I got this seed on a lark, so you all can thank my six-year-old niece who told me she needed to play MC. Haha. Thanks to creative, i no longer have to take her overly cooked Steve away from lava over and over and over...! Anyway, she "builds" and i explore. I had no idea i would stumble on such a good seed.
Well balanced biomes as well as having great land ranges from desert to mountains to snowy to swamp. There are four complete villages and a massive amount of hidden ravines, mine shafts, and unique cave systems. I've spent about two days mildly exploring this seed and have found 4 villages, 2 random wells, 3 surface lava pools, 1 submerged cave, 3 surface ravines, 13 huge and hidden ravines, 22 spawners, 13 random chests, 3 abandoned mining areas, and one stronghold.
Near the player spawn point is a village and huge ravine system. Just head to the right side of the map from the spawn point. Watch for holes. I found them the hard way.
There are also some seriously massive lava lakes at the bottom of the map. At Y:12 and Y:16 all throughout the map. I'm telling you that because the warning about not digging straight up or down is actually a wise one.
I've written down the coordinates for the spawners, chests, stronghold, and mining areas i've found, but don't know how to post spoilers so people can choose whether they want to see them or not. I can send them via PM if you'd like. I do have screen shots though.
One of the smallest lava lakes i found, but it's on an end wall (end of the map):
(Edit: I accidentally put a negative sign on the the seed number when i originally posted this. Fixed.)
You will spawn on a hilly plain next to a river. If you walk to X92, Y67, Z335 you will come across a very nicely situated village with a blacksmith and two of the larger houses have bookshelves in them (this is first time I've seen that in a randomly generated NPC village on XBox). This is the only village on the map, but it is one that is worth it. There is a massive cave system with a lava-filled ravine in the hills between where you spawn and the village.
The biomes in this seed are nicely placed and no huge expanse of water. There are only two small snow/tiaga biomes, one each in the upper corners of the map. There are some small pockets of sand, but NO actual desert (or if there is one it is extremely small). WARNING: There may be no cacti on the map (I haven't spotted any yet). There are, however, at least 3 sizeable pumpkin patches.
The truly EPIC terrain (two lava falls and a large floating island over a river) is viewable from X156, Y82, Z-127. ENJOY and prepare to be inspired!!
ETA: Discovered a very small second village nestled in the hills fairly close to the first one; and also discovered that the large floating island near the two lava falls is attached by a thin strip of land to the mountain that the falls come from. Just over the mountain from the two lava falls are two very nice waterfalls flowing into a high valley. Found even more pumpkins. Still no cacti.
The seed "TacoBELL" is decent.
I used it prior to the update and it was a pretty much full dessert biome with awesome formations.
Well I loaded it up the other day to get a better look at the map in creative. When I got to the edges of the map and to unexplored areas I found some cool stuff. So I loaded it up again and here it is.
I forget the biomes, I know there are swamps and desserts of course but not sure about snow.
3 full villages and one little cut up villege on a beach. Well dessert I just removed the catus and make some 'palm trees' lol.
Why does minecraft NOT have beachs btw!? What a waste of the sandy biomes, derserts are boring and depressing.
Here are a few pictures, I may add more.
There are cool mountains and formations around the world.
Cool looking mountain I found all alone in the corner of the map. I totally want to build on this.
Another picture of the lonely mountain.
Here is a sweet floating rock formation. I build a house on it.
And here are three of the four villages. I only found these at the time I uploaded the pictures.
All of them are pretty close too.
Here is the dessert village.
Not really a picture of the village but it is in a plains biome and of decent size. Sweet view of the floating rock.
And here is my favorite village of the four. It has a ravine running under it. I glassed off the ravine so it is safer.
That ravine leads to two other underground ravines with the lowest containing diamonds.
I also found a good seed with alot of awesome mountains and formations.
I have picture of it also I just don't feel like uploading right now.
Here's a seed an online friend lucked onto at random:
In this pic, I'm in the village you spawn in. There are many around the map, mostly in good condition (one small borked one against the south western border!)
Directly below the village you spawn in is an epic mineshaft with melon and pumpkin seeds. So far I've found three cave spider spawners and three chests with pumpkin and melon seeds, and took a break from searching through it after some hours! Finding wool for beds at the game's beginning won't be a problem because you can just collect the abundance of cobwebs and make wool from the string.
There's also a pretty great village in the desert in the centre if you wanted to reset the spawn point to there.
There's an underseas mineshaft visible at night in the ocean northeast of the village. I've also found another mineshaft to the west of the snowy island in the north of the map.
Here's some coordinates:
Chests with pumpin seeds:
x96 y28 z315
x117 y24 z389
x135 y26 z399
cave spider spawners:
x149 y29 z336
x117 y27 z378
x116 y27 z371
x121 y13 z343
x147 y12 z355
Beginning of another mineshaft, diamonds:
2 diamonds at x-99 y15 z-338
6 more diamonds nearby in lava pool, tricky to get! save first! x-103 y12 z-347
This is the best seed I have seen so far. 5 and 1/5 villages. In the first village you can dig down from inside one of the houses and there is a mineshaft below. I have found 3 mineshafts. Have not found a stronghold yet. Also the mountains in this seed are very nice with really nice overhangs.
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this is literally the hardest map i have ever played on, it has no trees anywhere believe me i explored the entire map. underwater caves, one large island many smaller islands. i cannot stress this enough though, start with a bonus chest so you actually have wood, food and some tools to start you off.
me and my friend play it on hard and i recommend that if you do play this map that you do too, its so fun and so hard.
PS. sorry if somebody has already posted this map.
dang sound fun .lol
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The seed IHC SCOUT in all caps exactly as typed has a village in a lake that has a blacksmith and a cave hole very near by that leads directly down into a stronghold library! It also has swamps, snow, desert and I found abandon mines as well. The village in the lake is set up nicely for adding docks to connect all the houses, or you could fill in the lake fairly easily as it is only one block deep. There is also a sea side village on the edge of the map with most of the buildings in the water, that could also be turned into a dock town. This is one of the most balanced seeds I have found for having a decent amount of everything, without there being too much of any one thing. The village in the lake is one of the best villages I have found in all the seeds I have been checking out as it is complete, it has 6 houses, a blacksmith and a church, and I have been checking a lot of them since the update.
In case anyone is wondering the IHC stands for International Harvester Corporation, which used to make a vehicle called a SCOUT
has all biomes i think, except by ocean and the mushroom thing [i dont know if actually this are on xbox] and the biomes are on large proportions ! nothing special about extreme formations or something