wasn't a full supporter for a while so I post something new here.
"Man I wish I had my first world back... too bad it was lost in a corruption. maybe I'll try and make another one, it can't be that hard to find a cave in that shape can it?
(I proceed to make 5 million more worlds looking for a similar structure that I found then.)
wait a minute, what version was my first world in...? oh yeah 1.7.3... wait...... FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-"
this situation happened to me yesterday. I had made a fort inside of a rare giant 1.7.3 cave, backed up against a wall, to easily defend from mobs, and I wanted a new world to try and mimick it.
then I tried exalms generation mentioned on this topic earlier...
"oh my god... EPIC."
found another cave within 5 min.
personally don't think swamps should have mountains though. Full support.
The letter looks great, it covers each issue well and explains what we're looking for in the world generator. One problem though, the cave generation screenshots don't show too much of a difference in the way caves generate. The only obvious difference is that the screenshot from 1.4 has that large blue area in the top right corner. I also think there could be a screenshot for what beaches should look like.
I remember starting a new world back in beta 1.8.1!(Back then I wasn't reading the forums or the changelogs that much)
I remember trying to generate a world that I liked and deleting it all the time because...I didn't like it!XD
It was versions later that I read about Mojang changing the generator!
Yeah, the current generator is boring!
It's no longer about finding a world you like, it's more like finding the chunks/coordinates you like!(my advice is get a third party program like AMIDST, search the areas that you might find interesting and relocate your character there!If you don't like cheating that much, walk over there - portals are recommended for long distances)
And now, let's talk about the underground/cave system generator!
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I don't know why, but there are way way way too many caves. I don't recall there being this many before 1.8. I like exploring caves, and it's cool to navigate the enormous mineshafts. But only to a certain point. After spending hours and hours in a seemingly endless cave system, it just gets boring and repetitive. The cave system that I've been in since I started this world 3 days ago is just way too big. I dug a staircase mine type thing for a bit, just to collect a few ores to get me started. Within about 5-10 minutes I found my self in a cave system. 3 days later, I'm still in the cave system. I've seen about 3 ravines, destroyed 2 cave spider spawners, gotten lost in 2 different abandoned mineshafts and maybe 20 different caverns. I have half a chest full of coal, and the other half is iron, gold and a few diamonds.IT NEVER ENDS.
This is just a small part!
The system goes several chunks further away and connects to other systems to create insanity!
I have found about 4-5 ravines, several cave spider spawners(one was even close to a zombie dungeon close to a skeleton dungeon - now that's neat ^.^ ),lost count of the caverns and the mineshafts!
I had to make tons of bridges, stairs and ladders to be able to travel through the caves to put torches, got lost several times, so I had to dig my way up, and after so many days, I doubt I'm even halfway done!
And all that just to get more mobs in the surface!
I could do something better with my time!
Like counting the toast dust in my desk!
Some could argue that digging through chunks of dirt and stone is boring, while searching through caves, ravines and mineshafts for your stuff is much more exciting, and you are right....but all that should be randomly generated through the map, not be all over the chunks, giving you no break!
In any case, here's
AznaktaX's guide on Exploring your Caves-Ravines-Mineshafts-Etc. System for Minecraft 1.4.2:
Step 1: Get lots of resources in your house!
No, I'm not talking about your house in Minecraft, I'm talking about your house in the real world!
Trust me, this is gonna take a lot!
Optional Step 2: Get Rei's Minimap!
This is highly recommended, even you want to have a vanilla world, it's gonna save you a lot of trouble!
Even with Rei's minimap, you will still get lost anyway, and you won't probably be able to find all the dark places or at least it won't be as easy as you think!
Step 3: Run Minecraft
Optional Step 4: Turn your difficulty to peaceful or be prepared to die multiple times and spend x10 the time you would normally spend!
Step 5: Get any resources you need and also get many ladders!
You will need the ladders to climb up the Ravines and other hard to reach places!
Stairs are also recommended!
Step 6: Find the place where you wanna build your house/mine/mob trap/whatever I don't care and dig your mine or enter into a cave, either one is fine, you will bump into a cave sooner or later!
Step 7: Turn your volume down or kill all the bats!
No, this is not an optional step, I'm dead freaking serious!
The bat sounds will make your head blow from the headache!
Even if you don't feel it at first, your brain can still hear the sounds!
Step 8: Layers 10-12 are the recommended layers for mining!
Lava lakes are on layer 10!
You will find many diamonds and cave systems around there!
Step 10(No, I don't know what happened to step 9): Once you find a cave/mineshaft/ravine/whatever, write down the coordinates for later or dive in right away!
It doesn't mind when you will do it, just keep in mind that you're gonna spend many days on exploring caves!
Step 11: Did I mention kill all the bats?
Step 12: ???
Congratulations on reading the 13 steps of DEATH!!!! for Minecraft 1.4.2!
Have a nice time and enjoy the suckage of the current generator!
I officially hate Ocean Biomes now they **** me off. I miss just the large sees, where you would see another island in the distance that you could build a bridge to or what not. Islands like that don't exist anymore. Im talking about the ones like you see in EthosLab's first LP video.