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Desert Overhaul

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    they are adding camels in desert villages

     

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    An oasis with palm trees, and a small lake with fish and maybe some axolotls would be so cool

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    I think you're not focusing on that. First it is worth adding sandstorms, layered sand, imitation of mirages, improvement of the desert temple.

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    This would go really well with both the camels and the feature that was previously discussed about archeological dig sites. Maybe we could get some kind of desert flower that only grows at an oasis.

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    Deserts are empty watelands at the moment so it would be cool if there were clumps of interesting things regularly spread across the biome such as:

    Palm trees should appear next to bodies of water like rivers and lakes this way they would fit in with the biome.

    Succulents could appear it clumps across the biome. These could include Aloe Vera which could be a new food type in the desert as well as Echeveria elegans or sempervivums.

    Meerkats would also add some nice ambience to the biome.

    The terrain generation could also be improved to add areas with lots of large sand dunes in that classic desert sand dune shape, while still keeping lots of flat classic desert areas.

     

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    What's more, the desert update that didn't win the vote could come with the full package that was promised at the time, with meerkats, baobabs, ostrich, termites, ball of twigs rolling around on the ground, which may contain items.
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    I would love to collect different types of succulents! But also some more wild-life maybe a neutral mov like a lizard or bearded dragon?

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    We still need the Palm Trees, Oasis, and Meerkats promised from the biome vote...

    However, I don't think the desert is the theme for 1.20... the camel is the only desert related thing so far. I'm pretty sure its cultural representation and storytelling they're going for.

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    And camels can spawn on oasis.

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    Amen brother.

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    We. Need. A. Sand. Boss.

    Some sort of giant desert snake, or octopus, or scorpion or really anything! Every time one has existed in any piece of media, it has been a favorite

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    We should also think about some additional cactus blocks, like cactus planks or cactus mosaic (similar to bamboo), so you can build more colorful desert houses. 

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    The camels are a gonna be a good addition, but it's kind of a dead biome. It shouldn't just be a massive glass harvesting field. Why not add sandstorms, perhaps it could slowly renew the sand or move blocks? Make it hot to where players bring water bottles so they don't overheat. Give temples better loot so it's worth the risk. Snakes that cause venom damage and hide in sand dunes, perhaps more active at night/ sundown like in real life.

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    Someone mentioned adding cactus planks or a cactus mosaic block, and I think that would perfectly go with the representation theme for 1.20. It also would go with the concept of improving uses for the cactus, the same way you will be able to use cactus to feed camels. Imagine if you could have a camel stable built out of cactus?? It would be especially cool if the cactus mosaic incorporated desert iconography, like a desert flower, a palm tree, a pyramid, a lizard, etc.

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    Cool if there are decayed ruins here and there
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    Camel Armor 

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    Coyotes, a desert version of wolves.

    Speaking of desert canines, they should add chupacabras (basically a vampire coyote with spines down its back). Both would probably be neutral mobs.

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    Deserts should have an updated reason to explore them, especially if archeology is coming

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    It would be cool instead of lighting storms, to have dust storms added into the desert biome.

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    Mummys, that poison,. scorpions, drop sacks or plates of armour to craft or brew. Desert fortress like woodlands forest,. Desert draws down health faster, water to drink or fountain/water source within 25 blocks or so.

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    A desert overhaul would fit the archiology and camels very well !

    - some oases where the camals spawn

    - new vegitation like palmtrees and the fancy cacti(->for the breeding of camels)

    - actual dunes for the authentic appearance of deserts

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    There could be plants like Yucca and Joshua tree, and sudden blooms of flowers in the very rare event of rain. 

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    That's already in the backlog, so it's guaranteed to be introduced in the future at some point, along with the badlands and savannah biomes.

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    remove the giant lakes 

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    The desert temples absolutely need an overhaul with this as well!

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    we never got the desert update from the biom vote

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    I think this is a very good idea, if nothing else, add some sort of Arabic representation and update the villagers. Their cool and all, but they should have more color. (Desert Villagers specifically.)