|“||...Its gates were wrought of mithril and steel...||”|
–The Return of the King
Gates are blocks that can be used like doors. There are many different types of gates for many different factions, and some plain ones, like wood, iron and bronze. Gates are basically huge doors, but, unlike doors, NPCs cannot open them.
Once they have been placed on the ground, gates function exactly as doors do. When right-clicked on, they become transparent, and can be walked through. When right clicked on again, they become opaque, and cannot be passed through.
Gates, like doors, can also be opened when a redstone signal is applied to them. However, gates are different than doors in one large way. They are placed as one block, and can be expanded upon to create massive doors. There is no known limit to how large a gate can be, however a gate will only open in a 16 block radius from where you click on it or where a redstone signal is applied.
A gate cannot be opened when holding any kind of gate block, or any type of ranged weapons. This is nice for building large gates in precarious places. Also, gates of any kind (see below) will mesh with each other to become one large gate, instead of two small ones.
One block gates can be used as arrow slits/doors. Placing gates from above results in trapdoors useful for murder holes and traps.
Types and CraftingEdit
There are 20 different types of gates (if you count the Hobbit gates as one), shown in the chart below. The images show a 3x2 blocks sample. To craft a gate, you always need gate gears in the centre and 8 other items around it of various material as shown in the list:
|Gate Crafting Recipes|
|light brown filling|
|coloured wood filling|