Boundless: Now You’re Thinking With Portals

Today’s Boundless adventure, after making copper tools and a grappling hook, was running around to check out existing player builds on my planet.

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Someone’s “modest” little farm fields… I should get more ambitious when I build in Minecraft.
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Without a doubt, far more than I will ever build on my own.
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No more words, just ran around ogling at buildings instead.
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There was also an interior to this cathedral. (Which I unfortunately screnshot with UI on, it was selling high tier weapons.)

 

Sometime shortly after, I discovered a whole string of player-run portal networks linking up various points of interest, both locally and on a planetary scale.

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Obviously, the gigantic megaportal was too tempting to pass up.

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Turns out that it led to an airport-like portal megahub run by Ultima Guild, aka the Ultima Network.

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The attention to detail is mind-blowing. Notice they show you exactly what type and color of blocks are found within each planet that the portal is linked to.

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Yes, you can visit all the various regions’ planets, subject to the latency there.

The US worlds stayed at a pretty sedate 220ms, which is normal for my geographical location, and that’s a good sign. (FAR better than what GW2 has been offering these days. *coughs*)

Of course, the highest tier worlds with the most hazardous challenge also reward the most glowy and special of blocks.

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Definitely not at those levels yet, so I noped out of those.

Instead I just ran through some of the level 1 and level 2 world portals at complete random with no idea where I was going or where I was going to end up.

I wore out my screenshot key a little while thereafter.

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Thankfully, there is a free way to warp back to one’s home beacon (by returning to the Sanctum lobby and using the warp conduit there) because I was thoroughly lost by the end of it.

This place is a builder’s paradise. (Albeit with presumably insane amounts of grind to earn the colored building blocks, as opposed to, say, the ease and unlimited palette of Minecraft’s Creative Mode.)

I suppose if I end up staying around it’ll be worth mapping the portals slowly and figuring out what links where and what’s there. Who knows. Or I could just be a filthy casual and stumble around at random whenever I get the urge to see pretty things.

Either way, it’s been definitely worth the visit.

 

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