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Fireflies

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

     

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

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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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    Ciciperson commented
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    This is a great idea and I have a suggestion for it. When you kill them you can get an item called Glow Gel. 9 Glow Gel makes a glow block, which is a light source. You can also craft Glow Gel into a firefly lamp to catch fireflies. Most light sources in Minecraft only emit light when placed, but maybe the firefly lamp will make light while in your hand. Feed your fireflies grass every so often to keep your lamp glowing bright!

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    PixelcraftMC commented
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    I was about to say the exact same thing! They should add nets to catch the fireflies. I think the fireflies would be pretty small so they aren’t like the bees. Every time you swing the net a durability goes away. And if you put the “Net of Fireflies” in a crafting table you get a “Glowing Essence” but you get the net back. Nine glowing essence’s make a glow block which can be dyed.

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    Abdullah Ali commented
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    Maybe you'll be able to catch them in a bottle and release them just like a fish. This way they wont despawn and will give life to magical builds.

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    cranzag commented
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    Fireflies should just be glowing particles that spawn in groups in certain biomes. I do think that they should be bottled like bottling dragon breath, but that should only be used for potions or for transporting them somewhere else. Frogs could try to lick them

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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. 

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    aden0lundberg commented
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    I would love to see fireflies! I feel like they could just make it so you can release them in one spot and they's stay there. then they could be used as lights when you don't have a block to place a torch or lantern on. I think they'd make nighttime look so interesting.

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    Kakashi8926 commented
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    Please add this fireflies to next update!!!
    I already have a addons of this and it's awesome to saw this cute flying creatures at night. And also add frog to make it more realistic!!!

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    LZGamer01 . commented
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    They don't need to implement dynamic lights, since fireflies only "blink" and don't give light all the time

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    CoolmABagel commented
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    Ooh I've thought about this before! I've always thought it would be a cool addition, especially at night in forests or caves!