So I watched the Desktop Tuesday on the Blacksmith, and the first thing I thought when I saw the coal ore was
“That looks like dark stone, I’d love to build with that material! But it’s probably coal, so I wouldn’t want to waste it.”
This is much the same way I feel about Minecraft’s coal blocks. I love how they look, but I’m never rich enough to build with them.
Speaking of Minecraft, does anyone remember early in the 1.8 snapshots when they added the new stone types, which generate like ore? I fell in love with the “new colors of stone” immediately. Unfortunately, they still don’t feel as feature-complete as the original stone. You cannot make stairs, slabs, or tools from them. I think part of the reason for this is they were put in so much later than the original stone.
As Stonehearth is still early into development, I hope it can side-step this pitfall. I don’t care if new stone types generate in ore-like veins in the current stone, or if different areas are dominated by one type of stone. I just want more types of stone for use as building materials, and I want them to feel just as complete.