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Apr 15, 2011, 02:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
My place is the the one surrounded by water and bridges. Feel free to move in and take anything you want.
Clever girl.

Dakar likes when you cut down his trees, they annoy him.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:31 PM
 
Also, rounding off the home tour.


Dakar on the left, Andi on the right in her sandstone temple.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:34 PM
 
Is that Sub Basement 3 showing in the water? Amazing.

Hardest thing about working in the water right now is the stupid graphics let you see further down when you're above the water than when you're in it.

Anyway, after what looks like a failed attempt to create a tree farm last night I'm a little burned out on this.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:39 PM
 
Next time you sign on, make sure to note my gratuitous use of Obsidian on my home.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Next time you sign on, make sure to note my gratuitous use of Obsidian on my home.
You deserve it. Your finely tuned focus and patience in mining it has only been matched by my commitment to good structure design and landscape preservation.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:42 PM
 
Oh sek, I forgot to ask, did you have much trouble with hitting water when you were tunneling to my place earlier this week?
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:53 PM
 
Nope, not at all.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:53 PM
 
I stopped buy the computer as I was going out the door, three of you were online. Don't you have work/school! I get this Monday off though. WOOT.

Dakar I've gotten trees to grow in a 1 deep, 1 wide, 8 tall slot cut in the side of the corridor. Didn't produce enough saplings to be self sustaining. Check you height and put a torch on the ground right next to the sapling.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
You deserve it. Your finely tuned focus and patience in mining it has only been matched by my commitment to good structure design and landscape preservation.
I'm very OCD about mining. My earliest attempts were haphazard and all over the place. Once I started making huge, orderly pits I noticed my gains were increasing and it was easier to keep track of what was going on.

This mine is my largest pit to date, and as we all know, yielded the best results.

My next one I plan on making will be 20x20, which sounds massively tedious, but I think it'll work out in the end...course who knows where I'll start from.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 02:57 PM
 
I am still at work. sek, Lam, and Bogues?

Blaze, as is typical, my indictment of my tree farm was based more my ideas for its final form aesthetics than actual functioning design.

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It's too bad this game doesn't have cardboard. It'd be hilarious to come home and fins Laminar had constructed a cardboard box home on my doorstep. (pls don't do something similar)
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
My next one I plan on making will be 20x20, which sounds massively tedious, but I think it'll work out in the end...course who knows where I'll start from.
Oh, I got this, remember, my plan for the view of sub basements 15-11 (at least) is supposed to be an emptied out mined cavern full of lava flows. I will totally help with this.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 03:01 PM
 
Nope, I just hopped on for a few minutes this morning to leave a gift for everyone.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 03:10 PM
 
I was on this morning planting some trees for Dakar.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 04:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Nope, I just hopped on for a few minutes this morning to leave a gift for everyone.
None of my buildings are flamable...

was based more my ideas for its final form aesthetics than actual functioning design
If you want aesthetics go plant them in all of Seks various caves.

Sek: You need to move your bed away from the wall or the zombies will get you.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 04:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
If you want aesthetics go plant them in all of Seks various caves.
Design aesthetics! Jesus, you are a Mac user, right?
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 05:18 PM
 
Sure but I usually reserve aesthetics for things people will see. If they wander into my grid mine I don't particularly care if they find it ugly. Or the rats nest of cables hidden behind the desk.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 05:33 PM
 
It's for my personal enjoyment. And I can post pics.
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 08:37 AM
 
Blaze - out of curiosity, do you have any kind of backup system in place for the server? I've read horror stories of servers crashing and everyone loses what they've spent weeks and months working on.
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 09:19 AM
 
Time machine is running, to a zfs nas. And since the machine isn't sleeping it hasn't crashed.
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 10:33 AM
 
Does Macnn have a public mincraft server that we all can play on? would be grate to work on some stuff together!
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 02:25 PM
 
If Laminar left a gift, I never did see it.

I logged on briefly yesterday and discovered the vast sandland north of andi's place. It's very high and very awesome, but a very tempting source of sand as well.

