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  • Marjory
  • Level 26
  • Expert Grump
  • November 30, 2018, 12:38 pm
Heh heh. Dream come true, we have shields. Problem? Everyone is a whiny kid about the 1.9 combat system.
I wonder if Mojang saw this before they added shields?
omg this thread design
Wow this is a great idea :D
  • Duskhawk
  • Level 40
  • Master Nether Knight
  • February 20, 2015, 12:30 am
I hate the sword idea. Instead, it should be this:

Stone sword can properly counter every 4 seconds.

Iron sword can properly counter every 3.5 seconds.

Diamond sword can properly counter every 3 seconds.

Golden sword can properly counter every 2.5 seconds.

Wooden sword can properly counter every 2 seconds.

The counter ability would depend on the weight of your sword, not the damage. It makes sense and makes cheaper swords more useful. Also, by making the counter ability work every few seconds instead of non-stop for a certain amount of time, it would really balance things out.
  • Arenten564
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • March 11, 2015, 10:17 am
except gold is the heaviest thing in the game according to real life. diamonds really aren't heavy, neither is stone. it would be like this

  • Hpycmprs
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 24, 2014, 8:21 pm
Just to clear things up for anyone wondering, this system is already in the game, as I know for mobs. Reduces damage by half from each mob while blocking (Spider normally does 1.5 hearts damage without armour, while blocking it does 1 heart instead, every other mob's damage is reduced by half). Good blog though! ^_^
  • dingousa
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • July 25, 2014, 4:37 am
But currently all weapons block the same amount of damage. I put forth how weapons of different materials would block different amounts of damage. Also, don't forget the stuff with bows, as well as the enchantments.
  • Hpycmprs
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 25, 2014, 9:26 am
True true, I do like your idea's for Shield and Shield Breaker enchantments. Those I would've never thought of. The Quick-Draw Enchantment is good too but that one's been around for a pretty long while, actually ever since the update was added that forced player's to then on draw their bow strings back instead of rapid firing it. 1.8 was it? The update just before Minecraft was declared a "Complete" game.
  • Kutsametsa
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Turtle
  • July 13, 2014, 10:10 am
Golden sword should penetrate shield, so it would have atleast 1 good use, pro players could block with Diamond sword, and switch to strike with Golden sword for maximum damage, if enemy player is good at blocking! :D awesome work bro
  • Oinked
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Taco
  • July 12, 2014, 12:28 pm
This should be added to Minecraft. Best. Idea. Ever. And congrants in the contest
I'll tell you something, none of Roobus' skins has this many diamonds, and Roobus is the level 60 Grand Master Pixel Artist, or something like that.
599th diamond!
How did you come up with such specific numbers for the ammount of times a sword can save you?
Also, this is a great idea and I deffinetly think this should be applied to minecraft. Great work and you did a very nice presentation, you deserve the first prize. :)
  • dingousa
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • June 21, 2014, 2:37 pm
To get those, I simply halved the durabilities of each item. (ex. Wood swords last for 60 hits, so the shield durability is 30.)

Thank you :)
No, thank you!
  • DarthPolka
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • April 28, 2014, 8:21 am
Sounds like a great idea
O   M   G
  • Mr Frosty
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Dolphin
  • March 13, 2014, 3:11 pm
Verry well presented.
Isn't cutting damage in half and if you get the arrow to hit you sword in a block already in?
Yes, but he wants is for it to make the arrow bounce off harmlessly, rather than just cut damage in half.
They added that if you hit the arrow mid-flight, it gets sent directly back at them.
I can code this for you guys!
  • max_ignacio
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Mage
  • December 6, 2013, 1:15 am
apart of blocking with the sword,i think it would be great to beeing addad a good shield system
  • sandman2155
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 4, 2013, 3:19 pm
*reads idea*
*Yells at mod makers for not thinking of this already*
*trains self to make mods for minecraft*
*makes this a mod*
hey----! That picture you have for your avatar is James P. Sullivan from MU when Mike says 'Jazz Clown!' =)
*Checks out the mod*
*Doesn't download due to low computer space*
*Deletes what's taking the most space*
*Downloads mod*
*Realizes that I deleted minecraft*
*Bangs head on desk*
*types this*
  • sandman2155
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 30, 2013, 4:34 pm
exactly what i did
lol that's hilarious!
  • sandman2155
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • January 3, 2014, 8:57 am
Its not exactly an easy life when there isn't a mod for the best idea ever
Isn't that the truth.
*Opens netbeans*

