THE NEW JUNGLE
Note: This is the SUGGESTION PAGE, there is a mod page, the link for that is here: Mod Page
Intro:Hey guys, This is a suggestion topic on how jungles can be improved upon, tweaked and turned into a interesting biome! Now, as you might know, Jeb released snapshot 12w03a a few days ago and included the following: Monsters can be spawned from spawner eggs fired from dispensers, reverted ladders back to the way they used to be (pre 1.1), vines are now climable and a new jungle biome. The other things are irelevant to this post but I thought I would post them for you people who didn't know. Anyway, the jungles consist of large trees, new bark texture, and a new leaf texture for those trees with dense undergrowth and vast canopies. But, there seems to be something missing from these great biomes, such as new blocks, items and wildlife!
Current picture of a jungle: Day: Night:
Blocks:I know you guys love them! So heres the blocks that can be found and generate in jungles:
Quicksand is not exacly a "full" block, you can sink in it like a liquid.. when you walk on quicksand you will start to sink and move considerably slow. It takes a very long time to break quicksand even with a diamond shovel. The more you move in quicksand, the faster you sink and you will actually start to float if you stop moving at all. Quicksand is a nuisance but is quite rare above ground and very rare below ground (it can happen!).
Mud is the rareish overworld soulsand. It doesn't slow you down as much as soulsand but it does slow you down and is quite easy to break. Theres really nothing else to it.
*Note that this a modified texture, NOT a modded block!*
The termite mound spawns the termite mob and are quite rare. When broken, all termites in the area will become hostile and attack the player. Not sure what it should drop, termite larva??
In comparison with dirt. *Not a modded block!*
This block is the only way that a carnivorous plant mob can spawn. When you get within 3 blocks of he block, it spawns a plant mob that will attack you (but they CAN'T move, but don't get cocky.... youl find out why later.). Every 30 seconds it spawns a new plant and can't be broken while a plant is spawned. It takes a while to break one of these blocks, and nothing can be placed on one.
MobsMy personal favorite, these will spice up your boring old jungle. Keep in mind that not all of the normal minecraft animals will spawn here: no cows, no sheep.
Credit to Daveyx0 for the picture
The caterpillar is a large bug that spawns on the ground and sometimes in trees. The caterpillar is quite slow and wont put up a fight.
Health: 5 hearts
Drop: Leaves 0-5 (suggestions?)
A large fruit bat that spawns in daylight in trees and glides through the skies, eating fruit from the trees. I have no idea what fruit thay would eat but since the only food in the game is apples for the time being, i guess they eat those.
Health: 10 hearts
The tree spider is a small spider that spawns in the daytime and becomes hostile at night, like other spiders.
Health: 5 hearts
Drop: Spider legs 0-3, string 0-2, spider eye 0-2
Damage: Half a heart
Jon (one of Mojang's members) hinted about adding monkeys to the jungles. I'm not going to put any info here because the mokeys are up to Mojang at the momment.
What it should look like:
The plant only spawns on the Plant Trap block when you get near it and cannot move. BUT, with the fact they can't move, they are immune to arrows and take extra damage from swords/axes.
Health: 10 hearts
Damage: 2 hearts (small chance to poison)
Pigs are now replaced with a boar that spawns rarely but is hostile. They are also quite fast so be warned. The boar will attack anything that gets inside its territory and will threaten them if they get too close to their territory.
Health: 8 hearts
Drop: 0-5 raw pork, 0-1 mushrooms
Damage: 1 heart
PlantsOnly a couple at the momment but i will add more as i go.
The thornbush spawns like tall grass but alot rarer. The're effectively like a cactus but cant be harvested and only grow 1 block high. (also doesn't need space)
A small tree that when right clicked, gives you some coco beans! This will healp if you easily want to find brown dye without all that effort! They can be harvested and the coco grows back but very slowly. They are rare though.
A list of all the items:
Fruit bat meat??
Spider webs can now grow on trees in jungles.
The jungles water colour is changed to a green.
Thanks to shadow1997, we know have a support banner! ninja8077 is also working on another if this one doesn't suit your fancy. Just copy paste in your signiture:
Well thats it for now, remember to put your suggestions in the comments!