swordage: Excited Starscream saying *UCK YEAH (tf FUCK YEAH)
Swordage ([personal profile] swordage) wrote2011-12-18 07:30 pm

Craftformers: The Best Minecraft Server Ever.

Welcome to Craftformers.

So, with the encouragement of the other members of the Craftformers server, I thought I'd give a walkthrough of our builds. I would greet you by smacking you with a steak, as is traditional, but the real world is not Minecraft. Alas.

Let's start with the Metro Map!

As you can see, this map is amazing. That's because I made it. :3c Let's start at the central station: the Glass Tower. It is named for obvious reasons.

I'm not sure who built the tower, but Starscream makes all the rails (bless you Starscream) and I made the squat little station and color-coded everything.

Going down the purple line, you first encounter the Decepticon Spiders:

Ironhide and Megatron dug up a spider dungeon and encased it in glass. I'm not sure why, but it's amusing. Immediately beside the spiders is the crown jewel of the server, the Victory (commonly referred to as the Nemesis in fandom, I am told that is actually a different ship).

Megatron built this solo. That crater is the result of weeks of blasting; the lake was filled by hand. I don't have any interior pictures because it doesn't photograph well, but it is PERFECT. There are even energon dispensers. I am completely in love with this gorgeous ship. Sometimes I sit on the bridge and watch the squids swim by. Every time I walk by I stop to admire its silhouette underwater, like a giant ominous shark.

Next down the purple line is the Server Shrine. This was built by Ironhide, as commanded by the Server God, and it houses the commandments of the server.

The commandments are:

Next down the purple line is Hot Rod's Castle of Carnal Pleasures, aka the Love Shack. It is slightly amazing. It is also 3 coal/hr.

You thought I was kidding about the name. ANYWAY here is where the pink line starts, and it ends about a hundred feet away at SIX LASERS OVER CYBERTRON! This is the best amusement park in progress you will ever see. Possibly. Maybe.

We have Bumper Pigs!

We have a mirror maze! (which Motormaster immediately broke adkjfhdskjh)

We have a rollercoaster which is AN ENTIRE MOUNTAIN:

Besides this amazing park, there is also a swamp on the far side of Hod's castle. In this swamp are some fantastic ruins.

If you dive down that deathtrap of a well, you make a wild discovery:

The day spa of the ancients! :D Megatron built this. He's just that old. OHHH BUUUUURN

There is actually one more build on the purple line. Starscream's Stronghold is not to be missed. In fact, it's pretty much impossible to miss. You can't really overlook a mountain made of diamond.

As a side note, this picture was taken as I fled certain death, having just set Starscream on fire in self-defense. Starscream likes fire. Starscream likes fire a LOT.

In fact, we all have our little quirks. I like to entomb people when they're afk.

Ahhhh, sweet memories indeed.

I am gonna skip right over the orange and blue lines, because those builds aren't done yet. Let's jump right into the red line! Next stop: Creepy Castle! This was a co-build between myself (Shockwave) and Ironhide. For some reason I have almost no pictures of the interior. This is a shame, because it's freaking awesome. Especially the creepy dining room.

Next door to the creepy castle is the Crystal Castle, built solo by Ironhide! I love this castle. It was the first castle on the server.

That last picture is of a VERY subtle Autobot logo done in sand and sandstone. Aw yeah. Classy.

Next door to this castle is the lake which I fucking despise, because I am a dumbass and when I said HEY I WANT TO MAKE AN UNDERWATER GARDEN I actually filled in a lake to do it.

Please don't ask how long that took. And then I didn't care enough about the end result to take any pictures inside! AWESOME.

Cybertron, at the far end of the green line, is our next stop. Waaaay out in the middle of the ocean, Cybertron is the most inaccessible build thus far. It's great. :D

It's, um, in progress. Very much in progress. The tiny hut you see there is my house. =w= I love my house. There is a story here; I went afk to read a story, and Starscream teleported me to Soundwave and built a tomb around us. Soundwave, the most creepy creeper who ever creeped, made it into a house around me. When I came back, this is what I saw:

Yeah so. That happened. There's also a small upstairs room which contains the precious rose that Soundwave gave me, as well as another cake and a bookshelf. Please note that there are no exterior doors to this house, and the final version has windows in every room and hallway. Including the bathroom. Somehow I still feel warm and loved whenever I'm in it. XD

Last but certainly not least is our beloved Deceptown.

