Minecraft Multiplayer: GWJ World

FYI, if anyone cares, the poll for 1.5 biomes is still 17-10 in favor of large. Haven't seen a response for almost 10 days. We can probably say large biomes is the winner at this point. I'll leave the poll open for now, though.

Feegle wrote:

Actually, the way to claim a land mass is to find the desert closest to Q-Stone's build, and strip-mine the desert to make glass. The fill his buildings' insides with glass blocks, just to rub it in.

(Then go build where you want, mindful of others who are close by. The nighttime torch trick is a fair one.)

Feegle, I'm gonna find your new constructions and fill them with lava.

Could I get white listed? Username Manta173. Getting sick of only looking at my own stuff.

To get whitelisted is a simple process......

Done!

Thanks! Had fun running around... got away from everything ... I think... started a little hovel in a neat non-torchlit area. Please let me know if I am anyone's way and I'll undo what I did.

Everyone's stuff is sooo huge...

I started building a house, but ran out of time just as I realized I hated it. I'll have to tear it down one I can gather more materials and rebuild it. Maybe I should make a temp hidey hole off to the side first...

Edit: The mountain I'm on top of is cool, but I'm not sure I can make it work. I may just tear it down and just dig into the mountain itself. I probably just suck at building houses. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm going to fall to my death. A lot.

Go look at some You Tube videos. Search Mansion, and Castle. Then look at building elements that you're interested in. See how people use the step blocks, or make tables, or make windows, or columns. Just get an idea how they make the pieces of a house with minecraft parts. Then you can decide how you would like to put them together.

I've looked at a lot of stuff. I really like this guy's stuff.
http://imgur.com/a/dIIOL
http://imgur.com/a/dJYJt
http://imgur.com/a/8A7DH
http://imgur.com/a/dHpBI
http://imgur.com/a/gC0pw

But I don't want to just copy someone else's build exactly.
So when I try to freehand it, it never looks as good.
Also, I picked a spot where trees were not near enough to get wood AND build in a day. So I ran out of one color and ended up mixing birch and jungle woods inside and out. With cobblestone foundation. Just. No.

But I found a nice grouping of connected natural caves on the same mountain, just a bit further on. 4-5 openings on to 3-4 of the mountain's sides, including a beautiful view of the sunrise and a vertiginous drop. I'll probably put a watchtower up on top, and maybe a cow and wheat farm, but keep my abode to cave/mine style construction, which I'm more comfortable with. I just need to move all my belongings and chest/tables from my first build site and destroy the aborted house.

You can see my aborted house on top of the mountain, I thought that outcropping was bigger. The map takes some getting used to on size.
You can also see one of my several entrances/exits on the cliff face above the overhang, above the water.
http://mc.liquidmantis.com/overviewe...

Looks like his most interesting stuff happens in the background of those images.

The castle style in the background of one, and there's a raised longhouse kind of thing in another.

The plans are a little tight on some of those. Unless you're just building a sculptural exterior, having enough space to make playing inside is important.

This sums up my Minecraft project life perfectly:
IMAGE(http://assets.amuniversal.com/dcef5b202b5e01300649001dd8b71c47?width=600.0)
That said, with big biomes, we should definitely make sure to have a good rail system Maybe a repeat of the handy 9 point system we had a couple worlds ago?

Ghostship wrote:

Looks like his most interesting stuff happens in the background of those images.

The castle style in the background of one, and there's a raised longhouse kind of thing in another.

The plans are a little tight on some of those. Unless you're just building a sculptural exterior, having enough space to make playing inside is important.

If he doesn't say it in those imgur links, he does mention in at least some of his reddit posts that his builds, usually, are specifically compact.
Which would have been necessary on that little mountain-top outcropping. But once I'd made a small-but-bigger-than-compact house frame, I realized that I had very little room for anything else. Even adding a railing and walkway to avoid falling off the mountain would have changed what I liked about how that outcropping looked beyond the point of what I liked about it. The scale of things as I perceived them was off by about half.

Which is probably another reason I like cave/mine houses - they're easy to expand when I inevitably misjudge how much space I want/need without having a house that looks like an unplanned quilt.

Nice spot, Ducki! If you need any oak, just hit my little forest in front of my place there, and replant whatever you harvest. I have a couple spruce and jungle trees strewn in there as well. Feel free to shear some sheep for colored blocks if you're so inclined.

Aries wrote:

Nice spot, Ducki! If you need any oak, just hit my little forest in front of my place there, and replant whatever you harvest. I have a couple spruce and jungle trees strewn in there as well. Feel free to shear some sheep for colored blocks if you're so inclined.

Thanks, I did hit one of your trees yesterday.
And I'll have to find iron before I can shear sheep. It'll be a while, but I certainly appreciate it!

duckilama wrote:

I've looked at a lot of stuff. I really like this guy's stuff.
http://imgur.com/a/dIIOL
http://imgur.com/a/dJYJt
http://imgur.com/a/8A7DH
http://imgur.com/a/dHpBI
http://imgur.com/a/gC0pw

Oooh, those are pretty nice. I might have to copy some of that for some smaller buildings I need. I tend to build a bit bigger then that on average.

Yeah, I like how much he gets done with so few materials and so little space. Materials can be a real challenge early on, so stuff that actually looks pretty good and has all the necessities and is probably gatherable on your first day is pretty interesting to me.

