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Abandoned Castles in Snow Biomes/Mountains

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    Finally, a cool idea that doesn't involve entire new dimensions and a zillion new mobs and block types. Even better, snowy biomes could use the attention. Voted.

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    SupersuMC commented
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    The ominous tone of your writing really gives this suggestion some flair. I would very much like to see this in the game, but for another reason: Building a castle in Minecraft that is actually a decent size is a huge project that can take days, and I don't mean the 20-minute ones. If this were implemented, it would only require a simple conquering and touch-up to have a castle to call one's own.

    Perhaps the size can vary as well, from a single tower to a sprawling compound. There could even be a snowy village near or within the walls that would generate as a secondary structure. Maybe the villagers need help throwing down the tyrant king, or they need to be cured of the zombie plague. Maybe the castle could have collapsed sections, blasted-out walls and floors, booby traps, secret rooms, puzzles, you name it. It could even have parts that have since been buried or overgrown and need excavating or a massive dungeon system underground. Maybe you could find an enchantment table library or even a brewery, perhaps even a broken Nether or End Portal. You could find armor stands with potentially enchanted armor and weapons on them or chests with valuable loot. One might even find a Dragon Egg and a few heads of various mobs laying about the place - a testament to hard-won battles before the castle inevitably fell. There could even be a cemetery!

    To sum it up, I think this idea has a lot of potential and could very well end up being a favorite structure of most players.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    @SupersuMC

    No dragon eggs.  Dragon eggs are to symbolize that the player has killed the enderdragon.  Putting them in the overworld defeats that purpose.

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    CrazyChick475 commented
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    YESSSSS!!!! THIS WOULD MAKE SNOW BIOMES ACTUALLY COOL!!! Thank you!!!!

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    Starz Munch commented
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    The ironic thing is i thought of this LOOONG ago, i hope your idea makes it into minecraft C=

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    Geisl01 commented
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    Wonderful idea- and well written :) 

     

    Personally, I'd add some of my thoughts as well.

     

    I think there should be several types of fortified dwellings across various biomes. Perhaps in a plains biome you might come across a Norse-style hill fort with stones and cobble walls remaining with barrows deep beneath.

    Perhaps you might find an abandoned spire in a spruce forest full of witchcraft and shadows.

    Perhaps a fortified fort might be found upon a great mountain across a steep ravine by woods of oak and birch.

     

    Essentially, all kinds of neat abandoned fortified dwellings and ruins would be really neat and special to add to the game.

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    Dinorauria commented
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    I wholeheartedly approve of the idea of surface-based dungeons such as castles. We already have something similar in the woodland mansion, and a big haunted castle in the mountains and extreme hills would just be so fitting.

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    MisterPIG501 commented
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    This is a really cool idea! But I think it should be kind of rare. That will make finding a castle even more special and cool.

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    Elisha Cruz commented
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    I don't think it should be abandoned castles, but instead ruins similar to those in the ocean.

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    Ruined castles are also abandoned

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    Drifting Blyu commented
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    Abandoned Castles would be similar to the mansions already in the game. They could a dungeon filled with pillagers with a pillager lord guarding his treasure. You would buy a map from a cartographer as per usual and then travel to its location.

    The castles can have a mix of always included and randomly spawning rooms. Random rooms could just be rooms that don't include any items that you cannot obtain in any of the other rooms. There should always be a ruined throne room and treasury. Random rooms could include: the guard quarters, guard towers, an armory, the servant quarters, a kitchen, the royal families rooms, the tombs, and dungeon.

    The dungeon can contain captives that the pillagers have captured. These captive villagers will be captives until freed with the keys you can get after defeating the pillager lord. The reason for this is that you might not want a village to be spawned right underneath your new castle. you can attach a lead to the villagers while there captives so that you can create a village elsewhere.

    Cheep loots like rotten flesh and string can be found anywhere in the castle other than the treasury. It will have valuable loot, such and gems, ingots, armors, weapons, and rare enchanting books ( like the frost walker enchant ).

