Cerralian Empire by KyleVPirate

My lovely, and vastly unfinished, Cerralian Empire is out on the Comunity Center!

Some quick highlights of what’s in it:

Explore the port city, and province, of Cerralia, from where the Empire gets its name from. Over 1,000 years ago, before the Cerralia Empire, there existed hundreds of small kingdoms and city states, most of them on the Mainland. During a massive war that lay ruins to most of the Mainland, the  Cerralians conquered those ravaged kingdoms and city states, and forged the Cerralian Empire. **


Not looking to get wet, or smell too much of fish, the main industry of Cerralia, why not go instead towards the Province of Avornia. After the Norvian Royal Family were dragged down from their pedestal of power in the cold and freezing Avornian Kingdom, the surviving members fled back to Cerralia, where then Emperor, Emperor Juliuos II, welcomed them back, and granted them land to his distant? relatives. Built in an Avornian fashion, for the most part, it’s one of the most beautiful and most richest of all Provinces. **


Not keen to get a reminder of the cold and freezing Avornian Kingdom? Why not go metropolitan and visit the City of Rhine, one of the largest cities, and capital, of the Empire. The city takes its name from what once was the Kingdom of Rhine, one of Cerralias most formidable enemies. After a Great War ravaged the old kingdom, Cerralia conquered it, and retook their biggest city, the largest then of the Mainland, as their own. **


Tired of living big? And of the noise and pollution? Why not go rural and visit the Farmland, a vast peninsula dedicated for raising livestock, farming and more specifically, rye, where it is the capitals main food source. **


Don’t wanna go rural, and instead want to go fancy? Why not go to the big daddy of them all, the seat of power for the ruling Beuton Family, the wonderful, and gorgeous, Beauton Palace. Built over a period of hundreds of years, the Palace has different sections that look vastly different from one another. It was built on the same spot where the ancient seat of power for the ancient ruling Rhinian Family that once ruled the Kingdom of Rhine. **

Fun fact: The palace was shown in the promotional video for Survivalcraft 2, which has garnered over 2.8 million views. Thank you so much Kaalus!


I hope you enjoy the Cerralian Empire, even though it is vastly unfinished, especially the big city, and big big big palace. 

I will be posting a before and after feature post for the empire as I did for Avornia, to showcase the differences and many updates that the world experienced. I hope to recharge many parts like I did for Avornia, since many buildings are in need of updating! Enjoy the Cerralian Empire!

Links for all worlds mentioned:

  1. Avornian Empire by KyleVPirate
  2. Cerralian Empire by KyleVPirate

Please leave any comments, concerns, and any suggestions below ^^. I love feedback. Thank you!

** Not completed 

The Kingdom? Of Avornia

A new update for my Kingdom of Avornia world will soon be out up in the community. I must say its been quite a while since I’ve last posted, but through thick and thin, it doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned SC or my worlds. With Avornia, I’ve been updating and polishing the world, especially since this world was created in 2014, and my skills at building have improved, including the welcome update of furniture! So while there most definitely is new content, it’s updating what was already there, if it makes sense. Here are some before and after pics.

Before 


After


The pictures above are seen from my canon landing looking towards the marketplace. Many buildings have been torn down, and have been rebuilt anew, though the inside of them are not finished, and neither are the buildings 100% complete themselves

Here are another before and after pictures

Before

After


The pictures above are taken from the local Cerralian Clocktower College**, showing a more in depth look at the new buildings and new renovated infrastructure. The small things count, more importantly in fact, than just updating the facades of buildings, especially if you want to create a city that feels like it’s alive. Below are some examples how I’m also doing this as well

Before


After


This picture is taken from the entrance of the NorthQuest Cathedral** looking out into the square of the district of NorthQuest, instead of being bland, you’ll not only find new buildings surrounding it, but carts and clothing lines, with lamps instead of torches for light, and banners welcoming users to the library, where if anyone wants a quick history of the Avornia Kingdom?, you’ll see why the question mark questioning if it’s a Kingdom exists ;).

