Aerthok

The Great Highways Project

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Hey there! I'm Aerthok of Tavernia over at [875,2118] and we'd like to talk highways!
We've been laying down the highway backbone around us in collaboration with our neighbours, as I'm sure a lot of you are doing, and we're now looking to pave the way to Sonata and the settlements along the way. To ensure we're all connected, and don't end up with a load of highways all running the same way but never actually connecting, we'd like to get everyone sharing their local highway plans so we can all coordinate joining routes.

 

Here's our local highway work, including work by @NekojinEastwards from Azure Dreams. You can see we're situated in a natural crossroads of sorts, so we've run with that to create an East <-> West and North <-> South main highway. If you live along that route, we'd like to see your highway plans so we can coordinate the connections as we make our way towards Sonata!

 

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Let's use this thread to share plans and coordinate connections to other Settlements and Sonata/Encore!

 

Community Map: http://cadence.yaga.host/

Map Thread:

 

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I'm going to be starting a highway as soon as I am able to get these animal pens under control. But I am the Mayor of The Hollow on [3087, 478] approx, going to be heading West a little ways and then try to go as far south as I can without running too close to other deeds. I have a waystone made for us but I hope to make some more in the near future! No picture yet but I will see what I can do after these animals are taken care of!

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I will gladly help add some highways out of our area, we're SE near O13.

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Let me know when you head north. Port Lahaina is in the south eastern corner of G11, and we’ve paved a highway out of our deed to a stub, awaiting connection to a main arterial road to come through.

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Please note that Azure Dreams, the Deed at J-14 between the river to the north and the lake to the south, own shore-to-shore, and we're making a canal to connect the lake to the river. As a consequence of that, normal land travel will not be possible across the canal area.

 

That said, we're very open to highways, and are making a bridge across the canal. We do intend for the bridge to be part of a Highway that goes across our deed for safe travel through the area; short of the bridge, the only other ways past are swimming across the river or lake, or going south around the lake.

 

We look forward to contributing to the greater highway project.

 

Edit: Also worth noting that the people that I've talked to who live on the North end of the lake at J-16 are expecting the Highway to go past them, not around the south end of the lake. No reason it can't do both, of course, but it would make sense to go nearly due East from Azure Dreams to the J-16 lake.

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Thanks for posting your locations everyone, great to see the willingness to help out! Hopefully some more people around those of you further afield from us join the thread so you can get connected quickly :)
 

@Nekojin
That sounds great! We'll plot to your deed then and as we get closer we can coordinate timings and exact routing. I've updated the map to show it passing through your deed. Once we're there we can plan how it will continue past the lake at J16, but as you say, it'll likely end up going both ways around eventually :)

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Typos and clarification

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There's a Deed due West of Azure Dreams called The Alliance. I've spent a small amount of time trying to contact them, but it's looking more and more like it's an abandoned deed (dead animals in pens). Unfortunately, Mr. Undamaged Tent says that they've still got more than a month of Upkeep on their deed, so we're probably going to have to go around them, at least for now.

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I spent a little time today chatting with some of the Deeds between Azure Dreams and Sonata, and it seems we've got strong support for a Highway that goes nearly straight to Sonata. We have to jink a little to the North to get around the two lakes (and one undeeded house that happens to be directly in the planned path), but once I get past the smaller of the two lakes, I can hand it off to the locals there, and it should be as good as done.

 

We also got in touch with a Deed that's to our Southwest, who is also eager to get a Highway in their area, and will probably be willing to handle the Highway across their Deed(s) and closer to the built sections on the map once we get our neck of the woods done.

 

The biggest obstacle right now is the as-yet-not-built bridge across our canal. I'm technically capable of building the bridge right now - have all the tools, and did a test run, but my skill is low enough that I can only do wood or plain stone. We're planning for slightly better materials, so we probably won't be building the bridge until this weekend.

