Saturday, September 27, 2014

-THE CRAFTY MINER- Monson Heights Lobby Ep. 3 Video

Hello Crafty Miners! Episode 3 in the Monson Heights Lobby Build has finally been posted. In this episode Talamer adds lighting and a decorative ceiling. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

-SPOTLIGHT- Celt Helm Castle

Hello Crafty Miners, and welcome back to another edition of Spotlight. This week the spotlight shines on a colossally epic build, Celt Helm Castle.  The project was headed by SammyMacman who gives us some detail and background into the lore of Celt Helm in this exclusive interview.

Spotlight: 'SammyMacman, can you describe for us how you and your company, Sam Co, went about reconstructing this ancient structure?'

SammyMacman: 'Though no archeological evidence existed of the castle, it was described in great detail by the Sage of Epiphany and his tomes were used as reference in building the highly detailed castle. Mentioned by the historical texts as, “A front gate flanked by two stub towers and decorated with a mirrored dragon pattern lead into a cathedral-like passage towards a central drum-shaped body permeated with many spires and arches.  Edged in stone crenelations and highlighted by a motley pattern of acacia and birch. A sky-grasping forward tower stands forebodingly over the entire complex and the peaked acacia wood roofs sit high upon the towers with steep buttresses reinforcing their great height. Towards the rear is a long rounded hall which contains the ornate throne room. Beyond that lies the harbor gate, also flanked by dragons, with a moon bridge connecting the two sides. Matching sentinel towers sit at the far-most northern corners on a battlement wall which is wrapped in an acacia chain design. A small town lies within, built into the wall itself.”'

Spotlight: 'What was the historical significance of Celt Helm Castle?'

SammyMacman: 'According to the Sage of Epiphany, Celt Helm was the seat of power for the Nordican peoples who, in ages long passed, sailed on boats slaying dragons and selling the bones and scales to mages and alchemists for great wealth. It’s said their boats were framed with dragon ribs and had hulls coated in dragon scales. They were later scattered and assimilated by the forefathers of the Sallow King.'

Spotlight: 'Initially, did you think this project would be so large?'

SammyMacman: 'Not at all. We started out restoring a small gatehouse, and then the project just kept growing as we discovered more.'
Spotlight: 'Thanks for sharing some of your insights into this incredible project. We look forward to your next one.'

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Spotlight. To get a complete look into this project, check out the Video Walkthrough with Talamer below. If you feel a rating is deserved we would more then appreciate it. It helps us out in bringing you more of these epic builds. 

Until we meet again... Happy Crafting!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

-SPOTLIGHT- Port Davies

Welcome back, Crafty Miners! 

This week's Spotlight focuses on the newly constructed Port Davies located on the southern tip of Imperial City.

First proposed to Imperial City Council by Keegan, the port concept quickly became a popular item of business. Once the idea was approved, a location for the port became priority. Surveyors scouted out several locations but ultimately the southern peninsula of Imperial City was chosen as the most logical place to build.

Final approvals delayed the project until June, when ground was broken on the new facility. The first order of business was to extend the land into the sea, creating a pier that could dock ships, transfer cargo and provide a location to store the vast numbers of shipping containers expected to clutter the site.

Work then began on mounting the large long-boom crane onto the pier. The Frasier Crane 300 was installed in late June and began testing shortly after. 

The final phase of construction was to erect a large warehouse on the south section of the pier. Built in less then a day, the structure can hold thousands of items that have yet to be distributed to local businesses.

On Aug. 09, Port Davies was officially opened and ships began to line up to offload their goods including items from the Global Expo 1.8. Thanks to the new port facility, the latest technologies and building supplies have found their way swiftly into hands of Imperial City residents.

We hope you have enjoyed this Spotlight. Be sure to bookmark this page to check out more of the exciting and creative builds that hope to inspire you in your creations. Also, join our Google+ community and share your stories, creations and imagination. Thank you all for being the best fans out there and until we meet again, Happy Crafting!