The Spawn Chunks 178: Building Big In A Bigger World

Jan 31, 2022 | podcast

Joel and Jonny take a look at bug fixes and parity changes in the latest Bedrock Beta before answering email about in-game instruction books, and discussing their measured approach to building really big projects in Minecraft.

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    • The Minecraft Survival Guide, Season 2.
      • Exploring the world, finding snow plains, and stumbling upon a woodland mansion.
      • Getting used to avoiding powder snow, rather than tackling it with leather boots.
      • The next steps in progression are netherite, potentially raiding a bastion, and bringing in a few more renewable materials like bee products and wood from the Nether.
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      • January was a vanilla Minecraft advancement race but with a custom Plagiatus data pack randomizing the loot tables for all fo the blocks, loot chests, and mobs.
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FROM: Tim S.
DISCORD MEMBER: Landscape Artist
SUBJECT: In-Game Learning

Hello Joel and Jonny!

I have taken my first steps into the world of redstone and have quite enjoyed the puzzle solving aspects of a redstone build. That said, I find myself often referring to the wiki to understand the basic components and simple redstone circuits.

While watching Joel’s All Of Fabric 5 VODs, I noticed that many mods include a manual by combining a book with a special ingredient. For example, to get the manual for Botania, the player combines a book with a sapling.

What if there was a redstone manual in vanilla Minecraft by combining a book with redstone dust? Or a manual for enchanting by combining a book with lapis?

Do you think this would fit within Minecraft?

Tim suffocated by triggering the wrong piston.

FROM: Nightlore09
SUBJECT: Survival Tips For Large Builds

Hi Jonny and Joel!

I love the show! 

Although I’ve played Minecraft since the 1.14 update, I’m very new to the concepts of building in game and really want to improve. I want to take on building a castle, but where I get stuck is where to even get started. Most building tutorials on YouTube seem to be in creative mode. 

Can you offer any advice or tips for the survival player on how to effectively lay out, plan, visualize, and actually start a large scale building project when you’re dealing with things like terrain challenges, height differences, block palettes, etc?

Or should I just go out there with my colored wool and get to work? 

Do you recommend scaffolding or no? 

Any insight you can provide would be much appreciated!

Nightlore09 hit the ground too hard falling off his scaffolding while trying to reach a castle roof!

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Building Big In A Bigger World

Joel and Jonny walk listeners through their respective approaches to tackling really large building projects in Minecraft. Starting with research, reference images and exploring the potential reasoning behind the build, before getting into reference images, resource gathering, building phases, and more!