Minecraft – A Land of Opportunity
Hi guys, this is a post which is just letting you know of what’s been happening with me and Minecraft. I apologize for not posting, as I have had many things to do in the past few weeks.
First, I bring you the most exciting and shocking news; the great city of Epicity, abandoned and left in ruins. The thirty or so players that had ever walked that land and the land itself don’t exist anymore. All our valiant efforts and hardworking progress collapsed and forgotten.
But fear no more! My friends and I have started a completely new server. A fresh world, a land of opportunity. Untouched resource deposits. An endless world.
We wanted another city. This time, bigger and better.
NEW EPICITY was to be the city’s unofficial name at the beginning, but then it caught on so much with the other players we didn’t really want to change it. New Epicity was a complete redesign of the old city. We started from the beginning again. But this time, the players on the server didn’t have to be forced to help our efforts – there was no “communist” system like in the old city regulations. The only builders of the central metropolis were Xannoxide (Mike) and myself (Zenergyx3/Stan). The other players were free to do anything outside of the city area, as long as it didnt involve stacking single blocks to the top of the map (which frankly, a lot of people do).
This led to a consistent, higher quality work being carried out and shown throughout the city. Of course, without the manpower to gather such unwieldy amounts of resources, we just spawned the blocks, because after all, it was a creative exercise. It is quite difficult gathering the resources, and then attempting to build huge projects, with only two people.
As of now, the current structures in the city are as in order of completion; the New Epicity Town Hall, the luxury casino-styled hotel, the New Epicity State Library, and the bank, which along with the hotel, have yet to be named. The harbour that will stretch across hundreds of metres is being constructed and the final touches on an airbourne battle-cruiser are being added. This new city is going for a very modern look and feel, with all the architecture thought out clearly and the structured built with precision and perfection. Modern, but also innovative. A working elevator has been installed in the hotel with the help of a plugin, and the city centre has been rigged all around with a wireless redstone-powered note block sequence which plays a MIDI file. There is a nature reserve or a zen garden in the bottom level of the library, which has a massive waterfall flowing from the top level of the library coming down into it. The bank will have redstone protected vaults and the actual function of a bank – depositing and withdrawing cash. This will be explained in the coming paragraphs.
The city is still a major work in progress, and we’re improving every aspect of it, constantly. We plan to build a hospital (healing cuboid region, pay to use), a government building (where we keep all our plans and progress), a proper casino (may actually work, redstone powered), apartment buildings, a lot of skyscrapers and office complexes, and even more shops, exchanging a particular good for a sum of money, for the main streets.
You may be wondering as to how the “money” is going to work. Well, the New Epicity server will be implementing iConomy and a NPC shop plugin soon, so players can be able to buy and sell goods. The bank will let you exchange, say, diamonds and gold for the money which is used as a debit card (depositing), but it will also you let you exchange it back to the real, physical thing (withdrawing). NPCs and this economy system will be implemented pretty much everywhere in the city, in order to achieve a more convincing city, with life and an actual function to it.
Most of the remaining players, outside of the city, have gathered in one specific area, where they will be creating a town. They are playing legitimately, but then they have about 8 players to get the materials and to build a small civilization. I am hoping that these players will build a very interesting and cool town, so eventually the two civilizations may be firmly established, with a subway and travel system leading between the towns, and to have shops and NPCs walking the streets of their town as well.
Hopefully, if server is successful and with the city construction being a consistent process, adding more high quality and interesting work to the city, New Epicity will be a remarkable and a very developed city in the midst of other interesting and fascinating creations.
Also, for those of you wondering, the texture pack is a custom texture pack made by Michael and I called Innovatex Pack. I will be releasing more details of this in the future.