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Sandstorms

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    For the accumulation of sand, How about sand that acts like snow layers? It would solve the problem of sand blocks just appearing out of thin air.

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    Always Sarc commented
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    I love this idea! I know they are trying to make events be triggered by the player but if there was some way to prevent the event (a command for sure) in vanilla, it would make the actions of the event the 'players' fault as they could have prevented the disaster effecting something (unlike lightning strikes which are completely random and unpreventable until we see the addition of lightning rods). Having a block or an item to protect or prevent sandstorms seems to be crucial to making this a feature that they will actually employ in the game as they have said before they are opposed to events that harm the player if the player could not trigger or prevent them. In this case, the sand accumulation would be very cool but would there be a way to get around this in building so people don't have to constantly dig out their builds? A wall or a roof? I'm not sure how we can make this event the player's fault/ preventable but if it's possible I think this would be an amazing feature.

     

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    LaughyHiccups commented
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    it should happen in a masa, they have sand, and the reddish hue idea is good, how its red in the masa and not brown. and what is Badlands?

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    muy buena idea la verdad: D

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    Yes! We need renewable sand!!!

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    Isaac Annear commented
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    These sandstorms would occur in the very center of a desert or mesa biome.

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    Isaac Annear commented
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    These sandstorms should have a blizzard counterpart.

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    ESQUE YO QUIERO

     

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    This would be very cool Deserts are super boring to look up and honestly need some huge update. Blizzards could be added too for the snow biomes

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    I once had a dream of a Minecraft sandstorm, I’ve wanted one in the game since, Go for it!

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    MrD1085277 commented
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    During a sandstorm, a lot of sand particles should swirl in the air.

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    Isaac Annear commented
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    An easy way to prevent your base from getting covered in sand is to build it up a few blocks.

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    Isaac Annear commented
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    Sand should accumulate at 0.25 block (4/16 block) per five minutes. Sandstorms occur when a thunderstorm loses its convective heat energy and begins to precipitate heavily. The rain carries the cold, high altitude air temperature down to the lower troposphere, and cools the air there, however there is still a large mass of warm air below the rain cooled air, especially if the rain evaporates before it reaches the ground, causing the cool air to descend rapidly and pressing the warm air outward. The mass of the volume of air that is pressed out is comparable (though much, much more massive) to a locomotive moving at 80 km/h; it will not stop if there is a big pile of dust in the way of the railroad tracks. Sometimes, this air will move into unwetted areas which have loose sand.

        The duration and intensity of the dust storm is determined by the size and energy of the thunderstorm, as well as how dry and unvegetated the sand on the surface is. I don't know why I said this as it is probably irrelevant due to there being no atmospheric data values as of yet, but it could be, especially if storm clouds were put in place of the sky spontaneously turning dark and gray.

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    caiden murphy commented
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    what a cool idea all it needs is that the sandstorm would blow you around and make it harder to walk in that direction