Idea: National Express Rail Line!

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  1. ultrafire3

    ultrafire3 New Member

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    So I think this idea has been attempted, but I'm thinking, since many major town leaders have access to a large amount of resources, what if we did a minecart rail line that connected all the major towns? Sure you can just /t spawn your way between towns, but what's the fun in that? This project would also be a great way to bring the playerbase together, working on one big server-wide project!
     
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    Nice idea. :)
    Goodluck gathering all the resources, though! ;)
     
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    I like the idea from a creativity perspective, however the time taken for a Minecart to travel from one town location to another would be far too excessive. For example, our current map is ~16,000 blocks in diameter. Realistically, towns can be around 7,000 blocks apart as players are building towns on the outer edges of the map due to the new biomes. The standard speed of travel for a minecart along any axis (being X, Y, or Z whilst falling) is 8m/s (8 blocks per second, assuming 1 block = 1 metre). Therefore, to travel from one town to another, if it were distanced 7,000 blocks away, would take 875 seconds. This works out to 14.58 minutes.

    I love building projects, and perhaps it would be fun to build one from one town to another, however it would only ever be a project. The practicality is, unfortunately, non-existent :p

    Sorry about the droning on, I'm somewhat bored in work. ;)
     
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    Buzz kill! :(
     
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    CrypticTrader Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Though it may be impractical, it can still be done for looks. It could also be done with a walking path beside it and some nice and neat lighting and decorations!
    I see a lot of potential with the idea despite the actual speed of it compared to using commands, and the amount of time used.

    But what/who would be considered major towns?
     
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    Pretty much any town leaders who wanna volunteer could work. Mostly, this would be a fun activity that could involve the whole server. Team building!
     
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    Of course this is absolutely impractical, but it's absolutely awesome at the same time! I have a strange obsession with minecarts so I'm willing to help.
     
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    BOI WE GOT COLE
     
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    I am willing to help, and never said otherwise :p I'm free to help from around 7pm GMT most nights
     
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    BOI. WE. GOT. FLUX.
     
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    We should attempt something of the sort on the new map!
     
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    I'll be there when y'all need me! :p
     
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    Absolutely! Now that we can build towns decently close to each other!
     
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    I'm planning on building a modern city this map, so I'll build a large central station there as well.
     
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    I was also planning on building a modern city, (was gonna go for a more trump dictatorship but i think id be able to sacrifice that) how about we combine our efforts? (im a good builder so no worries)
     
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    As long as you're good at skyscrapers, roads, and modern infrastructure in general, I'd definitely welcome some help. Going to spend the first few days just digging and planning it, though.
     
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    I had roads and stuff all planned out for weeks before the update, waiting for concrete. And a month of digging and getting dirt.
     
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    ayy why not ill help>
     
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    This could be done with Admin/owner intervention. You don't use full tracks, you simulate if by a mock subway system. 20 block after you get on, the track goes underground or into a building or mountain or dense forrest. Something to hide the teleport.
    Use a command block to teleport the player and cart to the "recieving" train station.

    In fact you could then design a server hub. All stations teleport to a central hub where you can get on a new track to your destination.

    Heck you make it donation based. $1 donation or x donor rank and above gets to request 1 train hookup.

    The central station could have multiple platforms. One for shops and one for towns.

    You just need command blocks.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/3wedbj/howto_teleport_players_in_minecarts_to_other/
     
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    Wow if that is a real thing....
    That would be amazing it would kinda remind me of the sims feel when you go thru a subway to instantly go to the other end of the subways
     

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