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And I finally managed to get a decent map of my world now. This was started in September or so of 2011, just after the 1.8 Beta update with periods of stops and starts. I also added dots where my fortresses/homes are, as well as villages, desert temples and jungle temples. Legend in the bottom right.

It's fairly big, so keep that in mind. Enjoy!

http://imgur.com/vIBlfzs



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CChaos said:
yo_john117 said:
^^ WOW! You guys put my paltry buildings to absolute shame! That tree house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! What did you use to make the top of the tree look like that?

On a side note I wish the 360 version would get all the nice things the PC version has. Also you guys think there will ever be a Minecraft 2? (especially in the case of next gen consoles?)

Well, first I grew the trunk up to the height I was looking for, then I created a massive, single block dirt layer around the top of the trunk. Using that, I grew trees at different levels from the outside of the tree canopy toward the middle. After all of those trees were grown, I side placed logs between each tree to give the look of massive branches, which fed into one of four larger branches that came into the middle. The result is as you see. Took some doing, but I think it turned out well.

The 360 will be getting the cool things the PC does, but it'll just take some time. The PC version had a massive head start and was the first to be developed, so naturally it would be far ahead of the pack. And there may be a Minecraft 2 far flung into the future. Right now, the sales are still amazing and Mojang still updates the PC version in leaps and bounds, with Beta snapshots still releasing weekly. So if there IS a sequel? That's a very future thing. heh

It's even more insane that you actually grew that tree. How do you grow a tree so perfectly and so huge like that?



CChaos said:

Hey guys, had an interesting question and wanted to ask it of the others here. Seems like the forums have a good Minecraft contingent here, so...

In Single Player Survival, how long have you stuck with a single world?

Couple reasons that I'm curious about this: First, I lurk around the Minecraft official forums often enough and found it a little fascinating when, during a thread with a similar question, there were very few who had stayed with one world for more than a month or two. Second, I use a mod called JourneyMap because I have a terrible sense of direction. Said map mod allows you to map on the fly and creates a world map for you...but my world ended up so large that it stopped being able to show the map for me. I, in a sense, ended up overloading the map buffer. I went to the creator and he'd said that he'd never actually seen anyone with a map of similar size to my own. And, thus, these two things made me curious if most others just play a map for a bit and then change up or if there are any other long term map types like myself.

Personally, I've had the same world since the release of the 1.8 Beta, the one that added Strongholds and the like. The world file is currently 1.31 gb, even after deleting the old files for maps created before the Anvil system went into place. I'd offer to post you guys a map of my current world, but I actually can't find any hosting places that allow images that file size, but I'm still looking.

So what's your style? Play for a few months and try something new or have you stuck with a single world for some time?

I'm weird. My first world I still have, but it's personal and it just has a sense of environment... but I stopped playing on it when I played multiplayer with the hubby. The mineshafts underneath where we decided to settle our little village go every f'in where, so we stopped playing on that map as much (the obsessive need to cultivate/tunnel that entire region became quite silly).

I actually really loved my original seed and it's pretty darn sweet... so I re-used the seed on a multiplayer/server map I created for me and the hubby. So he had his ninja castle on top of a mountain on one part of our island and I have my somewhat hidden basement troll house in another part... the mining areas there aren't crazy so we are able to build our own caving system without running into a new shaft every five minutes. Feels a little less obsessive and is fairly relaxed... I like to get in a boat on that map and boat around...

I've created a few maps. The nice part of this is obviously new updates are generated on it so we have access to the newer stuff... and I tend to like the beginnings of things more. Like with Harvest Moon, RPGs, any type of accomplishment-y game... I tend to refresh saves to try things in a different way. I watch minecraft updates/snapshot news coming up, and that tends to make me want to start a new map too... usually I just refresh my original seed since I like it a lot



yo_john117 said:
^^ WOW! You guys put my paltry buildings to absolute shame! That tree house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! What did you use to make the top of the tree look like that?

On a side note I wish the 360 version would get all the nice things the PC version has. Also you guys think there will ever be a Minecraft 2? (especially in the case of next gen consoles?)


