The Spawn Chunks 247: The Search For A New Seed

May 29, 2023 | podcast

Jonny, and Joel review the latest changes in Minecraft 1.20 Pre-release 5, and 6, answer listener email about texture technique, and discuss what they look for in new world seeds ahead of the Trails & Tales release, coming June 7th.

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  • The Citadel – Westhill
    • The south wall of the keep has been expanded one or two blocks south to help give the keep more depth. A more tiered, like a layered wedding cake.
    • The thin stone footbridge to the south bell tower is complete.
    • The east hall was also expanded south to give the hall more windows, and a central axis connecting to the interior hallway.
    • The east tower has completely changed, again. After a lot of trial and error with a pointy spire, the tower is now a 6×6 square tower all the way to the top, and it is now the tallest tower in the keep.
    • The floor in the main hall has been extended into the apse, and it worked out perfectly, and the process of designing the courtyard mosaic has begun.

Jonny

  • New Life SMP
    • The New Life SMP has begun! The server is modded Minecraft version 1.19.2, built around the Origins mod which gives players abilities, or disadvantages, based on Minecraft creatures, or whatever the imagination can conjure up.
    • Server members have a fixed amount of lives, and each new life resets the players Origin, changing the gameplay each time they die.
    • I am starting out with the Archaeologist Origin, so I will be discovering all kinds of loot buried in gravel.
  • Minecraft Bingo 1.20 Pre-release 1
    • This beta version removes the goat horn, and sculk items from the bingo card, and adds cherry tree items, and boots with blue armour trim.

Chunk Mail

FROM: Mr. Smiles
SUBJECT: An Enchanting Position

G’day guys, 

Expanding off of the ideas you were exploring in Episode 246: The Magic of Lasers,  I think having a small sprite or pixel art that explains the origin of an enchantment would solve more than one problem.

First, an embossing of a symbol such as a guardian or warden on the sides of enchanted books would be a nice feature to go alongside the new chiseled book shelves we are getting, adding variety to their look. It’s also a good accessibility feature.

Maybe the leather on enchanted books could change colour as well? 

Second, this would also help the current potion problem, an engraving of a shield, sword or even turtle on a potion bottle would make a huge difference in identifying what potion is what. 

Curious to what you think!

Mr Smiles giggled while watching his friend enter a nether fortress thinking he was invisible.

FROM: LolaMoonPetal
SUBJECT: Texture Troubles

Hi Jonny, and Joel!

I was listening to recent episodes, and heard the word ‘texturing’ a lot. I have always known what it is, and while I’ve tried, I never quite get  it right in Minecraft. Even something as simple as a crumbling stone texture, I can’t figure it out. I think that you are both really good with texturing, and I would like to know how in the world you do it!!

Please help me and other audience members understand texturing.

Thanks!

LolaMoonPetal was dropped into lava, due to not paying attention because of being frustrated at the poorly textured wall.

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May Round Table

Jonny – The Search For A New Seed

What makes for a good start to a fresh Minecraft world? Is it easily accessible wood? Flat terrain for building? A variety of biomes within comfortable reach? A village at spawn? Or new features right on your doorstep? Jonny discusses the pros, and cons of using Minecraft mapping tools like Chunkbase to review Minecraft world seeds, and shares some of the criteria for selecting a new Minecraft world for The Minecraft Survival Guide, Season 3.

Joel – Focusing On Major Projects & Missing Out On New Minecraft Features

The medieval town project of Westhill has been two, and a half years in the making. The release of Minecraft: Trails & Tales is just around the corner, and Joel has yet to experience much of the content released in The Caves & Cliffs, and The Wild Updates. As a content creator Joel discusses personal creative battles, as well as potential viewer expectations that surface whenever Mojang releases a major update to Minecraft filled with new gameplay features.