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#1

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:56 AM

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:57 AM

Great job on this. Looking forward to the interior part.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:58 AM

What you've got looks great! I've never really thought about outcroppings, but its a nice touch.

Maybe I should post some pictures of my houses...
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:58 AM

Nice tutorial.
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And, I think that these pleasing-to-the-eyes-houses could be much more pleasing, I'm sure they'll grow though.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:01 AM

Epic. I think I'll post how I used this to improve my house!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:11 AM

I think this belongs in a different section, but still nice job with the tutorial!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:17 AM

View PostUGoBoom, on 27 October 2011 - 02:11 AM, said:

I think this belongs in a different section, but still nice job with the tutorial!
Yeah, I realized that after I posted it. So hopefully the mods can take care of that...

Also: new section is up!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:32 AM

Excellent guide to a good build, it provides variety, but more importantly it provides moderation in everything.


By the way, BenJ, what are your first and last initials? I believe I have a guess.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:35 AM

View PostMegaloneus, on 27 October 2011 - 02:32 AM, said:

Excellent guide to a good build, it provides variety, but more importantly it provides moderation in everything.


By the way, BenJ, what are your first and last initials? I believe I have a guess.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:05 AM

Really cool tutorial
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:06 AM

Great guide for the basics. A must-read for anyone intending to join a server.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:22 AM

Ok...I think I'm finally done. I will probably add in a paragraph or two every now and then, but the main ideas are there.

Also, I invite everyone to post their buildings in here. The more examples in this thread, the better off it'll be.

In fact, if someone posts a really good design, ill put it in the OP. The same goes for anyone who writes a good tutorial, or comes up with a good building technique.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:08 AM

Wow, nice job! I'd like to see more of this!
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:12 AM

Good stuff man :D

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:27 AM

Informative! Now I'm tempted to make an interior decorating guide.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:36 AM

View PostStarshadesJack, on 27 October 2011 - 04:27 AM, said:

Informative! Now I'm tempted to make an interior decorating guide.
Go for it! Ill link to it in the OP if you do.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:43 AM

Your Outside designs were still less aesthetically pleasing than most houses, Because of the use of cobblestone. But the interior was well decorated, and overall this was a good guide. :Diamond:

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I suggest replacing cobble with wood and wood with white wool.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:44 AM

View PostBenJ, on 27 October 2011 - 04:36 AM, said:

Go for it! Ill link to it in the OP if you do.

I'm working on it this very second! I just have to build a nice house to use in the tutorial first, lol.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:49 AM

View Postwells123456, on 27 October 2011 - 04:43 AM, said:

Your Outside designs were still less aesthetically pleasing than most houses, Because of the use of cobblestone. But the interior was well decorated, and overall this was a good guide. :Diamond:

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I suggest replacing cobble with wood and wood with white wool.

Aesthetics are subjective. I happen to like the cobble/wood look. It gives a good feeling of a medieval village. The wool and wood looks to modern and barren to me.

The point of that section wasnt to say certain materials are better than others, but more to illustrate that having variation between materials used goes a long way toward making a good looking house.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:50 AM

Wow, this is one of the best both interior and exterior decor threads!
This is now bookmarked and I will follow your advice every time I build!
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