*Begins coding this as a plugin*
  • Haydenjames
  • Level 26
  • Expert Engineer
  • November 14, 2013, 12:29 pm
OMG It's the best idea for combat evar!
  • Random333
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • August 27, 2013, 2:41 pm
awesome blog and ideas
  • Chita00
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • August 16, 2013, 1:37 pm
  • UnTamedWolf
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • July 30, 2013, 1:54 pm
I play the cowny castle server also :D
  • ItsKobra7
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 28, 2013, 5:51 am
Couldn't Agree More I know contest is over but diamond xD
  • BeeMW2012
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Farmer
  • July 24, 2013, 6:20 am
Copyright stealing! There's a mod exactley the same since beta 1.8!
  • Torborn
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Artist
  • April 25, 2014, 12:27 am
The irony of your statement is astounding.
  • BeeMW2012
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Farmer
  • May 28, 2014, 6:46 am
just as bad as notch.  he stole all the 'new' content from mods. why is it ironic by the way
  • Manticore9700
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 14, 2013, 10:55 pm
There's a mod for this xD
Awkward moment :3
  • dingousa
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • July 15, 2013, 2:50 am
I am suggesting it to be put into vanilla MC. I think that was the point of this competition, right?
Well, true... But I was just pointing it out there. And I think that this is a great idea to... And im not trying to be annoying but I hate it when people say "No" at the end of there sentences.
  • Arty
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Grump
  • July 14, 2013, 2:14 am
500th diamond
  • Carter137
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • July 8, 2013, 10:48 am
Great idea and i hope they implement this! But maybe there can be a parry system as well? Like a system where attacking takes time. So saying like wooden sword is light and swift saying you can attack very fast. But a stone sword would be heavy and harder to swing but deal more heats. And so on. And gold would be light to. Same with bows (If they ever add any other types). And you could parry by block twice really quickly to bat away any attacks. Same with arrows but the arrows would bounce of and have a 25% chance of hitting the other player or mob. Hope this inspires you to make more.
  • jakemax10
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 22, 2013, 10:57 am
I think this is a great idea and I hope they add this into real minecraft. I hope notch sees this.
  • Derpusuarus
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • June 24, 2013, 8:50 am
Notch Isn't the lead developer of the game right now, but Jeb is.
  • PixelCake
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Architect
  • June 12, 2013, 1:58 pm
Forgive me if im missing something but blocking already reduces damage from explosions, projectiles and any other item. And yes i do know this is a very old thing but i thought i would throw this out there. PLEASE correct me if i am missing something about the damage reduction of blocking. Other than that i do like everything else.
  • 13Crows
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Hero
  • June 10, 2013, 10:26 pm
Instead of adding a shield enchantment to the weapon itself, why not just add a shield to the game? And having it act like the sword does when you right click, instead of block with your sword, your shield would be brought up and cover your face. Things to not make this over powered could be: loss of sight due to the shield blocking the player's view, extreme loss of speed in the player's movement, and not being able to interact with interfaces that must be right clicked (you wouldn't be able to do this if your hands were full). Enchantments like shield or armor breaker should be implemented for swords/bows so that everything is a bit more balanced yeah, but giving an already over powered bow the ability to pass right through the opposing player's shield is a bit much-in my experience with PvP servers, bows are way more better at dishing out damage then swords. Nice article though,
  • 2bullets852
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • June 7, 2013, 1:41 pm
really nice idea
  • romangossl
  • Level 23
  • Expert Narwhal
  • May 26, 2013, 6:34 pm
This sounds a little op cause u can block easly without getting hurt by arrows
and u could be almost in god mode going against a skele or a player
  • dingousa
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • May 27, 2013, 3:04 am
Not really; they can still hit you in the legs or head, requiring more still to aim properly. Only your middle where the sword crosses your body is protected.
If That enchantment breaker was gonna be used to break [size=10pt]armor, band of arthoropods dose that [/size]
  • _Sir_
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 16, 2013, 4:07 am
Actually, Bane of Arthropods makes you do extra damage to spiders, silverfish, and cave spiders.
Hope to see this implemented good but simple idea i like it! ell done
amazing utarly amazing
  • tacitAlpaca
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Mountaineer
  • April 13, 2013, 9:49 am
Maybe even a second sword animation? Right now you only swipe down by rapidly clicking but maybe, there could also be a jab or horizontal swipe? Idk if that's possible but it would be friggin awesome :D
  • dunkey4
  • Level 45
  • Master Turtle
  • April 12, 2013, 6:57 pm
p.s, make a blog on how you make the pictures for your blog please :D
  • dunkey4
  • Level 45
  • Master Turtle
  • April 12, 2013, 6:56 pm

great blog dingoes, u deserve 1st

p.s: lol, auto correct changed your name from dingousa to dingoes
If they doesn't add this to Minecraft can you make a Mod on this plz?
  • dingousa
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mage
  • April 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
Someone has told me they are making a mod of it currently.
Nice :D
Wow awesome idea and really thought out too. Great work on winning first place.
P.S. this would be great added to vanilla minecraft :D
  • henran
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • March 20, 2013, 6:35 am
Awesome idea
That's a great idea! I hope this is implemented into Minecraft! =D
  • Retro Maniac
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Narwhal
  • March 18, 2013, 9:40 am
Notch should really do this, but since wooden swords are easy to find and stone is a little harder to get, I believe the blocking attack of a wooden sword should be half a heart. But, great job!

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