The plate is a type of block (and associated item) that can be found in a wide variety of structures, ranging from the Hobbit holes of the Shire, to the mead halls of Rohan, and the taverns of Dunland.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
You can also make plates yourself with two clay balls or two logs in a row to craft clay plates and wooden plates respectively. Note that in the renewed version only, the wooden plate recipe yields two plates.
Now, fire those clay plates in a furnace or forge to get stoneware plates. Repeat with the stoneware plates to get fine plates.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Once the plate has been placed on a block you can right-click it with a food item to place that item on the plate. You can stack up to 64 food items of the same food type on a single plate. Cakes and soups cannot be stacked on plates.
Right-clicking a filled plate with something else or empty handed, will feed the player one piece. If you want to take a single piece, shift-right-click the plate. If you want to take all food and the plate, break the plate (left-click).
Plates, like pebbles, can be skimmed on water for fun. They rotate when thrown.
You can also wear plates on the head like a hat, and the plate will show food you are holding in your hand on your head, as shown to the left.
Food models[edit | edit source]
In Renewed, some food items have special, 3D models when placed on a plate. These models include chicken (raw and cooked), bread, pumpkin pies, and the various soup and stew bowls.
You can use a resource pack to add special models for more items, or modify or remove the existing ones. This is done by editing the file
assets/lotr/models/item/plate_food/config.json, which contains the entries that link a particular item ID to a particular model file.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Plates can also be thrown, causing minor damage to any mob they hit, and breaking random glass or glowstone blocks that they fly through in a 5x5 corridor. Hobbits can also throw plates at you. You can auto-shoot plates by dispensers.
The achievement "Kitchen Brawler" is awarded for killing a Middle-earth NPC upon which damage has been inflicted only by thrown plates.
History[edit | edit source]
- Public Beta 2 added the first plate items, resembling the current fine and clay plates.
- Public Beta 3 made plates throwable.
- Public Beta 5 added Dispenser support for plates, allowing them to be thrown by machines as well as players.
- Public Beta 6 made plates spin when thrown.
- Public Beta 21 added the ability to stack multiple identical food items on a plate and the ability to shift-click a plate to make one items of the food pop out.
- Public Beta 27 allowed plates to be skimmed on water.
- Update 34 greatly reworked the manufacture of plates, adding wooden and stoneware variants and renaming the pre-existing plate item to a 'fine plate' which has to be 'cooked' from a stoneware plate. It also added the ability to wear plates upon the head.
- Renewed Snapshot 1.5 added models (configurable by resource pack) for some food types when placed on plates, and allowed foods in bowls to be placed on plates, as shown below.