I have been working on ocean themed terrain gen for a long time, and am finally getting ready to convert it into a server.
90% of the work has been done already. The terrain is going to be a combination of "fromimage" and "random" terrain gen. Fromimage generates the world terrain based on a pre-created image. What I will be doing is pasting in randomly generated maps in addition to manually painted terrain to create biomes which cannot form naturally. This combines the interesting and surprising results of random generation while also allowing more complicated biomes to exist.
There is a temp server using random gen up at 220.127.116.11 if you want to sail around. Don't bother building anything as the map is constantly being reset.
There are over 30 new biomes added to the world, and definitely open to more, creativity allowing.
I am looking for one or a couple people who might be interested in contributing the following:
1) World objects; statues, temples, ships, shrines and similar objects that will spawn naturally in the world. These can be manually placed (which would be very time consuming) or can be implemented into specific biomes to generate along with trees and plants and the like.
2) A world map. This isn't nearly as complex as it might sound. Most of the map is going to be copy pasted images such as this: http://i.imgur.com/iNHb5z4.png with slight adjustments to continent rarity and size.
Beyond that, there are certain biomes which aren't able to be randomly generated which will have to be painted in, like atolls, nice looking craters, underwater cave systems, and so on. I have a handy dandy list where you just eye drop the color and paint it onto the map image: http://i.imgur.com/Kk9xLeX.png
3) Biome ideas. If you are familiar with terrain control, you know that biome designs are infinite in variety, and designing and exploring new and interesting ones is quite fun. Ideas or suggestions for interesting island designs is great.
4) A dedicated plugin guy. I'm not that good at plugins configuring. My problem area is essentials and permissions which I can never get 100% correct on my own. Looking for someone who can do the initial setup and stop by from time to time if there are any issues or changes.
I think this project is going to be great when it finally goes live and is shiny and polished. It will be fun to combine extra hard mode with island exploration. Being unable to tunnel easily into stone will encourage players to explore and discover the wonders of the world in search of caves and other goodies. If you have interest in contributing to this project, either post here or email me at [email protected]