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avatar CraftedJerk
Level 43 : Master Crafter
*This is my own opinion if you disagree, feel free to comment but be nice about it*

I am pnly doing the main biomes, not ice plains and rivers etc.In the current version of minecraft (1.2.5), there are 10 different types of biomes:

-Extreme Hills

Forests are ideal biomes to spawn in when just starting out.

Advantages: Contain an abundance of wood (obviously). Great for starting in and then exploring other biomes.
Disadvantages: Mobs spawn more frequently due to patches of darkness caused by large trees.

Rate: 4/5

Deserts do not contain trees nevertheless, more often than not there are usually other biomes close by or villages. Not my favorite biome to spawn in but they're good for making my favorite block (sandstone).

Advantages: Villages are more likely to spawn in deserts than any other biome. They also exclusively contain desert wells.
Disadvantage: They do not contain essential elements and mobs don't normally spawn here.

Rate: 3.5/5

Plains are my least favourite. There is tall grass EVERYWHERE.

Advantages: Good for large projects or anything that needs a large flat area.
Disadvantages: Freaking tall grass. Everywhere.

Rate: 2/5

Swamps are quite flat biomes, there are always mushrooms around. Great sources of food when just starting a new world.

Advantages: Flat and exclusively contains lily pads.
Disadvatages: Very appalling shade of green.

Rate: 4.5/5

I personal hate jungles. They are more difficult to navigate through and trees yield a lot of wood but are hard to get to the top of.

Advantages: Contain ocelots and large trees
Disadvantages: Really aren't much better than normal forest biomes with the exception of cats.

Rate: 2.5/5

Snow biomes, much like forest biomes contain most of the essential elements and have a higher chance of spawning wolves than other biomes.

Advantages: Contain wood, dogs and snow. Water freezes and ice can be harvest with silk touch (in the next update).
Disadvantages: Can't think of anything at the moment :S

Rate: 4.5/5

Taiga is almost exactly like snow biomes but contain more trees.

Extreame hills are fun to explore and make bases in the mountains.

Advantages: More underground caves are present here than anywhere else
Disadvantages: Falling is a great risk when onto of a mountain, some falls may be lethal

Rate: 3.5/5

Oceans. Not really useful for much.

Mushroom Biomes are very unique. They only allow mooshrooms to spawn.

Advantages: No mobs except mob spawners and mobs created by the player can spawn here.
Disadvantages: You are unable to do certain tasks her such as grow trees

Rate: 3.5/5

To be honest, I don't really have a favorite biome. I really like the forest biomes though. I either have one I like or dislike but never a favorite.

So what's your favorite biome?

Extra: This is my first blog in 2 weeks since a terrible concussion, if you find any mistakes or any information is incorrect please tell me, I'm not thinking straight :P Thanks for reading!

