Due to a recent post by Leothelama and 121wer. An idea came to me about certain items
Due to the fact that Notch will soon add lanterns and torches will have to be relit with flint and steel (I read this on minecraft wiki) I think flint and steel should be allowed for trusted+.
Trusted players wouldn't abuse the use of fire and as of patch 1.6 fire has been "Severely nerfed so it spreads slower, and doesn't spread infinitely".
There are many uses of fire for example:
someone might want to make a fireplace
someone might want to make an incinerator
someone might want to light up a nether portal
someone might want to kill a pig with fire to cook its pork
and as listed b4 someone might want to relight their torches
This idea was half mine and half 121wer’s
This is only a friendly suggestion if there is any downside to this please tell me
Also please tell me if you like the idea
We did this on another server. But in this case we should turn off fire-spread with a plugin
and allow trusted+ to place Fire / Flint and steel. and we should allow water and lava to only be placed by Members+ to prevent greifing. Boats should still be banned. Redstone Repeaters has been fixed (as far as i know). vote on what you think
TNT. now before i get flamed here me out. (this may not be the best idea. if you dont like it so far save some time and go read a book). i remember that on another server you could make/place TNT but admins could only break it/blow it up. i could see it used for decoration/cosmetic purposes. though unfortunatly that means ackers could easily blow it up. idk it might be cool but at the same time a danger.
I suppose we could test it for a while and see if people abuse it. I don’t think water needs to be blocked to trusted+ because people still need it for mining near lava and it is easy to fix water griefing.
If we could make it so TNT did not blow up, then I think it may be alright to have. I still think redstone repeaters are a bad idea. Flashing redstone paths cause my game to lag something awful.
If for whatever reason Notch actually implements laterns (which I doubt won’t be for a very long time) then I will enable Flint and Steel, until then the same deal goes. This also allows us to regulate access to the Nether which we will need to discuss once we have 1.6 functioning.
Lava has more uses than just griefing. It can be used for large quantities of furnacing and preventing water use by Guests would be quiet frustrating since it’s needed for putting out lightning fires, removing cavern lava, creating obsidian, creating soil for farms, making contraptions and traps, etc.
Firespread will never be taken off. Nerfed or not, it still causes significant lag and there’s just too much potential for griefing (spawn, wooden towns, user houses). It’s just an unnecessary hassle that should be prevented.
Boats will remain banned until Notch fixes them for SMP.
Redstone repeaters may or may not still cause lag (still need to test this), but infinite looping repeaters do - and repeaters just make it easier to create.
There is still a lot of testing to be done once we get 1.6 up
Maybe there should only be one portal? with a warp to it. If andy finishes the spawn idea (more info soon ;D ) and everyone used that portal, going to the same nether spawn it would be easier to regulate access as andy said.