Nerf diamond armor by changing it from full diamond to 1/2 diamond (diamond helmet & chest plate and iron leggings & boots) or 3/4 diamond (diamond helmet, leggings, & boots with iron chest plate [unenchanted])
I play a lot of treasure wars, and I know how to win very easily. Rush middle, get emeralds, buy diamond armor, tank your way through all your opponents, ignore all the hate they’re giving you in the chat (ex: “you just won because you have diamond armor.” “1v1 me kid ur trash.”), and make your opponent’s life miserable. Suffice to say, I am a good person.
When I first started playing on the Hive, I sucked at Minecraft and thought the only way to win was to get lucky, so I mainly used this idiotic strategy. But I have been playing a whole lot more Minecraft instead of social interaction (because ya know, the world is in shambles). And as I played more, got better, and destroyed all my friends when they asked me to help them with PvP practice so they can get better, I began to reevaluate my strategy for winning in treasure wars.
Now what I do is go to mid, get diamond armor, and buy iron armor and wear the diamond chest plate over the iron armor. Now I look even MORE intimidating. However, other people don’t do this and, even though I combo the other players with full diamond armor into complete oblivion, 9 times out of 10 they demolish me. And then they say “ez” in the chat.
So, I shall release all my hate for full diamonds here:
I HATE FULL DIAMONDS ARAHAHAAHA
I’m not a very hateful person as you may see.
So I thought of ways to destroy what I once was. My first idea was to increase the number of emeralds it costs to purchase full diamond armor, but then I realized if one person had full diamond already, it would be much harder to fight back, for it would be harder to get diamond armor.
Then I thought of recommending capping the limit on emeralds to like 2-3, but the same problem. Harder to get diamond armor to fight back against a full diamond.
This next part is all according to the Minecraft Wiki: https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Armor
And me using a diamond chest plate on iron armor led me to the following idea. And it would be a pretty good nerf as well.
Full diamond armor reduces all damage taken by 80%, while full iron armor reduces it by 65%. It may not seem like a lot, but in-game it is. Going back to the beginning, making the diamond armor only give 1/2 (chest & helm are diamond, rest iron) would make the total damage reduction 72%, which is very good in terms of PvP. My second idea, making diamond armor only gives 3/4 (chest plate iron) diamond armor, would also yield the same result, 72% damage reduction.
My math may be wrong it’s 9 pm and I am sleep deprived.
Personally, I think the full diamond with an iron chest plate would be better because of the intimidation strategy, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯.
And yeah. That’s all. Alright. Gbye.
edit: this would make it more skill-based. Apparently, you did it in the past and people didn’t like it, but skill should be greater than tanking SOOOOOOO
edit once more i hate emojis
edit the third: someone said in the replies that there is nothing to stop people from equipping an enchanted iron chest plate you get from buying iron armor over the unenchanted iron in my second idea at the very beginning, but it still is a nerf. An iron chest plate provides 24% damage reduction, and diamond armor reduces damage by 32%. If you give iron armor protection one, (according to the Minecraft wiki) it would provide 28% damage reduction, so I guess there’s nothing to prevent it, but still, it’s a nerf. Most people think that protection 1 iron armor is as good as diamond, but not for the chest plate. You learn something new every day.
And if it means that much, then I’d recommend if this was added they make it so instead of 28 diamonds it would be 20 again.