Ok no one has said anything for almost a week now. i feel its my civic duty to keep this thread alive.
I mean honestly has anyone ever concieved a minecraft project this epic before.
OH i just realized how you can get hundreds of people to help with this project.
Check Out docm77's minecraft universe tour. he does tours of minecraft servers that are epic but i bet he would do one of this because were headed for greatness. everyone who see's this thread should PM docm77 and ask him to show off the server on his channel.
He pretty popualar so i am sure that it would lead to alot of people wanting to help out.
Just letting you know, you can alternate between powered rails and detector plates for an automatic road with no redstone torches. It's what my servers road system will be running on.
The trouble is, when you make detector rails you use 6 iron to make 6 rails as opposed to 16 normal ones. Granted, you save 5 units of redstone dust in doing so (as opposed to using redstone torches), but it's kind of a waste of iron, which is probably the more valuable resource in a project like this.