Other Notes:

I’m not done  with Avornia, nor did I show everything that has been changed in this post, so go out and explore. Compared to my Cerralian Empire, this definitely feels complete though. In other news, I’ve published two worlds in the community, my old old old old old Tarzan Adventure, that has been updated with new furnishings and tweaks, and my old old old old old Sunstone City world. Both are some of the oldest worlds I’ve ever made, dating back to when SC was originally released on the iOS App Store circa 2013? My Tarzan world is HARD in survival, and its rating is definitely proof of that haha. It still needs more polish though, and hopefully I’ll fully renovate it one of these days, especially the story and the routes.

Links: For all the worlds mentioned above 🙂 If a link does not work, please tell me!

  1. Tarzan Jungle Adventure
  2.  Avornian Kingdom (Link that will be published)
  3. Sunstone City
  4. Cerralia Empire (Not the most up to date, but it’s the closest to it 🙂

** not finished

MincraftKingdomV3 

MineceaftKingdomV3 is out and Whitelisted in the community center. It is a massive update over V2 with many changes, including new buildings, existed buildings heavily remodeled, etc. I’ll post a more in depth seeing the differences soon

  
^ The ruined castle of Avornia is near completion (get it har har). I have a story of its demise which will coincide with the adventure I have planning for this world 

  
^ This is a Fort that holds the entrance to Avornia on land in the South where it connects to a upcoming Kingdom plagued by war and disease which will bring trouble to Avornia, dun dun dun.

  
^ A view from the Princess Tower, or Tower of the Heir, in the ruined Castle formerly the seat of House Norvia, a old cadet branch of House Bourbon of Cerralia, of the city. Long story short their are many changes to many buildings as well as additionally ones. See if you can spot them. There even lies a new district

  
^ Skyline of the city at night, doesn’t it flow so bright 🙂 

Future: Hopefully in the next update I complete the city completely including all new districts and incorporate the city wall which is partially completed. Enjoy haha

NSFW: Fixing the Community Center in Survivalcraft

   A Wake Up Call

Yesterday Kaalus reported that build 1.27 of Survivalcraft for the iOS App Store was rejected, not for any technical issue, BUT because of the inappropriate worlds located in the Community Center.

World’s that are very sexual in nature to start with. Which include Torture Porn worlds ala Fifty Shades of Grey. Even one world presented and talking about rape. Really?! This is a KIDS game smh. Going through the community center sorted on Top Ranked, we get worlds as following that are inappropriate and should be removed immediately and reported

  • Love World 1
  • Love Story Part 3
  • Young Love 2
  • PureLoveQuest1
  • Tattered Love Quest
  • Cupids Love 3
  • Love Story
  • True Love Quest 3
  • Tattered Love Quest 3
  • Love and Cry
  • Dating Sims

(Sad to say their really is a FiftyShadesofGrey world in the community center… with nearly 10 thousand downloads and 4.5/5 stars)

Not only are their worlds that are highly sexual in nature, but worlds that sometimes are only spammed for attention and useless. World’s that always have rate 5 stars and the latter that link to YouTube videos for other content that has nothing to do with the subject matter. Like real working teleporting device, working refrigerators etc. People their are no working refrigerators or need for one in Survivalcraft and sorry but teleporting isnt in this game. Regarding the spam of 5 stars, sometimes if the world is good, it surely deserves 5 stars, but for worlds with sexual suggestions and worlds with useless things that provide no fun or integrity to the community center system, they do not deserve 5 stars.

Might as well bring in RPG worlds that also constantly pollute the community center. While I’m all in for multiplayer worlds and RPG’s, in regards to their being no search bar in the community center, they pollute the community center and disallow the findings of other worlds. And of course some of these worlds being not appropriate and containing sexual themes in a kids game might as well repeat what this game is.

(Please report worlds like posted as above.)

