I was playing around with the advanced settings trying to get pillars, but instead i like ravines, but with regular land at the bottom, with dirt and trees and animals and stuff! Some of the sides of the "ravines" are 1block thick, and they go all the way to the max height. I added a pic in the attachments.
So I was working on this really cool resource pack a while ago, but bad progress nonwithstanding, I think I found something much better... I'm probably gonna release a couple of maps soon as unrelated well.
Wow, that's a really cool looking world! It bears a close resemblance to the Far Lands, a land generation type that started appearing far into the world before Minecraft Beta 1.8 was released. As of now you can only find the far lands in Pocket Edition, Windows 10 edition, and in 1.9 if you use a new mod.
Could you post the preset configurations? I've never played with the customizable world options in 1.8, but you could probably dive into your world using NBTExplorer to find the settings used to create this world.
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