Mushroom Island Needs a Total Revamp
Mushroom Island... A serene island filled with giant mushrooms, no hostile mobs, and mooshrooms. What a perfect place to start Minecraft. Except it's not.
Mushroom Island needs a total revamp. It's impossible to have a self-sustaining base on there because there aren't any materials to start the game with.. If you spawned on Mushroom Island first thing, you would instantly have to travel because there is no wood to be found on the island.
There is also no use to going there. When you get there, you get a life-time supply of mushrooms from the giant mushrooms, mushroom grass (mycelium), and mushroom cows that give you mushroom soup instead of milk. Sure, there's the added bonus of no hostile mobs, but what's the point in mining there? There is nothing special to get, no ores only found on Mushroom Island.
We get fed these fantasies about Mushroom Island. "Oh there's no hostile mobs there. It's a perfect utopia..." we hear and we believe them. The truth is, there isn't any reason to go to Mushroom Island except to get mooshrooms to bring them back to our farms to gather for unlimited soup.
Now, there are two options to go from here. One is we remove Mushroom Island and get rid of the mooshrooms and the mycelium, or we change it.
Here are my suggestions:
- Giant Mushrooms Blocks should be able to craft wood with the help of the new Alchemist's Table, giving the players a source of wood.
- A new ore only found on Mushroom Island that gives you armor that is pretty weak against hostile mobs, but stands up to environmental pressures (i.e. falling, burning in lava or fire, cacti, etc.)
- Having Fairy Cottages, which you can see Fairies and collect Fairy Dust, which allows you to fly for a short amount of time, for the new ore on Mushroom Island.
- Having Ruins of old bases which you can loot for more wood and other essentials.
Finally, with all this new stuff, it should be even harder to get to Mushroom Island. Maybe through the use of magic barriers that only disappear after you do a certain task or a mushroom zombie creature similar to the drowned that attacks your boat and chases you from the island.
With all this in place, everyone will want to find Mushroom Island again to gather the precious Fairy Dust and see this new ore. It will truly be the fantastical place is was before.
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