couldnt have so much time to use computer and also I got 1 month without using computer (yes, feel like a caveman without computer and internet :/ )
still, I will post stuff here to avoid necro and will add the new stuff I built previous topic updates: (03/06/2012), (11/06/2012), (16/06/2012), (23/06/2012)
for some 3 months I`ve been building a kingdom then I decided, before I finish it, to build a castle to it, a 200x100 castle, some 200 height. (I build everything block by lock, no mods, at creative)
still working on it and I believe I still need some 2 months to build but, here it is , not posting everything inside, also not posting the glass/water dome from inside but you can go everywhere inside and outside of the castle, just a bit safe for the most dangerous (higher) place.
it is "just" the base of the castle (and some screenshots from before I started building the castle over the base) but, well, take a look.
will also add some squares, trees and small buildings around the castle, over the base, but havent decided anything yet.
well, as I already posted pics of the kingdom (also from the base) at other topics, I will try to avoid reposting everything here but, when castle is done I will get back to the kindgom and will post it at the forum too .
corridors, the small Nether Temple (still dont like it yet I built and hope that one day I get any better idea for that), another soldiers room and a "restaurant" inside castle (by the side of the temple, not Nether Temple, also inside castle)
first plantation and wharehouse #3 built[/spoiler[
started "the tower" of the castle and, while I was kind of bored and trying to have ideas I built some plantations, a clock tower (sure, not redstone build, show only hour and mid day/mid night and, yes, I think I should have made it larger and bigger but, for the first try on a clock tower I will keep it) and a fountain with on/off restone control.
as I just made the tower "almost" to the top, this week I will be posting a map with Nithou Kingdom (this topic is related to the Nithou Castle and some parts of the kingdom I build around the castle) and the other kingdoms also with some details at the second image.
but with some time I will start a topic to place pictures of all the kingdoms (just one image of each place) with the completed map.
(completed the external walls and pillars, built up the 5 floors prison, the inner plantation right over prison, the castle supply room and 1st kitchen over the plantation, entrance ballroom over it and entrance - prison entrance is separated from the other entrance and have no communication but by the water supply that is redstone controlled by the entrance of the plantation, witch is external through the red ceiling stairs connected to the supply room - sure, ceiling covering stairs, still I could consider makinga way to walk over the ceiling)
still I am not posting "everything" because it would be too many images but taking images from each area and some from external view.
my plann is to finish my builds till the end of the year and set it at a server (also it is a 480mb pack of files with all the builds, the castle is just a "little" part of my builds still it is the build that is spending 25% of the time Im building on this minecraft world)
also, the castle is not ready neither is the kingdom around the castle so, I would have to set it for dowload more than once and it is a pain to upload 400mb (I also dont know how to upload just a build).
I ca't say as I like the build that much; the scale is impressive, but the building itself looks drab and unorganised. It could do with some colour to break up all the grey on the outside, something tasteful, not gold and diamond blocks. There's potential there, but it would take some substantial reworking to make it truly amazing.
I gave you +1 anyway though, just for having Ryoko as an avatar.
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shes washu not ryoko and, the color . . . the color is the way I wanted (still I must say I didnt like the use I gave to the diamond blocks at the upper entrance) and the inner details are to have more color, the outside dont (I dont want it with a cartoon colorful look, even if some castles have some colorful outside details, thats not what I want for this castle)
about the "unorganised" and "drab" look, it is to be this way as it is a non-conventional castle (more like a fantasy castle) that dont follow the conventional castle designs, it is also asymmetric on purpose with a lot of symmetrical parts inside and outside, also made on purpose.
in the end, it is a like or hate it, as who like it entirely symmetrical and medieval look (and/or colorful), will not like it.
you got something going on but (in my opinion) looks good but quite messy i suggest you clean it up a little bit and make the structure myre sound and smooth ~Odst
well, about the sound and smooth (I think it mean simple without so many small details all around) I already made some fort, towers, and a castle that is a bit this way (also with medieval conventional look on most of them).
made those details on purpose too.
it is a castle because it have most of the things a castle have, also being a fortified structure and capable of maintaining an army for a long period (yes, I stored lots of packs of 64 food, also weapons and armor parts on many chests at many rooms inside the castle) , but dont have the conventional look.
still, I appreciate you guys opinion (still I prob use them on next builds or to add to older builds)
normally I like the symmetrical castle, but this castle is definitely an attention-getter. by the way: +1
well, it have lots of symmetrical parts still the overal is asymmetrical and, the first purpose of doing it is, to avoid repeating the same thing all around because it is a big structure and if it have lots of repeated style and forms, shapes, it would be boring to walk around and see everything but, yes, I could have done at least an external symmetric shape but I didnt want to make the entire outside this way (the basic outlines of the outside is pretty symmetrical, I just added some stuff to make it asymmetrical on purpose).
by the attention gatter and the +1 I think u liked it, at least a bit. thnks
solar library "completed", library and completed the last tower of the lower castle with internals (not showing internals, still thats not much to see there anyway, it is just for the external view and to be able to check castle base from it
woah. that must have taken a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time
its still taking a looong time (more because I am playing like 30 minutes/day)
topic update: 08/09/2012
upper library (completed with the last tables and seats) and the training area, that will also have entrances to the guards keeps and the royal chambers, that I am thinking of making it with some 11 floors of 6 height each
I will complete the castle and, to tell the truth, I still find it hard to make details with MCEdit but, with it I will be able to make the giant and symmetrical builds I was thinking to do for Laguna kingdon, also I will expand the villages I found this far and create new ones pretty fast with the schematics, but the non-repetitive builds and smaller builds I still think is better to create at creative instead of using MCEdit (maybe I can build small structures faster when I get used to MCEdit).
prob I will finish it faster.