The Community Area [Official Thread]

Discussion in 'Survival' started by CommunityArea, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. lordoftherings252

    lordoftherings252 Active Member

    I know Khayr is on he way to my soon to be town, would it be possible to continue a path towards there so people could find their way?
  2. Sammie_gaga

    Sammie_gaga Moderator

    That will be worked on when there's more of the town made up I think, as I don't think Ont wants loads visiting while we're making it up.
  3. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    Keep in mind that Khayr is expanding still. In the red square, Khayr is displayed as it is now. The bright green lines represent paths (running from an intersection near Equestrian(magenta). The entire area outlined with red is the Khayr region. By the yellow arrow, the border isn't a river (yet). That will be made into a river later. The desert will have an arabic city later, too.

    Also wanted to mention that the building rules are still in place. Approval is needed from (at least one of) the advisors. We want to know which theme you will be building in, where you're building and how much space you need.
    khayr.png

    Also.. new stuff!

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    The new building for our villager farm. To be finished. Design entirely by Ont.

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    Some market stalls. And look! A friendly vulture came to visit! ;)
  4. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    Swapped my old Chocapic shaders out for Kuda - more resource-heavy, but definitely better! Here's some screenshots made with the shaderpack. Some screenshots of the new stuff in Khayr, one in the main area and a few of the existing stuff in the Egyptian city. 2018-03-23_22.09.34.png 2018-03-23_22.09.17.png 2018-03-23_22.10.39.png 2018-03-23_22.09.50.png 2018-03-23_22.09.31.png 2018-03-23_22.08.24.png 2018-03-23_22.06.29.png 2018-03-23_22.11.14.png
  5. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    If you're using optifine C7+, I'd like to suggest a few resource packs for the best Community Area experience.

    Additional Elytras
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    Adds custom elytra textures. You can see the elytra textures that others have and vice versa. Pack made by me
    Download
    Guide

    Additional Entities
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    We're using this since the start of the Egyptian city, Khayr. This adds custom textures to mobs. Several textures have already been made for the different themes, such as a pharaoh golem and egyptian villagers! Pack made by me.
    Download
    Guide

    Additional Everything
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    Future pack that adds different food, items, posters/grafitti/wall hangings(!), armor/clothing, tools and weapons. A must-have for the best Community Area experience!
    Download (BETA added soon)
    Guide

    Itembound

    A true inspiration and one of the pioneers in the add-on packs. This pack includes furniture, animated textures, custom models, weapons, tools, clothing.. so basically everything! Definitely worth trying.
    Download
    Guide

    Transmobifier

    Custom mob models and mob textures similar to Additional Entities. Works great alongside Additional Entities and worth trying. This includes animated christmas lights for llamas!
    Download
    Guide
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  6. winkyboy98

    winkyboy98 Active Member

    The community area was always such a nice place. Some of it's building I may use as inspiration for my new town I am going to build. I have to start fresh because MC got a bit boring.
  7. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    ..And on their way to the hidden city of Khayr, the expedition crew came across an archaeological dig site..
    ..what a boney mess!
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    Coming soon to a Community Area near you :p
  8. lordoftherings252

    lordoftherings252 Active Member

    I knew I should've hid those better
  9. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    Since Khayr is an Egyptian-themed city, mythology and religion play a big role in several parts of the map.
    This is already displayed by the temple of Nu and the anubis statue, but there will be more - and best of all - each god will have its own dungeon!
    I've been burnt out on Minecraft, lacked inspiration and didn't really feel like playing. Today, a new snapshot was released, after which I decided to start the game again.. and I made a design for a part of Nu's (God of the primordial waters) dungeon.. behold:


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    This is still subject to change, but we've got a design for 1.13.. And I love it!
  10. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    /!\ Important notice /!\

    The main area will receive a little overhaul. For months, players had a chance to share their thoughts on a upcoming shopping district redesign. That day has come. We're trying to improve the City hall, roads and shopping district. I'd like to ask everyone who wants to have a say in the redesign to add me on Skype (Ontvlambaargames) and PM me.

    All the existing shops will be removed. If you want your shop in the new shopping area, we'd like to keep the blocks and sales so the shop can easily be rebuilt in the new area. If you don't want a shop in the new shopping area, we would like to ask you to either reclaim the materials or donate them to the Community Area. I'm trying to contact every shopkeeper individually to see if their shop is really worth keeping. What I'm noticing too much is that people claim a shop and end up not selling anything and thus are unnecessarily occupying a plot.

    Little spoiler: 2018-04-06_14.40.31.png
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    The images as shown before do not fully represent the final product. What I like best is build custom landscapes, and that's definitely happening here too. The nether portal will be moved closer to the /warp location and we're adding a lot more color than you're seeing now.
  11. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    Remember the time that the Community Area dome had some text on it saying "Welcome to VWE"? VWE referred to the 'Vanilla World Evolution' building team that me and my buddy @Dennicolas once started. We originally referred to the Community Area as 'VWE', but things changed and the area is known as the Community Area nowadays. Thats why the text changed too.

