I decided a few days ago to try doing some renders of the server!
For those who do not know, renders are done outside of the game, using the world's data. You can get much more interesting visual effects from them than through simple screenshots. Light sources show much better, impossible angles become possible and you can see much more further out! To start, I decided to render Central. Click the link below to see the whole image, in full HD resolution!
I'll link these instead of including them on the page due to their sheer size.
This picture took about 19 hours to render of my PC, with the CPU locked at 100% for the entire duration! In this image, you can see things like the Creeper's Lab beaker's green glow on top of the Community Center, water reflections and glowing lights. The increased view distance allows Lost Island to appear near the top left, while Forks's emblem is visible at the right between the mountains!
I'm planning to do new ones over time, highlighting places on the server that could benefit from it. This includes busy areas, larger ones that wouldn't fit in a single shot, wild scenery, and so on.
Next on my list: Wind's Taj, in Windgrabah!
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