Spawned before the 1.0.0 update, this town is not actually in our seed. It's a special, magical place. A place where Christmas is one stinking week away.

There's a little farm out back...

and I live in the church:

and if you drop down through the altar of the church, you find the secret basement, and if you make it through the dark and the maze (PEOPLE STOP LIGHTING MY SECRET DARK MAZE OMG) it suddenly opens up into a vast chamber...

And that, my friends, is Craftformers.
riddian: Knockout's eye (Default)

[personal profile] riddian 2011-12-19 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
This is all so amazing. I wish I had the time and internets to learn Minecraft and play with you guys. So much crazy stuff! A mountain made of diamond!! I about screamed when I came to your little house. "this cake is not poisoned" fjkld;jsklfadf /die
pineapplechild: HELLO!, says the giant squid, wait why are you running away (Default)

[personal profile] pineapplechild 2011-12-19 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
You make me wish I could play on your server. I have a server with some friends, but I don't have anything quite this elaborate (mostly because I KEEP LOSING MY HOUSE, DAMNIT.)
pineapplechild: HELLO!, says the giant squid, wait why are you running away (Default)

[personal profile] pineapplechild 2011-12-19 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
It's really stupid, but while I have made a compass, on our server we use the nether as a quick route between our respective "kingdoms", and I tend to get lost in the nether. I have since then made a VERY DISTINCT and LIT path from my portal to the others, but it was VERY frustrating.

Also there was an incident where the server glitched superhard when I was respawning, and I had to hard reboot the server, and next time I logged in, I was spawning at the generic spawn. Without anything on me. SO FRUSTRATING.

I need to figure out how to make the rails work; I've got the hang of red stone, finally.
pennieblack: (Skyfire)

[personal profile] pennieblack 2011-12-19 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Hi there! I'm just a random creeper from the 'Latest Things' page, but -- well. I just had to stop and comment. Sweet sarsaparilla, this is all sorts of gorgeous and hilarious.
white_aster: (tf cybertron MY STUFF!!)

[personal profile] white_aster 2011-12-19 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. mygod. O_O

You know, I've poked at Minecraft before, because folks were raving about it. I...never really got far! ("Is it an rpg? A game? A sim thing? ...it's...a bunch of blocks and having no idea where I am and getting myself stuck in holes, evidently!")

This, however, has given me a new view into Minecraft. It is obviously about creating lovely geeky things. And harassing your friends with buildings. :D I mean, c'mon, coming back to have a whole doorless house built around you? Obviously a labor of love. :D
white_aster: (tf jazz)

[personal profile] white_aster 2011-12-19 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
W...well, if it's a DECEPTICON roller coaster, then the insta-death makes more sense? :P

:sporfle: This just opens up all new possibilities for ridiculousness in Dawningverse. I mean, c'mon, in Minecraft they could BUILD THINGS.

Jazz: I went AFK for a few days and when I got back there was a ROLLERCOASTER built under me. A FUNCTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER.
Bumblebee: ...was it a good rollercoaster?
Jazz:: I died at the end, splatted against a big wall with a Decepticon symbol on it.
Bumblebee: ...pffffft. Soundwave?
Jazz: My money's on Ravage, actually. It's been a long prank war.

Oh god, now I'm gonna have to go look up some gameplay vids or something.... >_
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[personal profile] white_aster 2011-12-19 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Pffft. Is it annoying to have someone do that to your character, or do you just respawn somewhere else? I imagine it can't be too traumatic, or you guys wouldn't do it. :P

Ravage says that the splat onto the Decepticon symbol wasn't his idea! He was just going to dump Jazz off a cliff. Someone Else came up with the splatting idea, and Yet Another with the Decepticon symbol to splat him upon.

