The main structure of the Vertical slum is complete and now I'm starting on interior decorating and some tweaking. What is obvious is that I need a lot of green, which comes from cacti, which has to grow. No big problem, just need to be patient. While "being patient", I took a look at the in-game cartography and noticed that our maps are really old. They're also old maps that don't "align" with modern 1.8 maps. So a made a new one zoomed all the way in. Then I had an idea:
I sort of miss our 3D map but this is definitely the next best thing. I've also wanted to use the village town hall for something impressive. It's going to take a lot of iron ((iron+ redstone = compass) + paper = map) and a whole load of leather (leather + sticks = item frame) but riding around is good fun and I like filling in the missing gaps. You can see how far around Ringwall I rode before I ran out of maps! Some of them aren't filled in 100% but that's easy to do once all the sections are there.
Once it's done, I'll replace all the not-aligned maps with new zoomed out ones and by that time I should have enough resources to do some more interiors.
Amazing how I keep finding these projects! New postcards post coming soon too.