Has anyone tried to tackle any of the big boy build projects found on Youtube? I’ve done a few medium sized ones - Pilgrimz has a treehouse build that I used for my Rag base, and Aaron Longstaff has an ocean platform design that I’ve used a couple of times, but never had the time or patience for Ark’s batshit build system to see a big one through. But then, I was switched to WFH last year while my work continues to figure out how to turn a warehouse into our new office building.
So I went with the Titanosaur Train Station by Pilgrimz, as it looks pretty awesome and I wanted one.
There isn’t a normal “follow along” build video for this one, just the still captures of the building progress in this vid. Despite that, it wasn’t a terribly difficult ordeal.
I built it on Genesis 2, which had just come out when I started making it. Used S+, plus bits from several decor mods. Only cheats I used were no foundations and admin flying to get around. I mined/farmed all materials, which is one of the reasons I wanted to build on Gen2 (Also, I liked the idea of a giant glass-roofed structure inside a glass-roofed megastructure).
So, metal, crystal and obsidian weren’t a problem. But this structure uses tons and tons and tons of silica, cementing paste, electronics, and polymer for all those elevator tracks and dynamic pillars. The only decent place for pearls is the SUMP (underwater area), but you have to wade through dozens of alpha megs to get to it. I just put a couple gachas on the job for a much easier pearl solution. Paste is even harder to come by. I ended up taming a snail (hard to find on this map!) and then cloning the shit out of it for a paste farm.
No Titanosaurs on Gen2, so I repurposed it as a space whale airport. I kept pretty true to the original design, but all that wasted space in the canopies was bothering me, so I added gangways and perches for smaller flying mounts up in the glass roofs. The towers are pretty empty for now. Floors, stairs, lighting are all done, but little else. I’ve been sticking taxidermy displays here and there, so maybe I’ll make it into a museum.
Had to leave out a bunch of decorative bits, like extra tracks on the outside pillars, as it was getting pretty laggy (Ryzen 7 5800X/RTX 3070 Ti). It’s over 3x Ark’s default structure limit, and removing a piece from it takes like 5 seconds. Flying around outside the structure, you’ll see frame rates in the single digits. Much better inside, however (20-30 fps).