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avatar Blaze22039
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I believe fishing could, and should, be greatly expanded upon in Minecraft. There are many other, simpler methods of obtaining food, and the seas are just vast expanses of water and derpy squids. The fish could be added as a real, visible mob, and appear and many different varieties. Some varieties of fish could be Salmon, Marlins, Trout, Tuna, ad moar! They could also vary in size, and maybe shape. They would travel in schools and add an aesthetic and usable purpose to the watery wastelands called oceans.

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Fishing mechanics would be altered as well, as the fish would travel in schools. The fishing rod would correspond to the location of the actual fish mobs, and they would have biting animations, etc. You could also be able to put a fish and a water bucket in your crafting GUI, and make a bucket o' fish. With a bucket o' fish you could right click fish bowls and whatever fish you put in your bucket would go into the fish bowl. You would also be able to craft soup o' fish, by combining a bucket o' fish with a bowl. Another way to get food from fish would be by crafting a spear. Spears would be crafted like this:
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And would only have 10 uses before breaking. You would be able to use spears to stab at the fish mobs, and if you killed a fish with a spear (1-2 hits, with good accuracy), it would drop the meat of that fish. Ex: Marlin Meat:
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A Fish Bowl would be 1x1x1, and would contain a single, or a few fish, when right clicked with buckets o' fish. When placed next to each other, fish bowls would expand, like chests, being able to hold larger fish. Fish Bowls would be crafted in this pattern:
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They would be similar to beacon blocks, as they would be surrounded by a layer of glass texture, but the interior would be water and the fish mobs would swim around within it.

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The Piscinomicon, otherwise known as the Fish Tome, would be a book to identify the different species of fish. It would be a book placed like an enchantment table, but the book would not be floating. When you catch an unknown species of fish, it appears as ??? fish in your inventory, until you put it in the Piscinomicon. From then on, it would identify that species of fish by it's proper name. The Piscinomicon would be crafted in this pattern:
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I think oceans should also be inhabited by coral. Coral would be 1x1 plants that are like flowers, but they can only grow/be planted underwater in sand. There would be different varieties of coral, with different shapes and colors. Some corals would be bioluminescent and light up a 3x3 block radius.

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CreditShiap: Some of the coral idea, Mr_Pwnz0r: Soup o' fish idea,
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Big Update : 12/24/2012 10:28:00 amDec 24th, 2012

Added some aesthetics, spearfishing, soup o' fish, and more! 'o'
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  • amo951
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • December 1, 2018, 9:29 pm
I think this should make a mod not as complicated as 1.13
  • AstaZora
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Mage
  • December 1, 2018, 8:04 am

wow, the accuracy you planned this from 2012 xD

You are a fortune teller!
Come'on you should have been in 1 place for minedeas!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • March 18, 2013, 4:25 pm
Hah, thanks :D
  • Miru
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • January 12, 2013, 1:46 pm
Brilliant blog, Blaze! I always wanted a better ocean etc.
And I would also add huge deep sea rifts where you can find frogfishes like this one: Link
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • January 12, 2013, 2:11 pm
Thanks! :D
That angler fish looks like it just ate a soccer ball o.o
  • Miru
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • January 13, 2013, 8:44 am
No problem!
Yeah xD
I know many of those wierd see-creatures, for example the Oarfish^^
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • January 13, 2013, 5:05 pm
Dude. Nature is trippin'.
  • Miru
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • January 14, 2013, 7:22 am
Yes^^
I really hope that they'll do something like a ocean update :)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • January 14, 2013, 10:51 am
Agreed :D
I like it! But there's just one problem. Corals aren't plants. They're animals :P. But seriously, this blog is really well put together and very organized. It goes into a lot more detail than most of the Minedeas blogs I've seen, working on quality rather than quantity. Bravo!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • January 1, 2013, 2:38 pm
Thanks for your feedback! :D

And whut, corals are animals? How so?
Corals aren't plants because they don't photosynthesize. Corals are made up of little organisms called polyps. They filter feed, like sponges. The polyps start out individual, but then they permanently attach themselves to the ocean floor. You can read more about it here

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/coral.html
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • January 1, 2013, 3:31 pm
My gawd! I have been enlightened. Thank you, good sir.
This is what I have always wanted in Mincraft. I made one similar to this, but the blog didn't make it to the 50 finalists. Glad to see an idea about improvement on water is in :)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 31, 2012, 11:09 am
Awesome, and thanks! I'm sorry your blog didn't make the finals :c
It wasn't really about winning. Sure, it would have been amazing, but to me what really mattered was getting the idea out there. :)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • January 2, 2013, 10:53 am
That's the spirit! I wish that's the way everyone acted around stuff like this. I'm that way too. It wouldn't really matter if I didn't make it, but it's an awesome feeling when you do c:
  • OliverFrenchie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Scribe
  • December 28, 2012, 11:46 am
£1 fish.
  • Miru
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • January 12, 2013, 1:42 pm
o ¬1 fish.
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 29, 2012, 4:51 am
$1 fish.

