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Should Minecraft have sideways slabs?

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created 03/25/2019 9:16 am by TymeToMine
last reply 03/29/2019 7:03 pm
Slabs. Half blocks. Why not a vertical variation? This has been suggested to Mojang, but they say they "Inhibit natural creativity". Why though? Wouldn't they make things MORE creative? Just think of all the things that can be done with sideways slabs. Maybe a cool looking bridge with sideways slabs as a guardrail. Who knows?

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Here is a possible example[img]blob:www.planetminecraft.com/bd8ae2de-6e5f-48c6-b147-c738d2b3c091[/img]

Poll ended 04/01/2019 9:16 am.

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TymeToMine
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
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03/29/2019 7:03 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Hero
Captain_JEK
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Well, I actually get Mojang's point because without proper vertical slabs you have to find other ways to build something where you would have needed them. I mostly use stairs because they basically are a vertical slab with one more quarter block which makes them a stair...

But still, not having vertical slabs hinders me in building sometimes because stairs are not always a good enough solution. So, I would greatly appreciate it if I had access to vertical slabs because I think they would offer many new build possibilities not available at the moment.
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03/25/2019 10:19 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Spider Rider
Arachnakid
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I use mods that add these in and they are incredibly useful. My current project uses them to make functional machicolations on a city wall (holes in the top edges of the wall, big enough to shoot arrows through but too narrow to fall through). They can also be good if you want a building to use different materials on the inside and outside (like if you want colored walls inside your house but don't want it to be two full blocks thick). They could take the place of decorative trapdoors in some structures. I think it would encourage players to come up with creative uses for it, just like the existing horizontal slabs do.
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03/25/2019 10:18 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Pilfard_Platt
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Yes, and sideways stairs too
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03/25/2019 10:11 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Button Pusher
ParkourGee
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That would improve building so much!
Hytale has that feature. :'(
I hope Minecraft adds it!
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03/25/2019 12:58 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Architect
TheArchitect1995
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I think half slabs would be quite handy, especially when it comes to erecting the facade on a building

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