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Abremont Floating Village Request
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July 18, 2013
10:25 pm
backpack9898
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Hey guys, Backpack9898 here, and I'm about to request to build something obviously against the build rules of VeteranCraft. Recently, my friend Figalo_Foo and I have been discussing the idea of building a floating village. I have seen a few requests for this type of build before, and have seen that many have not been approved, but I thought I would give it a shot. The idea was to have a series of small islands floating high above the ground. Our first idea was to have no sort of suspension at all, but if that concept was too ridiculous, we also came up with the idea of having large wool balloons appearing to be holding up the small islands. We created two concepts of what the islands might look like: One with no suspension, and one with a balloon. If either one would be acceptable, please let me know, and of course I would prefer to use the first design if able. Obviously neither of these designs are particularly realistic, but I hope that one would be acceptable enough to build here on VC. If the balloon is the only acceptable one, please let me know if it could be smaller, or needs to be larger.

 

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July 19, 2013
4:07 am
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i like the balloon one, reminds me of the film "UP" :)

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July 19, 2013
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The issue, as I have understood it, was never so much about suspension.  There are naturally floating islands in Minecraft already and impossible terrain all over the place.  Suspension is a nice touch, but it's not the big requirement that is looked at for getting this sort of thing approved.

What IS important is the ability and effort to make those islands you want to build look natural and pretty, like you didn't build them at all.  If it looks like the island was made for the house it's on, that's no good.  If it's just a bunch of dirt thrown up in the air, that's also no good.  We want to see some smooth stone, variation, depth, height, etc.  As if someone yanked a hunk of Vertonia and raised it up.

Based upon the pics provided, I wouldn't approve it, but keep trying!

A quick Google search of "Minecraft Floating Islands" yields a number of examples that I could and would not approve:

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See, for me, it's the effort spend on the island below to make it look good and natural.  If your request showcases your ability and desire to do this, you may get approved, just note that if you don't follow through we can revoke the approval and force removal of the project.

 

Good luck!

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July 19, 2013
12:18 pm
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Thanks for your Suggestions LWK. However, my idea for the village was more of a village composed of many small islands, as opposed to one massive floating island or a few massive ones containing the village. If you see any way that my village idea could be used, and if you think that small islands or medium sized islands could be made to look acceptable, please let me know. If that is not possible I may try to use the large island concept, or may just not build it at all. Thanks for the help.

 

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July 19, 2013
1:37 pm
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I would look more to the size of island in the second to last pic.  Those are about as small as I personally would like to see floating islands.  Any smaller than that, and it becomes really apparent that it's fabricated (moreso than it already is).

Of course, I'm not the only staff with a say in this, if there IS a way to do tiny islands without it looking like a blatant disregard of the rules, I'm all ears.

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July 19, 2013
4:10 pm
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Alright, so, I attempted to make a large floating island. Please tell me if this would be acceptable, and if it isn't, what could be improved. Please pardon the fact that it is so very close to the ground: I didn't plan well for height. Also visible in the background is a smaller island I tried making. Again, I would prefer not to build such a massive thing in survival, but if it is the only option, I very well may.

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July 21, 2013
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Another question is where did these island originate from? Will you be excavating their negative space below them, so that it looks like they rose up from the earth below?

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July 27, 2013
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We can if that would be required for them to be created.
Sorry for the late reply. I was at a boyscout camp for a week

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