I think you and I are going to be good friends. I mean REALLY here is the only seed that is original: Snowdek. and its not even a good weird! try it: an Island that looks like a dragon, And a SINGLE BLOCK IN THE MIDST of the ocean!
Due to a semi-popular demand, I've decided to add a poll to the topic. Since it was moved to the suggestions board without my consent, I guess I feel that it technically does deserve a poll if the MCF Staff want to see this as a "suggestion" rather than a discussion. That being said, I'm going to update the OP soon, and I hope that all supporters of this thread will add their votes.
I want to remind everyone - this thread is not asking for the 1.7 map generator back! That is the last thing we want! Honestly who wants floating islands of gravel and random jagged dirt and sand hills in the middle of a snowy plain? We're not nostaglics on a trip or a bunch of randoms missing the old map generation - we are simply supporting one cause: To add height variation to all biomes in 1.2.5 and to have caves sytems actually come to an end eventually, and appear less often (as well as mineshafts)
Since 1.2.5 is pretty outdated too, it may be a good idea to change it to 1.5.2 or to "current generator" or whatever.
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Today I haven't played MC the whole day and I went to watch some old MC vids. I ended up watching Sly when he played 1.3_01. I almost cried when I realised the difference. I started MC a long ago, but just... I never really noticed this... The whole terrain gen thing... just wow.
I went looking for a mod that adds the whole floating islands, awesome overhangs and mountains, cave spawn rates minimized... and I found nothing. Literally nothing. Then I saw your thread, read everything and almost ended up crying of how true that is. I made a MCF profile just because of this. I totaly support this and I agree with everything. About the cave gen, I think that caves should be as the same as they were before, but I don't think that ravines should be removed. I think their spawn rates should be lowered (A LOT!).
But there is one thing I do not agree with. The floating Islands. I think they should be re-added in almost all biomes but less spawn rates.
EDIT: I don't mean on those boring small floating islands of gravel and sand. I was thinking of the jaw-drop islands that never ever look the same!, and make you just want to build a house up there, high in the sky!
Make a few new options in the Create New World menu. For example; World Generation Setting w/ settings: Beta, Alpha and Default. Maybe even be able to customize terrain specifically.
Do you want them to have to check it every time they change generation to make sure it's still accurate, change map format again to support Beta temperature/humidity-based biome system, have 2 biome systems at once, 3 algorithms of grass coloring etc?
That should stay in mods. And Mojang will not add that anyway. Default generator should be so good that old versions may only be useful for nostalgia purposes.
DOWNLOAD DA FREEKING BIOMES 'O PLENTY MOD!!!! ALL your troubles will be freaking gone
Read the OP >.<, Gah!
Nice to see 44 votes already in a week. That's a lot of support already. Keep it up guys Mojang is bound to listen eventually :/
Was hearing rumours that they're thinking of adding a "beta" type of terrain generator in the map creation options, but I've been doing research and have yet to see anything like that. If anyone knows of any information on this please let me know if it's true or not.
Mojang. You made the height limit 256 blocks. Land starts at 62. You have 194 blocks left. Mountains are high about 40-60 blocks max. Got 134 blocks left.
I mean C'MON! I think mountains should be WAAAAAAAAAY higher! They didn't make the new height limit just for adventure maps! Implement higher mountains, or even some floating islands! (the cool ones, not the sand and the gravel ones)