Why don't people ever think about the new incentive to explore, could be quests from villagers or what not? Holy temples? Hidden secrets? Hell yeah that'd give me the incentive to explore especially on a server with my friends.
i suggest these villages should be optional when starting a new map. I think they might get in the way of some poeple
I know this was awhile ago, but I didn't see it then.
You realize you have 12,550,820 meters to build in every direction, right? I'm sure that NPC villages will take up very little of that. If you actually play Minecraft, you should know that it's not a small world. Go out and explore once it awhile, seeing as that's what you're supposed to do.