A metropolis is a giant urban area, often populated with many tall buildings and a dense population. As a project, players may find building a metropolis of their own to be an extremely fun project, though it should be remembered that building a metropolis requires using a large number of resources and a lot of time.
This tutorial should only be a reference, not a step-by-step lecture. You should make up your own ideas along the way. When editing, keep the buildings list in alphabetical order. This tutorial is aimed mostly at modern metropolis builders. If you are planning on making a fantasy or medieval one, you may want to consider searching for ideas elsewhere.
For most metropolises, the easiest location to build would be somewhere mostly flat. Using a flat area to start with allows the player to skip lots of the work of terraforming. However, some builds may work better in areas which aren't flat, so the player should consider the general layout of their build before starting.
If the player does desire a flat area, some biomes such as plains and savannas work well are usually relatively flat. If the player wants to, they could instead use a third-party program such as WorldEdit, MCEdit, VoxelSniper, BuildCraft and WorldPainter to clear land. A superflat world also works well, but if you want your city to extend deep underground, the default superflat world won't be very useful.
Also, the player should decide what limitations they will have while building the project. For some players, building a metropolis in Survival mode may be the most rewarding. For others, Survival mode may take too long since they would have to spend all the time gathering all their resources so they may want to work on the project in creative mode. To save more time, the player may also want to use commands, structure blocks, or third party programs to aid in building.
Finally, the player should consider if they need help with their project and what to do with their completed project.
If making the metropolis in Survival mode, the player should ensure they have the tools, armor, food, and perhaps even a beacon to assist in the creation of the metropolis. The player needs to decide on the theming of their metropolis and have a general idea of the blocks they will be using. It´s generally a good idea for the player to have an excess of the blocks they will be building with.
The player should start planning out where a couple of large features of the city will go before they begin building. Then they can ensure they and any other players can begin building the structures. The player should note that their first buildings will most likely end up near the center of their metropolis.
Also, the player should plan for the residents of their town. The needs of villagers are different than those of a couple of friends.
Before building, it's generally best for the player to have a general set of blocks they'll use. An area in a metropolis will usually look better if similar blocks are used in nearby buildings and roads. The best blocks to use usually varies building by building, but a nicer metropolis usually has block types gradually shift from area to area. An important feature of the buildings to remember is lighting, else the city may become rather dark in some areas. Another feature that is easy to miss is the building of interiors, which the player may want to work on to add more use to the city.
If the player is working in Survival mode, they may want to try using more common or renewable blocks as often as possible. This is especially important in small worlds.
The player may want to avoid overusing rare and hard to acquire blocks such as emerald, gold, and diamond since they work best as attention draws to areas such as spires, corners, or doors and not for main building materials. If the town will be used for a multiplayer world, the player probably should be careful to not use many blocks players can abuse in their builds, including easily griefable blocks such as wood.
Important to the building will be consistency and planning. It's best if a town can keep its theming, block choices, sizes, and areas somewhat similar between buildings. The player should make sure that their first buildings and roads are close in size and appearance to how they want the rest of the city to be. Part of a natural city flow are zones--different areas which better fulfill certain needs for town members than other areas. If the player allows the city to develop into zones as it is built, the city will appear more natural. Building outward and in zones allows different portions of the metropolis to have a different feel to the builds as different building heights, materials, and the amount of space changes. Planning of where to place and how large to make certain zones should ensure that the build fulfills the needs of any actual or imagined residents of the metropolis.
The rest of this section focuses on some general zones which a town may find beneficial to include.
An important piece of planning and building a metropolis is the roads. Roads and pathways connect all the buildings and zones together and usually act to keep a sense of order to the space. Generally, larger areas should include more orderly roads while smaller spaces should have rougher, more mixed pathways. The sizes of roads should also differ by area to fit the spacing of buildings. For this reason, roads should generally be created as needed and not used to force buildings to follow their path. Materials such as cobblestone, coal blocks, obsidian, gravel, stone, sandstone, nether bricks, concrete, grass paths, and terracotta are all popular blocks for roads and paths. Roads can also be decorated with plants, road lines, and lights. Generally, paths should be fairly flat so they can be easily used for quick travel. Adding options for travel along different roads such as minecartrails, ice lanes, or even just fences to tie horses to can increase the efficiency of roads. If you make a tunnel, it should be at least three blocks tall so players riding horses can use it.
You should also consider what scale your city is. A smaller-scale city will be faster to build and consume less resources, but a larger-scale city can be more detailed. In a larger-scale city, it is also possible to construct interiors to the buildings, which is not possible in smaller scale.
One light source for a metropolis is lampposts. A lamppost can be built with a redstone lamp hooked up to an inverted daylight detector so that the lamp will turn on when it gets dark.
Primarily a metropolis needs to have places for its citizens to live. Generally, these areas should be large, yet organized. Smaller roads, shorter buildings, more greenery, and small blocks keep the area more friendly while the opposite create a larger, busier feel. Most residential areas will keep houses spaced close together. Some areas may work best with tall apartments. A residential zone usually feels more lively if the player includes a couple of small shops in the area. Some shops can be added as part of a living space. When working with multiple players, it may work best to allow players to build their own housing.
The deeper within the city, the more urbanized the housing generally should be with larger buildings. If the metropolis works well with it, smaller, single housing can make up surrounding suburbs and even further out rural zones can allow large swaths of land to be lived in by a very spread out population.
