This is an analysis on the biomes that Minecon 2019 is showing and i will be speculating on what these biomes offer, why they should be added and my thoughts on them.
What will be added: Vultures, Tumbleweeds and a new cactus type.
Why improve them: Make the environment stand out more and giving it a unique life.
My verdict: Sure they can be improved. The vulture mob is something i look forward to, a new bird mob but i'm not sure about them stealing your items. Badlands could use a touch to the environment to make them different from deserts. The new cactus is an addition that could have potential as well as tumbleweeds. I find tumbleweeds to be a bit interesting in that they may be blocks or an entity that is moved by wind, something that isn't in the main game. The fact that also they can hit you, there could be more to this block than being an decoration block.
What will be added: Improved generation, deeper snow and goats
Why improve them: Make them more realistic.
My verdict: Mountains are fine at the moment. I don't really see new for them to be added. Terrain is mostly fine but we could probably make mountains more jagged like in real life. Goat mobs, could be really used for milk or their fur but we have cows, llamas and sheep which are at least appropriate enough for the biome. I find deep snow to be potentially useful for traps and other surprises.
What will be added: Mangrove trees, treasure boats and frogs.
Why improve them: Give the biome more life and unique.
My verdict: Swamps should be improved. They don't offer anything else unique apart from lilypads and witch huts. Currently they just feel like flooded forest biomes and they need something special to stand out. Mangroves another wood type are welcome but I feel maybe the trees should be different judging from the video. And another thing seeing the preview video is that the terrain is possibly being kept the same way. Frogs could add more to the aesthetic, maybe also they could have a use? A chest boat may be useful for travels if you don't have any llama, donkey or shulker box with you. Maybe the chest boats do spawn like how abandoned mineshafts have minecart cars? It makes exploring the biome a bit more fun.
So that ends it here. Leave your comments here and your thoughts on the biomes shown that should be improved.
I'm torn between Swamp and Mountains. Since Badlands are rare biomes, we wouldn't see the update that often, therefore I dont support badlands that much. Whereas Mountains you come across all the time, everywhere in the distance or right in front of you- but they are a bit ugly right now, so they could be improved. I would say I partially support Mountains. But swamps, I see can have huge potential- more than Mountains and Badlands.
So I'd say I support Swamps the most, but I'm still deciding ... >.<
I'm going to have to say swamps for me, swamps would be a lot more fun to explore then. If it hadn't been for how rare badlands are and how they're not really that big, I would've chosen them. I really like the idea of goats being added to Minecraft in mountains, I think it would be cool for them to be a rideable mount, that can "climb" higher than a horse, which is perfect for a mountain.
"I think it would be cool for them to be a rideable mount, that can "climb" higher than a horse, which is perfect for a mountain."
hah, that's a great idea. Since horses, llamas, mules, all ridable mobs have a struggle climbing up mountains, the mountain goat could be perfect for getting to those tall places. you should add this in suggestions
I hope that they don't break the current mountain generation... There are too many people who are advocating for more realistic mountains, and that would mean the end of fancy mountains like cliffs, overhangs, and so on... If you have played one of those alternative terrain generators that offer this kind of mountains, you know how boring they become after a few gameplays... I hope Mojang don't listen to these people.
To clarify what I'm saying, let's take this picture from the old "Terrain Control" mod:
Many people now advocate for "realistic" mountains like those of the top left corner, with low horizontal and vertical fractures... For me, that would be like killing the spirit of Minecraft.
Right now Mountains / Extreme hills produce some of the most unique terrain in minecraft. At times some of the most boring yes, but it's the only biome atm that floating islands are uncommon instead of just rare, and good enough size to actually build on. You can also get epic archways with them at times.