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Dear Mojang: The swamps are STILL ugly
Poll: Does this topic deserve more time and attention in regards to th
Does this topic deserve more time and attention in regards to th - Single Choice
- No, I'm okay with the new biome transitions and the custom swamp colors that are available with MC patch. 24.3%
- Yes, this petition needs to continue. I'm still not satisfied. 75.7%
Ended May 15, 2014
Too much ugly.
The transition should've been fixed on the first patch after they got implemented.
The picture you posted has been color edited by an artist because it's an art photo. Hell, they even make swaps look nice when they edit the photo from your source:
This is what the river you posted really looks like:
That is a pic of the 'Meeting of Waters' in Brazil. The Rio Negro, a river with dark (almost black coloured) water, and the sandy-coloured Amazon River that happens to run side by side.
The river runs for about 3 miles without mixing, which can only be achieved by the speed of the water and the water density. This is different from swamps in Minecraft because the waters there are still and not moving.
May I remind you that this effect is one of it's kind in the world and that these rivers are in no way related to swamps in the first place. So unless swamps have waters moving 4-6kmph parallel to each other all the time, and meets all the sediment and temperature requirements, (which they don't, because they wouldn't be called swamps anymore, they would be called rivers), then your argument is somewhat moot and strawman in a sense.
Oh and also, /signed
Shut up, they're fine deal with it. I think they look great. There's a lot better things they could be fixing or modifying.
Time flies, but so does my pig.
That's very, very true, even if I can't think of anything else they could fix or modify.
People are only asking for the removal the swamp textures from being hard coded into the game so that people can texture pack swamps to their liking, just in case people like you want to keep the old texture.
If you can't think of anything else they should fix, then it's only logical that they work on the aesthetics of the game. What's wrong with making the game more polished with a better mod interface, especially when texture packs play such a huge role in the modding community?
Changing the swamps from being hard coded doesn't affect the way you see or play your game if you use the default texture pack, so why are you so resistant to this petition?
generation. Social experiment.
seriously, it's not very pretty to look at the swamp water smashing into the regular/other water. Especially when it's near something you're building or frequenting. >_>;
My Website. I make mods for Minecraft and am also making my own game.
Maybe the swamps could look more swampy?
I know some people would appreciate the option of being able to make it such.
You may continue to live in your mudhole if you like, no one will stop you. In fact, I encourage you to. It suits your personality.
Our SMP biomes are changing such that my mate's grand estate will now have a big stripe of swampgrass across the lawn. Half the hedges, lawns, trees, and shrubs will be green, the other half will have a noticeable jarring blackened appearance.
The area affected by this is huge - so huge he might crash the server if he tries to move the whole shebang using WorldEdit.
(I live entirely within a swamp, so I don't care)
edit: swamps are green, verdant places. The water is indeed darker, sometimes yellow, orange, or brownish because of all the organic matter, but the living vegetation is usually just as vibrant as the jungle.
Everglades understory appears brown, but that's the trunks of green, living things. THe water is darker, but not black. Take a glass of it and it appears yellowish, green, or slightly beige. But it's transparent and translucent. Only appears black because the substrate is black and dark brown, rotting leaves and such.
[url=http://www.susieharrisblog.com/2010/09/swamp-people.html]More swamps - a take on the Swamp People concept in Louisiana Bayou country.[/url]
[url=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Las_Marismas,_Villafranco_del_Guadalquivir.jpg]Las Marismas - Spanish swamps[/url]
[url=http://brazilnutstours.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/screen4-pantanal.jpeg]Pantanal - Brazil & Bolivia[/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvioraof/5219093977/]Pantanal - Brazil[/url]
[url=http://01varvara.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dmitri-belyukin-a-swamp-near-surgut-2004-e1271224402764.jpg?w=1000&h=822]A Swamp Near Surgut (Dmitri Belyukin, 2004)[/url]
[url=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RyJXkODw_c4/SL1sqaI1uYI/AAAAAAAAADQ/Zf4XmCswPVA/s400/15a.JPG]Kauhanevalla suomaisemissa, Finnish Swamp Kauhaneva[/url]
Canada: muskeg (a boreal type of swamp)[/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5408264879/in/photostream]Boreal swamp in Alaska - US Forest Service[/url]
In other words, you agree wholeheartedly with the OP.
I don't care how it looks as a biome. I care about how its borders look when they mesh violently against the other biomes.