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Block of Coal[edit]

According to the latest snapshot, block of coal does exist --69.145.230.44 16:53, 2 May 2013 (UTC)Josh

it does exist now because they added it in but was previously only found in the april fools day minecraft

94.214.135.32 16:59, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Hopper?[edit]

The snapshot includes an image of a block of coal over a hopper over a furnace. Anybody try setting this up to see if it does anything? I thought it might just be a gag - or maybe he's just showing some of the new features (although why the furnace?). --71.230.125.76 18:05, 2 May 2013 (UTC) (Kahless61)

Furnace? Because Block of Coal can be used as a fuel. --mgr 18:19, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
That makes sense. So basically he's telling us "put the block in a furnace". --71.230.125.76 20:02, 2 May 2013 (UTC) (Kahless61)

Wasting coal when smelting coal block?[edit]

One coal can smelt 8 items, coal block can smelt 64 items, but it's crafted using 9 coals. But using 9 coal gives us 72 smelted items (theoretically). What's wrong? 176.108.3.131 19:40, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

One coal block can smelt 72 items, not 64. --GreenStone(cont) 19:42, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I've included a note about stack size in the furnace on the page now. Since you can only stick 64 items in at a time, not 72, that's probably where the confusion came from. If you restock it, however (and clear out the output before it fills up), you can use the last 8 smelts. If there's any delay between when it finishes the first stack and when you add more items, it only smelts 7 (or fewer) additional items (71). Anyway, you get the point. --71.230.125.76 20:12, 2 May 2013 (UTC) (Kahless61)
Things to remember: Hoppers can fill stacks as they get smelted, giving 100% efficiency to fuels that smelt more than 64. Funky3000 22:30, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
[13w18c] I was able to cook 80 potatoes from one block of coal (used a hopper to feed them in). I also tried the same setup with 9 pieces of coal for fuel, and only got 72 baked potatoes out of it. --MuttJunior 08:34, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
You're right. The value was changed in 13w18c from 72 items to 80. --mgr 09:47, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Explain[edit]

Could please someone explain me what is wrong, if you write down in trivia section that coal block existed in Minecraft 2.0?86.58.59.249 17:53, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

The April Fools' joke, Minecraft 2.0, is not an actual version. It is not a part of "main Minecraft" and it is not a development version for Minecraft. It is a parody version, hence "joke" and will not be documented ANYWHERE on this wiki BUT the article it has: Minecraft 2.0. Our rules dictate that parodies, hoaxes, fake things, or anything designed to mislead visitors are not allowed on the wiki, but since Minecraft 2.0 came from Mojang, it at least gets an article, nothing else. There is a link in the "See also" section of Block of Coal to that article, but nothing more will be added. Document anything related to Minecraft 2.0 on the Minecraft 2.0 article. Kanegasi C 18:18, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Coal blocks "flammable"?[edit]

I saw an entry in the history section that said that coal blocks were 'flammable'. This doesn't quite sound right so I changed it to "Given block of coal the ability to be fuel for the furnace" but that got deleted, It just doesn't sound right to say flammable. Can someone please change this because every time I do it gets changed back. Wheresthemayo 23:06, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

You're misunderstanding the concept of that word. "Flammable" means that if you light it on fire with flint and steel, it will burn away. Other examples of flammable blocks include wood planks. If your house was built of wood planks and you make a netherrack "fireplace" right in the middle of the floor, the house will burn down. Same thing will happen if you made your house out of coal blocks. Kanegasi C 23:15, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I know what you are saying now. I thought that the user had meant that the coal block was able to be used as fuel for the furnace, but shouldn't that be in the history aswell? Wheresthemayo 23:23, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Block of coal was released with the ability to be used in a furnace. History entries only cover changes after the "added" entry. The article covers everything else relevant. Kanegasi C 23:32, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Coal Block's Texture[edit]

Earlier I was battling the Wither, and I noticed that the sides, back, and top textures look similar to that of a block of coal. Is this intended? Does this have anything to do with the Wither Skeleton being a "Coal Skeleton"? --Noa-constrictor 18:58, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Why no block of charcoal?[edit]

this has wondered me. 37.33.57.152 17:05, 22 February 2018 (UTC)