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brenstal
11-04-14, 12:43 AM
How do you guys organize your buildings? Do you try to put certain buildings next to each other? Do you put out most of your buildings or do you keep several in storage? I have a little Halloween section in my Kingdom right now, and all my craft buildings together. I recently redecorated mine, and I'd love for people to post what they do or possibly post pictures. I'll attach a picture of mine (sorry about the parts that are badly edited together).

During this last redecoration, I decided to bring out a lot more buildings than I usually have. Like, I had put up my Glimmerbat, but brought him out for my scary section. I also brought out the Troll Castle and Kaz's house, which I hadn't really had out since that quest line. And the windmills. If I have too much stuff out, it makes me feel kind of overloaded. So I'll probably put a lot of stuff in storage when the Thanksgiving quests come out.

PurpleScorpion76
11-04-14, 01:35 AM
I have all my royal buildings in the centre with a wall around them, the Sawmills, Workshops and Mines in one area, after all they need the resources from the mines, Troll stuff in another, Kitchens and Potion shops are near Ivy on another side of the wall and everything else in what was left. The Spooky Section isn't quite finished but need more money for expansions first. My jousting arena which is way too small for an arena was placed in a rush to join in with everyone for the anniversary tournament and will be moved when the right space opens up. I had a clear vision of the idea of what it was going to look like, I'm certainly getting there.

ghjvcucjb
11-04-14, 01:58 AM
Well, until recently when my kingdom got over run with too much stuff from the past few events, the center piece of my kingdom is a large HI to welcome visitors. On one side is my castle surrounded by watchtowers and other royalist buildings with an orchard of trees and benches out in front. Exactly opposite are the farmers and crops (that's psychological). On one side is my university section with wizard schools, libraries, thomas' house etc. Across from that is the industrial area with all working and crafting area. There's a beautiful pink enclosure for Sabina and the farthest point away from everything is Ivy. She likes her peace plus I'm afraid she might explode something. Animals move around wherever the mushrooms and misc grass is growing.

When we get more expansions I plan on redoing the majority of the kingdom and make smaller neighborhoods with more scenes to enjoy. Right now everything is very utilitarian.

ShibuyaCloth
11-04-14, 05:14 AM
I have mine organized in quarters, like a small village. The royal garden is of course somewhat crowded now. I have also very few buildings in storage, try to have 2 of each on display. Also useful when quests come.

http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/CastleStory-Morgor.jpg

Note that is the state of my forest before Valentine this year, so some changes through. But the organization is the same.

danzplace
11-04-14, 05:42 AM
I had fun reorganizing when the flowered shrubs were on sale. I now have sections surrounded by hedges. Imagine a diamond shape, with a village of houses and resources in the center. The is a royal section on the upper left, a section of tall royal building on the upper right side. There is a pink section on the front left side and a creepy section in the front right, where my HH now lives. I. The front left corner, next to the pink section is my farm and animals Interspersed throughout are animals, flowers, mushrooms and such. In the front corner I hide my excess resources like rocks. Check it out at DanzPlace since I am hopeless at screen shots.

I hope this makes sense...

Anaboe
11-04-14, 10:46 AM
I'm not that into decorating, I don't have the touch for it. So I keep my Kingdom practically: animals by animals, in the middle some ponds with some tree's, plow fields in the north-east, a row of crafting buildings, 2 rows of buildings that give goodies, and somewhere as far away as possible, coin-buildings that only have use when needed during goals.

zenobia42
11-04-14, 11:16 AM
Like Shibuya, my little city has "quarters" as I call them, too.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s586/zenobia42/CS-mylayout_zps58876c04.jpg
The bottom right is obviously the farm quarter. The far right is the Manufacturing quarter with all my crafting buildings. The part the juts out the bottom left is my Park with tons of trees and conservatories. Connected to that, in the center of my city, is the Faerie Quarter. The sun tile paths through the faerie quarter, unlike the other city-block like ones, meander about and are conducive to getting lost lol. Top right is my new Spooky Quarter which I am SO happy to have. Between the park and the farm is the Troll Quarter. And top left is the financial district - all my coin-generating buildings. I put the jousting arena next to the Troll Quarter since they enjoy a good joust too. And it is an essential part of all the designs I've had that paths connect all buildings and all parts of the city. And walls helping to define the limits of the quarters. I also have a gate into the troll quarter from the woods for Kaz slip home some day without having to parade through the rest of town. :) And I try to keep at least one of every building type out at all times. I don't collect from my market, so if a quest pops up for me to, I don't have to dig it out of storage and wait 22 hours.