 

Edit: Minor update. By the end of the night, I had Packed almost an entire map-tile's worth of planned roadway to the East, and Paved about half of it. Meanwhile, Andara scouted out the lands to our West, and planned and Packed the preliminary steps to get around The Alliance and pass it off to their more active and welcoming neighbors to the south of them. By next weekend, I personally expect to reach at least the minor lake at J-15, which is where we'll be handing it off to a much more capable team. Also, the Azure Dreams Bridge should be completed by the end of the weekend, making it much easier to pass through. 

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I can help start working on the road to the west from Asgard. 

 

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Thanks to a few generous citizens, I now have 60+ complete and ready to go Catseyes, but still don't have the olive oil to make the compasses, to make the Waystones to get started. 

 

The next few days are likely to not involve any road work, as I need to increase my Masonry a bit to be able to do the Azure Dreams Canal Crossing bridge. Gained 3+ points last night! 

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Sounding great, @Nekojin, good luck with the bridge!

 

It's been slow going on our end this week but we've paved around the corner of the coast and packed Eastwards for about a tile, though it needs a final leveling pass. Next steps will be to pave that section and coordinate with the Deeds we're almost at to see how they'd like the highway passing through.

 

On 9/15/2020 at 10:54 AM, atazs said:

I can help start working on the road to the west from Asgard. 

 

Brilliant, it'd be great to connect up to you guys! Though our efforts are mainly focussed on the North road at the moment to get that initial Sonata link, we'd be happy to help you guys out once that's further along!

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I'm a representative for the Crimson Cabal, includes Crimson Bay Canal, Crimson Pass, and others.  We have the Canal which at L9/10   Just wanted to chime in that were grinding up the 67 masonry for the arched stone bridge going in there to connect the north and south half of that canal.  Should anyone be included to run a connection to this highway project north.  You can pm me in game (nez) if needed.  The Canal project has some dredging to do beyond the actual narrow canal itself, and thats still being worked on, but overall the main goal for us was to sieze the spot and secure it for the server to keep that bay open. 

 

Good luck on this project, and if something gets built this way we can coordinate to carry it right through the deed. 

 

Cheers

 

 

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Mayor of Olive Branch here. Just submitted my coords to the community map. I don't have any highway plans, but if you continue that road east of Azure Dreams (especially since you'll probably have to turn north along the top of the lake) you'll run right into me. I would maybe prefer is the highway ran just south of my land (can even be on the perimeter if need be, I'm not that big), but I'm not terribly picky. Here to help when you reach my neck of the woods. I don't know how far north the Sonata road has gone by now, but it seems reasonable to think this highway has a straight shot east to connect to it.

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I'm in the upper right corner of K18, and I made an access road for my neighbors to connect to, heading North-West the best I can while working around people's deeds. Heading the best I can to Sonata.

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@SelinitouAima- You will probably want to get in touch with the mayor of Mystic Shores, to your West by the river. They're also interested in highway positioning, and it would be best if both of you worked together to get a path that satisfies you both. Once I know where it's going, I can angle the long road I'm working on to connect up with you two.

 

Edit: And the Sonata Northbound road doesn't seem to have gone anywhere yet, at least as of this afternoon. There's some paving further north in fits and starts, but nothing really serious and proper yet. There are a couple of spots that look like they're just about to do something, though. I do agree that going to the North side is probably easier and simpler than trying to go over the mountain to enter the West side.

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The highway going west from Sonata is paved all the way to the southern city. It just needs catseyes. I'm the mayor of The temple of Fo which the highway runs through and I nearly have the catseyes done for the part in our borders. So if anyone wants to help make or place catseyes the waystone should start allowing directions between the two starter cities once those are eyed.

 

Along the highway you'll see signs indicating how far to the village that actually put in all the work paving the highway. If you ever pass through make sure to tell them thank you. I only have been building the tiny part within our border so I'm not blocking progress.

 

For everyone mentioning that they don't have olive oil. If you want to go old-school without a compass, you can use your starter compass to try make a waystone.

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I'm currently building a highway heading West from Omletopia. This could be extended to the West coast, however once I reach enough in land I'd like to make a junction going either to Sonata or Encore. I don't know any of the owners of the deeds I've drawn the red line through, so if you can point them my direction please do. 

