Mountains! Badlands! Swamp?
This Saturday marks the return of Minecon, Mojang's annual Minecraft convention – which has, of course, been an entirely digital affair for the last few years. As part of the event, players are being given the chance to vote on the Minecraft biome they want to see overhauled next.
There are restrictions, however; Mojang has identified three specific biomes that it feels are most in need of attention – the swamp, mountains, and badlands – and says that its revamp plans would introduce new mobs, features, and mechanics to the selected area. To further assist players in making an informed decision, the developer has released a video detailing a few more specifics on what each potential upgrade will include.
An enhanced mountain biome, for instance, will see “snowier” snow, a new goat mob, and environmental enhancements introducing the likes of “jagged cliffs, snow-capped peaks, and more dramatic views”, as outlined below.
Planned updates for the swamp, meanwhile, include a new boat – replete with a built-in storage chest for easy transportation of resources – a new frog mob, and some more visual diversity thanks to the addition of the mangrove tree. Last up, then, are the badlands, which will receive tumbleweeds, new cactus types, and a vulture mob as part of its update.
If that all makes for too much of an impossible choice, the good news is that Mojang says all three biomes will see their improvements implemented eventually. Saturday's vote will decide exactly which gets the TLC treatment first.
Voting will occur during Minecon Live this Saturday, 28th September. Proceedings, which promise to deliver “surprises, exclusive reveals, [and] post-show panels”, get underway at 5pm in the UK/12pm EST, and can be watched via Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, and YouTube.
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