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Fireflies & Firefly Lanterns

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    Good news, fireflies are coming to Minecraft in 1.19! However they don’t seem to be used as a light source. Hopefully the developers come across this post and consider your idea. It could really add some nice functionality to an otherwise purely aesthetic mob.

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    Just the thing I was thinking about!

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    Maybe we could collect the fireflies in a glass bottle by going near a swarm of them and right-clicking a bottle in front of it, being able to collect up to a stack of 16 bottles! This will give us fireflies in a bottle and we could use them to make firefly lanterns, the recipe being exactly the same to a normal lantern but instead of a torch we would have to place fireflies in a bottle item. This might give off a light level similar to a soul lantern and I think would look great for decoration!

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    Like how soul fire lanterns are blue, I feel like the firefly lanterns should be green because fireflies in real life emit a green light

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    If the devs do happen to come across this, make it so the player can bottle fireflies similar to bucketing fish. This would allow players to use them as atmosphere for builds. If a firefly lantern is added then the bottle of fireflies could replace the torch in the base lantern recipe.

    Edit: maybe I should read the other comments first, well seems like other people agree with the idea.

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    I had an idea for firefly lanterns too for in the 1.19 update. You could use them as a light source and bait for frogs, it would probably be difficult to try and bait the frogs though. I also had the idea that the more fireflies in the bottle the higher the light level.

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    Now that they're removing the fireflies as a food source for frogs, your firefly lantern idea is a great one for making a new light source!  You should be able to scoop them up into a glass bottle, and the more you catch the brighter your light should get!

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    Good idea and they should make it glow in your off hand

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    I came here to post the same idea!

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    Fireflies should be a particle effect that appears at night that appears around some plants in the swamp which the player can pick up in a bottle and take it to another plant elsewhere. It would add an awesome atmostphere to the swamps as well as be a particle effect that the player can control like the spore blossom but more restricted. this would be really useful for builders and making the world seem more alive, capturing the essance of a wild update.

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    Please add the Fireflies Mojang. You showed them, please add them. Don't make the argument that it's unrealistic, Mojang, this is a fantasy game where you play as a 2 meter high block person who can hold thousands of tons of gold. Realism or not, they're cool and should be added.

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    The frogs dont need to eat them for them to be a good inclusion in the game, the asthetic they provide is enough(and the possibility of another diffrent colored lantern)

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    It's a pity they deleted them from this update, I really wish they'll implement them later on. I hope others share my opinion so the developers may notice us

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    Firefly lanterns shouldn't melt ice for prettier builds.

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    you would not believe your eyes if 10million fireflies lit up the world as i fell asleep HECK FREAKING YES!!!

     

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    Fireflies are in danger, so I consider that fireflies should be added like bees, and no like lanterns, this would promote bad practices.

    Fireflies could spawn in groups of 6 or 8 in warm and wet biomes (Swamp, Mangrove, Lush, and some forests),

    Fireflies could sleep under trees (like foxes) during day and wake up at night, making shift with bees.

    Fireflies could run away from artificial light, like torches (Making that light pollution affects them).

    Fireflies design could be similar to that of bees (a cute one), but a little smaller.

    Fireflies could have 2 variants: Luciola cruciata and Phonitus pyralis.

    Fireflies should be tameable for the next reasons:

    Fireflies could (should) have an interesting ability: Search for minerals. That works giving them a sample of X mineral, and then, when following you, the firefly will flicker faster the closer. (Like a metal detector and mining companion).

    Considerations:

    Fireflies should be poisonous, if something hits them, receives 2 secs of poison effect.

    Fireflies feeds on nectar, could be breedable with flowers like bees.

    Fireflies lightning should be weak, for keeping game mechanics.

    Fireflies shouldn't be breedable if artificial light is near.

    Tamed fireflies could have 3 modes of pet action: Rest, following and fly around (The extra last one is important so that they can keep their ability to beautify ambient).

    I tried to post this as a feedback, but get kicked, so, I will try to let this here.

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    I have an extra idea for the "particles" and "lanterns", considering that fireflies shouldn't be collected in glass bottles or similar, cause, that's a bad practice, I think, this things could be made with a new creature, an "Ignis fatuus/ Will-o-wisp", could spawn in swamps and mangroves as an enemy, and being fragmented like slimes when defeated, then, when it's parts are enough small, can be captured in glass bottles or something and used as lanterns, with properties mentioned above by other users, like, shouldn't melt ice, shouldn't stop mobs from spawning, or maybe more uses.