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Dem City Roads

BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats !SoCal Icrontian
edited Feb 2012 in Minecraft
I noticed that people started naming the roads on the server. This is great, no problems with that. I just want to define a few guidelines when doing so.

First off the 4 roads that extend from the center of spawn are reserved for community naming. I noticed the main center road through town had been named and already spoke with the member who placed that and sounds like we are ok giving a different road that name.

Roads running perpendicular to spawn will be Lanes, Cross streets (parallel to spawn) will be Avenues. There are 4 Lanes between industrial plots that will be named separately.

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Avenues
A Mortin Ave
A-B Demacia Ave (sp?)
B-C Memorial Ave
C-D Yordle Ave
D-E Equestria Avenue
E-F Acacia Avenue
F-G
G-H
H

Lanes
1 Snuffie Lane
1-2
2-3 (Reserved for MW naming)
3-4
4-5
5-6 Icrontic Lane
6-7 Digital Lane
7-8 Whiskey Lane
8-9 Beierman Ave
9-10
10
I1-3
I3-5
I6-8 Hell's Highway (Officially Hell's Lane)
I8-10

Members have spent time 'normalizing' the look of the roads with sandstone and cobble. Everyone is free to work with their neighbors to customize the roads around their plots.

Standard sign post for street names have been placed. Currently builders have been using fence posts with signs on corners. This is fine but we are still open to suggestions. I think that every intersection needs some sort of sign post with the intersecting road names.

So throw them out here. If you already have them named, let me know so I can update the OP. Any deputes please PM me and we'll work it out. Priority naming will go to members who's plots are on that road.

-Digi
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Comments

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    I realize we still need some optimization in the industrial sector, but are we supposed to standardize the road materials? Half appears to be sandstone and the other half appears to be stone.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    Work was done so the roads looked like roads. The final design of each road is to be decided by the plot owners on that road. We should come up with a standardized intersection though.

    -Digi
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    Is the road that goes directly East out of spawn supposed to terminate in a treefarm like that, or is that a temporary tree farm?

    In other words: Should we go around or through in our attempt to make the road going east?
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    Go through it. 5 wide road, 5x5 clear above it. That may stay as a tree farm but it will have to be edited a bit.

    -Digi
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Mountains Icrontian
    I'm relatively convinced after lurking the latest MC threads that Bobby has a career in city planning and civil engineering. :thumbsup:
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    I move that A be renamed Morton Ave and 1 be renamed Snuffie Ln
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    Need a street name for H, any ideas fellow H-laners?

    I've got two and both are terrible, I'm not good at naming things.

    Arkham road
    ADVENTURE LANE (or avenue I suppose)
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Right behind you Icrontian
    Why not Zoidberg?

    Chuck Testa?
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Member
    I ripped through the Tree Farm back wall, I made the 5 wide, but only 3 high through the farm. I made the road extend about 200 blocks or so out the back.
  • BasilBasil Nubcaek IREEELAND Icrontian
    I already named D-E 'Acacia Avenue' which seems to fit with the lane/avenue thing you have goin'.


    And obligatory:
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    I would also like to see a Snuffie Rd,Ln,Whatever. Also Yordle Avenue must be done because dem fucking Yordles.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    This video contains content from SME and UMG. It is not available in your country.
    Cool song bro.

  • PacifistoPacifisto Turnip Extraordinaire Michigan Icrontian
    Come on, Turnip Turnpike!
  • SpencerForHireSpencerForHire Clawson, MI
    I'm not sure which it is but I previously named one Demacia St. guess it would be Demacia Ave?
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    I believe that is the A-B street if I understand it correctly (The road between the A plots and the B plots).
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    East road goes out to the Mitey Worriers Resort now. Please don't take it any further. We're not sure yet how we want it to cross the territory.
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    I'd like to at least have input into the naming of the street that is north of my house (the one that runs between my residential plot and those of CB and Zanthian, and intersects Acacia.
  • _k__k_ P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    Your mom. You know why.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    I finished putting up most of the street signs in the right places last night and will work on getting 4 signs at each intersection tonight. I will need any glowstone and signs people are willing to donate, just throw it in a chest at my house. Most of the streets still need names though. Once street names are agreed on and if you want to help set signs just go down the road, remove the placeholder sign, and put up the name like this.

