Welcome to all the new challengers, thanks for sharing your progress - promising stuff!
Vaal, all the best with your recovery. Looking forward to seeing your next update as always!
Ahhh I knew you were familiar!
If you search for 'tiered roof' online, there are some frankly amazing examples of how you could make it work better for square buildings - if you can translate the pictures from real life to Minecraft. I like the sound of the plus shape too.
After several years, I've decided to begin this challenge again. I'm modifying the rules slightly, allowing myself to use stone tools from the first stage, and buckets from the second in order to help my limited attention span.
Looking back at my first run, I hope see my expanded building skills over the years, and a more developed town planning.
Update to avoid double posting
Spent about an hour trying to work out an architectural style for the city. I decided to attempt to stylize a standard log-plank style with an Asian touch and also a slight Nordic influence (been playing quite a few hours of Skyrim lately). It's late here so I'm too lazy to embed the images into this post, but here is my prototype structure.
The main materials are a cobblestone stair foundation, oak plank based with dark oak highlights (mostly inside), fences as windows, and some texture added by using fences as walls.
The roof beam and embellishment thereupon are inspired by VaalDeth, as I started his video series earlier today.
Welcome back! Your name kind of rings a bell, although maybe I'm imagining things.
Your designs look interesting. I like the single floor design more than the two storey design though... I think it's the roof that throws me off on the two storey. My opinion is that the building is too square for the Asian style roof since it's so shallow - how does it look if you split the roof to have more than one apex, or maybe split the roof between levels in typical Asian design while trying to keep your Nordic influence with some sturdy beams or something? I'd link some images but it's late! Let me know what you think.
How far along did you make it the last time you tried the challenge?
@jabbberman1 Good luck with the challenge and please update us if you do get some pictures to share!
It's been remarkably quiet recently... I haven't helped much with my lurking lately but I have been checking up on the thread and reading all your posts (and watching videos, of course!)
I've not got much of an update to give today, but I can say that I've been looking through the feedback questionnaire I sent out a while ago and the challenge is always in my head. I want to modernise the challenge for certain! You'll just have to take my word for it right now, but I hope to back them up with actions in due time...
In the meanwhile, I'd love to see more of the progress updates to keep things alive! You haven't let me down this far! I might even take up the challenge for myself once again in the near future.
My main issue was the fact that the town really didn't have much character. I suppose I could go around adding the kills and things to make everything less flat, but it's just adding more tedious work into what I have already done. As it stands, I plan on building at least some semblance of housing if I need any new buildings (I shouldn't, but who knows) so I won't completely abandon the challenge, but I can't see myself, say...Building a giant area for the castle I technically need to do.
My plan is to finish the skyblock map, then find a good modpack and restart it there with an actual landmass to work with. I'm not sure what modpack it'll be, or when it will happen, but I just can't build a decent city when I need to build all the land as well.
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It finally happened, the thread reached the sixth page. I really do hope it doesn't die though.
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today i am going to start my castle
wish me luck
Quote from crazycrafterforfunHello! I'm attempting this challenge for fun on the newest snapshot ! On insane difficulty of course though I accidentally locked it on normal instead of hard so I guess it's like a almost insane challenge huh? Haha.
We started with 16, 11 men 5 women, we now have as little as 3, 1 woman, 1 man, and me. All the others have died. The evil king of the Wastelands has been sending monsters of all kinds. Zombies, Skeletons, Spiders, even mysterious green creatures that have been known to explode. Whatever it is, you name it, us three have probably already seen it, and survived them all. Finally after months of travel, we've found a suitable place to begin our construction. Regardless of whether or not it's suitable, it really wouldn't matter. Starved with no food to eat, weak, tired, scared, we would can't go on anymore and must rest here.
To start with, me and the others found this very beautiful place. It has many, many flowers and it just looks absolutely beautiful. Honestly I'm more than happy to begin construction of a beautiful city right here.
We later found this, a cold place, still it doesn't feel cold in the slightest. We decided to ignore it. although it looked very beautiful we couldn't risk freezing to death. So long as the area around it doesn't seem cold we agreed it would be just fine to start construction here as we planned. (I just had to say something about this since I'm so happy I found it! Partly because it's next to the flower forest which is one of my favorite biomes, and partly because outside of seed showcase seeds I've never seen this biome!)
We've began construction. Here is the first dwelling. We made it rather big in decision that we may make it our town hall! Of course before we take a step that big we would like to wait for some others to move in, but still, we want to plan ahead!
Here is thee inside.
And of course the little bedroom.
And finally the roof.
Here is the town square! (or circle rather)
The small well. (... Without water)
Despite the first dwelling being quite big, it was getting crammed. We decided we needed to begin personal dwellings for everyone! Here is the first dwelling.
The living area.
Next we began the third dwelling!
The somewhat small living area.
And it's bedroom.
Food was getting very scarce, we had resorted to almost always eating raw food and hoping for the best or occasionally eating an apple when we found apple trees. So finally after working for a few days, we gathered some seeds and began growing wheat!
And lastly, our small treasure chest that simply contains food, and a little bit of extra wood. (I had to go a thousand blocks off to find a roofed forest for all that soup! I didn't so I wouldn't need to wait forever for apples but now I'm really not sure which one would've taken longer.)
And that's all! Hope you like finally stone! Furnaces! Ah amazing I feel so privileged now! Anyway great challenge! Having tons of fun! (also thanks to the youtubers who are also doing this challenge I've been listening to all of you guys in the back while playing )
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Edit: The machine requires no power, but does require 2 redstone and a gold bar, things I technically can't use until stage 4, and I'm on Stage 2.
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Hello. I have been watching this post for around a year now, and have finally decided to actually attempt it, rather than ogle at works of art by others. I am following the classic guidelines as closely as I can, but made a few minor modifications.
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So, I wanted to try something silly.
I've been playing the Agrarian Skies mod, and I realized after glancing in here again that it could probably be used for a City Challenge in one of the most dangerous ways possible.
So I am going to see if I can make a world with a new, small skyisland to start, and see just how crazy I can make this challenge.
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I'm back into Minecraft and ready to start this challenge again (after several years).