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500 Subscribers Thankyou: Dirt Palace! [256 blocks high!]

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avatar oakley09
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Wizard
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Hey guys! Welcome to a very special post: today we're celebrating 500 PMC subscribers! :D

Thank you so much everyone for the support! 500 subs... that's something I wouldn't even have dared to dream about when I started here!



So, well. Never again I want to hear that dirt houses are nasty, ugly and poorly built things for noobs! Here is your proof! Well hopefully... :P

However, it was not me who came up with this idea; in fact, it was the one and only alecdent. Have a look yourselves:

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Ever since, I wanted to do this, as a gag. It's funny how alec never commented or diamonded any of my builds, but appeared randomly it seems on my worst PMC post xD
It was on this one - also it's ridiculous how many views this has got... Honestly I cannot imagine why lol.

Anyway, I decided to do this at the moment I read the comment, but... obviously I didn't want to build just a poor little dirt house like he intended it, I wanted to go for... something bigger. Much bigger. The biggest dirt house ever.
I mean, that's still someting, right?



To build something using only one single type of block is quite a challenge: You can neither use different materials to give it an interesting / characteristic look, nor you can place stairs or slabs for decoration or pattern. So the important thing you have to find out is: What, apart from colours and little ornaments, makes a build look cool? In my opinion, the two main factors are depth and concept of the build. Even though the concept of this palace isn't brilliant, it essentially shapes the building. And then depth helps to fill the empty parts with some nice windows, pillars or other decoration. The plan's ever been to make the build as big as possible, as it allows you to do a much better job with detailing or adding ornaments because there's obviously much more space to build.
I've always wanted to try to build such a one-block-build - this special "event" was the perfect opportunity to do it, and honestly I'm quite happy with the result! =)

As I usually do, I started off with the enterance. Using several Worldedit radii and Voxelsniper brushes, I got a pretty nice curved, grand enterance. Then I expanded the build to the left and right, after that I built the big centre top part with the dome, followed by the walls and the high pillar at the very left / right and finally the garden in front of the build.
As you may have noticed, I used some of the elements (pillars, windows etc.) several times - not because I'm a lazy goose, but because in my point of view it somehow completes and unites the build.

From the very first the the very last block, building this beast was just fun. To let your imagination lead the way, try to reveal the thoughts inside your head and to bring them to life... I love it. So do we all.

The build itself is 394 blocks long and, believe it or not, 256 dirt blocks high! CHALLENGE COMPLETED!



The first image was made with Cinema 4D and some Photoshop editing, all the others are Chunky renders. Increasing the contrast and brightness a bit and playing around with some layers in Photoshop can make them look quite fancy :)



I'd like to thank LouizZ as well for support, feedback and helping out with building! Go subscribe to him! ;)

Again, a big thankyou to everyone who's been actively commenting, diamoning, giving me feedback and everyhing - you're awesome!!
Please don't forget to add your diamond on this special post as well :D
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  • conorboy27
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Ranger
  • September 18, 2015, 1:48 pm
the central government of the republic on noobs
It's amazing how beautiful dirt can be :-)
  • twigbang
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Farmer
  • March 24, 2015, 11:17 pm
Superb quality but I heard it was attacked by earthworms :O

