I've often been on servers where I found a lot of simple "wood cubes" as houses. They were often built by new players who need a cheap and useful shelter. As a survival player I know this issue too but as a builder it just makes me cry. So many great servers and their player citys loose their lotr atmosphere because of these "cubes". So I started developing starter bases. They should look nicer as the cubes but should cover everything a new player needs. You'll find everything from a crafting table, to a small kitchen garden in a faction specific building. I only use blocks from the lotr mod and vanilla minecraft, so everybody can build this. Please note that it will take longer to build such a base and that it might be difficult for some new players but I'm very sure that these starter bases will help to improve the look of many servers even if you just take this blog as a source of inspiration.
I hope you'll like these buildings! Please let me know if you find the post interessting/useful!
Bree farmMost of you propably already explored the new update and therefore have visited bree. As update 36 will be the last major update for the 1.7.10 Minecraft version of the mod, I thought that I have to build something that honours all the amazing people that worked on this mod for years now. It had to be something that shows the new features and the whole glory that this mod presents us - I had to build the most beauttiful starter base ever. Of course there are many people around here that build better than me, I think, I at least managed to create the most beautiful starter base I've ever made. I hope this building may inspire some of you to not destroy the lovely land of Bree with ugyl dirt houses. As always I'd appreciate feedback of any kind and I'm willing to anwser any upcoming questions in the comment. (And please forgive me my bad english. It didn't get better since I startet on this wiki... I know...).
The last feature of the farm is the small chicken pan next to the crop yard. There's nothing special about it but I wanted to include some animals and in survival I always found the chicken to be the best animals to domesticate.
That's it for the building. I hope you like it as much as I do. If you have anything to tell or ask me about it, please do! A good community is a great inspiration both for the desingers of a mod and the ones using it! Even thought mevans and the other developers won't read this I want to thank them for their awesome work. I'm very excited to explore the renewed version of the mod as soon as I've completed my current survival project!
Materials and Variations
Materials I used in the building:
- thatch (blocks, slabs, stairs)
- oak beams
- oak pwood slabs
- oak fences (and gates)
- oak and aspen leaves
- dirt paths
- cobble stone
- wattle and daub
- stone brick stairs
- beech planks (stairs, doors, trapdoors)
- bricks (stairs, slabs, mossy wall)
- utility blocks (chests, barrels, hobbit oven, alloy forge, fur bed, anvil, cauldron, stone chest)
- decorative blocks (fine glass panes, chandeliers, torch, weapon rack, wood button, reed bars, different types of flowers and grass)
cheaper or easier variations are marked by numbers. More difficult or expensiv variations have letters as prefixes.
1. use wattle and daub instead of drytone and oak wood planks instead of thatch
A. use the storage area of the house as a living room and build another barn next to the farm, extend the fields, maybe add some stables
B. If you want to build a huge mansion you'll have to use a completly different setup but you can use the same materials and some of the patterns.