Sunday, 14 December 2014

Minecraft Hoenn: Part 28/43: Route 124

Part 28/43 of the creation of the Hoenn Region in Minecraft.

Route 124 is the largest route in all of the Pokemon games in terms of area. It is a water route with two parts. Above water and underwater. Constructing it took a while because as usual I had other things on but, it turned out perfect. Route 124 feels so far from home in the Gameboy game as in it feels like another world. It's so expansive that I still get lost when playing that route on the Gameboy. I'm thinking that after I've finished this project that I'll then get the remake of Ruby. Omega Ruby. So the sooner the better I suppose. 

Route 124 is the largest route of any Pokemon game. It measures 160x160 blocks and links Lilycove City to Mossdeep City. It also joins route 126 to the south.
(Image sourced from Bulbapedia)

Big job ahead but it's got to be done. 

I've split the route up into three parts. Northern, Southern and underwater. First the northern part. It consists of rocks and clay. But that's all there is in a water route. Making it took some time as each rock has to be placed one by one in the correct place otherwise it will be wrong. If one rock is out of place it could upset the rest of the route. 

 Hey look! It's done already.

Now the southern part. 

The southern part is a bit more complicated than the northern part as it has larger rocks. 

Hey look! It's done already. 

That's the over water area complete. The largest route in the Pokemon world is semi-complete. 

The underwater part was quite a bit trickier than the overworld. Why? well it was dark underground. Those bats that are in Minecraft were always in the way, as they serve no other purpose. But the openings that allow entry into from the overworld to underwater were perfectly aligned which was a huge added bonus.
(Image sourced from Bulbapedia)

To build the underground area all water was removed. This was to make it easier to place the entry points in the correct place as I could see.

It began raining but it will take a lot of rain to fill route 124 back up again. 

The entry points all in the correct place. 

An underground area lit with torches. Later on I'll use night vision potions which is what you'll need to do when you play the map as the underwater areas are all unlit. 

An area flooded with water. For demonstration purposes. I cleared the water out soon after. 

More underground area. 

The spruce leaves are a stand in for seaweed. Grass does not like being placed under water. 

I removed the top layer of dirt so you can see the tunnels. The tunnels will be covered up in the finished and preview world. 

The Hunters house. Here, a person trades shards for evolution stones. The house is cloned from the Berry Master's house as they share the same exterior. The interior has been changed to match the Hunters house. 

The Hunters house and an island. 

The entrance holes are clearly visible which is a good thing. 

An underwater area. 

Looking out to the sky from underwater. 

Progress so far. 

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PS: Check this project out on Planet Minecraft.

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If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share. It would be greatly appreciated. Next: Part 29 features Mossdeep City
After That: Part 30 Route 125 and Shoal Cave
64% Complete.

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