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Post  Mimodo on Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:42 am

got a great design Very Happy either me or SW will post it up soon

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Post  spectrumwars on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:49 am

Okay, Brendanan and I installed the new design we came up with. Bren wanted to make the border stripes out of gold blocks, I told him we didn't have enough on hand and wouldn't for quite some time. So we initially tried iron blocks on the borders, didn't look quite right. So we changed it to double slabs on the border stripes, and checkerboards of iron blocks and furnaces for the tile blocks. And it looks awesome. To economize slightly on iron blocks, I went to a standard furnaces-in-the-corners pattern on the tile blocks rather than alternating on which blocks was the corners, so each pattern is 13 furnaces and 12 iron instead of half of them being vice versa. That will also make it easier to reposition the grid of border stripes if we decide to do that later.

Here's what it looks like on the half of the floor we've done so far:



We don't have QUITE enough iron blocks on hand to finish the floor just yet. But once we start digging out the Atrium and/or finish excavating another layer beneath the dome, I'm sure that will cease to be a problem. And if worst comes to worst, we can use sandstone as a placeholder in a few of the tile blocks. In the meantime, I plan to finish the other half of the throne room in some sort of wool-carpet pattern just to see how that looks. My sister has a degree in Medieval Art History and I've had her consulting on period-appropriate tile patterns....
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Post  sret on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:01 am

That's pretty nice!
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Post  Mimodo on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Glad you like it

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Post  Arrowave on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:15 am

Nice job guys, the throne room is really starting to look good.
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Post  Mimodo on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:33 pm

I'll put up a vote on floor designs soon Smile we'll finalize which floor we use.

With the current favorite (iron/furnace, edged with double slabs), snate pointed out that it stands out too much. Now, I'm not sure what others think, but I believe that's a good thing. If we make everything in the throne room attract attention, it will help with that feeling of awe. You enter the room, and your eyes go: "oh nice, there's the throne. Oh wow, that carpet looks awesome. Nice, look at that floor. Holy shit, those pillars are awesome! Wow, how high is the roof?" your eyes dart around the place, not giving them time to notice any small imperfections (like those slimes)

What do you think???

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Post  jeffewing997 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:55 am

Brendanan wrote:I'll put up a vote on floor designs soon Smile we'll finalize which floor we use.

With the current favorite (iron/furnace, edged with double slabs), snate pointed out that it stands out too much. Now, I'm not sure what others think, but I believe that's a good thing. If we make everything in the throne room attract attention, it will help with that feeling of awe. You enter the room, and your eyes go: "oh nice, there's the throne. Oh wow, that carpet looks awesome. Nice, look at that floor. Holy shit, those pillars are awesome! Wow, how high is the roof?" your eyes dart around the place, not giving them time to notice any small imperfections (like those slimes)

What do you think???
I agree

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Post  sret on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:31 am

I agree aswell. And that iron/furnace design is definitely a winner.
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Re: What I've done on the throne room

Post  Mimodo on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:36 am

Righto... So far that's 4 on 1 Wink

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Post  3rdi on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:48 pm

I'l just reitterate my support for this one Smile

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Re: What I've done on the throne room

Post  spectrumwars on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:05 am

I think the recessed lighting fixtures in the ceiling, and the chandeliers, are finally done. Now to figure out a good non-torch way of lighting the 45-degree-slope part where the roof meets the wall, and then install some sort of wall sconce lighting below that on the more vertical wall sections...
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