Just wanted to start a thread to keep track of our plans. Right now the Hands Brotherhood has established a mountain outpost just past The Great Desert far northwest of The Castle of Fire. We have a fairly well-defended tower and two deep mines, one of which opened into a dungeon. The dungeon is clear, but several wings remained unexplored.
Stingray, after you logged our tower got swarmed by creepers. I kept the damage minimal and worked on making the entryway as creeper-proof as possible. We have several choke points now, but could use some more (while trying to keep the aestetic).
Stingray, I'd like to share a useful tip since we'll be delving into the same depths. When exploring a new cavern I only place torches on the right side. This makes it very easy to find my way back to the origin as I just keep all the placed torches on the left. I only break this rule if there's an area that needs lighted in order to prevent spawning. It's simple and a huge help.
-Somehow a skeleton got into our cellar. We should deal with that and figure out how he spawned.
-I have went through a good portion of our primary mine and named the various wings to make it easier to navigate. There are still unexplored portions.
-I'd like to build a sandstone fort in the nearby desert area and, in general, spread out. We're well into the frontier but there are a lot of new players. I don't want any coming and settling too close if we can help it.
-Once we stake our full claim I want to build a road back to civilization.