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    posted a message on RodentRage's Shipyard - Famous Ocean Liners (Queen Mary Under Construction)
    Quote from Blu_Poision»

    Well it certainly looks wonderful, I think the problem is there's only so many ships that can be built without much effort. too few are willing to put the effort in.

    Good to see there is still some interest. With a ship the size of the QM, it does take a lot of effort. It's taken me months to get to this point, and will probably take another couple months to finish. But I'd rather take the time for detail rather than rush it out.
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    posted a message on RodentRage's Shipyard - Famous Ocean Liners (Queen Mary Under Construction)

    I kinda feel like the shipbuilding community on here is dead, but I'm still at work. I build these ships out of historical interest, because it allows me to get to know each ship inside and out - and interesting history about each ship. I'll keep building as long as I have the time and historic ships to find interest in.

    Currently, I'm working on the RMS Queen Mary, and as you can see, even partially built, it dwarfs my previous project, the RMS Aquitania:

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    posted a message on RMS Queen Mary Build Log

    Main Deck is finished. I'll have this done someday...

    Posted in: Creative Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World

    Update 16: The Too Many Pictures Update

    I've done a ton of exploration in this update. So much so that I've split the photos into three trips. But first, some of my construction work:

    Town Interiors

    I've completed my first interior of one of the massive houses in my town. This is the farmhouse I showed in my previous update:

    Entry level:

    Basement, with sorter. There is an identical one on the other end. It has plenty of room for additional storage as well:

    2nd floor parlor, east:

    2nd floor parlor, west:

    2nd floor bedroom, north:

    2nd floor bedroom, south:

    3rd floor bedroom, south:

    3rd floor bedroom, east:

    3rd floor bedroom, west:

    I'll have more interiors in the next update, if I can come up with good layouts.

    Trip #1

    My first stop on this trip was to revisit an interesting landform and get to the top of it:

    After lots of mining, stacking blocks, and fending off skeleton archers, I reached the top:

    It has quite a nice view:

    Also, I explored the nearby desert:

    Continuing by boat, I encountered more interesting land:

    Village #12

    This village has a wonderful secret, two librarians who enchant Mending books! (the one not pictured sells for 16 emeralds):

    Village #13:

    Village #14:

    More wild desert biome:

    Natural arch:

    Village #15 (they seem to be getting quite common):

    A towering island (sea stack):

    A sunflower field island...

    ...right next to a flower forest island:

    I ultimately found two massive ocean biomes. What lies beyond, on distant shores? Jungles, ice plains, ice spikes? Who knows? That shall be for another update.

    Trip #2

    Now that I have Mending books, I can resume flying with the Elytras I have. Flying in an Amplified world does not disappoint:

    Witnessing the birth of a massive waterfall:

    Village #16 (a nice cliff village):

    More terrain:

    Village #17:

    Flythrough sequence:

    (there were a lot of skeletons trying to shoot me down at this point)

    More flying:

    The ability to fly (well, fall with style) gives you access to a lot of places that would otherwise be much harder to get to.

    Trip #3

    This time, I took a trip to explore and fly through a mesa biome:

    I found another natural mob spawner:

    I flew through it, much to the annoyance of creepers everywhere:

    Some more shots:

    And I leave you with another flythrough sequence:

    This gives me a nearly filled-out 3x3 map grid:

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Living in a Mooshroom Paradise [1.9 Vanilla Survival Journal]

    Terraforming a mushroom island is a neat idea to make a safe area. Much better than simply spamming torches everywhere.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World
    Quote from Tuts36»

    Great update, worth the wait! Some random thoughts~

    - temple half-hidden by trees was a nice find.

    - I think the pig should've demanded you answer a riddle first :P

    - I like the village up against the cliff. Extreme terrace farming FTW!

    - Nice touch that your reservoir for your farm is fed by a natural mountain spring.

    I was originally going to get rid of the waterfall, because it simply flowed out onto the land I was going to build on, but then I decided I could use it in the construction. Turned out well, I think.

    Quote from TheLostKooper»

    Whoa, I am so late... XD

    Well, summing it all up, this is really nice. The building styles, writing styles, even the picture snapshots are just AMAZING. It is one of the greatest journal I have ever read. And, this is an unique journal featuring Amplified!

    Um, I think you should update your signature to match your current world state.

    Thanks. Glad you like it.
    Quote from Afra2010»

    I wonder why I suddenly wanted to create an amplified world...

    On topic, I really like your town. I might do something similar in the future. :)

    It really is a fun world type to explore. Overwhelming at first, but then it becomes easier as you get used to it, and the scenery is amazing.

