Now, I will say this for the mod: Travelling on foot IS hard! And that is good! In vanilla MC, the jungles are basically a forest biome with leaves on the floor. No biggy, just keep on sprinting and jumping. In LOTR, you can go maybe 5 blocks, before you have to dig up a small mound of mud, jump down into a lake, or run into a wall of vines, leaves, and trees.
But, there are places which travelling is not hard, just... BORING. Sure, maybe the occasional bandit here or there, but meh... just keep on sprinting gets kind of annoying.
- 1) Blizzards: of course, this has been suggested millions of times before, but heres my idea on this: for mountains, snow would not be JUST snow. (Misty Mountains, Blue Mountains, and Mtns. of the Wind for example) Now, their FOOTHILLS, will recieve normal snow and rain. BUT, the mountains themselves will get BLIZZARDS. Imagine normal snow, but with 2x the particle amount, and you start recieving cold damage on a daily-basis, like if Forodwaith.
- 2) Sandstorms: the equivalent of a blizzard in the desert, but now sand particles arise and buffet everything and everyone. These things will appear randomly next to and on top of players, perhaps with a message "A sandstorm has started near you!" Your visibility goes down to 0. The sand particles whip around and you can't even see your feet! You also start taking damage, 2x the speed of normal sun-damage. This would happen in the Great desert and maybe the Last desert too?
- 3) Landslides: sometimes on hills/mountains, if at least 20 blocks above normal ground level, a landslide will happen. All entities in or around will recieve damage, and a bunch of blocks will 'fall' to the ground. (its like a troll throwing cobblestone, just 20x blocks instead of 1)
- 4) Falling trees: sometimes a tree will just "WHAP" and smack onto the ground. Now, this might be hard to code, as in Minecraft blocks only fall DOWN, not sideways. So, maybe randomly wood logs could dissappear and reappear on the ground, hurting anything it lands on.
- 5) High Winds: up on mountains and very high up in the air, I think wind should be able to MOVE you, very slowly. Like if you are crouching and moving sideways, the wind will move you at that speed into random directions.
Hope you guys enjoyed!