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Everything posted by Cattleman

  1. Radioactive ore

    Though perhaps glass tint can be a use for uranium
  2. Radioactive ore

    Those natural reactors would have to be extremely, extremely, extremely rare in the game because oklo in central Africa is the only place in the world found to have this phenomenon
  3. Radioactive ore

    I'm not sure about nuclear power in tfc because it's more medieval themed, and also realistically speaking uranium ore has such a low concentration of uranium that it isn't radioactive enough to harm you, just to let you know uranium ore was once used to tint glass a bright yellow-green color, and no one got poisoned from the glass as far as records go
  4. Time

    But what about telling the month or the season's or even what day it is, clocks don't really handle that, so perhaps have a calender or something
  5. Round world

    One problem is that if your in the northern equator it will be a cheaty way of getting to the south pole, and it will also look weird to just suddenly teleport across the world, games like starbound managed this feat of round worlds but mincraft is not the right game for this because you can't make a round world without changing the y value in minecrafts setup
  6. Magic!

    Perhaps I should tweak my idea, the two branches of science and magic still exist but both can be used, but the higher tier you are at the harder it is to use both, meaning one can use both at low tiers but has to choose a branch at higher tiers, however there is still a brew or potion or something that allows you to switch branches
  7. Magic!

    What about if we had a system of a science tech tree and a magic tech tree, and one was limited to only being able to do one tree, and the only way you could switch is if you drank some sort of brew that reset your research, basically making you start over. Each tree has its pros and cons making them equally as powerful but still different.
  8. Random request

    I agree, for example someone builds a huge fortress complete with Redstone weapons and traps and everything, just to have someone dig through the wall and steal and wreck everything. Perhaps a good tier system like ORIONOX suggested would help, but then a high level player could just troll everyone without being stopped
  9. Deadly weather

    It seems to me that in vanilla mincraft or tfc 1 that weather isn't as deadly as it could be. For example but not limited to blizzards, hurricanes, dust storms, lightning storms, etc. If the devs decided to add a freezing or heat stroke system then for example rain gets you wet and causes you to freeze, or a blizzard reduces visibility and temp. to the point where you can't find your shelter and you freeze to death. I'm sure you get the point.
  10. It also depends on if we're going to have different species of tameable animals, like for cows there is bos Taurus (normal cows), bos indicus (Indian cattle), and bos primigenus (an ancient cattle species also known as aurochs)
  11. Mechanical power

    Oh, I skimmed the list but must have missed it, whoops
  12. Mechanical power

    In several topics I have seen mentions of mechanical power, so I'm making a topic for it. So, first power production, perhaps we add wind and water turbines, and possibly even steam boilers that produce power. Next, power transfer, power is transmitted through shafts that can be made of different material and break if too much strain is put on them, for turning shafts you could add some kind of bevel gear, possibly even belts and belt hubs. I should probably describe how power works, power is measured in speed and torque, these values are separate and don't depend on each other, machines require a certain amount of speed or torque, depending on the machine or tool your using, if too much torque is put on a shaft it breaks, speedand torque can be interchanged by using a gear box, there would different kinds of gear boxes with different gearing ratios. Finally, a list of machines that use power:sawmill, pottery wheel, spinning wheel, grinding stone, lathe, and many more could probably be thought of.
  13. Mechanical power

    Yes, it is also important to add a use for everything, I just thought of something else, babbot bearings, babbot is an alloy made of copper and lead(gives a use for lead),
  14. Tameable, 'milkable' giant spiders.

    Irl, spider string is very strong and durable, so perhaps spider silk clothing lasts a long time
  15. Deadly weather

    I think debris could be implemented along with body temperature and not cause too much lag, though for a sand/dust storm not every particle of dust or sand could be defined
  16. Clothing

    When it comes to metal armor it can conduct heat either into or out of your body, so having metal against your skin in extreme climates wouldn't be good. However, putting a layer of cloth between the armor and your skin would reduce this effect. Different cloth has different characteristics. Wool is best for cold and it still insulates even if it gets wet. Cotton is better for mild climates because it isn't too hot or too cold but loses effectiveness when wet. I don't know much about silk but it allows heat to vent making it good for hot climates, it also dries off faster than the other ones. I don't know enough about jute or linen to really say much about those. Leather or hide would be neutral where it doesn't insulate well but doesn't conduct heat either like metal. Fur would be very warm but cause you to slow down due to the bulk of the fur.
  17. Regional Difficulty

    If we're gonna do some kind of fortress on an island why not just have a spell preventing placement of blocks close to the, But not on the whole island
  18. Make flux and salt ores, rather than stones

    So what is the benefit of using borax instead of sand
  19. TFC Engineer

    Simple, travel to a new dimension and find new problems there Help, I tried to build a time machine but I hit the wrong button and now everything but my phone and I is a void, including the time machine
  20. Magic!

    I think people wouldn't utilize the totem idea because your sacrificing metal, gems, and a cow just to turn one cow into a totem, isn't really worth the cost
  21. Water and alcohol purification

    You're right Darmo, this process would be very slow because it involves boiling the water and then catching the vapors and condensing them.
  22. Water and alcohol purification

    Perhaps we should have a system of water and alcohol purification. When you drink dirty water it has a chance of making you sick. If you were to first make a ceramic pot and use it to boil water. The water takes a while to boil in the ceramic pot because it isn't very conductive. Later you could make a copper pot which heats up water very quickly due to the conductivity of copper, though if you get it too hot it will melt, boiled water is mostly safe but has a small chance of making you sick. Therefore we need to upgrade even further. Once you have iron you can make a basin out of plates and attach it to copper pipes to make a still. A still has the the ability to purify both water and alcohol, depending on the temperature and what you put in. Pure water won't get you sick, also if you add saltwater you will get drinkable water and salt. Pure alcohol can be burned in lamps, consumed (may make you blind), and used in food preservation.
  23. Agriculture

    How about this idea, weed infestation is measured in units per cubic meter (one block), say every now and then more weeds sprout adding a unit (the rate affected by certain stats, especially those that help crops grow) and the max is twenty, now let's say that by hand picking you remove a unit with every swipe of your hand and four units when you have a hoe and the weeds completely removed when you use a horse drawn plow (but the plow destroys crops so normally either by hand or by hoe when there is a crop), for fallow to be effective weeds must be kept to a minimum because they use nutrients to, fertilizer also increases the growth of weeds so when using fertilizer the crops have to be weeded regularly
  24. Tree Felling Mechanic

    A solution to the balance problem would be to add tree roots that take a long time to break
  25. Coconut and bamboo

    I feel that due to its shape, bamboo can't be made into planks but would still be a versatile building material