I was toying around with different seeds, looking for one that would make itself my new legit survival world. I had no idea where to start, so as a seed, I inserted a quote from the movie Spies Like Us.
The seed was "wontyougentlemenhaveapepsi" (without the quotes, of course). I was surprised at the result. (NOTE: This was done in Minecraft 1.0 with the 11w47 patch. However, this seed worked with 1.8, albeit with a different spawn point.)
You spawn in a swamp biome near a desert. The glowstone tower is on the exact tile you spawn on.
Visible in that picture is a small surface ravine.
Next to the ravine is a river, with an NPC village in the distance.
The village itself is actually pretty respectable in size.
Here is where things get interesting. Right outside the village is a surface dungeon that spawns zombies!
Here it is cleared out. As you can see, it leads to a cave.
The next dungeon is somewhat hard to find. You need to look up when you're in the cave. Oh, and it spawns skeletons.
Another dungeon that you will encounter. This one spawns spiders.
Finally, the hardest one to find. It is located behind a wall of gravel. Here is a picture of said wall, with the debug menu up to show the coordinates. (Also, you can see the seed in numbered format) Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the dungeon, but please take my word that it spawns zombies.
Here is the wall cleared out.
Eventually, after exploring the cave, you will come up to a steep incline.
That incline leads to another entrance to the cave.
And the kicker? That hole is within viewing distance of your spawn point!
I only explored this small part of the map, so I don't know what lies beyond. Either way, I hope this post is informative, and that you will have as much fun discovering this seed as I did!
Nice seed, I think I'm gonna do a "Let's PLay!" of this seed for my survival map. Your name will be included in credits and mentioned IN the video as well, "cuz this map knocks the sh*t out glacier" in the words of my friend whom I sent this link. lol ;D