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Copper Oxidizes Faster in the Nether

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    I think it would make more sense for Copper to oxidize slower in the Nether as there is no water there which would increase the process

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    I do agree that copper takes a super long time to oxidize. I created a superflat world and left it open for a super long time until one day it just stopped appearing, even though it still existed in the folders. Maybe the time could be shortened?

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    No DeftFan the time cannot be shortened copper was brought to Minecraft with two simple motives lightning rods and copper blocks. The blocks are meant to give you the opportunity to be able to see the age of the build. It’s suppose to take a long time to oxidize and that’s why I also don’t agree with this suggestion. Is just literally picking up the reason why this block was added and throwing it out of the window.

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    I think this would be great, we just would need to make copper overall take more time, this way oxidized copper won't just looze it's value. So maybebe 50-70 days in the nether and 80-140 days in the overworld.

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    @DeftFan27146994 but it is hotter, what makes chemical reactions faster.

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    gabrielfernandoferreiraepg How does this "throw the reason" out window? Copper was not added to show age of a build, it was added ultimately to be a decoration block, with the unique feature of aging. The fact that they allow us to wax copper just shows they want to make building with it easier and give more options instead of turning players away by quite literally making them have to afk for 16 to 27 real life hours in a chunk to use the last stage.

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    It doesn't make any sense for copper to oxidize faster in the Nether. There is no water or moisture in the Nether. In fact, it should never oxidize while in the Nether.

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    I like the overall idea of copper oxidation to take longer/shorter depending of which dimension you are in. But as others have stated, it aging slower in the nether makes more sense. It already takes quite a while to oxidizetbh  but maybe it should just take even slightly longer as well, specially if we are to come up with ways for it to oxidize faster.

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    Copper is not iron. Our familiarity with iron rusting faster in damp environments suggests that water is the key for oxidizing metals; however, copper primarily oxidizes due to contact with air. Contaminants such as salts or sulfur will increase the rates of oxidation.  Therefore the Nether would be ideal for speeding up the oxidation process due to its hell like qualities of heat and brimstone sulfur. 

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    It would make sense too as the heat of the Nether would speed up the reaction rate compared to the overworld. Though there is no water there is likely still water vapor or steam in the air as placing water down in the Nether instantly vaporises it, allowing for consistency regarding issues about the Nether's water content.

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    That makes sense, the nether probably would have more oxygen because that would cause more fire, and oxygen is why things oxidize.