So as the game is now, everybody in the community kinda has their own worlds that they build on and few of us ever really visit other worlds anymore. Each world has its own capital at varying degrees of size and complexity and with just a few builders involved.
My proposal is to create a universal capital city. One that the entire community contributes toward. A place where everybody can say “I helped build that!” My idea is to use an under utilized world without a developed capital and turn it into the crown jewel of the oortiverse, and here is how you can help:
Before a single block is placed, we need to select and agree upon a world. Either an existing world with a neglected capital, a world without a capital, or, devs willing, a new player generated world. We need world scouts to find potential candidates that offer enough space for proper city building, plentiful resources, a pleasant colour pallette, and a decent server location. (Sorry, Australia…)
Before I get too deep into detailed planning, I need to see what kind of talent is interested in undertaking this joint task. We will need architects, planners, clearers and ideas! Everybody who wants to participate, speak up! Even if you’re not a builder, post ideas for what our crown jewel city should have. I will record as many names and how everybody contributed for a tribute of some sort when we finish. Let’s see what a coordinated effort from the community can achieve!
TL;DR (Aug-9-2015) This thread has grown to epic proportions so a quick synopsis for what’s being discussed below is that it has been offered by the devs that if we submit a world of our own designing, they will refine it and implement it into the live servers. We can then use that world to build our Universal Capital City. As of the moment of writing this edit, a world is ready to be submitted to the devs. We are now ready to begin official discussion of city influences, themes and features (SEE THIS NEW THREAD!!) We are NOT ready to start discussing arrangements or layouts until the game is live and we can all see the world in person. I will update this OP in the future for quick project progress updates. I will also add shortcuts to the most relevant posts in this tread to this same post.
[quote=“nevir, post: 346, topic:2400”] Ok, cleaned up the last niggles I had w/ the world (mostly moving strata around). I’m calling it done!
@james you can nab it from my Dropbox (different URL than before; moved folders around)
Here’s the lay of the land surrounding the mountain:
Also lightened the stone to match: