Minecraft 1.7: What's New (Biomes & Fishing)

What's New (Biomes & Fishing)

So, here we are with the second part to whats going to happen to Minecraft in 1.7 (you can see the first part here). Let's start off with the new biomes.


Roofed Forest: This biome is filled with short trees that are close together, forming a canopy. The trees have 2x2 trunks are also seen with the occasional mushroom.

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Mega Taiga: This biome is very similar to the regular taiga biome we all know and love but with a little twist. This biome has Podzol, a new grass variant that is only found at this biome.

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Mesa: Made up of clay some hardened and some stained. There are six colors of stained clay as a new block called red sand. This new block can only be found in the mesa biome and is the same as sand other than the color.

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Birch Forest: Yup.

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Deep Ocean: Two times deeper then the regular ocean biome, the Deep Ocean goes down as deep as 30 blocks.

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Savannah: Next we have the warm Savanna. This biome is similar to the desert in that rain does not fall and the grass looks all dried out. Things to look for in this new biome are a new style of trees made up of jungle wood called Acacia trees as well as horses! yes, this biome will naturally spawn horses.

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Taiga: Exact same as the normal taiga but just without snow.

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Extreme Hills+: Very close to the normal extreme hills but with added spruce tree every couple of blocks.

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Minecraft has changed its already exhilarating experience of fishing by adding new mechanics, loots, new fish, enchants, and a new potion. But first lefts talk about the new mechanics.

When fishing there are now bubbles that appear around the bobber to simulate fish. When a fish is just about to take the bait, a stream of bubbles flows to the bobber. This gives us an idea of how long its going to take rather than intently watching the bobber for about half an hour.

New Fish

Clown Fish: Rare catch. Heals almost 1 hunger bar.

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Salmon: 1 full health point raw, 3 full health points cooked.

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Puffer Fish: Raw: Poison 1 min, Hunger III & Nausea II 15 secs. Brew with awkward potion: potion of water breathing (Lasts 8 mins).

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When fishing in the new world of 1.7 you can not only get fish, but loot as well.

  • Junk Loot: Bowl, fishing rod (damaged), leather, leather boots (damaged), rotten flesh, sticks, string, water bottles, bones, ink sacs, and tripwire hooks.
  • Treasures: Bows (enchanted), enchantment book, fishing rod (enchanted), name tags, saddles, and Lilly pads.


There are two new enchantment in the game that are specific to the fishing rod. The first being Lure which decreases the time it takes for you to catch fish.

The second one is Luck of the Sea which increases the chance of catching fish and actually decreases the chance of catching junk. Though the luck of the sea does not increase chance of getting treasure, you do end up with a higher possibility since the chance of junk is lowered.

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Great job Niko, I really like that we have someone that posts regularly about Minecraft now. Keep up the good work! Maybe you could help revive this portion of WHT!

I love your description. I play Minecraft and it is nice to see what is new. Thank you. :)

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