Screenshots: The Pyramid Ocean Base!

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It was so much work on this build and it’s not even fully done. Mostly though. At best all the exterior work is all done! A little landscaping planting some Pine and Fir trees, grass on the tiny patch of land to cap things off. I didn’t realize how tall Pine Trees actually grew until I planted a few and they grew next to the pyramid base. The build is really high, but the Pine Trees grow even higher. Dang! All the planted trees didn’t grow though as I planted over twice as much for a little landscaping on the island.

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I never set out to build a lighthouse, but It’s like a lighthouse in the ocean all lit up. It has way more lights than any lighthouse too.

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The new base has never looked better. It seems more lively now than ever.

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Enjoying a brief relaxing moment on the new stone deck with the patio fire.

It seems like a good idea to add on an extension to the island out front to just relax outdoors and enjoy a nice big fire by the ocean. Was aiming for a little Gazebo, but sitting back and enjoying some mead around a great fire on the ocean is just cool too so great.

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Oh Eikthyr, you never looked more lovely hanging right there!

I’ve now got Eikthyr hanging above the front entrance to the base. He died quickly from just 6 Frost Arrows.

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Outside the front entrance.

You can see both the Plains just across the sea and the Black Forest in the distance.

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This was the first version framing of the 1st Floor Throne Room while I was still figuring it out.

This photo was taken back when I had completed the framing of the build. No other rooms on the 1st floor, just one big room, and huge hallways all around the outside of it. I hadn’t figured out what I wanted to do as yet for the interior. As well the overhead floors 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th floors were still all wooden from framing the build.

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The redesigned Throne Room.

It’s smaller. It’s longer in length but less in width. As the entire 1st floor was sectioned to make room for a Kitchen, Workshop, Storage Room, Armor Room, and some other room I haven’t thought of as yet. It’s still a work in progress in this room. The Braziers do enough to generate light and lots of smoke as well as the Fire buff. I placed 2 hearths on both sides of the central pillar for a fireplace. Yet, I didn’t realize that the hanging Braziers can generate all that much fire on their own as well. But they look nice. Some Mead Kegs in the back corners of the room for Throne Room celebrations. The entire 2nd, 3rd,5th floors are now solid stone flooring. The 4th floor was previously done earlier as a test to see if it held. Now all the floors are completed as stone floors.

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Throne View.

A view of the Throne. Haven’t yet had time to hand up Trophies as yet on the hanging points. Work in progress for interior decorating.

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A view from the front inside the entrance. Two new small rooms on both my right and left.

In sectioning of the 1st floor and reducing the huge hallway size, some new rooms were created for other uses. But all entrances from three sides of the build all have a major hallway leading to the Throne Room.

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The outer perimeter of the 1st-floor hallway is now smaller but still wide enough.

The first-floor outer hallway stretch around three-quarters of the entire perimeter of the 1st floor. There is a Portal on three corners of the 1st floor and will be at three entrances though you can also walk behind it and go out the entrance to outside.

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The Kitchen Room is right next to the Throne Room and has a window to Throne Room.

The kitchen room still a works in progress and not yet fully done. But it has the making of a kitchen and the fireplace and prep table is there. Straight ahead is the new Storage Room that is also a work in progress. It is the bigger of the new sectioned area on the floor.

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The New Workshop.

Probably the most important place I guess on the floor. The new Workshop occupies an entire corner of the pyramid of the first floor on the outer perimeter of the central Throne Room. I was able to fit the Workbenches and Forge both in the room. So it’s fairly easy to reach everything with not too much moving around. It was amazing that in converting the floor overhead to stone that the new Blaster Furnance just made the fit as there is absolutely no more room left for overhead clearance. Luckily it was placed there before I redid the floors overhead and had to angle it so the smoke from it vented through the side beams of the structure. It’s now a nice working space.

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Heading out the hallway to the rear of the base to the Boat Docks. Workshop room coming up on the right and the spare room on left. That Portal goes to the now old base.

It’s still all much work in progress. But it’s now a livable and workable space at the base. It will always be constant work in progress regardless. With so much time spent building, I’m just itching to get back out to really explore the world.

New Island Base Improvements

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The element of weather can create some really iconic snapshots.

There is just so much to do with the new base build project as well as the gathering materials. Project Improvement continues, slowly. I decided while thinking and considering all the things to do was to just create a boat dock for the boats. Something simple for now as was busy enough with the base build as it was. There really isn’t much land for space around the new island base as it covers most of the existing island already. At the back of the base, I decided to add on a dock to house the longship. It would seem a bit tidier as well. I can now say there is a dock! Closer to the intended area of the workshop area for future cargo offloading of materials intended for the workshop.  While I was snapping a photo the weather was storming. Really do like the picturesque photo on account of the weather.

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Built a simple dock for the Longboats at the back. The “Plains” always in clear sight.

