I wanted to take the next steps in working with stone and some traditional castle type shapes. With cylinders, domes and arches worked out I decided to put together a small castle/keep arrangement and try a few of them together.
I also was looking for a unique location for the castle and after some playing with the “stucco” texture came up with something that looked like a piece of a cloud. Putting the two together I decided to put up a “Castle on a Cloud” (thanks Les Misérables.) The final piece was some sort of connector to the ground and what better way to climb up into the clouds than a beanstalk!
Here’s where it stands, rough structure, all dirt/stone:
This is probably as far as I’ll take it at this point and will likely be resetting the claim and going after some other brainstorm in the next day or two. If anyone would like a quick tour before demolition or has any questions let me know here or on Twitter. (Claim is on Serenity – Ravine @ 1:00 from hub and 40% of the way toward the rim.)
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6 thoughts on “EQNL – Castle for Cossette”
Great idea and quite clever!, I would suggest whenever you move your claim that you take some time to “collect” actual plant and tree props, save them as templates and then you can use them to populate your claim.
I took a day just to claim different areas so I could collect different plants and trees for my templates.
All you have to do is clear the terrain around the object, use your selection tool to surround the base of the tree and save the template.
You can later use and create multiple copies, allowing you to basically create an oasis full of plant-life in the middle of the desert or create some nice hanging gardens 😉
Happy-Building and keep up the great work!
What a fun idea, and a great use of stucco!
Zee – Thanks for the tip on collecting plants! I wish I’d known that before, I lost all of my plants in the patch that sent our props back into our inventory.
I really like the ‘stucco’ as a basic material. I tried to use marble, hoping for a ‘white’ material but it doesn’t even come close.
My white towers from my previous claim ended up looking nice in white as well.
At this stage of the game, another benefit of stucco is that large templates created with it can be replaced after the Beta wipe really fast since all you’ll need to do is dig up a bunch of dirt.
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