I started building in a forest biome, no snow at all. Then, after awhile into the build, it starts snowing and the water in the area starts freezing. I am wondering how or why an area would change temperatures.

I would also like to note that occasionally the server likes to take a 16x16 area and revert it back to the way it was before I started building. It's made for some frustrating fixes of large structures.

  • You are clearly using a prerelease build, these behaviours could be bugs (not that full releases are bug free!)
    – fredley
    Jan 27 '12 at 17:26
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    I think that's a pretty awesome bug! Jan 27 '12 at 18:43

The biome generator has changed between different game updates, and the server is assigning a biome based on the seed, but not generating new terrain.

I have several desert areas discovered during alpha that are now considered tundra or arctic, and are as such covered with snow.

  • I'm not sure if this is the case, since its hard to get the information from the person running the server, but this seems the most probable.
    – Paul
    Jan 29 '12 at 5:09
  • Just ask the server owner when the world was created and cross-reference that with beta version release dates.
    – Broam
    Jan 29 '12 at 23:50

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