I LOVE decorating my queendom - it's one of my favorite aspects of the game. And I tend to completely redecorate the entire thing about once a month. :)

Love this thread and hope to see more interesting parks and design philosophies! :D

ETA: Oops - I cut off the top of my castle! Well, I'm sure you all get the idea anyway.

55lee55
11-04-14, 04:28 PM
I love this question!

I spend much time in my Kingdom, and I rarely go more than two days without at least a minor remodel, because I like to make my Kingdom look like I would like it to be if I lived there. I like to make it comfortable and unique. I like my visitors to enjoy my maze and petting the crabapple topiary dogs by collecting hearts from their noses where I have put Glimmerdust Troves. I like my kingdom to be a reflection of me and my personality. It took time to reach the upper levels and collect many items and buildings and decor. My Kingdom didn't look like it does now even a month ago, and five momths ago it was completely different. I like to project growth as well stability, and of course I try to add the seasonal festivities as well as the main storyline items in a way that is a reflection of me. At times I have hidden objects or buildings where as little of them can be seen because I dislike the color or form of the items, but they are necessary at the time. I have played enough to have many decorating options. I am flattered if people copy parts of my Kingdom, and many of the decorating ideas I use now are based upon things I love from my neighbor's Kingdoms. What I can't do is rearange other people's Kingdoms, although I have been asked to do do on rare occasions.

My suggestion to anyone who wants to do more than just pile things in is to look around at other Kingdoms to get ideas you like, then personalize the ideas into something you find pleases you. The most difficult problem I encountered was the realization that everything wouldn't fit into my Kingdom. Now that I got past trying, and forced myself to store buildings, animals, and decorations I no longer need, I have much more room. On Thursdays I come here first to see if I will need stored buildings for new quests. That is why on some Thursdays my Kingdom appears terribly untidy ;)

I have found that the happier neighbors are with their Kingdoms, the happier they seem to see mine. It is possible to make a new Kingdom personal, and you can do much with garden plots besides plant the food of the hour. That no two Kingdoms are alike is one thing that makes this such an awesome game!

Em_storm
11-05-14, 02:22 PM
I have reorganized my kingdom several times. Sometimes for fun, sometimes for utility, often for aesthetics. I tend to group things that are related (like jousting and windmills). My workshops and library and observatory are near Old Thomas' house. Ivy's house is near the potion shop, and so is the purple cow.

I like my trees so I tend to keep a lot of them around, which can get messy at times. Then I make a bunch of wood beams and glue and chop a few down. I want it to feel like it is a wood that is being developed into a kingdom instead of a bunch of trees that are being razed for a medieval housing development.

Once, frustrated by the inconsistency of scale on some of the buildings, I tried reorganizing everything with the larger things at the front (bottom of the screen/ south) and the smaller at back (top/ north). At the moment, I have tried to put most of the character houses back in the general vicinity of where the characters were when we met them for the first time. The exception is Thurston, whose ballista would be aiming into my kingdom in my favorite rotation for his fort. Not a good idea I thought, as jumpy as Thurston gets.

And then sometimes I do things like this because, like most of us on this forum, I heartbloom Castle Story. http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag22/firefly276/IMG_4289_zps64e27e72.jpg (http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/firefly276/media/IMG_4289_zps64e27e72.jpg.html)

vednir
11-05-14, 08:54 PM
There's not enough room on the map to organize your buildings to make them "pretty" unless you're willing to give up some degree of safety (gem traps) and convenience. If you're decorating you're sacrificing some amount of practicality (grouping to allow for easier collection/management of resources), speed (store unnecessary coin buildings with long collection times: cathedrals, marketplaces, etc.), safety (do not put your alicorns next to something you always click or sooner or later you'll eat a gem trap).

