1.3.6 Preview: Block Swap

Discussion in 'PC - Re-Logic' started by Safeman, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Nakano15

    Nakano15 Official Terrarian

    I already saw an exploit, If you use the block swap on ore blocks, It will potentially render pickaxes as useless.
    Anyway, It's about time block swap came, It is a very welcome feature, but better unallow ore blocks from
    being swapped.
  2. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble Ice Queen

    But it requires that pickaxe to be in inventory, plus you won't have that protective overswing that a pickaxe provides.

    And in the case of molten pickaxe or fire imbuements, no light either.
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  3. Leinfors

    Leinfors Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic

    Check out this from the very post you quoted;

    To say nothing of the fact that you still need to dig through areas as well, and you will usually need a pickaxe for that, or at least bombs. What if you need to actually dig THROUGH the ore vein to get the the other end of the ore? :)
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  4. Levi the Shader

    Levi the Shader Plantera

    If one doesn't have a pickaxe in the inventory, it will not able to use Block Swamp?
  5. Leinfors

    Leinfors Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic

    That is correct.
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  6. FlyKip

    FlyKip Retinazer

    Wow. This is just amazing!
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  7. Techdude594

    Techdude594 Skeletron Prime

    This is really nice! This update seems to be focused on optimizations and QoL changes, which is really nice! It seems this update is drawing closer now, so many spoilers as of late!
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  8. samufinland

    samufinland Terrarian

    Alright, since I have a habit of overthinking absolutely everything and my curiosity is endless, I'll ask a couple more questions(sorry)

    -If you manage increase the range of block swapping to be longer than item pickup range, will the swapped block just stay inside the new block as an item or will it still gravitate towards you?
    -This can be toggled off, right? Well, it most probably can, as you seem to add an option to turn off most of the features you add
    -will you be able to swap platforms or other things like that?
    -can you replace blocks with blocks you can pass through, like wood beams, inactive wired stone blocks(whatever they were called) or living flames?
    -Can this be used to cheese Hellstone mining(aka no lava will ever harm you because you just immediately replace the Hellstone with some dirt or something)
    -if you can replace anything with dirt, wouldn't that make the Dirt Rod OP(joke question)

    Okay, since I got more idea while thinking of questions, I'll add some uses for this feature I think I'll try
    -Creating ceilings and floors to mines with half the effort
    -preventing sand from falling on you while mining through sand, just replace the sand ceiling with some blocks before mining below them
    -playing around with Midas' Touch(turning things into gold [bricks])
    -Changing the theme of a house without interrupting the NPC living inside
    -reverting corruption, block by block
    -easy biome changing in farms
    -attempting to turn a biome chest into a regular chest
    -Upgrading my chest room, if only visually
    -turning the Biome chests into trashcans
    -turning an entire floating island into sand and watching what shape it forms into when the sand falls
    -safer Meteor mining
    -replacing the blocks beneath the local Demon Altar to not be dirt and stone
  9. Leinfors

    Leinfors Quality Assurance Staff Member Moderator Re-Logic

    Probably getting too in-depth at this point, you'll just have to wait for the update. :)
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  10. Tunnel King

    Tunnel King Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    This might be what I look forward to most of all, because I'm weird that way.
  11. Bezixx

    Bezixx The Destroyer

    War... war has changed.
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  12. Creeper da Snek

    Creeper da Snek Plantera

    Y e s
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  13. M4trix

    M4trix Skeletron

    Some really awesome stuff here! you did the great work.
    Btw, what if i try to replace hellstone ore? will the lava spawn and prevent block swapping or not?
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  14. AdipemDragon

    AdipemDragon Steampunker

    Ok WOW, everyone's losing their minds over the block swap mechanic, as expected, but???? I just noticed that hair will now animate and honestly? I can't wait.
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  15. Uniquepotatoes

    Uniquepotatoes Terrarian

    this is neat, i wonder how many bugs this will bring tho
  16. matarael

    matarael Terrarian

    So many of us really wished for that kind of feature when destroying/rebuilding houses and stuff, and you guys make it happen :D. Terraria is an awesome game, but what is trully amazing is the fact that the team behind this game keep polishing/upgrading it with such dedication and quality. You are the best!
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  17. Uniquepotatoes

    Uniquepotatoes Terrarian

    More specifically, blocks. (;
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  18. FruIT 2

    FruIT 2 Terrarian

    Block Swap this is of course cool, but to renew the interest of players you must add at least 1000 new items..
  19. Dan Yami

    Dan Yami Skeletron Prime

    There's already a few animated hairstyles
  20. Thunderbolt33

    Thunderbolt33 Spazmatism

    I can imagine getting annoyed by turning all my chests into boreal wood chests and the name still being "Chest" but that's probably better than chests being renamed to the new chest's default..

    Also, if I'm not mistaken, that grass moved when walked past, didn't it?