It’s been a while since I’ve written about Landmark. Â Yep, I’m still playing! Â I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming patches, though. Â Right now the game is still all about gathering some resources and making nice looking things. Â Every time I write about Landmark I seem to say the same thing: I can’t make nice looking things. Â 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. Â Most of it was spent making things that do something. Â 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. Â Heck, I wish the plants grew. Â I like tinkering and decorating, not building. Â 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. Â Caves are being added, and that means I can go out and explore. Â 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. Â I want to find rare recipes, discover unseen caves, bring back treasures, etc. Â All in due time.
Right now my current project is an underground gnome city. Â I’m thinking lots of glowing gems, lights, little houses, etc. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.