Also certain combinations of buildings look good but once you see where you have to tap to collect from them you come to realize you've just built a gem trap for yourself so you're forced to reorganize things accordingly.

brenstal
11-06-14, 12:21 AM
There's not enough room on the map to organize your buildings to make them "pretty" unless you're willing to give up some degree of safety (gem traps) and convenience. If you're decorating you're sacrificing some amount of practicality (grouping to allow for easier collection/management of resources), speed (store unnecessary coin buildings with long collection times: cathedrals, marketplaces, etc.), safety (do not put your alicorns next to something you always click or sooner or later you'll eat a gem trap).

Also certain combinations of buildings look good but once you see where you have to tap to collect from them you come to realize you've just built a gem trap for yourself so you're forced to reorganize things accordingly.

I rarely have problems with gem traps. Occasionally I'll accidentally click, but generally I'm fine. I think putting down paths makes gem traps less likely, because it puts reasonable distance between buildings. Also, it's easier to find buildings in my kingdom that way for me. Everyone who's posted has organized the buildings in a practical way for themselves. I'm always reorganizing my kingdom based on what I need out at the time.

barbarix
11-06-14, 05:00 PM
Well, it is sometimes tricky to have all plots accessible.I occasionally collect from libraries by mistake because they are too close.But, I like my Royal Points and am 'only' in the 6000.. It is, as somebody else said, a matter of personality, unless you work for TeamLava this should be rec time. So go and find your balance of easy harvesting, space, displaying nice things and amassing royal points. It would be easier if space was more easy to come by, but then that is part of the game.xxx

echowuuu
12-10-14, 04:42 AM
edit :p

labsandboxers
12-10-14, 05:08 PM
I have always wanted to post my kingdom, but never found ( in the hub or other threads) how to get your entire kingdom in a shot. I can't zoom out that far. Help would be greatly appreciated.

meme1098
12-10-14, 06:20 PM
When I visit my nbrs, I have my iPad in portrait position to be able to zoom out & see more.

SpiritWind00
12-10-14, 08:11 PM
I have always wanted to post my kingdom, but never found ( in the hub or other threads) how to get your entire kingdom in a shot. I can't zoom out that far. Help would be greatly appreciated.

I think these photos are probably photoshopped together... But it would be neat to zoom right out to see it all.

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 07:27 AM
echowuuu ~ Nice layout. How did you get TWO goddess trees???

senshin
12-11-14, 07:59 AM
I'm constantly tweaking my kingdom layout too, since I hate it feeling crowded. I also have quadrants, partly based on function and ease (like all the crafting buildings are in the same area), but also color schemes as well. All the fairy related things are in one square along with Ivy, Sabrina, the theatre tent and such. Less interesting, but functional buildings get tucked behind trees or other buildings. I do have a fair amount of stuff in storage and yes, it does slow me down in quests sometimes but i like the aesthetics! Reminding me to go pull a few things out of storage before today's part 2 of the Christmas time quest.

CharmOfLea
12-15-14, 11:35 AM
Ooooh I love to do that. A good lookin castle makes me happy. Hihihihi :o Here is my new Christmas park where everybody in my place can go for a nice walk in the snow. :D
http://i60.tinypic.com/xc2emb.jpg

tattudefairyalso
02-16-15, 12:10 PM
Like Shibuya, my little city has "quarters" as I call them, too.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s586/zenobia42/CS-mylayout_zps58876c04.jpg
The bottom right is obviously the farm quarter. The far right is the Manufacturing quarter with all my crafting buildings. The part the juts out the bottom left is my Park with tons of trees and conservatories. Connected to that, in the center of my city, is the Faerie Quarter. The sun tile paths through the faerie quarter, unlike the other city-block like ones, meander about and are conducive to getting lost lol. Top right is my new Spooky Quarter which I am SO happy to have. Between the park and the farm is the Troll Quarter. And top left is the financial district - all my coin-generating buildings. I put the jousting arena next to the Troll Quarter since they enjoy a good joust too. And it is an essential part of all the designs I've had that paths connect all buildings and all parts of the city. And walls helping to define the limits of the quarters. I also have a gate into the troll quarter from the woods for Kaz slip home some day without having to parade through the rest of town. :) And I try to keep at least one of every building type out at all times. I don't collect from my market, so if a quest pops up for me to, I don't have to dig it out of storage and wait 22 hours.

