April 6, 2011
I have joined a multiplayer server's whitelist.
This server was on a 1/4500 scale replica of the world. Everyone had to claim one or two countries to build on.
One of them claimed western Australia. Another claimed Holland. Still another claimed Denmark, and yet another claimed Korea.
I chose Mexico.
The first part, however, was getting there. After hiking all the way to Portugal's west coast with a companion, I built a boat and prepared to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. My partner, however, had some trouble getting his boat ready, so he set me out alone.
Even though the ocean was a 1/4500 scale, it still took 15 minutes to cross.
After that crossing, I had arrived at Maine and sailed along the coastline to the south. It took me a good 5 minutes to reach Miami, where a native had greeted me and sent me on my way across the Gulf of Mexico.
It took me another course of minutes to arrive, but I did. I had made landfall in Tampico, Mexico, and hiked along the coast to Veracruz, where I had set up a warp point for future venturers.
They would be lucky as to not have to sail across an ocean.
After I had set a warp point, I built a station around it to protect it. I collected wood and converted it into planks for that construction. I also built a wooden pickaxe to use for a mine construction (mainly to gather stone for future construcions).
April 7, 2011
Recently, I had set up a warp in Mexico City and encased it in a building, so the warpers would feel more at home. Afterwards, I built my two-story home, and since people plan to add airplanes into the server, I also built the biggest runway ever designated, at 34 meters by 12 meters (compare that to the minimum required level, 20 meters by 5 meters).
Also, I have decided to build a road from Mexico City to Veracruz, which took a lot of cobblestone. I've met with the owner of Ontario and built a part of the U.S./Canada border (which was torn down afterward). I also set up a warp in Tijuana, right next to the U.S./Mexico border.
There was a situation in Osaka, however. Someone killed a good friend's pet wolf, and the owner cursed the killer so much that it freaked me out. I was in a construction site for an apartment building when it happened, so TechJunkie didn't blame me.
Also, another person had the idea for everyone to go to their beds once the sun set. To my suprise, that tactic actually skipped nighttime.
I've seen numerous locations throughout the world: Sicily, New York, Scotland, the Galapagos, and more. Tomorrow, I plan to find Yucatan and its famous crater site.
April 8, 2011
Today, I woke up realizing that I placed Veracruz in the wrong spot. I had to move Veracruz about 100 meters south, and extend the original road to it. After that, I built a road from Mexico City to Puebla.
April 11, 2011
First, a recap of yesterday:
The server was fixed after it crashed last Friday, but everything since late Thursday restarted. Thus, I had to re-establish Veracruz in its right place and re-build the roads. Also, I had set up a better way to find locations of cities on the server.
More people are white-listed by the day. In fact, at least five users asked for California, although I asked for it first and even I didn't get it. Result: No one received it at all.
My friend TechJunkie asked me to come to Osaka to buy an apartment room. I looked at all my choices and bought one (while adding a few modifications).
One of my major problems: As I built the U.S./Mexico border, I found the builder of Arizona building on Mexican territory (mistakenly). I plan to ask the server owner (Yotan) to move the castle to the northeast, back into Arizona.
Later at night, I met the creators of the map (though not the server) who said that they plan to add caves into the world map. I asked them if city markers will be added, and they said it will take some time for that to happen.
(BTW I also heard that I was one of the most dedicated people on the server)
Now back to today:
Pesgores had announced the top 8 cities. Sadly, Mexico City didn't make the cut.
Since the creator (probably killer_XD, I forgot his name)of Calabria (located in Sicily) will be enlisted in the Army, he gave me the power to build there. I don't know if he'll leave, but it looks like it.
New York City (my least favorite city on Earth), though currently not the best around, is on a building splurge, and might be a viable contender for the crown on a future date.
Osaka had to be reconstructed, so during the review, it was #3. However, it plans to come back with more force than before, due to TechJunkie's dedication.
Portugal was a newcomer in this race, but with its organization level (and I say its soccer (European version of football) field, it managed to take #1.
Mexico City, as I had said before, was NOT on the list; however, I put construction into overtime and plan to add a sacrificial temple to Mexico City, as well as an apartment at least 4 stories tall.
April 12, 2011
Today, I'm a little concerned with keeping my city intact. Yotan announced that he will be updating the map soon, and all info on this version will be lost unless it's imported to the new version.
I'm convincing Yotan to help me with that, because there are too may cities on the map which are too valuable.
