Lets See Some Bases! Give Us a Tour!

Freakscar

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It's taken months, but I've finally made enough progress to have something worth posting on this thread. I'm weirdly nervous about sharing it with you all... just bear in mind, it's a WIP. Anyway, have a look, if you like:
http://imgur.com/a/7f3Qk
Holy balltrippin' Batman! No need to be nervous at all! This is srsly purdy shtuff you have going there. You may picture myself green of envy - I am never good when it comes to stonebuildings. I reeeeaaaally like that. Awesome. :D
Question: In the "AE processing mess" (cute^^) why are there cables going into the floor? And, whatever the reason - how did you do that to close without a hole? (I bet the answer is something making me go "D'Oh!" when I read it.. because I did not think of it myself)
 

Katrinya

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Holy balltrippin' Batman! No need to be nervous at all! This is srsly purdy shtuff you have going there. You may picture myself green of envy - I am never good when it comes to stonebuildings. I reeeeaaaally like that. Awesome. :D
Question: In the "AE processing mess" (cute^^) why are there cables going into the floor? And, whatever the reason - how did you do that to close without a hole? (I bet the answer is something making me go "D'Oh!" when I read it.. because I did not think of it myself)

Why thank you, sir!

The cables are going into the floor to connect it to the rest of the AE network, which is on the first floor. Immibis' microblocks work on AE cabling, so I covered the hole with a microblock to keep things looking... uh, somewhat professional. More professional than it would look otherwise, anyway. I'm not sure what you mean by doing it too close.
 
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Katrinya

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Freakscar said:
D'oh! >.<

Haha, Immibis' microblocks are the best. I'd love to make more use of them, but I know from unfortunate experience that overusing them causes issues. (By overusing, I mean "building your entire base out of them". You can place lots on pipes etc without problems.)

silent_sentinel said:
http://imgur.com/a/IsS8E#0
just started on this
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Looks very nice! I really like the spiral staircase you have underneath your... disc-shaped visitor's center. What will you eventually put in there?

ewsmith said:
Wow! That is amazing! I hope you don't mind my adding it to my inspiration list.

Thank you, and I'm very flattered. :D
 

RedBoss

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http://imgur.com/a/IsS8E#0
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I like where you're going. I've never been a fan of the floating glass look. It's not "structurally sound," so the look always breaks my immersion. I think maybe some supports would give the main structure a bit more texture and contrast.
This would make the glass look like it wasn't actually holding up the roof. It would also break up the continuous row of glass and seem more "realistic."

Maybe curving the top and bottom a bit to give a more oval look rather than the flat disc appearance. Having that extra material could also give you room in the future to hide energy and fluid transport lines.

But that's just my view. Keep it up! :D
 

silent_sentinel

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Haha, Immibis' microblocks are the best. I'd love to make more use of them, but I know from unfortunate experience that overusing them causes issues. (By overusing, I mean "building your entire base out of them". You can place lots on pipes etc without problems.)



Looks very nice! I really like the spiral staircase you have underneath your... disc-shaped visitor's center. What will you eventually put in there?

The staircase was hard since 2x2 doesn't work with half blocks too well. Eventually it will be something I decide in the future, the room under it will be storage/machines
 

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It's taken months, but I've finally made enough progress to have something worth posting on this thread. I'm weirdly nervous about sharing it with you all... just bear in mind, it's a WIP. Anyway, have a look, if you like:

http://imgur.com/a/7f3Qk

You know what they say about imitation...
*copies whole base*
You made a boring flat area look great. I hate building on flat plains, but you obviously know how to do it well.
I always used to say: bad builders flatten out their land before they can build anything. Good builders can build anywhere and make an ugly desert look great!
Now I'll have to add a third part. Great builders can build on a flat land and make it great.
 

GamerBeast

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wow there is some cool stuff in this thread. Great job on your bases everyone. I didn't realize this thread was here and posted my base in its own thread. I guess I should have posted it here. If you guys want to check it out there is a picture and a video tour.
http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/tour-of-the-daimyo-institute-mindcrack-pack.25662/

that is the most beautifull base I have seen so far in this topic *slow clap* simply gorgeous. I am speechless.
 

the_j485

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http://imgur.com/a/IsS8E#0
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I think it looks pretty good, but I have two things that I think you might want to look into:

1. The materials- I think that greeney-greyish(mazestone?) brick does not really suit your environment. Maybe get something lighter, like sandstone, or a different brick?
2. The staircase- it really does not look all that great, sorry, but I think what you should do is put it inside the cliff, through a secret piston door maybe?
 

epicninja

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built mine in creative :p gonna start playing survival in it soon. i got the idea from BdoubleO having an unstable, houses on houses look :D i love it.


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Katrinya

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built mine in creative :p gonna start playing survival in it soon. i got the idea from BdoubleO having an unstable, houses on houses look :D i love it.


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Ooh, I really like that. It's nicely asymmetrical... I find asymmetry very difficult to do well. Any chance you'd post some pictures of the interior?
 

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I always find myself with the problem if I build functional, the base looks boring, but when I build aesthetic, I can't seem to find a good way of adding machines in a nice looking way
 
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Katrinya

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I always find myself with the problem if I build functional, the base looks boring, but when I build aesthetic, I can't seem to find a good way of adding machines in a nice looking way

You've just put your finger on what is, for me, the fundamental challenge of Minecraft. Combining aesthetics and functionality is incredibly hard. I'm sure real-world architects would tell you the same. But it's a deeply compelling challenge, and so I keep coming back...
 

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I always find myself with the problem if I build functional, the base looks boring, but when I build aesthetic, I can't seem to find a good way of adding machines in a nice looking way

This is where knowledge of the mods comes into play. If I understood AE better I would have laid out my current base a lot better. My goal in designing this go round was space. I never have enough of it and I usually build far smaller than I need, even in vanilla. I ended up with tons of space, and I liked the look. The downside is that I'm cramming a MAC outside of my processing room. I also have a huge LXP enchanter with 60 bookcases crammed into a corner. The stuff fits but its ruining the flow. I have no clue what to do with my smeltery and I haven't even moved it into the base, though its the only thing left in my starter cave.

The next go round I'll build my base in a modular fashion. That way I can expand and have a consistent design aesthetic and be able to grow into the machines I decide to use. Its definitely an interesting challenge.