I LOVE decorating my queendom - it's one of my favorite aspects of the game. And I tend to completely redecorate the entire thing about once a month. :)

Love this thread and hope to see more interesting parks and design philosophies! :D

ETA: Oops - I cut off the top of my castle! Well, I'm sure you all get the idea anyway.

I would love to look at it bigger. Want to be neighbors? Tattudefairyalso

tattudefairyalso
02-16-15, 12:12 PM
I have mine organized in quarters, like a small village. The royal garden is of course somewhat crowded now. I have also very few buildings in storage, try to have 2 of each on display. Also useful when quests come.

http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/CastleStory-Morgor.jpg

Note that is the state of my forest before Valentine this year, so some changes through. But the organization is the same.

Will you please add me? Tattudefairyalso

ShibuyaCloth
02-16-15, 12:15 PM
Will you please add me? Tattudefairyalso

Then just add me :) ID is the same as the name. Well this is my primary account, and a year old though. Remind me to make a new screen shoot one of this days..

echowuuu
02-17-15, 08:58 PM
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/yawn85/Castle%20story_zpsy526fcl1.jpeg

Post-V day rearrangement just complete :p

pipsqueak203
02-18-15, 06:55 AM
I'm trying to upload a pic of my kingdom but it keeps failing :(

I feel like I'm due another rearrange; I find it quite relaxing. I'm off work this week too, so have plenty of time!

joshuawayde
03-09-15, 11:49 PM
I have mine sectioned out, a city center with the nicer buildings inside surrounded by the white walls, the garden district with the homes and some of the little shops, I ised to have each of the houses here with a back yard with a tree and a pet,but I keep running out of space, I have a troll corner sectioned off, roads to get to every where, at the beginning of the entrance I have my farming, and going I to the city all my carriages and towers for protection, I have one section that's kinda poor for the workshops and behind everything the mines which I think are too big and ugly so I try to hide them. 1896918969

Korlcek
03-10-15, 02:09 AM
A forest for Ivy with mountains in the back.

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robotparade
03-10-15, 11:24 PM
I love decorating and organizing. It's the most fun part of the game! I also have 'quarters'.

dawntilldusk25
03-11-15, 09:26 PM
That is SO cute! Korlceks Ivy section :)

queenofpolharcity
03-22-15, 07:18 PM
Ooooh I love to do that. A good lookin castle makes me happy. Hihihihi :o Here is my new Christmas park where everybody in my place can go for a nice walk in the snow. :D
http://i60.tinypic.com/xc2emb.jpg



I'm just now seeing this--it's wonderful! I never thought of having my whole kingdom be decorated for the holidays. I have made a corner, then took it away afterwards. But this is just gorgeous!

ShibuyaCloth
03-23-15, 01:04 AM
For those that need a hand in creating their amazing garden: Castle story Design Tool (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?79981-Nugget-8-Organize-Your-Castle)

Well I made an update screen shoot of my current layout.

http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/CastleStory-Morgor-2015.03.jpg

This includes the Flower Frenzy event corner. To be sacrificed once finished.

reliquary
03-23-15, 09:18 AM
For those that need a hand in creating their amazing garden: Castle story Design Tool (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?79981-Nugget-8-Organize-Your-Castle)


Wow...this is awesome....thx so much Shibuya!

eva178
03-26-15, 05:53 AM
How is that designer tool working, need Help with it, wanna try it!

ShibuyaCloth
03-26-15, 06:57 AM
How is that designer tool working, need Help with it, wanna try it!

Added a section in the Nugget (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?79981-Nugget-8-Organize-Your-Castle).