I present to you
The Request Dimension opens up its first portals right now! Located in The Crypt and Aquatopia, directions below. Calling all shopkeepers with request baskets to come visit and hopefully set up a stall. Let’s make the universe a better place and make it easier for players to find a buyer for their resources. And who wouldn’t mind having a centralized way of sourcing their shop’s supplies, fast. As a side effect we might also get a better idea if there really is a problem with the economy, or if it’s just supply not finding demand.
There’s still some construction work going on and most of the shop spots are missing a number sign for easier referencing, apologies for that, need to get more iron to finish it
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What is it?
A shopping mall consisting of only request baskets in small 1x1 plots. The customer experience is king, so I’m trying to keep it compact without long walks. To make it even easier, the mall has 6 wings, each one specializing in different types of resources, color coded.
- Green | Organic / surface resources (Leaves, orbs, beans, lamella, berries, earthyam, sap, bark and seeds)
- Blue | Inorganic / mountain resources (Metals, gems, ancient tech, fossils, fragments, coal, minerals)
- Red | Monster drops (Meat, creature eyes, sacs, trophies, elemental shards, blood, hide, mantle and tallow)
- Pink | Blocks (Rock, wood, their refined counterparts, all soil, ice, foliage, glass, tangle, corruption etc., anything that comes in a block form)
- Violet | Oortstone (Rough and shards)
- White | Misc / everything else (Anything you can think of that isn’t already included in the other categories, intermediate crafting stuff, forge ingredients, decorative plants, machines, you name it)
Each wing has a display area at the entrance that shows you what’s being traded there.
Want a plot?
Come and drop your beacon, nothing else needed! Beacons, fuel and plotters for sale at 10-20c in the portal area.
Remember, only request baskets!
1x1 plots, one beacon per player per wing, so 6 in total. Only request items that are visible at the wing entrance. The misc (white) section is an exception, there you can request anything you like. Please try to comply with this, if you don’t your baskets might not see much sales anyway since the sellers will probably only visit the relevant wing when they’re looking for a basket to sell their goods to.
About half of the plots had to be pre-plotted to keep settlement integrity. If you see an empty plot with no visible beacon in it and would like to have it, contact me and I’ll try my best to meet up with you for a safe handoff. I will also be periodically de-plotting them when the spaces fill up and they’re no longer needed.
No portals in the front of your stall, you should have baskets easily accessible from the corridor. Customer experience is the priority here :3
Redacted, let’s make it so you try to keep your baskets item slot empty if there’s no budget in it. Try to keep baskets funded, if you anticipate you won’t be able to fund your stall for a week or more, you should consider giving up the space. This will make it easier for customers to find baskets they can actually sell their loot to and not get frustrated. There should be plenty of space so you can re-plot when your financial situation changes. And if everyone does this it shouldn’t be hard to find a free spot even if space gets scarce. The place can always be expanded as well if needed.
If you want to get rid of the settlement name announcement when entering your stall, join the Request Dimension guild and align the beacon to it. This doesn’t give the staff any permissions, just forces the beacon to join the guild settlement. Guild book can be found at info-centers in the middle of the gate hub.
The same information written here can be found in the info-centers pictured below.
I also set up a basic discord server for out of game messaging. Feel free to join
Ultima EU Hub (via Aquatopia)
Go through the aquatopia or the legendville portal. Aquatopia route below:
I’m eager for any feedback or uh, constructive criticism you guys might have Something you don’t like? Say it, I won’t know otherwise.
Special thanks to
@matko, davidko and @Lesioui for chiseling my endless corridors to my specification
@krasniy for donating stone for the project!
@Vansten for donating over 2 million spark and 15 000 wax plus some stone to accelerate the build!
Making of: Request Dimension
Lastly here are some pictures from the monthlong project this has been. I’m still a relatively new player and builder, this was my first build aside from my workshop and a couple farms. The resource draw to make something big is immense, especially being mostly a solo player. I now respect bigger builds a lot more. The plot requirements, hundreds of thousands of blocks, tens of thousands of other random resources, millions of spark, the crafting times that were counted in weeks, to start with… The end result is a settlement with 1.4m perstige ^^
Anyway, enjoy The final build can easily been seen from space
Testing out different stone colors and patterns, had never looked at what refined blocks even look like before this.
Starting out testing how water behaves and how I could incorporate it in the build. At this point there was no sight of placeable water
Built the boundaries and beginning to clear out the surrounding area of water.
Some design work already going on between taking breaks from the mindless placing of blocks, and waiting for the crafts to finish.
Portal frame design, ended up being the final iteration. I like it a lot, looks heavy. Some people might complain about obstructing the sides so the effective size is 3x3 instead of 5x3 but I’ll try to keep my head and not give in to complaints if they come
Some personal portal corridor design work going on here, the final design should also support horizontal portals in the ceiling
Making the floor underwater is the most concentration intensive part of clearing out water, but I didn’t drown even once!
Some atmospheric light-bug-shows were a nice surprise to break the work up Breaks are important!
Since placed soil still dropped raw earthyam for me, I figured I should do this with mud. Wrong, doesn’t work for waxy earthyam
First iterations of stairs and the display area for the wings.
Gate-hub design pretty much finished as well. Now just have to duplicate it 3 times for each corner. It’s surprisingly hard, counting how many blocks to which direction and which corners were chiseled with what again
Sometimes you just get the sudden need for stone. Lots of it. This is the end result
I think I accidentally ate a whole mountain…
If somebody doesn’t get the difference chiseling makes, show them these two pictures. My info-booth before chiseling.
The design work is now mostly done, now to the part of laying down the corridors. Lots of them.
Running out of plots all the time, the solution? Gather more stone. Good synergy since I need the stone
The floors are done!
I’m so looking forward to chiseling 488 of these… In the end I hired some helpers :DD
The transition from the display area to the corridors turned out really nice in my opinion, this is still not chiseled.
The walls are rising!
Gasp, the ceiling is nearing completion too!
It is done!!!