Quartz has been in MC for so long, but hasn’t changed much since its release, making 1.18 the perfect time to update it.
1. Shiny quartz: Real life quartz is shinier than MC’s. We could make shiny quartz in a stone cutter, place it like the amethyst crystals, & make shiny variants of all the blocks. People have also wanted translucent quartz & I agree, as another set of quartz variants (though different from shiny quartz).
2. Ceramics & Quartz Glass: Quartz is used in glazed ceramics so maybe we could crush quartz in a grindstone & combine it with hardened clay, making new blocks similar to glazed terracotta. It could also be part of the new pottery system. Quartz glass would also be really cool, a stronger glass & would be the clear form of glass so many players have wanted. The glass tints would be hard to notice, like the tinted glass, & textures would connect.
3. Mixing with ore blocks: In jewelry quartz is used to combine with gold & gemstones, so maybe you could combine quartz with gold or diamonds to make quartz infused gem blocks for building.
4. Magic: Quartz is known for its magical properties in fantasy, so it could be used as an ingredient to power a new totem, a potion ingredient or for a new magic system in the future, because MC needs to update magic too.
Another thing, it's not easy to find lots of quartz in the Nether, so it could spawn a lot in certain locations or just more often throughout. Please consider these suggestions & give feedback.
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