I was back on again late last night and the mobs were on. I did stumble into a cavern working on my tree farm and fought off a skeleton and zombie before a spider picked me off. (I couldn't wall up fast enough because blocks were disappearing and teleporting as I placed them. ****ing lag). I did manage to get most of my stuff back, but there was stuff on the floor I could see but couldn't pick up for some reason. SMP – it's a little glitchy.

Other than that, a tree I planted outside finally grew and I went to look at it the daytime. So of course within 10 seconds there a hiss, boom and a chunk of ground is missing, and a chunk of tree just for spite's sake, too. I immediately start filling in the ground and once I get close to the other tree, hiss, boom, chunk of ground and tree missing again. I really, really ****ing hate creepers.
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 02:45 PM
 


That is awesome. Curved and office-like.


FYI, they're fixing ladders in 1.5
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 04:08 PM
 
Time to get back in the habit of checking the vicinity when you go outside.
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 04:18 PM
 
Never had that habit. Because I slept the night away, always.
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 04:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post


That is awesome. Curved and office-like.


FYI, they're fixing ladders in 1.5
where did you find that place?
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 04:24 PM
 
Uranus.

Edit: Well the wireless at work took a shit, let's hope it didn't screw me as I was walking to the Blaze's pyramid.
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Apr 16, 2011, 04:52 PM
 
Expanding the bottom of my pit, now complete with safehouse.

Finally found some diamond, cluster of 6...woooo!
     
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Apr 16, 2011, 11:36 PM
 
I suppose it was subtle.

     
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Apr 17, 2011, 11:39 AM
 
I'm back home, and I want in. How do I sign up?

...also, is that okay?
     
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Apr 17, 2011, 11:47 AM
 
I didn't get nearly as much Minecraft time in on vacation. The wife and in-laws filled up the schedule so much that I was too exhausted each night (except one). However...

I finally got fed up with my nastiness of a castle, hopped in a boat, and set out for new lands:



So far, useful minerals are more plentiful, the terrain is more interesting, and there is a massive, hilly desert starting 100-200 yards behind my new digs.

After a few hours work, I had my new place partially built.



I added another level. Will post when completed.
     
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Apr 17, 2011, 01:22 PM
 
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I'm back home, and I want in. How do I sign up?

...also, is that okay?
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PM Blaze with your username, or just post it here, we're in the server now.
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
[link here]

PM Blaze with your username, or just post it here, we're in the server now.
I know there's a whitelist, but I'd feel safer if the link wasn't posted publicly, there are all sorts of horror stories of people screwing with servers for fun.
     
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oops!
     
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Apr 17, 2011, 06:37 PM
 
Alright fatty, I made the railway line between our places. Sexied up, Dakar-style of course. Needs some polish and the boosters, but it's 80% done.

If you don't care for it, I'll redesign/scrap it.
     
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Apr 17, 2011, 06:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I suppose it was subtle.

A ray-gun?

I briefly considered making a stone wang thrusting up from the ocean, but then I realized Bogues wouldn't be able to concentrate any time he was near it.

Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
After a few hours work, I had my new place partially built.



I added another level. Will post when completed.
I like it, though there's something about the base of each floor that I feel need to be different.

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fatty, if I were to have the track dump off at my stairs, would that be better/worse?
     
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Apr 17, 2011, 07:29 PM
 
Clearing a backlog of grabs, not including others from my laptop.


Early on, view of our community from near Blaze's.


The sandland near pandi's. You can barely see the bridge.


Blaze's Pyramid receiving it's first doses of lava.


While working on my new tower I snapped a few pics of the surrounding area.


We have a pretty sweet looking area shaping up.



The view of my place (and pandi's) from sek's deck.
     
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Apr 17, 2011, 08:47 PM
 
Here's Fry after enjoying the view from the top. If you follow the clouds from the spawn you can't miss it. The entrance is to the right (east). It takes careful planning now that hostile mobs are on.