    And we added flowers, cuteeeee 2018-05-13_09.44.43.png
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  12. Turtles_epicness

    Turtles_epicness HG Tribute


    That parrot is just chillin.
  13. lordoftherings252

    lordoftherings252 Active Member

    Ont, you didn't capture his good side
  14. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    The renewed pig farm is finished, thanks to @Clarkstar1 and @Sammie_gaga!
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    Oh man, what did this pig eat!?
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  15. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    1.13 test server up and running. Contact me through a PM on the forums to access the server.
    Everyone who wants a shop in the renewed shopping area should check in and design their shops prior to building them on VW.
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  16. Ontvlambaar

    Ontvlambaar Pizza addict Staff Member

    It's been a long time since I've last updated this topic.

    Over the intercourse of the last weeks, I've been evaluating what I value in life. Minecraft, in particular, has had a special place in my heart for a long time. Vanilla World is a great server and I really love my position as moderator. Not only do I get to serve the server I love, I also get to stalk you all without ever being noticed ;)

    Unfortunately, we have been noticing a decline in popularity of the Community Area. In its glory days, the area had multiple players there on a daily basis. Now, there's like.. 5 unique visitors in an entire month. There's a variety of reasons behind the decreasing amount of visitors, one being that the server itself isn't as popular as it used to be. Another reason may be that we're all living lives outside Minecraft, and our time is limited.

    That last reason is why I'm writing this message. The process of designing new things, hopping on the server, collecting resources and build the entire thing again is starting to bore me. Lately, I've been designing a new area that I was planning to introduce during the summer. Summer's over and the area is far from finished. Partially because I didn't feel like collecting those resources all the time. I've been joining a popular Minecraft Youtuber on their creative server lately and really like designing stuff and seeing the outcome directly. No need to worry about resources, no time spent recreating the build elsewhere (Worldedit is awesome).

    As a result of the decline in popularity and the survival gamemode that is starting to frustrate me, I have for myself decided that developing the Community Area is no longer viable. I will not resign as a staff member and you will all continue to see me on the server, but the development of the Community is in your hands now. I will design, but I will no longer add to the Community Area. However this decision may not be permanent, it's a mandatory decision in keeping myself interested in playing the game.

    I do want to thank a few people who have done the most for this area (dont be offended if your name isn't there):
    • Loyjanna: you have been supporting me and nicolas from the beginning and I'm grateful for that. The community couldn't have existed for so long without your help. Your ideas, builds and attitude have really made the area and server a better place.
    • Chickinhawk: you joined us in the Community fairly quick and are the player who has had a home there for the longest time. Your equestrian center has served us for a long time and I still travelled on horseback sometimes to keep the nostalgia alive.
    • Sammie_Gaga: You've been a great friend and helped me with countless things I was too lazy to do myself. Although you can be stubborn like a donkey, I have always had a weak for you. Carry on playing alongside me as a staff member, you belong there.
    • Steve_Rox: if I earned a penny for every time you moaned in my face about everything, I would be able to buy Microsoft by now. But the same thing goes for all the time you've spent helping me out by keeping my location, afking for our resources and even helping us from time to time. You joined us in the very beginning with Loy and even risked being banned in order to serve the Community. You really rox.
    • Clarkstar1: You too have been doing a lot of work in the CA. Not only did you spend a lot of time clearing land for Khayr, you also have created some useful structures throughout the area. You listed to my stories and are a great friend.
    • Fluzzlewump: I enjoyed seeing your sudden redesigns pop up from time to time. I couldn't have designed the guardian farm better than you did, thank you for that. Nobody has ever created cute structures like you did!
    • Kn1gh7h4wk: you're just awesome. Especially considering you picked up the modern city where Budder left it. I'm also proud that you've kept the server going by donating and buying stuff from our store. Thank you!
    • Logicalotus: your builds have always had that 'wow' factor. Every time I toured the area with someone, they kept telling me how much they liked your dragon above the city hall. Great job there, like usual!

    May the force be with you.
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  17. lordoftherings252

    lordoftherings252 Active Member

    Sad to see the decline around CA, I’ll miss the continued popping up of structures back when it was popular. Soon I might finally get started on the town I have been planning to make in the area for once without quitting on it within a week.
  18. XeniaXD

    XeniaXD Member

    I would just like to say that I left messages/gifts in a handful of people's mailboxes in the CA, sooooo... I hope y'all are checking those periodically!
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  19. Sammie_gaga

    Sammie_gaga Moderator

    I plan to carry on finishing the redesign of the shopping area myself, so that hopefully people can return and make shops again, and slowly but surely we can gain back our community.
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  20. TheDamonky

    TheDamonky Member

    If anyone posts in the Discord CA about a project, I'll be there, and I have materials. LOTS of materials to contribute. And if we are missing some, I will go get them.

    More specifically, I'll help with the CA redesign like the shopping district. Just let me know.
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