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Sunday, December 11th 2016, 3:27am

Heat-proof boat

Another crazy idea before I dash off to work, this one about as HAYO as can be.

"A high-tier boat capable of cruising in lava (and potentially other hot liquids)."

So Minecraft finally fixed boats around 1.9-1.10, and they're ridiculously amazing, even in SMP - which still blows my mind, frankly. I've been faffing about with various things between a server with friends and an IC2/JEI-only pack for my own testing, and one of the things I looked at was boats. The rubber and carbon fiber boats are super-speedy (like any other boat now) - nearly indestructible, actually; I've been trying to break them without much success. They are not lava-proof, however, and will go up in smoke when you place them in it.

The electric boat, however... floats in it.

On the downside, it's slow. This is ameliorated somewhat by using EU on your person, but even then you're only /barely/ exceeding the speed of a normal boat - and also, if you're in lava like a crazy person, you're constantly on fire. Additionally, when you break it to retrieve it, lava will instantly destroy it, as lava tends to do to things.

If there was a way to 1) prevent heat damage/fire ticks/whatever, 2) actually retrieve it from lava somehow - maybe shift-rightclick it straight back into your inventory? and 3) ideally tweak the speed to go a little faster, I think we'd have something really amazing on our hands. Of course, it'd be expensive to craft I'm sure (iridium makes for indestructible reflectors, why not an indestructible boat?), but cruising the Nether like a boss would be completely worth it.

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Sunday, December 11th 2016, 5:49am

If there was a way to 1) prevent heat damage/fire ticks/whatever

Hazmat Suit can already do that. :D (presuming you're referring to fire damage from the lava to the player, rather than to the boat here)

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Monday, December 12th 2016, 1:47am

Getting ready for work once again...
If there was a way to 1) prevent heat damage/fire ticks/whatever

Hazmat Suit can already do that. :D (presuming you're referring to fire damage from the lava to the player, rather than to the boat here)

True enough, and so can the Q-suit for that matter (at the cost of EU admittedly if I remember right) but I guess my point is that I'd like the boat itself to have this innate property.

The issue as I see it is that at the moment, with the changes and (huge) fixes to boat behavior, the Electric Boat doesn't offer that much any more. I think it'd be awesome if it did - though in fairness, it'd still be pretty great with a simple speed increase. (It also occurred to me that heat resistance might be gained by using regular or dense obsidian plates, which currently have no use...)

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