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View Poll Results: Which material do you prefer for sidewalks?
Gravel 1 12.50%
Cobble 2 25.00%
Stone Slabs 4 50.00%
Other (Please explain) 1 12.50%
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MC: Sidewalks: Cobble, Gravel, or Slab?
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Kraetos
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2011-04-04, 15:41

I'd like to build a more consistent path network around Bridgeport. Right now it's a mix of different widths, materials, and lighting techniques. I'd like to change that and use cobblestone to make consistent 2-wide or 4-wide paths that connect every building. I'd like to illuminate the path with lampposts as well. Does anyone have any objections? I won't touch anyone's buildings, of course

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Bryson
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2011-04-04, 15:48

Sounds good. How about Gravel rather than cobble? It's about all gravel is good for, plus it makes a satisfying noise.

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ThunderPoit
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2011-04-04, 15:49

I object, largely because ive been replacing cobble paths with smooth slabs.
Can we use smooth slabs instead of cobble?
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Kraetos
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2011-04-04, 15:55

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Sounds good. How about Gravel rather than cobble? It's about all gravel is good for, plus it makes a satisfying noise.
Yeah... but it's kinda ugly. And I have buckets of cobble.
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Kraetos
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2011-04-04, 15:56

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I object, largely because ive been replacing cobble paths with smooth slabs.
Can we use smooth slabs instead of cobble?
I feel like that's kind of a waste of smooth slabs. We would need tons of them and I think there is demand for smoothstone/slabs elsewhere.

I'd do it in slabs but I would need a whole lot of slabs. To make a slab you basically waste three blocks because you need three blocks to make three slabs but you need *six* slabs to fill the same space that three blocks would fill. So barring a windfall of slabs I don't think it makes sense. Also, slabs are quite common on the buildings in bridgeport, but cobble, interestingly enough, is not. Most of the buildings in bridgeport are brick, smoothstone, or wood. I think slabs everywhere would be overwhelming.

Cobble is abundant and underrepresented in Bridgeport, which is why I thought cobble made sense.

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Bryson
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2011-04-04, 15:57

Gravel vs Cobble vs Smoothslabs!

Battle Royale or Town Hall meeting?

I'm loving the resurgence of interest in developing Bridgeport itself these days. Maybe next we should standardize the bridges?
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Bryson
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2011-04-04, 15:58

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Yeah... but it's kinda ugly. And I have buckets of cobble.
Wait, you think cobble isn't ugly?
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Kraetos
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2011-04-04, 16:00

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Wait, you think cobble isn't ugly?
Less ugly than gravel!

I tried to replace the cobble texture with a "stone brick" type texture, but when I rezipped the texture pack, Minecraft wouldn't read it
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Brad
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2011-04-04, 17:21

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I object, largely because ive been replacing cobble paths with smooth slabs.
Can we use smooth slabs instead of cobble?
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Gravel vs Cobble vs Smoothslabs!

Battle Royale or Town Hall meeting?
I'd also vote for smooth slabs (think paved sidewalks). Beautify the town! Don't uglify it with gravel!

It's worth the relatively cheap investment, and the resources are fully renewable. There's a cobblestone generator out by the glass structure over the lava/beach, and charcoal grows on trees.


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I'm loving the resurgence of interest in developing Bridgeport itself these days.
Same!

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RowdyScot
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2011-04-04, 18:28

Robo: Play online. We can guide you or not guide you as you wish, and if you *ever* have a question, we're there. Besides, who else is going to come up with a Chrono project to do with me?

Bridgeport idea, smooth slab, etc.: I have the means to make a shitton, as well as already have a ton. I vote for smooth slab. Mind you, it *is* a renewable resource. It also looks very good, lights well, and is pleasant.

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Kraetos
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2011-04-04, 19:05

Okay, here is Bridgeport from above at day:



And the same shot at night:



I like both. I think the the slabs are a better looking block, but I think cobble looks better in this situation because it blends in better with the green grass, and because there are already a lot of smoothstone slabs in Bridgeport. I guess I just feel like cobblestone is more suited for a walkway.

I tried to change the texture pack to make the cobble brick-like, like this:





... but when I tried to change the texture pack it didn't work in Minecraft Is there a special trick to it?

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Robo
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2011-04-10, 17:56

New forum wooooooooo! Thx Brad

Anyway, we decided on a stone slab sidewalk for the "theater district" — between Bryson's theater, my house, and Rowdy's bar, and I think grey's eventually going to build it out to the Gherkin as well. I think it's worth the extra effort compared to cobble, and as Bridgeport grows more city-like, quaint cobblestone paths may be less and less appropriate (IMO, of course).

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Kraetos
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2011-04-10, 18:05

Brad, could we get a poll?

Or am I the only one who wants cobble?
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Brad
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2011-04-10, 18:08

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Brad, could we get a poll?
Okay, sure.
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Robo
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2011-04-10, 18:09

A poll would be fine, to Settle It Once And For All, but I asked people in Minecraft what we were using several times and everyone seemed to like stone. And eventually I really had to build a walk into my garden.

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Kraetos
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2011-04-10, 18:13

Alright, stone it is then. I'll set up a donation box in the pub.
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Robo
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2011-04-10, 18:15

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Alright, stone it is then.
No, no, we can wait for the results of the poll
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Brad
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2011-04-10, 18:22

I'll qualify my "stone" vote with a comment that I think cobble would be perfectly fine for the "last mile" from the mainlines up to your building. So, the pub, for instance, could keep some of the cobble that leads up to the doors.

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Robo
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2011-04-10, 18:44

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I'll qualify my "stone" vote with a comment that I think cobble would be perfectly fine for the "last mile" from the mainlines up to your building. So, the pub, for instance, could keep some of the cobble that leads up to the doors.
Oh, of course. In fact, having different materials connected to the stone stabs would help establish visual hierarchy (that's the same reason I made the paths into my garden narrower than the sidewalks). The mainlines would look, well, main.

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Chinney
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2011-04-10, 18:52

When is your public transit going in?
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turtle
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2011-04-10, 19:56

I voted smooth stone slab. It does just look better.
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Kickaha
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2011-04-10, 20:01

What? No 'beer' option?!?
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Kraetos
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2011-04-10, 21:02

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What? No 'beer' option?!?
There's no beer in Minecraft
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RowdyScot
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2011-04-10, 21:23

I'd still love to see sandstone slabs, but that's probably just me. If not those, stone slabs are fine.
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Robo
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2011-04-10, 21:41

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I'd still love to see sandstone slabs, but that's probably just me. If not those, stone slabs are fine.
Interesting! But sandstone takes so much sand - four blocks of sand for each slab, as opposed to one block of cobblestone and 1/8 (char)coal. I know sand isn't exactly scarce, but still — I have a lot of sand from my desert building, but I'd rather use it to make glass. I'd like to make the skyway above our section of town fully transparent, so you can all bask in the glory of my house from above.

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Kickaha
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2011-04-11, 19:26

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There's no beer in Minecraft
Dear god. The humanity.

That's almost enough to make me want to join up just to build a brewery.
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Brad
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2011-04-11, 21:05

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Dear god. The humanity.

That's almost enough to make me want to join up just to build a brewery.
See... that's the thing. Minecraft has wheat. It has water. It has sugar. It has drinking vessels (used for milk). But no brewski? Shameful.
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ThunderPoit
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2011-04-11, 22:00

It also has a "drunk mode" if you press F8.
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