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Sprites Buoyant Glowsticks: The ultimate tool for fishing at night

Discussion in 'Items' started by GoldM, Jun 25, 2017.


Do you support this idea?

  1. Yes

  2. Yes, but I'd like a few changes

  3. Maybe, depends

  4. It needs changes before I can support it

  5. No

  1. GoldM

    GoldM Golem

    Do you need to fish in the dark? Can't see your bobber? Well, say hello to the​

    Buoyant Glowstick.png Buoyant Glowstick! Buoyant Glowstick.png
    33% chance as a reward from the Angler, in stacks of 15-30.
    Simply throw these on the water and they'll float, giving off light so you can see your bobber!

    If thrown underwater, the glowstick will float upwards until it reaches the surface.
    Will also float in honey and lava, however lava gives off it's own light so it's not nessesary in that instance.
    Will despawn after 5 minutes, with a 33% chance to be recoverable.

    If SnailsAttack's suggestion is added..
    Red Jellyfish would spawn uncommonly on the surface of the ocean (about as common as a purple slime) and would drop 4-7 Buoyant Glowsticks and 1-2 Red Jelly.

    [​IMG] Buoyant Glowstick x5
    [​IMG] Red Jelly
    [​IMG] Glowstick x5

    [​IMG] Bouyant Grenade x3
    [​IMG] Red Jelly
    [​IMG] Grenade x3

    [​IMG] Buoyant Bomb x2
    [​IMG] Red Jelly
    [​IMG] Bomb x2

    [​IMG] Buoyant Dynamite
    [​IMG] Red Jelly
    [​IMG] Dynamite

    [​IMG] Buoyancy Potion (Sprite by @SnailsAttack)
    Hold W to float in liquids, hold S to sink faster.
    [​IMG] Bottled Water
    [​IMG] Red Jelly
    [​IMG] Moonglow
    [​IMG] Fireblossom

    What do you think?

    Now includes support banner!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
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  2. amenyoussef

    amenyoussef Skeletron Prime

    Torches and light pets are a thing , but if this is a liquid floating glowstick , i support
  3. GoldM

    GoldM Golem

    Light pets don't work very well when your bobber is away from you (which it presumably would be), same goes for torches unless you are underground
  4. GoldM

    GoldM Golem

    Now includes support banner!
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  5. tacticturtle123

    tacticturtle123 Steampunker

    I like it!
    that.. that's it.
    I like it.
    it's a very simple concept but apparantly it has never been done before
    so yes
    I like it.
    I like it a lot.
    well not a lot
    but I like it
    more than like
    but less than a lot
    I like it.
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  6. ShenX

    ShenX Terrarian

    This will be very useful for fishing or other water related activities.

    1. Can you pick them up again?
    2. Will they despawn after a certain time period?
  7. GoldM

    GoldM Golem

    They would despawn after the same amount of time that a glowstick would, with a 33% chance of dropping as an item.

    Thread has been updated.
  8. Almighty bobbit worm

    Almighty bobbit worm Skeletron Prime

    Seems like a nice idea
  9. Evilgrapez

    Evilgrapez Retinazer

    Why isn't this in the game already? This is great!
  10. FrozenToothpaste

    FrozenToothpaste Skeletron Prime

    Support. I mean, why not?!
  11. Olivempa

    Olivempa Terrarian

    Maybe call it "floating"?

    English is foreign language for many Terraria players (and I'm among them) and generaly "floating" word is used more frequently and has much higher chance to be already familiar to a player. Personally, I checked dictionary exclusively for "buoyant" and I'm not sure I can spell it correctly once more (and how do you pronounce it, it's weird! :confused:)
  12. YourLocalTerrarian

    YourLocalTerrarian Terrarian

    Or just make bouncy glow sticks float.
  13. Orion_Bright

    Orion_Bright Retinazer

    Buoyant is widely used if not just as much as the word floating. It's not my place to tell you this but IMO I think if you are on mainly English forums and a mostly English game you can't make other people adjust their language to fit yours
  14. Reepicheep

    Reepicheep The Destroyer

    As of the 1.3.5 update (for PC anyways) Terraria comes in a number of languages, so it would most likely be translated. As for the other versions, I'd assume they'll get there some day, unless they have translations already.... Also 'floating' doesn't work as well as 'buoyant', seeing as 'floating' means in the act of floating and 'buoyant' means to have the ability to float.
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  15. Monty Pig

    Monty Pig Terrarian

    why the heck isnt this in the game already?! Support!
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  16. akrobeau

    akrobeau Skeletron Prime

    but floating would make it seem as if it could float in air.

    1. 1.
      able or apt to stay afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas.
      synonyms: able to float, floating, floatable
      "a buoyant substance"
    2. 2.
      cheerful and optimistic.
      "the conference ended with the party in a buoyant mood"
      synonyms: cheerful, cheery, happy, lighthearted, carefree, bright, merry, joyful, bubbly, bouncy, sunny, jolly;
      lively, jaunty, high-spirited, perky;
      optimistic, confident, positive;
      informalpeppy, upbeat
      "a buoyant mood"


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  17. TheWorfer27

    TheWorfer27 Retinazer

    How about a light potion (makes weapons/tools provide light, like a magma stone)
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  18. blazeykat

    blazeykat Skeletron Prime

    Yes please. As a fishercat, I approve since the dark is annoying
  19. leechheart

    leechheart Skeletron Prime

    Nice! I really like this. It would be nice if you could buy them from the Merchant if you had them in your inventory as well!

    However, all of the other stuff is, well, completely useless.
    Having Buoyant Bombs and Dynamite would be the most useless items in the game, because it wouldn't destroy anything. I would say remove all of the other Buoyant items, but keep the Glowsticks.
    --- Double Post Merged, Feb 18, 2018, Original Post Date: Feb 18, 2018 ---
    Also how do I add the support banner to my signature
  20. akrobeau

    akrobeau Skeletron Prime

    You see the hogndog at the top-right at the screen? Well, click that, and then click Signature.