The logic behind this is perfect, if I post a dirt house I can get like at least 5 diamonds and one more sub
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 25, 2015, 12:51 am
Works perfectly. It's gonna take the earthworms quite a while to ruin this beast tho xD
Thanks!
  • catwezel
  • Level 28
  • Expert Architect
  • November 21, 2014, 2:05 am
Haha, my faforite architect comes up with another project:)
when i ever move myself to dirtland i will seriously consider residing this cottage.
Although i am not a fan of enormous builds I say it is a job well done, have a diamond again!
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 21, 2014, 4:19 am
Thanks so much :D
  • megabyte354
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • November 19, 2014, 4:08 pm
Love it man, the way you combined shapes and depth. Best dirt palace I've seen (Hehe)
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 19, 2014, 11:12 pm
That's what I was going for - glad you like it!
  • DustyDesigns
  • Level 47
  • Master Architect
  • November 16, 2014, 3:35 am
Ewhhhw.. This is beautiful. Nice detailings my friend, you are an artist.
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 16, 2014, 11:18 am
Thank you Dusty! Means a lot :)
  • jgdecimus
  • Level 24
  • Expert Dragon
  • November 13, 2014, 11:49 am
Awesome! Diamond!
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 13, 2014, 11:55 am
Thank you!
  • prof_Lucus
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Mage
  • November 13, 2014, 2:39 am
Oh no! You finally learnt how to unify a build through repeated features! I'm afraid I'm going to have to eliminate some-I mean make you take a nice holiday...
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 13, 2014, 6:40 am
Speak up, boy.
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 9, 2014, 8:14 pm
Congrats on level 51 :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 10, 2014, 12:32 pm
:3
  • KestrelGirl
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Nerd
  • November 9, 2014, 8:44 am
This is absolutely hysterically awesome.
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 10, 2014, 12:32 pm
Lol thanks! That's the kind of reation I wanted to see xD
Thanks for 500 subs!! And in return, I give you...... Dirt!!!!!
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 7:56 am
Yep, exactly! >:D
  • stervma
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 9, 2014, 5:23 am
Nice work! Building in a single palete like this proves your one of the best :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 6:46 am
Thank you, means a lot! :)
The Most Epic House EVER.
DIAMOND :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 1:32 am
Thank you very much :D
  • eagoy
  • Level 48
  • Master Lava Rider
  • November 8, 2014, 11:01 pm
A dirt house is not a bloody good looking palace.
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 12:11 am
That's the point...
  • Alooga
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Architect
  • November 8, 2014, 5:54 pm
If it's alright to ask, where do you build? I'd like to stalk you =)
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 12:12 am
I build on my own private server ^^
  • Mathperson
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 8, 2014, 2:37 pm
But dirt isn't supposed to look good...

Oh well, diamond for u sir!
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 3:09 pm
Oh well thank you sir!
Nice build :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 3:06 pm
Thank you! Really like your builds, too :)
  • Macaronnie
  • Level 26
  • Expert Princess
  • November 8, 2014, 10:21 am
Hey man this is awesome!!! i just wanted to say you might have used a bit to much of different colors in this build, please reduce that next time :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 3:05 pm
Alright thanks man, I'll try to use less defferent materials next time!
  • Macaronnie
  • Level 26
  • Expert Princess
  • November 9, 2014, 1:47 am
Awesome goodluck ^_^ Also reduce on the slabs please
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 1:50 am
Ah I see, slabs and stairs... I didn't see any other ways to make the build look spectacular :(
  • Macaronnie
  • Level 26
  • Expert Princess
  • November 9, 2014, 2:58 am
ah well you'll learn it some day :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 3:09 am
Thanks, I hope so :D
  • EnderZEye
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 8, 2014, 9:36 am
looks fantastic! dia and new subscriber! :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 3:04 pm
Thank you Ender :)
  • Smooth_Al
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Network
  • November 8, 2014, 7:40 am
i was the 100th diamond :D great work !!!!


i wish someone like this could build me a factions spawn :(
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 7:55 am
Thanks a lot dude! :D
I'm sure you'll find someone to build you a spawn ;)
Master the dirt, master the enemy. :D good Dirt house
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 7:54 am
Haha thanks dude :)
  • Fischsuppe
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Blob
  • November 8, 2014, 4:06 am
i can build a house with dirt !!!!11111
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 6:38 am
Hey look me too!
  • GGJ16
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Mountaineer
  • November 8, 2014, 4:05 am
Congratulations man ! :D Very beautiful place as well :3 Diamond and fav for you <3
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 6:38 am
Thanks a lot GGJ, I really appreciate it! :D
  • KoduchaLag
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 8, 2014, 4:05 am
OMG tu construccion me da orgasmos visuales de lo hermoso que es :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 3:04 pm
Gracias! :P
  • KoduchaLag
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 8, 2014, 3:12 pm
¿Hablas español o ingles?
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 3:57 pm
Actually, I'm Swiss ;)
  • KoduchaLag
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 9, 2014, 2:20 am
LoL Cool
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 2:33 am
^^
very well more dirt stuff ;P
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 6:39 am
:P
Dirt FTW
  • DSJDV
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Mage
  • November 8, 2014, 3:56 am
well this must be the most beautiful dirt palace i have seen here so far :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 6:40 am
Haha, thanks :)
  • Lucky3001
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Skinner
  • November 8, 2014, 12:49 am
wow!
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 1:16 am
Pretty big eh ^^
  • Lucky3001
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Skinner
  • November 8, 2014, 2:43 am
pretty amazing eh :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 2:51 am
;)
Are you planning to get into making skins again? :D
  • Lucky3001
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Skinner
  • November 8, 2014, 6:33 am
^^ got some prototypes but idk
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 9, 2014, 2:33 am
Come on get that stuff done man :P
Very fancy smancy! :>
  • oakley09
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 8, 2014, 12:18 am
Thank you :3

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