I saw you playing on 360 version before I got mine. If you ever open it up I would join you in your world! And I would also open mine up when I feel my main projects are further along enough to make to a unique cool place. 



chocoloco said:
yo_john117 said:
^^ WOW! You guys put my paltry buildings to absolute shame! That tree house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! What did you use to make the top of the tree look like that?

On a side note I wish the 360 version would get all the nice things the PC version has. Also you guys think there will ever be a Minecraft 2? (especially in the case of next gen consoles?)


I saw you playing on 360 version before I got mine. If you ever open it up I would join you in your world! And I would also open mine up when I feel my main projects are further along enough to make to a unique cool place. 

I actually have quite a few people that play on that world (I have six other people making projects on it). The only reason I keep it invite only is because I've had random friends of friends come in and do retarded things (on one of my friends worlds that we were working on pretty hard a guy destroyed every single thing that we had built. It was pretty lame (we ended up abandoning that world).

Next time I'm playing and I see you online I'll send you an invite (or you can just tell me to send you one).



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yo_john117 said:
chocoloco said:
yo_john117 said:
^^ WOW! You guys put my paltry buildings to absolute shame! That tree house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! What did you use to make the top of the tree look like that?

On a side note I wish the 360 version would get all the nice things the PC version has. Also you guys think there will ever be a Minecraft 2? (especially in the case of next gen consoles?)


I saw you playing on 360 version before I got mine. If you ever open it up I would join you in your world! And I would also open mine up when I feel my main projects are further along enough to make to a unique cool place. 

I actually have quite a few people that play on that world (I have six other people making projects on it). The only reason I keep it invite only is because I've had random friends of friends come in and do retarded things (on one of my friends worlds that we were working on pretty hard a guy destroyed every single thing that we had built. It was pretty lame (we ended up abandoning that world).

Next time I'm playing and I see you online I'll send you an invite (or you can just tell me to send you one).

Cool, I am more curious to see what you got more than modifying unless it looked really fun. So cool.



chocoloco said:
yo_john117 said:
chocoloco said:
yo_john117 said:
^^ WOW! You guys put my paltry buildings to absolute shame! That tree house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! What did you use to make the top of the tree look like that?

On a side note I wish the 360 version would get all the nice things the PC version has. Also you guys think there will ever be a Minecraft 2? (especially in the case of next gen consoles?)


I saw you playing on 360 version before I got mine. If you ever open it up I would join you in your world! And I would also open mine up when I feel my main projects are further along enough to make to a unique cool place. 

I actually have quite a few people that play on that world (I have six other people making projects on it). The only reason I keep it invite only is because I've had random friends of friends come in and do retarded things (on one of my friends worlds that we were working on pretty hard a guy destroyed every single thing that we had built. It was pretty lame (we ended up abandoning that world).

Next time I'm playing and I see you online I'll send you an invite (or you can just tell me to send you one).

Cool, I am more curious to see what you got more than modifying unless it looked really fun. So cool.

Well prepare to be underwhelmed lol. The only thing I have are my huge mines, a few farm fields, and steps leading up to the top of the mountain that I plan to put my castle on.

I'd like to see some of the things you've made though



yo_john117 said:
CChaos said:
yo_john117 said:
^^ WOW! You guys put my paltry buildings to absolute shame! That tree house is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! What did you use to make the top of the tree look like that?

On a side note I wish the 360 version would get all the nice things the PC version has. Also you guys think there will ever be a Minecraft 2? (especially in the case of next gen consoles?)

Well, first I grew the trunk up to the height I was looking for, then I created a massive, single block dirt layer around the top of the trunk. Using that, I grew trees at different levels from the outside of the tree canopy toward the middle. After all of those trees were grown, I side placed logs between each tree to give the look of massive branches, which fed into one of four larger branches that came into the middle. The result is as you see. Took some doing, but I think it turned out well.

The 360 will be getting the cool things the PC does, but it'll just take some time. The PC version had a massive head start and was the first to be developed, so naturally it would be far ahead of the pack. And there may be a Minecraft 2 far flung into the future. Right now, the sales are still amazing and Mojang still updates the PC version in leaps and bounds, with Beta snapshots still releasing weekly. So if there IS a sequel? That's a very future thing. heh

It's even more insane that you actually grew that tree. How do you grow a tree so perfectly and so huge like that?

