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Supercharged Rails With Copper

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    Fantastic idea!

     

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    Copper super charged rails are 2x as fast as "Redstone rails" but stop functioning in the rain.

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    you can take damage if you take a turn to fast (go on a roller coaster that goes 75+ mph in real life)

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    cranzag commented
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    Since copper is associated with electromagnetism I would have copper rails be able to be placed on walls. Either that or make minecarts work like Maglevs

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    For downsides/additional differences:

    • damage entities standing on them without riding a cart
    • have a fixed direction they accelerate in
    • can't be powered directly and have to be connected to a powered rail
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    Onidotmoe commented
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    You could just place the copper underneath the rail for it to go faster.

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    Blast Burner commented
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    That would be too expensive.

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    desired7637 commented
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    What if you could make Copper Wires as well as Copper Rails? Then, you could place copper wire along the side of a track, and then strike it with a Channeling Trident? This would be an extremely fast way of getting around. The electricity wouldn't go through the wires instantly, and instead travel along at the same speed the player would be moving in the cart.

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    Blast Burner commented
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    If it's just limited to electricity then no one would use it. Redstone is more adaptable. And if it only had a pulse, than it wouldn't really be used.

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    I like this idea after all, gold only has 70% of the electrical conductivity of copper. Really if silver was available it would be the best material for "supercharged" rails due to being significantly more conductive than copper. Perhaps a spectrum of rail strength similar to weapon materials in Minecraft?  Or maybe a delay on this feature until more design options are around? In any case great idea!

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    Yes, it would be very cool to have better powered rails. However, they could just improve the existing powered rails. Maybe instead of speeding up the cart, copper rails could act as brakes, slowing the cart down?

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    This is a very interesting idea

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    gold is more conductive than copper

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    BeansGalaxy commented
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    These rails should increase the speed but going too fast and taking a turn derails them.

    Mojang made changes to minecarts with powered rails in a snapshot then quickly reverted them due to community feedback but with the option to choose for high speed rails or powered it makes them a really good feature that competes with boat/ice roads

     

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    UnkownWolf64 commented
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    Maybe it just is harder to craft.

     

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    UnkownWolf64 commented
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    Maybe you can add copper to already existing redstone rails to make them a bit faster