Basic Information Edit
Vines are natural plant parts that do not grow by themselves after world generation, but are initial parts of the pre-generated Creativerse template game worlds.
Vines can also often be obtained from several types of Leafies. Vines can be climbed like ladders, placed like blocks and can be used as cushions to negate falling damage. Vines are fireproof. They are ingredients for several crafting recipes and can be made into Twines in a Processor.
How to obtain Edit
Vines can be seen hanging from Wildwood trees freely, but they can also be a part of Cragwood blocks and Wildwood blocks on tree trunks and branches where they cannot be climbed but will just look decorative.
When pointing your cursor at these wood blocks, they will be shown as being "Vines". When harvesting these wood blocks (no Power Cells are required for this), either 1 unit of Vines will be collected, or 1 unit of Vines together with 1 wood block (either Cragwood or Wildwood).
Vines can additionally often be obtained from common green Leafies, Night Twiggies and Night Leafies - either when killing and looting them or when harvesting from them after taming and feeding them. In this way, Vines are "infinite" resources too.
Giant Wildwood trees are probably the best places to collect Vines since these are hanging down from their tree tops by the dozen in the most common types of game worlds (RW5-8), and these strands of Vines are really long too.
Giant Wildwood trees can easily be spotted on the area map in the shape of white dots in emerald green jungle biomes (with dark brown cross-like clearings), since the giant trees always carry Snow on top.
Processing Vines Edit
How to use Edit
You can climb up and down on Vines much like on ladders, and you can also place Vines freely as blocks on top of each other to create natural ladders. Other than that, Vines can be placed as jumping blankets, since they will negate falling damage when landing on them.
Vines can be placed for climbing vertically. It is very easy to place pieces of Vines as ladders on top of each other while climbing upwards without requiring any blocks as a scaffold. However placing Vines beneath the one the player character is standing on is extremely difficult, if not completely impossible.
Even if you rotate Vines upside down and connect them, they will keep on working as a ladder like normally. Vines can also be placed sideways and can still be used for climbing this way. They can be combined with Ice Vines that are part of the Frost Bundle and can only be made from a Store-exclusive crafting recipe.
You can climb Vines as a ladder even if you leave free spaces the size of one block in between the Vines, but it's advisable to start with two pieces of Vines stacked on top of each other at the lower base of the ladder, otherwise it will be difficult to start climbing bottom-up.
It is easy to fall from a ladder made from Vines by passing through it if it's not placed against solid blocks, or by taking a step too far sideways; so it is advisable to take care while climbing.
Different from actual ladders, Vines will not give player characters a little push forward on their top side and such cannot be used for the creation of roller coasters. Sometimes Vines can even make player characters jump rather high inadvertently.
You can rotate Vines fully into all directions by holding R (as the default key) while holding and moving the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at a rotated item, then all items of the same stack will be placed facing the same direction.
Unfortunately you cannot attach Vines "flatly" onto blocks like they stick to Cragwood and Wildwood before being harvested. So you cannot use them as decorations on Stone Blocks nor to make Wood blocks look like "naturally" Vine-covered trees.
When jumping on a ladder made of Vines or landing on them while flying, the player character will "stick" to the ladder and will not take falling damage if they aim well. Because of this, Vines can be used to negate falling damage when placed on the ground just like all liquids and Blocks of Goo.
Player characters can use Vines to make their way hand over hand along a ceiling, but this is not as easily accomplishable as with actual ladders. It will work a bit better if the Vines are placed upright instead of being laid flat against the ceiling.
Creatures cannot climb ladders made from Vines, however Vines can only be used as a substitute for Fences if you stack at least 3 pieces of it together, because Creatures can still simply walk over one unit of Vines or can jump onto two ladder units made of Vines placed on top of each other just like on any kind of cubic block.
Since Creatures can just walk across the upper end of ladders made from Vines, they can also use them as "bridges" to cross small gaps as well if ladders are placed between two blocks.
Standing on a ladder made from Vines does not make a player character invulnerable, even though aggressive Creatures usually ignore player characters who are on a ladder and out of their reach. Many aggressive Creatures will stop hunting the player character as soon as s/he steps up or down a ladder and will then retreat a little. However some aggressive Creatures will follow player characters and then wait in front of the ladder, hitting at the player character as far as they can reach.
Standing on a ladder makes throwing Explosives hard to accomplish, so it usually is necessary to reach the top of the ladder to be able to throw anything accurately.
Like all crafted objects and blocks, Vines can be picked up without the need to equip any Power Cells. Of course you won't be able to pick up such objects on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, claim owner or Adventure creator. For more details please read the article about Permissions.
Other than that, Vines can also be put on display by placing them into the slots of display containers like Placemats, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Frozen Containers, Holiday Decorative Trees, Snow Buried Containers or the like.
Growing Vines Edit
When growing Cragwood-trees from Saplings in a fitting biome (mind that Grassland often does not support trees), sometimes specimen with vines will grow, especially if you had planted 2x2 Saplings or more together. This makes Vines "renewable" resources (also by "farming" them from Leafies), albeit somehow indirectly and not every time, since not every single player-grown Cragwood tree will bear Vines, and not many units anyways.
Other than that, Vines do not regrow by themselves on any type of wood or trees.
Using Vines for crafting purposes Edit
Obtaining Vines is one of the unlocking requirements for the crafting recipe for Thatched Walls in your crafting-menu,
Vines can be used for a number of crafting-recipes like for Wood Swords, the very useful Processor and Wood Chests. Crafting these will then also help with unlocking several other important crafting recipes.
Vines do not catch fire, and Wood blocks with vines on them neither. So even if the leaves and wood from a Wildwood tree will all burn down, the hanging Vines, all blocks of Wildwood with Vines on them, all Cragwood blocks with Vines on them as well as all blocks of Beeswax will still prevail floating in the air. Queen Bees and tree Flowers can burn down to nothingness nowadays though.