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« on: August 08, 2013, 02:40:15 AM »
I saw labeled as something Jeb posted. This would be a very cool way of doing biomes.

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 11:03:42 AM »
Is there supposed to be something attached to this?
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 03:00:05 AM »
Pianoman has a smartphone! Yay!

Yeah. Attachments don't show up on the mobile site. Or, at least I don't know how to view them. If you look in the upper left, I think, there's a little attachment icon. I don't think it does anything though. That or my fingers are just too fat to hit it.

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 04:55:21 AM »
They don't. Or pictures, avatars, signatures, stats, none of the fun stuff.
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 09:52:02 AM »
Volcano?!

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 08:29:38 AM »
Looking around some more, it looks like the picture is from him and the labels are fan speculation.

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 06:31:13 PM »
Is this supposed to be about a new world-generation algorithm?
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 05:09:40 AM »
Yeah. He actually just posted an update on it. Sounds like a great step forward.

https://mojang.com/2013/08/minecraft-world-generator-update/

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 10:17:46 AM »
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There have been three main problems we have wanted to address:

Too large oceans
Too uneven/random biome placement
Not enough variation
Too large oceans? Booo... I like the large oceans! I love the idea of sailing somewhat endlessly. Although I do like the idea of adding more islands.
I will agree with uneven biome placement. It is much more natural to progress from taiga to grassland to swamp, to jungle, for example.
Variation... I dunno. The Minecraft world can get pretty big. I think variation wasn't too much of an issue.

It is exciting, though, and I think I'll be rejoining the server soon.
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 10:29:36 AM »
I will agree with uneven biome placement. It is much more natural to progress from taiga to grassland to swamp, to jungle, for example.

That's the part I'm most excited about. It should clean up our map a lot too. I'm pretty sure biomes change even if land generation doesn't. We can smooth out our own land formations.

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 02:08:44 PM »
I don't think a biome has ever changed once the chunk has been first created.
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 04:46:11 PM »
i'm not so sure. Wandering around the server, there will be area that are clearly forest for example, but when you hit F3 it says it's a desert biome.

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2013, 05:25:04 PM »
I've never spotted that. If so, our world is very ... special... since it's been around for many world-gen algorithm changes.
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 03:23:03 AM »
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the weather and stuff changes. It's not always noticeable because sand, grass, trees, etc.. stay the same. We have deserts with snow and arid grasslands though.

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2014, 09:24:20 PM »
Grass is very telling of the biome type.
It's shade changes depending on the biome.

Grasslands will be a pale green, swamp is a dark green, forest/field is normal green, desert grass looks very dry,  jungle is very strong deep green, savanna grass is a dark yellow-y green.

There are well over a dozen different biomes now, but not all support grass.
One i'm hopeing we find is the ice plains with spikes. extremely rare, even on newly-seeded worlds.
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/File:Ice_Plains_Spikes.png?version=49f3eab375ba68b117a4adacd75b5eb2

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Re: Biomes
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2014, 11:17:26 PM »
It seems like that biome is an approximation of the poles. It says that no trees spawn there.

I also had forgotten that the world height is now doubled from what it was when I left. 256 blocks high, right?
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Re: Biomes
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2014, 08:28:49 AM »
Something like that, yeah.