Half a Jungle Temple

August 25th, 2013

Some glitch in the terrain generation algorhithm resulted in this half a Jungle Temple, not far from the Cow Mountains trading post mentioned in the previous article. Obviously, this means that most of the redstone traps and switches aren’t working. So I just located the chest, grabbed the goodies and left.

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Cow Mountains Trading Post

August 25th, 2013

 

I added a small tower and a house at a natural mountainous inlet in the north-west. It’s quite far away and best reachable by boat, so I don’t expect to be visiting it all that often.2013-08-25_21.10.31 2013-08-25_21.04.19 2013-08-25_21.05.00

Tough Boats

August 19th, 2013

I added the Tough Boats Bukkit plugin. Now you can explore by boat without worrying the stupid things will break.

Harbor view

August 19th, 2013

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The Lighthouse

August 18th, 2013

2013-08-18_21.53.48For the longest time, the lighthouse top was in ruins after some experiments in TNT and no good ideas of what it should look like anyway. Here it is in its current state. There’s a daylight sensor up top that switches on the redstone lamps at night.

The Sunken Sheep Tavern

August 18th, 2013

The Sunken Sheep Tavern is the oldest building in town (along with the lighthouse) and it’s still the central staging area for all new builds and endeavors. 2013-08-18_16.37.03 2013-08-18_16.37.13 2013-08-18_16.37.30

Roads are made of sand

August 18th, 2013

After the “Horse Update” (1.6.x), the need for roads became more apparent. Horses, or “land boats”, add a dimension of travel to Minecraft that was never there before. Now that it’s possible to explore the surface of the landscape quickly while on horseback, the need for clearly delineated paths is becoming more apparent. Sand is a good material for this, as is gravel, since they’re both used as road surfaces in the real world. I prefer sand because it’s a better visual, and it’s easier to obtain in Minecraft (although that’s moot in Creative Mode.)

Sheep Mansion – kitchen and stables

August 18th, 2013

2013-08-18_16.44.43The kitchen.

 

2013-08-18_16.45.24The stables.

 

 

Sheep Mansion – Interior

August 18th, 2013

2013-08-18_16.43.46Grand entrance stairwell and wooden ceiling. Exterior views here.

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The Three Bridges Inn

August 18th, 2013

2013-08-18_16.46.32The Three Bridges Inn is located halfway between the main town and the Westland Farm. Rooms available.