The Bizarre—A new End biome with its own ecosystem! (Concept art included)
For specific information on any mob, please view the concept art for each! The Imgur links have all of the information, thanks!
TL;DR: A new End biome that spawns on a larger island than normal and has a rich ecosystem of dangerous mobs and plants.
Dimensional biomes have always been a major request from the Minecraft community, but what might one entail, exactly?
In this suggestion, I have decided to sufficiently detail such a biome for the End, coming with its own mobs, blocks, and plants (that sometimes act like mobs in and of themselves). As such, please welcome...
The Bizarre: Overview
The Bizarre is a biome that spawns in the Outer Islands and is distinguished by its distinct covering of “End Blight”—a sort of translucent purple moss that covers much of the island, and sometimes piles up into blocks (a la layers of snow).
Its main attraction lies in its mobs and ”plants”. These include the Assimilated, the Bizarnacle, the distinctive End Blight, and the elusive Sentree—an entity that straddles the line between plant and mob.
The Bizarre: Terrain + Generation
The Bizarre forms as an oddly large island with a good amount of mountainous features, broken up occasionally by flat “plains” of Endstone (usually bordering intense cliffs of more mountains).
This biome has End Blight almost everywhere (barring a few areas where it would not have spread)—on the ground, the sides of blocks, really anywhere it can reach adjacent to an existing layer of End Blight. It also tends to pile up against corners in layers (and even blocks, when there’s a high enough density of Blight).
The Bizarre also tends to spawn small caverns in the sides of its mountains, usually overrun with Blight.
End Blight, as described above, is a plant that spreads across blocks (on any side of a block) and can pile up in layers. However, it also has a couple of special properties.
Chiefly, the fact that it moves. Blight can, and will, move towards or away from the player by either piling up into higher layers, or losing layers of Blight so that it can extend further. The main reason for this is because of the Assimilated, a mob that can only spawn and move around in Blight. Long story short, Assimilated are more powerful when in a higher density of Blight, but can only move as far as the Blight extends and are purely melee enemies.
The other main property of Blight is its ability to “suspend” things. What I mean by this is that if there is a high density of Blight in an area, you can technically “swim” up it. However, you would only need to move forwards—in Blight, an entity would move wherever it is looking, as the jump button would do nothing. Additionally, stopping movement in Blight suspends something in place, and Blight does not drown entities.
Concept art: https://imgur.com/a/biCs2ix
Sentrees are those peculiar plant-mobs I mentioned earlier. At their most basic, they are a type of slime mob that grows on a sort of stalk and will jump off of said stalk when provoked. When they reach “maturity” (or the player damages their exterior layer of slime enough), they shed their gooey exterior and become flying mobs that can shoot lasers.
Also, if they see you they notify every nearby Sentree of your presence.
Concept art: https://imgur.com/a/NMcLdwg
Assimilated are mobs that spawn exclusively in End Blight and can control its spread. They charge the player and give them a Corrosion effect that damages armor over time and does a small amount of damage to the player every now and then.
They are also more powerful the more Blight there is in an area.
Concept art: https://imgur.com/a/JFiOJSm
Bizarnacles are small mobs that move across the bottom of the island slowly and can be held on to. However, they begin to charge up upon being held on to and can push the player off with a massive amount of force once fully charged.
I’m not sure what specific loot there would be (aside from the mob drops mentioned in the Imgur posts), but there are some good opportunities for loot *placement*.
For instance, a chest/some sort of storage device in the back of a cave covered in Blight. This carries the danger of well hidden Assimilated, but could be quite rewarding. Another possibility would be beneath the island/inside of it in such a way that Bizarnacles are needed to reach such an area, which is dangerous in its own right but could be highly rewarding as well.
Thank you all for reading this post!
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