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  • FairyModder
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 26, 2015, 4:10 am
i want a biome witha river around it like LDshadowlady but i cant find one :(
This is old an old blog, but it came up in a related Google search. Just FYI: ice plains suck. It seems that only monsters spawn there, so good luck finding a quick food source. I'm currently stuck on waiting for wheat to grow, to make bread.
  • ecwarriorz
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 21, 2013, 3:27 am
I like swamps and I HATE ocean biomes.
  • Creepis
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • October 18, 2013, 7:34 pm
Two words. Extreme Hills.
  • Christen
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 7, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forest: I agree with you. There are lots of trees.
Desert: I also agree with you on that one. Its hard to survive there. It does, however, contain a lot of cactuses. Mobs take damaga when they come in contact with cactuses, thats why they are good for making traps.
Plains: I disagree with you one that one. The tall grass will sometimes be useful because destroying the grass will sometimes give you seeds, which can be used to either breed chickens, or start a wheat farm. So the "annoying grass" can be converted into a food source.
Swamp: I agree with you. The swamp is a pretty decent place to survive.
Jungle: I disagree with you. The jungle is a good place to survive because it contains cocoa beans, And when you craft cocoa beans with wheat in your crafting table, you'll get a large supply of cookies.
Snow and Taiga Biomes: The Snow is good because if you have some pumpkins, you'll be able to create a couple of snow golems that will temporarily defend you and your shelter during the night.
Extreme Hills: I think I can agree with you on that.
Ocean: I dont even think thats a biome.
Mushroom: I can also agree with you on that.
  • Pershonkey
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 13, 2012, 5:45 pm
My personal opinion (Some of it may be a restate, as there are +100 comments as of now.):
Forests: I agree with your opinion on forests, could even be a 4.5 in my book. I mainly build homey-looking wood houses, so forests are a great place to be, as they have lots of wood, and after you chop it down, reveal a nice flat landscape.
Deserts: I would have rated them a little lower, as they are hard to survive in due to their lack of wood.
Plains: I will also disagree with your very low rating of plains, although I guess tall grass doesn't bother me. It's an ideal place to build a castle, farm, etc. due to their large size and flat nature, and are often next to forests.
Swamps: While I do love swamps for their frequent great cave systems, I dislike the quantity of shallow water everywhere, as it makes it hard to travel. For woodcutting purposes, normal forests are better because their trees are more condensed, so you don't have to dry your clothes off every quarter stack of logs.
Jungles: I agree with you on pretty much everything for jungles, except I can't resist a nice tree fort once in a while.
Snowy plains: I have mixed feelings about these. They do have lone trees dotted around, allowing an industrious player to make a tree farm, however they are pretty empty, and while dogs and ice mining are nice, the former doesn't affect this very much, and the latter is only for the occasional player who gets a lucky enchantment. Also, something about everything being covered in snow is both pleasing and irritating at times.
Taiga: Much of the above statement is true for this biome, except a high density of pine trees can help a new player build their house, assuming they like pine wood and are willing to put in more effort to chop the entire tree.
Extreme hills: These are not really suitable for every construction project, and don't have many trees. I sometimes like to look down on one of them, and falling is not much of a problem for an experienced players, who knows that the safest place to be hit by a zombie is not at the edge of a cloud-layer-high sheer drop. They are easier to navigate than jungles!
Oceans: Can't really rate these...
Mushroom: I actually like mushroom biomes a lot. Free food, as well as the advantage (In some cases) of being on a faraway island make these a nice attraction for me.

There might be some others
  • Willem190
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • July 12, 2012, 3:28 am
Dude taiags have no trees and normal forest biomes have trees.

AND you can grow trees or anything else (exept warts ofcourse) in Mushroom biome.
Have you ever playd around the mushroom biome?

Yo ucan just box in a area whit a block (cobble, wood other like that) and inside the box you get youre dirt. It wont turn into mycelium and you can easily farm anything.

And yeah my fav biome is Mushroom biome.
You can get brown mushroom for isntant dmg (if you play on pvp server :3 )
And moohsrooms... Oh boy-Infinite milk and mushroom stew. And you can breed them for big amount of beef and leather.

The only downside is that usually mushroom biomes are a island and they are quite far from mainland but other that that they are great!
  • Red_Dialga
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 18, 2012, 11:32 am
Dude, Taigas do have trees derp. Taigas have pine trees.
  • Willem190
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • July 20, 2012, 12:59 am
Ah sorry i changed place whit taiag/tundra (well tundra in minecraft is ice-plains
  • Red_Dialga
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 21, 2012, 1:50 pm
Your welcome :D
I honestly dont like snow biomes because when it snows i get lost fast and fall into caves and holes. i like forest, jungle, and swamp terrains for wood and plains for dirt flowers and seeds. my favo is desert because its flat for building, miming and finding villages
  • zking1998
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • June 25, 2012, 6:49 pm
o and a noter good thang 4 exstrem hills is that emralds spawn ther
Let me correct you:

