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