• Tag Archives Imperial City
  • Minecraft: Builders Block

    My grand tour of updating things was actually a distraction for my next project: Removing an old fort in Imperial City.

    I tore the fort down last night, but now I’m right back where I started with no idea what to put here instead.

    Anyone got any thoughts?  So far all I can come up with is some more houses (but there isn’t a lot of room for them), or some sort of new Palace.

  • Surrendering to Imperial City

    I’ve sat here for 2 weeks staring at Minecraft, trying to decide which project to start working on.  And I keep drawing blanks.  I have three locations to pick from, but I’m afraid the projects are just too big and I can’t wrap my head around any of them yet. I think I’m almost trying to bite off too much. All three are major projects, which are going to culminate in new cities.  I think I need something smaller.

    In the meanwhile, I keep ending up in Imperial City. Looking at it.  Seeing things I can upgrade, or add.  Its a problem I’ve had for years, and its the reason the city hasn’t stopped developing and growing in 8 years.

    I keep ending up on the eastern side of the city, just staring at it. I can see my next expansion here, and I just keep coming up with more ideas.

    It’s time to give in. I’m going to stop fighting it, and just work on Imperial City some more.  Nothing else is coming to me creativity-wise, and Imperial City just never shuts up in that fashion.

    I’m going to expand outwards towards the East, the opposite side of where I recently added the International District.  It has a variety of land, ranging from a high hill at the south, to a jungle in the north.  It also contains a cute little ravine that I plan to build down into. I may even cover over the steep valley outside of the current East Gate, and make an underground area where the main road passes through.

    Its all in the planning stages still, but at least I’m having ideas.

  • 8 Years of Minecraft – Part 4

    I decided to finish off my Anniversary Celebration by pulling the trigger on a project I’ve been hemming and hawing over for probably a year now.  I covered over the area behind the Senate Building.

    After I expanded the Senate, the overhang on the cliff behind it just didn’t feel right, so covering straight across was the best solution.

    In doing so, I’ve overhauled the Lagoon beneath, added 3 new buildings to the Waterfront, and added a fancy new Park!

    Construction Process

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    Finished Pictures

    After this was done, for some reason I went along and created one more Tram Station. You can now travel from the Skyport to three different parts of the city!

  • 8 Years of Minecraft – Part 3

    Imperial Senate Upgrade

    Today I overhauled the home of the Imperial Senate.  They had gotten a case of building-envy over the shiny new Palace of Nations. It really made their once-grand building feel old, and out-dated.

    I didn’t have much room to play with, so I decided to just expand the building some. I added a new third floor for the specific purpose of giving it a much grander meeting hall.

    I also redesigned my Map Hall so the maps were lit MUCH better than they used to be.  I managed to sneak in some updates on them as well, since some hadn’t been updated in well over a year.

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  • 8 Years of Minecraft – Part 1

    Tomorrow marks the 8th Anniversary of my Minecraft world, Alpha.

    I’ve spent the last several days working on an anniversary project in Imperial City.  I have added a new International District.  The main feature is the Palace of Nations, our version of the U.N.

    I’ve also had the other players on my server all build embassies representing their kingdoms in Alpha.

    To top it off, I upgraded my little tram line that ran between my main castle and the Senate building.  I relocated the station by the Senate to be by the Skyport. Now you can go by rail from my castle, to the Skyport/Senate, and then along to the new international district.  Progress!