Finished adding lava to the pyramid, carting seven buckets at a time, mostly from sek's mine.. It's actually flowing down from the 4 ridges so it looks like there's more than there is.


Heard this guy in my mine today. The room is 1 block wider than he was.
     
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Apr 18, 2011, 10:22 AM
 
Wow, that pyramid looks cool!
     
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Here's Fry after enjoying the view from the top. If you follow the clouds from the spawn you can't miss it. The entrance is to the right (east). It takes careful planning now that hostile mobs are on.
Running down that thing is very fun.
I forget, how high is the top?

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Finished adding lava to the pyramid, carting seven buckets at a time, mostly from sek's mine.. It's actually flowing down from the 4 ridges so it looks like there's more than there is.
For your next pyramid, water walls, lava floor.

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Blaze's Pyramid receiving it's first doses of lava.
If you pay close attention, you realize that stream of lava is about to hit right next to me. There was a leak early on.

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Well, my Tree Farm / Park is 99% done. I'm, as is typical, upgrading some details, which mostly is adding lots more glass to it can be admired better from the outside. I've used a criminal amount of glass, and I don't even want to know how much I've broken due to changes in design.

Not sure what I'll be doing next. Maybe I'll try actual mining.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I like it, though there's something about the base of each floor that I feel need to be different.
Funny you mention that...



I added a fourth floor with glass so that I could see the terrain below me. I'm honestly not sure that I like it any better. I also extended four blocks diagonally instead of three like the 2nd and 3rd levels, so it's beginning to look kind of warped. I planned on extended five more, then six, and so on, but I gave up last night when a creeper spawned on my roof and blasted a large portion to kingdom come when I was getting a drink (thinking I was safe).
     
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Apr 18, 2011, 11:06 AM
 
My best conclusion was it needed sandstone blocks for the edges.
     
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Apr 18, 2011, 11:13 AM
 
I'll try it. I still haven't used sandstone at all for construction. Good time to start with so much lying around.
     
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Apr 18, 2011, 11:20 AM
 
I don't know if that'll help the 3rd floor... that looks a little unweildy. The extra glass height isn't helping either. Not sure what I'd do there, however... my first instinct is center pole, but that makes me think too much of the '39 World's Fair.
     
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Good god, where do you pull this stuff from?
     
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New York, 1939, duh.
     
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Apr 18, 2011, 12:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Running down that thing is very fun.
I forget, how high is the top?
Its only 24 or so tall. Its the way it plays with perspective that makes it seem taller. It didn't look right when it was 40 across so i increased it to 48.

Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
For your next pyramid, water walls, lava floor.
Ha. Ha Ha. Ha hah ha ha ha ha hah


edit: On second though, you cart in the 800 buckets of lava and i'll build it.
Ask Sek I shamelessly exploited the infinite spring technique when putting in the floor.
     
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Its only 24 or so tall. Its the way it plays with perspective that makes it seem taller. It didn't look right when it was 40 across so i increased it to 48.
*ahem* It was more I was thinking that the view from the top wasn't that terribly high.


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Ha. Ha Ha. Ha hah ha ha ha ha hah
Exactly.


Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
Ask Sek I shamelessly exploited the infinite spring technique when putting in the floor.
Meh, seems like the right thing to do to me.
     
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I gave up last night when a creeper spawned on my roof and blasted a large portion to kingdom come when I was getting a drink (thinking I was safe).
Always light up your roofs. Even if your not going up there. They'll come down to you if they have too.

I agree the proportions don't look right. I know it's not practical but I think it would look better if the floor got thinner as you go up.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
*ahem* It was more I was thinking that the view from the top wasn't that terribly high.
Well it would have taken another 200 sandstone and 150 glass to raise it one more level.
     
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Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
Well it would have taken another 200 sandstone and 150 glass to raise it one more level.
I know why, I'm just saying it's still surprising. My tower ends 8 floors above the ground but it's still not that crazy breathtaking at 6 (the highest you can actually climb it).
     
 
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