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Tau Ceti h 10Kx10K Alien World (Formerly Tau Ceti c)

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Map Description:
This map is set on the the real planet Tau Ceti h. It was initially set on Tau Ceti c, however new data caused scientists to revise the model of the Tau Ceti system, resulting in the disproving of some planets and the discovery of new ones.
The map itself is about 10Kx10K (10,112 x 10,112 to be exact) and goes from bedrock to the height limit. The terrain is filled with ores and is completely survival-ready.

This world currently includes a constant jump boost effect intended to simulate lower gravity. More effects are planned (see Author Notes).

Because the planet has a lower mass and therefore gravity (!), the atmosphere is much thinner than Earth's and its magnetic field is much weaker as well. This paired with the fact that it lies closer to its star results in a large amount of heat and radiation reaching the planet, causing the surface to be too hot for water to remain in liquid form for very long.
But life can find ways to exist even given extremely unlikely and inhospitable circumstances: Below the surface where it's much cooler, water is able to remain in a liquid state. This combined with the drastically reduced amount of radiation below the surface led to the opportunity for the genesis and evolution of chemosynthetic plantlife. This eventually led to photosynthetic plant species evolving to survive in caves closer to and eventually on the surface. The new exposure solar radiation caused massive amounts of mutations in species that made it to the surface, resulting in drastically increased growth speed. The result was a dense jungle of tall balloon-like plants that take advantage of the planet's lower gravity as well as absorb a wide spectrum of Tau Ceti's light for quicker growth.


IRL Information About the Planet


Global Scans
Potentially Useful Information:
•Much of the plant-life here incorporates gold compounds into their biochemistries. The planet is also teeming with Lapis. Combining the two can create versatile and potentially powerful tools and combat gear.
•Use the lower gravity to your advantage when navigating through forests.
•We've detected small clusters of impact craters across the surface. There are sure to be extremely rare materials in the cores of the remains of the meteorites.
•This planet has a very small satellite revolving around it. Despite its size, we've picked up some strange signals coming from it. If you somehow find a way to travel to it, proceed with caution.
•We've also detected strange signals coming from the coordinates -3625, 1, -4005. They seem to be similar to those mentioned earlier.
•There isn't enough oxygen on the planet to allow fire to burn, so you won't have to worry about spontaneous forest fires.
•There appear to be two extensive layers of cave systems. There may be some useful resources in these that you won't be able to find on the surface.

WARNINGS:
•The atmosphere is very thin. Removing any equipment such as helmets, suits, boots, etc. can lead to sudden decompression, causing severe harm. It is strongly recommended that you wear a full set of gear at all times and replace gear when it becomes heavily damaged. (note this feature will be added in a future update)
•There is no animal life on the surface. Your only source of food will be what you grow. We will provide you with some provisions but these will not last forever.
•Water is scarce on the planet. Underground sources aren't large enough to matter so the only sources you have are the natural geysers. It is highly recommended that finding one be your highest priority upon reaching the surface.
•It is STRONGLY recommended that you do not eat your potato or carrot. They are intended to be planted and harvested, as you will not be able to obtain any through other means once on the planet.


Survival Spoilers (don't read if you plan on playing the world on survival)



Additional Credit:
This project was a collaboration with lotuswingand his custom tree design (before you start flipping out about remixing, no the trees in this are NOT edited versions of his original tree upload. We made sure to make all the ones in this by hand from scratch to look similar to the original, but have some significant differences)

