• Tag Archives Minecraft
  • Imperial Skyport Updates

    Alpha has a ton of airships and connecting airship routes.  They connect the various cities and locations around the world for easier travel.  My original concept was based on World of Warcraft, where the player walks up a tower and waits at a dock for the airship to arrive and transport them to the other end.  In Minecraft, I’ve set it up so that you walk to the end of a dock, and are instantly transported (via a portal) to the corresponding dock on the other end of the route.

    The Airship Network has three major hubs, all located in the Imperial Republic of Denbar.  Agrazahn is by far the largest of the Skyports, as it has the most connections to other places.  It is also the central hub of trading in Alpha, so it made sense to have a major international skyport there.  Pelagrir also has a large international skyport, as it is the home of the airship builders.  Imperial City is the third and smallest hub.  It has connections to all the other cities in the Empire, except for one (it has a railway).

    I spent the last few days updating the three major skyport hubs, adding in some details, and expanding a bit.  I also added some large signs displaying the city name!  Special thanks to Perry for making the letter banners for me!

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  • Agrazahn Catacombs

    I had marked out the Agrazahn Catacombs years ago, but never really did anything with them.  It started out as a natural set of interconnecting caves and ravines beneath the city.

    I have developed it into one of my more massive places.  It has three entrances: in the center of the city, in the Tomb of the Sultans, and in the Great Pyramid.

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  • Agrazahn: Grand Update

    I’ve begun working on a large Minecraft project.  Originally, I was waiting for 1.13 to come out, but I got sick of waiting.

    Agrazahn is my second oldest location in Alpha, and it was in need of some major updates.  I expanded the Great Temple, overhauled the Sultan’s Palace, and expanded the Great Bazaar.  I still have a lot of work to do, but here are some updated pictures :

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  • Minecraft Website Update

    I spent yesterday doing some much needed updates to the Minecraft section of my website.  I had yet to add several of the new locations, and a handful of other pages needed some pictures changed out. I also updated most of the provincial maps for the empire, as the roads have been redone to look more natural.

    Here are some links to the updated pages if anyone is interested in checking them out 🙂

    Minecraft: Alpha

    Tycon City

    Imperial City

    Cair Denbar


  • The New & Improved Dreadfort

    I spent the last week working on overhauling the Dreadfort.  It is one of the oldest places I’ve built in Alpha, and its never had any real work done to it, aside from re-purposing it once.  It was originally setup as a castle for an evil sorceror, then it was changed to be a fortress for an elite battle-mage squadron of my empire’s military.

    It needed a lot of work. Some of the floors were too low, rooms were tiny, etc.  I fixed the short floors, made the main structure slightly wider, and redid the entire lower section.  I even found a shiny new 3×3 piston gate that opens FAST!  And its only one block deep, as opposed the old 3×3 door there – whose mechanics took up an insane amount of space.

    The Dreadfort is now setup as a royal palace for the Imperial Royal Family.  I needed another residence, sort of a get-away location.  The Dreadfort is isolated on a mountain in the middle of a desert, so it works.  Now I just need to figure out what to do with my Battle-Mages.  I took their home, and need to build them a new one somewhere.

    Here are some before and after pictures.