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Sundercliff Watch

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avatar xidus933
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
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No, not the site where Mehrunes Razor can be found; I just liked the name.

My design philosophy is one of functionality. Every build I submit, this one included, is intended to be 100% viable in Survival. "Eggshell builds" and things that do nothing but look pretty do not impress me; I want something that looks good and WORKS. To that end, I present to you Sundercliff Watch.

Sundercliff Watch is a fairly small castle I built on a coastal cliff, mainly just to play around with architectural styles. Apparently /r/minecraft seriously enjoyed it, however (considering my link karma went from 180 to over 1,000 in a single 24-hour from that post) so I decided I'd post it here as well. I personally think of it as fairly basic and run-of-the-mill, but I've been told otherwise. *shrug* See for yourself.

The texture pack in these screenshots is Conquest, coupled with the Optifine mod to unlock the pack's true potential.
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10/13/2015 4:39 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Nice build, dude!  I like it.  :)
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10/13/2015 2:09 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Quite nice design approach of functionality over looks, I like that.

The only two things that concern me is the lack of a well inside. If it's under siege, good luck getting water out of the sea without pulling up the water + enemy person. The last one is the huge amount of fuel you will need to warm up the place as it's almost stone only.

Still well made and it seems you're rather new to PMC so,
Welcome to PMC and enjoy your stay!
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10/13/2015 6:30 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
xidus933
Actually, there is a well inside the Inner Ward. It's between the Wizard's Tower and the curtain wall, opposite the entrance to the Apothecary's Tower. As for the heating.. I really wanted to include some fireplaces, but Minecraft's ignorant fire rules (why does fire spread to things five blocks above it?!) mean I'd just be burning down half the castle if I built and lit one.
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10/14/2015 3:00 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
So there is one. Didn't saw it on the pictures.

As for the fire, well that's the way I managed to burn down a part of my first city down every few minutes as I miscalculated on block or so.
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10/13/2015 8:10 am
Level 26 : Expert Button Pusher
Pipola_the_First
Nice build, I like it! The roofs of the towers are kinda empty though, but who cares :D
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