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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-147708

Putting out fires is not considered mining a block, leading to strange effects



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Minecraft 19w14b, Minecraft 1.14 Pre-Release 5, Minecraft 1.14.2 Pre-Release 1, Minecraft 1.14.2 Pre-Release 3, Minecraft 1.14.3 Pre-Release 1, Minecraft 1.14.3 Pre-Release 3, Minecraft 1.14.3 Pre-Release 4, 19w35a, 19w36a, 19w37a, 19w38b, 19w39a, 19w40a, 19w41a, 19w42a
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Confirmation Status:
      Community Consensus


      Putting out a fire and breaking blocks are both actions which remove a placed block from the world. However, putting out a fire is not actually considered a form of block breaking, which leads to some rather odd effects. For example:

      • While stat.mineBlock exists for fire (see comments of MC-36191), the action of putting out a fire will not actually increment this value at all. This can be tested simply by checking your statistics after "mining" the fire block.
      • It is possible to put out fires in Creative mode while holding a sword or trident, despite the fact that these are programmed to not break any blocks whatsoever (and fire is a block). See MC-30414.
      • Breaking most blocks displays the subtitle "Block broken", but putting out a fire displays its own subtitle "Fire extinguished". The only other block to have a unique block breaking subtitle is the turtle egg (see also MC-147246), and also anvils when used up or dropped too much, however both for different reasons. (I personally would prefer a unique translation string for each block being broken subtitle, but that's just me.)
      • There exists no loot table for the fire block, despite most other blocks having one.

      There may be other things to test out, but those are just a few.


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                Awesoman3000 Connor Steppie
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