Quote from Eunomiac
I think making people puzzle out the Archmage Tower secret themselves sounds good on paper, but creates more frustration than fun--
you can only be wrong so many times before it starts getting tedious, then frustrating, and then it's time to cheat out the answer with Google
Maybe a spell that can only be researched (never found), or a fourth type of Nexus constructed of End Stone whose sole purpose is to triangulate the location of the Archmage Tower?
I *LOATHE* trying to find that tower, so I don't even bother anymore in new worlds - I just use NBTE when I feel powerful enough to go get that podium.
Hopefully, when Mithion says that tower/structure bit of the next version will be different, he means that this whole "find the Archmage Tower" thing will no longer be a pita. Or that it will be completely unnecessary because there will be other ways to unlock advanced casting.