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[Video tour] The Mad Planetarium [Lunar Champion's Hall]

DJfriede
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Hey everyone,

I had a lot of fun furnishing my Lunar Champion's Hall. Let me take you on a tour and show you the progress so far! I hope you like it.

Description

WARNING: Curves ahead.The home of a Khajiiti adventurer whose travels left his mind in disarray. The Mad God made him build a shrine, reminding those who visit of the never ending hunt for the perfect ponder sphere.

Some screenshots

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Video

The video might still be in 360p, give YT some time :)





If anyone likes to visit:
@DJfriede on PC(EU)


Thanks for watching -- and stay curvy!
Edited by DJfriede on July 5, 2020 4:46PM
  • delta_mystic
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    Picasso would love this, as do I. Well done sir or ma'am! B)
  • mayasunrising
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    Wow! This has to be one of my favorite designs so far. It's so amazing! :D
    "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anaïs Nin

    “There’s a difference between wanting to be looked at and wanting to be seen." Amanda Palmer

    “A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.” Jane McGonigal

    “They'll tell you you're too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Earrindo
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    This is exquisitely done OP!
    I'm floored by the creativity and attention to detail. You've done an amazing job transforming the hall into a completely unique space.

    Out of curiosity, how many item slots are used? ^^
  • Ithilis
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    I really admire this house since I got to visit it during our guil housing tour. The curves connect so naturally to each other!

    It made me think of this horror manga I once read, Uzumaki.

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    The Mad God works in many ways.
    Saxhleel
    Power to the Hist
  • DJfriede
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    Thank you, everyone, for the kind words! I might have turned into an Elsweyr curved walls addict. The Mad God made me do it, I swear. :)

    @Ithilis Isn't that the guy who drew the mangas with the human shaped tunnels who slowly twist after you enter them? I saw some pictures that had a similar style.

    @Earrindo About 540 items used. Don't get me started about the two other rooms still waiting. I guess I'll just put a big crate over the other ends of the teleports. :)
  • DJfriede
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    I added some more swirls. :) Here are the details.

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  • Eirinin
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    Madness and chaos, but so intriguing! Really nice work. What was it that inspired you or gave you this cool concept?
  • DJfriede
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    Eirinin wrote: »
    Madness and chaos, but so intriguing! Really nice work. What was it that inspired you or gave you this cool concept?

    My original idea was to build a home of a Khajiiti adventurer who has seen a lot on his travels. That's why I put many different knick-knacks and souvenirs in there. The house is supposed to feel like a virtual tour through the adventurer's mind, including all the memories haunting him. As a general theme I chose: round shapes, spheres, the Khajiiti love for the moon (and its light).

    I experiment a lot with big structural pieces, turning them in all directions. That's how I discovered the flow of elsweyr curved walls. :)
  • Ithilis
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    DJfriede wrote: »
    Thank you, everyone, for the kind words! I might have turned into an Elsweyr curved walls addict. The Mad God made me do it, I swear. :)

    @Ithilis Isn't that the guy who drew the mangas with the human shaped tunnels who slowly twist after you enter them? I saw some pictures that had a similar style.

    @Earrindo About 540 items used. Don't get me started about the two other rooms still waiting. I guess I'll just put a big crate over the other ends of the teleports. :)

    Yes that is the same one!
    Saxhleel
    Power to the Hist
  • sueblue
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    This is gorgeous! Great concept and superb execution. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Awake/Asleep, I dream.
  • Delphinia
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    Truly inspiring @DJfriede ! Very creative and quite unique! Thank you for sharing and congrats! 🥂
  • R_K
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    Extremely creative, @DJfriede - this is a super unique build. I particularly like the details - the wheel/wall composition <3 - and the fascinating structural elements... the cavern that you have constructed here feels as though it is part of a journey through the belly of some beast. Excellent work!

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  • DJfriede
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    Thank you all! I'm having way too much fun with this house. Once you start...

    Latest addition: Surfer kitty being watched by the Eye of Sauron. :D

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    Edited by DJfriede on August 25, 2019 7:59PM
  • DJfriede
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    I added some new details, here's some screenshots.

