Darwinia Gallery - Page 2
Time to play hooky. I needed a day off. Sure, I'd seen some of the sights, but I figured I'd attempt to see more of them. Other than nice landscapes, a goat head-butting a tree, and a penguin running away from an axe-wielding madman, the day off proved more entertaining than fruitful.
Whatever world you're on, take the time to familiarize yourself with your environment. Not necessarily right away, but that's easy for me to say since I popped up at the beach on day one, and chose a beach house for my first home. You'll most likely have a different idea for your first home. And don't be surprised if sometime later, you find an even better place to settle down. Sandboxes are good for those.
The graphics never cease to amaze me. And unlike reality, the bugs don't bite. Yet. This snapshot was taken far to the south of my beach property.
Such a beautiful landscape. And there's not a bear in sight. If you've spent enough time in the wild, the smells and sounds of the wild stay with you forever, and when playing this game, they can come back.
Unstoppable vs. unmovable. I stared at this goat for a long time, and it amazed me how long it looked like it was trying to knock down that tree.
Two words: Snowball fight! One could technically argue that I'm not holding a tomato, but instead, a bloodied snowball rolled up in my latest victim's blood. I love the wintery scenery.
No, this isn't a round of "chase the butler around the land." When this penguin and I bumped into each other, I don't know which of us was more surprised towards the other.
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When you're mining blindly, you hope the direction you're mining will yield positive results. Sometimes, you can be unlucky enough to get nothing after an hour of mining. And sometimes, you can hit the mother load. But once you have an ore detector, all this changes, because no matter the direction you mine, you will always find something sooner rather than later.
It took me a while to find gold without the ore detector. I had followed some mine shafts deep into the planet. When I finally found some, it was just sitting there in one of the mine shafts, waiting to be mined.
When I got home, I quickly smelted it all and made myself one of these ore detectors. I do not regret it at all.
That yellow patch down there is not from my urinating. What you see is gold. What you don't see is the steep decline in the mine shaft heading there.
I had to mine a not-so-steep ledge down to get to the gold. Oh, that first lode of gold is so sweet.
Iron, copper, tungsten, coal, silver, and oh yes, finally, gold ore. Not bad for a single mine run.
All but three slots are filled with gold ore. The other three are filled with silver.
Here's an image of all the gold and silver, smelted into bars and already ready to be used.
I finally have everything I need to make an ore detector. I can't wait to put it to use.
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When I first started to build, I was worried about the rain. But it never came, so I relaxed a bit and took my time building roofs.
This gallery includes the finished second floor of my beach house.
Note: The Dungeons update (Rising World v. 0.8) was released today, and within its change log is the addition of weather, including rain and snow.
Considering these snapshots were originally taken in September 2016 during in-game play, it's safe for me to say I did put roofs on both my buildings long before this update was released. You'll just have to wait until a few more entries before I talk more about them.
As I did with the walls on the second floor, I copied that technique with the second floor's ceiling and the attic's floor. In many houses, you usually have insulation set in those spaces. Maybe in the future.
Here's a finished view of the attic's floor.
Considering I had yet to put any lighting in the hallway on the second floor, the lighting seen at the end of the hallway is creepy. To the right is my bedroom. At the center is the washroom, followed by bedrooms.
Mistakes were made and I had to redo parts of the ceiling on the main floor.
This is my bedroom. It's a work in progress, but the lighting is nice, and the lamps are a nice touch.
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While I don't have a snapshot of the dark stars of bacon that came from that smoker, it should be noted that it's not healthy to eat burnt food. I was feeling very parched after eating just one star.
This entry is a whirling dervish of an entry, covering four projects at the same time, including the second floor, the deck's new addition, the basement, and the garden.
Hoping to one day discover electricity and cabling, I built the walls to accommodate future wall outlets. Admittedly, it would have been nice if I could have added insulation in the walls.
A small modest garden. To start. Knowing me and gardens, sooner or later I could turn this entire beach into a massive garden.
Here's an east-facing snapshot of my beach property early in the morning as the sun is slowly rising.
Here's another sunrise. This one was taken from the deck, with two sides of beef cooking on the new barbecue I set up. If you can watch the meat cooking, you have a greater chance of it not buring.
At first, I wasn't going to add a basement to my beach house, but I wanted a place to put all my food, and the workshop wasn't going to be that place.
Other than not having a staircase leading down to the basement yet, it turned out well. I added several layers of glass panes to allow for a tinted look. And yes, those words are saying "You ate a tomato."
And here is the final look of my basement, including barrels for the food. Maybe I should ponder inventing the crate to allow for more storage space.
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While the beach house is my first Rising World build in Darwinia, the beach house is by no means going to be my official house. But it's going to take time for me to get to the point where I need something bigger than what looks and feels more like a cottage than a house.
In this entry, I concentrate on the deck overlooking the ocean, and the work started on the second floor. And what better way to enjoy the new deck than by starting up the smoker and popping in some bacon stars and a side of beef. Food for thought (no pun intended), keep a close eye on what you're cooking. Unless you like dark stars of bacon and charred beef. In which case, cook on fellow miner. Cook on.
Decks are a lot of fun to build. I wanted something high enough overlooking the ocean to enjoy both the view and a nice barbecue.
This world provides a lot of leeway with how one builds pretty much anything. This is the top of the deck shortly after being done building it.
Hmmm. The lantern to the left looks lit yet burnt at the same time. The one to the right looks just right. Odd lighting aside, the lighting remains perfect.
Admittedly, I never thought of cooking bacon stars in the past. And that side of beef looks just as appetizing as the bacon stars. This smoker is much better than uaing a furnace for cooking food.
Slowly but surely, this deck is turning out better and better. First it was lighting, then the smoker. Now a table and chair set. But look at the view.
Here's the view of the house and workshop from not far down the beach.
With the deck now done, it's time to set my sights on the second floor. After all, who knows when the rain might finally come.
It looks bare right now, but the goal is to build two bedrooms, one office, and one washroom. How I'll accomplish this remains to be seen at the time this snapshot was taken.
One thing I needed to do was change the direction of the staircase, and add some banisters to prevent falls.
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Even though I've taken care of the local bear problem, it's still nice to have an indoor ore furnace. One that handles sixty pieces at a time becomes your best friend very quickly in a lonely world of one bipedal ore miner.
After a long day underground, spelunking to unheard of depths for iron, copper, and tungsten ores, I like filling the furnace and letting it do its job. Since there's no automatic off switch on the furnace, if I leave it be for too long, it'll burn through the coal I've put into it, so it doesn't give me much time to do anything else but stand in front of it and wait.
I remain thankful for the lack of rain on this world, but sooner or later, I'm going to have to build a roof to this place.
Here I am, enjoying a nice tomato after setting up my new indoor furnace. There's nothing like a hot furnace on a hot 30˚C day at the beach.
These iron ores in the furnace remind me of aluminum-wrapped baked potatoes.
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