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The Hermitage: Underwater complex

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ChargerIIC's Avatar ChargerIIC
Level 36 : Artisan Explorer
The Hermitage is a work in progress on Akintnude's SMP server. The idea is to have a fully functioning underwater complex that requires no trips to the surface for materials. The current complex spans between about half of a bay and is rapidly expanding out to the ocean. All rooms were built by laying down dirt to the dimension of the room I wanted, then surrounding the dirt 'form' in glass. When the dirt was removed I'd have a nice airtight room.

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MineDraft Floorplan: http://minedraft.net/?id=4cec4dc237f7923d6c000001

by wandersoul

Current Rooms:

*Main Entrance: This is a dead drop from the skyhighway above. It's a 20-30 blocks drop so be careful :)

* Tree Farm: The biggest room right now, the trees provide most of the wood I need.: The torches ensure each sapling gets enough light

* Mine: The only unpaved area, the mine digs straight down below the ocean for the minerals I need

*Storeroom: The storage chests here are mainly filled with the dirt for more forms. The built up area behind it will lead to the workroom.

*Workroom: A crafting-specific room

*Hub: A runecrafted teleport pad that leads to the server's spawn area.

*Agri-farm: A large dirt area devoted to farming wheat and reeds. A row of cati has been planted as well, although I don't have a use for them yet.

* Runecasting room: (Missing on Minedraft) A special room for runecasting has been added to help seal off any accidental summonings...

* Submarine: About 10-20 blocks away from the hub you can see a submarine drifitng through the waters. The submarine uses a redstone repeater circuit to give it flashing running lights. While the submarine is pretty visible in game, I'm having trouble with the screen shot.

* Library: With over 300+ bookshelves present, the library is a perfect way to wile away the hours without having to deal with the surface above.

* Vault: Actually built under the ocean floor, this protected obsidian room hold my Iron/Gold blocks for display

Future Planned rooms:
* Surface pub
*Art Gallery
*Observation posts
* More ocean objects

Any suggestions/comments/ideas are welcome

(Diary moved to update Log)

Additional Notes

WIP. All built by hand, although lightstone has been purchased from the server store(I traded in blocks for cash)

Hosted on Akintudne's server:

*Project was lsot after a server wipe. In it's final stages it encompassed most of a sea and had lookout tower of glass above the surface. Proved to be a great way to build and avoid greifers, but took a lot of effort. The vault was a horrible idea as knowledge of it inevitably leaked out.
Progress100% complete

3 Update Logs

12/29/10 : by ChargerIIC 12/29/2010 10:43:06 amDec 29th, 2010

*The vault, an obsidian underground room that contains my valuables has been built. I'll upload pics when I can.

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08/15/2019 10:07 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
Kapt3nen's Avatar
This gives me nostalgia
06/13/2012 4:13 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
clr99's Avatar
did you know that The Hermitage was also the name of Andrew Jackson's home?
04/14/2012 7:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
cookie8122's Avatar
You should put up a minecraft world save for it.
And i tried to join the server but it said "connection refused. ):
02/05/2012 12:10 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Pixel Puncher
saphiresword's Avatar
Interesting...come check out project uTopia!
07/16/2011 11:39 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Robot
sylergcs's Avatar
god wish i had the bandwith, id love to help on this project. its my kind of project
07/28/2011 10:38 am
Level 36 : Artisan Explorer
ChargerIIC's Avatar
Unfortunately the hermitage was lost in a server wipe. I'm thinking about restarting it though.
12/16/2010 3:11 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
Stereoman's Avatar
Lol, i did something similar to this a while ago. Took forever getting the water out.
Ticket Creator
12/13/2010 8:18 am
Anonymous's Avatar
I'm curious how you were able to see and place the dirt blocks underwater and create a flat surface to build on, in the dark and on the uneven underwater surface.
11/23/2010 7:12 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
3lod's Avatar
This is really cool.
I made one of these but it was only an underwater base :P
Good Job and I look forward to seeing it be complete :D
11/18/2010 4:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Paggles's Avatar
This is such a neat idea! I can't get over how sweet this is! Nice work :)