    A cozier reading nook.

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    Bar and lounge area with a tree providing the ambient lighting.

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    A tribute to the Mad God.

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    An upside down city, because why not. :)

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    Hope you enjoyed them :)
  • Cloudtrader
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    This is really cool, good work!
  • Araneae6537
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    Wow, what a crazy fascinating unique build! :lol::love: What server are you on and is your home open for visitors? :smiley:
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    @ErinM31

    Glad that you like it. :)

    I'm on PC EU, @DJfriede. It's open for visits.
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    DJ, Did you sketch this out or just go with it?
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  • DJfriede
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    DJ, Did you sketch this out or just go with it?


    Hmm, I started out with a different theme for each of the four corners (the monster portal, the bar, the reading nook etc). The general theme was always: round shapes and flowing lines.

    At some point I discovered that the Elsweyr walls formed waves when I connnected and turned them. First, I just wanted to make the place feel more cave-like, with rounded walls and corners. That's why I placed the Elsweyr walls. From there on I followed where my mind took me: "Oh, let's see what happens if I take that element, copy it, turn it some degrees... hey, we have built a dome!"

    Now I'm in the process of "Connect all the stuff!". My vision is to have a flowing line basically all around the home (and not just segments in different areas of the room).

    So to answer your question: I didn't sketch it out. It's all in my mind. Sometimes I just hop around the home for minutes, look at a pillar, a corner, a wall and find stuff that "tickles" me to start there. The trick for me is to find out what I like about a particular element and build on it ("Hmm, I like the circular pattern on the elsweyr floor. Why not copy it and construct a lattice made of wheels?" or "I love the flow of the Tonal Arc, let's add some curved walls to it so that there's even more flow.)

    Sooner or later I end up at that Hnnnggggghh-moment when things fall into place. :)
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    DJfriede wrote: »
    DJ, Did you sketch this out or just go with it?


    Hmm, I started out with a different theme for each of the four corners (the monster portal, the bar, the reading nook etc). The general theme was always: round shapes and flowing lines.

    At some point I discovered that the Elsweyr walls formed waves when I connnected and turned them. First, I just wanted to make the place feel more cave-like, with rounded walls and corners. That's why I placed the Elsweyr walls. From there on I followed where my mind took me: "Oh, let's see what happens if I take that element, copy it, turn it some degrees... hey, we have built a dome!"

    Now I'm in the process of "Connect all the stuff!". My vision is to have a flowing line basically all around the home (and not just segments in different areas of the room).

    So to answer your question: I didn't sketch it out. It's all in my mind. Sometimes I just hop around the home for minutes, look at a pillar, a corner, a wall and find stuff that "tickles" me to start there. The trick for me is to find out what I like about a particular element and build on it ("Hmm, I like the circular pattern on the elsweyr floor. Why not copy it and construct a lattice made of wheels?" or "I love the flow of the Tonal Arc, let's add some curved walls to it so that there's even more flow.)

    Sooner or later I end up at that Hnnnggggghh-moment when things fall into place. :)

    I'm not sure if you are a genius or another form of Sheogorath now
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  • DJfriede
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    DJfriede wrote: »
    DJ, Did you sketch this out or just go with it?

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    I'm not sure if you are a genius or another form of Sheogorath now

    Hehe, yeah, that wall of text sounded a bit mad. :) Tl:dr: I build shapes which feel right and harmonious to me.
  • DJfriede
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    So, I updated a lot in the last couple of days. A new video was in order, I thought. Thank you all for your interest -- I think this is gonna be it for this house for a while. :)



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  • katanagirl1
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    I have no words to describe how seeing this makes me feel, truly breathtaking and amazing!
    Khajiit Stamblade
    Dark Elf Magsorc
    Redguard Stamina Dragonknight
    Orc Stamplar PVP

    PS4/ NA

  • sueblue
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    This is out-of-control amazing. I want to marry it.
    Awake/Asleep, I dream.
  • DJfriede
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    Added a lot of new antiquity furnishings to the Mad Planetarium.

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    Feel welcome to follow @JHartEllis around on his housing hike through the home:











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