How to build your castle
Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:29 PM
Main building materials
Wood- i find that making a castle out of wood gives it a sort of posh feel to it. I suggest only using wood if this is your intent of purpose e.g you want to make yourself a manor summer home on the beach
cobblestone- Cobblestone show that you mean business, although it is not very visually appeasing it represents that you want a castle not only to live in, but to do everything in it
stone, "smooth stone"- smooth stone shows that you are a mix of wanting to be visually appealing as well as having hardcore efficiency. The main problem with it however is the sheer bulk of resources needed to created a large amount of this material.
dirt- if this is what you make your walls out of il be amazed
blocks of resources- using blocks of resources such as iron, gold and diamond as the main material simply shows off to others that you are either the most addicted person to minecraft ever, or you are using creative or TMI mods. You can still use in small quantity for visually appealing things (statues etc)
Types of castles
in my personal opinion, there are 3 main types of castles
1. visually appealing with minimal-medium real use ability
2. not great looking but with medium-high real use ability
3. Little to no visual appeal but with high-extreme real use ability
Note: you can integrate castle designs so that they can have high on both visual and real use or however you want it to be.
1.1 Type of building: manor
A manor should consist of several large open spaced rooms mainly based for visual pleasure (art gallery, library, floral display, master bedroom etc). I find the best material to make manors of is wood, due to how it gives the manor a posh feeling, as the floor and general design is meant to do.
1.2 manor: types of rooms/features
i cannot give any detailed design on how to build the actual rooms inside the manor, but i will give you some types of rooms you can build.
.bridge (with a moat)
.floral display room
.kitchen (can combine with a forge)
2.1 type of building: castle or fort
the castle/fort should be built mainly of cobblestone and have many different security mechanisms along with a few base survival areas. the main purpose for this building is to keep yourself safe at night and day and still be able to do everything you want to do.
2.2 castle/fort: building and features
as before i cannot give any detailed room designs, only the types of rooms
.curtain wall (linking towers)
.bridge (if using moat)
.crenelations on curtain wall
.narrow slits "death holes"
.piston induced mob killer
.inner and outer bailey
.keep (very large)
.farms (tree, sugar cane, wheat and maybe mob)
.battle arena (linked up to a mob spawner or mob farm)
.fountains (in middle of inner bailey)
.gran dining room
.office area (add a fireplace)
.port (if connected to ocean
.underground railway system
.small village (in outer or inner bailey)
3.1 type of building: grand castle
the grand castle should dominate the landscape, it should be massive and imposing. This castle show that you are the master of all around you in the world of minecraft. Made out of smooth stone it should be massive, extending hundreds of blocks high and be the envy of all others.
3.2 grand castle: rooms and features
.multiple dining rooms
.large ornate windows
.built on a floating island (if permitabble)
.Master bedrooms with adjoning bathrooms
.doorbell (make it sound nice)
.tennis courts (visual only)
.tall and thick curtain walls
.large, rounded towers
.emergency tunnel system
.massive port (complete with wharves and trading towns)
.city or village within sight
.archery range (pretty it up)
.royal fight arena (spleef arena)
.large wheat farm
.large reed farm
-thanks for reading-
i might post more if i come up with more ideas or more ideas are told to me
Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:08 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:00 AM
the thing is, i dont have the time to do so. As i stated above i will not go into detailed blueprints of rooms is because i usually make rooms on the go and have no ready-made idea of what i will build.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:39 PM
the whole idea of this guide is not to use cheats or hacks like MC edit. what would be the point of keeping your items safe if you could just spawn them into the game again? and besides, having a castle that is an exact replica of itself would narrow down the looks, types of rooms and general fell of the castle.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:54 PM
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:48 AM
My wall design was very functional yet aesthetic. I hit it with some TNT and it was able to stand up rather well.
First floor had the throne room, which could be locked down. A lever on the second floor would close the two double doors into the keep, lock the three doors out of the throne room, and pull the stairs down to disallow access to the second floor. The was also a library and quite a bit of dead space
The second floor had barracks, a way to small armory, quarters for the captain of the guard war room, and arrow loops able to rain down on anybody who gets into the throne room.
Third floor was the dinning hall, and kitchen plus a LOT of dead space.
Fourth floor had the bed rooms, and was never finished.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:10 PM
Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:03 PM
Except... the spell check, the lack of pics. Make it look professional!
Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:38 AM
i think i should try to make other guides on minecraft things.
And thanks everyone for the support, keep on posting comments!
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