Hey all!For a while now, probably since I started here, I've been looking into creating a large scale shop on the server to get back into the economics of minecraft which I love so much. After talking with a lot of people and looking at the economics of the server, I decided to specialize in a few items rather than in many items. Through that specialization, I am building a major distribution hub on SMP2 that will sell those select items both in bulk and in smaller quantities.The build will be covering res's 3457, 3458, 3375, and 3376 and will be carried out in five stages.The structure and looks of the build itself will be developed on an independent server that a friend has graciously given me access to (World edit makes life so much easier for designs). Plus I can tinker with some cross-road ideas without dropping 10k every time. I will then move over to SMP2 and, using the design in creatve, build the shop.Farms, both on site and redundancy farms in utopia, will be developed.Internal distribution design will be developed.Shop is stocked and grand opening commences!This build, of course, will take a lot of work and I do not have much time on my hands to devote to the work. I'm *hoping* it'll be done by August with a crazy summer ahead, but there's no way to tell. Either way, grand opening is tentatively set for mid to late-October.I will do all I can to keep this date in stone, but I cannot make any guarantees that it will hold; summer is still developing and there's still a chance it could get crazier than it already has. Fall is already looking crazy but I'm hoping to have enough of it knocked out for the craziness to be irrelevant. Here rests a couple pictures from last night's work on the other server.Skyview at night Lower level view (yes, those are 1.8 blocks on the floor) Task List:Finish designing shop on CreativeAcquire materials for main structure and build on SMP2Build in house farms: food - vegetables and meats(?) - sugar cane, cacti, etc.Build redundancy farms in utopiaFinish developing contingency storage.Design redstone distribution hubs.Stock shop and open!This thread will keep the community appraised of the progress - and help me stay on top of the project since it'll be REALLY easy to forget about it.Anyways, this build isn't just for me, it's to support you all as well. If you wish to support the build you can visit the res by typing in the command below./v 3458 donateNote that this post is not intended to solicit donations - I'm just opening that option up to those who like what they see and want to help out. Comments welcomed on the build so far and in future progress pictures! They can be found in the two posts below.