This might sound like a silly question(s) but I'm gonna ask, so forgive me if I missed the answer as I scan the thread with bleary eyes in the early hours.
1. Are ALL these roads going to follow the terrain? Are there not allowed to be nice (decorative) bridges and tunnels e.t.c..?
2. The rail system will run at 50y I think I saw? Does this put them mostly underground? (noob question) While keeping the landscape pretty, it also kind of stops you from being able to ride the rails and see said pretty landscape in comfort, perhaps while sipping tea and eating scones..
Forgive me I IZ noob, just wanting to make sure when we move ahead I don't balls up with building stuff
Sorry i have been a little lazy on adding more to the topic and plans, will get on that tommorrow since i am not traveling for the holiday and have the time then. So before Bukkit releases its build hopefully which will be soon, maybe we can all have a complete understanding of the plan.
Q1. Yes the intention is to have the roads start at a set coordinate and connect to a set coordinate, but built to follow the terrain, it would be ideal to have them gradually increase and decrease in elevation, and perhaps even allow a tunnel here or there when the terrain is mountainous.
Q2. The rail system will primarily be at an elevation of Y75 above ground, only diving down to Y50 to connect to underground stations. To literally dig that many tunnels would take years and personally although i am dedicated to making the rail network complete before starting on my own projects, i am not that dedicated to spend years digging tunnels.
I suggest all bridges, tunnels, ect. to be decorative regardless if they are Roads or Rails. For anyone who wants to look at a working rail station there is a download below, the functionality should be the same but i am open to design suggestions as well. At least let me post the next phase of map planning before asking any questions since that may answer some more questions.
There are also the screenshots of the station locations, so anyone who wants to start designing a station can have an idea what the terrain looks like.
The world is a 1.7.2 version ---> Rail Station Proposal Download->Unzip->Open->Move Rail Proposal into saves