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Best moments of Blockland

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Linde:
Maybe I'm taking a wild guess here, but I think a lot of people are getting bored with the original Blockland waiting for the retail version. The announced features kind of overglow the current version... I thought it'd be nice if you told about your best Blockland related memories.  Hopefully that'd keep us playing it instead of just waiting for the retail version.

I'll start out with how I installed blockland on the school computers, and then we built massive good looking structures in no time. It was much easier to organize it when you could actually talk to your peers. Playing Blockland via LAN is a must-try.

Once (well, actually a lot of times, but this one's worth mentioning) I started a server with a tempting name, built a small spawn prison and let a few random people out. We expanded the prison, and in the end there was more things to do inside than outside. The thing covered the whole bedroom map with labyrinths, corridors and towers.

After a while we started wondering what would happen if we put a spray can inside or if we made a hole for a minute and told everyone about it. Needless to say, the thing was quite colourful after testing our ideas, and the corridors were crammed up with people everytime we made them a new hole.

Luquado:
When I first released Islands of Blockland, I had a server up running vanilla since it was before BLM. We had a full server and everyone worked together to build a tremendous sky city - really, while not the most impressive builds compared to what people do these days, it was an incredible thing to do because it was before floating bricks and before persistence.

Around the time of TBM 1.0-1.3 I would join servers under a different name and just quietly build. I was going through some rough times in my personal life at the time so it was really peaceful and refreshing to just create things with other people anonymously on a mod I helped create.

After TBM 1.16 during the downtime but after the bannings I'd often host 2-3 listen servers here on my various computers while I was at work. It was always so awesome to come home and fire up the monitors and fly around to see what everyone had built. I'd have to hit F11 to see how far out people had taken bricks, especially when I started running IoB on servers and people would slowly work bricks out to the crappy unflattened islands well beyond the draw distance and then proceed to create these incredible works of architecture and art using what you've got to admit were rudimentary tools.

Just some of my memories...

Kaiser:
Ha, actually the best moment I can remember of Blockland involved greifers.  Which you don't see anymore.  Go security measures.  ...?

It was on Builder's Hills, and I had built off of one of the main baseplates down to make a house above the lake.  I had just finished the second story (and each story had room enough for at least 3-5 good sized rooms.  It was pretty impressive, at least to myself), and was about to finish the roof.  People from the server were helping me, and we were moving at a good clip.  Then entered two people, evidently from a clan.  Well, they found a hammer.

Back in those days, when I saw people spawn and head directly for a hammer, that was when I thought maybe I wasn't in such good company.  Because just like these people, they'd just swarm all over what you were building like gnats.  So the admin, at my request, made a bow and arrow spawn.  All four of us grabbed one, and three of them would hold the greifers back while I made repairs.  It was actually sort of fun.

But y'know, sometimes people have to sleep.  The defenders slowly dropped off, until it was just me and the admin.  The house was sturdily built (back in my day, we built with 2x4s.  And I'm not talking about in Blockland days, either.  It's just how I built), but the admin tired of holding them off and they got away with the top layer before they too got bored.

I never finished that house, and I was mad at the time, but it was actually pretty intense.  Makes me want to host a vanilla server again.

Wedge:
The first version of blockland I ever played was BLM, my friend had given me directions to it.

I have rather fond memories of building big square boxes, and shooting people. Some times I was in a serious building mood, and I build a big house on top of a tower of 2X2's. The buggy was fun too, even though it didn't look like something you would see in LEGO's, it still remains one of the best steering vehicles of all time.

I remember being in 5 clans, only to gain access to their servers. AIO was still tiny then, and I didn't know it existed yet. I'd join servers, and be able to download the entire mod in 8 minutes. I would get on the server and ask for 5 minutes straight for someone to give me instructions on how to fly the airplane.

People still didn't understand that terrain changes too a server while still hosting were only visible too them. I joined a IOB server (one of my favorite maps, good job Luquado), only to fall through what appeared to be terrain, and get stuck in the water. They spawned a couple of ATV's which magically floated in the air.

Right before I switched to RTB, I played a game of AIO on the Water World server, that was one of my favorite servers. He hadn't hosted a server in months, or even played BL in months, so his server had been down, and I was glad to see it again. Unfortunatley, he never hosted a server again after that.

I used to have a lot of friends on blockland, but they all left right before TBM RC came out, or whatever that beta was. I wish I new where they all went. There was that one guy on the BL forums, who would always post pictures of his spawn traps. No clue where he went though. He made an interior based one even. Some of them were absurd.

I remember working with TheRenderMan on some of the first StuntBL tests, on AIO. He had the buggy tricked out, cabale of doing all kinds of tricks. I haven't heard much from him since, and hes banned now, on his own request.

There was a cool gun that flipped vehicles, and even damaged them, and a really fun to use plane. It was really boxy and looked a little strange (no offense maveric), but it was awesome. It had really intricate details, like the watch your step and jumping is suicide signs. People were mounted on either side of the inside of the plane, and could fire out on the sides, turning it into an instant gunship.

Sure, some mod could re-create these features and advertise them, and I might play it, but it wouldn't be the same. It wouldn't be the first, and it would lack the nostalga.

TMC:
ahhh, my best moments?

When I joined the pirate clan is one. i was a young playa under the guise of The Master Admin. I joined in BLM 1.6 and found myself in a maze. i then proceded to spend the next hour enjoying time finding my way out and talking with my new comrades. Me and puppy made great things and had fun too.

Meeting bleh was nice to, but my post in going to become my legos story.

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