Nadroj

Magranon's Rest - Recording my descent into madness.

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I moved to Exodus from Chaos last year, lived with some friends at The Old Contemptibles for a while but couldn't quite deal with the old itch to have a project to work on. So in November Magranon's Rest was born as a "bit of a project to play around with no big deal". Thankfully i took many screenshots to show how much i lied to myself in that first day.

 

So i found my location, spoke with the locals Mappy and Cyborg over at Centrum about giving them a new, slightly insane, neighbour and got to work:
 

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I made some calculations after opening an entrance at the base of the mountain, exactly 900 slope from the top edge of the mine entrance to the height of the token. This will be important later ;)

Marked out the deed border with banners temporarily and set up my temp workshop, The Gravy House.

 

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I started a ramp around to use the dirt i'd dug up and then realised it would take far too long to dirt ramp up, so for the first...2 months i believe, WALL LADDER.

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Here began the true first stage of madness, the decision to hollow out the entire mountain, deed is a 51x51 and by the end of these images i have a mine well over 1000 tiles. Naturally that wasn't enough for me so i also mined the ceilings up, then lowered the floors to max ceiling height. At the time of writing this, the floors are about 1/3 completed levelling down. Sorry about the lighting, mines are derpy to take pictures of.

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How i fuel myself, boozebed.

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Here we have a rare sighting of another person stupid enough to show up and work with me, believe this was Mappy...possibly Cyborg. Yes i conscripted my neighbours.

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Mad attempt to deal with the lighting or i screwed up and needed ash for concrete? You decide.

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I tried to be smart by only storing 50+QL rocks...i still ended up with about 50,000 xD

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This is how it looks at the moment for the entryway, after this pic you must suffer through several boring and samey images of a cave ramp. Why you ask? The reason is simple, because i spent weeks making this god forsaken ramp and it is BEAUTIFUL.

 

MARCH 19th EDIT with unstable client dynamic lighting!

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Understably, I hope, at this point i wanted to give up on life and settled instead for putting the mine on hold so i could BE OUTSIDE. Starting with a platform up at the token level. Strategic lava tiles are used for destroying insolent ore veins on my ramp.

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That top platform became a farm for a while, man's gotta eat.

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Now i realised the time had come to begin the first platform of three that will eventually stack together to reach the token height.

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Needed more dirts and ended up with the start of a moat.

Hmm...water....idea forming perhaps.

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Gonna need to fill this in...

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Wheeeeeee dumping dirt out is so much more fun than levelling!

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Somtimes i just sorta get distracted by my own ideas. This one was...."hmm should i surface mine another platform above the token area? It ended in my planting the one and only tree at Magranon's Rest. Lovingly wild growth casted and enchanted by Shellbee.

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Then those damned horrible evil devs gave us three wide mine entrances and i HAD TO HAVE ONE. Problem was it looked utterly terrible without flattening out the tops of the entrances as well as the bottom. This whole process took 2 days because....digging the goddamn dirtwall back down, also i screwed up like 3 times.

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It's beautiful......

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With the addition of the bridge and needing more dirt I went back to that water idea from earlier

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CANAAAAALLLLLL. Reasonably certain I drove a number of my alliance insane with my canal madness. Not just dug, but also dirt casted to rock level depth. Shout out to Bonefly of Black Brigade for not murdering me for slapping a canal in front of his deed o.o

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Place is finally starting to come together

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That rock layer on the West side was in the way. It had to go.

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Deedplanner screenshot

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That's it for now folks, about 4 months of my "small project". I will continue to chronicle it and get those platforms raised! At the time of posting this the first platform is complete and filled with dirt but it's night time and i refuse to take screenshots in that lighting so that one can wait ;)

 

March 9th post - Plotting out the Nomads and Centrum Canals.

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March 10th post - Diving board!

 

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March 14th post - Canal progress allows caravel now! New bridge up across to Nomads

 

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March 20th post - Spring arrived and i updated with new paving, smoothed out canal and the start of the horrors of making slate slabs for the walls.

 

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April 14th post - 

 

Alright heres a little preview of the work Angelklaine has been doing in the mine while i've continued to play in the dirt.

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New slate gatehouse out of the south end of the main cavern

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and the new marble bricked outer wall in Stable and Unstable clients respectively

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April 22nd Gatehouse rebuild in marble.

 

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April 24th Deedplanner shot

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April 25th Mine Update

 

Guest Houses are up, getting started on my underground city :D 

 

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May 20th Canal Update

Starts at East coast here next to Black Brigade.

 

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View from east entrance bridge.

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View at the BB/MR perimeter bridge

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From the main entrance of Magranon's Rest

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The long run up to Centrum Universi (i'm gonna be digging them a moat the whole way around while i collect dirt :P)

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Centrum corner section

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And connecting onto Nomad's docks, through which there is entry to Lake Serpentine :)

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Now i got a loooooooooooooooooot of dirt to start using and don't get me started on deciding what to do with the mine walls.....i'll probably clad it all in marble...

 

May 28th completed roads/canal update

 

Alrighty the time has come for me to get back to the dirt raising, so here's a couple pics of the new view from the wall platform with shiny new slate roads. With the East coast <-> Lake Serpentine canal done i'll be collecting dirt by building a moat for my neighbours at Centrum Universi so once i finish using this lot of dirt up i'll be completing a ring road around CU replacing the old cobble one too :)

 

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New road/bridge layout with my towers and mailbox icons added in too.

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I think thats enough messing around with off deed stuff for a while!

 

May 30th Dirt all used up!

So i took all the dirt from the canal and the road works. Which was something like 160 crates of dirt.

 

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Then after i dropped ALL that dirt into it, this is how that looks from the opposite corner

 

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I think i need a little more dirt...