    Expect the next update in a couple days :D
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World

    Update: I left out a couple of photos under the Construction section, so I added them to the end.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World

    Update 15: The Procrastination Update

    So I've had this update ready to go for a while, but I've been lazy and put off posting it until now (being productive is overrated, right?). I've been doing more building and exploring. Most of the buildings in the town have partially finished interiors, and once I hit the milestone of completing those, I'll probably release a download.

    Traveling Adventures

    On this trip, I take a boat to some uncharted lands:

    Not soon after, I stumble upon village #10. Still on the hunt for a librarian that sells Mending books:

    From there, I turn east to a rugged forest:

    Once I crossed the forest, I came upon a desert biome. I started looking for any signs of a desert temple. No joke, I was literally standing right on top of one while searching the horizon. I looked down, and there it was:

    Partially concealed by the forest, it was not visible from the direction I came from:

    This temple was guarded by a pig, who was all too happy to give up the treasure within in exchange for a carrot:

    And the loot. Of course, my inventory was already mostly full, so ended up having to come back for the rest:

    From there, I turned north and kept exploring:

    One of my more strange discoveries was a natural mob spawner (top center of next image). This area was covered by an overhang around y=150 and was likely the only unlit area nearby. So everything spawned there. It was an endless stream of hostile mobs. I probably ended up killing over 100 of them before I manged to light the place up. Maybe I could make use of it later for a grinder:

    Some more towering landforms:

    Finally stumbled upon a flower forest:

    A dangerous path ahead:

    Village #11:

    And finally, a map of my adventures. Still no luck on jungle or ice biomes (the white areas are just extreme hills):


    I had an open spot in my town, so I put in pig barn:

    The first residents:

    I also built a farmhouse:

    It's built next to auto-harvest farm system (nothing too sophisticated):

    The harvest goes into a hopper system and is sorted:

    View from above:

    I expanded my guardhouse in the swamp to take more horses (and made it look better):

    Stay tuned, I'm doing a lot more exploration for my next update.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World
    Quote from Rms_Titanic»


    sorry if I spamed

    It's coming at some point. I don't want to rush it, though.

    Quote from 109AN»

    I agree. Except that after uploading the first update to imgur, I realised I really couldn't be bothered to write stuff from memory :P

    Write down some quick notes about your adventures as you play, perhaps?

    Pretty nice! You should try finding some jungle temples, igloos, and witch huts (with witch farm). Oh yeah and you should also try to take down that ocean monument you found earlier.

    Oddly, I still haven't found any ice or jungle biomes. So that's one of my exploration goals.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World
    Quote from Hargledonk»

    This journal actually gives me some motivation to play single player again. Thanks for taking the effort to post all of your progress!

    Thanks. I was tired of survival myself, but this adds a whole new dimension to the survival challenge and really made it interesting again.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on [Journal] Surviving in an Amplified World

    I should have another update soon. I went on some long adventures so I have a ton of screenshots to sort through.

    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on RMS Queen Mary Build Log

    Still working on this project. A deck is finished. Now working the Main Deck.

    Posted in: Creative Mode
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    posted a message on Minecraft is laggy on my wife's PC

    Quote from Doctappernext

    I understand it saves a bit more, but the 750Ti is a lot worse than a GTX 960, and if you can fit a 960 into a $500 build, I'd go for it, especially if the PC sees more use in the future (which isn't unlikely).

    Quote from Mallowpuffs»

    Yeah, did he update it or something or did you just recommend a 750 ti over a 960? :?

    Eitherway, a 960 is more than enough for moderate gaming. And up until 2016 I could max every game I tried. Including The Witcher 3.

    It really depends. Spending $75 more for a 960 may not be worth it if this is not going to be a serious gaming machine, especially if he keeps the original monitor - which considering the age, is sub-1080p. A cheaper GPU will be fine for smaller resolutions and light to moderate gaming.
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Minecraft is laggy on my wife's PC
    Quote from _Xiae»

    Z170 boards with locked CPUs? 16GB RAM? Questionable overkill wattage PSUs? Minecraft running "very well" on a Pentium G4400 and integrated graphics? Really? About the only thing I actually agree with is the SSD.

    This is much more reasonable, modest, and with better performance to boot:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($41.38 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.49 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($27.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $521.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-02 23:08 EDT-0400

    This will easily suit anything that she throws at it in the next couple of years, for a relatively low price considering other pre-built choices in this sort of price range. I am assuming Windows is not required as Ubuntu is mentioned in the first post.

    Looks good for the most part, though if this machine will not see much gaming apart from Minecraft, I would save some money and go with a GTX 750 TI, which runs for $104.99:
    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on Minecraft is laggy on my wife's PC

    The 945G is a pretty horrid graphics processor. At the very least, you need to upgrade the GPU. Also, your chipset limits you to 4GB of RAM (DDR 2), so you have a little headroom there but not a lot.

    Tell us how much you're willing to spend, and we can give you some recommendations.

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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