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A few screens of the ~2 year project that we’ve been hammering on fairly heavily in recent weeks.

I had a long history written up here about the map, but.. well I think it’s better if I try to format it so that it sounds like a respectable lore story, rather than an impromptu post.

Map shown here using SUSE shaders and the CONQUEST texture pack.

OK, so here’s how we’re gonna do this adventure map. 

It’s going to use Noppe’s NPC mod, so you’ll need minecraft forge. It’ll also use the Conquest x32 resource pack, which has custom sounds, textures etc. It uses a LOT of connected textures, so you’ll want optifine as well.

We’ll start out with “Chapter 1” which is the main continent. If things go well, we’ll work on the 3 other continents as individual “Chapters” in the map, if it’s a flop.. then well.. meh. It was fun to try.

As of right now the main continent contains 2 major cities and 6 minor ones, along with various stops and shops along the way. As of right now there’s 2, possibly 3 major dungeons along with a bunch of smaller side dungeons. I dont even know how many, and we’re really not done yet.

The map is not very directional. You can wander the countryside slaying random mobs, wander into towns, trade your drops for coins, trade your coins for better weapons, enchantments etc. There will be a main quest, though we’ll have to do some work to figure out exactly how to divide that main quest into chapters.(I have an idea of how to do it but nothing final yet.)

You can use a forge server to multiplayer the map with the NPC mod as well.

You will be in adventure mode, but as you know, if you have raw materials you can craft and use tools in adventure mode. I haven’t quite figured out the logistics of whether or not to “allow” folks to mine for resources or not. I’d prefer you not build a home, ESPECIALLY not out some of the various homes in the map, but we’ll have to see in testing how that works out. I would prefer that the player stick to only resources they find in chests and can buy from npcs.

OK, so here’s how we’re gonna do this adventure map.

It’s going to use Noppe’s NPC mod, so you’ll need minecraft forge. It’ll also use the Conquest x32 resource pack, which has custom sounds, textures etc. It uses a LOT of connected textures, so you’ll want optifine as well.

We’ll start out with “Chapter 1” which is the main continent. If things go well, we’ll work on the 3 other continents as individual “Chapters” in the map, if it’s a flop.. then well.. meh. It was fun to try.

As of right now the main continent contains 2 major cities and 6 minor ones, along with various stops and shops along the way. As of right now there’s 2, possibly 3 major dungeons along with a bunch of smaller side dungeons. I dont even know how many, and we’re really not done yet.

The map is not very directional. You can wander the countryside slaying random mobs, wander into towns, trade your drops for coins, trade your coins for better weapons, enchantments etc. There will be a main quest, though we’ll have to do some work to figure out exactly how to divide that main quest into chapters.(I have an idea of how to do it but nothing final yet.)

You can use a forge server to multiplayer the map with the NPC mod as well.

You will be in adventure mode, but as you know, if you have raw materials you can craft and use tools in adventure mode. I haven’t quite figured out the logistics of whether or not to “allow” folks to mine for resources or not. I’d prefer you not build a home, ESPECIALLY not out some of the various homes in the map, but we’ll have to see in testing how that works out. I would prefer that the player stick to only resources they find in chests and can buy from npcs.

"Wasn’t this a minecraft blog?"

Yes. Yes it is. But a LOT has happened in the last month! I sold a home, and I’ve been REALLY REALLY busy with work. (and it’s not letting up any time soon.)

Anyway, I have done a few things, but it’s been inconsequential things. Here’s one that is kind of photo worthy. A small town in the adventure map. “southwood trading company.” See, there’s Wolfhaven on the north side, but they have a lot of problems with ice, so they’re not conducive to reliable transit. As such, trading caravans make their way inland across the continent, through the town of Thirsk (that Dresden has been working on) and down to the port here in Southwood.

It’s a small place really. 6 warehouses on a man made island surrounded by docks suitable for up to 6 ships (if you have good dock hands) an Inn, a pub, and enough guards to make sure your cargo is safe (while you’re in port.)

As seen here in the CONQUEST texture pack. I really like this one! The problem? PAINTINGS! Once again they’re stupid things like knives and door handles. FFS people WHY do you do this?!

Anyway, it has one other problem as connected textures are haywire with oak wood slabs. I’m not sure why. I’m sure it’ll be fixed in the near future.

"Wasn’t this a minecraft blog?"

Yes. Yes it is. But a LOT has happened in the last month! I sold a home, and I’ve been REALLY REALLY busy with work. (and it’s not letting up any time soon.)

Anyway, I have done a few things, but it’s been inconsequential things. Here’s one that is kind of photo worthy. A small town in the adventure map. “southwood trading company.” See, there’s Wolfhaven on the north side, but they have a lot of problems with ice, so they’re not conducive to reliable transit. As such, trading caravans make their way inland across the continent, through the town of Thirsk (that Dresden has been working on) and down to the port here in Southwood.

It’s a small place really. 6 warehouses on a man made island surrounded by docks suitable for up to 6 ships (if you have good dock hands) an Inn, a pub, and enough guards to make sure your cargo is safe (while you’re in port.)

