Acid rain will be a dangerous version of rain. It will damage and slowly destroy any organic matter it comes into contact with, such as animals, trees, farms, grass blocks and players, making it nessecary to put roofs of stone or stronger materials over your farms. Acid rain will also destroy stone but at a much slower rate, if acid rain is falling on to stone after awhile it will turn it into cobblestone and if it is falling on to stone bricks after awhile it will turn them in cracked stone bricks. Obsidian will be completely unaffected by acid rain.
Due to its destructive abilities, acid rain will not happen very often, maybe 1 in 10 rain showers will be acid rain. Acid rain will be a different colour from normal rain so you can tell the difference, maybe purple or green.
Acid rain will also damage your armour with the exception of diamond armour, however the armour will give you some protection from the rain. A full suit of diamond armour will give you complete protection from acid rain.
Minecraft isn't in a nuclear warfare zombie apocalypse where you would see acid rain. The environment of Minecraft isn't necessarily polluted, but if they added a wasteland biome then I would support this as an idea for when it rains there.
The weather griefing the world? That's always a terrible idea. Also keep in mind that acid rain is a result of major global pollution, so it shouldn't happen at the beginning of the world like you're suggesting. There's also the issue of performance, because the game would need to keep track of how long every block being rained on has until it breaks.
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If you'd like to talk with me about other games, here are a few I play.
Left 4 Dead + Left 4 Dead 2
TES 3 Morrowind + TES 4 Oblivion + TES 5 Skyrim
Team Fortress 2
Come to think of it, I mainly play fighting-based games.
Trollish rain that nothing can stop? Yeah sign me up! I don't want this.
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Yeah, that guy in the avatar is me. I'm *that* strange. It happens. Sometimes people act like that. Just go with it. I can offer help with suggestions even before you post them - NOT make your suggestions - but help you with them.
Sounds literally pointless, and based off your description, a few cycles would eradicate all life from loaded parts of the map. Furthermore, it would probably cause many performance issues due to all the block updates that would need to take place.
Block griefing should only happen when any of these are satisfied:
- The player intends for the griefing to happen (Digging, Building, TNT or Pistons that the player has placed, etc.)
- The player makes a mistake. (Creepers, TNT misplacement)
- The damage is contained or minimized. (Lightning, Ghasts, Ender Dragon griefing, Villager crop farming, etc.)
Other than these, any other block griefing is just a way of trolling the player and being annoying. Believe it or not, there are some people that don't want their builds to get wrecked by random, uncontrollable events.
Now, if this was contained in a certain biome or dimension, like what DogeMaster10 suggested, then it would at least satisfy one requirement. (The damage being contained or minimized, in this case, contained.) Personally, I think this would be great as a biome in the Nether, where the ceiling is replaced with sulfur clouds that can rain acid on occasion. (Or more technically, the sulfur clouds would replace the bedrock and netherrack ceiling of the nether within that biome, and when it rains in the Nether, the rain can soak through sulfur clouds.)
Before people ask, I specifically decided "sulfur clouds" because of the real acid (specifically sulfuric acid) rain that may exist on Venus.
I get offtopic a lot, be warned. I also often mention a Minecraft clone called Minetest. The clone is nowhere near playable with it's default game in my opinion, but it's at least the start of a good open-source voxel rendering engine, and maybe one day it might be decently playable.
It's a cool idea, but I think it would be pretty annoying to build something and constantly have to repair it. Maybe if there was like an Extreme Version of Minecraft that could be added. There's already Lighting and that is probably enough for normal Minecraft. Even if you could get protection with Diamond Armor and strong roofs for your buildings, off the begging when starting a world, it won't be easy to get a full diamond set.
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have fun spawning in a world, first rainstorm is acid rain.
Every piece of grass dies, so you can't get seeds. Every animal gets murdered and doesn't respawn, and all trees lose their leaves so you can't regrow them using saplings.
All of this without the player having any control over it.