This is kind of an idea i have been playing around with in my head, and if it is possible then it would be pretty neat, alright on we go then
The idea would be a block that dont have a certain look, however it will take the look from the block it is place next to, the thing is that even though it looks like a physical block, it is not, meaning that you can walk right through it. assume it looks something like this
it would change looks when placed. let me give 2 examples.
Lets say i make a dungeon, a castle, whatever. and i want a secret entrance. i build this from real stone.
Then when i place the illusion blocks it looks like this (outline to show where the blocks are)
This area anybody can move through, but almost nobody will know that it is there, would make for epic secret rooms or secret entrances/exits
It would also work on a flat plan as here.
When placing the illusion blocks it would again take the look of the blocks (outlined for clarity)
This would work amazingly well for hidden cellars, and ofc you can make amazing death traps with them (insert evil laughter here)
The idea came from the fact that the devs said we would have some sort of trap doors, and it made me wonder how to make traps without making it painfully obvious where they were. and this is what i came up with, a few things that could be a problem
- How would the block not take the look of the wrong one (in the picture above, it it took the form of grass instead.
I think if possible. the block should take the illusion of the block it was placed on so to say. so if you click on a stone block it becomes stone, if you click on grass it becomes grass, no matter what there are to the sides of the blocks
i think you should be able to place an illusion block on an illusion block so you can get those cool bigger length traps, if the illusion block doesnt count as an actual physical block, would that even be possible?
if you remove a block that the illusion block was connected to, what would happen to the illusion block? would it stay the same block even if the ‘‘creator’’ block was gone?
What if some people might ‘‘exploit’’ it to make buildings look a certain way without getting the materials (say i want to make a building of gleam blocks, but they are hard to find and i decide to just instead make a ton of illusion block on 1 gleam.
Im not really sure its an exploit, and it is pretty far fetched, but i think illusion blocks should be a bit costly to make, hence destroying that problem
@ben @james What do you think? good or horrible idea? possible or near impossible? I think it would be great since there are so many uses, but since i am not a programmer i dont know if it is possible.
What are peoples thoughts on something like this? horrible? or a decent idea?