• Tag Archives Imperial City
  • New Imperial Senate

    I spent the last 2 days completely overhauling my Imperial Senate Building. It always felt too small, and a bit crowded.  It was also asymmetrical which bothered me.

    The building now has a central dome, and two wings.  The offices are much larger inside now too.  As a side effect of this, I overhauled my large Map Room.  I rearranged them and made the maps fit better, but I needed to expand a few to fill up the walls properly.  This is where I ran into an ancient issue.  The maps in the my Map Room were made eons ago, before they overhauled the map grid system. I couldn’t expand the maps, as new maps dont line up with the old ones. I had to redo ALL my maps.  Luckily, two provinces turned out to be on the new grid system.

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  • Imperial City Updates

    What started out as a simple project to fill in a portion of the harbor for some new land quickly snowballed into a major project to update a good portion of the city.

    The new buildings in the harbor ended up being taller than all the surrounding buildings, so I had to do some updates to make the neighborhood look right.  I added some floors to a few buildings and updated a few others.  I added alot onto the Bank, including a golden dollar sign on the roof.  I then went on to overhaul one of the oldest city squares by adding a statue of a Wizard, and then onto the Marketplace where I made some buildings taller and added two new ones.

    I finally removed an ancient section of city wall that was between the Old City and the Marketplace that served no purpose anymore.  I kept the gates but removing the wall allowed me to add in some new buildings.

  • Minecraft is back

    I found my way back into Minecraft this weekend.  I finally picked a location for the future Free City of Verata, my first build in a Mesa Biome.  Its gonna be a large, spread out city most likely built of mainly clay.

    I also started a project I’ve been thinking about for some time now.  The expansion of East Harbor in Imperial City.  The harbor is pretty useless, as when it was first built I thought the city was on the coast, but it turned out to be a sea with a narrow connection to the real ocean.  So decent sized ships can actually MAKE it to this harbor, it doesn’t have much use except for say local fishing.  And as we all know, this city can always utilize more land.  So I’ve decided to fill in a portion of the harbor to create some new land for expansion.

  • Imperial City: Expansion Complete

    I finished the newest expansion to Imperial City about a week about, but I’ve been dragging my feet about posting the pictures.  Here they are now.  I’ve included a few shots of the city in its entirety to show off its new size 🙂

  • Imperial Senate has a home

    Last night I built a new home for the Imperial Senate. After I had torn down the buildings I wanted to replace on Westbluff, I realized just how cramped it was going to become up there. So instead I built a large domed hall for the Imperial Senate. I also included a room with giant maps of each Province, and studies for the 8 senators. It ended up being very park-like around the Senate Building, as it didn’t really leave room for many other buildings on the hilltop. I actually only built one other new building.

    I also went and converted the Senate Chamber in Cair Denbar into a Music Hall.