    <----

    Whiskey
    Lane
    ---->


  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    Look at the OP Canti, I updated it about an hour ago (probably as you were putting this post together)

    Also: 4 signs?

    -Digi
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    I've looked at the OP, I don't understand the A-B, 1, 1-2 numbering system. The idea for 4 signs on each sign post is so you can see what the road names are no matter which direction you come at the intersection without needing to look at it from a different angle.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    I believe his numbering system refers to the town layout... so 1-2 would be the street between row 1 and row 2. A-B would be between column A and column B
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    I have no idea where row 1,2,etc or columns are. Make a picture please.
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Look at the plot request thread. Digi has them in the first post.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    I'll do up a better image showing the roads later tonight. The major flaw with your image Canti is that in our layout none of the industrial lanes other than Icrontic Lane (center) line up with the residential lanes. This opens up for more lanes to name.

    Ardi has it on the nose. 1 being the outside lane on the south. 1-2 being the road between plot rows 1 and 2, 2-3 between plot rows 2 and 3, ect.

    Thank you for all the work you are doing on this Canti.

    -Digi
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    Found it and removed my picture. I'll get this figured out later.
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    Since we're on the topic of signs, what is it that makes some of the signs show up on the map when the option is selecte (like the Acacia/Demacia signs) but some don't (like the place holder signs without street names)?
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    I don't think there are any placeholder signs up yet.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    Yordle Avenue for C-D
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    All signs are in place now. Just need names and glowstone.
  • UPSHitmanUPSHitman The Big Nasty Indianapolis, Indiana Icrontian
    I6-8 will be Hells Highway.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    After getting lost in the Nether and running out of tools, then tunneling through a mountain by hand. I was eventually found by a helpful member and led to a portal back to normal land. The portal ended up stranding me over 6,000 blocks from town. After several (game) days, passing packs of wild dogs, crossing the frozen wilderness, sailing across an ocean, and fighting off hordes of monsters the entire way I managed to get back to town. The result of this journey is that all street signs now have a block of glowstone on top of them. This means that all street signs are complete and all they need are the names of the streets printed on them. Problem is, we have named very few streets. y u no suggest names guys?
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    I still think that A should be Mortin Ave and 1 should be Snuffie Ln
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    I still think that A should be Mortin Ave and 1 should be Snuffie Ln
    As there has been no opposed. It shall be done.

    -Digi
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    Throwing these out there, use them as you see fit.

    Beierman Ave
    Avery Ln.
    ICHQ Blvd.
    Bourbon Pkwy.
    ICOK Ln.
    EPIC ave.
    Ambrozy Hwy.
    Russell Way

    More as they come to me.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    I can't believe I hadn't thought of Beierman. I'll change the signs tonight.

    A - Mortin Avenue
    1 - Snuffie Lane
    8-9 - Beierman Ave
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    I'm just full of herp and derp.

    Mortin is the correct spelling (according to the About Icrontic page anyway)
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    Yep, Keith's handle was spelled "Mortin".
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    I suggested in-game, naming B-C after JediHobbit. IIRC, he never played, but was a big part of the IC community.
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    Let's discuss Lane 9-10 in an official manner. I'll start since nobody else is yet to bring it up.

    image

    It's one of the "unnamed" roads. For fun, a few of us named it Rarity Lane, which follows the guidelines above of Lanes and Avenues. It was mostly as a joke, but I've now heard several people voice that they would like it to stay.

    But I've heard a few others speak hesitation that it may be too many "brony" names.

    If someone has a better name for it, I have no qualms about it changing, at all. But I would like to see it change to -something-, as I happen to live on that street. "unnamed" was an eyesore, so I welcome it to be named at last.

    Lets hear some votes, people. Especially if you live on that road. If people don't mind (or even want it) to be named Rarity Lane, let's just keep it. Why not?

    My personal vote? Keep it. I like it. And I argue that just 2 pony-named roads isn't overwhelming ICTown with brony propaganda. It's just a name, not giant pixelart. But I won't be butthurt if it changes, either.

