Development opportunities in Acacia Valley

Sun 10 February 2019 By Wos  | Category : in-character

Tags : dispatch / minetest / public relations /


Acacia Valley

The Acacia Valley Small House Community has opened for development. Community minded builders will be excited to note a custom build by the esteemed LadyK.

Acacia Valley features a rail line access between the primary Savannah area and a secondary Grassland. As a sky-island development, the valley has surface-level access to a variety high-quality metals and minerals, making deep-earth mining unnecessary. Trees of several varieties may be harvested as build materials.

Despite its exclusive location among the clouds of Illuna, Acacia Valley may be easily accessed via the "WeavingOfSmoke: Smokestack" travel net at Illuna's Travel Center.

The Acacia Valley Homeoweners Association encourages small-house enthusiasts and developers to take up residence in Acacia Valley today!

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Goxel for Blueprints - A Tour

Sat 02 February 2019By Wos


minetest icon in 3D

The Free / Open-Source Goxel voxel editor is a nice tool for making Minetest blueprints. Goxel is very intuitive, but there are no instructions.

Here are a few introductory videos to help you get acquainted with Goxel so you can make nicer builds faster, and never run out of ideas.

Goxel …

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Space Elevator Opening

Wed 23 January 2019By Wos


Space Elevator Visitor Center

The Blue Sky Mining Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of our Space Elevator Visitor Center, accessible from the Illuna-Techeth travel center. Guests are invited to explore the possibilities of rapid, low orbit space visitation for purposes of travel, resource collection and development.

The Visitor Center also features a …

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Blue Sky Mine Operations - Full Bunkhouse

Thu 15 November 2018By Wos


Three Bed Bunk

Excerpt from the Blue Sky Mine Standard Operations Manual:

A Full Bed Bunkhouse is suitable for mining teams of 6 - 12 members, and is easily built as an expansion of the Three Bed Bunkhouse. Living arrangements are spartan, but effective, for a team dedicated to working a shared mineshaft. Close …

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Blue Sky Mine Operations - Three Bed Bunk

Sun 11 November 2018By Wos


Three Bed Bunk

Excerpt from the Blue Sky Mine Standard Operations Manual:

A Three Bed Bunkhouse can provide basic safety and housing for a small mining team. It is constructed with local wood and stone materials, minimizing expense and lead time before profitable mining operations can begin. The layout simple, and easily expanded …

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Sun 11 November 2018By Wos


minetest icon in 3D

I recently came accross Goxel and I am getting a kick out of it. Goxel is a 3D voxel editor, essentially an image editor built around cubes, much as Minetest is a game built around cubes.

Goxel makes it a lot easier to envision your builds before you commit game …

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Minetest Tiles

Tue 20 March 2018By Wos



Trying to plan good Minetest builds with normal image editors got on my nerves. Tiny, icon-sized pixel-art isn't great for describing imaginary life-sized buildings. Pencil and graph-paper worked alright for mazes, but... flash back to the 1980s!

Wait, am I being snarky again?

Luckily, the Minetest game textures are easily …

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Bring Out Your Dead

Thu 15 March 2018By Wos


A funeral home and nearby crypt

Have you or a loved one recently passed away? Don't let this important event go un-remembered. Thanks to a generous land grant from Billr, as well as the financial support of widow Carolyn Sapp, residents and visitors to the Undercore world may be eligible for burial in the graveyard or …

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Ethereal Fusarium - Killer of the Mushroom Kingdom

Sat 10 March 2018By Wos


A few weeks ago I went on a hike, exploring the wildlife just outside my neighborhood on Undercore. You know what I found? Blight.

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Recipe Conflict Detector Released

Mon 26 February 2018By Wos


I took some time off of gaming to write some code. Today, I am releasing a Minetest recipe conflict detector. It should make it much faster, and easier, for server administrators to catch recipe conflicts. Admins will be able to save players the frustration of trying to craft an item …

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Glass Ceilings: Good for Everyone's Safety

Sun 04 February 2018By Wos


Darrian "Solid Stone" Jefferson, Blue Sky Mine Public Relations

The Blue Sky Mining Corporation is pleased to announce the installation of a new safety feature at our Build Area 1 site: The Glass Ceiling.

Minetest Game Image: Blue Sky Mine Glass Ceiling

The Glass Ceiling is a state of the art, shatterproof glass barrier designed to prevent anyone …

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Steve Sapp Found Dead

Thu 25 January 2018By Wos


The body of Steve Sapp was found yesterday. The coroner's report states that Sapp appears to have fallen from a great height.

I spoke to Fredericka Staley at their office for further details. "Well, it was a mess, but he didn't suffer," she said. "They say he must have fallen …

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The CEO takes a call

Sat 13 January 2018By Wos


The CEO of Blue Sky Mine took a call. This was overheard.

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Missing Person

Sun 07 January 2018By Wos


Flyer, posted by Carolyne Sapp

Minetest Game Image: Voxelated man with beard

  • Name: Steve Sapp
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 51
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5' 8" (172 centimeters)
  • Weight: 220 lbs / 100kg
  • Appearance: Dark grey hair, light beard, heavyset.
  • Last seen: Going "out." Said he would deal with our overdue house payment for good.

Please !! If anyone knows where …

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Blue Sky Mining Corporation breaks ground

Tue 02 January 2018By Wos


The Blue Sky Mining Corporation announced today that it has broken ground on a fresh mining operation on the outskirts of Build Area 1 of the undercore world.

Minetest Game Image: Blue Sky Mine Headframe

"Acquisition of the unoccupied stone factory on the outskirts of town puts us in an advantaged position in terms of labor and …

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Cobblestone castles

Fri 29 December 2017By Wos


I've been traveling a bit, seeing the homes people build. You know what's common? Cobblestone castles. Great cubes of grey, often surrounded by treacherous pits and partially felled trees. Occasional chunks of gold and diamond meant to suggest that the owner is somehow "rich."

People who want to be impressive …

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