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    posted a message on Did the Terrain Become BORING? (UPDATE 6/5/13 - 1.7 is a biome update?)
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    Not much motivation to explore. I thought getting bored with your current location was always a great motivator for exploration.


    "I'm bored with these plains. I'm going to go and find some more plains." Is that what you mean? Pre-1.8 I could have understood you saying this - the terrain looked so different everywhere that moving on into another area which was the same biome type would have looked completely different. As it is now, you have the choice of 3 biomes that have trees, one biome that has mountains and the other biomes which have a whole heap of nothing.

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    I've found plenty of landscape that I found interesting, turned into a base, got bored, moved on to the next.


    Well that's excellent for you. However, I and many in this thread haven't found landscape that we found interesting.

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    The randomness of pre 1.8 might have looked interesting, but it was a pain to work with. I usually ended up with enough dirt to rebuild my entire base twice over using nothing but it.


    I could see where you were coming from if people only played Minecraft to build megastructures. However, many people like to explore. I find a nice place, build a tiny house and keep exploring. Minecraft stops being fun when exploration just finds you blank canvases - mountains that you have to plant trees on or huge plains that you have to build on.

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    Plains not giving you enough wood? Find a forest, make a lumberjack shack. Not enough stone? Duh, you haven't been mining enough. Glass too easy to get with the desert biomes? What, you'd rather dig up your lone beach you used to spawn on and mess up your lovely landscape?


    I don't really know who you're talking to here: very few people have been complaining about a lack (or abundance) of building materials - when we say that there aren't trees, we aren't saying "there's not enough wood to build a nordic city", we're saying there aren't enough trees. Trees on mountains. Or valleys. Or anything that isn't a flat plateau.

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    Also, if you don't think you have enough material to make a base, find a mountain, cover it with trees, then hollow it out. Basically a pre-made base.


    Yes, this is exactly what everyone's been complaining about! Everyone here's been saying "guys, we all play this solely to build things; so don't you wish there were more materials to build with". :rolleyes:


    I have a suggestion for you: download the flat terrain map and go into creative mode. All the resources you could want and none of those unsightly hills and trees to get in your way.

    I normally don't like to respond like this, but you seem to have missed the point so badly that I just couldn't stop myself.
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    posted a message on Did the Terrain Become BORING? (UPDATE 6/5/13 - 1.7 is a biome update?)
    I'm a little confused that this isn't a bigger complaint: I mean, swamps look ugly, sure and there are a few bugs here and there, but BIOMES ARE ABSOLUTELY RUINED. Seriously, I can't even play anymore - I'm just so bored by the landscape. I like mountains with trees (regular, pines and birch) and snow. I can have either mountains OR snow OR trees. Awesome :sleep.gif:
    Seeds are completely pointless now - all they do is determine your spawn point. Might as well just use one seed and ask at the start if you want to start in the biome with trees, the biome with mountains or the other biomes with nothing in them.

    Has anyone tried tweeting jeb about this (I'm pretty sure Notch isn't working on Minecraft anymore)? To me, this is the single largest issue with Minecraft currently. Varied and crazy terrain was one of the greatest things about Minecraft pre-1.8. Now, Minecraft's terrain is more boring than in real life. Realism I could possibly stand (in a game with creepers and which originally became popular because of its crazy and interesting randomly generated terrain), but it simply isn't realistic to have no snow on any mountains, to have no trees (one tree per chunk doesn't count - I'm talking forests) anywhere where it snows, to have almost completely flat terrain everywhere except in one specific area which has huge mountains and nothing else.

    Some have said it's this way because of NPC villages - if that's the case, I'd much rather have no NPCs at all if it will bring back an interesting world.

    Please, can someone here who uses twitter contact jeb and link him to this thread or ask if he realises that Minecraft's terrain generation is horrible and boring now, and whether he intends to fix it? If Mojang think it's fine as it is and don't fix it, I honestly won't be playing anymore. Bring back variety and craziness or lose those of your customers who enjoyed (above ground) exploration, building in unique locations, searching for the best seed, admiring the views and even just doing other things in a world that didn't feel like a void.
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