A water tower in Jackson Hole.
My first Minecraft world 8 years later
This is a legit survival world, so don’t expect anything dramatic. It’s just a handful of villages under the rule of the most benevolent tyrant ever.
This is the main base. I survived the first night in a hiding hole dug in the side of this cliff where there was a pocket of coal.
You can see the mouth of an enormous mine shaft to the right of nether portal. It goes all the way down to the bedrock foundation.
There’s a railroad track on the trestle in the foreground.
A humble shelter built during the first cautious forays south.
It’s just the next hilltop over from the main base and conveniently located on the edge of the jungle where I first spotted and tamed my cats.
Now has a railroad connection.
There was a gaping hole next to the church entrance and whilst I was contemplating the repairs all villagers were killed by zombies. 🙁
Much later I managed to cure some of them and now this is a thriving village and the center of my tree farming industry.
Has a railroad connection.
Private tours to The Hole are possible by appointment, Monday through Friday.
A small village on the outskirts of the jungle northwest of the main base.
There’s a lot of small lakes in the area, a stronghold right beneath this village and a desert temple not far to the east.
Has a railroad connection.
A village on an ocean shore exactly at sunset from Westlakes over a region of rough terrain.
There’s a desert temple not far to the northwest.
Has a nether portal and a railroad connection.
A temple on the edge of the northern waste.
Unfortunately, I haven’t noticed two creepers lurking in the shadows while reconnoitering the site and a good part of the pyramid has been destroyed. 🙁
A desert village a long way southeast of the main base. There was no connecting road for quite a while.
Last stop before crossing the ocean on the way to the far east villages.
Has a nether portal.
Mine shaft at the main base. The mine isn’t being actively used nowadays. The bottom has been transformed into an artificial lake with a campsite on the island.
Tourists can visit old diamond mines at the level of lava fields at their own risk.
This is a typical tree farm. There’re four in Jackson Hole and one in every key village.
An alternative mine design with the wooden lattice at the top of the shaft supporting a thin layer of soil.
I ran low on supplies while in an expedition mapping remote regions of the known world and had to establish a base in a hurry. I don’t usually do any farming at temples but this one is an exception with a patch of wheat, a small tree farm and a chicken coop.
There’s a pillager outpost in a walking distance from the base.
Railroad trestle over a lava lake.
A damaged desert pyramid east of Westlakes.
This was the first I ever found and after an unfortunate encounter with creepers had been converted into a rare outdoor camp.
A nether portal service base on a small island.
Originally it was just a makeshift camp on an easy to defend small island close to the shore.
Later a nether portal was built and it became a starting point for lengthy expeditions into southern lands.
Now it mainly operates as a service hub for the nearby railroad construction.
A temporary camp for railroad workers near Twin Cay.
Map of the known world.
Bridges on the Wisła River.
A Hegemony beacon near Jackson Hole.
The Hegemony beacons are permanently lit nowadays but there were times when they were used for signalling.
An old sandstone quarry in the Valley of the Dead.
An ancient pyramid near Waset.
A farm in the hills above the Calaveras Fault.
A pond on Wooley Farms.
A deep ravine north of the main base.
A ghast shelter on the Eastern road.
This is a cheap and effective design. These shelters are commonly built on long open stretches of roads in the Nether. When you hear a baby crying, you run to the nearest shelter and wait.
A roof water tank in Waset.
The free village of Thunberg is many days away from the central lands. There’s no overworld road.
Those willing to risk the dangers of the Nether may attempt to reach the Thunberg portal at the very end of the Eastern road. It’s long and dangerous but the views are breathtaking.
A piece of advice to a casual visitor – don’t litter, don’t talk about global warming, and blink at least 3 times a minute. You have been warned!