*Note: This is an example of worlds that have polluted the community center and should not be advisable to download, only to report the content which sadly only works when downloading a world which contributes to their downloads and star ratings.

ETC! and the list goes on and on with sick worlds like the one above. Being a fan of building blocks worlds, this problem apply to other popular building block games like Block Earth, Eden World Builder etc. Is it surprising, no. Once a game get’s more popular like Survivalcraft is, this usually tends to happen which unfortunately brings the spammers of inappropriate content.

As I commented in the post of “iOS Rejected”. Only members of the official Survivalcraft forum should only be allowed to post or publish a world, texture pack, skins etc. Allowing this no anonymous users will be allowed to publish, which while unfortunate, will disallow the anonymous publication of inappropriate worlds and content. 

A log in to your Forum account will be presented and available when one wants to upload any content. This will allow not only seeing who publishes what world, but disallow the spamming of the community center. Furthermore if anyone even tries to create an account to publish filth, the user would be automatically banned. This would also allow moderators to be present in moderating the worlds and community center for anything suspicious. Moderators, of course, being members of the forum.

 Something Kaalus should immediately implement is the availability of reporting a world WITHOUT downloading it, which will decrease the worlds downloaded ranking. 

Helping this cause even more, a search bar should also be implemented allowing users to search for what they want to find since in it’s current form, the community center can not be searched for and one must literally continue and continue through filth and treachery to find any good worlds in the community center. Categories/genre’s can also be added allowing it to be more tidy and organized. Like having the following options as examples of categories that could be present:

  • Castles/Palaces
  • Kingdoms/Countries/Cities
  • Houses/Mansions
  • Adventure Worlds
  • RPG worlds

Etc.

Unfortunately, currently none of this is available so right now what any humble person can do is report report and REPORT these worlds. Just because Apple declined it, does not mean that other platforms wont do the same. Not only was this a travesty for the majority, as the saying goes. The few ruin it for the majority, but it was also a wake up call.

As Kaalus has suggested. I am all in for the disablement of the Community Center in it’s current presence not only in iOS (but as of right now, in order to pass Apple’s reviewing process then yes, only iOS should have the community center removed) but in all platforms until this issue could be mostly solved. I love the Community center, a place to find excellent worlds. But not in it’s current state. We will still have access to Dropbox links thankfully.

Another option is only disabling the option of uploading worlds and still allowing the option to upload skins and texture packs, although I’ve seen some not appropriate skins reagrding nudity, not that that is bad, but guess what, not in a kid’s game* From fellow WordPress member Chris Drake (Drake 512). A much better option than disabling the entire community center content which will also disable texture packs and skins.

CerraliaEmpire Update

Winter break has come a bit early for me this year which leaves me plenty of time to work on my Empire build. Currently I’m building quickly with hopefully a 1.00 release by Christmas. I’m currently in the process of MAYBE releasing a successor beta build in the community to my current one which as of now has gotten 51 downloads and has a 5 star rating. Progress shown below of the current situation of the construction of the Cerralia Palace from different visibility points.

IMG_0062.JPG

IMG_0064.JPG

IMG_0063.JPG

IMG_0061.JPG
I will update this post if I do release an updated beta in the community center. Kudos, KyleVPirate (:

Upcoming World

I’m currently building a creation in Survialcraft and it’s something to behold. I’m taking inspiration by so many creations ranging from epic castle to the epic Elswyr with my own twist. It’s going to be a fantasy adventure with a grand palace and huge city. So far I’ve gotten the Skeleton of the palace and have created a windmill as well as a rather large river where the majority of the city will center around. Currently a preview is in the community center in adventure mode, link will be placed below :). It doesn’t have the small build palace , windmill or river but the gardens are a sight to behold!

IMG_0058.JPG

IMG_0059.JPG

IMG_0060.JPG
Link to the preview. Like 🙂
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/hlfsfiuywqz1t25/PalaceAdPrevie.scworld?dl=0?dl=1

Update: I have given this world the name of CerraliaEmpire courtesy of random kingdom generator.