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Volcano Biome

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    Woah woah. You started with a great idea. And th3n it’s blew up(puns) if the volcano was mountain sized, but not enormous, having basalt, black sand, white sand, magma, lava, and obsidian, and erupted now and again that would be awesome! If you found any lakes generated in the biome, they could hot springs!

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    TheMcExplorer commented
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    Actually, we have most of the effects/mechanics needed to simulate an "eruption." Let me reference a few blocks/mobs that have said effects/behaviors that could help make a visually appealing eruption.

    1. Lava already has a particle that sparks of the lava block. (increasing the number of these particles when the lava is rising could help make it look more like an eruption)

    2. Furnaces have smoke particles.

    3. when it snows snow layers pile up gradually. (Also, if you place a lava block in the air and cut of its source before it fully spreads, if you look closely, a very thin sheet of lava will start to fall to the ground. So in a way we already kind of have thin lava layers)

    So I guess its just a bunch of particles with rising lava. As long as the particles are in a moderate amount it shouldn't cause to much lag for a rare short event.

    Sure, it'd be a little complicated to actually code out, but anything worth having takes work to earn. Complication/a little elbow grease shouldn't be a reason to count out a good idea. Especially if it adds a nostalgic air of realism to the game that could also pose a slight obstacle for the player.

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    While a neat concept, its too complicated for my taste. You are adding whole new MECHANISMS in the game, not just blocks and structures. Erupting would be very difficult to pull off and actually make it have an effect on the player, like actual lava filling the whole place up. Honestly, not my thing.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    Other than the snow and villages, that is the Nether.

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    I like the idea of a volcano biome. I think ash blocks and ash layers would be great also. They could spawn around the the volcano.

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    Filip Siman commented
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    Love the idea! Usually volcanic eruptions are mostly ash, so what if an eruption in this biome was programmed like snow in mountain biomes? It would be pretty cool if "volcanic ash" (new item/block) built up (just like snow layers when it snows). Also "volcanic ash" would work as a fertiliser (ash is a great fertiliser IRL) to compliment bone meal. 

    I also think that the "weather status?" "volcanic eruption" should reduce the players visibility distance a lot so the world looks darker.

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    Zarrlord commented
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    I think the volcano idea has some real merit since lava is already in the game.

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    TravelByTrain commented
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    For "erupting" the volcano can just be constantly pouring a lava river out of the erupting side.

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    Badorick commented
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    it would be pretty cool to wander around and find a huge volcano the size of a biome

     

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    Imagine climbing down into the crater, and there’s a big alcove in the side with a red dragon nest! This would be awesome! Or maybe you need to find a volcano and place a dragon egg in it near the summit to hatch a red dragon.

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    Zoe Ford commented
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    Great idea, but i think that it should just "rain" lava particles as an eruption, I think it should damage you as rain damages blazes. Also, another great idea would be faster crop growth (ash is nutritious to plants) and surface ores that generate. This would make it a great balanced biome because there then, would be benefits (crop growth, surface ores) with risks (dying in lava rain.) also lava rain should destroy dropped items.

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    I think that is a good idea, but the volcano is too high. What about the crater edge at Y150?

    And dormant volcanoes? That volcanoes not explodes, but they are made with colled lava block. 

    And Nether vulcanoes?


    Please give my ideas attention,
    Thanks

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    I love the idea, but:

    • Volcano shouldn't take up the entire biome; the biome itself should just have one or two big and several smaller volcanos
    • It should have obviously new blocks, like new types of sand or dust and basalt
    • Eruption seems unnecessarily complicated, but Mojang could review this
    • It could have lava rivers
    • Villages shouldn't be there, although I think Pillager Outposts could be there
    • It very much looks like overworld Nether, but it shouldn't compete with Nether, so it shouldn't have same mobs; in Nether there will be pig-related mobs, so this Volcano biome could have cow-related mobs, like a minotaur and a fire-cow, for example
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    In real life crops grow faster when slight ash falls on them. So maybe crops could grow faster? Also there could be a nether portal in the center of the volcano. Also the volcano should be closed off, because most volcanos rely on pressure, but there should be at least one or two steam vents. 

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    Zalaxci commented
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    We already have the nether, but it would be really cool (especially since it can erupt) and mojang could also add basalt (that cooled black lava block you said)

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    Ashdasher7625 commented
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    I think it would be cool to have a biome like this, but I think that the snow, villages, and extreme height would be unnecessary. Maybe the biome could be split into two separate biomes.

