Some fun facts!
. When complete, the project will include the entire city of Beijing (c. 1750) as well as a half dozen nearby landmarks, built using hundreds of rare historical maps, with everything accurate to it's appearance in time periods ranging from the mid-14th to the early 20th centuries.
. My description might be in error. After researching further, it seems this project has been running for almost two years *straight*. It's on a server, with a full team of helpers, so it probably has MORE than two years worth of man-hours sunk into it so far.
. The Guinness Record they're trying to break is for "Largest Historical 1:1 Scale Model Built By Users in a Sandbox Videogame". The record is currently held by a model of ancient Rome, built by some people in Second Life.
. The project lead, Bohtauri, estimates it'll take another ten years to complete. This is assuming his team starts "cheating" and uses a Java-based world editor to mass produce certain stock buildings. To do date, the project has been built almost entirely by hand; using traditional Minecraft building methods, the project lead estimates it would take a fifteen man team another one HUNDRED years to complete.
. Surprise! They're looking for donations! How does sound?
. Minecraft has a full library of very slick looking, high definition texture packs, many of which have been designed by professional artists, all freely available for download. Why a project this ambitious would insist on using such a crappy texture pack is anyone's guess.
. The city model spans an area of 256 square kilometers. Minecart trips around the perimeter take almost seven hours, real time, to complete.
. It's still only the 4th largest project on official Minecraft servers. There are at least three projects bigger than this.
Further details and a world save can be found here: http://www.plan etminecraft.com/project/project-1845/
How much do you want to bet they quit not even half way through
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I want to see a 21st century Beijing, complete with smoggy grey skies and black water. Mao would look good in blocks too.
This is infuriating. I wish I had that kind of free time.
Psychiatrist now have medication that can help with this form of mental illness.
Guinness Record for largest waste of time
terraria > minecraft
It's 1:1 because two numbers and a colon says so. CREDIBILITY!
WELL SEE IN THE WORLD OF MINECRAFT, 1 BLOCK EQUALS 1 METER OF DISTANCE, SO WITHIN THE WORLD OF ESTBALISHED MINECRAFT CANON IT'S awww fuck it, just let the poor kid have his fun.
Mind equals blown
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