The Spawn Chunks 231: Story Time With fWhip

Feb 7, 2023 | podcast

Joel is joined by guest fWhip to discuss the new leather armor trim in the latest Minecraft snapshot, debate armor trim functionality with listener feedback, and share the broad strokes, and finer details on building a story within a Minecraft world.

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FROM: AnnieOne1
SUBJECT: Amor Trims With Functionality

Hi Joel, and fWhip,

I just listened to your newest episode discussing armor trims with MythicalSausage, and once again really enjoyed the episode. Being relatively new to Minecraft, (I’ve been playing almost a year) I am not especially hyped by the prospect of netherite being harder, and more expensive to get. What I wonder more however, is why the trims only have aestethic effects, but no functional use. 

To be honest, I personally wouldn’t go in search of a specific template, and spend a lot of diamonds just to look a little bit cooler. However, it would be tempting if the material added for the trim changed the functionality of the piece of armor. For example a gold trim might appease piglins like a gold helmet does, lapis could make you swim faster, redstone could add speed to your movement, or your attack speed when shooting a bow, or cooper might make you immune to lighting like a lightning rod, and so on. I think this could be interesting both in reinforcing the piece of armor in additional ways to enchantments, and if each material trim had a disadvantage, like a gold trim weaking your armor a bit, it would force players to compromise.

I’m interested to hear your thoughts on this, and on which functionality you would envision for the different materials.

Best wishes,

Annina, aka AnnieOne1

AnnieOne1 died many deaths in Bastion remnants in search of a netherite template.

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