I have a theory on what the desert wells are for. They are prepping for Village AI. Maybe villages will give you tasks relating to Desert Wells. Like asking you to place a certain block in the well. Just a theory I have.
Any other ideas for what Desert Wells will be used for?
Indeed if there are wells in the village already there would be no reason for the villagers to go there...
If I'm correct the world generator first spawns the biomes and then adds the water, because there are no specific 'lake', 'desert wells' limits, they just spawn at random. The only reason why they look like wells, is because that is an area where the water is coded to spawn, namely in deserts in 'holes'.
So yeah there is no second intention or meaning, they just give you the possibility to have water nearby in as many areas as possible :biggrin.gif:
Can you explain this more? So if the water is just coded to spawn in holes and thus just happen to appear like wells, why do the structures exist then?