 

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Status update in my neck of the woods:

 

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There's actually a little bit of progress on our West-bound leg, but not enough to paint right now.

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Hi guys, an update from Bhaktivedanta Manor at N14.

I'm part of an alliance with Tavernia and many other deeds in the area. (The Tavernia part is just for reference and may not be current).  

 

We've completed the highways shown below in the N14 area.  Specifically, the canal has been dredged and a bridge has been built over top (red/blue line).  It's also deep enough that all ships can pass underneath.  I've included some possible future routes that could be built to start linking the various projects together.  No rush though, since we've completed the highways between our deeds, and the canal/bridge, we're focusing on some personal projects.  

 

Special thanks - 
Maximays of Maximays Farm for doing the actual building of the bridge, and grinding masonry to 30 so we could use stone.
Archee and Jackschmidt of Eclipse Mountain for providing bricks and mortar.
Rebelord of Illutia for lending us his dioptra
Prabhupada of Bhaktivedanta Manor for providing bricks, moral support, and ferrying the materials around.

 

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Neko, I was up by Azure Dreams yesterday (no one was home) and saw the canal progress so far-- all I can say is WOW!  

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Thanks! It's a 2-person project, and it'll be a while before we're done, but we're working hard on it. We may be ready to put up the bridge later this week. We keep hitting delays on it, but I think we've finally knicked them all.

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I installed the Wagoner at the Temple of Fo. on the paved highway leaving Sonata to the West. It still requires Catseyes to be a highway, but the Wagoner is available for everyone to use. So anyone that wishes to send bulk items need only be connected to the same highwey as us. For now that means helping catseye the highwey between the two starter cities and be connected to either of them.

 

Then you can build a https://www.wurmpedia.com/index.php/Wagoner_container and send bulk items to any other waystone on the same highway network that has also built one.

 

I'm hoping this will help motivate some players that have the resources to help, so feel free to share this info. 

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The bridge at Azure Dreams is almost half-done - I just need to finish one more piece for the south side of the bridge to be passable, but ran out of bricks to complete it. That'll be done first thing tomorrow night, and with luck, I should be able to complete the bridge tomorrow as well. Once that's completely done, I can devote the majority of my attention to extending my section of highway Eastward toward Sonata.

 

Edit, half an hour later: The marble vein gave up the ghost. I've got enough to be able to complete one half of the bridge (and therefore passable), but nowhere near enough for the other side. Time to start prospecting for more, I guess.

 

Edit: Finished the half-bridge before going to bed, and put up a WTB/WTT thread asking for 200-300 Marble Shards. Hopefully I can get it completed later this week. 

Edit, 9/30: Bridge is complete, highway work will proceed shortly. 

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On 9/22/2020 at 11:27 AM, icfred said:

I'm currently building a highway heading West from Omletopia. This could be extended to the West coast, however once I reach enough in land I'd like to make a junction going either to Sonata or Encore. I don't know any of the owners of the deeds I've drawn the red line through, so if you can point them my direction please do. 

 

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I am the owner of Lame horse mine,  same name in game, i am not against the highway connecting/running in front of the deed i am currently setting up a small 2 wide road between the mine and lame horse shipyard(not on map but is just west of the mine) and running it to whispering meadows. so the highway can run through that...the mayor of Hillside bastion has not been on in about 21 days sadly, he just vanished...if you want to talk more about it in game you can message me in game (Fendewen) or let (Xainath) know you are looking for me if im not on

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Dodos nest is creating a highway west to connect to westroad. I'll get you a map pic when I can get back in of completed/planned. (plus kinda scouting a bit as I progress it, I have a lava spider problem to deal with as I build it and there are no landmarks to tell which grid I'm in as I make it) I roughly where I am though, just have to get in game to figure out the exact spots.

 

Updated now that I've figured it out. 

 

See pic.

 

https://freeimage.host/i/2GqlmN

 

Red is completed, orange is projected.

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updates using cadence community map to show deeds

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It is happening!

 

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150-something Catseyes laid down, which is as far as the road's gotten so far. Still need more eyes, lots more eyes, before I can reach Sonata.

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