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Poles, hang those banners with style! [with sprites]

Discussion in 'Blocks & Decorations' started by MiltVala, Nov 21, 2014.


Do you want?

  1. Hell yeah! Should have been implemented a long time ago!

  2. Sure, why not.

  3. Maybe, but something's missing (please comment what)

  4. Meh

  5. Nope

  1. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera


    So, it's me again, time for my third suggestion!

    So, I like banners a lot. But it always bothered me that you had to hang them on a block. While this is cool and all, that means they look a bit out of place outside. But I want my banners outside in the field, blowing in the breeze!

    Enter poles:
    (sprites by me)

    Poles icon iron.png

    Type: Furniture
    Placeable: Yes
    Dimensions: 1x1
    Max Stack: 999
    Use Time: 14
    Tool: pickaxe

    Crafted with:

    [​IMG] /[​IMG] x1
    at a Iron/lead anvil

    Makes: Poles icon iron.png x4

    Poles icon wood.png

    Wood Poles (cuz why not?)

    Crafted with their respected wood types at a workbench. Still makes four

    Poles icon gold.png

    Golden Pole

    20-40 0.33% drop from pirates

    So what does it do? Poles count as a special type of furniture item that can be placed in a similar manner to blocks.
    Hammering them changes the way the pole looks (like platforms).

    Pole Sprites:


    Now, here's the cool part. Banners can be placed on these poles when there is a 1x3 space available beneath the selected pole. The banner would hang off the pole placed. Also works with any other hanging type furniture (lanterns).

    Here's an example:

    Poles test 2.png

    An example for what it may look like in game:

    Poles test.png

    Sweet right? This could also be used in many other ways. Intricate fencing? Decorative ladders? Antennae? You name it!

    Later, I might add flags too, because why not.

    Feel free to comment. Constructive criticism is very welcome!

    Support banner below

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  2. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble The Painter

    ...this needs to be a thing. First thing I thought of was using banners to look like towels for bathrooms!

    @Redigit pls
    Tastypastry, king40606, Rassy and 7 others like this.
  3. Pumpking

    Pumpking Headless Horseman

    This is an awesome an idea! You could do so much moar with these!

    @Redigit PLS!
  4. Wisp

    Wisp Skeletron Prime

    Damn, you genius. I'm already marching toward re-logic headquarters, wait....which way do i go?

    EDIT: oh yah, @Redigit PLS
  5. ppowersteef

    ppowersteef Paladin

    This is amazing! i can't see why this isn't in game yet
    Snickerbobble and MiltVala like this.
  6. Pumpking

    Pumpking Headless Horseman

    How about also adding the ability to hold banners up in the air? Like a Unicorn on a stick.
    DoktorDare likes this.
  7. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Why not? But this is about hanging banners. You can suggest that idea yourself ;)
    DoktorDare and Pumpking like this.
  8. stormconure

    stormconure Golem

    Yes, this is awesome! I always found it annoying that all my banners stayed in my house all the time.
    MiltVala likes this.
  9. Edge

    Edge Headless Horseman

    Cool, goes well with metallic props, I support :)
    MiltVala likes this.
  10. iDuck

    iDuck Golem


    What if there were wooden poles, and such?
    MiltVala likes this.
  11. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    I don’t see why not. Maybe I’ll add those in along with the flag idea I had earlier tommorrow. It’s really late right now :p
    iDuck likes this.
  12. DestroyerOfTheDestroyer

    DestroyerOfTheDestroyer The Destroyer

  13. Exodus Starlit

    Exodus Starlit Dungeon Spirit

    This si totally awesome!!
    Also what about other items like lanters? I am sure people could love it more.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
    MiltVala and iDuck like this.
  14. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    I may as well make this similar to a horizontal wooden beam in a sense, I’ll add more to the thread tommorrow.
  15. Dakota Spine

    Dakota Spine Headless Horseman

    This is a very nice idea! I wouldn't mind one bit seeing these in-game. And I would see myself using them as well!

    Also, if I may add something, I think it would be cool if you could climb them kind of like a monorail, going in all directions along some twisted metal track on the wall!
    Erienna Nakagai likes this.
  16. Baconfry

    Baconfry Terrarian

    I don't think I've ever seen a suggestion get this much support in only four hours!

    This is incredibly cool, and I can already tell that a lot of people will want to use it. Love it!
    Hunited, Goomy and MiltVala like this.
  17. DestroyerOfTheDestroyer

    DestroyerOfTheDestroyer The Destroyer

    It's one of those types of suggestions that is so simple, yet so versatile, that there is no way that it won't be added, unless @Redigit and @Cenx suddenly go all incompetent on us (which I doubt will happen).
    Goomy likes this.
  18. Zoomo

    Zoomo Lunatic Cultist

    There should be a wooden version aswell, but other than that total support!
    Hunited and iDuck like this.
  19. Thee Pie Man

    Thee Pie Man Official Terrarian

    @ your last statement.
    Maybe 2-3 banners can be turned into flags that are more intricate in design than the original banner while being larger?

    Love this idea in any case, banners are one of my favorite decorations and being able to use them in a more stylish way would make me even happier. Kudos to you.
    Erienna Nakagai likes this.
  20. Frain Breeze

    Frain Breeze Terrarian

    Great idea! My only suggestion is a higher stack limit for them.
    iDuck likes this.