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Remaining work on biomes include letting them change the elevation (deserts, plains, tundras and swamps should all be flat), and changing the grass colour depending on the biome type. The border between frozen biomes and not frozen ones will get way nicer.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Oct 26th, 2010

Working things out on paper (pardon the handwriting!):


Leads to this:


To the right of the player is a Taiga (mostly over the ocean), to the left is either a Forest, or Woods, I can't remember. In the distance is probably tundra.

Remaining work on biomes include letting them change the elevation (deserts, plains, tundras and swamps should all be flat), and changing the grass colour depending on the biome type. The border between frozen biomes and not frozen ones will get way nicer.

The sky colour changes slightly depending on how cold the area you are in is.

(development blog link)

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Uberzolik
Uberzolik Oct 27 2010, 1:19pm says:

This is awesome...no, awesome doesn't describe it..

..i have no words. I WILL GIVE YOU MY SOUL FOR THIS UPDATE. I WILL GIVE YOU MY LIFE, MY GAMES, EVERYTHING! TO PLAY IT.

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Nawwx
Nawwx Oct 27 2010, 2:01pm replied:

agree'd
i'd give all of my 2 TB of porn

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Lord_of_Sausage
Lord_of_Sausage Oct 27 2010, 4:41pm replied:

Good, good, first we beg him, and then we make him an offer he cannot refuse... Our plan is perfect....

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lol1234
lol1234 Oct 27 2010, 9:45pm replied:

Shouldn't we make sure that it's the right kind of porn first? And we also need to feed him the soul of a Granite Creeper..... Good luck getting it!

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pivvott
pivvott Oct 27 2010, 1:29pm says:

sweet

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ZomBo
ZomBo Oct 27 2010, 1:30pm says:

I WILL GIVE HIM THIS BAG.....please dont ask whats in it

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lol1234
lol1234 Oct 27 2010, 9:46pm replied:

NOT ASKING! (WHAT'S IN THE BAG?!?!)

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer Oct 27 2010, 1:56pm says:

Don't forget to make the sunlight become weaker when the sun is hidden behind the clouds(and then back to normal after it reveals it self from them). And make the sunlight come only from the sun instead from the whole sky at once.

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SairenSA
SairenSA Oct 27 2010, 2:41pm says:

Icecream Toaster Wins. :D
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hogan_skoll
hogan_skoll Oct 27 2010, 3:04pm says:

i like the sounds of "pain forest" :D

lol

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Degor
Degor Oct 27 2010, 4:08pm replied:

Yeah too bad it actually says "rain forest" :(

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hogan_skoll
hogan_skoll Oct 27 2010, 4:29pm replied:

cough(yeahiknewthat)cough

thanks though.. :S

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AssassinAlex18
AssassinAlex18 Oct 27 2010, 5:32pm replied:

I don't blame you. Notch's handwriting looks sloppy. Like mine.

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vessedeloup
vessedeloup Oct 27 2010, 6:29pm says:

Looks really nice, I love this game already and considering it's only in an early stage of production I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest!

I'd really like to see some kind of "plateau" geography (a flat land in high altitude), it would make a lot of sense especially for the tundra biome.

The one thing I'm afraid for this game is that the novelty wears off kind of quickly and the average player is left with a "what's the point ?" impression (I'm not talking about the obsessed guys building absolutely epic stuff). I think it would benefit from putting more emphasis on the survival side of the game, like for the main character to have to feed himself and having a counter of the days survived in total... and maybe some quest to find hidden stones, or to reach the center of the earth or something.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Oct 27 2010, 7:43pm says:

Epic, there's not other word to say :o

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie Oct 27 2010, 7:45pm says:

All I want is a lovely, constantly snowy area to settle down in. Though that doesn't mean I'll turn my nose up at other types of areas to root around in.

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MacGreve
MacGreve Oct 28 2010, 4:07am says:

I hope the swamp will have some kind of fog. Would really make it creepy to go into the swamps

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Necrod
Necrod Oct 28 2010, 8:42am says:

fap fap fap cant wait

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