Several of the renders were done by Darastlix and jannekloeffler (i.e. the good ones)
Creditlotuswing for vegetation concept, Darastlix and jannekloeffler for renders. Tools used: World Painter, Chunky
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  • xxxfinnixxx
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Pony
  • December 27, 2016, 11:30 am
Nice! I assume you did the effects with command blocks... How? Also, what did you use "Chunky" for?
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • December 27, 2016, 11:33 am
Image rendering
  • GravnHD
  • Level 1
  • New Artist
  • July 13, 2016, 7:27 am
This is amazing! Awesome work!! Are you looking forward to launch new alien worlds samples maps in your other project?
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • July 13, 2016, 11:10 am
Right now trying to finish up some of the full sized maps (Almost finished with one and nearing the final stages of another). I have concepts for a few that I've started asking certain people to help with. Once that starts the first thing I'll do is probably make the samples.
  • DSJDV
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Mage
  • July 10, 2016, 12:26 pm
Very well done!
Maybe a crashed spaceship could be added but thats just my opinion :)
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • July 10, 2016, 3:33 pm
Meant to be more of a colonization effort than a shipwreck since I'm eventually going to release the other planets in the solar system
  • CALPLAYS_MC
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Mage
  • June 17, 2016, 10:50 am
Holy.... thats so cool you did a great job on it sweet!!!
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 21, 2016, 6:14 am
Did you guys see this somewhere or did you just happen to find it while searching? I've had a weird spike in diamonds subs and favs over the past few days and I haven't even posted anything new yet.
  • CALPLAYS_MC
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Mage
  • June 21, 2016, 12:23 pm
I believe a guy had been posting in chat a link to this! i don't remember who tho
Super coool
  • WasserTipps
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Architect
  • April 14, 2016, 8:52 am
Wow what a beautiful map, took me 40 minutes to download but it was worth it! Great work.
Can you give a coordinate list for the different locations?
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • February 23, 2016, 7:39 am
What in particular are you looking for? There aren't really any specific locations unless you mean things like crater sites and geysers. Most things are just large areas.
The only standalone point of interest at the moment is the end portal at -3625, 1, -4005.
  • Voidarel
  • Level 21
  • Expert Taco
  • July 4, 2015, 7:16 pm
woahhh
Awesome, but the thing took 12 hours to download :O
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • July 1, 2015, 8:12 pm
yeeaaaahhhh....sorry about that x)
  • TyDesigns
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 19, 2015, 8:33 pm
Jesus, that looks awesome!
  • lotuswing
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Princess
  • June 12, 2015, 8:00 am
Boy, idk if i should love it for being done so well and with the tree idea i gave ya, or if i should hate it bc of the fact you made the trees much better then my original, prehaps we could talk about meeting on a good server and prehaps find a good way to keep connected to share ideas aye? (on a personal note, i really need to start building again)
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 12, 2015, 8:16 am
You deserve a good bit of the credit here too. Without you, we'd just have bean pod trees x)
Also sure to the idea of staying connected but none of us go on servers very much so I'm not sure when we'd be able to do that. Do you have a skype?
  • lotuswing
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Princess
  • June 12, 2015, 8:27 am
indeed i do have skype, could you send yours in a private message prehaps?
  • Myyoyo
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • June 12, 2015, 7:39 am
wow
  • Azounstone
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • June 12, 2015, 3:20 am
Very nice!
Ayyyyyyy
  • NecroBuilds
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • June 11, 2015, 1:08 pm
As a mapmaker, this map is extremly impressive. Not only is the detail and atmosphere amazing but suits the theme you are plating there. Furthermore the renders and dynmap shows how much effort you put into this map! You deserve a hundred diamonds!
  • Orbiter
  • Level 43
  • Master Fox
  • June 11, 2015, 11:10 am
This is cool, but I don't want to be stranded here! O.o
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 15, 2015, 3:58 pm
That's why you try to get to the moon ;)
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • June 11, 2015, 8:14 am
Awesome! And is the name a reference to Hyperion by Dan Simons?
  • NecroBuilds
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • June 11, 2015, 1:00 pm
Yup! Tau Ceti B is an earth-like planet in constellation Cetus!
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • June 13, 2015, 6:17 am
Cool, I didn't know that!

There's a popular science fiction series called the the "Hyperion Cantos" by Dan Simmons in which the capital city/planet is in the Tau Ceti system...Probably shoulda' guessed that he picked real star systems rather than just making them up...
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 11, 2015, 9:20 am
?
Tau Ceti c is a real planet.
  • Sbia
  • Level 45
  • Master Botanist
  • June 13, 2015, 3:25 am
lolololololololol
  • NovaBuilds
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 11, 2015, 6:17 am
nice! alien evironments are something i never tried before :D ill try playing on.

i would recommand adding low gravity as a feature, and give everything on the map jump boost
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 11, 2015, 6:21 am
unless something went horribly wrong, that should already be in this version
read descriptions much? :P
  • NovaBuilds
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 11, 2015, 11:10 pm
oww i did i somehow missed it

again, nice job!
  • Arcaniax
  • Level 83
  • Elite Magical Girl
  • June 11, 2015, 6:05 am
<3
  • Qynphalt
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 11, 2015, 5:30 am
Wow, I am sure you have put a lot of work into this. I will learn from you and create some maps based on your ideas and designs later on, and you can have the credits.
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 11, 2015, 5:55 am
ideas being...?
  • angussidney
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Mage
  • June 11, 2015, 2:15 am
This is absolutely amazing! Looks like some of the best terraforming I have ever seen. I really like the life-like mechanics that you are going to include.

