As we all know, jumping as you sprint makes you move even faster, for whatever reason, this should not be a thing, it makes no sense. Players just jump and sprint at the same time to move even faster, well I think this should be limited, like while sprinting, if you jump, when you hit the ground afterwards, you will automatically stop sprinting, and you will have to do it again. This will kind of balance it out to where it is the same speed as just normal sprinting, since you will stop after every time you jump and you will have to start sprinting again. It is either this or you just make sprint jumping no faster at all than just sprinting, take your pick.
I've never even noticed any increase in speed unless you are on ice or in a 2 block high tunnel, so I've never done it except in those cases, and even then your hunger does down so fast it is not really worth it, or if I actually need to jump while sprinting The Wiki doesn't even give a speed for sprint-jumping, and only mentions the cases that I have as trivia, saying that it can nearly double your speed. Sort of like spam-clicking, which I also never developed the habit of doing for similar reasons, especially when done when you can't even reach whatever you are hitting (plus prior to 1.7 it also had a big durability penalty if you actually did hit a mob that fast. Also, 1.7 fixed a bug that caused sprint-jumping not to drain hunger any faster than normal jumping (the fix increased it by a factor of 4, albeit 1.11 decreased hunger lost from both types of jumping by a factor of 4, thus back to the pre-1.7 level), which still was not enough incentive for me to do it, plus it makes you look silly). 1.7 also added a dedicated sprint key; prior to then you'd automatically stop sprinting after 30 seconds and had to double-tap W again to resume sprinting, probably to prevent you from continuously sprinting forever (or until your hunger went down, which would take longer than 30 seconds if it was full and you did not jump). Likewise, you'd also stop sprinting if you collided with a block or attacked something.
From all this I get the feeling that Mojang doesn't think it is unbalanced to constantly sprint-jump, and probably wouldn't do anything about it unless enough people complained (as in emailing them, not posting suggestions to this forum, or even Reddit).
I don't see the purpose for this, not one reason why removing sprint jumping would benefit the game at all. I agree with others who have stated, there is nothing unbalanced about sprint jumping, and to start sprinting again after each jump would become annoying. I don't see anything wrong with being able to move a little faster, especially over long distance exploration.
if you jump, when you hit the ground afterwards, you will automatically stop sprinting, and you will have to do it again. This will kind of balance it out to where it is the same speed as just normal sprinting, since you will stop after every time you jump and you will have to start sprinting again.
Are you confusing balance with something else maybe? You don't have to start moving again after jumping while moving at normal speed. Even as a comparison it's kinda flawed.
It is either this or you just make sprint jumping no faster at all than just sprinting, take your pick.
I don't want to take my pick of either options, tell me how either one would benefit my game play or make it more enjoyable in any way at all.
To me the idea just removes a big chunk of fun out of travel.
I don't see the purpose for this, not one reason why removing sprint jumping would benefit the game at all. I agree with others who have stated, there is nothing unbalanced about sprint jumping,
The suggestion is analogous to pre-rocket elytra use. There was nothing wrong with porcupining yourself to gain powered elytra flight, yet players almost-instantly and universally abandoned a highly-developed set of infrastructure that supported the feature. It was just silly to do, just like sprint-jumping is.
It's important to note that once everyone finally realized how dumb their amateurish quiver impressions looked, once they started clamouring for a fix Mojang didn't actually touch bow-powered elytra flight, instead electing to add a second means to generate it (rockets) that didn't look so silly.
The basic thrust of the suggestion, then, isn't actually to merely change/remove sprint-jumping but to add something in that players embrace as "a better way" (even if it's not or the change results in a net non-change). Not sure what the means to this would be, perhaps the hunger gap between sprint-jump and sprint simply needs to be increased somewhat significantly or perhaps like autojumping a new feature makes it so that you need only to initiate the run and guide with the mouse (autojumping and sprint-jumping would interfere with this.)