Also, we found out that Brentlyn (the creator of Arizona), in fact, did build Phoenix in Mexico, which will be a problem unless Yotan moves the city further northeast. Plus, my border is correct in marking the division of the U.S. and Mexico. Suprisingly, Brentlyn plans to destroy his land.
Pesgores plans to post a new review on Friday, and he says that Mexico City was 9th in the last review. He also says that my city is well on its way to reaching the top 5. He also said that Iceland might make its way out of the top 8. I suggested he do a top 10, since there are more than 10 cities floating about.
I decided to give Pesgores a tour of my latest rendition of the city. I showed him the temple, the souvenir shop, a secret base, and a golden statue known as the Angel of Independence. He liked it, but gave me some tips on how to make it better.
April 13, 2011
It's official; the final update of the map will launch in 2 weeks. Yotan said he will import as many big cities as he can when it gets the update, so I hope he knows what he's doing.
Yesterday, TechJunkie started up a collection of corporations in Tech Towers, located in Osaka. I was hired to set up my own business: a super-high-speed internet service. By the way, New Osaka is nearly complete, so it might beat out Tokyo on Friday.
Plus, the warp names had changed to reflect their cities rather than their countries, so Monday's review was:
Also, I met Dank_Drew, a user who set up Port-au-Prince in Haiti, a challenging place to build due to hills. However, he's managing well.
April 14, 2011
The review is Friday, although I'm worried. New York City is already towering... literally! It contains a slew of important buildings, so NYC will be a formidable contender.
Mexico City: I've set up a Mexican food stand, but it didn't sell (at least not right away, not until pesgores stopped by to buy something).
Pesgores said that my city needed a major landmark for the city if it was to have a chance for the Top 5, so he suggested I build the Estadio Azteca (Aztec Stadium). I'm still working on the seating, but the field is already built. All I need to do is finish before the review on Friday at 6 PM Pacific.
April 15, 2011
Pesgores inspected my stadium and said that the pitch was too small. He expanded it to the right size, but I had to recreate the seating myself. I hope I can finish by 6 PM Pacific.
However, Yotan decided Lisbon was unfairly crowned #1 (since pesgores not only has building rights in Lisbon, but also because he's doing the review), and said that if it happened again, he would remove pesgores' trusted builder status. It's perfectly understandable to me, because Osaka and Tokyo were clearly better than Lisbon in my opinion.
Also, I may lose internet access in my plans to switch to satellite, so that may be a problem in the near future.
Okay, the review came 2 hours earlier than expected, so I didn't get to start on the stadium. However:
My stadium was still under construction at that time (construction finished 4 hours later), but it reached #7. I have a feeling that, come Monday, that Mexico City will be closer to the Top 5 than before.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi made an ecstatic debut, and I feel like who knows what; it's impressive. Dubai snatched up #3, while Abu Dhabi came up with #6.
New York City is still #5, mainly since it's buildings, although attractive, are empty inside. Portugal fell to #2 as Tokyo came to #1.
As I had said earlier, I finished the Estadio Azteca, and pesgores said it was an epic creation. I hope I can get promoted for this.
April 16, 2011
I've started off my day with a Spleef game against WaffleGuy99, champion for who knows how long. Normally, I would lose, but my new strategy managed to defeat him 6-4.
Also, I have plans for building a tower dedicated to the founding of Tenochtitlan.
Plus, someone has started up Los Angeles and San Francisco.
April 17, 2011
April 18, 2011
After constructing a new bank, I found the Top 10 for today:
1. Tokyo (reigning champion since last time)
2. Lisbon (no change)
3. New York City (+2)
4. Dubai (-1)
5. Osaka (-1)
6. Abu Dhabi (no change)
7. Mexico City (no change)
8. Sucre (debut)
9. Kaliningrad (debut)
10. Daru (-1)
April 19, 2011
The server needed to modify itself for Minecraft version 1.5. It will probably start up tomorrow.
April 22, 2011
The server is still down, but as for the client version, I'm doing okay as I ride through a thunderstorm.
April 23, 2011
After the thunderstorm and subsequent snowstorm, I saw that the snowy patch just north of the village grew to a substantial amount.
April 25-29 2011
To sum it all up, first I had new internet installed, but it doesn't work very well in playing multiplayer games, so I try to get used to it.
Also, I'm building an office building in Mexico City. I plan for it to be finished by the weekend.
Yotan told me that the update will come in a few days, and once the update is started up, a president will be elected to help with any future situations.
April 30, 2011
see May 2011