1.3.6 Preview: Block Swap

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

  1. Uniquepotatoes

    Uniquepotatoes Terrarian

    And this is one of them, the one leinfors uses as seen in the gif
     
  2. creeeeeeeepers

    creeeeeeeepers Terrarian

    It's like the Grand Design. I've stopped playing console for now because I need it. When this launches, I'll stop playing it again. Must swap blocks!
     
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  3. If this is just a small part of the patch that's exciting! Can't wait.
     
  4. Xman101

    Xman101 Cultist

    Did someone say I can swap out my ugly wood boxes for ugly stone boxes?

    Heck yes.

    In all seriousness though, this actually might get me interested in building again. I've been dabbling with bits here and there, but THIS. This will make my life so much easier in the "I really want to replace blocks under those chests, but I can't be bothered to empty it out for two blocks" department.
     
  5. Xylia

    Xylia Terrarian

    Could this also be applied to other placeables, such as chairs, tables, light fixtures, etc? Or no?

    Just curious. The feature the way it is described is fine as-is, but that would be even more awesome if you could swap any placeable for another placeable as long as it's the same size? Dunno.

    But anyways, awesome!

    I wonder, are we closer to have an equip slot for a pickaxe maybe? lol. One less thing in my inventory would be awesome.

    One of the first things I do early-game is replace all surface stone with dirt, so... right from the very beginning of the game, this will change things all the way through to the end. Awesome.

    EDIT: Since we now have the tech to swap blocks without disrupting furniture, could we do the same for background walls (at least, if the existing one was player-placed)? Right now, if you swap a background wall, you are actually hammering out the existing wall first, and THEN placing your new wall which will uproot paintings, torches, etc.
     
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  6. Creeper da Snek

    Creeper da Snek Plantera

    I think it does; Given that you can replace chests, I’d assume you can also replace furniture.
     
  7. Enroke

    Enroke Plantera

    Cool!!!!! Nice idea
     
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  8. Kiddles

    Kiddles The Destroyer

    Thank you for this! Can't wait to see what else 1.3.6 holds for us!
     
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  9. drasuzumebachi

    drasuzumebachi Terrarian

    This is a amazing feature my only problem is I now use mods and sadly modded Terraria is at 1.3.5.2 while vanilla is at 1.3.5.3 so needless to say I can't forsee mods updating to 1.3.6 at the same time as vanilla
     
  10. Sigma90

    Sigma90 Brain of Cthulhu

    Very nice, and much appreciated! This nicely complements the existing swap functionality for walls. No more dirt markers getting in the way! No more forgetting where the markers were because I removed them and couldn't remember where they were placed. :)

    Does this affect world generated blocks, or only player-placed blocks?
     
  11. Xylia

    Xylia Terrarian

    Considering the animated pic shows the player replacing stone and ore with dirt, it looks like this works on all blocks provided you have a good enough pickaxe on you.
     
  12. Sigma90

    Sigma90 Brain of Cthulhu

    Quite likely, but would be nice to know for sure!
     
  13. Xylia

    Xylia Terrarian

    Well, that and they specified the pickaxe rule, and I'm pretty sure that even player-placed lihzarhd blocks don't require higher pickaxes?

    It seems to me that they specified the pickaxe rule so that players don't go rushing off with stacks of dirt to get obsidian, demonite, fossils, etc early.
     
  14. Sigma90

    Sigma90 Brain of Cthulhu

    Or to break into the Corruption/Crimson, Dungeon or Lihzahrd Temple early.

    I ask about if they replace world-generated blocks because (if memory serves correctly), wall swapping doesn't work in the middle of naturally generated walls. You have to go to the edge of the wall, to empty space, and work your way in. But player-placed walls can be replaced anywhere. Curious if there are any restrictions on block swapping as well (aside from pickaxe power).
     
  15. Xylia

    Xylia Terrarian

    From the animated gif, it looks like the only restriction is your reach radius. You can clearly see that they are replacing some of the ore and stone that isn't touching air.
     
  16. Loumonos Gate

    Loumonos Gate Steampunker

    What is up with the grass moving
     
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  17. Lamb₭night

    Lamb₭night Terrarian

    Oooooooooooo. I’m gettin pumped for 1.3.6!
     
  18. Nakano15

    Nakano15 Official Terrarian

    Oh, now I saw that. Then pickaxes are still useful.
     
  19. Xylia

    Xylia Terrarian

    Looks like they went the WoW route that when your character moves through foilage, it brushes aside as you move through it.
     
  20. temery2383

    temery2383 Skeletron Prime

    Sweet! This will make things a lot easier! Who needs to wait for better materials before building when you can make it with a scaffolding block and replace it later?

    When I first saw the gif, I was actually wondering about how it would work with unmineable blocks. Glad I kept reading lol.