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.
We’ve started a new season, and that also means new plans. I want to try something new this time – roleplay. This is a brief and quick showcase of what’s to come from me this season.
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.
Alwadi is growing. It’s not just a group of buildings anymore, it reached the size of a small town. The way it’s built makes it very hard for me to show the progress in a blog post, but I’ll do my best.
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.
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.
Remember the sky island I helped Kunal2020 with? Well, that was only the first half of my job in his 77th Combine base. Here’s the other half.
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.
A while ago I opened a landscaping shop on the 77th Combine realm. I wasn’t playing that much in the past 3 weeks (as you might’ve noticed from the lack of blog posts), but I got 2 landscaping orders from other 77th Combine players and I made some trees and rocks for them. Here’s what I’ve done.
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.
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.
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.
There hasn’t been a post from me for 2 weeks, so I guess it’s time for one. I have been working on multiple projects at the same time, so the progress isn’t that fast on the 77th Combine, but there is definitely something new here in Alwadi.
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.
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 🙂
A big portion of the spawn area on the 77th Combine season 7 world is a swamp biome. Swamps aren’t the most typical biome to build in, but they open awesome opportunities to use different building styles. So I’ve started some action there.
Dernalia is a world where I make everything as good as I can and I don’t cheap out on anything. When most people build entrances to their strip mines, they make a staircase, add some neat design and call it done. I usually do the same thing on realms too, but in Dernalia I decided to create something more impressive. Well, here it is.
I felt like it’s time to get some work done in my singleplayer world, so I started to make the entrance to my xp farm prettier. But somehow it turned into one of the biggest projects I’ve ever worked on in Minecraft. It’s not finished yet, but here’s how much I’ve done so far.
This time a shorter post, because I don’t have any bigger topic to write stuff about. I am working on a big project in Dernalia, my singleplayer survival world, but it’s not even close to being finished at the moment. However, you can expect an article about it soon. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at a smaller project I’ve done this week.
We’ve successfully reset the realm and now we are playing on a brand new world. After a lot of running, exploring, dying and fighting drowned I’ve found a place to live and started building a new base. And this time I am using a building style I don’t have any experience with – hopefully it won’t look awful.
Season 6 of the 77th Combine realm has been here for almost 7 months. It’s the longest, craziest and most awesome season we’ve ever had and I was enjoying it like no realm before. Let’s have a look at all I’ve done this season – there’s a lot of it.
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.
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.
More progress has been done in the Futuristic vs. Fantasy base and it’s time to show the changes. This includes a nether tunnel, stables, a lot of small houses and the last addition to the futuristic side.
Recently I got a chance to revisit season 3 of the 77th Combine realm and of course it brought back a lot of memories. After over a year I have seen my military base, our awesome old shopping district and many other places. However, out of all that’s been done in that season one build stands out – my post office.
In my last post I showed a spaceship, now here I am with a landing pad underneath it and a whole spaceport around. Oh, and my mate Kunal2020 has been busy terraforming.
This is a quick showcase of a build I made on the 77th Combine realm. I didn’t want to make a full progress update post because not much else has been done in the base area. Also, I decided not to do this as a “detail look” post.
Ok, now that we’ve pointed out that this article is kind of an outsider, let’s properly begin. Here’s my spaceship.
There is one thing many people don’t understand – how can I work on enormous projects for several months and still enjoy playing. So this is how I stay motivated to build in Minecraft. I made a list of 7 things that help me to work on my big builds and not burn out halfway through.
Here’s another progress update from the Futuristic vs. Fantasy base I am working on with Kunal2020 on the 77th Combine realm. This time it’s mostly smaller scale builds, but they are all good looking ones.
I don’t do shops on multiplayer realms very often, but I have just started a business on the 77th Combine. My new shop sells netherwarts, red netherbricks and bones and it was designed as a weirwood tree.