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    Summary for the 57th Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 11/16/2019:
    *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
    Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
    Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


    Around one hour and a half before the meeting started, I posted a message in the YC discord linking to a Google Doc about Eientei I made 2 days ago. It's a basic lore run down and it has a bunch of canon and irl references in it. So if you're interested in working on Eientei I would like you to read through that. You can also find that by clicking this link that leads to the YC Genso Drive. If you have any questions then slide into my PMs

    When the meeting started I quickly went over said document above. After that was done we went to a model that had the design of Eientei. It had many different designs, and we voted on which designs we liked the most. Things we voted on were things like what kind of designs we would be doing for exterior, what blocks should be used for the ceiling, the several sliding door designs, what block we should use for the floor. After I got some votes on that we decided to get building on Eientei. But we forgot one more thing.

    I was reminded on a Eientei Hallways Cyros made. The hallway is infinite and there are many doors, however one door will take you to the real moon (more specifically a tp to the Lunar Capital) and one door will take you to the fake moon.

    After that we went back to the Eientei build site and we actually started building. we have the basic frames up. With a bunch of canon and IRL references and a basic design to stick to, it should make building this very easy. However I need to think more on how I will elevate certain parts of the building since the terrain Eientei will be on has an incline. With that said the building meeting naturally came to a close.



    List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
    • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
    • Bits of the Forest of Magic
    • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
    • The Human Village
    • The SDM
    • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
    • Aki Farm
    • Youkai Mountain
    • The Toad Pond
    • ShikiEiki's Court
    • Eientei
    • Ancient City
    • Genbu Ravine
    • Canal of Willows
    • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


    A date for the trailer hasn't been decided on yet but you can expect it coming sometime before 2020. (lul)

    Next building meeting is on December 7th, 2019 4PM EST.

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      Summary for the 58th Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 12/7/2019:
      *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
      Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
      Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


      This was a special building meeting. \o/
      Even though Discord went to shit, we still had a building meeting. We started off by turning Gensokyo into Gensnowkyo, which involved the server dying over and over again because it's still weaker than what it was before the 1.14 update.

      Phantom volunteered to make the Christmas Tree and did a good job doing so. The Christmas Tree just has basic decoration because the temp builders and anyone else (who has the power to edit Gensokyo) interested in working on it.

      Everyone else worked on decorating the Hakurei Shrine and other places in Gensokyo.
      Overall it was a simple and clean (ha) building meeting.


      List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
      • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
      • Bits of the Forest of Magic
      • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
      • The Human Village
      • The SDM
      • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
      • Aki Farm
      • Youkai Mountain
      • The Toad Pond
      • ShikiEiki's Court
      • Eientei
      • Ancient City
      • Genbu Ravine
      • Canal of Willows
      • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


      A date for the trailer hasn't been decided on yet but you can expect it coming e v e n t u a l l y. (lul)

      Next building meeting is on December 21st, 2019 4PM EST.

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        Summary for the 59th Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 12/21/2019:
        *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
        Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
        Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


        This meeting was more of an actual Building Building meeting.

        Since this is the last building meeting of the year (and the last of the 2010s). I wanted to finish off strong. Even though it was just me and a couple of other temp builders we zipped around various builds to do some work on them and finish strong.

        We started off in the sdm gardens not quite sure what to do, so we zipped around creative by ourselves for a bit working on this and that. We all worked on the last couple of empty rooms in Shiki Eiki's court. However we did split up. I worked on Eientei a bit more, Birb mainly worked on Shiki Eiki's Court, Purp worked on Lunar Capital apartment buildings. Nick made a visit and ported the now completed court into neogensokyo. I then helped fix the lighting of that place.

