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kscherer
Ain't got none
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2015-12-12, 00:36

Attention builders:

Tall Town awaits you. We are looking for the few, the proud, the brave! Come one, come all and reach for the sky!

Two finished (but unclaimed) 42x42 lots await your development skills—and many future lots are planned. The rules are simple:

1) All structures must be at least 100 blocks tall (that's 164 from bedrock)
2) All structures must be designed to mimic either real or imagined office-type skyscrapers. It's not tall for the sake of tall, but for beauty in architectural design
3) All structures must be sound from an engineering standpoint—there must be a physical reality to the tower, i.e. no unsuspended or unsupported blocks or unrealistic structure
4) No torches are permitted. Glowstone, Prismarine Lanterns, End Rods (1.9) or other mechanical light sources are the only lighting sources permitted
5) Please limit exterior lighting to decorative, not structural or primary
6) Light the interior so the windows glow at night
7) Ground level should be half-slabs to reduce mob spawns without the need for lights
8) Interiors do NOT have to be "finished" and can be completely hollow. Tall Town is an exterior design intended to give the scale of height
9) All structures need to be capable of containing a 15x15x15 internal structure at +10 and +100 above ground level (for a future project Tall Town is intended for)
10) Pick any lot you wish. If one does not exist, teraform one. Please remember the street and existing lot dimensions, landscaping and street lighting
11) The only street-level lighting permitted are street lights. I want this thing to be dark during the night, where the light sources come from street lamps and the building interiors
12) Be creative. Think like an architect/engineer. If it looks implausible in real life, it is implausible!

I think that's all the rules. I'm looking for realism in this build. I was going to do it alone, but several players have voiced interest, so I am making it a public build. Make as many as you want. I only want it to have the feel of walking around in a high-rise, inner-city area (think New York, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Taipai (*winks at Brad*), etc. Think outside the box, but inside the realism of physics and engineering possibilities.

I hope to ignite some serious construction in that corner of the map.

Also, a note to Grey: If you want to plot out a portal (overworld and Nether) please do so. You are the master of such things!

Oh, yeah. The lots to the East somehow wound up being 42x45. No idea what happened. They will get fixed.

Oh, and name your tower. I haven't put up signs for my designs, yet, but I know what they are: Monument Tower, Four Water Place, an unnamed project, and Diamond Plaza (thanks to Grey's "Creative" spirit, this one is possible )

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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2015-12-12, 00:50

Drop some coords on us? Because I don't know where it is!
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2015-12-12, 12:55

From spawn portal in the Nether, take the south passage, take the first left, go to the 'T' intersection and turn right. Take the first portal on the right (Castle Whammerstein). Find the stairs up and go out into the village. Turn right and go to the horse corral. Follow the edge of the lake due South. You can't miss it.


Since November 2016, I have tried to live my life without politics or football, and it has been the most peaceful time of my life.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
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2015-12-12, 16:23

::thumbs up icon::



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Brad
Selfish Heathen
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Zone of Pain
 
2015-12-12, 16:24

Tall Town might deserve a portal of its own...
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2015-12-12, 18:37

It'll get one.
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turtle
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Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2015-12-12, 19:19

I think I'll join in the fun this time, Thinking about what options I'll entertain for my tower. I'll pick a lot and mark it though.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2015-12-13, 00:38

I just ran out there to take a look. Very cool! I don't have time right now to contribute, but I'm enjoying what you've done so far!



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709
Damned
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Purgatory
 
2015-12-13, 14:10

Quote:
Originally Posted by kscherer View Post
Grey: If you want to plot out a portal (overworld and Nether) please do so.
Will do. There's really only 2 logical spots, but one depends on how expansive you think TT will get.

I'll put my claim next to the one you're currently working on, and build something phallic, which is tradition.

So it goes.
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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2015-12-13, 17:35

Mot sure how big it will get, but I have laid the road to the West quite a ways. My guess is there will be something like 18 buildings when it's done sometime in 2075.

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Brad
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Zone of Pain
 
2015-12-13, 17:53

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewprops View Post
I just ran out there to take a look. Very cool! I don't have time right now to contribute, but I'm enjoying what you've done so far!



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FWIW, I'd offer to fill chests if anyone wants to build but doesn't have the hundreds upon hundreds of required blocks for their idea. If anyone wants to stake a claim and describe their requirements, I'd be happy to assist!

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kscherer
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2015-12-14, 01:27

Grey and I have been discussing the leveling of 9 more lots. Considering the incredible amount of teraforming required for this, we're gonna ask for your help with the Super Powers™ in this endeavor.

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Brad
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Join Date: May 2004
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2015-12-14, 01:43

Nine lots! Have you decided where they'll be?

Since there are still two untouched lots, one barely started building, and one obvious spot for a ninth lot, I think we should hold off on the terraforming until it actually becomes necessary.

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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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2015-12-14, 11:09

Okeedokee, artichokee!

I'm gonna finish Diamond Plaza, then skooch over to random, unnamed, unfinished thing and finish it. Grey is building next to me, which leaves quantity one (1) lot remaining.

Is there a brave sole who wishes to play the high-wire act and claim that lot?

Any takers?

Jess will be on break beginning this Saturday, and she's been whining to play (too busy with that whole college thing), so she might be in for one. If so, we will be out of lots by the weekend.


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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
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2015-12-14, 15:04

I may go in on Phase II.



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turtle
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Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2015-12-14, 22:17

I'll take a lot. My kid wants me to build the main tower that is near my house. It's not "great" but still has some character.
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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2015-12-15, 11:11

I'm going to polish off that SE corner. There's some digging involved, but it will add a ninth lot to the existing development.

Of course, If Turtle wants that corner, he can just use his mad skills and do it himself.

Since November 2016, I have tried to live my life without politics or football, and it has been the most peaceful time of my life.
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2015-12-15, 12:33

I can do that one if you want. I don't mind at all. Feel free to put a sign on it for me if you want so I don't grab the wrong one.

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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2015-12-21, 00:34

I've completed my tower as of now. Feel free to check it out...just watch out for the moat.
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