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#1

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:27 PM

me and my friend have spent the last couple of days building a small village which we live in. we have the basics including:
a house
a farm
a church
a dog kennel
a chicken coop
a cactus boundary
a village green
a nether portal
a bank

But now we have ran out of ideas and would love your suggestions on how to improve our village.

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#2

BrokenKeyboard
  • Location: Ireland

Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:34 PM

Make a lake for fishing.
A watch-out tower.
Sewer system.
Redstone experimentation area.
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#3

GobbieMarauder

Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:36 PM

A wall, complete with ramparts and a front gate.
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#4

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

BrokenKeyboard said:

Make a lake for fishing.
A watch-out tower.
Sewer system.
Redstone experimentation area.

great ideas thankyou :) 4  :) pour vouz!

#5

Diabolus_Ignis

Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:42 PM

Build a warehouse, with a hole in some corner (well hidden) leading to your secret underground evil scientist-type base.
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#6

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:49 PM

Diabolus_Ignis said:

Build a warehouse, with a hole in some corner (well hidden) leading to your secret underground evil scientist-type base.

haha that's a good idea except this is meant to be a lovely quaint village :Purple: perhaps that could go in a different map :Violet: half a  :) for you :Indigo:

#7

Evilzombie
  • Location: Estonia
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:55 PM

A town hall?
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#8

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:55 PM

Pack up as much stuff as you can carry in your inventory, and head off in a different direction to found a new village. Keep going until you find somewhere that "speaks" to you. Then stop, and do it all over again. Repeat a few times, then link all of your villages up with a redstone minecart travel network, a normal world underground minecart/walking network, walking pathways between villages with well placed safe houses to keep travelers safe at night.

Perhaps try and stylize the new village in a different way. Maybe try and build mostly with sand/sandstone. Perhaps aim for a stone shelter village, or even a cave/subterranean setup. How about a city in the trees? Maybe something at the foot of a (manmade) volcano? Heck, island/floating/underwater villages shouldn't be counted out, as they're rather fun to create. Or maybe stylize each village based upon the more realistic approach of it being built around a specific reason to exist. A mining town, a lumberjack community, fishing village, hunting community, etc.

The nether could use a village, too, and it'd be really interesting if you made it sprawling enough to have the outskirts being the real-world travel network to your real world villages. Heck, the nether gives you a chance to make really good floating/multi-story towns without appearing strange. Lava lighting, free cooked pork. Best of all worlds when you tie it back into your normal world!

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#9

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:00 PM

Guswut said:

Pack up as much stuff as you can carry in your inventory, and head off in a different direction to found a new village. Keep going until you find somewhere that "speaks" to you. Then stop, and do it all over again. Repeat a few times, then link all of your villages up with a redstone minecart travel network, a normal world underground minecart/walking network, walking pathways between villages with well placed safe houses to keep travelers safe at night.

Perhaps try and stylize the new village in a different way. Maybe try and build mostly with sand/sandstone. Perhaps aim for a stone shelter village, or even a cave/subterranean setup. How about a city in the trees? Maybe something at the foot of a (manmade) volcano? Heck, island/floating/underwater villages shouldn't be counted out, as they're rather fun to create. Or maybe stylize each village based upon the more realistic approach of it being built around a specific reason to exist. A mining town, a lumberjack community, fishing village, hunting community, etc.

The nether could use a village, too, and it'd be really interesting if you made it sprawling enough to have the outskirts being the real-world travel network to your real world villages. Heck, the nether gives you a chance to make really good floating/multi-story towns without appearing strange. Lava lighting, free cooked pork. Best of all worlds when you tie it back into your normal world!


Oh my god YES! We will definetly do this! Currently our village is wood themed so other villages made of stone, in trees, underwater, in the nether etc would be awesome! Multiple  :P  for you!

#10

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:23 PM

Evilzombie said:

A town hall?

lol i can't believe i didn't think of that one XD merci  :SSSS:

#11

DarkForce2000

Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:36 PM

Well were would you be without a shop???
A forgery... (Public)
A fountain... (In the centre)

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#12

Hypercrazy
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:49 PM

DarkForce2000 said:

Well were would you be without a shop???
A forgery... (Public)
A fountain... (In the centre)


Ah the standard fountain I love those little additions :)
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#13

Ross's Signal

Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:15 PM

Make a well, a restaurant and a library.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:50 PM

If you're anywhere near a large body of water, try building a dock.

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#15

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:05 PM

DrReam said:

If you're anywhere near a large body of water, try building a dock.

that's a good one :D diamond for you  :iapprove:

#16

GAM3BABIZZ
  • Location: ballinasloe ireland

Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:12 PM

Could you give me a download link i have been looking for a village for my server for ages
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#17

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:35 PM

GAM3BABIZZ said:

Could you give me a download link i have been looking for a village for my server for ages

sure when it is done :P

#18

Mananafoab
  • Location: Up your nose
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:25 PM

Build a barracks for troops, an armory, and build a library, art mueseum, statues, fountains, factories, walls.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

I've got ideas, but it might bump your settlement up to a town from a "small village"

Theatre  - maybe complete with a backstage, orchestra pit, box seats, a multi-level stage (like for Romeo and Juliet)...you could even do something like the Sydney Opera House, if you're feeling adventurous
Courthouse - complete w/ court rooms, offices, public bathrooms, maybe even a dome roof?
Hotel - with multiple types of rooms (2 queens, 1 king, honeymoon suite, etc), continental breakfast area, pool, hottub, etc
Central Park - maybe with a playground, pond, walking path....
Dock - has been mentioned by someone else, but an awesome idea.  use soul sand to save your boats from destruction

If your village is near/on a big hill or mountain, you could also add a stream going through it, which would involve building bridges and doing some landscaping
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#20

Apterygiformes

Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:13 PM

Shyssa said:

I've got ideas, but it might bump your settlement up to a town from a "small village"

Theatre  - maybe complete with a backstage, orchestra pit, box seats, a multi-level stage (like for Romeo and Juliet)...you could even do something like the Sydney Opera House, if you're feeling adventurous
Courthouse - complete w/ court rooms, offices, public bathrooms, maybe even a dome roof?
Hotel - with multiple types of rooms (2 queens, 1 king, honeymoon suite, etc), continental breakfast area, pool, hottub, etc
Central Park - maybe with a playground, pond, walking path....
Dock - has been mentioned by someone else, but an awesome idea.  use soul sand to save your boats from destruction

If your village is near/on a big hill or mountain, you could also add a stream going through it, which would involve building bridges and doing some landscaping

wow these are great ideas and I do agree that would probably bump the village up to a town hall so perhaps well shall collaborate with one of the previous ideas of creating multiple villages except make a few the side of towns :D lots and lots of  :Diamond: for you!