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Desert Bandit camps, new trees (was: Deserts need a REVAMP!)


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    You know when I clicked on the biomes section do feedback this is EXACTLY what I had in mind, a desert revamp. I recently spent some time in the Mojave desert and I recently discovered the minecraft desert is nowhere near as accurate as a real desert. I think a few things should be added:

    • Cactus variations (prickly pear cactus, barrel cactus, etc)
    • Peickly pear fruit derived from the prickly pear cactus. Fruit will grow atop the cactus and can be picked when ripe, goes through the 3 stages of growing like a coco pod.
    • Desert animals! Like geckos (extremely common in the desert) which could be tamed, snakes, coyote, desert birds (woodpecker, humming bird, etc.)
    • New shrub variations
    •Small desert plants like grasses and succulents, aloe is common
    • The prickly pear fruit can be made into other foods like prickly pear pie, also adding to the food types (also in dire need of a revamp)
    • Maybe to enhance the heat and stuff of the desert, hunger can go down a bit faster? The need to drink water in minecraft would be cool. We can drink water out of the water bottles we already currently have. I also think rather than drinking milk out of the buckets to cure poison and clear status effects we should be able to empty the bucket into a cauldron and fill 3 bottles, or instead of just into the cauldron maybe as a crafting recipe
    • Aloe Vera gel, crafted using 2 aloe Vera leaves (obtained by destroying an aloe Vera plant). Used in potion making to create potion of quenching (makes it so that you don’t get hungry or thirsty as fast, particularly in the desert)

    Let’s make minecraft survival even more awesome!

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    I think you're thinking of Palm trees, and making the rare occurrence of an oasis.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented

    Um, in real life, deserts aren't helpful at all.  If Minecraft is trying to match reality, deserts should be barren.

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    SupersuMC commented

    Bilbo Baggins, the deserts you're thinking of are likely the Sahara and Atacama deserts. Most other deserts have far more life than what one sees in Minecraft, far from the barren wasteland stereotype.

    And while we're adding more life to the deserts, how about Joshua Trees?

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    Bilbo Baggins commented

    Um, the deserts Mojang is probably basing their deserts off of are the Sahara and Atcama deserts.

    Joshua trees are a nickname for baobabs.


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    Maybe this would be a place to find the new snapshot's Pillagers (and the Illager Beast) camping out and preparing to attack the next village!

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    Yeah, bandits could just be a new variant of pillager!

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    Jungarian 0 commented

    No ,, Joshua tree is not a nickname for baobabs! They are in fact a type of yucca plant in the desert. 

    That aside, I like this idea a lot. I think it’d be nice if the add camels as well!