Minecraft, Cave, Java 's New Cave Generation Is Crazy
This video brought to you by my birthday i’m in the last year of my 20s i’m, getting very old but hey. You can help this video out by checking out the like button down below it. Our other sponsor and all that good stuff anyway, you might say that on my birthday, they’ve ushered in a new era of minecraft and that’s. Why i’m standing on this one by one pillar because i’m about to hit f3 that’s? Why my webcam is, in the lower left hand corner here and you look at that y value and you’re like wait. A minute that’s not 256 at max, build height, that’s 320. they’ve added 64 blocks to the build height, wait a minute you’re, not in an amplified world, no i’m, not an amplified world. This is just a normal world generated in the new snapshot and we’ve built up to y equals 320.. Pretty cool right, so let’s go ahead and take the plunge off of this all the way down to bedrock see how long it takes let’s go skydiving. Here we go, i mean it is it’s well over a thousand feet now. I guess just a bit over a thousand feet. Well, i kind of spoiled it because, well, you might think we’re at y equals zero right now, but you’d be incorrect because we’re going to hit f3 again and we’re negative 63 you’re like wait a minute you’re not falling into the void you’re standing on bedrock yeah.
So now it goes from 320 to negative 64.. The bedrock that i’m standing on is negative 64., so they’ve added another 128 blocks to the world height, and the reason is, i assume their goal is to make pre 1.17 worlds compatible with 1.17 worlds. So you need to line up sea level in order to do that, so they have to go below zero, so the deep dark and the warden, and all that that’s that’s gon na be uh below y equals zero kind of kind of spooky right. Pretty cool, though, and i feel i feel validated because i said i thought this is what was to happen and they had to do it to accommodate the cliffs in the caves. Speaking of the caves let’s check those out because they’ve been added sort of so, as you can tell right now way: bigger caves, lots of water, the water is going to be changing right now they said it’s, just like all the caves below a certain height are Flooded right now and that in the future will be fixed, but man you get some absolutely monstrous caves. The other interesting thing is: okay. Look right now, we’re at uh, let’s, see if i switch back out of spectator hit f3 we’re at y equals 12. there’s diamonds. Here because it is, of course, y equals 12, but if we keep going down, then we’re at y equals negative 30. there’s diamonds here, so my question is: will the y level variation of diamonds be changed or can you just find diamonds everywhere now because look at This absolute unit of a cave, it’s, it’s like in s p earth or in vault hunters, and you just look around you – can see all the exposed, ores and stuff like that.
Look it’s like a dam right here. You’Ve got water level, that’s really high, and then it goes down into water level. That’S, lower kind of interesting, like it’s, blocked off by this sort of dam wall structure right here and then just got a geode sitting in the lake i mean dude. This is so cool and keep in mind. This is just using like the regular cave look. This hasn’t even incorporated the new cave biomes like the lush caves, the drip stone caves and all of that so imagine what this is all going to look like once: you’ve merged the two together. But again, this is just like a preliminary look at what the large caves and underground lakes are going to look like, but i think there’s going to be less cave flooding once they polish things, but it’s like you can see. Okay, this is just a regular old ravine, as you would normally expect it. Just maybe slightly deeper, then you’d be used to running into one, and then you have the new stuff with these flooded caves here and then really micro flooded caves on top of it, and so what they’ve? What they’ve said is they’ve basically merged the two world types or the two cave gen types. You can still see the sort of caves and ravines that you would notice in in 1.16 and before and now it’s mixed in with uh with the new stuff, which is look at this.
Look at this absol it’s like they took what would be a normal cave that you’d be walking through in the past and they just scaled it up so it’s. Just this gigantic tube. This is so cool. Oh man, i can’t wait until it’s, combined with the new cave biomes and all that stuff, bro diamonds. Diamonds, are going to be so easy to find the extreme amount of y levels you can find it at now. Oh, my goodness, it’s it’s, like you’ve, got a range of almost 80 blocks that you can find diamonds in unless that gets changed. But man that seems op. Oh yeah, just go swimming there’s, some diamonds chilling sticking out of the wall, not a big deal. You can just go collect a bit of gold come up for air and you just keep going it’s interesting, actually that the uh, the the lickins, the glow lickins, are survivable underwater. I don’t know if that’s just when they generate with terrain or if you can. Actually. Oh, you can put them under water huh. Well, you know pretty cool okay. I haven’t seen any more diamonds, so i’m going to eat my words here about saying, it’s overpowered, but you get the idea like you, can just look around and see a lot of ores, which is exactly what i would do in things like s and p earth And in vault hunters and all that stuff and then dude the caves just like they keep connecting oh yeah, then you got some more diamonds over there.
