After some rumbling about world generation and new biomes in early August, the Mojang team have now released a blog post further detailing the world generation changes. It looks like we'll be seeing a lot of new biomes, smaller oceans and more realistic biome placement. Continue reading for the details…The new update will be focused on the terrain changes being introduced.
Navigating the beautiful randomly generated world of Minecraft can be disorienting sometimes, and that's where maps come in to make it easier. Antique Atlas is an alternative, and in many respects improvement, to the regular maps with a more rustic, old-school RPG look that fits in well with some of the top mods these days.
It's been quite some time since Mojang messed with terrain generation in Minecraft, but it looks like those times are returning with update 1.7. After teasing terrain changes for some time, Jeb tweeted a picture of a new biome he called “disco mountains” and confirmed more are on the way…The first bit of news that came out was Jeb tweeting a screenshot that was supposed to show the removal of one of Minecraft's most infamous bugs - the “black spots”.
Sometimes you don't want to fight monsters and explore caves. Sometimes, you just want to hang out on the surface and grow your crops and breed your cattle. Modder CaptainFord means to improve on that aspect of Minecraft with the Herbology Mod which adds all kinds of new flora in Minecraft that you can grow yourself, then mix several herbs into medical herbs that give buffs like potions.
Thaumaturgy…which giveth certain order to make strange works, of the sense to be perceived and of men greatly to be wondered at. - Mathematicall Praeface to Euclid's Elements (1570), John Dee This is how modder Azanor introduces his extremely popular Thaumcraft mod that dabbles in magical abilites, alchemy and more foul sorcery.
When you think “Minecraft” you don't usually associate it with great nature sounds that provide immersion. The sounds in Minecraft have always been simple and ambient sounds were never really prominent. With MAtmos by Hurricaaane, ambience becomes a part of how you experience Minecraft forever. Birds chirp in the forest, caves tumble, winds blow and water flows as you traverse the world and blesses your ears with great realistic sounds.