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Improvements to Rivers

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    Mc Rat commented
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    My wishlist for Rivers:

    1. Make them way wider and a little deeper. Compare current rivers to IRL rivers like Mississippi.

    2. Make river variants like Small Creek or Large Jungle River

    3. or make the current rivers get their features and colors from biomes next to them.

     

    4. Make trees and other plants sometimes generate next to them. 

    - Add Cattails

    5. Make bridges sometimes generate over them. Perhaps in Villages only. Different biomes would have their own bridge designs.

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    Umija5895M commented
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    I'd actually like to have new blocks with "current" be generated in rivers to give them a flow direction (toward the ocean or lake). There could be 8 different current directions and possibly different speeds to model more realistic rivers along with some actual downhill flow if over long enough distances relative to the terrain. Rowing a boat or swimming against the current would be slower.

    Also the "water current" blocks could be generated in circle-like patterns (rarely) in oceans to make a whirlpool.

    The "water current" block would like any other water block in that it would just become a normal water bucket when collected in survival.

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    Zamfield commented
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    Also like the comment of rivers having a current.

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    I don't like that most rivers are chunks that are broken up by land.

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    ThePiperDaddy commented
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    I agree with all water flowing requests. Make them flow in a direction — always away from mountains and toward oceans. Make them actually propel a floating (or swimming) entity or player along at various slow rates of speed, just like regular flowing water does. Even if they sometimes flowed in a huge circle it would be better than static water as it is. There could be accidental flow paths that beach the player, or cause the player to float in circles of various sizes or pathways. Love the idea of water as a slow mode of travel.

    Also allow us to build rafts and boats and stuff out of wood, floating, so that they become actual modes of travel!

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    I want rivers to nearly always run along the borders of biomes and never, ever, slice a mountain into two!

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    Mc Rat commented
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    I really want rivers to be improved:

    I'm aware I already commented, but here's my new updated suggestion:

    1. Make them always lead somewhere.

    2. Make them never dry out (or only very very rarely)

    3. Make them at least 3 times wider, and have different sized rivers. Some being as huge as Mississippi for example.

    4. Different River variants based on biome/temperature. For example Jungle Rivers that have different colored water, and maybe piranhas and caimans.

    One of my main reasons is that you can't just plop your boat in the river and travel without any problem. Instead it always suddenly ends, dries out, or gets too narrow or shallow for the boat.