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  • I am a gamer from time to time, and I’ll keep track of it all here. I go by SuperSethen!

  • Phase IV: Chimney-geddon

    I’ve been hard at work in Arthur’s Crossing, finishing up the cities expansion.  My plan to give every building a real smoking chimney (using a campfire) has gotten a bit out of hand.  It looks really realistic though!

    Progress has been made around the west side of the city, where I added a neighborhood of smaller buildings.  Its also the sketchy part of town, as it contains a seed tavern and a brothel half-masquerading as a hostel.

  • Phase IV: Progress

    I’ve been hard at work the last week in Arthur’s Crossing.  I’ve overhauled the older sections of the city, adding buildings and what-not.  I laid out where the outer wall will eventually go, but haven’t built it yet.

    I tore down the old schoolhouse (it was small, and kinda ugly).  I kept the tower (added a clock) and the area became Tower Square, the center of the growing city.

    I also added a new square, school, and some religious buildings.  There’s also a neat looking greenhouse, and a large hotel.

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  • Arthur’s Crossing: Progress Starts

    I finally found the motivation to sit down and start building in Arthur’s Crossing. I’ve been looking at it and planning things out for over a week now, so it was about time.

    I started by expanding the tiny meetinghouse into a proper Hall.  It still needs work on the inside, but hey – its progress.

    This city is also going to look amazing with all the chimney’s having real smoke from campfires when I’m done!

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  • Arthur’s Crossing: Phase IV Begins

    I’ve been trying to get back into Minecraft lately, and I finally found my project. I realized it has been a year and a half since I built the last phase of Arthur’s Crossing, and I’m well overdue for working on the next phase.

    Phase IV (yes, the first three were numbers, now I’m using roman numerals) will consist of expanding the town into a city, and overhauling some of the older sections to have larger, denser buildings.

    I’ve started planning some things out, and put down a placeholder for where the new outer wall will be.

  • Elsewhere: Site 42

    I did some more looking around tonight, and I may have found a more suitable location for my new creative build.

    I’m dubbing this “Site 42”.  The only other site I’ve labeled is Site A, but there have been dozens I’ve looked at in between. Also, 42 is the answer to life, the universe, everything.

    Its a large sunflower plains, has a bit of coastline, a giant swamp to the south, and forests to the east and west.  It also has a nice hill nearly surrounded by rivers that would make a nice spot for a grand castle.

  • Fun with Villagers

    I spent some time tonight watching the villagers again.  I keep finding little things that need to be fixed to keep them from getting stuck places.

    I also had to move the Blacksmith storage barrels indoors so we didn’t have 9 fisherman hanging around the blacksmith shop.

    After getting bored with villagers, I spent nearly an hour playing lumberjack.  Hey, my supplies were running low 😛

  • The Villagers are Loose!

    I spent some time today getting back into Minecraft. I finished working on a project Perry & I started months ago: moving villagers back into our village.

    A few months back, we started planning to move villagers back in. We villager-proofed all the buildings we wanted to keep them out of, and Perry built a large apartment complex for them.

    This past week, we finally moved the villagers in.  We ran some tests and realized we hadn’t properly villager-proofed much of the village. We locked them away in their building and went about fixing things up.

    Today I finished modifying the Meetinghouse so they will hold their meetings inside, and NOT get stuck, and NOT loiter on the roof.  I had to add some new entrances.  I also moved the storage chests at the blacksmith shop indoors, so there wouldn’t be 9 fishermen hanging around there.

  • Elsewhere: Rethinking Everything

    I’ve spent the last few days looking at my spot in the new creative world, trying envision it.  I’ve got some vague ideas, but something dawned on me.  I’m thinking small again.  Part of what I want to do in this new world is build on a much larger scale than what I’ve done in Alpha.  So far, I’m planning things out in my head very similarly to Alpha.  I’m thinking inside the box, and not thinking grand enough 🙁

    The picture above is of the Agrazahn Catacombs, one of the grandest things I’ve built in Alpha.  I need to start thinking more like this for the new world.

    I think I need to explore some more… look for a better spot.  I feel like the spot I’ve chosen isn’t much different in size than my larger cities in Alpha, and I don’t wanna do the same thing over again!

    I guess its back to the drawing board for now.