Extreme Hills Edge

  • Gatchi
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Technomancer
  • May 5, 2012, 4:18 pm
[size=10pt]the only mistake i spot is that u put onto instead of ontop of mountains :3[/size]
[size=10pt]and personaly i love jungle biomes!! [/size][size=14px]Especially[/size][size=10pt] where i live in an ocean with many jungle islands and a swamp biome nearby. besides climbing trees is fun and jumping to others etc. im a parkour ninja in jungle biomes though and i navigate them fine without a compass or a map. -_-[/size]
  • Enraric
  • Level 42
  • Master Enderdragon
  • May 5, 2012, 4:12 pm
hate? Jungle? 2.5/5?!
I hope you realize that once you are in one of those freaking tall ass trees and have a tree house, monsters can't get to you, because they cant spawn on leaves or climb vines. Jungles contain ocelots, which scare away creepers making your house even safer, so more plus points. and they're not difficult to move around in once you get used to it. Regular farm animals even spawn there and I even once found a wolf.

Personally, they are my favorite biome for the above reasons, plus I love jungle green!
  • Red_Dialga
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 4, 2012, 12:32 pm
Yeah, big tree houses are hard to make, which is why I rather make a house in a cave. Second, monsters can climb vines you know, spiders also can on anything except for lava and water. Third, I got 3 words for you, Ocelots equal Annoying. Fourth, the wolf came in from a different biome. Fifth, but the regular farm animals are rare cause they can't spawn on leaves, also tree animals are just a glitch. Hostile mobs are hard to find to find drops and I spawned in a jungle once and I could never find my way through it.

I just made a comeback to every fact there is. Deal. With. It
Have you SEEN CaptainSparklez survival let's play? He frikin' THRIVED. It's called a mob trap, edge of the jungle for food.
  • Red_Dialga
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 5, 2012, 8:34 am
Yeah, but what if you spawn in the middle of the jungle hm? Mob spawners take days of work and you need to place torches everywhere on the groud. So have fun :/
  • Roix
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 8, 2012, 12:46 pm
You are right :)
  • Lacerta
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • May 5, 2012, 4:09 pm
I like plains right next to forest. Lots of land for building and lots of wood for anything.
Extreme Hills and Forest Biomes are my personal favorites
mine is a extreme hill but like if i had to make a biome i would but ice plains with the extreme hills that would be cool have not found 1 yet so if there is 1 do not be haten :)
  • Jack_Benner
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • May 5, 2012, 1:11 pm
I like spawning in a forest next to extreme hills, with a little bit of water.

Hope this concussion gets better :D
  • danianrobbo
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • May 5, 2012, 12:43 pm
hey i don't know if you think this is a good reason but i have a disadvatage for snow biomes: the snow gets in the way and it is to white and i just gets under my skin especialy in the forest snow biomes there to crowded
  • Minelegend
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • May 5, 2012, 12:38 pm
You didn't mention that mushrooms can milk out mushroom stew.
  • Roix
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 5, 2012, 12:36 pm
Snow biome

[size=medium]Disadvantages[/size][size=medium]: There is snow everywhere and it's quite annoying .[/size]

[size=medium]You can't make water falls, because water becomes ice[/size]
  • austines
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Pokemon
  • May 5, 2012, 2:38 pm
I TOTALLY agree with you!
  • Xmaldo
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 5, 2012, 12:32 pm
Ocean is the best. (as long as you have the materials to build stuff)
  • Dubert
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • May 5, 2012, 12:31 pm
Disadvantage to snow: Snow EVERYWHERE
forests is best to spawn in, has all resources and flat terrain
  • JallerInika
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • May 5, 2012, 12:12 pm
A disadvantage for Snow Biomes could be the fact that water freezes.This is quite annoying for certain tasks such as farming or buildings that use water as decoration.
Extreme Hills are pretty fine for me.But i hate jungle as hell cause it spawns too frequently and starts to annoy me
  • bloom50
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Mage
  • May 5, 2012, 10:25 am
Swamp and Forest.

Swamps have PLENTY of ravines and caves, easy to get trees, and nearby water.

Forests have plenty of cows,pigs,etc. Trees.

Taiga is ok.

Jungle is ok.

