I shared my seed and noticed that packed ice are not in the seed number.
Packed ice are randomly generated in the snow from time to time entering the same seed number over and over.
I looked at different seeds, same thing. And also noticed smaller differences in flowers and blocks. Is this intended i.e. small randomness.
The spawn chunk area changes location on the map. When a new spawn area can be observed i.e. more than 100 blocks. Then changes are made to packed ice and mesa areas. So if you enter the seed number twice and you get two separate spawn locations in a map containing a mesa or a taiga area the result is that ice spikes and packed ice changes in form and size or simply gone.
A change to the spawn location must happen.
Example: I tried to get packed ice on a taiga map i.e. the reversed action, but I could not. I got the same spawn area every time I entered the seed number.
I hope my update to this behavior helps out.
Thanks for a great update. My Slime farm now never crash the game, BIG THANKS, Its great simply put.
Marcus Sanler (ariana gaming)