The Pit

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Level 75 : Legendary Architect
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Presenting BlockWork's entry for the PMC Nether Empire Contest

The Pit

Lore


In the deepest recesses of the Nether lies one of mankind's darkest secrets. A culmination of greed, savagery and depravity, the The Pit exists as a tribute to our race's most devastating characteristics. After the World's surface had been plundered of all its natural resources, the never-ending search for our growing population's requirements drove us deeper and deeper into the World's core...

However, whilst scouting for resources, a mining company known as The Enterprise made an extraordinary discovery; an enormous pit, a scar in the landscape of the nether, abundant with fuel and resources which would ensure The Enterprise's financial success. It was only after the operation to remove these resources had begun that the true nature of The Pit became clear. For millions of years this land had been cultivated and harvested by a civilization of lava-demons; fearsome creatures who far surpassed mankind in both size and strength. Despite valiant attempts to protect their territory, these creatures were eventually overcome and enslaved by The Enterprise. Chained to their own home, these tortured creatures now watch in agony as their realm is torn apart in the ruthless search for resources.

The Concept



In order to generate the right kind of atmosphere, we decided to focus our build on a limited area of the map. By using a smaller space we were able to add a vertical emphasis to our project which in our opinion suited the concept of The Pit perfectly. The heavily mechanised and industrialized style of our build also lent itself to areas of dense details, an effect more easily attainable with a restricted land-area.

Despite the heavy detailing throughout the build, we took efforts to ensure that such details played a role in the function and lore behind our project. You will see many of the machines in the process of collecting resources such as netherrack and lava; in addition to these machines in action, two organic statues of nether demons also added an element of dynamism to the project which we hope complements the static nature of the structures.

Credit


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1
06/22/2016 7:50 am
Level 78 : Legendary Technomancer
ElysiumFire
400th diams :p
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02/29/2016 4:45 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
ninjabutz
Is there going to be a download added soon?
1
10/03/2015 9:04 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Meme
CroatiaTheMan
Epic This is in The Minecraft 2015 CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER :D
1
01/28/2015 11:22 pm
Level 28 : Expert Artist
SupahRGM
Very awesome! Wheres the download tho?
1
10/06/2014 11:38 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
_Kiwibuilds_
DLKVFFHTD GFDSIKJGK JE JO HGUDKFJH INPOSIIBLE
1
09/28/2014 9:58 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
EnderZEye
dia and sub.
1
09/16/2014 10:28 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Unicorn
riverphillips
Awesome organics!!! Great layout too c:
1
09/07/2014 5:14 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Explorer
Charlilalila
OMG
1
08/29/2014 2:48 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Network
DoggyDoge
HOW YOU BECOME THAT CREATIVE??????????
1
08/14/2014 10:56 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Network
Styxxien
Will dere be a download? Pwetty pwease? 

Then again it's been up for 11 months and there isn't, so nevermind. :P
1
08/01/2014 6:57 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
Tolga38
AMAZING ;D
1
07/31/2014 1:42 pm
Level 27 : Expert Cowboy
PermanentMarker
Is this based off the pitt in fallout 3?
1
02/09/2014 7:21 am
Level 41 : Master Botanist
TheShadyJester
1
01/18/2014 9:50 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Farmer
twigbang
Yes on so many levels. I completely relate to this as I had fun making something similar
1
09/29/2013 9:52 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
babbajagga
fantastic story m8! and build ofc! :)
there is no winner in my option, actually... there is... are... everyone worth it! fantastic job done! :)
1
09/27/2013 6:15 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Toast
WeisbrotAG237
top 3 in my opinion :(
1
09/18/2013 10:23 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Network
marshplays
Nice! ;D
1
09/18/2013 1:54 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
P3NGUIINS
Epic! Your sick builders hope more stuff like this comes out soon!
1
09/18/2013 2:00 am
Level 37 : Artisan Pokemon
Pokeit
This is amazing
1
09/17/2013 8:32 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Scribe
Loomis2k8Jr
I don't have the patience or creativity to build something as good as this.
1
09/20/2013 4:45 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
Nixium
Everyone starts somewhere, patience is earned/learned. Remember Crayons.
1
09/17/2013 10:57 am
Level 32 : Artisan Engineer
jzpelaez
Holy f**king sh** this is AWESOME cause see how I use bolding, italics and underlines?
1
09/16/2013 7:17 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
pikachu109
cool map!
1
09/16/2013 5:24 pm
Level 22 : Expert Architect
Curaxu
you guys did change more than 70% of the terrain... Oo
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09/16/2013 6:53 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
BlockWorks
Nope.

