The Spawn Chunks 223: It’s Good To Have Options

Dec 12, 2022 | podcast

Jonny, and Joel review the features included in Minecraft: Java Edition 1.19.3, which is out now, before answering listener email that aims to improve note block interaction, as well as the benefits, and balance of having multiple projects in Minecraft all going at the same time.

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FROM: Joel No. 2
SUBJECT: Tuning Note Blocks Both Ways

Hello Joel and Jonny!

I recently heard your discussion wondering if the new chiseled bookshelves mechanic could help improve note blocks. (Shout-out to ImpImperfect for the great discussion idea.) Why not change note blocks so that right-clicking the top half of the the block tunes the note up one step, and right-clicking the bottom half of the block tunes the note down one step? This would reduce “note-searching” time significantly, and it would still be very doable in tight building spaces. It would also preserve the current redstone functionality of note blocks, especially if you still let the notes loop back, but in both directions.

Any thoughts?

Joel No. 2 was lost in wonder because he could tune his note block downwards!

FROM: GundarHStriker
DISCORD MEMBER: Landscape Artist
SUBJECT: Having Options

Hey Pix, and Joel!

I’ve recently come to a pleasant conclusion: I like having many projects going in Minecraft at the same time.

For example, I currently have:

  • A creeper farm floating island project.
  • A castle on the mountain project.
  • A galleon ship project
  • A custom swamp project

And many more…

This is something I just wanted to share with the listeners if they’re finding that their current project is burning them out. I really like being able to work on something totally different every time I play, rather than having to place stone blocks for the ninth night in a row.

I think Joel has experience with this, since he is able to switch back and forth between the parts of The Citadel. (The different build zones.)

I am curious how Pixlriffs kept a straight head during the mountain project of Season 1 of The Minecraft Survival Guide.

Thanks for the amazing podcast!

Gundar survived the night, because his builds were lit up properly.

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Balancing Multiple Projects In Minecraft

Springing off of Gundar’s email about having multiple project options, Joel, and Jonny discuss how they try to set themselves up for a balance of interests, and projects in Minecraft, keeping their gameplay options open, and how some builds can feed into one another. Add in playing on busy, content creator servers, and there is also an exercise in balancing the pull of new ideas coming from various different directions.