I decided to make a tower today and finished it in about 2-3 minecraft days. I hope it's good, because I never really have tried to build a giant tower. Comment how is it and what I should do to it next.
For your first time, it looks fine. It reminds me a lot of my first tower. However, cobblestone is very ugly, and for future castles you should probably smelt it into smooth stone. As for the design, put some windows in, and have some fun! It is your world, nothing has to be generic.
This is a great starting point for making larger structures, by adding a few walls here and a couple gates there you've got yourself your own castle (or house, jail, farm, factory, or so on). If you want to make it out of cobble, make it out of cobble; don't let other people tell you what your opinion should be ;).
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Better then my first try. I though pure pine logs to the old height limit would look great. Made it in a 6x6 with ONLY pine logs. Had little ledges to snipe bad guys from.
I couldn't even see the mobs from my tower.
Its kinda bland, won't lie about that. It is, however, a good start for a nice looking tower. It takes some time to figure out/learn how to make pretty looking buildings, and despite what the haters may say, almost everyone starts with something basic like this for their first build.
What I would do next is look for some other materials to use in it to change it up a bit. Also, varying the structure somewhat would help a lot. There are a few good guides for constructing good looking buildings on this site. I'll see if I can't track that down and post it.
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Good for a first tower, may I recommend Stone bricks and a material? (smelt cobble in a furnace into smooth stone, then place a smooth stone in the crafting square in your inventory) Also as others said, add some windows, maybe a balcony or two, etc.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I just added windows to the holes and turned most of the tower into stone bricks. I guess than I'll add walls like Crazy1Dukes1. Who knows, might look good. Once I'm done, and I think it's good, ill make a new topic about it.
I like the shape, it is very nice for a first time. I don't really see it as bland but with those long windows and its shape it looks rather modern. If i was to build it though i would use snow blocks and have logs on the corners; that would be sweet.