It’s been a while since I’ve written about Landmark. Yep, I’m still playing! I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming patches, though. Right now the game is still all about gathering some resources and making nice looking things. Every time I write about Landmark I seem to say the same thing: I can’t make nice looking things. Nothing has changed, but that’s okay.
Thinking back to the hundreds of hours spent in Minecraft, very little of it was spent making nice looking things. Most of it was spent making things that do something. I never cared that my house looked a certain way — I cared that inside was an automatic machine that processed my ore and sorted it into chests.
I look at my little garden I made in Landmark a couple nights ago, and I wished that I could make something that harvested the plants. Heck, I wish the plants grew. I like tinkering and decorating, not building. The difference makes sense to me, and hopefully you get what I’m trying to say.
The near future of Landmark is going to be exciting. Caves are being added, and that means I can go out and explore. I hope they move resources underground and introduce rare items. I want to be the guy that finds the rare gems and sells them to the people who have the ability to make them look nice on a bookshelf. I want to find rare recipes, discover unseen caves, bring back treasures, etc. All in due time.
Right now my current project is an underground gnome city. I’m thinking lots of glowing gems, lights, little houses, etc. It’ll resemble something between Mekalia and Ak’anon. My hope is that by putting it underground I can rely on the intentional imperfect look to disguise my crude building skills!
I just made a Legendary Powered Pulverizer. I’m quite proud of the fact that I got it on my first try, and horribly saddened by the fact that it will be gone when they wipe next.
In general, I do feel inclined to spend less time in Landmark. I don’t want to burn out on what’s currently in the game while waiting for more of the types of things I enjoy. My current plan is to hop in at least 2-3 times a week for an hour or more and just continue working slowly on my little projects.