| The questions have been asked
many times. "'Can you explain the footprint of a large
tower" or "'what is the deal with the wings"
or perhaps you are thinking of buying a few houses near you
and upgrading to a large tower. Well, you're not the first.
This is to help you decide if you want to take the risk of
upgrading. On this page we'll use a large tower as an example.
Let's first setup a tower's footprint by placing colored
clothing around where the foundation should be, along with
a few other tricks.
|First I arrive and place the pieces of cloth all around
the foundation of the house. (I call these Markers)
I had to work a bit on the wings, the South side is
easy until I try to figure out when to stop! How?
First I got up next to the wall on the East Side Corner
Figure 6.2 Notice how you can see inside of the
tower, and that there is no support beam above me? Next
I take 2 steps forward Figure 6.3 Now you can
see the support beam of the wing! The support beam acts
like the foundation does, It is picky about what can
be under it. Next, I lay down a few Blue pieces of clothing
to mark the area under the wing. But the question is
how do I know where to stop? How do I know where the
edge of the wing is? It's easy; I take one step forward..
Now I see the wing in its wholeness, my theory is this
'While I am under the foundation I will only see parts
of the foundation. Once I'm out from under it I see
all of the wing.' Using this theory I place my white
pieces of cloth on the tiles going South to North, in
other words, the tiles I'm standing on in the Figures
6.2 thru 6.4
| Figure 6.4
| Figure 6.2
|| Figure 6.3
In Figure 6.5 I place blue markers under the west
wing also. Now we take our markers to the Rook and Mark
To the right on Figure 6.6 I have placed Yellow Markers
for what I note has the floor of the east wing. I also placed
Red markers on the outer foundation. When the tower is taken
down, the theory is the yellow will fall on top of the inner
Blue markers on the ground, the red should fall on the outer
blue markers on the ground because those outer blue markers
represent the outer foundation of the wing. Well when the
tower was deeded the Yellow markers fell right where I thought
they would, the Red markers however stayed where they where,
due to being on the foundation and not on the floor.
The next step is re-deeding the house.. Even on the Test
Rewards 1 Shard, the shard that has time warped every night,
I felt nervous deeding the place... BUT I did!.
After deeding I had sort of a panic attack. Someone
out of the blue showed up, and I wanted to deed the tower
to see the stuff moved out of the way, so I was quick in
taking pictures, and then I placed the house in the same
spot. Kinda easy when the outline is already there.
Notice the Red Markers? They all got put under the sign,
since they were 'floating' in the air, and did not fall
to the ground.
| Figure 6.8
| Figure 6.9
| Figure 6.10
This testing, laying of clothing and deeding, has
created a footprint for us to use when placing a house.
Although there are still some question has to what plants
can be under the wings and on the white marker area, it
is still useful just to know if you have the space or not.
I took a picture of the ground after the house was deeded.
I show this to you know, but with a lot of lines that represent
the conclusions I came to.
Don't test deeding your house while the server is saving.
Wait until it has stopped saving and then try.
Unlike its smaller version, a small
tower, the large tower is not a "perfect" square or
rectangle. It is composed of rectangles. 3 to simplify.
Going from South to North we have
1. The stairs leading to the front door
2. The largest rectangle after the stairs that includes
the wings foundation, known to me has the front half.
3. The back part.
We can simply say that including the stairs and
'free for walking' tiles around foundation, a towers
26 West to East by 18 North to South (26x18)
But we do not live in the land of ample space.
So let's take a closer look at the footprint.
The Black line is the outer foundation for a large
tower, this is including the wings.
The Bright Green line
is front side of the tower, the Blue
is the back side.
You should consider the footprint to be the following
: 26x9 + 18x7
The front side rectangle is 26x9 and the back side
I've numbered it all for ya..
Heck you can even make your own outline in minutes.
Just reference my picture for the inner corners
and your set!
Black Line = Foundation
Black line surrounded by Blue
= Inner Foundation
Clothing Squares Required the area be walk over able.
(free walking area)
Clothing Squares with 2
Red Bars = Inner Required free walking
Clothing Squares with Black Dots = Grey area with
= Front side of tower
= Back Side of tower.
Yellow and Blue
Clothing Squares = Defined Later.
A few rules to recap..
The foundation cannot have any house blocking
terrain, this includes uneven terrain, some plants, most
rocks, and the bumpy area of a fallen log.
The tiles directly outside of the foundation
(the white markers) require that a person be able to walk
through anything that might be on the square.
Other houses need to be clear of your tower
by 5 tiles on the North and South facing walls, this rule
applies to the wings also. If a house is on the same
tile lines as your stairs are, (the middle 2 tiles on the
stairs that are right in front of the doors) your tower
will need to be 6 tiles away from the house, not 5.
Some ground objects that normally block house placement
have been know to be under the clothing squares marked with
black dots, such as small rocks and bushes.