No big deal, no big deal, it’s pretty cool so anyway, just uh. Just a preliminary look at what caves are gon na start. Looking like, i like how you have the different separations in water levels like it’s still the same body of water but it’s just higher than the other like the the levels, don’t equalize physics, doesn’t matter, it’s, not a big deal, it’s minecraft anyway. I look forward to never having to strip mine again. I guess no excuse there’s diamonds. There everywhere, you look you’re gon na find some diamonds there’s some gold there’s something of value but that’s pretty much it. Oh more! Diamonds, i’d encourage you check out the snapshot. You can load it up in the minecraft java launcher and you can just explore some of the caves for yourself and then in future snapshots we’ll be able to check them out once they’ve incorporated the new biomes, but this isn’t it for the snapshot. We’Ll go back up on the surface and check out a couple minor tweaks. They made some changes to the drip leaf plants. Man that thing just goes so high up. Sorry, i’m distracted. So now no longer can you actually do the crouch or jump in order to prevent them from dropping and also it seems like they drop quicker now, but yeah, no there’s, no more saving yourself. Like you got ta. You got ta jump, quick that’s. All there is to it boom and now i’m down, so it seems like they might have shortened the cooldown a little bit.
So you got ta do speedy parkour. I guess that’s the whole point of it because you know if you made a nap or something you were trying to take advantage of drip leaf, then you just you’d be able to shift, and then you wouldn’t fall in before so this is good. This really, it forces people to pick up their game. However, there is a way to prevent the drip leaf from from dripping, and that is by using redstone signal. As you can hear, it really wants to drop me right now, but it can’t it’s being forced to stay up. Sorry about that. I know you want to drop me to the ground. I know i’m. Pretty heavy i’m, probably gon na eat a lot of birthday cake later so i’m only gon na get heavier, but now we switch that off. Then it’ll drop me and it seems like when you have a redstone signal applied to the drip leaf that as soon as it’s removed it drops you like. It gets rid of the down. Now i don’t know if that’s just me noticing that the uh, the cooldown seems like it’s it’s shorter or, if that’s, just the way that works soon as you uh jump off. Obviously you get that you get that moment right where it goes to the kind of halfway level and then you can jump from there, but um it doesn’t. Give you much time. That said, also, if you have the drip leaf in the down position, and then you immediately apply the redstone signal, it puts it back up again, so it just gets rid of that having to wait for the cooldown to expire.
So let it drop me again and then back up cool another feature with it is now when you shoot it with an arrow it doesn’t just break, which also it makes sense, it’ll just cause it to immediately drop. So you could have something like a gary’s, mod, unlive, run, death run, sort of thing and you’ll be able to. You know try to shoot people off the platforms or just shoot people, but i guess if you turn pvp off, then you have to aim for the drip leaf and then it’ll drop them off or something like that now, if you shoot one when it has a Redstone signal applied, it will actually override it. So keep that in mind and then you’d have to you know reapply if you wanted it to instantly go up, but now it’s back in its original state, where it won’t drop me off it’ll just keep making the noise like hey. You get off of me. Please! Please i know i have this redstone signal, but okay i’ll. Do you the courtesy of of hopping off anyway? That was it for most of the extra changes all having to do with the uh the drift leaf, but again big thing: new world height new caves. If you want to check it out, i’d encourage you to do so so that you can take in the full magnitude of all the changes. Look at how deep this mine is over here. Oh, my goodness, look at this absolute unit of a cave that you jump down and oh it’s, so cool wait hold on.
I got ta at least. Do this hold up? I don’t know why i went into survival you’re not supposed to do that. There we go had to be done all right. Everybody well thanks! So much for tuning in to this video uh make sure to like, if you like, check it out it’s our birthday, sponsor it’s, pretty cool subscribe to the channel if you’re not already stay tuned for future updates that way and uh enjoy never having to strip mine Again seriously, this is oh, my god, diamonds, gold iron, just it just doesn’t, stop it’s everywhere diamonds. Oh, i love it. It’S, brilliant it’s, beautiful and it’s, probably gon na be nerfed, but maybe it won’t. Hopefully it won’t all right.