Not exactly an update on what i've been doing latety, but more a quick FAQ on th world in general.
Why was the next world download delayed?
About a month ago I had a major PC crash and lost pretty much everything. Although I was regularly backing up - it was onto a different drive, just not an external source/One Drive. Suffice to say the last 6 months work I had done on this world was lost and had to be re-done. It was a painful learning lesson, but at least I am backing up eternally now as well.
When is the next world download coming?
The next one was due June 2020, with the crash this was delayed and I have said to myself end of July/End of August at most. The biggest hold up is obviously the hotel at the Chunk Plaza development. All other jobs are now done aside for some finishing of on the sheep/horse/donkey barn roofs, relaying the new floor and tunnel improvements for the underwater minecart tunnel and experimenting with custom skinny trees again (Fences and leave blocks).
One way or another by the end of August a new world download will be released.
WIll you ever update past 1.14.2 and if not, why?
The only reason why i don't is because it doesn't hold much for me - at the moment. Don't get me wrong i love the new nether improvements, but with this world I feel it's not worth it and worth exploring in a newer world. I have no interest in bees or honey blocks and I would only feel like moving on IF we had certain things like slabs and stairs for conrete and basic terracotta blocks - which I still can't believe are not in the game.
However, I did do a test with a world copy for 1.16 where I reset the Nether so it's possible although to get to the newer chunks would require building across the nether sky again. If I was going to upgrade, I feel like I would want to completetly reset the nether just for the challenge. (I actually would spawn in one of those basalt deltas or whatever they're called.)
What do you want/hope to achieve in this world/see it heading?
From 2015 my build style had evolved so much I spent the next five years renovating and improving the general look of things - call it a revitalization era. From 2020 my newer renovations/improvements have really stared to evolve with much better roofs and mixing materials into existing areas or re-vitalized areas. So thye mixing is where the building is going, however the world itself...
I am getting very much into world building, telling a little story. This world has so much history I'm interested in why one certain area connects to another next to; or nearby it. Recently I took down a half-mountain by the church by the fencing as it's bothered me for 5 years, but in doing so; I kept a little slope with a new natural pathway and planted some giant spruce trees. I created a little back exit to the cemetary thatleads on to MOunt DOOOooom.
At the same time I want to continue to have new builds, expand but I don't want to industrialize the world with giant motorways/roads and skyscrapers etc. Then it just becomes yet another "Minecraft city" and I don't want that. The it would become less unique. I want to keep it rural, but continue to expand somehow and this is somehthing I want to keep thinking about going forward.
If you have read up until this point, thank-you, and thank-you for those that do want another world download for being patient. Any further questions - just ask away! I shall do my best to answer.