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Beacon system

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 08:07
by Griffen
Note:Im not shure if this has been asked before,but I wanted to put this out there anyway.

The idea behind the beacon system is for quick transportation between point A and B. The system has two parts. The Beacon and the Home. You can plat the Home only once ant then set the beacon as many times as you want. By moving into the Home,you are teleported to the Beacon, and vica verca.
So what do you think,minetest community?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 09:20
by Archerexes
so if this gets put in to a mod i think it would be a great idea but if you play minetest legit the crafting recipe might have to be a bit expensive lol but seem like a nice idea.

[not sure about the home block thingy , because if you could only set it once you wouldn't be able to pick it back up and grievers would use that, that's if the 'home' and 'beacon' are blocks ]

I think rather than just 1 home set and a beacon you could set multiple beacons, for example :
You should place blocks down as the beacon and when you right click on the beacon you will have the choice of teleporting to any other beacon placed on the map.

you should also need to craft the beacons.

here's what I think the crafting recipe should look like :
X 0 X to produce 2 beacon blocks
X X X

[x = iron block]
[o = mese]

I thought it would be better if they were blocks (home / beacon things) but if you think it should not be a block like when you set a position in world edit say so :P

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:33
by Griffen
Yeah,I thought of that,the beacon teleportation thing,but I figured I had a better chance if it was simple XD.
As far as recapie:
0X0
X0X
X=Stone
0=Mece

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:39
by Jordach
Griffen if you want this for latest 0.4 dev: you are out of luck, Celeron removed mese from the landgen.

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:43
by Griffen
Hmm...
Home:
OOO
OVO
OOO
V=Coal
O=glass
Beacon:
VOV
OVO
VOV
Same as Home
This sound better?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:50
by Jordach
Much better than relying on and old ore.

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 15:07
by Melkor
Archerexes, please don't comment about advertisement, report them

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 03:15
by InfinityProject
Give commands for mese always work... also Jordach, love your new signature.

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:58
by wokste
I have seen a mod, (for a similar and famous game) of home and teleport blocks.

You could set your home by clicking on the (relatively cheap) home block.
If you click on the (expensive) teleport block, you are teleported to your home.

All in all, I think the system was balanced. (1 directional)

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 13:13
by Archerexes
People there is already a home mod , or do you just want teleporting home to be a challenge or like my post above to create a path to many places? But with the home mod you can just type /sethome then if you get lost you type /home and you get teleproted back home