Island in the Sky (LOTS of pictures, Save available!)
Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:27 AM
I've uploaded the save file here for all of those that want to explore it more.
In addition I've made a special spawn location if you just want to explore this labyrinth of doom that I designed. The worlds are nearly identical, but if you want any hope of finding your way back you'll want to use the first save file.
I used InvGrid for TNT (since its on peaceful) and for gold blocks to make a huge statue. First one to find it wins!
Not sure what to call this place I made. It's an island in the sky. I've decided to share the story of how it came to be, starting with a gigantic bowl of dirt, taken from two different angles.
I was originally going to wing it, but then thought that for once in my life I should have structure. Therefore, I Golden Ratio'd the shit out of it, 55 x 89. But instead of making a square, I made it this silly slanty-star thing you see here.
Unfortunately some of the pictures are at night. If you can't see it, you aren't squinting hard enough.
Then I had to decide on what to build and what to build with. Whatever I made it with, I would need a lot of it. I wanted to build it out of snow because I hate the cold, but I have been blessed with warm biomes. Logically, I hate Cold -> Canada is cold -> Canada plays hockey -> Hockey has the Stanley Cup -> Cups hold water -> Water is wet -> Oceans are wet -> Oceans have beaches -> Beaches have sand -> Sands greatly irritates me. Ergo, fuck sand. Still don't know what the main building's supposed to be, but I settled on sandstone.
I destroyed this desert along with a diamond shovel to get all the sand I needed.
I constructed an archway for the building and noticed the sun rising.
Now was about the time that i realized that grass doesn't grow on trees. I made a dirt staircase up to my island and decided it would get up there eventually. I made it two wide so it could grow faster.
Again, I have no sympathy for your poor eyesight.
I began constructing the floors out of smooth stone and the walls from sandstone.
A poorly lit base:
Several pictures of the walls:
I took a step back to admire my work. That steam of water falling down is the first of many, and also the only means of transport up there after my dirt stairs finish their job.
Here's the island again after I went a little crazy with the waterfalls.
Grass grows slowly when its trying to grow up, so I used the extra time on some side projects. I saw this idea on the forums somewhere and liked it.
I soon found that my grass had been hard at work and had made it up to the proper height. I promptly destroyed half of it so I could use the dirt.
This was the best idea I ever had, because it took be on a journey that ended with clay.
If you want that skin, PM me. Fast forward several days (IRL, this took forever) and here's the finished product.
I made a labyrinth in the basement that leads to nothing good at all.
If demand is great enough, I'll upload the save so you can explore it and some of my other creations.
Posted 14 February 2011 - 08:55 AM
And how did you make stairs out of dirt?
It's pics not dics
Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:04 AM
Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:30 AM
And how did you make stairs out of dirt?
Build a 2x2 column up, crouch, walk forward to the wider edge, place another two blocks, break the two under you. Jump up to the next set, place two more blocks on top, etc etc. Takes some time, but isn't difficult, and it allows you to transport grass.
Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:03 AM
Whiskey Breath said:
+ 1 for that
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<Mojave> Here is the visual representation of my dick: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * <Cuuldude> ^ My homework
Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:49 PM
There are a couple of side projects that need touching up before I upload the save. Specifically, I need to turn this area into something spectacular :
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