First Valheim offers the player a few simple tools to build a shelter for their viking. You might start with a small cabin to house your workbench, then a cozy cottage and maybe a watchtower or dock. Valheim fans prove that once you have mastered the basic tools of the game, you can go far beyond the early structures. From Sauron’s eye to classic buildings from World of Warcraft, Iron Gate Studios’ Viking game has built a loyal base of people who are less interested in killing bosses like Bonemass and more interested in building the perfect village.
Do you remember Goldshire in Elwynn Forest? This inn from World of Warcraft adds a lot of nostalgia, and Reddit user ToddGeorgeKelly has replicated it in Valheim to the best of our ability. It̵
An amazing project was Eye of Sauron, which was built by RalladoGamer and his wife. You can download it to your own world through NexusMods if you want to feel the threat of an ancient evil that sees you while hunting boars and sailboats.
Other builders take their inspiration from real life and create structures in the game that mimic landmarks from around the world. Since Valheim currently vikings only allow to make things with wood, metal and masonry, it is not easy to imitate modern structures of steel and glass. It gives architects a chance to go back to the basics.
My current wip on #valheim. I used to work at Epcot as a photographer and I always loved the Gol Stave church replica in the Norway Pavilion. So I made a building * loosely * based on that! pic.twitter.com/2RzVfuJoi9
– Kai-lo Ren (@thewhimsywizard) March 1, 2021
Valheim allows players to snap pieces of building together so walls automatically connect, or builders can free up objects to create their own drawings. This combined with a wide range of foundations, structural columns and materials means that it is easy to build wide, detailed structures with lots of details.
One builder, MissBeazus, shared photos of her in detail Valheim village on Twitter. “I like the challenge [of building], ”She wrote to Polygon. “Ground support means something, placement of a workbench means something. You can not just build skyscrapers without consequences. ”
These bases contribute to the rest of Valheim‘s gameplay, making them useful for a whole group of friends on a server, even if only one of them is a dedicated builder. MissBeazus’ base features a main cabin that maximizes her comfort state, as well as a dedicated portal hub, a high-level workbench workshop, a storage shed, a bunk bed for up to eight players, a two-part garden, a watchtower, and four gates.
Of course, Valheim Being an early entry game means that proud builders will eventually have to start over. In a call with Polygon, Henrik Törnqvist, co-founder of Iron Gate Studios, explained what the future of the building could look like Valheim.
“The roadmap is pretty new, so I don’t think we want to change too much,” he said. “But with all these players, there are problems that arise all the time. The biggest thing that has changed since the release is that we have to put many more hours into bug fixes. ”
The first content update – after the big mistakes have been addressed – is called Hearth and Home, which is about building and creating even more comfortable homes for Vikings.
Iron Gate is trying to preserve Valheim players’ progress to the best of their ability, preventing uniform world napkins or data loss.
“This is something we will investigate in more detail, how exactly it would be implemented, because we do not want to destroy anyone’s world,” said Törnqvist. “For regular fixes and updates, nothing is likely to happen to them breaking worlds.”
The big obstacle will be new biomes, as Törnqvist notes that updates like the upcoming Mistlands will be complicated. “It is clear that we are currently investigating what we can do,” he said.
For fans like MissBeazus, the idea of starting over is not entirely comfortable, but the building is fun enough to keep them going despite the risk.
“I think part of me would just be a little shattered to lose a hundred hours of work,” she said. “But I would start all over again if I had to, especially now I know what I did not know a hundred hours ago. I have already torn down and rebuilt as much as it is. ”