As most of us know, having an alternative ocean is a hot topic on the suggestion forums. Many have suggested mountains, and I designed mine to be similar. But my suggestion is a little hotter...
Let's jump right into this suggestion!
The volcano biome is basically a new biome that will replace the ocean on one side of the world. It is a high risk - good loot type of biome that has a challenging environment and powerful mobs to defend it. Lets get started on the new types of blocks that generate there!
Almost the entire volcano is made out of basalt blocks. They can be crafted into smooth basalt blocks.
Molten Basalt Block
These blocks spawn around the lava pools that dot the volcano. They can be crafted into molten smooth basalt blocks.
Smooth Basalt Block
These are blocks that can be crafted from basalt blocks in a 1:1 ratio.
Molten Smooth Basalt Block
These are blocks that can be crafted from molten basalt blocks in a 1:1 ratio.
These generate in patches around the volcano. They can be used to craft explosives.
This tree will grow in the underworld and volcano biome on any available ash. They drop petrified wood, which has it's own ruined, old looking furniture set.
When stepped on, these gysers will explode releasing a 10 block high gyser of lava into the air.
They would only be mineable (though still not obtainable) with a nightmare or better pickaxe. The block underneath would also not be breakable.
These pots generate in the volcano biome! They will drop the same stuff as the underworld pots except for the hellfire arrows.
As well as sulfur, basalt, and its molten counterpart, ash also generates in patches around the volcano.
Worldgen, Scenery, & Music
The volcano biome would generate in the shape of a huge mountain made out of basalt blocks. It would be dotted with sulfur, ash, and pools of lava.
Just below the base, there would be a cave leading to a large room with a chest in it. (more on that later)
At the very top of the volcano, there would be a huge tunnel that goes all the way down to hell and into a colossal lake of lava. This tunnel would be filled with lava, but if you happened to have some obsidian skin potions, it could be a straight shot to the underworld.
Every once in a while, the tunnel would quickly overflow with massive amounts of lava lava that will begin to pour down the mountainside.
So what stops this lava from all pooling at the bottom? Well, in the volcano biome, all "flowing" lava would slowly dissipate on its journey down the mountainside.
In the background of the volcano biome, the sky would be dark gray. There would be huge volcanos spewing lava that overlap each other.
When it rains in the volcano biome, instead of rain bright embers will fall.
The volcano biome would use the same music as the underworld.
Quite possibly the most important part of this suggestion, I have designed 4 unique enemies that will roam the molten lands of the volcano biome. They all have a chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff on any of their attacks.
30 dM (42 Ranged Atk)
The aerozoan is the most common enemy of the volcano biome. It floats through the air aimlessly until it sees a player, upon which it will get towards them, wait a minute, jet away, fire a volley of sparks at the player, and repeat the process. It spawns pre-hardmode.
40 dM (50 Ranged Atk 1) (15 Ranged Atk 2)
The pyromancer is a slightly rarer enemy than the aerozoan. It begins it's attack as soon as the player comes within range, in which it shoots 3 bouncing fireballs at the player. It then begins floating around the player in a cloud of flames and shoots red hot lasers at them at an extremely quick speed. It spawns pre-hardmode.
40 dM (50 Slam Atk) (30 Ranged Atk)
The igneous slime is the "Miniboss" of the volcano biome. It is fairly rare, about as rare as the the goblin scout. When it sees the player, it will attack by hopping close to them and then preforming a mimic-like slam attack,(without passing through blocks)then hopping back from the player and firing 2 globs of lava at the player. It drops fire gel, which is used to craft several weapons. It spawns pre-hardmode.
70 dM (50 Rush Atk) (80 Laser Atk)
The magma golem is the volcano biome's only hardmode enemy. Spawns during the rain (see environment for more information)
When it sees the player, it will attack by first approaching them and then performing a form of dash attack that allows him to clip through walls. To prevent him from getting stuck in blocks this way, he will jump as high as is needed to clear the blocks after finishing the attack. He will then back up and spend about a second and a half charging up a powerful laser. Rinse and repeat.
He drops the flame core which is used to craft plasma armor, and now drops the fire feather instead of the red devil.
The hand-cranked cooler is a new item that is found in the chest in the loot room of the volcano. It has a 52% chance of appearing there. It is used by holding down the left-mouse with it selected, which will slowly turn the player blue and put a wavering effect over them. It can be charged for up to 20 seconds, and if you do charge it for that long it will give the player 10 seconds of complete fire immunity. In other words, you can not be affected by the On Fire! debuff or by lava. It also reduces fire-based enemy damage by 25%. Charging it up is in a 3:2 ratio, e.g. 2 seconds of charging = 3 seconds of resistance.
Flame in a Bottle
The Flame in a Bottle is a new accessory that is found in the chest in the loot room of the volcano. It has a 52% chance of appearing there. It's like the sandstorm in a bottle but you don't go quite as far, you set anything within 3 block radius of you on fire, and when your in the air you can double tap the down key to do a sort of slam attack, which does 15 damage, knocks enemies back, and sets them on fire.
So why do these items have a 52% chance of appearing in the volcano loot room chest instead of just 50? Because of the extremely rare chance that the player could get both!
Molten Infusion Stone
The Molten Infusion Stone is a new accessory that is has a 10% chance to be dropped by the Igneous Slime. When equipped, it gives you 10% damage resistance against fire-based enemies, and causes the On Fire! debuff to give you 2 health per second. It will also become a necessary item for the fire gauntlet, and will cause it to inherit the Molten Infusion Stone's effects.
Fire Gel is an item that is dropped by the Igneous Slime. It can be used with a wood to craft 5 torches, a mushroom and 3 bottles to create 3 restoration potions, the resurrection potion, and 3 weapons.
The Curling Flame is a sword that, when used, shoots a wall of flames similar to the hammush. These flames deal 24 damage and inflict the On Fire! debuff.
The Handcannon is a slow but extremely powerful handgun. It has extreme knockback power, and is good for keeping enemies at bay.
The Eruption is a hardmode spell tome that shoots a flame which is almost exactly like the water bolt, except that it does more damage and bounces more times. It also sets enemies aflame.
Has a 33% chance of dropping from the Magma Golem. It is used to craft the plasma armor set.
+15% Mage & Summoner Critical Chance
+20% Mage & Summoner Damage
+30% Movement Speed
Set Bonus : All mage and summoner attacks inflict on fire, and if the player lands ontop of lava, they will be shot up into the air and take no damage.
This armor is meant as a direct alternate to the frost armor.
The Resurrection Potion is a new potion that works similar to the wormhole potion, where you go to the map, click on an icon, and are instantly transported there. Instead of another player's icon, you now can teleport to one of your recent death points.
"I've heard that there is a fish in the lava pools of the volcano that is made out of sulfur! Have you ever smelled the sulfur there? It's really bad! Get that fish for me so that I can hide it under someone's mattress!"
"I was fishing around in the molten lava of the volcano, when I nearly lost my rod to this squid thing! It looks just like those ones that are always jetting around. Catch it for me so I can figure out how they float!
"I went to the volcano one day when all of a sudden I see a blob of lava with fins and a tail leap out of the magma! Then it dove back in real quick. Go catch it for me so I can see what happens when I pour water on it!"
The fire trout is a fairly common fish that is found in the lava pools of the volcano. It is used in the Resurrection Potion.
Thank you all for reading my volcano suggestion! If you have any ideas for improvement, any suggestions for new items, or any general things to say, please tell me!