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Copper Powered Rails

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    Oh my gosh, yes! And it makes a lot of sense, what with copper being incredibly conductive in real life.

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    Or you could make the powered rails craftable from either gold or copper.

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    100% agree especially with how common and typically useless copper is.

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    100 percent agree copper is incredibly lacking in uses right now and the recipe change will not only make rails cheaper and more accessible but also give copper a much needed use

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    Instead of being a replacement or just a stand in for gold ingots if you need to craft a powered rail, why not give it a different function? Copper rails could make Minecarts turn quickly, you put them near the edge of a turn or at turns to keep your momentum or speed up even more which means you have to use them in conjunction with gold powered rails to reach max speed (or increase the max speed to at least compete with the Elytra and Horses).

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    This needs to be added

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    Gold rail should be reworked as “propulsion rail”, as I believe the current rail speed should all be doubled.
    If not, these propulsion rails would add +1 speed whenever the minecart passes through them, probably capping speed out at 100 m/s. After 30 m/s, minecarts colliding on entities will damage them, push past them, and reduce speed by 1 m/s. Copper rails replacing powered rails could also be used to preserve the momentum of the cart at its unoxidized state. (Powering them should deoxidize them, waxing them would preserve the state)