    There can also be haunted castles with specters and evokers lurking in its depths. An evoker boss would be guarding access to the treasury instead of a pilager king. The treasury in these castles could include worse loot, but also contain potion and enchanting supplies that the evokers were keeping.

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    TravelByTrain commented
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    Seems cool, as igloos and spruce villages are the only structure in snowy biomes, and igloos the only exclusive one.

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    Maybe it could have some redstone traps? If it's a larger dungeon bulid maybe it could utilize more complicated red stone traps then previously?

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    Hyland Welch commented
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    The structure may only be able to spawn above specific y values as well, this would insure it spawns on top of mountains!

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    Anaya Ertz commented
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    I love your idea and have to say I also think you you should collaborate with SupersuMC, but NO Dragon Eggs! I think it would be great for Snow biomes and so cool to have a castle!

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    Devon Eckley commented
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    I love this idea and the way you describe it sounds wonderful!! I think it would be amazing to be climbing through the snowy cliffs and find a giant ruined castle! Perhaps this could be combined with this post: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/community/posts/360057744531-Pillager-Fortress by Joseph Rahner that talks about a fortress for pillagers. There could be Ravagers surrounding the outside, Pillagers and Vindicators patrolling the inside, Witches and Evokers providing an extra challenge throughout. I figure it would be more like the Illagers conquered and occupy the fortress, rather than that they built it. This would provide a challenge similar to a raid with the combined force of all of the Illagers, but instead of them attacking on the village, you would be attempting to infiltrate them. Otherwise this is awesome and I hope it gets implemented! 

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    Bilbo Baggins commented
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    I dunno.  It would be cool, but it would make Minecraft into more of a dungeon adventure game.

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    Alex Wedge commented
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    This would be a great place to bring the Dragon Egg to to spawn a new dragon. Would put a spin on 'putting the dragon into the fire.'

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    Thomas Bonser commented
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    It would be nice if the chunks that have a castle in them would be called "castle chunks" and depending on the castle, certain creatures spawn like in one castle horses of zombies and skeletons spawn while in another you find nether mobs have invaded (traveling merchants sell glowstone blocks so it isn't impossible) also it could be nice if a boss mob may potentially spawn there as a extra challenge

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    Philip Playz commented
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    @JHoffman2003 is right. Right now snowy biomes don't have that much life except for polar bears. If abandoned castles were added, then it would open a way for new things to be added in snowy biomes. Honestly, this is a genius idea. They could work like underwater ruins and shipwrecks, with diamonds, weapons, and...uh...you get the idea.

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    Mrzealot9763 commented
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    This would make a great addition to the mountain biome update.

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    lachgamer2008 commented
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    It would be great if some type of mob lived in those castles.

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    In these structures you would be able to find a chest with a new weapon or item whenever a new item or weapon would come out to Minecraft. 

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    SPARKYcraft commented
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    I absolutely love the idea. So much potential here.
    I think snow, and ice cap, biomes could use an update like this to help make them a bit more interesting. As awesome as the ice caps look, they don't affect the gameplay all that much so I definitely think this would add some adventure and variety to those biomes.

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    I would want it to be around the rarity and size of a woodland mansion

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    Great idea! This makes exploring more exciting than ever. I don't wanna see a small castle I wanna see a huge big castle that takes up biomes. The mansion proved that Minecraft can generate large structures so why not push it further when a large castle? I would like to see an update maybe after the cave update where naturally generated structures are focused on named the "Adventurer's update"  and an update focusing on survival (hunger, food, your base, being scared if mobs will attack you out of nowhere and kill you) after that.

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    It would give many an actual, unique reason to go to snow biomes, as aside from snow and ice, theres nothing else (block or item-wise) that is exclusive to snow biomes.

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    NOBLECHRISTOS commented
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    Perhaps Ice castles in frozen oceans? frozen oceans are pretty boring

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    Denizpacito commented
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    Strays are an incredibly uncommon sight so this would give them more prominence and purpose. 

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    Gaming Hero commented
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    Imagine having werewolf's and vampires in some of these