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Minecraft 1.7 Features/Discussion

Zor95

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As of yet no 1.7 snapshots have been released, but Mojang is very slowly giving us an idea of what will be included in this update and some features have been leaked. Until a snapshot is released I will divide this post into three categories: Confirmed Updates, Hinted/Speculation, and Images.

Also, here is a link to a recent update from their website that has some information and images regarding changes to biomes:
https://mojang.com/2013/08/minecraft-wo ... or-update/



Confirmed

  • Smaller oceans
  • More islands in oceans
  • Mesa biome (made of hardened clay)
  • Redwood forest biome
  • Birch forest biome
  • Black forest biome (extremely thick trees)
  • Savanna biome
  • Taiga biome alternative without snow
  • Stone cliff biome
  • Rarer variants of all biomes
  • More, currently unknown biomes
  • New flowers/plants/trees
  • New grass block type called Podzol
  • Additional pre-generated structures (maybe in oceans too)
  • New fishing mechanics
  • Statistics/Achievements now server-side for /scoreboard objectives

Speculation

  • Skyland world type
  • Cherry [Blossom] trees
  • Mod API (lulz)

Images

Clay Canyon biome: http://media-mcw.cursecdn.com/thumb/2/2 ... ebiome.jpg
Redwood Forest biome: http://media-mcw.cursecdn.com/thumb/2/2 ... hanced.jpg
Stone Cliff biome: http://media-mcw.cursecdn.com/thumb/0/0 ... fBiome.jpg
Extreme hills biome change/addition: http://i.imgur.com/dC6KCbm.jpg
Skyland world type: http://i.imgur.com/DtYeEDO.jpg
Sunflowers: http://i.imgur.com/wDbx92N.png
Lavender flowers: http://instagram.com/p/dCXkdOpMCi/
Paeonia flowers: http://instagram.com/p/dE8ljlJMLb/
 

Zor95

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The skylands world type will be like large biome and super flat, so it won't be accessible on Loka (unless Crypt adds a skyland world).
 

Artagan

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Hopefully we'll get lots of fancy new continents with redwoods and cherry blossoms and whatnot.

Lookin' at you crypt.
 

Zor95

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Problem is, in 1.7 oceans will be very small so it may not be possible to add single continents anymore. There's an example of this in the first link I posted. It wouldn't really stop us from adding new land, but our grand idea for this new world is dying very quickly.
 

Cryptite

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Shoulda waited for 1.7, doh.

Hopefully we can still get large oceans with a large biomes seed. But we'll see.
 

Artagan

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Zor95 said:
Problem is, in 1.7 oceans will be very small so it may not be possible to add single continents anymore. There's an example of this in the first link I posted. It wouldn't really stop us from adding new land, but our grand idea for this new world is dying very quickly.

Well ya know, just because that's the way minecraft will generate in the future doesn't mean we can't tweak it for our server. Our idea for the new world isn't dying, it's just encountering some problems we'll have to work around.
 

Zor95

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mopb3 said:
Zor95 said:
New fishing mechanics
This is all that is required.

These are definitely coming, but it may not be in 1.7. The current plan is to add new fish and a chance to catch enchanted fishing rods, name tags, and boots in addition to the typical haul.
 

Artagan

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Zor95 said:
mopb3 said:
Zor95 said:
New fishing mechanics
This is all that is required.

These are definitely coming, but it may not be in 1.7. The current plan is to add new fish and a chance to catch enchanted fishing rods, name tags, and boots in addition to the typical haul.

Are boots different from shoes? Also awesome, nametags won't be finite anymore and fishing will actually be worthwhile.
 

Jedoi

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Zor95 said:
It wouldn't really stop us from adding new land, but our grand idea for this new world is dying very quickly.

More RP without having to wait tons and tons of time? AWESOME!

Talongon dying soon. NOOO!

But RP.....oh how I love RP.....
 

Zor95

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Artagan said:
Are boots different from shoes?

Same thing.

Also, they've said nothing about this but I'm hoping they change the actual mechanics of how you catch a fish. For those who have played Animal Crossing, I think something like that would be cool.
 

mopb3

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MinecraftJedi127 said:
Zor95 said:
It wouldn't really stop us from adding new land, but our grand idea for this new world is dying very quickly.

More RP without having to wait tons and tons of time? AWESOME!

Talongon dying soon. NOOO!

But RP.....oh how I love RP.....
We won't be getting a new world.
 

Jedoi

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Zor95 said:
Also, they've said nothing about this but I'm hoping they change the actual mechanics of how you catch a fish. For those who have played Animal Crossing, I think something like that would be cool.

I used to play Animal Crossing! Yeah, that would be cool. Fishing would be fun like that. ooooh, can Loka have a fish museum? :)
 

Zor95

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Zor95 said:
our grand idea for this new world is dying very quickly.

The plans we had for this new world, not the world itself. We can change our plans, but we aren't changing worlds again for quite some time.
 

Cryptite

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The plan for this world (and the reason we have the world border) is so we can open up new sections of the world for new patches when seeds change. The hope was that big oceans would make the 'seam' less visible, but it seems like there's just going to be some world sculpting required to bridge the gaps.

Essentially, the current world boundaries as they are now are going to remain the 1.6 chunks and then come 1.7 we'll extend the border somehow and we'll have ourselves a land rush.
 

Artagan

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Hopefully we won't need to change worlds again for the foreseeable future given that, if we need more land for towns and whatnot, crypt can just add it to the current map by extending the world border to include more continents.
 

Cryptite

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Artagan said:
Hopefully we won't need to change worlds again for the foreseeable future given that, if we need more land for towns and whatnot, crypt can just add it to the current map by extending the world border to include more continents.

That's the plan.
 

Zor95

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It looks like Mycelium biomes will be much closer to shore than previously. In the example image there even seems to be one leaking onto the shore. This was possible before and we even had one swamp/mycelium island on the old world, but it was incredibly rare. The trade-off is that they are less than half as common (though they are never common to begin with on large biome worlds).
 
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