If you haven’t heard, or are completely oblivious to anything Minecraft related, UnluckyOrpheus and Kuen took it upon themselves with a few others to construct a 1:1 scale replica of Babel in the world of Minecraft. Luckily for me, I’m blessed with having great friends like mirrorenn who gave me his Minecraft account because he never uses it. It just goes to show that there are actually some great people that you can meet in this world~
So now armed with a ‘premium’ account, I decided to embark on the server to see what this was really all about. Simply put, these guys have done an amazing fucking job copying Babel down to the tiny details. If you haven’t already seen the screenshots then go here.
Awed at the wondrous world that was being created, I decided to pitch in and dragged Orpheus online at 2am to build the Cathedral. After laying out the foundation of it, he decided to ‘make it more realistic’ which translated to: destroy the entire fucking floor we just built, dig 6 blocks down, and dig out this 18×17 area so it can be more realistic. Needless to say, I didn’t have the attention span no the ability to stay awake that long, but we ended the night completing that.
10 hours later when I woke up, I waited 2 hours because some overslept because he just had to finish the damn cathedral, and we began to work on other projects around the city. By the end of the day, we had completed putting up an entire wall around the city, completing both the armor and weapon shops, albeit without any furnishings or light, and started adding the fancy features one might expect a stickler to add when recreating a world.
So here it is, the product of our work: (Note: The cathedral will be recolored with Obsidian and the demon areas were recolored with Glowstone after the screenshot, I’m just too lazy to go take a new one.)
So by just the two of us, we were able to accomplish a great task in the matter of just 24 hours. Does this mean we want to do that for everything? Fuck no.
If you’d like to help us in our project of recreating the whole Megaten world, then we’d be happy to have you come aboard. (You even get your own complimentary Babel Apartment.) So if you’d like to help, or even just come for a visit to see how it’s going, you can find the server information here. We’d love to have you join our little world that we call home.