My sandbox player type is definitely “builder”. In Minecraft, I loved making large, elaborate structures. I’ve seen some of the things others have built with this game so far and it’s really impressive. But I feel like figuring how to make some of these awesome structures is 90% UI skill & knowledge and about 10% Builder skill.
From what I’ve gathered, most builders use the “Slab” tool to do their custom builds. If this were a simple block-by-block build tool (like Minecraft), I’d have no problem bringing some of my designs to life. It works fine for the first 4 or 5 layers, and beyond that just stops allowing me to build any further.
For example: I make four round pads on top of each other as a base for a statue. The bottom layer is 32x32 and each new layer is a little smaller, creating a circular “pyramid” of sorts. Everything goes great and is really intuitive for the first 4 layers. As soon as I try to add the 5th layer, it just stops working. I’m able to highlight and click-and-drag a 5th layer, but when I release the design just disappears. As if I’m not allowed to make a 5th layer here.
I’ve also had issues building something as simple as stairs up the side of a cliff for basically the same reason. Starts out fine, gets to layer 4 or 5 and just stops allowing me to place blocks down.
What am I doing wrong or missing? How are others making these huge castles/structures with custom roofs when I can’t even add a 5th layer? Did Alpha 15 “break” some of the tricks other builders used? I noticed most of the elaborate structures are Alpha 13 or earlier.
Thanks in advance for any tips/help/advice you have to offer!