Back to StarrStrukk. If I'm going to be maniacally obsessed enough to go so hard on survivor and then weep over a village and then become obsessed again, I may as well just make that singleplayer a realm because I'm obviously not dumping it. (Not a server, just a realm.)
Planet Yablo allows 3 worlds and a mini game in a collection called a realm. If you are new to minecraft, setting up your own realm does require a subscription as opposed to playing free in other people's realms by invitation. I can rotate my worlds at will and still play other multiplayer and all the singleplayer worlds I want on the side, but the realm is 3 worlds and a mini game for my friends. So far I just have one world set up in the realm. The realm is named Planeta de Yablo, featuring StarrStrukk, but what you don't see is that in the realm, I called my first world Khanlock. I know that's confusing, but I locked StarrStrukk into place, as it were, and a few people know I'm a super Sherlock and Star Trek fan (scifi fan in general). All you need to really know is that this is still all about the seed world "StarrStrukk".
Committing to a survival journal on top of survival was a lot of work, but I learned lots, and then I learned lots more playing other worlds. Now it's time to flip this world from demilitarized zones to fun. When I loaded my saved singleplayer StarrStrukk game into my realm, I kept all the structures and work I'd already done, but I reset the settings. No more hostile mobs. And peaceful. If I want action I can go back to multiplayer and duke it out with crazy badasses on MoCreatures. I can still spawn mobs on StarrStrukk if I want to experiment with zombie traps and stuff, but for the most part, I just want to build and explore without creepers blowing up everything I do and something killing me and losing most of my stuff I worked so hard for every time I die.
Worldspawn is set really close to zero,zero, and the first 200-300 blocks are fenced and set up a bit for actual survival, although now they make great starter locations for more building. If you want to dabble in survivor and rely on your own work to build and eat and farm and hunt, I've got a few bunker stashes for back up. If you want to play around, I've got a couple of saddled horses ready to go. If you want to build, the whole world is wide open.
After it all flipped, I built this next to worldspawn. It felt good. Kinda feels like a little vacation bungalow on the beach. I was needing a vacation after all that carnage.
You can see my first survival compound in the background, lol.
Quick tour through Yablo's House. I'm not that great at housing yet, but this was fun.
First step in. It's already reflecting my personal lifestyle, just small and comfortable with a touch of elegance or the exotic.
Looking back where I stepped in. I'm really loving the magma cube in the corner.
Next room, just a simple bedroom. I like the 'distressed' look of bedrock. You can only use it like this in creative mode.
My back deck isn't finished, not sure yet where I'm going with it.
The back yard is casual entertaining for small groups, including sandbox volleyball, cabana, and diving area.
And about 200 blocks away there's that village I did construction improvements on and repopulated.
They've got a nice town library and a civic center, good church, you know, if you're looking for a good place to settle and send your kids to school, lol.
PLANS. I do have future plans. I'd like to get railway set up between worldspawn and this village and maybe build a few things in between, so that strip of desert between my house and the village is on my mind.
I've already teleported around a little, lotta untouched villages out there, plenty of space to play. I went way out and found 2 ocean monuments almost side by side (2 in one ocean within visual distance), so I'm going to play with that, might wind up looking a bit like an underwater space center.
This offer stands. If I know you either in real life or online long enough to know you won't go in and tear up other people's stuff, and you want a place to play in minecraft where other people can actually walk through what you create without having to pay for a realm subscription, let me know so I can invite you. You don't have to be good at minecraft, just courteous of other people's stuff.
I'm set up for windows, so I don't know if the realm will go across devices yet. Microsoft is working on expanding into cross-platform play, and the realms update is live now for Windows 10. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates, along with this one.