The past couple days, I’ve spent basically figuring out this hill. The house of the game is sitting on it, so I need to be able to show the hill. Well, I lived there when I was a kid so yeah, I knew the place – but never sat back and thought about just how complex a hill this is. Now, I’m having to do that for the game. It’s a big hill, folks and it goes this way and that way, up and down, and so on.
Man, it really is complex. I’ve taken a three-part approach to this thing, how to visualize it, because I need to be able to describe it to my husband (because he needs descriptions for parsing it into a playable form):
1) I drew it out on my laptop, rough sketch
2) I’ve gone back to Minecraft and in one creative-mode world, I’m reconstructing the place
3) I looked at the front with Google Maps
It’s actually been somewhat of a struggle; I’m not near done with the Hill. But this is roughly what it is like:
streetside – the hill banks upward on the right side of the house, and then sharply curves down into the yard, forming a fairly steep slope toward a pond. But if you go leftward from that slope, still inside the yard, it plateaus upward and the house is built on said plateau (which has two levels to it; the bottom level is the larger part of the driveway…)
… And that’s not even half the monstrosity that is that hill.
I press on. Though, not much today; I’m coming down with something (achy, some chills, dehydrated feeling, tiny bit nausea, small sore throat & ears, headaches…)
So, I’m taking it easy. The hill, meanwhile, awaits my return.