These zones are for trade such as through markets, shops, malls, restaurants, or grocery stores. Trade allows for citizens of a city to get all types of items and services without having to specifically work for each type of item or service. Some shops work better mixed in with residential zones. A commercial zone can allow for lots of shops to be nicely clustered together and for large stores to be neatly separated from the housing. If the citizens are players, commercial zones can create extra opportunities for player interactions.
Since a metropolis should be quite large, efficient transportation is important to keep the city together. Public transportation hubs can create efficient travel. Some cities might work best with ice roads, minecartrails, or piston bolts. Some metropolises might work best using the Nether to decrease the distance between places. Command blocks or signs with commands could teleport players when triggered. Infrastructure fitting to the theme of the metropolis should also be used to give more life to the city.
Mass production greatly decreases the space needed for many people to live, but it isn't the prettiest sight. Industrial zones keep giant farms or mass production plants away from where residents live. If the farms or mob farms actually produce items, this also may reduce lag by keeping these large, item creating structures unloaded when unneeded. These areas are generally best kept further from any type of residential or commercial zone since their function is often practicality over appearance.
A city really can appear to have more pride just by adding a capital area. Adding larger, flashier buildings to stick out in the city skyline adds perceived power to the city. The area can be easily decorated with many statues and monuments. Such areas are usually more expensive to live in, so rarer materials fit into the block pallet well.
Here's a trash system you can add to the Industrial Zone.
Place the trash into the bin (chest) and it will be taken away without doing anything else, using a redstone comparator. The hopper will empty the chest into the dropper, and then the dropper, facing down, will empty the trash into the disposal pipe. The pipe will transport it with water to an Incinerator. To start up the redstone repeater, place a lever at one of the corners then press the lever and quickly remove it. Then you should see the redstone repeater pulse and repeat.
The hole is for the dropper to empty trash into the pipe. The water should flow down and push the items left into another hopper and dropper to drop into either the Incinerator or Recycling Center. You can skip this part and build an Incinerator underneath the dropper. The hopper leads to the Incinerator/Recycling Center.
A simple cost-effective Incinerator. The hole is for the dropper to empty trash into the Incinerator. You can also recycle some of the items. See the next part, the Recycling Center.
The Recycling Center gives the workers in the Center items to join together to make new blocks/items.
This input of items can be brought to a shulker box storage system, which can store common materials, like cobblestone, in bulk. You can even put in an item-request system to retrieve the shulker boxes on demand.
To sort the items, you can put in a hopper sorter. They look like this:
The top hopper needs to face the comparator, and the bottom hopper leads to the output stream. The top hopper is the one that sorts the items. Place 41 of the items you want to sort into the first slot of the hopper. The remaining four slots need to be filled with one item that does not go anywhere else in the storage system. This unsortable item can be a named item. This hopper storage system can be tiled indefinitely without any risk of the sorters overflowing.
Here are some ideas to help the player get started on their city.
Minecraft's new Village and Pillage update is live. Find out everything new and changed in the 1.14 patch notes, here.
On Tuesday, Microsoft released a massive update for Minecraft that brings a ton of new features to the game. Dubbed "Village and Pillage" the 1.14 update adds everything from new characters like pillagers and villagers to new and updated tools such as the Blast Furnace and Smithing Table. The update also introduces a ton of new blocks, plants like bamboo and berries and much much more. Below we've provided a full listing over everything new and changed in the 1.14 Java Patch Notes. It's important to note that, while the Village and Pillage update is also available in the Bedrock game version as well, not every feature that made its way into the Java version will be available in the Bedrock version. To see the changes in the version, you can check out the 1.11 patch notes, here.
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This addon is a remake of the mod for Java Edition called “Crafting Dead”. RedstoneLover decided to create it after he had watched Pat and Jen play the Java mod. The add-on includes several elements which you would recognize if you’ve ever watched The Walking Dead which is a very popular TV show about people surviving a zombie apocalypse. Some features include new zombies like the Walker and Runner and also new weapons.
Updated: 11 September, 2018 (read changelog)
The sprites and ideas for the melee weapons were all obviously taken away from the original mod, the sprites are custom, but are based on the high-resolution original sprites.
None of the ranged weapons were taken from the original. “That’s IT!?” I hear you saying. But with addons you can only replace current items…There’s nothing we can do about that.
You can get a .ZIP file for this add-on here.
He followed those experiments up in December 2014 with Untold Stories: Goliath and actually published this one for others to experience. The second, Untold Story: Bigleaf Forest, came only a month later in January. The two weren’t perfect but renderXR took the mixed feedback he received, spent a little extra time to shape his ideas, and released Untold Stories: Myriad Caves a few months later.
Tools and plugins like Voxel Sniper, World Edit, MCedit, and World Painter were used to shape the Corona Trials, where a fluctuating temperature is your main adversary as you collect your objectives. Players start in Winterbound and the following areas are progressively warmer. “The hotter the map becomes the crazier the areas get,” renderXR says.
He was inspired by Infernal Sky and a couple other CTM maps, specifically Three_Two's Vinyl Fantasy Series and Vechs' Super Hostile Series, the latter of which he credits as the creator of the CTM genre. The inspiration for the temperature aspect of Corona Trials, though, came from the actions of players that wrecked his previous creations.
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