Fun continues to be had on the official Twenty Sided Server. I was away from the game for a few days, so it was a real shock when I came back and saw just how much stuff people have built.
Let’s take a look around and see what we can see.
The Pearly Tower. I’m afraid the screenshot doesn’t really do it justice. The slice taken out of the walls IS the staircase. This is one of those places that you need to climb around in to appreciate.
Hey, it’s a huge statue of a creeper. What’s cool about this is that it stands on the opposite side of the river from the Minecraft Guy statue I showed you in a previous entry. And you can see my suspension bridge in the background. You know, that’s a really cool bridge. I’m really proud that despite all the building that people have done, my bridge can still stand out-
Oh. Someone else built another bridge. Which is ten times more impressive than mine. Okay then.
I’m happy for you. Really. No I’m not bitter. I’m just… clenching my teeth for joy. No, I’m not upset that my bridge looks like the primitive efforts of a child in comparison. That’s really great for you. For all of us. No really. Good job.
Say, did you hear about that bug where sometimes big piles of TNT appear on things and blow them up? No? Well, it’s really rare. You probably don’t have anything to worry about.
I know admins frequently bestow supplies on people: Diamond, coal, obsidian. Whatever your project needs. But there is no way around it: I don’t care what the admin gives you, hollowing out a cylinder 64 units in diameter and 59 units deep is a massive undertaking.
And speaking of massive undertakings:
A massive snowglobe. Wow.
Even with admin-bestowed glass block, building something this immense and building it in a spherical shape…. I don’t even know what to think.
I’m not sure this one will close at the top, though. The dome isn’t complete and the top edge is already scraping the clouds. Might be close.
Some interesting links:
Current isometric map
Current overview map (Google Maps style)
Current night overview map (also Google Maps style)
Downloadable world files – Good if you want to download the world and play with it in single-player.
We’re talking about getting a Ventrilo server so we can have voice chat. I’ve got a small 10-person server that we use for Spoiler Warning, but it’s already full most evenings. (That’s the way vent servers work. Your friends invite their friends, who in turn invite their friends, and pretty soon you don’t recognize most of the people on the server. I’m not complaining. I think we did the first few episodes of Spoiler Warning while squatting on a vent server for a Star Wars Galaxies guild.)
I’m still thinking this one over.
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