The Spawn Chunks 279: A Break From The Blocks

Jan 8, 2024 | podcast

Jonny, and Joel roll into the new year with new changes to the armadillo, the latest Minecraft Bedrock Edition news, and the pros, and cons of taking a break away from playing Minecraft, and Minecraft content.

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Joel

  • The Citadel | Westhill
    • Originally there were plans to share some livestreams over the holidays, but that turned into a much needed break from work, and as a result Minecraft.
    • The final tasks inside the walls of Westhill centre around the interior rooms of the keep.
    • Outside the town walls, rivers, and roads remain the main focus, with valley farms last, but not least.

Jonny

  • The Minecraft Survival Guide, Season 3

Minecraft News

  • A new look for the Armadillo (@Minecraft on Twitter)
    • December 24, 2023.
      • “We’ve listened to your feedback, here is a new iteration of the Armadillo. In Beta/Snapshots next year!”

Chunk Mail

FROM: Dael
SUBJECT: Better Than Dying Armor

Hello Pix, and Joel,

Since Mojang hasn’t yet addressed the popular request of being able to dye wolf armor, I thought maybe they were thinking of another way to customize them. I’m probably very optimistic here, but what if, instead of dyeing, you could craft the wolf armor with various items that would not only change its appearance but also add functionality? 

For example, adding a prismarine shard to the crafting recipe would make your wolf a better swimmer, blaze powder would be for better fire resistance, nether scrap for blast resistance, a feather for fall damage protection, etc.

To get a bit crazier (Hello, modding community,) add a goat horn to the wolf armor recipe for an evil look, and better teleportation range, or a firework rocket for following you when you fly!

Anyway, what are you thoughts? Do you think Mojang is cooking something up beyond dying wolf armor?

Thank you for your great podcast 🙂

Dael was slain by Charlie the dog wearing Pillager wolf armor. “Is it gonna teleport, and spawnkill me in a loop ? Oh no”

FROM: ItzEkans
SUBJECT: Invisible Item Frames

Hello Joel, and Pix!

I’ve recently noticed the frequency of invisible item frames in creative mods,  maps, and builds, and I was thinking about some possible ways they could be implemented into vanilla survival.

Invisible item frames are great for small details scattered around a build, and can even be used for more complex things that add onto other blocks. One possibile implementation could be splashing an item frame with an invisibility potion for a permanent effect. This could have a radius so that multiple frames can be made invisible at once. When broken, they could either drop an invisible item frame item or just revert back to their normal selves. This could end up being expensive though, since potions can take a while to mass-produce, and they aren’t stackable.

Another possible implementation could be crafting an invisible item frame in a crafting table with invisibility potions. This could work with any amount of frames but for example, 64 frames, and 1 potion could make 64 invisible frames. If the crafting recipe was 1 item frame, to one invisibility potion, the possible drawback would be the expense to craft.

That’s it for now! Have you guys ever used invisible item frames in a build, and do you have any more suggestions as to how they could be obtained in survival?

ItzEkans simply didn’t die. What a happy ending!

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Taking A Big Ol’ Minecraft Break

There is a good chance that Minecraft is the main game, if not the main form of recreation for listeners of The Spawn Chunks. For Jonny, and Joel, it’s also a part of their job. After taking some time off over the holidays, Jonny, and Joel discuss the pros, and cons of taking some time away from Minecraft.