Trouble deciding where/what to build at

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8/11/2022 6:29 am
Synxs's Avatar Synxs
I want immersion and I have a specific seed I want to use. The problem is I am so overwhelmed with where to build. I dont like multiple bases I just want 1 main base location with a dock/foundry/garden/farm as well as being safe from raids. Any build suggestions are very appreciated.
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Level 1 : New Viking

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08/11/2022 6:29 am
Level 29 : Expert Builder
Synxs's Avatar
Another option to make a place safe (if you have the reasorce) is to blanket the ground with totems.
this stops all spawning mechanics (just make sure you don't have any gaps in the invisible rings

this also stops events spawning (you still get the screen prompt) just no mobs. if your base is large enough this will happen anyway but mobs will spawn if you get close to the exterior walls without a blanket totem carpet had to do a similar thing with my Heidrun build
04/08/2022 5:43 am
Level 1 : New Viking
User1457G's Avatar
i play like this. I choose a medium island and build it all arround ( castle, town, dock,....) ) no place for spawn ^^ so no spawn no event ^^. and build only some small dock and inn where needed all around the map
04/04/2022 2:37 pm
Level 42 : Master Builder
MythicBuilds's Avatar
Safest place for a base is a nice, big patch of meadows near the sea, or perhaps build IN the sea by raising the ground first.

Now, if you like to live dangerously, I recommend using some of those large pillars in the Plains biome and build around them. You can do some really impressive bases that way.
05/03/2022 4:38 pm
Level 1 : New Viking
A-mak's Avatar
I start by building in the vanilla spots, I've found some in very great spots. I either fix up the vanilla buildings or tear them down and build something smallish; As I'm running along finding these locations I'm also putting pins on the map of any POI and sometimes just pretty spots.

After doing this for a bit I then asses the map & also landscape to lay out some general dirt roads. The locations with multiple buildings I make towns and consider their roads more travelled.

After a while I end up with a kind of story for each location and spend more time building up some areas than others.

Here is my most recent map, not very far in: ibb.co/W0DqKx9

To the north is my trader, the starter houses a friend and I built are in the middle near a lovely lake. The southern big red circle is the major town/dock that I have just started on; it has a few houses going up the coast east. There are a few towns/farms near the mountains that I also plan to build out. My friend build their 2nd base to the far east in a tower at the base of a mountain.

Also, I don't use that portals list mod. I like to build portals into its own building rather than large portal rooms (but I also plan to have a central hub when my map gets large enough)


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