Ive generated well over 50 worlds but keep spawning either on an island in the middle of a massive ocean with a single tree... Or smack dab in the middle of a very, very dense pine forest. I have yet to see a village, stronghold or even a canyon and 1.9 is already just around the corner :sad.gif:
Somehow I am extremely unlucky... Reminds me of how before 1.8 I always, always, always spawned on the edge of a desert near water, or in the middle of a marsh. Minecraft's terrain generator is causing even more grief... despite having a quad-core machine, due to Minecraft being tied into the renderer it takes several minutes for "far" viewing range to generate on my crappy integrated Intel chip (I end up walking into the void if I dont stop and wait all the time).
Could anyone be so kind to give me a seed & location of a map with a village and/or other 1.8 features? It would be really helpful, thanks!