suggestios has so few votes, it's a really good idea.

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    Uhohhotdog83 commented
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    I was about the make the same suggestion.  Though i also thought about having them as a mob in a new dark dimension where they are one of the few sources of light.  Or perhaps as part of an End dimension update.