Regia Anglorum II is over a month old now, and all of the support structures; farms, mines, forges, fields, grinders, etc are operational, and stockpiling of stone and food has begun in earnest.
Sometime in the next week, I will be starting a new thread and asking the Mods to lock this one.
For now here are a couple sneak peak screenshots.
The vegetable / flower farm under cons... the wheat field at one o'clock from the cursor
One of the 7 separate strip mines (this one is for white stone)
the temporary entrance to the above mine
The exp grinder under const (my own design. Probably not the most efficient... but its mine) This took forever.
On this world I can get around a little faster/safer than just running. I built a hot air balloon thanks to a mod. I wont be able to build while riding in it. Its just for travel. I'll continue building the old fashioned way; with gravity, hostile mobs, and dirt scaffolds... but THATS why we play in the first place, right?
inside this spoiler is a sneak peak at the first structure's initial planning stages
The first structure ill be building in the large scale that I prefer will be Durham Castle and Cathedral Complex. Its freakin huge
in the pic you'll see the basic footprints
castle in red, cathedral in orange, cloisters in yellow.... thats all one structure complex.
for scale i put a footprint of my two previous structures over in the black;
The grey square is Bodhiam Castle (from this thread)
The white thing below it is Neuschwanstein Castle from the previous thread
Arundel Castle project was a success in feasibility, but I just abandoned the project.
For a REALLY good reason; I just built a monster desktop gaming rig. Its about $3700 worth of top of the line hardware (GXT 980ti hybrid, i7, 32G-RAM, triple 27s, etc).
So...... new comp = new minecraft download. And while I could have networked the old file over..... what the hell.... it was time for a 2 week rebuild of my mod pack; lighter, faster, and more sparkly!! Still running 1.7.10, but pulling 125fps on medium specs with 80ish mods running now.
New .minecraft build is under heavy stress testing atm, and I cant get it to crash anymore. Once Im convinced that it is completely stable and smooth, I'll be back with a vengeance. (prediction=1 week)
Not sure if Ill revisit Arundel, or grab something equally huge, but Im going big big big, soon soon, soon.