i have been thinking about an new type of generator after reading about the "lightning rod" (please dont shoot me)
this Generator i have in mind is much like solar pannels - water mills - wind mills. but has NOTHING to do with lightning, only something else which occurs in life... magnetism, yes you heard it right. magnetism.
i can already hear the crits, but an generator is based on magnetism, every generator is. i say, true. but (olmost) every generator needs to have an suply of power to let it do its magic right? wel, thats where my idea starts. what about an generator which is purely based on magnetism? nothing else but pure magnetism.
wel, what is this generator suposed to do? verry simple, it wil harvest the magnetic field lines which also guide things like an compass. but then much more advanced, it wil turn these fields into an moderate amount of EU, maybe 50k of eu an day, tops at peak efficiency.
and now i hear ow, is there efficiency in these generators? yes there is, when placed the generator wil take an area of 9-9-9 (regardles of any blocks inside) and starts generating power. if there is ANOTHER of these generators in this area, the fields they use to generate power wil overlap, and use the same spot with the same magnetic power. if this should hapen, those bloks that overlap wil cut efficiency down (i am talking about the overlaped blocks) by 70% for BOTH generators. (simply to balance it, maybe less should apply.)
its logical isnt it? magnetism is all arround us in daily life, as it is in minecraft (emiting from the spawn location (compass))
so what about the recipe's required? are they expensive or mediocore? wel, i thought about these recipe's (yes multiple compononts)
: gold ignots
: advanced circ (couldnt find icon)
and the others are what they represent.
this recipe would become an block of which name i am not quite sure, but is an component in the final product. was thinking about "Magnetism harvester"
the final generator would be like this,
: gold ignots
: standard generator
: refined iron
: advanced alloy
: your "harvest" block
: energy crystal (charged)
i do not know if this suggestion wil make it into coding, but i sure do hope so.
why did i make this request? wel quite simple, there are wind turbines...water mils....solar pannels... these all use an natural occuring thing to generate their power,
sollar : uses sunshine (doh)
water : uses water blocks (double doh)
wind : uses the wind itself (triple doh)
these are all natural things, easily harvested. easy acces (exept for max height wind mills)
so why not use the pure magnetic power of the minecraft world?
hoping this gets some good feedback i can word with to improve the overall concept, please if you read this REPLY! any reply will do, (be aware that pointles repliers will be shot)