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    posted a message on Updates of a [9 year old] Survival World

    Downloaded the world a few days back. It's refreshing to see another survival world with such intricate and elegant history. I think your world showcases the beauty of Minecraft SSP when viewed through a more creative lens, not one focused exclusively on basic survival goals that accompany most worlds. Indeed, creativity comes not from the tools (in this case, additives to the vanilla game like mods) but from what you do with the tools. I find this world expresses that nicely (i.e. utilizing terrain malformation to make Chunk Plaza).

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What have you done recently?

    A rather agrarian build, the Starlight Agricultural Nesting Arena (SANA) has been recently completed! It is a conglomeration of three buildings: (1) mooshroom arena, (2) automated wheat farm, and (3) Caravan Quarters, which itself features sixteen llamas wearing all sixteen patterns.


    Happy to do something different for a change, as this build presented some unique approaches regarding theme and design. :)










    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [SSP journal] Legends of Quintropolis: Age of Ender (Season 3)

    Quintropolis stays busy as we conclude the Stanland chapter in another action-packed session!




    Next up... Session 229 - "Hide and Seek"
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Now begins an adventure!

    Definitely so. I've experienced world corruption before, too, but thankfully I had backups available to use such that my data was not permanently lost. Keep backing it up with each play session, and you'll certainly minimize the chances of complete destruction.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on The UHC Chronicles - A journal of my first UHC world ever!

    Fun challenge you have there! And I especially like how you include descriptions of the sounds in-game - heightens the tension a bit. Good luck not dying.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [SSP journal] Legends of Quintropolis: Age of Ender (Season 3)

    Hey leangreen, I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Indeed, Zephyrus was a beckoning highlight for me this session. The whole adventure was very nostalgic, bringing back to light the fun of old-fashioned exploration that I too often take advantage of now.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on guardian farm with no guardian spawning

    Standing in the sky about 30 blocks above my guardian farm, I yield bountiful quantities from the guardian spawns. A photo of your farm would be helpful for troubleshooting, but a few things I had to do included: covering spawning spaces (don't let the farm be exposed to the sky), standing above the farm, not below it (decrease frequency of spawning in caves), and ensuring your coordinates are correct (i.e., your farm's spawning spaces must be within the vertical boundaries of the monument - i.e. if the top generated at y:60, then guardians will spawn up to y:61).


    Also, what version are you playing? Gnembon's farm requires alterations for 1.12+ due to changes in guardian pathfinding behavior. I believe he has a video on this. Have you amended the design to account for these changes? It could be that the guardians are constantly dying in the lava - not that they aren't spawning.

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    posted a message on [SSP journal] Legends of Quintropolis: Age of Ender (Season 3)

    Today's action-packed session introduces more than I bargained for, resulting in a diverse whirlwind of building, redstone, adventure, and a subsequent heap of surprises in the session's second half! One of the most fun sessions I've played in a while, so you're in for a treat. :)




    Next up... Session 228 - "Caravan Completion"
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    posted a message on The Chronicles of Midgard, my Vanilla SSP World Began July 2, 2014

    Getting a nostalgic Lord of the Rings vibe from all this... I particularly enjoy how you've used survival Minecraft to tell a story. I feel as though this facet of the game's many sandbox possibilities is often undervalued.


    Keep writing!

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What are your current goals?

    Current world goal: Tetraquin Project


    1 stage down, 5 to go



    I'd estimate two more years.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What have you done recently?

    One thing I quite admire about Minecraft is how we can use it to observe and illustrate parallels to our own real world. That's an innate quality of any art form, I think. In my most recent play session, I tackled one such moral question: industrialization of animals. Where do we draw the line when it comes to industrializing our world? Can this mindset be dangerous for our own development as people? In other words, do we often desire too much and remain unhappy with what we have?


    I've confronted these questions with some unique answers, choosing to liberate the animals from my machines and build them a home.


    Before:



    After:





    BTW, the answers to my questions come to light in my narration of this play session, which you can read about here if this psychology interests you.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [SSP journal] Legends of Quintropolis: Age of Ender (Season 3)

    An imposing moral question is tackled alongside the development of our newest pocket faction today in Starlight HQ. A healthy blend of adventures today brings!




    Next up... Session 227 - "Caravan Conquest"
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Chronicles of Pepperland

    Love the idea of using Minecraft as an outlet for creative writing! Indeed, your world can be as much a setting for a story as Middle Earth is for Lord of the Rings! I hope that you find another layer of fun in sharing your world through this lens.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Surplus arrows?

    You could make oodles of dispensers with the bows. And, maybe stack them up facing outward towards a jungle, fill those all in with arrows, wire them up simply, and drape a wall of lava in front. Then, the fun part: let 'em loose.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on What have you done recently?
    Quote from DirtyBaker1331»

    Got home from work yesterday and spent 6 hours building the Coronado Bridge which is in San Diego (Hometown!). I was worried about getting high quantities of a blue block but Light Blue Concrete is super easy to get and looks great! This is almost complete! I need a stack of minecart rails and may clean up the off ramps and curvature a bit more. I used all my excess iron so back to the mines for me!


    How neat! I've just visited San Diego for the first time in April, and I stayed in Coronado for a bit. It's a beautiful place, with even better weather. The bridge is where I took most skyline photos of the city - a remarkable sight indeed.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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