        Now I know a bunch of you are like "kok trailer when?" and I admit the trailer is totally late. I wanted to have a good chunk of buildings in the list below finished at least in the fall of 2019. Buuuuut as always (the curse strikes again) things happen and people get busy. I apologize to those who were looking forward to it this year and for constantly pushing it back. But you have 375 days until 2021 so I'm very sure it'll come out next year (not sure if I can say the same for the rest of Gensokyo tho lul). I'll drop a couple of builds off the list like Genbu Ravine and Eientei if progress on those builds is still slow by late January 2020.

        With that being said thank you to all the current and previous temp builders who helped with Gensokyo this year. No, anyone who helped with Gensokyo this year. We got things like the SDM and Shiki's Court completed this year. Lunar Capital finally has a proper vision now. A new map is still on the way but everyone has put a lot of work planning it and believe me it's going to look great! Let's do as much as we can in the New Year. Have a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.


        There's not much else for me to say now.... l8r sk8rs. \o/


        List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
        • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
        • Bits of the Forest of Magic
        • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
        • The Human Village
        • The SDM
        • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
        • Aki Farm
        • Youkai Mountain
        • The Toad Pond
        • ShikiEiki's Court
        • Eientei
        • Ancient City
        • Genbu Ravine
        • Canal of Willows
        • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


        A date for the trailer hasn't been decided on yet but you can expect it coming e v e n t u a l l y. (lul)

        Next building meeting is on January 4th, 2020 4PM EST.

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          Summary for the 60th Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 1/4/2020:
          *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
          Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
          Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


          This building meeting had less building and more talking.
          For the first building meeting of the year we started off as we always have. We chill out and listen to Lofi-Hiphop beats (to relax and build to) and wait for people to arrive until we start at 4:20pm EST.

          However...before I state the new announcement on a better way to make progress on Gensokyo. Let's just start off with things that were built during the days between this meeting and the last meeting.

          Where we last left off, Shiki's court got ported into NeoGensokyo to prepare it for the trailer. And Nuclear Birb, Purp and I (and some other cool people) started doing tons of work for Eientei. Which I suspect will be done in the next 2 weeks at most. I also realized that Genbu Ravine is quite a big piece of terrain that will ultimately be left to dust due to us getting a New Gensokyo3 map (s o o n). Since Higan is being worked on it would be easy to reuse the Higan cherry trees for the Spring Path. That way we have another natural landmark to replace Genbu Ravine. It isn't as grand....but it something! \o/

          ***




          Moving on the announcement that made this building meeting important.

          So over the past 2 years I've noticed something about (almost) everyone who has contributed to Gensokyo. For the most part it seems that everyone knows how to furnish interiors of buildings well. But there's not as many people who can easily work on exteriors. While there's nothing really wrong with that, it does slow down progress on Gensokyo due to everyone just waiting for the next building to furnish.

          So far the way we've been building is that a couple of people work on the exterior/floorplan, which takes a bit of time considering a lot more thought is put into things like that. We finish most of the building itself off, and then everyone else come in and start furnishing it, and we usually don't move on the the next build until that gets mostly completed.

          One thing I tried out last year was just having an open building that anyone could furnish (The Apartments in Lunar Capital), and that got furnished in 3/4 months with only 4 people consistently working on it. There are 72 apartments for those buildings, even though they're not huge but not small either. So imagine if we had around 10 people furnishing those buildings, imagine how much less time that would take compared to 4 people completing it in 3/4 months.

          Similar to that Shiki's court exterior was mostly finished in 1 month and the interior got started in October and most of it was finished in November. The only thing left in December was around 3 rooms which were furnished in just 1 building meeting.

          Hopefully I haven't lost you yet....let me just get to the point already:

          Furnishing the interior of buildings have always been quicker/easier than planning the design/color palette/floorplan and then putting all of that together to make the building.
          So one way to combat the slow progress of Gensokyo is to make the building of every location and then move on to the next location and make the building.

          Of course this doesn't mean that furnishing buildings is no longer allowed you can still do that when you're feeling burnt out. I would just like to focus on making the buildings, since we can all come on and work on the interior of any build we like on our own time. After we finish things for the trailer we can start building with this method.