Well, that's the thing. The inside of the central trunk is hollow, but 28 trees make up all around it. I do that by getting a base and planting saplings all the way around. Now, when the tree grows off of THAT sapling, you get onto the top of the tree, you cut away the leaves and then put a single piece of dirt atop the tree trunk. Then you plant a sapling atop that. After that sapling grows, you knock the dirt block out and place a trunk piece. While I suppose that is technically not growing EVERY piece, it allows you to grow absolutely massive looking oak trees naturally. I did that for all 28 trees around the trunk and grew them to the point I needed them. Once it got to that point, I cut them off to be perfectly level and started on the canopy. The canopy...I think these two screenshots will show best how I did it.

As you can see in the first picture, I had the scaffolding all the way around where the trunk was growing, but placed a massive dirt layer at the top of where the tree trunk would end. This allowed me to use that to run around without the threat of death. Once that was done, I planted the trees like in the second picture. Planting trees on elevated bits of dirt allowed me to ensure a slowly rising canopy that looked far more like an actual tree. The close together growing did the same, allowing for no breaks in the leaf part of the canopy. In the foreground of picture two, you can see one of my spine branches, two wide and laid on their side for the lesser branches to connect to.

All in all, I think it worked pretty well!



Marucha said:
CChaos said:

Hey guys, had an interesting question and wanted to ask it of the others here. Seems like the forums have a good Minecraft contingent here, so...

In Single Player Survival, how long have you stuck with a single world?

Couple reasons that I'm curious about this: First, I lurk around the Minecraft official forums often enough and found it a little fascinating when, during a thread with a similar question, there were very few who had stayed with one world for more than a month or two. Second, I use a mod called JourneyMap because I have a terrible sense of direction. Said map mod allows you to map on the fly and creates a world map for you...but my world ended up so large that it stopped being able to show the map for me. I, in a sense, ended up overloading the map buffer. I went to the creator and he'd said that he'd never actually seen anyone with a map of similar size to my own. And, thus, these two things made me curious if most others just play a map for a bit and then change up or if there are any other long term map types like myself.

Personally, I've had the same world since the release of the 1.8 Beta, the one that added Strongholds and the like. The world file is currently 1.31 gb, even after deleting the old files for maps created before the Anvil system went into place. I'd offer to post you guys a map of my current world, but I actually can't find any hosting places that allow images that file size, but I'm still looking.

So what's your style? Play for a few months and try something new or have you stuck with a single world for some time?

I'm weird. My first world I still have, but it's personal and it just has a sense of environment... but I stopped playing on it when I played multiplayer with the hubby. The mineshafts underneath where we decided to settle our little village go every f'in where, so we stopped playing on that map as much (the obsessive need to cultivate/tunnel that entire region became quite silly).

I actually really loved my original seed and it's pretty darn sweet... so I re-used the seed on a multiplayer/server map I created for me and the hubby. So he had his ninja castle on top of a mountain on one part of our island and I have my somewhat hidden basement troll house in another part... the mining areas there aren't crazy so we are able to build our own caving system without running into a new shaft every five minutes. Feels a little less obsessive and is fairly relaxed... I like to get in a boat on that map and boat around...

I've created a few maps. The nice part of this is obviously new updates are generated on it so we have access to the newer stuff... and I tend to like the beginnings of things more. Like with Harvest Moon, RPGs, any type of accomplishment-y game... I tend to refresh saves to try things in a different way. I watch minecraft updates/snapshot news coming up, and that tends to make me want to start a new map too... usually I just refresh my original seed since I like it a lot

Sounds like you treat Minecraft in much the same way I do, as a sort of relaxing zen garden-ish place. *chuckles* I never touch the snapshots, myself, but it's always fun to see what they're coming up with. I'm now trying to find yet another village so that I can find some carrots and potatoes. I've got 23 villages, but not a one since I updated. I've actually found more Jungle and Desert Temples than villages. hehe

Awesome that you and your hubby play though. I'd love to have someone to play with who lived in my house. It makes dungeon delving so much safer to have someone watching your back.



I only spent a few hours on single map, mainly because after I take a break to do other stuff I just create a new world when I start playing again.