Jazz tries not to think too hard about who the random names wandering about the server might actually be. :P
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[personal profile] white_aster 2011-12-19 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)
In the House Soundwave Built Around You, was there lava near the one "see, I warned you" sign? It looked glowy and orange, but wasn't sure what that signified in game. It seemed like it'd be fitting. :P

:D It does sound incredibly fun. Would you mind if I pimp your post on Tumblr? Maybe repost one of the more Decepticontastic screencaps? (the one of Megatron and Shockwave in bed just...yeah...probably that one....)
1179875: (Fun → tf; All are one of the factional s)

[personal profile] 1179875 2011-12-19 04:45 pm (UTC)(link)
That looks amazing! The commandments are great. The castle is perfect and I love how your house came to be!

(ps this is ebon-gray from livejournal)
1179875: (Fun → tfg1 Skywarp; Nest ♥)

[personal profile] 1179875 2011-12-20 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Welcome! It looks like great fun and I enjoy how everyone is a TF char. ^^
macboris: (Majora's Mask)

[personal profile] macboris 2011-12-19 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Waaaaaaaant D:
macboris: (Sark-MCP talk)

[personal profile] macboris 2011-12-20 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
weh nobody wants me

I didn't want in your stupid fort anyway

(Also I'm making my own)
macboris: (Default)

[personal profile] macboris 2011-12-20 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
it'll probably only have just me and caius, but still
macboris: (Samus)

[personal profile] macboris 2011-12-20 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh, I don't want some strangers running around my planet and doing stuff.
dogstar: First Aid - a white and red robot (first aid)

[personal profile] dogstar 2011-12-20 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
This is so many kinds of shiny awesome and makes me want to play with you guys. (Or recruit you for my MUSH, because players with that kind of humor would be AWESOME.)
justbolts: (Default)

[personal profile] justbolts 2011-12-21 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
don't be afraid

just stay inside

eat the cake

it's delicious and will not kill you.
badafthunter: (Default)

[personal profile] badafthunter 2011-12-21 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
(hiya, it's boreal_forest from LJ)

Oh. Dear. Gods.


That is AWESOME!

I... I have my own Devcon skin, lol. He looks awesome. *lol's forever* I even have my own tfa Starscream skin, hahah. <3 I'd show it off if I just knew how to.

Also, I used to have this INSANELY pretty world, in which my hunter had made such pretty things - a fortress and what not, for Starscream and and and... and there was that horrible glitch and my world was poof gone. *sobs* At least I actually snapped some pictures. *sobs some more*

Anyhow. Have you ever thought about inviting others? *blushes* It just looks down right awesome. Specially the last bit. *snickers*

So, uhm. Great work! 8D

where is this server!!!

(Anonymous) 2012-01-21 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
im a huge TF fan, and this server seems great. i cant seem to find it though.
is it using a weird ip adress? ive tried craftformers and Craftformers, nothing seems to work!! please, if they do let people join their community, im cerebros and ive created a transtector for myself on a server. please find out what its called and how i can join.
your sincerily, retep911

Re: Sorry

(Anonymous) 2012-04-22 09:07 am (UTC)(link)
Im sorry, but im used to typing without capitilisation or proper spellings when typing in forums. You seem to be the only one that i have seen who minds it. Im sorry for that and my forcefulness on trying to get on to the server. Your builds are astonishing and i am glad to have at least seen them here. Once again, sorry for my rudeness.

Yours sincerely, Retep911
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[identity profile] empty-geas.insanejournal.com 2012-01-27 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
You guys have put in a lot of work on this world and it all looks incredible. My brain sort of breaks at the though of finding enough diamond to make a whole mountain out of it. Or filling in either of the lakes. Water and I do not seem to get along all that well.

Your house is the neatest looking place!

As you and Craftformers were my introduction to Minecraft, it only feels right to put the northeast tower on permanent reserve for you. In case you ever want to come visit or anything. *hearts*


Server IP

(Anonymous) 2014-08-17 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Why advertise a server - then "forget" to give out the Server IP?