So what would people think about a mod that adds a chest piece or item that would deploy blocks or even better pipes at eye level, but behind the player. This would allow players to dig straight lines and lay cabling down easily at one time.
Literally anything in the game could be given an inventory, even things which don't exist in the world can be given an inventory (baubles is a good example of this). All you need is somewhere to store the data, which can be an item, a "fake" entity, or even the world itself. That being said, I don't think I have ever seen something like this done before. If you have no plans to code this mod yourself, perhaps we could work together on it. If you would like to, send me a PM on the forums, or message me on Esper.net, I use the same screen name on both sites.I'd want it to have its own inventory, can armour pieces ha e inventories?
The issue with that would be making sure the player is wearing the armor. There is an existing method in ItemArmor which behaves like this method, however it's only triggered when the item is worn as armor.Or override Item.onUpdate(ItemStack i, World w, Entity e, int a, boolean b) instead of doing all the checking