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J1015814

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#1
It adds a lot of stuff and changes the vanilla textures a bit. But more importantly, the terrain generation isn't radically different from previous versions. I tested as far back as 1.9.4, and for the most part everything is the same with the exception of surface details such as trees. Given that most towns are going to have altered land as a matter of course, I think it would be worthwhile to make a new world with the old world's seed and transfer our towns over to it. Any differences in elevation should be easy to fix with a little hands-on terraforming done by players. Of course, this is all dependent on which version the current main world was made in.

Also, automating the mining world regen would be nice too ;)
 
#3
I think that transferring some of the main builds onto a newly regenerated seed of the current map, like J10 said, would be a great idea! I personally spent a lot of time working on my base and would be sad to see it go given that I have so many ideas I still want to build on it. My town isn't very big, it's limited to an island so I don't think porting it over to the same spot would be an issue.
 

J1015814

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#5
Good news, everyone! I've found some compelling evidence that shows a transfer would be totally feasible: check the southeast corner of the livemap http://mc.anembra.com:8123/ and you'll notice something odd.

Specifically:
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See the parts with a darker shade of blue? That's "new" (1.13) ocean. It extends from shore into deep water. And those icebergs are there because the server either forgot or never loaded those chunks, so it remade them in the "current" version. Also notice the missing chunks to the left, in the desert. I'd wager the server would regen those seamlessly, possibly adding 1.13-type stuff.

The only catch I can think of is that some of our towns might end up in the middle of previously-unimplemented features such as villages (illages?) or shipwrecks or whatever. That might look weird but should be easy to deal with. Easier than starting over, for sure.
 
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