Lightning damage to structures - annoying?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by kilmannan, Oct 21, 2012.


If lightning damage can be turned off on blocks in the Wild, would you like to see it happen?

Yes 5 vote(s) 38.5%
No 8 vote(s) 61.5%
  1. Anyone else getting a little bit fed up with the way lightning can wreak havoc over a Wild outpost?

    We've noticed that a fair amount of damage can be racked up to lightning strikes hitting wooden roofs, etc, and whilst it's all good and well, it's a bit infuriating having to continually repair and fix damage to what can be quite intricate and difficult structures.

    I'd like to know if it's possible to set lightning damage to nil on blocks?

    Then a small part of me would like to know if it's something that'd be considered?

    It's a feature that's novel, but doesn't serve any purpose other than to irritate and create arduous work.

    Obviously, this is best answered by those that live in the Wild as they'll know what it's really like to come back and find that half a roof has burned down overnight. :(
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  2. use.... stone.....

    as u know, we are a survival server, pure vanilla! we don't want no strawberry!
  3. Build with something that doesn't burn...
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  4. Well we're technically not pure vanilla. Ex: do you see permission flags in singleplayer: no, Do you see certain area's where you can't break anything or don't lose food & health bars: no. You see where i'm going with this.
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  5. you know what i mean :p
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  6. We're French-Vanilla. 'Nuff said.
  7. That only applies to town, wild is pure vanilla.
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  8. Unfortunately, I wont accept answers such as; 'use something that doesn't burn', because that's then limiting the play style available.

    If lightning was more than what it is right now, I'd be happy with it, but it's the fact that it's adding nothing to the game in terms of the damage it can do to a structure.

    I'd almost be happier if there was a chance an entire village could burn to the ground from lightning strikes as then it'd really give you something to be on the lookout for, but it's not, it just punches holes in roofs and leaves gaps everywhere.

    Also, EMC isn't Vanilla. Just because it doesn't have dozens of mods and plugins, doesn't mean it's Vanilla, it just means it's very careful about what it chooses to use.

    No it's not, as mob spawns have been adjusted, we have [Lock] and numerous other plugins.

    If mob spawns can be tweaked so that they spawn in high light conditions, then it says to me there's scope for something far more pointless and irritating to be adjusted.
  9. Isn't it French-Vanilla?
  10. I don't see the point in disabling lightning - but I will mention that things only catch fire & things only burn when the chunk is loaded.

    So when you log off at night in the wild, unless someone else comes to your base and goes AFK during a lightning storm - it is unlikely that Your home is just going to burn down overnight without someone being there
  11. I think it is frustrating and I have had to deal with it, but I think it's part of the game.
  12. Its not vanilla.
    We try to make it as real as possible, yet provide a fun server to play on.
    On single player you have to use non-flammable blocks.
    On here, too, you must use non-flammable blocks.

    I rest my case.
  13. I'm not suggesting we disable lightning, but that we look at the potential, if it's possible, for turning off the damage it can cause to blocks.

    It is part of the game, but MC is not a perfect game, far from it, and there's a tendency to introduce features that aren't thought out properly or implemented well.

    As for it only happening when the chunk is loaded - unfortunately I seem to spend most of my playing time in the middle of a thunderstorm. The weather is crap where I am!

    This was just to gauge how people feel about it, I know it does my nut in. :)
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  14. Sorry, have not noticed.