As seen here in the CONQUEST texture pack. I really like this one! The problem? PAINTINGS! Once again they’re stupid things like knives and door handles. FFS people WHY do you do this?!

Anyway, it has one other problem as connected textures are haywire with oak wood slabs. I’m not sure why. I’m sure it’ll be fixed in the near future.

You could of just not let the affects effect you about her grammer.

lol, I agree! The thing is though I see it ALL THE TIME! I went out with someone not too long ago who referred to tint (as in window tint) as “tent.” as in.. a shelter to camp in. I thought it was a typo at first, but then it happened 2 more times.

THAN THAN THAN THAN THAN

Dating sites can be a good filter for finding out someone’s intelligence.

For instance, if someone says “I’m smarter then that” you can assume they were at best a C student in a vocational school and more than likely didn’t go to college because they werent’ smurt enough.

Now I didn’t finish college, but that wasn’t because I was the dumb.. I was impatient and didn’t put enough effort into it, nor did I want to spend the time and money to go after a degree that didn’t meet my particular interests and career path. That and.. well.. I’m math-tarded.

I can’t explain to you though, my frustration with simple grammatical mistakes like mistaking THEN and THAN. I mean it’s not even like a “you’re” vs “your” thing. They’re CLEARLY different words. You may as well be using the word “pepsi” when you mean to use the word “steak.” They’re that far apart.

Guh.. I just can’t believe some of this shit. Don’t go on a diatribe on a dating site about how everyone else sucks and THEN use THEN instead of THAN in your profile preview.

I’m not perfect, god knows that! But you don’t see me putting things like “don’t even talk to me unless you’re a perfect 10” or some crap on my profile, then making some grotesque easily detected grammatical error.

I may not be a grammar nazi, but I do have 2 really big pet peeves. Then/Than and Your/You’re. It pisses me off even more when you respond to an incorrect “your” with a “my what?” (like, say someone says “your smart” you might respond with “my smart what?” and then they don’t understand……)

Let me give you a little back story on this. In fact, no, I’ll give it to you in a 4chan quickstory type format with a greentext type format. (I dunno what it’s called, I’m old, fuck you.)

>be 13

>be in IRC

>get into some kinda petty argument with a guy who’s 26 and say “your” incorrectly.

>Get berated about being wrong on the topic, including facts, links to data proving that you’re wrong, THEN being laid into about grammar and he rage quits

>feeling really humiliated in front of a lot of people you talk to regularly.

>learned 2 grammar a little better and never forgot.

this song makes a great vidya musics.

Misc.

A wasp tried to build a nest in my mailbox over the last day or so. Could there be a worse place? Well yes.. between the storm door and the front door.. but that’s still a pretty bad place.

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After 7 years, and 3 years of struggling with frustration, depression, and calling the police daily, I am no longer a home owner. A young man who was very excited took ownership of it some time last week.

Not being a home owner makes me kind of sad, but being free to move if I have to, and most importantly, being free of the cast of deliverance is VERY much putting me in a better mood. Couple that with the fact that it saves me nearly $10k a year.. and in a couple months I may actually have some spending money, so that’s good too.

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Cryptolocker is shit. Don’t open emails and run random exes PLEASE! As an IT guy I BEG YOU.

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I feel like I work all the time lately. I’m beyond burned out. I keep saying “oh I’ll do ____ when work slows down.” Yea.. well that apparently isn’t going to happen. I come home and I just veg out watching lets plays of games cos I don’t even have the energy to fuck with the problem solving in a game after a day of work. It’s exhausting.

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I really need a GOOD full sized BLUETOOTH wireless keyboard for gaming and a good bluetooth gaming mouse. I have looked and looked and I just can’t find one. I sit a good distance from my TV (which is my gaming monitor) so RF won’t work. If you have any recommendations for this let me know please.

When do you guys decide to continue making Broville? Do you do it when you're bored or do you have some kind of schedule.
Anonymous

doctrev:

oldshoes:

Just cause we’re in a lull doesn’t mean we stop entirely. Just this morning Golonka, Metalus and I did a courtyard for the Struggl Inc. company.

I can’t vie for the rest of the team, but I continue to build SOLAR mostly in an attempt to quell the infernal madness of a tortured mind 

Can you imagine doing something for free that you enjoy on a set schedule? It’d become a chore so fast.

We’re usually on at the same time every day, different people play at different times. For instance since I’m old and I’m on the east coast, I’m usually off long before the other folks start coming on, so even if there’s ~10 people on the server a day I may be alone every time I’m on there for weeks heh.

That being said.. I have barely so much as joined the server in like 3 weeks. In between work and life.. blocks haven’t felt like a stress reliever. Nothing has.

We’ll be back tho..

Why u no update your website?
Anonymous

oldshoes:

Cause things are pretty slow right now on the Broville front and there’s not a whole lot to say!

We are very close to the point where the city itself in terms of new buildings/construction is done and it’s just a matter of doing interiors/detailing. There are only a small handful or areas that need buildings inside the city.

Of course there is still more to do for things outside the city too!

