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City and Kingdom of Whiteark | A Huge, Hand-Built, Nearly-Solo Project

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Auksie avatar Auksie
Level 11 : Journeyman Architect
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Whiteark



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http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/show-your-creation/screenshots/1602497-whiteark-a-vast-desert-city-and-long-term-solo


Whiteark is my solo city project, started way back in 2012. A lot of it still dates from that time, a lot of it is newer, so it's a strange blend of styles and personal skill levels which I try to wrangle into something that works. Sometimes I even think I manage that.
It started out as just another terrible village build with myself and my younger brothers; they got bored after a while, but for some reason I felt compelled to keep building. This is the result of of giving me a big biomes creative map, saying, "Build. No limits. Go. Commence," and me then creating a history behind everything too.


For some stats: right now, Whiteark is 1378 x 970 blocks, making it geographically larger than Valletta, the capital of Malta (sorry Maltese people). At last (rough) count, there were about 1600-1700 individual buildings, on somewhere around 180 named streets. The population, based on beds in houses which had them, and estimates for those which didn't, is near 4000. It's difficult to ballpark, but currently, I'd say Whiteark is about 33% complete.
(And yes, I count everything and name everything. Naming streets especially helps with visualizing my way around.)
I also don't use any tools or mods to help me build. Apparently that surprises some people but I really don't see why it should.


There's a lot of "lore" too, but it kind of gathered up over time as more got built, so it's never been written down. That's on my to-do list. It's an amalgam of my past Minecraft worlds, those of my brothers, glued together by the gradual progress in building this city. Vaguely late 1700s in terms of real world parallels.
Architecturally, I was inspired in parts by Byzantine, ancient and medieval Persian, and Mughal architecture, as well as British, French, and Dutch colonial design. Various others scattered in too.


Everything isn't entirely mine, though. My brothers did help get things going, and one of them does very occasionally build a thing or two here and there. So they deserve some credit.


I guess that's all for now? If there's interest, I'll update it when I can. No download yet, the older parts need more modern polish, sorry about that.
CreditSpinny333 & Adamyadd (built in the beginning, very occasional help now)
Progress30% complete
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Update #3 : 03/01/2016 7:24:46 pmMar 1st, 2016

Barely any progress, illness mostly to blame. Built the Rose Temple though.



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08/15/2016 2:39 pm
Level 45 : Master Blacksmith
bowbuilder
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neat city
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11/04/2015 11:46 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Architect
Vaelrisian
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The city envy level is too damn high!! Anazing work! My city has a long way to go before its that big. I haven't even finished the first megabuild in it.
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10/30/2015 9:19 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Taco
AFreakingTaco
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great build!
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09/23/2015 7:58 am
Level 27 : Expert Button Pusher
Pipola_the_First
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Awesome, you can see it's come a long way :P
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09/21/2015 6:39 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Lumberjack
Feriach
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Good job!
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04/28/2015 1:15 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
Robulus
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Wowowow!!  Always mazed when wondering through the streets of Whiteark...

Everyone should take this opportunity.

Greetz!
Rob
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08/15/2014 3:31 pm
Level 23 : Expert Architect
ZolidMining
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This project amazes me now just as much as when I first saw it on Minecraft Forums and I have a good feeling it'll never stop amaze me :D
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08/15/2014 7:11 am
Level 22 : Expert Network
Beyond The Horizon
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Sweet! :D Definately worth all media attention! ;)
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08/14/2014 7:09 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
Zamboa7
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Nice! Diamond worthy! What shaders did you use?
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08/14/2014 7:19 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Architect
Auksie
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Thanks! The shaders are Paolo's Lagless Shaders
http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/1293554-paolos-lagless-shaders-supports-low-end-videocards

They're the best my PC can run, because it's pretty bad.
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