Diamond+Sub, can't wait for the next one! I vote for Redvines, sorry for some reason it wouldn't let me sign into the forums.
  • MrBatou
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Artist
  • June 11, 2015, 12:36 am
Bravo :) !
  • 56Nare
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • June 10, 2015, 4:18 pm
Diamond and sub 2 u m8! Awsome, sorta similar to what im making, but bigger and better! Also, whats the resource pack? just a custom sky?
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 6:57 pm
No resource packs or custom textures were used in this. I think Jannekloeffler used a resource pack in the renders he did but you can't see the sky in those.
If you're talking about the starry sky in some of the images, that's just a skymap I used when rendering them in Chunky.

Really this was meant to be used with default textures.
  • 56Nare
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • June 11, 2015, 3:42 am
Ok that explains it! Still looks great!
This looks really exciting.  I am so happy to see people making RPG maps.  I'm guessing this isn't your first time on PMC did you create your account for this project set?
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 4:27 pm
Err...you realize making accounts for things like that is against the rules right? The only times you can make a second account are if you have permission from a mod to make a team account or if you're making a temp one to recover an account you lost information to.
  • JustusFT
  • Level 42
  • Master Nerd
  • June 10, 2015, 2:04 pm
Awesome build! Which is even more awesome because of the survival mechanics!
Good job!
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 2:07 pm
So far only the low gravity jump boost effect has been finished.
Having a bit of trouble with the redstone that starts damaging any players who aren't wearing a full set of any armor.
  • JustusFT
  • Level 42
  • Master Nerd
  • June 10, 2015, 3:23 pm
I could help with that! To test if any player is without a full set of armor, use this command:
/testfor @a {Inventory:[{Slot:103b},{Slot:102b},{Slot:101b},{Slot:100b}]}
To make it multiplayer friendly though, you'll need to use a scoreboard objective.
I could give a world download or pictures if you want. :)
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 3:36 pm
It's eventually meant to be multiplayer so the scoreboard help would be...helpful x)
knew scoreboards could probably be used but never really got around to learning how they work
  • JustusFT
  • Level 42
  • Master Nerd
  • June 10, 2015, 4:08 pm
Here's a world download. It has a book and quill explaining the commands.
Hope this helps. :)
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • June 10, 2015, 1:18 pm
Wow!  This is absolutely incredible!  O.O
  • Orbiter
  • Level 43
  • Master Fox
  • June 11, 2015, 11:10 am
10Kx10K?? Gold terraforminggg!
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • June 11, 2015, 1:07 pm
Level 5?  Nooooooo way.  :P
  • Orbiter
  • Level 43
  • Master Fox
  • June 11, 2015, 4:12 pm
xP
  • Lepidus_
  • Level 20
  • Expert Artist
  • June 10, 2015, 9:56 am
Love the fact you include science and real-life facts to help out your terrain! +1 diamond, favorite and sub! <3
  • eagoy
  • Level 48
  • Master Lava Rider
  • June 10, 2015, 9:07 am
Quite impressive. The description is made with care, which is rarely seen on terraforming builds.

So well done!
  • TinyBoxTim
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 10, 2015, 9:05 am
A Minecraft survival world set on a distant planet?







I love you so much.
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 9:14 am
Lol if you like these sorts of things, you can vote on what the next one will be http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/which-these-maps-t492807.html
  • Gabersid
  • Level 44
  • Master Pirate
  • June 10, 2015, 7:55 am
Looks cool! Make the second render the main pic. :)
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 7:56 am
It was.
Testing something atm. Most likely will change it back.
do you have any tips for world building and design? I intend to do work like this for a colosal project  foundation (50k blocks squared +or- a few thousand). Also I am totes gonna subscribe after seeing this.
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 10, 2015, 7:47 am
Draw out a plan for the entire world BEFORE you start it or you'll end up trying to change tons of things halfway through it and never end up finishing (happened so many times ;-; )
That includes types of terrain formations like harsh/smooth mountains, plains, etc.; block pallets for each of these areas; where certain structures will be located; etc. things like that
Thank your the advice, it is a good thing that I'm a planner, but this level of planning did not occur to me. Block pallets would refer to which blocks occur in certain area's, would that be correct? Where would you recomend to start if you were new to all of this? Sorry for the additional questions, it's just that you are the first player that has come close to the world sizes that I am envisioning, and it made sense to ask the person working at this scale about all this.
  • Space
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Network
  • June 11, 2015, 4:24 am
not only just which blocks but also in what arrangement. make use of the "above/below x degrees" option in world painter when determining block pallet also if you haven't already figured it out, you might want to do this sort of project on world painter and then spruce it up with something like worldedit or voxelsniper
Thank you for this, I'm already researching into world building. If you are into RP and adventure worlds, I've got a thread asking for what those that are likeminded want in such a world. Look into it, don't look into it, your choice because either way I am happy with your tips.

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