I own two deeds on Deliverance, and the second deed has been sorely neglected. When I built it, I was going for a ‘natural’ look, and I didn’t terraform any of the land. That, was a mistake. It meant that the three buildings I created as well as all of my pens were crooked, sloped oddly in various sections of the flooring, and just looked horrible. Each time I went to this deed to do some mining I was struck by how bad it all looked.
I finally made the decision to scrap the whole deed and start from scratch. I took down all three buildings, and while I liked the initial layout, it could use some work. I spent the majority of the day working on flattening the area, and dug up over 500 dirt. 500! That’s how much ‘crooked’ the old deed consisted of.
This deed is a ‘get away’ deed. That means there’s space for a very tiny farm, but I don’t actually expect to use it. Only two small pens that should be easy to cover with enchanted grass for when I’m visiting, and very low upkeep.
One of the most recent changes is that now lamps are filled by guards, and I’ve never had guards before because I didn’t really have a need for them. I do appreciate having a deed lit up at night, so paying an extra silver a month (two silver, one for each deed) so that I don’t have to re-fill them is important to me. Re-filling them every 3-5 days isn’t THAT big of a deal, but it’s a convenience factor. People pay for convenience.
I’m pleased with how the deed is re-forming itself. I have one house completed, and the other two are coming along. Then it’s just a matter of making a lot of slabs and bricks as well as fence bars. Not exactly my favorite things in the world to do, but c’est la vie.
I’ll be sure to post screen shots once it’s completed!