    There could be a volcano plains biome which is a large wasteland where everything is made of ash, magma blocks, lava, and maybe a new type of rock like scorched stone or basalt. Maybe even burnt trees in some places that are made of scorched logs, which can then be turned into dark gray scorched planks. There could also be lava rivers running through it, and deep volcanic caves.

    Then there is the actual volcano biome. They could be around as big as a regular mountain, but more circular in shape. Honestly, it might be hard for Mojang to make an eruption system, so maybe lava running down the sides in some places could be enough. This biome would also have the lava rivers and the volcanic caves as well.

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    I think that if a Volcano biome were added it would be really cool if there was a new ore to go with it, may I suggest the ruby. The ruby would be like the emerald as it would only be found in the volcano biome. I think rubies should only be obtainable with a diamond pickaxe. I think it would be neat if there was a new weapon to go along with ruby. A staff. The staff would be craftable using two blaze rods and one ruby, the staff would do about as much damage as the trident when using it as a melee weapon but I think it would be neat if the staff could fire out orbs of energy like a bow. The staff would lose two durability points every time an orb was fired and lose one durability point every time the player used it as a melee weapon. The staff would be repairable by using rubies in an anvil. This is all just an idea but I really do think it would be a good thing to go along with a volcano biome.

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    Will there be steam vents? 

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    leduyquang753 commented
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    I have my idea here of the same topic:

    There will be a very rare chance that there is a volcano on the ground. It will be made of stone and obsidian, stretching to bedrock. Inside will be filled with lava.

    However this may lag weak enough computers.

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    Eruption would be difficult, but the Volcano biome idea is just great! What about a new cinder block that can be divided in bone meals?

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    Blast Burner commented
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    There could be different types of volcanoes such as Shield, Cinder, and Composite volcanoes!

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    Sounds good. Could be a little smaller though. That sounds like a big mountain to take up a whole biome so why not just put one in a jungle or something. Good idea though.

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    I would do this a little more simply. I would skip villages and eruptions, but definitely make a really huge volcano surrounded by some other sub biome. Consider a volcano surrounded and partially covered by jungle, volcanic desert like out in Utah, volcanic plains like parts of Iceland, extremely mountainous and cold volcanic regions in otherwise very cold, snowy regions, volcanic islands in the ocean, etc.

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    Also make the terrain inside this biome change a little each time the volcano erupts, so that it creates new caves and ores each time.

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    Camden Hole commented
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    what if in the volcano there was a boss like a lava boss or something that you had to beat to get a permanent fire resistance affect

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    Enders Host commented
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    Not a fan of most of your ideas for this but I'd love to see a volcanic biome.
    - Ash falls like snow,
    - Ash/burnt Zombies (opposite of drowned)
    - No plants, only gravel, stone, lava, ash blocks, maybe some obsidian spikes/pillars to make it look a bit more interesting
    - Ideally it would get harder, the closer to the crater you are

    - Also ruin villages with ash/burnt Zombies and some loot could be a nice biome specific structure. 

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    so the eruption might be hard to do but the rest of the idea is great and some things they could add would be ash blocks witch work as the snow mechanics and there could be new mobs and plant life but one thing tho max high is 128 i think so it should be just a little higher than mountains and found near mountain or in mountain ranges an maybe the village could be in ruins and there could be a treasure map to find, like the shipwrecks in the sea.

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    MC SpiceBoi commented
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    A cool mob addition to a volcano biome would be small dragons that could practically just act like phantoms (that are active at all times) that fly around the volcano. It could even be connected to the mythos of the end dragon if wanted as well. 

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    Most volcanic eruptions did not fully involve lava, some eruptions only have of smoke and debris shot into the air, so maybe Ash can rain on players and pile up like snow or small chunks of cobblestone can fall down and maybe crush players. Also maybe this place can have an infinite lava source as well as a purpose that doesn't only finding it like finding a mesa, cool until there's nothing to do.

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    Now that we have basalt, maybe have basalt as the biome with obsidian and lava rivers going to water and large volcanic mountains with craters on top as the volcanoes are cones with lava on top in the crater with lava flows and rivers of lava going down the slopes of the volcano.