Gaming

Light expansion

In the last Minecraft video I posted, I gave you a guided tour of my new base on HavenTerrace (haventerrace.mdn22.creeperhost.net:25565) and ended it with an unveiling of my new long-term project, Cloud Cuckoo Land 2. High above the surface, floating on woollen clouds, it’ll be a home to all kinds of new builds.

This post is to quickly showcase my first expansion on CCL2 – The Lighthouse!

There used to be a lighthouse on the previous Cloud Cuckoo Land but with the new server, I’ve refined the design a touch and I think it looks just a bit more authentic/natural than the old one.

I’d love to have the light flash on and off or even rotate but that kind of stuff is beyond poor old me. The usual methods either include a mass of redstone and pistons, or a lovely little quick & dirty method involving a perpetual motion minecart that unfortunately won’t work with my particular layout of lamps. It’s a shame but I’ll keep looking for a method that could possibly be applied.

As the video mentions, I’m already in the middle of planning the next stage of Cloud Cuckoo Land 2. I like to tinker and try out my builds first in creative single player mode before assembling them on the multi-player server. It allows me to fiddle with materials and quickly tweak layouts without having to wrangle all the bits and pieces together. The new build is going to be big so it’ll need a regular ol’ mountain of resources.

I’ll post an update when it’s complete. Hope you’ll check it out.