Have added a lot of lights all inside the base build. Amazing how much time that can take seemingly simple a thing. Might need to add some more exterior lights all around so it lights up the area a bit more. A lighthouse in a way the new base is as well considering it’s in the ocean. More stuff to do I guess. Progress is slow going with such a huge base build. Everything to do takes time and then more time changing your mind to something else.

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The Portal Room is done and humming.

At the old base, I had so many portals, over 20+. Many to most the outposts I frequented in some way. I hardly ever take down or rename a portal once it’s set up. I just make new ones usually. Spent quite a bit of time, moving most of the used portals from the old base to the new island base and up to the 4th Floor which is the Portal Room.

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The New Portal Room on the 4th Floor.

There are now 17 portals that have been moved there. Still, 4 lesser use portals remain at the old base and that’s ok as they can remain there for travel when needed to lesser areas. At the old base which was originally a large old abandoned village which I had repaired and made into a base. Four of the small houses I fixed up all housed different portals to various Outposts regions. I could easily remember which house has which portals to where. Now not so easy when I port into the Portal Room to know which ones go exactly to where though they have the same names. A bit of spatial orientation at play. However, four of them go to previous boss locations and those are easy to figure as they are on the very outside ledge of the room.

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This room just glows when your presence is detected close as causes all the portals to glow.

The new Portal Room just hums when you’re in the room as your always in close proximity to an active portal, which causes them to always glow and ready to go. There is only one way in and out off this floor and that’s also via a portal. It’s slowly feeling more lively around the new island base.

Need More Iron!

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Testing Overhead Stone Flooring/Roofing. It Holds!

Really, like LOTS of it to say the least. All just to form a kinda mesh network with the Wood Iron Poles for trying to replace the overhead flooring with stable stone flooring. The wood Iron pole beams connected all the way back to the ground allow any stone touching it to hold securely to a foundation piece to the ground. As well it allows another stone piece connected touching to be attached though that stone piece will be much less stable. You can place the wood Iron poles inside the stone pieces also, and it works great to hide the wood iron pole. But, that’s just more playing around to get all that hidden from sight. With the limited reserves of Iron, I was able to partially complete an upper floor that houses the Portal Room.

When I started this building project and did the boat trip from the other main base to this location I was sure I counted over 10 full stacks of Iron on hand. All of that has been used up on just reinforcing all the foundation stone pillars mostly as well as in this load flooring support. But this shows it doable to convert the floors to all stone which would be a huge task and needing lots and lots of Iron.

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With all the foundation support all the way up, the very apex of the pyramid seems stable.

One of the things I had noticed was that weather does not affect the angular 26 Deg and 45 Deg Wooden Beams, but it does affect all other wooden pieces for weathering. It does not affect anything specially made from Fine Wood. Fortunately, most of the wooden pieces in the build are all wooden beams for the entire structure’s support and not affected by the weather. However, the outer flooring on each floor is most affected by the weather as with the open-air design that part of the floor gets rained on. Some other floor tiles as well. Converting all those floors to stone will solve that problem and make it far less an issue.

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Testing a patch of roof covering.

So I tried a bit going into debug mode to fly up to test adding some roof shading to see how that would look on one side of the top of the structure. Trying to reach that high up on the outside of the pyramid structure OSHA would consider a safety hazard for falling from extremely very high. Already had two recordable site accident to speak of from falling. So was easier to do it in debug mode and to get the pieces to snap closely in place. I have to say after testing covering a patch of the roof, I really don’t like the look of it as compared to all the other angular beams. So will have to remove it.

As I put the finishing touches on the build, I’m realizing I’m needing a lot of certain things. The initial project build took a massive amount of both Wood and Stone. That resulted in chopping down lots of forest and mining rocks at the same time. Now I’m needing a lot of Fine Wood for all the decorative effects. Needing lots of Copper to add all the lamp lighting between the floors. I have a massive amount of Resin on hand for lighting so that’s no issue as always happily killing the Greydwarfs when out and about.

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Things are slowly coming to life. Looks more Viking-like.

But Iron seems right now the thing I will need quite a lot of to help convert all the other floors to stone with stability support. Just when you thought all those dark days in the Swamp was over. I do things legit, so that means actually hunting for Crypts and mining for Scrap Iron will be in the immediate future…. again. Adventuring in Valheim is fun, yet the fact that you can also build things in the game adds a whole different kind of content to just enjoy being creative with.

Finishing New Island Mega Base

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New Island Pyramid Mega Base.

It’s not done, but it’s far closer to being built than it has ever been. Vikings may not have exactly lived in Pyramids, but they have a love of triangular things so I’ve read. Managed to put in 5 usable floors. It’s an open-air Pyramid. Thus all the wooden beams and side facing patterns. All the other floors other than the first floor are wooden and that means some parts get exposed to the weather and get weathered, unfortunately. I would have liked to make all the floors stone but still keep it open air. But that’s an ass-ton of stones to get as well need a crapton of iron to then reinforce all the floors to build them and it’s tricky to do as well. So wooden floor for now. I can maybe change that later and when the Valheim Devs add new tools to the game for building in the coming future updates. But will see.