Might be nice if he added a step at the end detailing how many wood logs it takes, total, to build that stuff.

I remember a 3x3 that someone linked to here, or the other MC thread, that was 2 stories with a chest on the 2nd floor. Very minimal, but had everything. I tried finding it just searching with google, but have had no luck. Anyone recall that house?

Yeah, pretty broad but it's been bugging me.

This one from my links above?
http://imgur.com/a/8A7DH

duckilama wrote:

This one from my links above?
http://imgur.com/a/8A7DH

The above link wrote:

Please ignore the ravine with the squid in it. Anyways...

One of the things I love about gaming is when you realize that a line like the above makes perfect sense to you but would cause anyone else hearing it go "Wait... what did you just say?"

I suppose that applies to any specialized field but still.. that's a great line.

Another house build from he same guy. This one is a bit bigger.
http://imgur.com/a/gC0pw

Here is the reddit post.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/co...

I realli like this one.

I've also seen somebody make houses out of double stacked mushrooms before which was pretty cool.

For those just coming into the server me and Einbjorn have a few places that are free to use, just replant food/trees and feed the animals you use.

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/e4qz6zy.jpg)

Enjoy!

I (mostly)tore down my old house and started fleshing out my cave house. My balcony is nice and I like the look of jungle wood for my stairs. Accessibility is a bit rough at the moment, as I haven't decided on a single main entrance, and every approach is fraught with precipitous falls that are a mere double-tap-to-run away. Once I have one good entry/exit, I plan to start digging. Deep. Too deep. Iron must be found to maintain my gear, see? Also, food. I need a more reliable food source than my little wheat farm, but that will come.

duckilama wrote:

I tore down my old house and started fleshing out my cave house. My balcony is nice and I like the look of jungle wood for my stairs. Accessibility is a bit rough at the moment, as I haven't decided on a single main entrance, and every approach is fraught with precipitous falls that are a mere double-tap-to-run away. Once I have one good entry/exit, I plan to start digging. Deep. Too deep. Iron must be found to maintain my gear, see? Also, food. I need a more reliable food source than my little wheat farm, but that will come.

If you end up unleashing a balrog, I'm moving far, far away.

"This is no mine... IT'S A TOMB!"

Xeknos wrote:
duckilama wrote:

I tore down my old house and started fleshing out my cave house. My balcony is nice and I like the look of jungle wood for my stairs. Accessibility is a bit rough at the moment, as I haven't decided on a single main entrance, and every approach is fraught with precipitous falls that are a mere double-tap-to-run away. Once I have one good entry/exit, I plan to start digging. Deep. Too deep. Iron must be found to maintain my gear, see? Also, food. I need a more reliable food source than my little wheat farm, but that will come.

If you end up unleashing a balrog, I'm moving far, far away.

"This is no mine... IT'S A TOMB!"

You might want to take a look at Aries' tunnel before you worry about me unleashing anything.

That brings up a good question... I normally build a hovel, dig to the bottom (on a diagonal) then start building up... What's the protocol for running into someone's underground tunnels? I will gladly seal it off and place a sign if preferred. (I assume that is the best thing to do until I get ahold of whoever's tunnel.)

duckilama wrote:
Xeknos wrote:
duckilama wrote:

I tore down my old house and started fleshing out my cave house. My balcony is nice and I like the look of jungle wood for my stairs. Accessibility is a bit rough at the moment, as I haven't decided on a single main entrance, and every approach is fraught with precipitous falls that are a mere double-tap-to-run away. Once I have one good entry/exit, I plan to start digging. Deep. Too deep. Iron must be found to maintain my gear, see? Also, food. I need a more reliable food source than my little wheat farm, but that will come.

If you end up unleashing a balrog, I'm moving far, far away.

"This is no mine... IT'S A TOMB!"

You might want to take a look at Aries' tunnel before you worry about me unleashing anything.

Psssht, I'm following the Minecraft Safe Building Practices Code 121 sec. B to a tee. You got a problem, take it up with the county permitting department.

manta173 wrote:

That brings up a good question... I normally build a hovel, dig to the bottom (on a diagonal) then start building up... What's the protocol for running into someone's underground tunnels? I will gladly seal it off and place a sign if preferred. (I assume that is the best thing to do until I get ahold of whoever's tunnel.)

I check to see if it is part of a developed area. If it is, then I put it back the way I found it and go elsewhere. If it's just a torched tunnel that has no visible development, I put up a sign blaming the intrusion on someone else and carry on!

Seriously though, that's the reason I build so far away from everyone else.

Construct a giant hand pointing towards and plugging the point of your intrusion.
Finger --> Tunnel

Rezzy wrote:

Construct a giant hand pointing towards and plugging the point of your intrusion.
Finger --> Tunnel

2 by 3 hole times 5 fingers plus space in between by using a factor of 5 for the finger L/D gives a 20 by 15 by 10 (folded finger) hole for the fingers plus a hand of equivalent size... I can do that in one or two nights... although the tunnel I ran into will definitly need to be hollowed out to make room.

What materials for the figure are appropriate? Obsidian will take longer.

So I had kinda burnt out on MC about a year ago, but now my darn kids started getting obsessed. Long story short, I'm back in the MP world as of last night. I was going to build a tundra house, but tundra kills my crappy old laptop and I get single digit fps, so I scraped that plan and found a cool pit WAAAY south of Hypatian.