The Spawn Building
Were exits from spawn laid out clearly? I found things clear enough at spawn, but noticed a lot of people were confused, likely by both the size of spawn and the positioning of exits through caves and the nether portal up on the ridge.
Is there anything you would like to see done differently with Spawn in Rev 24? More compact sized spawn, with more viable land nearby for settlers.
Do you think that this map size (7kx7k) was good? Should it be bigger, smaller or similar? I like the current size.
This rev we used vanilla map generation due to 1.13 offering new generation and biomes, and also due to custom terrain tools not being updated. Were you happy with the use of a vanilla seed? Would you like to see a return to custom terrain given the tools are updated? Custom terrain yes!
Were any biomes lacking or too abundant this revision? Biomes seemed pretty well balanced.
How did you find the distribution of ores this revision? Overworld ore distribution was good.
This revision we had a custom Nether created by totemo, it featured different biomes designed to provide areas for bulk mining resources like concrete powder and terracotta. We again included custom mobs in the nether.
How did you feel about the custom generated map this revision? Would you like to see a custom nether again? I enjoyed it, +1 for a custom nether again. I'd like to see more massively cavernous areas in the nether if possible, like in certain sections of the custom nether map a couple of revs ago.
How did you feel about the custom mobs this revision? They actually added a measure of danger to the nether, good stuff.
How was the distribution of quartz and glowstone? Both were fine. Glowstone was only in trees, yes? As an aside, with widely available glowstone in the nether, we should remove glowstone from the overworld ore generation.
Were the villagers with custom trades in the Nether a positive addition? I didn't really use these much, but it was a neat touch.
This revision we had a custom generated End created by totemo. It featured different biomes (also designed to provide bulk mining of resources like the Nether) and custom structures with the idea that the End is a cold, dry place.
We also had a new version of the dragon fight created by bermudalocket. This fight included 4 phases of dragon and mob fighting goodness, with Elytra dropping from completing the fight.
Another change we implemented was having shulkers spawning across the end instead of having a shulker spawner.
How did you feel about the custom generated End this rev? Any kind of generation you’d like to see? Overall, I liked it. If possible, maximally weird terrain generation would be great.
How did you feel about having ores generated in the End that were plumped but didn’t have custom drops? How was the ore distribution? I like the idea of plumped ores w/o custom drops in the end, but they were far too common. Perhaps halve the ore generation frequency.
Were the villagers with custom trades in the End a positive addition? Like the nether trades, I didn't really use them, but they were neat.
How did you feel about bermuda’s NerdyDragon fight? Was it too easy/difficult/just right in your opinion? I love the custom dragon fight, it's nearly just right in terms of difficulty.
Any other suggestions you’d like to share for the fight? I'd recommend revamping the first stage to add more interactivity - currently it's mostly a waiting game with the occasional dragon boop. It also might be neat to have higher difficulty variants on the dragon fight just for fun, like bonus wither(s) or something, but it's not really necessary given how fun and nicely balanced the custom dragon fight is.
Did you like having the leaderboard available for the dragon fights? Yes.
Shulkers and other mobs
Did you enjoy having free range shulkers instead of a shulker spawner? Yes, roaming monsters are superior to their factory farmed counterparts.
How did you feel about the other mobs that appeared in the end? They could have used some more flair in the vein of the custom nether mobs. Still, a huge improvement over the vanilla end.
After feedback last rev we decided to have the Elytra be obtainable as a drop from the custom dragon fight.
How did you feel about the method of obtaining Elytra this revision? Was receiving it as a drop from the custom dragon fight enough effort for it? It was fine.
Do you have any other ideas you have for methods of obtaining Elytra? Nope.
Are there any additions you’d like to see in Mapworld next revision? Nope.
This revision we had claimable 8 portals across the map, all available from day 1 of the revision.
Did you feel that the number and distribution of portals this rev was good? Do you prefer having all portals available from day 1 of the revision? Yes. Yes.
Do you have any ideas for how portals should be implemented next rev? Nope.
Iron Golem Spawners
Iron Golem Spawner costs remained the same this revision, except you were able to upgrade to a new level individually instead of needing to upgrade all 4 spawners to the same level first.
Do you feel that the cost of an iron golem spawner was fair? Yes.
How did you feel about being able to upgrade spawners individually as opposed to upgrading each spawner to the same level first? Good.
Perhaps something about keeping our system the same in 1.14 after iron golems spawning is nerfed in vanilla I haven't looked much at 1.14 mechanics, so I'll defer to those with more expertise in the matter.
This revision we had a Creeper, Squid and Slime spawner, all available to be found from the first day of the revision.
How do you feel about the inclusion of custom spawners in the map? Would you prefer to have, or not have them? Custom spawners should only be included when they fix an issue with access to said mob relative to single player. In particular, squid have historically had issues spawning in the ocean in any respectable number due to mob cap shenanigans. I don't think that creeper and slime spawners are necessary - the former spawn all over the world and the latter can be acquired via slime chunk grinders. Both of these are in lower volume than the custom spawners, but still a decent amount and roughly on par with single player.
Which custom spawners do you think are particularly useful in a multiplayer setting, if any? See above. They're all useful, perhaps to an excessive degree. The creeper spawner in particular essentially subsidizes elytra travel - perhaps if you had to hunt down free-range creepers to get rocket fuel, flight wouldn't be as overpowered compared to other means of transportation. If kept, the spawn rates should probably be reduced.
Custom Drops from Ore, Mobs, Loot chests and Sugarcane
This revision we continued the use of custom drops from ores, but also expanded on the methods of obtaining them to include dropping from some mobs, in loot chests, rewards from events and new blocks (sugarcane)
How did you feel about the addition of drops from mobs, loot chests and sugarcane this revision? Would you like to see drops coming from other sources in the future? Good. Yes.
How do you feel about the rates of custom drops dropping, too frequent or too rare? Good.
Do you have any ideas for new ways to obtain custom drops? Nope.
How have the custom drop trades been so far this rev? Any kinds of trades you’d like to see in the future? Good. Nothing in particular.
Have you enjoyed the custom horse saddles available to trade this revision? Yes.
Would you like to see them return for next revision? Yes.
If so, do you prefer them as trade items, prizes, or some mixture of both? Trade items; this allows better availability to those unable to make it to events e.g. admin hunts.
Events so far this revision:
St. Patrick’s Day
Easter Egg Hunt
All the Things
Collections at Spawn (gathering materials to unlock spawn trades)
Are there any events you particularly enjoyed this revision so far? Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day were nice. Collections at Spawn was a good idea.
Is there any event past or present that you’d like to see return in Revision 23? EXCALIBUR QUEST
Have you any new event ideas that you’d like to share?
Do you enjoy having special items that you may not be able to get in vanilla as a prize for completing events? (Such as higher level enchanted items, custom skulls) Yes.
Do you have any ideas for events you’d like to see in the future?
End of Rev
In the past there has been end of rev events such as ending the world in Chaos and a Zombie Apocalypse, would you like to see the return of something like this? Do you have any other ideas for how to celebrate the end of rev? Yes.