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Sandstorms

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    McSidhe commented

    Having lived a significnt part of my life in deserts, this would be an excellent addition.

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    I like the visibility/atmosphere parts of your idea, but I dislike the sand accumulation. To clarify: are you proposing that sand blocks just appear out of thin air during sandstorms??

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    PolarMammoth commented

    @MacchuPicchu96

    I'm assuming it'd be sand layers, much like how snow layers appear in snowy biomes after snowfall.

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    The idea sounds amazing, and it sounds easy to program. At some point in the next few years I'm positive that will happen. 

     

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    There could be tornadoes in biomes as well, which would rip blocks and mobs out of the ground and fling them elsewhere.

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    Song name?

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    pedroff1 commented

    I quite like the idea. Maybe, as others pointed out, this would requrie the creation of sand layer blocks, similarly to how snow piles up, but I think it'd be worthwhile, bringing another addition to the desert biome. Also, maybe husks would spawn more frequently during this event

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    Mc Rat commented

    Sandstorms would be great since there is no rain in deserts.

     

    I'd be happy with it even without the sand accumulation feature

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    Zanzia commented

    It's a great idea to have desert sandstorms that darken the skies and reduces visibility. It would make the desert biome more unpredictable to have a sandstorm wall moving across it. It would also be pretty cool to hear the wind as the storm starts.

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    Blast Burner commented

    There could be different levels of sandstorms and the highest leveled sand storm can summon Husks!

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    Blast Burner commented

    And yes it should be quite hard to sea as well.

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    Daviguistk commented

    it could slightly damage you if outside

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    Sounds great. You got my vote.

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    it would also be cool if very extreme ones could blow entities around imagine living in the dessert biome getting caught in a sandstorm on the way home and having to slowly walk home in low visibility against the wind

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    Noracut commented

    Would nice to see some weather in the desert you got my vote

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    catcagames commented

    Just one thing to add- The sandstorm could maybe push the player around. Voted!

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    Evan Bookout commented

    It shouldn't occur in mesa, since there is no sand there, but there should be sandstorms in the badlands. Maybe sandstorms in the badlands could have a reddish hue instead of a brownish one, given the red sand.

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    Evan Bookout commented

    I don't like the sand accumulation. While it does make sense, I think layers of sand like layers of snow would not really work so well. Maybe in a sandstorm crops won't grow and entities can't move as fast.

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    liammeyer7 commented

    I suggest instead of the sand accumulating maybe there can be sand particles and while its happening make a new effect in the game where the players sight is hazed. The sand storm only occurs during a thunderstorm.

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    Henry Rahe commented

    I think movement speed should be reduced in a sandstorm, like wind and sand is pushing against you.

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    Lawliet1457 commented

    We all know that in Minecraft there are natural climatic events that vary from per specific biome. In tropical biomes there are normal rains and even lightning storms, while in cold and icy biomes snow showers occur. My idea is that in desert biomes there was a sandstorm, on the one hand it would be a natural climatic event, and on the other, a challenge in the gameplay, when activated it could activate the effect of blindness in the character, and adding it to the husks zombies, would be perfect.

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    Maybe husks could spawn in large numbers during Sandstorms, just to give these biomes a bit more danger.

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    Ne0n Creeper commented

    I think that when there is a thunderstorm in other biomes, there should be a severe sandstorm in deserts, and that when you walk outside you take damage when wearing no armour. You should be able to shield from the sand by going behind a wall, assuming that the sand would always come from the same direction (eg: north) 

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    leondsl commented

    I like this idea, sandstorms could also be used in order to "fill" sand into areas where players farmed it empty:

    https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/community/posts/360043492492-Regenerating-and-changing-terrain-dirt-

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    If this is put into mesas and deserts, the Mesa sandstorm should have a more orange hue to the color.

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    Evan Bookout commented

    HalfwayShelf23 no mesa. Only badlands and desert. Mesa has no sand, just bare rock, so why would there be sandstorms?

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    Mr Llama12345 commented

    This is realistic and cool!

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    mina0608 commented

    I really like this idea but what if red sand blew across the mesa from the badlands? Also it would be good if it slowed down the player's movement. Maybe you would not be able to mine as fast or at all in a sandstorm.

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    Abdullah Ali commented

    Great

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    system2shift commented

    And in such events villagers would stay inside the houses, and maybe outside villagers put on like a rag of sorts over their face, and the iron golems get a scratched up type of skin on them after they go through one.