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#1

Shimizoki

Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:35 AM

So yea, i spawned up in a new world so that i can have all the awesome new patch stuff right there and i was delighted to come up to the most amazing mountain area i have ever seen. I was just wondering with this at your fingertips... What style of house would you build? Hanging? Attach to the wall? build into the mountain? waterfalls coming off the overhang? Whatever... gimme some ideas. Keep in mind I'm not going to do any inv/mcedit so everything needs to be obtainable legit.

Feel free to edit and repost some pics with marking or whatever, ill take pics from different angles by request.

So, since so may people want the save, and say they can do something with this, I say we make it into a contest... its not like there will really be a prize, except fame in this particular topic. However, it would be interesting to see what everyone else COULD do with this. I would prefer it is completely legit... however if you do use an edit program just make sure its known.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:38 AM

Oh god, so beautiful... *ahem* okay i would hallow out that U-shaped part and refine it to make it a home, that way you get the free airspace in the middle.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:41 AM

Go get tons (and I mean TONS!) of sand. Mineaway the first layer of Dirt/Stone and replace it with Glass. Get inside and dig away all the stuff inside. Now you have that shape. But you can see out! I havent tryed it. But Im guessing it would look pretty awesome.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:44 AM

Build a nice U shaped 2 story house, maybe mix up the structure. Then add small trickling waterfall in the middle part.

#5

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:47 AM

Save File? I would love to do something with that.

Also, house on top? Waterfall coming off?

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:48 AM

That's just beautiful.

I think I'd start building around the U section, then after getting enough glass turning it into a fully-enclosed glass observation deck, maybe with a waterfall.  Probably also make another glass observation dome hanging from the underside of that bit to the left, with corridors inside the rock joining the two areas.

That bit in the top right of the image, I'd turn into a diving board for quick exit to the ground. :cobblestone:

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:49 AM

That U shape mentioned I assume is the cut out in the overhang best seen in the first image?

I'm defiantly gunna  copy this save and goof around with this building until i find something that makes this even more epic.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:50 AM

Clouds are going to be reallllly annoying.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:55 AM

i think you should have it hanging from the u shape and the only enterance the top of the u shape
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:12 AM

You should design it in the U-shape, and kind of make the house an outline on the U shape. I would put a waterfall in the middle of the house and have it fall all the way down the the bottom of the mountain. Like, make the house a U, build a balcony and in the middle of the balcony water falling through a hole.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:15 AM

uecasm said:

That's just beautiful.

I think I'd start building around the U section, then after getting enough glass turning it into a fully-enclosed glass observation deck, maybe with a waterfall.  Probably also make another glass observation dome hanging from the underside of that bit to the left, with corridors inside the rock joining the two areas.

That bit in the top right of the image, I'd turn into a diving board for quick exit to the ground. :)

I don't know about the glass structure, sounds interesting though ill give it a shot on my copy.
Diving board... I'll definatly be doing that, unless my waterfall is placed right, then i might climb that up and down.

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Clouds are going to be reallllly annoying.

Yea, but they aren't very thick so if I aim it right they wont interfere. They also seem to be right at the top of the mountain, so if i build into the wall or hanging they wont get into the way.

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i think you should have it hanging from the u shape and the only enterance the top of the u shape

After looking around the mountain I have found its a cliff on ALL 4 SIDES. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get to the top without digging into it or adding ladders, this means the only mobs you need to worry about are spiders, and a simple lip on your house should hold them at bay. To get to the top I could use ladders, but i think that may look tacky. Maybe make the ladder on the inside of the mountain and a small hidden entrance that leads to that ladder.

Ok so from everyone's post its seems we all like using that U in the middle. I was thinking of something like this... its rough, but by placing the house in the U, you could actually create a waterfall that comes from the base of your house (maybe flow through for the water under glass floor effect) and them come out the front pouring all the way down. The glass could either be glass, or maybe an observation deck over the waterfall?

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:19 AM

Shimizoki said:

After looking around the mountain I have found its a cliff on ALL 4 SIDES. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get to the top without digging into it or adding ladders, this means the only mobs you need to worry about are spiders, and a simple lip on your house should hold them at bay.
Only if you light it up well enough....  (also, mobs can climb ladders, and water.  They're not very good at it, but they can.)

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:21 AM

Please share that save file...
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 04:23 AM

uecasm said:

Shimizoki said:

After looking around the mountain I have found its a cliff on ALL 4 SIDES. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get to the top without digging into it or adding ladders, this means the only mobs you need to worry about are spiders, and a simple lip on your house should hold them at bay.
Only if you light it up well enough....  (also, mobs can climb ladders, and water.  They're not very good at it, but they can.)

I did not know that, i would imagine by the time they made it up though the sun would be coming up and fix that problem. Either way an easy fix would be a door before the ladder.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:50 AM

For those of you that liked the U, I got a few pictures for you from up top (finally made it up there)

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pic taken from the diving board back at the mountain

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Up close pic of the U

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You can see in the background there are some naturally generated floating islands. Some awesome things could be done there.
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BestAuntMa

Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:51 PM

Oh wow... thats amazing. I'm thinking glass buildings and waterfalls.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:59 PM

That looks really awesome! Try that with some epic music and you'll have instant goosebumps.

I'm getting that save! I would also try to hollow out something in the middle of that U-shape but also make some sort of watchtower at the top or whatever. And the middle looks awesome for a start of a mine. First time I've ever seen waterfalls in minecraft, floating islands are common at my own main save.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:01 PM

Yea, Waterfalls seems to be a common wish, i'm building the house now in a different save file so i don't mind jacking up the land. I'll get some pics up in not too long of how it looks.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:14 PM

ramenfeed said:

First time I've ever seen waterfalls in minecraft, floating islands are common at my own main save.

I've got waterfalls all over the place in mine.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

ramenfeed said:

That looks really awesome! Try that with some epic music and you'll have instant goosebumps.

I'm getting that save! I would also try to hollow out something in the middle of that U-shape but also make some sort of watchtower at the top or whatever. And the middle looks awesome for a start of a mine. First time I've ever seen waterfalls in minecraft, floating islands are common at my own main save.
I thought about the mining idea, but I think it would make the mountain look ugly wit a huge hole in the front. So im thinking about having the entrance in my house to hide it... Ive never started a mine a t cloud level before... this will be interesting.

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ramenfeed said:

First time I've ever seen waterfalls in minecraft, floating islands are common at my own main save.

I've got waterfalls all over the place in mine.

As far as i could tell, i only have the one "fall" but its actually just running down the side of a hill.
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