Firstly we only used one half of the map, and that section was walled off, leaving unedited terrain inside the pit. I also consulted multiple contest judges about our decision to wall off the terrain, and they said it was okay.
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09/17/2013 10:08 am
Level 22 : Expert Architect
Curaxu
okai then :P well i am quite curious to see who wins anyway :D
1
09/16/2013 4:00 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
knom111
It's the best Nether Empire! 10/10+DIAMOND
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09/16/2013 11:26 am
Level 25 : Expert Architect
robot55_
CAN ANY OF YOU READ, YOU ARE SAYING IT IS TOO GREY AND CRAMPED IT SAYS A MINING CORPORATION (in the lore)made the stuff, of course they would make it grey, mining corporations are dull and grey and he said it was a scar and mining companies spend more time mining and less time making it look pwitty!
1
09/16/2013 10:59 am
Level 49 : Master Taco
DeliciousPancake
Earlier I don't like this on photos. But I sew people like it. I thought this project suck. So i downloaded project to convince myself, why people like it so. And when I sew it,I thought - this is cool ! You ceep out very good work. Nice idea andrealization. But,with all due respect, still I don't know why The Pit have l
ot of diamonds :p. Good work bros! Gooooood luck bros !!!
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09/16/2013 3:13 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
BlockWorks
I would assume it has a lot of diamonds because a lot of people like it enough to give it one.

but anyways, love your entry too, best of luck in the contest.
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09/15/2013 10:29 pm
Level 81 : Elite Necromancer
ThistlePack
I typically don't even look at this sort of stuff, but this intrigued me enough to look, then enough to download... and wow. Just... wow. I am blown away by the detail, the scale, and don't even get me started on the idea. Love the idea so much.
1
09/15/2013 8:46 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
MINERGUY67880
Not much color, but the detail in the building makes up for that. 10/10!
1
09/15/2013 8:05 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Mage
Farik
Absolutely awesome build! I hope you win!
1
09/15/2013 6:42 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
Mrcoolbot2001
I like it
1
09/15/2013 1:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Isopali
This is soo downloadable
1
09/15/2013 11:58 am
Level 1 : New Miner
hayman2002
THIS IS TRULY AMAZING!
10/10!
1 Diamond!
Keep it up!
1
09/15/2013 11:03 am
Level 21 : Expert Narwhal
conour1992
Winner Maybe?
1
09/15/2013 7:51 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
CarterBuilds
9/10 amazing!
1
09/15/2013 7:26 am
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Architect
Cephyr
4/10 good effort though guys ;)
1
09/15/2013 6:48 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
Xxodstsuper1xX
^ I concur to much grey D:
1
09/15/2013 9:46 am
Level 45 : Master Technomancer
Jelozier101
4/10? This is awesome!
1
09/15/2013 8:22 am
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
BlockWorks
Whichever one of you Cephyr guys posted this... I -will- find you, and I will kill you.
1
09/15/2013 8:32 am
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Architect
Cephyr
D: Lol
1
09/15/2013 7:08 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Mage
mirrorcrasher
Yeah, go ahead and laugh. It's your funeral, just keep that in mind. And speaking of which, you might want to get your "mind" checked. Oh, and 9999999999999/10. Pretty awesome by my standards.
1
09/15/2013 2:22 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
ronnoc89950
amazing you should win the nether contest for sure!
1
09/15/2013 2:15 am
Level 21 : Expert Explorer
GrandRaft
OMG This Was So Cool,Diamond
1
09/15/2013 12:02 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Ranger
drake_anderson64
Oh. My goodness. Well, will you look at that? A massive, awe-inspiring Minecraft success. Well done.
1
09/15/2013 12:02 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Mage
Rocketman2301
DUDE! This is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen! I love all of your stuff
1
09/14/2013 10:35 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
Danielpark5
This project won.
1
09/14/2013 7:55 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Lava Rider
ObbyCow77
Very nice :3
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