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The Ocean Update

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Level 9 : Apprentice Crafter
If you haven't already noticed, the Ocean biomes have a habit of being boring in comparison to some of the other biomes. My idea is to add some things in to spice these biomes up.

Generated Structures:

In case you hadn't realized, almost every biome has some interesting generated structures (i.e spawners, temples, witch huts, villages, etc.) except for the oceans. What I propose is a new generated structure found only in ocean biomes called The Shipwreck. See this world download for what the shipwreck might look like: or check out this imgur album: The Shipwreck would be an old pirate ship boat found at the bottom of the ocean floor. These things have a lot to offer. Two of the major things about these is the possibility to add new items in the game including the long-considered coral: Which would harm and player or mob that ran into it underwater and bring back the sponge which was removed in an earlier update. The sponge's uses would be the same as it was previously.

New Potions:

Potion of Breathing: Can extend the amount of time you can breath underwater for 3 or 8 minutes.

Potion of Aquatics: Enables the user to swim faster for time intervals of either 3 or 8 minutes.

A New Mob:

The whale will be added to the mob inventor. The whale requires a 10x10x10 block diameter in order to spawn. It will only take up a 5x5x8 block diameter of space, however. The whale will follow class with wolves, zombie pigmen, and endermen in that they are passive unless attacked by something. The whale attacks by swimming into the user by dealing 1 whole heart of damage. The whale can only be slain using a bow and arrow as well. Whales will have two drops. It will drop anywhere from 3-5 raw fishes. The other drop is called a gill. The gill will be a brewing ingredient for the previously mentioned potions. If you take a gill and brew it with potions of swiftness, you will receive a Potion of Aquatics 3:00. (add redstone for 8:00) If you place a gill in awkward potions you will receive some Potions of Breathing 3:00. (Ditto) You'll notice that the gill is a fairly rare drop.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all liked my idea. If you have any questions, concerns, complaints, requests, or more complaints, comment below. But until then, thank you!


1 Update Logs

Update #1 : by Viewless25 12/23/2012 1:16:07 amDec 23rd, 2012

Some edits to my idea:
Spawning of coral and sponge:
The chunk in which the shipwreck would spawn happens to be able to slowly spawn sponges and coral. Making the chunk a useful area for farming coral and sponge.
Properties of the Whale:
The whale has ten (10) hearts and can be damaged with either a sword or a bow and arrow.
However, the bow and arrow have the ability to deal twice the damage.

Thanks for reading! If you're curious to see more about the shipwreck and what it would look like be sure to check out
either the world download or the imgur album showing you around it.
If you really like the idea feel free to leave one of them shiny diamonds.
If you really hate the idea leave one of them comments containing constructive criticism surrounding my idea.
Thank you for the support guys. I hope my idea receives some play in the PMC minedeas contest it closes tomorrow
I believe, but the results won't come until Christmas.
I plan on letting you all know how that went down afterwards.

But until then, stay square.

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08/05/2013 6:23 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
Cruzie avatar
i hope they add the kraken or mobey dick as a ocean boss
12/17/2012 2:48 am
Level 29 : Expert Artist
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12/18/2012 8:13 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Crafter
Viewless25 avatar
Thank you?
12/15/2012 10:20 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
Jetfrog28 avatar
this sounds really cool!!! i have really wanted to see an ocean biome dungeon for a long time! it really does get so boring! Its too overlooked!
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