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Sandstorms

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

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    PolarMammoth commented
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    @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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    Mc Rat commented
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    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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    pedroff1 commented
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    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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    Zanzia commented
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    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
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    There could be different levels of sandstorms and the highest leveled sand storm can summon Husks!

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

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    Daviguistk commented
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    it could slightly damage you if outside

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

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    Lawliet1457 commented
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    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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    I like the idea of sandstorms slowing the player's movement and reducing range of visibility, but I don't think it should do any damage. That seems like it would get annoying real quick, even if the damage was low.

    Husks should spawn more frequently in the storm and/or get some form of buff from it. Maybe instead of slowing down the player it gives the Husks a speed boost. Don't know which one I prefer.

    On a final note, sandstorms should leave a layer of sand on all solid blocks like snow. This sand layer can work just like snow and digging it up with a shovel will create an item (like a sand pile) that can be used to craft a sand block. This would make cleaning up after a sandstorm worth the effort.

    Or you could leave it to make your desert base look cool.

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    Lotsofanimals commented
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    mobs could be thrown around by the wind too and same with sand and gravel. maybe it could begin when its raining?

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    MrDawgy2005 commented
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    I want more weather stuff

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    Hori873 commented
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    It should also slow down the player (and mobs, etc).

     

    Even better, it would have a blowing direction and then either slow the player if it walks against it, or make it faster if they go in the same direction.

     

    Similar to how flowing water also affects speed. Or how sandstorms work in Terraria.

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    Legacy Oakman commented
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    so you're saying the sand will fly around? So what if the sand fell on you and suffocated you but it'd have the same rarity of getting struck by lightning? I think that it'd be cool, personally. also, if the sand falls like snow, it should have different layers, like snow.

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

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

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    Evan Bookout commented
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    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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    liammeyer7 commented
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    HalfwayShelf23 no mesa. Only badlands and desert. Mesa has no sand, just bare rock, so why would there be sandstorms?