Chiseled stone bricks. Mossy cobble. Podzol.
You have all these ideas for your building projects, but the blocks are about impossible to find in survival mode due to their extreme rarity. In order to get around this, I'm unveiling today a trading project where you can provide some blocks to get others in exchange.
This new system is located in Central, inside Texassmassace's Creeper Bazaar. On the second and third floors are a series of traders that all work on the same pattern: insert items in the provided droppers, which will replaced them by the desired items. All the traders except the chiseled stone one accept multiple payments being inserted at once, making the trading operations that much faster.
The following trades are now offered:
* Why furnaces for chiseled stone bricks? They simplify the trade process by regrouping 8 cobble blocks as a single payment.
The three head traders need generic Steve heads to be provided. To make this easier, I've built next to the Bazaar a Head Neutralizer: you can insert the heads of players defeated in PvP within and obtain Steve heads, which will be accepted for trading. This is a temporary building that will most likely be improved and extended in the future.
The items provided in those traders have obviously been spawned it. To make sure that everything stays fair and we don't stray from the survival experience, the items fed to the machines to perform a trade will be destroyed. As such, no blocks are actually being created and the Law of Equivalent Exchange remains unbroken. I'll periodically refill the devices to ensure that exchanges can be done at any time.
I'm aware that the upcoming Minecraft 1.8 release will include recipes for some of these blocks. I decided to proceed anyway as some players have requested said blocks and the preparation work was already done. Besides, 1.8 is months away from us still and I didn't want to ask everyone to hold their ideas until then.
The trades offered will most likely be adjusted periodically, depending of the needs of the player base and updates to the game itself. Most notably, once we move to MC 1.8, the blocks that will be available for crafting will be retired from the traders.
My thanks go to Texassmassace, who agreed to build the trader machines and host this within his building. You can show your appreciation by visiting his shops located within the Bazaar! He has music discs, potions and more available for sale!