P.S. Why didn't you compete in the Minedeas? You're an amazing blogger, so you would do really well in a contest like this!
  • jl70l7u
  • Level 45
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 30, 2012, 4:03 pm
Hes a Judge...
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 30, 2012, 5:04 pm
Judges are allowed to compete, they just can't win. :P
DIAMOND!!!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 28, 2012, 5:27 am
Thank you for the DIAMOND!!! 'O'
No problem Blaze :)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 28, 2012, 6:43 am
:3
  • GruntUltra
  • Level 20
  • Expert Mage
  • December 27, 2012, 11:03 am
Nice, hope it wins!! Be great if this would be added!! Diamond for you =^.^=!!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 27, 2012, 1:12 pm
This would definitely be an awesome addition to Minecraft, I agree. Thanks for the diamond, an' I'm glad you like it! :D
  • dmemc
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 27, 2012, 7:45 am
Great idea!!1
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 27, 2012, 7:46 am
Thank you! C:
Good job! I hope u win
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 25, 2012, 3:47 pm
Thank you! It means a lot ;D
  • Maheenstar1
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 25, 2012, 9:05 am
I think you should be the wiinner!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 25, 2012, 9:17 am
D'awww thanks :'D
  • azrw
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 25, 2012, 5:46 am
gj
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 25, 2012, 6:11 am
Gj to you too...?

Lolwtf kthxbai
  • azrw
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 25, 2012, 6:39 am
lol i said "gj" gj = Good job
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 25, 2012, 9:03 am
Ohhh that's wat gj stands for! :3
Haha, thanks c:
Dear Blaze22039,
This is a very good idea. Most of the time i think of the ocean as just scenery. Now with this you can interact with your water more and do more with it. Keep up the good work and hope this is a contender.
-Will
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 24, 2012, 8:55 am
Dear WillBreault,
Thank you for you feedback on my submission, and I am glad you like it.
-Blaze
  • presmar
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 24, 2012, 7:20 am
i think the book o' fish is too expensive to craft but other than that[size=10pt] good idea[/size]
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 24, 2012, 7:32 am
Thanks! It is a bit expensive, but it allows you to identify fish! :P
  • jl70l7u
  • Level 45
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 24, 2012, 6:28 am
Awesome Update! I also updated mine. Tomorrows the big day!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 24, 2012, 6:34 am
Yup! You ready for judging? Good luck to ya! ;D
  • jl70l7u
  • Level 45
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 24, 2012, 6:40 am
You too! See you in the Finals!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 24, 2012, 6:41 am
If I make it :c
We've got A LOT of good competitors :P
Good luck to all of them! c:
  • jl70l7u
  • Level 45
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 24, 2012, 6:43 am
We'll at least make it tot the last 100! Be optimistic! I gotta really start my Caved In Project :/
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 24, 2012, 6:49 am
I hafta start my Caved In, too :P
And yeah, here's hoping we make the finals! ;D
  • Bloodbow
  • Level 20
  • Expert Archer
  • December 24, 2012, 5:32 am
I agree Minecraft oceans are crap right now. (I want more fish and a sea monster or shark.) (Make swimming more fun)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 24, 2012, 5:35 am
Agreed! :>
  • angel204
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • December 23, 2012, 6:01 pm
Very well done, very good ideas and nice Image.
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 23, 2012, 6:03 pm
Thank you! ;D
  • Mr_Cheach
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • December 18, 2012, 2:23 pm
nice work. diamonded :)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 18, 2012, 2:27 pm
Thanx! ^.^
  • Mr_Cheach
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • December 18, 2012, 2:30 pm
No worries mate. Did u look at my Minedea entry? xD
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 18, 2012, 2:34 pm
Indeed! It was awesome ;D
nice
25 diamond FTW
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 17, 2012, 2:37 pm
Thank you! ;D
Wow good ideas ;) I could never come up with this XD
As a sea-minecraft lover easily the best submission i jave seen yet, im currently working on a mod called the spear fishing mod with much more,visible, fish.
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 9, 2012, 5:46 am
Cool, I'll look out for your spear fishing mod! ;D
  • Sequax
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Robot
  • December 6, 2012, 12:44 pm
Awesome!
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 6, 2012, 12:50 pm
Thanks ;D
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • December 5, 2012, 1:41 pm
Very nice. I would indeed love to turn that "Bucket 'o Fish" into "Soup 'o Fish" . More purposes of having fish is great. Another idea you could add is clams and oysters, crabs even. Then I would have some use for my fishing cabin at my house :l . +Dia +Comment +Subber
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 5, 2012, 1:43 pm
Thanks for your input, and your generosity! ;D
  • Shiap
  • Level 25
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • December 5, 2012, 12:55 pm
Nice Blaze, but you should also talk about adding more stuff to the oceans like coral reefs and stuff.
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 5, 2012, 1:09 pm
Thanks, maybe I will ;D
  • Mcblue2
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 5, 2012, 3:47 am
Nice job man and.... RAINBOW FISH OOOO! xD
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 5, 2012, 9:57 am
Raaaainbooowz c:
  • jl70l7u
  • Level 45
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • December 5, 2012, 12:06 am
Nice brah, how did you make the introduction pictures and stuff?
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 5, 2012, 9:57 am
I rendered a chunk of ocean with Chunky, and then cropped it into a banner and made it pretty in Gimp c:
  • Skipso
  • Level 27
  • Expert Spelunker
  • December 4, 2012, 6:08 pm
Pretty nice idea :)
  • Blaze22039
  • Level 45
  • Master Musician
  • December 4, 2012, 6:13 pm
Thanks! :D

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