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Minedeas: Hydration/Dehydration [More Water] [28th Place]

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Steve had always lived in the mild climate of the Oak Forests and had always had plenty of water from the nearby well and a fall-back source from his Water Collection Basin. One day, Steve wanted to go on an adventure and see what other Biomes there were besides the Forests. He first stumbled into the Taiga, a cold snowy place, where it did not rain and made his Water Collection Basin useless, but he remained hydrated for longer periods of time. He continued his journey and later found himself in a Jungle Biome which was damp and hot. It was so moist his Collection Basin was filled in seconds! But the heat was unbearable, and too keep hydrated, made frequent stops to have a drink. When he arrived at the edge of the Jungle, he saw the desolate landscape of the Desert. The few plants that had tried to grow there had shriveled up. The only plants that had beat the heat were the cacti. They stood tall and sinister and beckoned him into their embrace. Steve ventured cautiously, but soon found out that his water store was quickly running out. He turned to head back but could no longer see the towering trees of the Jungle. He started looking frantically around but could not see anything. To his astonishment he saw the edge of a forest, much like the one he had lived in. He ran towards it but as he neared the edge, it disappeared. Cursing under his breath, Steve continued his journey. After only a few minutes, his Hydration level was dangerously low. There was no shade and he had drank all of his water. His vision started to blur. He was staggering around, trying to regain his bearings. He started coughing and gagging. All he could do was lay on the hot sand and hope he would die quickly. His vision faded. All he could see was darkness.

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A possible addition would be to add a Hydration Meter where you must keep The Player hydrated by drinking bottles of water or other liquid including potions (and Mushroom Stew maybe?).

Hydration Meter:

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It makes the game more interesting and keeps the player alert and encourages them to brew and cook. (Main reason Hunger Games was added)


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The rate of dehydration would change by how much energy The Player is exerting and what Biome they are in. Another consideration would be light level. If you're out in the middle of the Desert, you will quickly dehydrate. A solution would be to drink water, go to a cooler Biome, or to find some shade. The effects of dehydration include: Nausea, Slowness, Weakness, and eventually a form of slow poison that takes out half a heart every 15 seconds.

Dehydration Effects:

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  • It would be extremely hard but maybe Mirages could also be added pre dizziness and slowness
  • Allow it to rain in the Desert but at a very low chance (2%-5%). Also the raining period would extend to about the length of two days instead of the the regular one day raining period.
  • Have a Water Collection Basin that could collect rainwater and hold 2 buckets of water's worth. A good collection device for large deserts, where currently, it does not rain.

Crafting Recipe:

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  • Add Water Splash Potions to use against Endermen who take (6) HeartsvgHeartsvgHeartsvghearts of damage. This is about as strong as a hit from an Iron Sword.
  • Add a Command: /Gamerule Hydration (True/False)
  • Possibly add Fridges which can chill water and give up to 1.5 extra Hydration Points.
  • Create a water tap which can extract some water but only enough to fill one bar in the Hydration Meter.

Cactus Water Tap:


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Thank you guys SO much for supporting me!

Ideas Presented by The Community:

R_B98: for the particle pictures and de-buffs

inllo: for the Water Splash Potions

Rhoske: for the Cactus Juice idea

Kat: for the Fridge Idea
CreditR_B98: for the particle pictures and de-buffs inllo: for the Water Splash Potions Rhoske: for the Cactus Juice idea Kat: for the Fridge Idea
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05/17/2013 3:36 pm
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SB-312
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I find this a great idea but it should only work on easy above and the higher the difficulty the faster you dehydrate.
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02/09/2013 12:35 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper
ABlindSniper115
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Actually, all you would need to do is carry around a water bucket and a glass bottle... and you would never run out of water. So it would be more annoying than anything else. If they patch that, then you would just need to carry 2 buckets of water for an unlimited water source. I'm pretty sure that's why Jeb hasn't implemented thirst. It would just be annoying.
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02/09/2013 12:48 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
jl70l7u
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Or you can find a river/ocean which is super easy. And if you're in the Desert, the only way you can get water is to find an oasis because any player made water will disappear instantly.
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02/10/2013 3:05 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper
ABlindSniper115
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That would be annoying... Water dissapearing instantly in deserts as well as in the nether? No. Just no. The idea of adding a thirst meter isn't a bad idea, but it cannot be implemented properly.
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02/10/2013 3:11 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
jl70l7u
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yeah cuz you toets fined tons of water in the desert. anyway thanks for your opinion.
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02/10/2013 3:51 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Creeper
ABlindSniper115
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I'm not saying it's a bad idea, it's actually a good idea, but the implementation would be lame unless they completely change water physics, which would piss people off.
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01/25/2013 12:31 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Grump
JedayPL
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Awesome idea! It propably won't be added to vanilla MC, but I would love to see mod like this.
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01/25/2013 2:03 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
jl70l7u
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I know but its an interesting idea. Thanks for the Diamond :D
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01/25/2013 3:26 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Grump
JedayPL
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Actually... I didn't give you diamond... thx for reminding ;)
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01/25/2013 3:39 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
jl70l7u
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Oh :P I just saw that the diamond count went up so I assumed it was you but it was another guy who liked it but didn't comment :P
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