This this series has tended to focus on the monumental architecture of our readers, and of Sigil (to the uninitiated, Sigil is a queer-friendly server that we've featured here for some time), which makes sense as monumental architecture is pretty much Minecraft's thing. That being said, there's much more to do in this vast Lego land than that, just as there's a lot more to do with stone than build a colonnade.
If you're at all like me, one of your favourite parts of sandbox games is finding the little hidden gems - the flourishes the developers leave behind. They may not advance the main thrust of the game, but they flesh the world out - little places in your adventure where you can just muck about, or features that are just there to be pretty, or to say something about the denizens of the game world. So, if you're at all like me, you'd love wandering around Sigil and finding the monuments, the random bits of artwork that its citizens have left behind. From a giant pink sheep and an even bigger atom, to 8-bit heroes and more, the people who populate the server I love have left me with no shortage of images to show you. Follow along, after the jump!
On a hill in the oldest part of Sigil, near the warp point, across from Sky Town, right next to Zetta's house, stands one of the most recognizable images in video game history. Made of dyed wool and dirt, 8-bit Mario surveys the world that harkens back to the one he first ran through - blocks of dirt and stone, with squids, an underworld, castles and even secrets in the clouds.
Not far away, near festerer's castle and pyramid is another unforgettable video game hero. Once a day he proudly holds up the rising sun, as if he'd just found it in a locked chest.
And somewhere between the two, at the top of a mammoth tree house, we find...ummmm...relief?
Farther afield, we find a giant snowflake and a pink
sphinx sheep. I can't even imagine how long it must have taken to harvest enough pink wool to make that thing. Meanwhile, the snowflake is one of the most treacherous - and picturesque - warp points in all of Sigil.
Speaking of gay, the rainbow flag flies over both Creepertown and Retro Hotel. Located not far from the spawn point, Retro Hotel is a dorm for new players who don't have a place to sleep yet, so it's doubly nice to have one welcoming the newbies there.
There's a lot more than just this. There are hidden treasures all over Sigil, but these are some highlights. And speaking of highlights, there are a couple more pictures of the big atom from the top of the article. Until next week...