Greetings fellow Minecrafters! I hope the earth is good, and the steel is flowing well. After several conceptual nightmares regarding stupid huts, I decided to finally make a full castley fortress base. I initially considered creating a giant land castle, but that's a fancy, lady elf thing to do. With the assistance of my Dwarf Fortress experience, I thought to myself "The game is called MINEcraft", so I set into the world with 5 stone picks, a sword, and a chest, and decided to go find my ideal dream home.
After much exploration, and uneventful vistas with nothing more than sand and cows...I found it.
A deep, deep valley with everything I could want. Sand for smelting into glass. Water for running streams. And a fuck off mountain in which I could mine to my hearts content. Now...how to get down there...
I eventually decided to construct a small mud hut, in which I would use it as a sort of "Tool shed". From here, I knew I could get to work proper, when the sun rose the next morning. I erected my house quickly before monsters came, and managed to barricade myself until the morning light vanquished them. Using this now as a small base, I popped down a forge, chest and costruction table, and wondered where I should go from here. My dwarven intuition kicked in, as I began to tear the mountain itself asunder, in order to create a paradise away from the world. This was where I finally chose.
There's always animals on the roof of wherever I choose. Always watching. Waiting.
Some time later, I'd began carving out the rock in a way I was comfortable with. I had a plan in my head.
And some time later, I had finally come up with a semi working door system, in which I was now confident to call my new home.
I knew that eventually, I'd have to actually nut up and dig deep, creating my very own little fortress. After some aesthetic cleanups outside, and a bit of housekeeping, I decided to enter the mountain, and show it who's boss. From here, I made a 10x10x10 space inside, where I could finally get things going. No steel yet, but plenty of coal.
Oh, and then I made a little dungeon outside, inspired by the Rancor pit from Return of the Jedi.
Working? To an extent
Reasoning?...To show the livestock that was ALL UP IN MY SHIT who was boss.
The roof was glass so they could look in and see their pork brother be flooded to death. To my knowledge, he's still in there...
From here, my initial day plans were complete! I remade my mudhut toolshed with stone, for a little element of class. Also mud is for jerks and poor people. With a bit more tweaking, aesthetics, and overly gaudy decorations, day 1 was complete, and my fortress was finally coming to shape. Good show!
Tune in more tomorrow, where I hope to make upstairs and downstairs, explore to try and find lava, and also, make a giant path from my spawn point, to my base. To give you an idea of how far that is, please see this map.