    Discuss.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    Here is the discussion. It will not be officially named Rarity Lane because I say so. The reason for this is not up for discussion. As always feel free to PM me with any concern.

    All neighbors on the said street are free to throw out options on the name and discuss.

    -Digi
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    Too many pony names....
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    It will not be officially named Rarity Lane because I say so. The reason for this is not up for discussion.
    Look, I don't know much about ponies, but what is sounds like you're saying is that Rarity is not best pony.

    FWIW, I appreciate the bronies, but as Mr-TRiot said and Bandrik alluded to, the server is already significantly brony-friendly.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    A little part of me dies inside when I say this, but I have to agree.

    The MC and Brony population in IC overlap significantly. Provided the whole place doesn't become Bronyville, I can't see a reason why one street can't be named after a pony, particularly when that street runs smack through the middle of Brony Central in ICTown.
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    Here's my idea for what to actually name the road:

    Rainbow Lane

    A few reasons:
    1. Homage to Rainbow Road in Mario Kart
    2. That was an actual bowling alley in my hometown, Rainbow Lane
    3. Homage to the pony, Rainbow Dash, who I know Ilriyas will appreciate (we both live on this unnamed street)

    It's not obviously brony-ish (it's only #3 on my list), so that shouldn't be an issue. And no, I don't want to actually colorize the road, just give it the name Rainbow Lane.

    That's my vote. Thoughts?
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    A thought about road names in general:

    The roads are wide enough that we could spell out the name of each road (in obsidian or something equally cool and durable) in the road itself, so that it can be seen on the world map. It would also be a fun community project to gather and place the bricks required.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    A little part of me dies inside when I say this, but I have to agree.

    The MC and Brony population in IC overlap significantly. Provided the whole place doesn't become Bronyville, I can't see a reason why one street can't be named after a pony, particularly when that street runs smack through the middle of Brony Central in ICTown.
    There is already a road named for the ponies, Equestria Ave. I worked with another player to rename it this because almost every player that has ever been to multiple pony streams has a plot on that road.

    It seems my attempt to prevent drama has only created more so I will say this: The street names will never become official if I have multiple players disagreeing with the name. Past that is 100% my business and 0% anyone else.
    A thought about road names in general:

    The roads are wide enough that we could spell out the name of each road (in obsidian or something equally cool and durable) in the road itself, so that it can be seen on the world map. It would also be a fun community project to gather and place the bricks required.
    I LOVE this idea. Unless someone PMs me a really good reason not to do this, we'll make this happen.
    Rainbow Lane
    If we have a Rainbow road it would be criminal not to model it after the Mario Kart track. 9-10 is up for naming Rainbow Avenue. Anyone who 'lives' on that road speak now or forever hold your peace.
    I suggested in-game, naming B-C after JediHobbit. IIRC, he never played, but was a big part of the IC community.
    I like this idea though I know there are other Icrontians that we have lost that I would like to honor also and we probably don't have enough roads. I propose Memorial Ave and on each sign (there will be 20+) we have a members forum name that we have Rad Icrontic Memories of. Thoughts?

    All other names that have gone uncontested have now been added to the OP and will be official if no one further contests.

    -Digi
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    I suggested in-game, naming B-C after JediHobbit. IIRC, he never played, but was a big part of the IC community.


    I like this idea though I know there are other Icrontians that we have lost that I would like to honor also and we probably don't have enough roads. I propose Memorial Ave and on each sign (there will be 20+) we have a members forum name that we have Rad Icrontic Memories of. Thoughts?
    I like this idea even better. He was just the most recent I remember.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    With Memorial Lane official maybe we should put A Avenue back up for suggestion and move Mortin over to B-C. Or Change A to Memorial Lane since it is the first road in town.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    Why don't we make one of the highways into Memorial Drive (or Ave or Ln or w/e), like the one going out past the treefarms. That way we've got more room to work with to pretty it up, and it's something that most MC Icrontians will traverse fairly regularly.

    Also, on a previous note, I'm down with the Rainbow Lane, though I'd prefer it be called Rainbow Road :P I actually suggested that in the Plot Request thread a while back...
    And while I'd love to have that street remain Rarity Ln, I understand that some people will just be kermudgeony ;)
    Besides, that doesn't mean it won't exist :3
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