          Still confused? Basically every new (larger) Gensokyo building is empty like a brand new house, you know which room is which (via a sign on every room), and you can furnish it when you like.

          With that being brought up to everyone in today's meeting. Most people agreed with going with this new method, however several people brought up that we would really need to know the status of the interior of every building we leave open to furnish.

          To keep track of the status of every building so contributors know what was finished and what can be worked on. We'll be making a spreadsheet (starting with Eientei and going forward) that you can check for every large building.

          Hopefully that was easy to understand. Here's the link to Eientei's interior spreadsheet, and here's a link to the YC Gensokyo 3 drive.
          Again we'll start building with that method after the trailer has been done.
          ***




          Moving on from that announcement, to start the new year off right we went into the Gensokyo Spreadsheet and did a huge update on it. I had several questions about some locations, but the people that worked on them, were not in this meeting so they'll be getting a DM in discord soon! Another thing is that around the time the spreadsheet was updated we didn't know much about TH17 so I'll have to update the spreadsheet with everything from there.

          Honestly the spreadsheet updating was the longest part of this building meeting (it took around 3 hours) so after we finished that we ended the meeting soon after.


          List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
          • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
          • Bits of the Forest of Magic
          • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
          • The Human Village
          • The SDM
          • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
          • Aki Farm
          • Youkai Mountain
          • The Toad Pond
          • ShikiEiki's Court
          • Eientei
          • Ancient City
          • Spring Path?
          • Canal of Willows
          • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


          A date for the trailer hasn't been decided on yet but you can expect it coming late January/early February. Depends on how long the filming/editing takes.

          Next building meeting is on January 18th, 2020 4PM EST.
          Last edited by KokoButtz; 01-18-2020, 09:18 PM.

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            Summary for the 61st Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 1/18/2020:
            *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
            Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
            Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


            This building meeting was hosted by Redleaf since I wasn't able to be here. Make sure you headtpat your local Redleaf! \o/

            The group first started off by reviewing Nick's hydroponic farm in the back garden of the SDM. It was then decided it would be replaced by a rocket silo. For the rocket that appears in Silent Sinner to get Reimu and the squad to the moon. Time was taken to build that, but it's in now.

            What is grass? We may never know.

            Wriggle started work on the Spring Path that I planned out yesterday. Redleaf also started on terraforming the area around the sdm a bit to have a nice silhouette of trees around the SDM, and to separate the SDM and the Spring Path a bit more. Unfortunately no trees were placed bc everyone...died. F

            Other than that it was your standard short lived building meeting.

            List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
            • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
            • Bits of the Forest of Magic
            • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
            • The Human Village
            • The SDM
            • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
            • Aki Farm
            • Youkai Mountain
            • The Toad Pond
            • ShikiEiki's Court
            • Eientei
            • Ancient City
            • Spring Path
            • Canal of Willows
            • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


            A date for the trailer hasn't been decided on yet but you can expect it coming late January/early February. Depends on how long the filming/editing takes.

            Next building meeting is on February 1st, 2020 4PM EST.

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              Summary for the 62th Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 02/01/2020:
              *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
              Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
              Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


              As requested by birb or purp or someone in who attended this building meeting. Here is a basic summary of the building meeting made with ms paint:


              Jokes aside In this building meeting we worked on the Spring Path and the Area outside of the SDM. Since everyone died last building meeting and didn't add any trees to the area that needed to be filmed for the trailer. We continued where we left off.

              I started off by adding different colored wool to signify how exactly the transition from regular trees to Cherry Blossom would be. The Colors of the wool were: Green, Lime Green, Yellow, and Pink.

              The Green wool areas on the path just meant normal trees and small amounts of flowers will be in that general area.

              The Lime Green wool areas on the path meant that normal trees with "flowers" (pink wool) in them and an increase in flowers would be in that general area.

