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Is glowstone supposed to melt ice?

#1MikeyM1979Posted 6/2/2011 12:04:22 PM
I'm using MC 1.5.01.

I placed a glow stone near an ice wall I made, within my house (made of ice and snow), and the damn thing melted what must have been half the wall and my home was flooded lol. Does a glow stone have heat properties to it or something? I know torches melt ice blocks and such, but glow stone? o_O
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#2Spectre1626Posted 6/2/2011 12:08:59 PM
i think ice melting may be tied to light levels
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#3galla553Posted 6/2/2011 12:10:03 PM
I think ice melts because of...light.

Yeah. If the light level from blocks like torches, glowstone or pumpkins is too high, the ice melts.

No I have no idea why it's coded like that.
#4A_Soggy_RatPosted 6/3/2011 1:02:22 PM
Light = Heat.

Put your hand next to a lightbulb or something that generates light irl and you'll see that. (I don't advise naked flames).

Minecraft isn't realistic, but it is in this sense.
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#5Chttrbox88Posted 6/3/2011 1:07:19 PM
DD2005 posted...
Light = Heat.

Put your hand next to a lightbulb or something that generates light irl and you'll see that. (I don't advise naked flames).

Minecraft isn't realistic, but it is in this sense.


. . . no. light is not heat. Things that generate light often generate heat, however they are two different types of energy. Glowstone is either a naturally florescent mineral (not producing heat) or is somehow able to maintain a constant chemical reaction (thus producing heat, but being unrealistic)

Either way it is not realistic in this sense
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#6galla553Posted 6/3/2011 1:15:55 PM(edited)
Heat in that case is wasted energy. Glowstone is magic. You'd expect magic to be more energy efficient wouldn't you? (I'm assuming on the magic, I mean, it's found in hell. Pretty magical.)

And then there's things like bioluminescence. If there was a mod that made glowing moss block. (for example) it wouldn't make sense for that to melt ice at all, but according to in-game physics it would.
#7AlkVelronPosted 6/3/2011 1:35:36 PM
Light doesn't directly equal heat guys....
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#8KutKuSlayerPosted 6/3/2011 1:39:36 PM
yeah, light doesn't equal heat.
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#9arahman56Posted 6/3/2011 2:10:48 PM

From: KutKuSlayer | Posted: 6/3/2011 4:39:36 PM | #008
yeah, light doesn't equal heat.


From: AlkVelron | Posted: 6/3/2011 4:35:36 PM | #007
Light doesn't directly equal heat guys....


In Minecraft, it does.

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#10galla553Posted 6/3/2011 2:17:33 PM
That's exactly what is being said. Only one guy said light = heat.

But in minecraft physics whether ice melts or not is based purely on whether there is light of a certain brightness next to it. (although not sunlight). Which means you could leave Ice in the desert for hours and nothing. Put it in a snow biome next to glowstone and it melts.