 

Looks nice from outside at least

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June 14th - little paving update to the tunnels

 

I have returned and the digging continues, doubt i'll have much to post here in terms of screenshots for a while, all i'm doing is digging a wagon at a time and dumping it over the edge to fill in the 2nd platform.

 

I did play around with new cave paving though :D Tunnel looks like this now.

 

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June 20th - Paving and cladding the cavern

 

I was really pleased with how my playing around with paving the mine went so i took some time out of digging the entire desert up today to start work on more paving and cladding. Looks pretty damn awesome if i do say so myself.

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Only problem now is how much more that bit of broken ceiling i can't fix bothers me! 

 

June 22nd - Did a little video of the cave and tunnel ramp.

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Completed paving main pathways for now (until the east side of the cavern is levelled down) and decided to make a little video. Pay no heed to the random background music that came with the video software o.o.

 

 

Helpy helpers who have helped 

Arium - Initial cave mining and ceiling raising.
Cyborg - Mining
Mappy - Mining, dirt donations and helped put up the guard towers
Jakerivers - Not honestly certain if he knows how many supplies i "borrowed" from ToC
Mypoppy - Dirt Donation
Somebodyx - Does stuff on occasion, honestly not sure why i don't KoS him for being my only citizen who's never here.
Zivirt - I steal his account to do skills i'm too lazy to grind myself.
Szai - Dirt Donation
Thunderstruck - Dirt Donation

Tiranille - Dirt Donation

Angelklaine - Actually came over and joined the village for the opportunity to help with my mine! :)

Killgharrah and Kialexia - Dirt digging and huge donation of dirt out of their own pocket!

Koroth - Came by on a Nahjo priest Sirona and casted dirt while he stayed 

Armyskin - "did like 3 hours of levelling total" - his words. Has since spent many hours levelling cave floors.

Fhylli - Levelled outer dirtwall of platform 2 with me.


If i missed someone do yell at me.

 

If anyone wants to come visit you've got the location up at the top of this post South end of the NE desert. Deed is open access and if i'm online i'll even feed ya ;) 

 

Edit - Forgot a shout out to Tovarishtito, who sold me about a thousand reinforcement beams for nice price and delivered right to my door.

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It's nice to see that I'm surrounded by people who share my level of madness when it comes to deed building :)

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Magranon would be proud.

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31 minutes ago, Nadroj said:

Jakerivers - Not honestly certain if he knows how many supplies i "borrowed" from ToC

 

the bill is in the mail

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Posted (edited)

4 minutes ago, JakeRivers said:

 

the bill is in the mail

 

[03:00:07] You Added Jakerivers(+Deny All)

 

COME GET ME.

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You're honestly insane.

 

 

 

But this is awesome and I really do love the work you've done with it, good job.

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Coming soon - Boatcave

 

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We might have to talk about this cave system of yours, looks very impressive. I got a small project under way as well on release on the wand of the seas island thats like 45x57. I am very interested to learn these how you got these perfect 3 tile openings and some other neat things I saw on your mine system. Keep taking a lot of screenshots looking forward to seeing the continued progression.

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The three tile openings took 2 days, i had to dig the whole damn dirtwall down so i could surface mine around it all >.<

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1 minute ago, Nadroj said:

The three tile openings took 2 days, i had to dig the whole damn dirtwall down so i could surface mine around it all >.<

 

And yet he still manages to have 1 slope up on the top of the boat mine entrance.

I came here for QUALITY, Nadroj.

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Just now, Joelle said:

 

And yet he still manages to have 1 slope up on the top of the boat mine entrance.

I came here for QUALITY, Nadroj.

 

YOU'RE ON THE LIST.

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I can sneak into your mine easy! 

 

(no mine doors =p)

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6 minutes ago, JakeRivers said:

I can sneak into your mine easy! 

 

(no mine doors =p)

 

Not at the bottom no.

 

Wait....I NEED A THREE TILE WIDE ENTRANCE AT THE TOP TOO.

 

On it.

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I'm thinking Slate Slabs for the walls, but....my god the concrete requirements.

 

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Opinions anyone?

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slate for sure, just get ziv to make all that concrete =p oh wait, hop on ziv and make the concrete

 

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6 minutes ago, JakeRivers said:

slate for sure, just get ziv to make all that concrete =p oh wait, hop on ziv and make the concrete

 


I wish it to be known that this man ^ Just suggested using transmutation to turn an entire wall into tar. This man is silly.

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I wanted to do marble originally, but the texture really doesn't stretch well onto 300 slope.

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Better

 

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Like for the boozebed.

 

1 hour ago, Nadroj said:

Opinions anyone?

Rock.  That would require substituting dirtwalls with surface mined platforms tho... 

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Looks awesome man, keep us updated, I really enjoyed looking through these Screenies :) 

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1 minute ago, zigozag said:

Like for the boozebed.

 

Rock.  That would require substituting dirtwalls with surface mined platforms tho... 

 

Time to spam lava around the whole deed xD

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Ahh I feel better all time seeing others being even more mad than me.

 

Egard, for the 3 tile entrances you will want to find a spot where rockface is as parallel to tile borders as possible- otherwise it will carve deeply into the mountain body or will need extensive cliff sculpting to smooth out. If you plan it around sea level the bottom edge is easiest to level with opening tunnels then collapsing back one by one to avoid extensive dredging.

I also had to burn out veins which were of course right at the planned entrances.

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You're insane.  I love it, but you're insane.

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Posted (edited)

8 hours ago, Emoo said:

Looks awesome man, keep us updated, I really enjoyed looking through these Screenies :) 

 

I think nad will need you do a video tour so everyone can see his crazy mine and its epicness. No way to catch that on just screen shots. Use a hell cart so it don't take all day to make it to the top. =p

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