              The Yellow wool areas on the path signifies that there is a mix of the normal trees with flowers and Cherry Blossoms in the general area, with another increase in the amount of flowers there are.

              The Pink wool areas on the path signifies that there is nothing but Cherry Blossoms Trees and a highest amount of flowers in the area.

              Birb, Purp, and Wriggle worked on the path with the help of the schematic trees made by Conquered_ (Trees&Stones) even though we did edit the trees, almost all of them were not made by us.

              -

              As for the SDM area, TR, Redleaf, and I terraformed the area around the SDM just a tiny bit more. And Redleaf and I put down some more coniferous-ish trees. Similar to the Spring Path we edited some of the Conquered_ (Trees&Stones) pack trees to make our job easier.


              For the most part this building meeting was quite fun and we got started on something that was really holding the trailer back. In the coming days we'll continue placing down more trees, working on more builds, porting things in and hopefully, start filming for the trailer! \o/

              List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
              • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
              • Bits of the Forest of Magic
              • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
              • The Human Village
              • The SDM
              • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
              • Aki Farm
              • Youkai Mountain
              • The Toad Pond
              • ShikiEiki's Court
              • Eientei
              • Ancient City
              • Spring Path
              • Canal of Willows
              • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


              A date for the trailer hasn't been decided on yet but you can expect it coming early-late February. Depends on how long the filming/editing takes.

              Next building meeting is on February 15th, 2020 4PM EST.
              Last edited by KokoButtz; 02-02-2020, 02:29 AM.

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                Summary for the 63rd Gensokyo v3 Building Meeting 02/01/2020:
                *ctrl+c* *ctrl+v*
                Communication is key, during the breaks we have between these meetings talk to others about projects, work on things etc. etc.
                Pro-tip for terraforming so you're not suffering. Just terraform the area around the place you're porting in. Saves more time, saves more lives.


                During the days between the last building meeting and this one, several locations were being prepped/completed in NeoGensokyo for the trailer.

                The forest floor of the SDM area in Neogensokyo has been decorated by TR, Yuki, and Birb. The orb things that appear in stage 3 of EoSD were made and put in by Nick.
                Purp and I started texturizing the roof of the SDM in creative flats, and Yuki came in later and helped as well.

                I pasted in The Giant Toad's Pond in it's designated location, and I'm now in the process of fixing the trees around it.
                The Spring Path was finished with the help of Nick, Birb, Purp, and Wriggle (Wriggle also made a house for Lily White). I'm sure there were others as well but I can't remember. F

                Higan is slowly being finished up, after a discussion of flowers. Nick and I toned down the amount of flowers Karu and Birb made. We along with Yuki also added cherry trees and Cyros added the design of "petals" under every cherry tree.

                Izayoi has also taken up the task of working on the exterior decorations for Eientei since I'm too busy working on things in Neogensokyo.

                Now moving on to Today's building meeting! \o/
                We got started on "big chungus" aka the Human Village again from where we last left off a long time ago.
                Even though it was abandoned the area outside the walls were planned. So like most locations in Neogensokyo, we added a bunch of trees around the area.
                We did that for a couple of hours until we inevitably got side tracked, and the building meeting came to an end.


                List of builds confirmed for the trailer:
                • Hakurei Shrine (of course)
                • Bits of the Forest of Magic
                • Marisa/Alice/Kourindou (any of the 3)
                • The Human Village
                • The SDM
                • Voile's Hisoutensoku Fighting Stage
                • Aki Farm
                • Youkai Mountain
                • The Toad Pond
                • ShikiEiki's Court
                • Eientei
                • Ancient City
                • Spring Path
                • Canal of Willows
                • The Floor of Chireiden (lol)


                I know the trailer keeps getting pushed back a week, but it's all coming together. T r u s t me. It's looking like filming will be coming in 2-3 weeks. Late Feb-Early March.

                Next building meeting is on March 7th, 2020 4PM EST.

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