Desert only good for glass house.
  • Willem190
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • July 12, 2012, 3:32 am
Note that in 1.3 there are those pyramids and they also have NPC villages.
AND it is the mos teasy to find dungeons in desert-when the sand has fallen in to the ground in box shape there is a dungeon beneath probably
I like forest, extreme hill, and ocean biomes.I hate taigs because they are so common. I would like jungles but they're too laggy.
Deserts have TONS of surface mob spawner's and the sand falls down to reveal it AND it never rains and as you said, NPC's and wells also its flat and mobs don't spawn at day because there are no trees for shade.
  • mpk0422
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Musician
  • May 5, 2012, 9:12 am
mine is jungle but BTW you are kinda offencing me because irl i live in plains >:(
A fine disadvantage of the snowy biomes is that crops are more difficult to grow due to the fact of water freezing.
  • Epic Flame
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Dragon
  • May 5, 2012, 8:22 am
You can spawn trees in mushroom biomes. You just have to disconnect the dirt from the Mycelium, this way it won't spread onto the dirt with the sapling and the tree will grow. You can also get an infinite supply of Mushroom Stew from the cows. This be my favorite ^.^
  • eveeze
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 5, 2012, 8:21 am
Good blog, only one mistake. Mobs spawn in mushroom biomes. +1 diamond.
  • eveeze
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 5, 2012, 8:24 am
Also, in mushroom biomes, you have infinite food from milking mooshrooms.
I like forest biomes they have plenty of wood!!!
  • zukodark
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • May 5, 2012, 8:15 am
Dessert is the most easy eay to gather hostile mob drops! It is alot of mob spawns in the dessert in night! I go there for gathering hostile mob drops!
i hate snow biomes i just hate snow
  • mpk0422
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Musician
  • May 5, 2012, 9:12 am
me too besides the snow balls part xD
  • eveeze
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 5, 2012, 8:22 am
Same, ever since they removed the mountains from them in 1.8.
I think there still is a "snowy mountain" biome.
  • Diamonddozen
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Baconator
  • May 5, 2012, 7:36 am
You got a couple things wrong with the mushroom biome: As Wulf_Oman said you can spawn trees. And there was a test done that proves monsters spawn on the mycelium.
  • eveeze
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Robot
  • May 5, 2012, 8:22 am
  • Wulf_Oman
  • Level 45
  • Master Elf
  • May 5, 2012, 6:49 am
You can grow trees in mushroom biomes, you just need a dirt block surrounded by cobblestone

As for the jungles they aren't that bad. Hard to navigate sure but you have an abundance of vines to help you. The tree tops are brilliant places to make houses as they provide a unique jungle-feel. Also this is one of the most realistic biomes I think were ever implemented
  • mpk0422
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Musician
  • May 5, 2012, 9:13 am
I love jungle!
  • FunnyMan7
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 5, 2012, 4:32 am
i just like biomes with no trees, my computer lags when around trees :3 AND SNOW :3
  • natters223
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • May 5, 2012, 4:14 am
Didn't you say that you don't have a personal favorite?

[size=medium][color=rgb(51,204,0)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)]Forests[/bgcolor][/color][/size][size=medium][color=rgb(51,204,0)][bgcolor=rgb(204,204,204)] are ideal biomes to spawn in and my personal favorite. [/bgcolor][/color][/size]
  • natters223
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • May 5, 2012, 4:15 am
But this is otherwise a good blog for beginners.
  • distortion
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • May 5, 2012, 10:29 am
Lol CraftedJerk isn't a beginner
  • natters223
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • May 5, 2012, 10:29 pm
No, the blog is for beginners, I didn't say he was a beginner.
  • distortion
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • May 6, 2012, 2:10 pm
Oh sorry didn't realize :P
Snow biome disadvatage. i find it a pain in the ass to get food in them. oceans are great for getting clay, jungle trees are easy to climb to the top of if you dig in a staircase upwards through the trunk, plains have lots of grass which in return gives plenty of seeds to start a wheat farm. Personal favorite? Tnt crater biome
I don't see how jungles are hard to navigate through, they are a great source of wood, a great place for a first base since the tree is high in the air and a great way to stay safe at night, also cats can scare creepers away, plus hiding in the bushes and making tree forts is awesome.

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