It's not done, but it's far closer to being built than it has ever been.

 

Spent a good many hours today working on the base structure and in between constantly wiping away meadow forest for all the piles of wood needed. Some stones as well but far less than the much-needed wood. Moved a lot of Iron bars from the current main base to the Island and complete adding Iron reinforced beam support to all the stone pillars for the structural support.

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Adding the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Added some more stone pillars for structure reinforcement to replace the core stone pillar supports. Then added in and completed the 2nd, 3rd floors. The 4th floor was already completed. At the end of the day added in a smaller 5th floor. Adding in the flooring though time-consuming was far less time-consuming than replicating the pattern on the side face of the structure as well as getting wooded beams to snap together in correct alignment.

 

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Something is really off here about this wooden beam pattern.

After working at doing the wooden beam pattern for two sides of the structure I realize that the pattern was off and just not adding up evenly. It was just obvious something was off. So made the change and completed one on the other side experimenting with some changes. It worked out. But then had to go back and redo two of the face sides of the structure. At times some of the beams just wouldn’t snap properly so lots of playing around to get the wooden beams to line up properly after putting several together in a row.

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Ahh looks much better. But so time-consuming to fix.

Took a lot of time but eventually got the entire structure wooden beamed on all sides. That’s with quite a many rounds of logging in the meadows for lots and lots of wood. As things looked good I added in a 5th floor. I might as well anyway as was working at the very top of the structure fixing the side face wooden beams. That top floor was a bit large and decided to split it into another floor for some later use. Playing the game and doing all the regular things can be exhausting at times. But spending hours at building something, anything in Valheim can be just as equally exhausting after several hours at it.

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The structure looks like it’s coming together though. Still a lot of work to do, but I think most of the hard parts are done with getting the pyramid structure framed, floored, and built. I would have liked all the floor stone. But that’s a long trip to the Swamp to mine a whole lot of Scrap Iron to make Iron reinforced wood beam support and I’m just not quite up to that yet at this point. Still, I’d love to make as many of the upper floor’s stone at some point as the plan. The base foundation is all stone already.

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Things are far from done. But I’m liking look of the way things are shaping up with the new base structure.

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Still, a lot needs to be done on the island. Some landscaping, a whole new Boat Dock, or a few. A whole Portal room on the Pyramid upper floor. Much yet to be done. But I think most of the hard work is done. Well, maybe until I decide to rip out a whole upper wooden floor to make it all stone blocks for flooring with Wood Iron beam reinforcement. That keeps bugging me ongoing. But will see how that goes. Still a work in progress this build.

The Week That Was… & Work In Progress

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Stone Foundation laid on the island.

A slow week in gaming and in Valheim. Was just busier this past week with real-life work business traveling down to the gulf coast for an engineering visit to a company customer plant site. The weather there was nice sunny there and surprisingly cool, but that was the most of it really with work travel.

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Don’t know if Vikings ever built Pyramids.

No gaming to be had for most of the week until this weekend. Though I carry my smaller laptop when traveling for work, I never seem to get in any or much gaming with it vs when at home on my more powerful desktop and an ultra-wide monitor.

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I’m thinking this up as I go, so no idea how it’s gonna turn out.

I’ve put off the Plains for a while and hung up the heavy armor for the lighter Troll leather armor while working on the building project for the new main base at the island. At least I can move around much faster without the heavy load.

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Scaffolding and framing take a lot of time. That Center Pillar took a lot of time to figure out.

This project is going to take a while and has already. But that’s the fun building in Valheim, you can have fun with it figuring things out. I actually trashed the first project build of a different kind with all the time I spent on it and started over with something more solid and rigid in structure.

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The Third and Final Floor. Haven’t quite built the Second Floor. But was really hard to get this one done.

I will have to see how this build progresses, but it’s going to take a while. It’s talking shape of some kind and getting the structure shape built.

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Getting that large stable support for 2nd and 3rd Floor. Need More Iron for the reinforced wall support.

This high up in the air really took a lot of effort to get the stable floor and to be able to complete a stable top pyramid structure.

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Project Build far from done. But that last floor and the top pyramid was a huge hurdle to overcome.

I may get three complete floors in the build which is more than I thought when I started with a vague idea of a build. If the build was to be completely made of stone or mostly even, it would be a crap ton of stones and be mining rocks for days on end.

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Construction Zone. Work In Progress. Only 5000 more years to complete!

Just the large floor foundation took a crapload of stones. Getting some of the wood to snap perfectly at an angle can get really weird and tricky in a massive build as you go upward and gets to be a pain after a while. Still not clear how this will all turn out when it does. For now Slow Work In Progress.