I will be honest though, the past few weeks have definitely been some “down time” for many of the guys, myself included. We have been working on this project for so long we sometimes just need a break! I’m not at all saying we have stopped or are stopping building so don’t freak out!

I had a long diatribe to add to this to explain exactly how I feel about all of this, the project itself, our status, our determination to finish it (which is still quite strong btw) and even our frustrations, but.. I eated it.

so.. I’ll just say.. ^ +1

So I’ve been playing with Ovo’s rustic redemption lately. I rather like it for this map, but I would need to make some tweaks to make it work really. The problem is in order to do that I’d have to “ask permission” from the people who made the texture pack. So.. I still don’t know. I’m not gonna ask permission to use a texture pack with my map.. I feel like I’d be better off just recommending that you use it and say look if you don’t then any problems you encounter are your fault. 

It leaves things looking uglier that way but.. I’m not asking permission to retexture iron doors to wooden doors. That’s just absurd.

Here’s the thread where they threaten to “report” you for recommending their texture pack: I suppose ist also a place you can download it.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/901498-x6417x-ovos-rustic-pack-redemption-v114-updated-2014-03-12/

After reading the thread, the sort of.. threatening approach they take to you actually using the pack puts a bad taste in my mouth.  Maybe because I’m no artist and I don’t know what it’s like to have my work stolen. (not true. I found my work from jamesopolis on a server once. It was in a youtube video. When I joined the server they threatened to ban me for claiming someone else’s work lol. I wasn’t bummed.. mockery is the sincerest form of flattery.)

so I guess we’re back to square 1. Can’t use this pack. The pack makers don’t want me to.

So I’ve been playing with Ovo’s rustic redemption lately. I rather like it for this map, but I would need to make some tweaks to make it work really. The problem is in order to do that I’d have to “ask permission” from the people who made the texture pack. So.. I still don’t know. I’m not gonna ask permission to use a texture pack with my map.. I feel like I’d be better off just recommending that you use it and say look if you don’t then any problems you encounter are your fault.

It leaves things looking uglier that way but.. I’m not asking permission to retexture iron doors to wooden doors. That’s just absurd.

Here’s the thread where they threaten to “report” you for recommending their texture pack: I suppose ist also a place you can download it.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/901498-x6417x-ovos-rustic-pack-redemption-v114-updated-2014-03-12/

After reading the thread, the sort of.. threatening approach they take to you actually using the pack puts a bad taste in my mouth.  Maybe because I’m no artist and I don’t know what it’s like to have my work stolen. (not true. I found my work from jamesopolis on a server once. It was in a youtube video. When I joined the server they threatened to ban me for claiming someone else’s work lol. I wasn’t bummed.. mockery is the sincerest form of flattery.)

so I guess we’re back to square 1. Can’t use this pack. The pack makers don’t want me to.

oldshoes:

Hi everyone,

I started Broville way back in June 2010 and ever since it’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve met a lot of really cool people along the way and I’m really excited going forward with this new direction.

I was recently approached by the good people at Facebook Inc. and after some…

I laughed, I had a witty comment..

I’ll just say this.. you pay me enough.. I won’t feel bad.

Frankly, it’s good to see the house again. I chose to use a boat instead of an airboat cos it’s easier to build and I keep having collision issues with air boats. I did run aground a few times in this one. It has slabs underneath and I guess it counts as a full block for collisions. The boats about as fast as a minecraft boat, just.. it has 2 chests on board and can seat 4 people. (if I were using a server that is.)

unclear if you can ski behind it though.

Frankly, it’s good to see the house again. I chose to use a boat instead of an airboat cos it’s easier to build and I keep having collision issues with air boats. I did run aground a few times in this one. It has slabs underneath and I guess it counts as a full block for collisions. The boats about as fast as a minecraft boat, just.. it has 2 chests on board and can seat 4 people. (if I were using a server that is.)

unclear if you can ski behind it though.

riding in the boat, trying to scope out my surruondings. I’m not sure yet, but I think I’m actually in an enormous lake. 

and er.. I’m surrounded by insurmountable cliffs.

riding in the boat, trying to scope out my surruondings. I’m not sure yet, but I think I’m actually in an enormous lake.

and er.. I’m surrounded by insurmountable cliffs.

golonkaswe:

GUYS I DID IT!!

Gol has broken reality. (if memory serves, this is a shader)

golonkaswe:

GUYS I DID IT!!

Gol has broken reality. (if memory serves, this is a shader)

some interior shots of “deadwood manor” in the “moonquest” tekkit launcher pack thingy.

The last pic is a “speed boat.” The mod pack includes Archimedes ships. You can make air boats with balloons or watercraf.. without. Since I’m on the edge of a massive ocean, I settled for something that floats.

It has chests on it too which seem to work. I can sail out, gather stuff (well I’m in creative atm so.. nothing to gather yet, just having fun) and travel with it.

The mod is a BIT glitchy. I used an air boart in my last map and accidentally turned a villager’s house into part of my boat.

I had to use an anti-matter explosion to get near the ship, it created an area I tagged as “crater” with my waypoint system.. sadly.. all the villagers died horribly. I did gedt to turn off the airport though.