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1.3.6 Preview: Block Swap

Airarret

Terrarian
just wondering does it only work on player placed blocks cause it could cause issues with ebonstone/crimstone being unmineable for most of early game
Block Swap uses the mining power of the strongest Pickaxe in your inventory. Therefore, you will not be able to replace blocks that you cannot mine and it will take the same number of "swings" to replace a tile that your current pickaxe takes to mine the same block.
The only instances where it's more convenient than simply a shortcut to "remove block with pickaxe, place new block manually" is when you have stuff above the block you remove (like furniture, sand/silt/slush, liquids, etc.). Also when swapping containers.

By and large it doesn't really affect gameplay, just makes updating your base a little less tedious. It's not going to let you cheat.
 

butterflypixie

Terrarian
The only instances where it's more convenient than simply a shortcut to "remove block with pickaxe, place new block manually" is when you have stuff above the block you remove (like furniture, sand/silt/slush, liquids, etc.). Also when swapping containers.

By and large it doesn't really affect gameplay, just makes updating your base a little less tedious. It's not going to let you cheat.
okay thanks for clarifying I didn't read most of it
 

Sigma90

Brain of Cthulhu
just wondering does it only work on player placed blocks cause it could cause issues with ebonstone/crimstone being unmineable for most of early game
Block swap depends on your highest pickaxe power of the pickaxe(s) in your inventory. You won't be able to block swap ebonstone, crimstone, Dungeon Bricks and so on unless you have a pickaxe that can mine them normally.
 

butterflypixie

Terrarian
Block swap depends on your highest pickaxe power of the pickaxe(s) in your inventory. You won't be able to block swap ebonstone, crimstone, Dungeon Bricks and so on unless you have a pickaxe that can mine them normally.
ive been informed thank you for telling me anway:D
 

Kardfogu

Steampunker
Just let me replace the the regular wooden platforms my Demon Altar spawned on with Living Wood platforms - that world was generated before 1.2.4 and the Demon Altar spawned in one of my Living Trees.

Honestly replacing blocks under a Demon Altar or equivalent would be nice.
 

Airarret

Terrarian
Brings to mind a good question: will blockswap work with wands (bone, living wood, living leaf, living mahogany, etc.), or only with blocks that can be placed directly?
 

Sigma90

Brain of Cthulhu
Brings to mind a good question: will blockswap work with wands (bone, living wood, living leaf, living mahogany, etc.), or only with blocks that can be placed directly?
I would say almost definitely yes, since they are used to place blocks.
 

Gabrielismo

Pixel Privateer
This new feature, which we are calling Block Swap, allows players to replace one block with another without having to break the previous block first! Tired of the way your house looks? Now you no longer have to tear the whole house down to change it. Need to clean up those random clay and stone blocks in your yard? Just swap them all out with your block of choice - much faster than mining them all individually!
So we can swap Lihizard blocks, right? Or does the block have to be placed in the first place?
 
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