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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 - these will be marked as spam and removed! Also, no furniture, guns, or vertical/"sideways"/"upright"/"standing" slabs (yes, we see you).

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Renewable Dirt, Clay, Gravel, Sand, and Lava.

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    Tony1048576 commented
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    With renewable gravel, you can get renewable dirt anyway by making coarse dirt and Hoeing it.

    Renewable lava is probably not going to happen, because it means easy infinite obsidian, unless the crucible is made with netherite and powered by end rods or something like that.

    Good idea with the sand and gravel though, I would really like to see that in the game, because then skyblock would get much easier, and dirt would be renewable.

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    Why not have lava have the same renewability as water? Although I don't see why we can't use the grindstone block for this?

     

    In all honesty it be easier to just trade for the stuff with villagers. If there was a villager that specialized in selling such blocks than you wouldn't need the generators

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    MCPEChicken13 commented
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    Technically, gravel and clay are renewable through some rather unorthodox methods... clay by Mason villagers after a raid, and gravel through piglin bartering.

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    KevIsHere21 commented
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    I agree with Tony1048576. With renewable gravel, you could have infinite dirt with the coarse dirt method. Another solution to having infinite dirt would be to craft clay and sand together to get dirt. This would be a much simpler process than getting dirt from the composter. Also, it doesn't delete the renewable bonemeal feature.

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    BKC1001 commented
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    While yes, much of these are technically renewable with villager/wandering trader trades and the upcoming piglin bartering, these systems are not practical for renewability on a large scale, nor does it make these resources truly renewable from a production sense.

    For example, the podzol and sand trades from the wandering trader are limited in how much you can obtain from the trader at any visit, and are not guaranteed to be options for trade when the trader visits. The clay trade that the mason has (only in Java), as well as the upcoming piglin gravel barter, are trades that are rather late-game and resource intensive to obtain compared to what you get from them. Unless you are swimming in gold and emeralds, they're not very good for what you get from them.

    Renewable lava does not in any way have to make obsidian easier to obtain, as obsidian being able to be made from the crucible interface is not a requirement. If Mojang wanted to do that, then they are free to do so, but they do not have to. Lava would still have to be placed, turned into obsidian and then mined. The lava production itself doesn't have to have a fast pace either, if that is also a concern.

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    BKC1001 commented
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    The historical real-life function of the grind stone is to sharpen weapons and tools, and is simply not equipped to crush materials. It would be like trying to use sandpaper on a rock to make sand.

    The whole purpose of offering the compost option is to not remove the renewable bonemeal function of the composter, while still being able to produce dirt from it. While yes, you wouldn't get white dye, you can make a mob grinder to get easy bones, and bonemeal is not a realistic product from composting.

    The available methods for obtaining these resources renewably are not practical for obtaining them in massive amounts, at least not until very late in the game for a few, but not all. These methods are also not intuitive to the average player, and with many real-life examples we can take inspiration from, there is no reason for these basic resources to be unrenewable in terms of actual crafting and production.

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    With the 1.17 update, all of these have been made renewable, this post is now obsolete :)