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Builder's Wand...?

Discussion in 'Skybounds Discussion' started by Podrocker, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Podrocker

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    So I have been building my new island for a while now just placing cobblestone and dirt. I know for many people that it is a long grind to expand out large flat planes or tall walls, and I know that many of us have the advantage of /shop which helps speed things up a lot. But I think it would be really handy to have something like a builder's wand like from the mod Extra Utilities.

    It would allow you to place the same block down in long straight lines. So it would place cobblestone on cobblestone, and the basic one in the mod would usually place about 9 blocks at a time, where the best one would place up to 128. It was really convenient in mod packs.

    This being said, I think it would be to everyone's benefit if something similar was added. I was thinking it could be watered down to just place it in a row instead of whole areas like the mod. It could be made in ranks of 8 blocks and have a durability. It could be found in the warzone or purchased in the site shop or other such drops.

    What do you think? I think it would help speed up expansion and be a useful addition to the servers.
     
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    Well kind of sounds like a good idea, but i believe it would be hard to implant.

    I believe if the item will get implanted, it should be rare..
     
  3. Podrocker

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    Ya that is why I am thinking it would be purchasable in the etc section in the site store or a rare drop from the Warzone like the sell wand is, but rather more rare...

    Do we know what cs language the plugins are in? I am a computer science major and I would be willing to attempt to code the plugin and give it over exclusively to this server? I just need to know what language it is in...

    Or rather what plugin system it is using, ie bukkit
     
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    I am not fully aware of how the owners do plugins, whether they code their own or use pre-made ones, but if they use pre-made ones there are several variations they could implement

    My only concerns for this is what happens if you miss-click and then you end up having to clear 128 blocks of mistakes.

    More on the server side, there is a slight lag if you build over void, and I worry about what would happen if sever people are creating many blocks of lag at once.

    If there was a way to fix that potential risk, and make it so it doesn't ruin the economy, this would be a great idea to implement
     
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    What do you mean by ruining the economy? If they had a durability then I could see it not being a problem there, unless there is something I am not seeing. But ya I can see the lag being a problem, it has bothered me before with the mods before. As for the miss-click, that happens and it would be a risk people would have to deal with when it comes to using them, purely for the fact that is how the mod works. It is obnoxious, but a worthy trade because miss-clicks like that don't happen that often, but I do see what you mean there.
     
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    I agree that a builder's wand would be a very nice and useful addition to the server, but like Lj said, it would take quite a bit to implement the idea due to the lag it would cause and other unforeseen consequences. I do like the idea of them using durability, however, so I don't think that they would ruin the economy. As for the plugins that the devs use, that information is strictly confidential as, I believe, all of the plugins that Skybounds uses are custom built for the server.

    It's a very good idea though in my opinion!

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    Ok then I take back coding it lol. Well it is merely an idea I know has been tossed around by quite a few players but I never found a forum post about it, if it could somehow be implemented I think that would be beneficial, if there is anything I can do to help out I would be more than happy to, I spend nearly every waking minute playing on the server save for when I am at work!
     
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    I would love to see this implemented as it would make life so much easier, but I don't think it should be. The reason being that I don't think that we should have something to solve every problem we have. Say we wanted to have an auto crafter, yeah it'd be nice but we don't need it.

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    I agree with you there apolo, not every thing should be fixed and the players should not be babied, although I think the builder's wand would be something basic enough not to break everything but at the same time it would be big enough to help a lot of players. It is something simple to expand your island or build simple builds like mob grinders. I do not think an autocrafter would be a good thing because there is nothing too complex in the game that needs to be crafted en mass. I know it was just an example, but I think something like the builder's wand could be argued for as being a necessity, purely for the fact of it being a skyblock server. But I do understand your opinion!
     
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    i like the idea but with that being said there are medium grass platform schematics that are extremely useful when just placing down flat areas of dirt maybe they could just add other types for example cobble platforms
     
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    That would be nice, if such a thing were added, I have to have all my platforms 2 layers thick so I can still have leeway to build and dig. Although it would be nice to up the amount those are dropped, in the time I have been playing I have yet to see one dropped or sold on the auction house. They seem to be so rare they are negligible...
     
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    A builder's wand would be a great item to add into skybounds. One easy way to add it would be, adding a string of commands that can place a certain number of blocks and as the player adds more blocks to the item interface the more they can place down. It would be a auto smelter/schematic interface so you can add your blocks and so you can have a limited number of uses. As this is powerful and saves a lot of time it really should be rare.
     
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    Also as this would be a rare item because players should not be babied and this would be a privilege they can find in rare cases or buy. This would consume fuel like the auto smelter but a lot more
     
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    I do really like this idea. Although, devs are dealing with a lot right now and I think it would be pretty difficult to squeeze it into the game to implement it
     
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    I personally would love this to be added because building takes forever, but as others have stated, this would cause a lot of lag and wouldn't be simple for the devs to implement. I feel like an item similar to this could be added, but it wouldn't be for a while as well as it would need to be pretty rare in order to not break the economy.
     
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    What I mean by ruining the economy is for example because theyre so rare and cost so much, it changes the prices of other things as well to suit the fiscal demands of the wand. or if theyre common, then they would potentially flood the market and hoarders and all sorts would show up and would decrease the prices over time due to supply and demand of things.

    idk if that makes sense but yeah
     
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    The builders wand sounds like a good idea, but many things would also need to be taken into consideration, Things like lag cause buy many blocks being placed down at once, Trolling potential, some one placing unwanted blocks on another's island, And how it could affect the economy. Some possible solutions might be limit the amount of blocks a wand can place at a time, Have it so only the owner of the island can use the wand, have the wands be non trade-able.
     
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    I really do like this idea but I’m going to have to disagree, for one this could cause tons if server lag and building cactus farms would be too easy and the economy would break again.
     
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    Do you mean world edit?
    Personally building up your island from chicken stratch isn't the most fun thing but the sense of satisfaction of seeing your island grow certainly is worth all the grass patches and orb of flights
    I don't agree with this idea -1
     
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    That makes sense, basic supply and demand. Ya it would have to be balanced in terms of its rarity, but that also depends all on what the players would make of the usability of said item...
     
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    It wouldn't allow for building the cactus farm itself persay as it only builds in a straight line, so you could build the walls infinitely easier, but not so much the cacti or in my place the fence posts, so it wouldn't break it that way.
     
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    Well not really world edit no, as the wand would only build in a straight line from left to right (or up and down if they found a way to do both). But I know why you think that, although it wouldn't be nearly as drastic.
     
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    This could be a very cool idea to implement, maybe have variations of the wand aswell, for instance less rare ones can place 64 blocks where as rare ones can place 128 blocks before they break.
     
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    I like the idea, but I’m not sure if I would like to see it in game. Skyblocks are meant to be challenging and one of those challenges is to expand your island. It’s quite a grind but it gives us something to do. Orbs of flight and infinite flight were implemented to make building and getting around ur island easier.
     
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    That's a great idea! I just don't know how easy that would be for the devs to make. If it does end up happening, it should be a pretty valuable item.
     

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