We’ve settled! (My 77th Combine base)

We’ve settled! (My 77th Combine base)

Here the story begins. It’s time to reveal why this is the destination we went to. We traveled through plains and forests, kingdoms and places without rulers, to arrive here and create ourselves a new home. Near the ring of the gods.

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77th Combine season 7 progress update 5 – Let’s call this thing finished

77th Combine season 7 progress update 5 – Let’s call this thing finished

After 9 months, season 7 of the 77 Combine realm has come to an end. And because of my lower activity during this whole time my main build this season is significantly smaller than in the last few seasons (well, in size it’s comparable to my S4 harbour, but my S5 and S6 bases were larger). And I didn’t manage to build everything I wanted to build and finish everything I started. But I’ve done a pretty good job getting a lot of things done and I can say Alwadi was a success.

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How to detail

How to detail

There’s one thing I’ve been always overlooking in my building and it’s a pity – small details that bring builds together. With my most recent builds I am trying to put more effort into them and even though I am still not as good at this particular side of building as I am with landscaping or weird block palettes, I learned some tricks that I can share. I’m gonna show some of my builds, both old and new, and point out what I’ve done to make them look the way they look.

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77th Combine season 7 progress update 3 – Details in the streets

77th Combine season 7 progress update 3 – Details in the streets

I finally got to a point where I can focus on the part of the Alwadi build style I was looking forward to the most – adding nice details to the areas between houses. I have started with some of the more generic little builds like crates and market stalls, but I am hoping to get into some really unusual and interesting stuff soon.

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Creative island is back

Creative island is back

This is an old project of the 77th Combine community started about half a year ago. We created a new world on a separate realm and came up with a plan to build a fantasy adventure map, taking advantage of tools we usually don’t have, like creative mode or commands. At first we were building here a lot, but then the hype faded away and we eventually closed the realm. Recently, after the release of 1.11, this creative project was opened back and I am one of the most active builders.

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Dernalia progress update 6 – Storage room and stables

Dernalia progress update 6 – Storage room and stables

The surface part of the mine project has been an eyesore for a long time due to chests lying in the area and a temporary dirt barrier to keep my horse in (which changed its location several times as I was digging and terraforming and the horse was in the way). Now I finally removed those and made a proper storage room for the mine project and underground stables. This progress update is a smaller one, but I really like these two builds.

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Dernalia progress update 5 – Evil crystal cave

Dernalia progress update 5 – Evil crystal cave

Some of my builds are planned carefully and when I’m building them I know exactly what I’m doing. In other cases I’m just following a shadow of an idea and hoping it won’t look terrible. While the first way of building is more safe and comfortable, the other one can sometimes lead to surprising and awesome creations. This new build is certainly one of those.

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My landscaping shop on the 77th Combine

My landscaping shop on the 77th Combine

In season 7 our shopping district quickly became a mess of huge builds, including custom-made copies of Minecraft generater structures, from a nether fortress to an end city, then a custom ice spikes biome, slime trees (yes, really), several houses and other builds. There is an unofficial friendly competition going on – who builds the most insane shop. I couldn’t resist participating in making our shopping area even more awesome, so here’s my landscaping services shop.

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77th Combine season 7 progress update 1 – A lot of redstone in one build

77th Combine season 7 progress update 1 – A lot of redstone in one build

As soon as I started building in Alwadi, my season 7 base on the 77th Combine realm, I realised it’s gonna be really hard to make good progress updates from it, because the most stuff will be built in the streets and alleyways between the houses and the actual houses kinda aren’t the point of the building style. I’ve run into the same problem a few months ago when I was working on the city of Redcoast, which was a part of the 77th Combine creative project. But I have done some progress in Alwadi, so I guess it’s time to make a post about it, no matter how unfinished the current build is.

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Schedule change

I’m quickly announcing here that I’m not going to post regularly every Sunday anymore. From now on, my blogs will be coming out irregularly. The reason is that lately I’ve been feeling really forced to post weekly even though I didn’t want to. I really did enjoy the schedule, it actually helped me to finish the Futuristic vs. Fantasy base, because it forced me to make a lot of progress every week (or make filler posts, which is another reason why I’m ending this). However, at the moment I don’t really want to play Minecraft more than I enjoy.

This doesn’t mean I am stopping the blog site or that I will post less often. I am going to post roughly as often as I used to, 1-2 posts per 2 weeks. I will keep posting high quality content as I have been doing in the last few months and I will keep putting a lot of effort into every article. For me, this blog is the best way to show my work to a wider range of people and it will remain so.

Thanks for understanding and I hope you aren’t too angry 🙂

Deeny

77th Combine season 6 progress update 8 – Medieval town is done!

77th Combine season 6 progress update 8 – Medieval town is done!

I am very aware of the fact that the progress done in the Futuristic vs. Fantasy base between the last post and this one isn’t as impressive as usual, but I am gonna make this article anyway. Also here I’m adding a little clarification for those who aren’t that familiar with the project – it’s a two-people base I have been working on with TheeKunal2020, but the new stuff I am showing here has been all done by myself.

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Moonrock tales – lore behind the Futuristic vs. Fantasy base

This base on the 77th Combine realm has been in progress of being built for half a year now and the actual buildings weren’t the only thing that has been developed. Both me and Kunal2020 have been creating pieces of the lore behind our megabuild, but we never published a big part of them. So I decided it’s time to put the entire backstory into one article and finally show it all to the world. Some parts of this lore had been created even before we started building, some of them were made halfway through and some are brand new, filling the gaps between the original stories.

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