When I play Minecraft, I often world-jump - meaning that I get bored of the world I'm in because it has everything in a small space. I really want a world I can stay in and continually expand my influence for a very long time.
To achieve this, I want a wild terrain generator; fantasy styled with floating islands, but not too drastic that a NASA computer would be necessary. I also want ores to spawn very deep below the ground and be as rare as possible - to make up for that, the veins would have to be so big that you would have to go through a couple of Iron Pickaxes to run them dry. I believe this might be achievable by making the world height... well, higher. Is this possible?
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I experimented with ore generation but it's quite limited because you can't go below 1 attempt per chunk of spawning an ore (that's a lot of attempts!), so if you want large "veins" (actually blobs of a few dozens ore blocks) to generate you'll find them everywhere. The only way to spawn less ore is to reduce the number of attempts to 1, to reduce the vein size to 1-6 and to make them spawn at height 0-255, but then you'll be lucky to find a few ore blocks.
There is a mod in included in the Technic pack (Tekkit and Tekkit Lite being two of the most notable mods they maintain) that is called "The Big Dig." I was just reading the description to day and it said "extremely rich ore veins."
I created a world with amplified terrain, increased coal and iron, but put diamonds only above y = 192, so I had to find REALLY high mountains to get diamonds! I also increased biome size to 8, so the biomes were HUGE (I had to travel 4000 blocks across ocean from an island to reach the extreme hills biome.)