Lackria

Lackria
Lackria Overhead 2.png

An arial view of the city

Settlement
World Survival 1
Mayor(s) 18.png William278,
18.png TraktorMC,
18.png MrAnonymous25 (former),
18.png SENsationals02 (former)
Founded 2nd June, 2016
Location X=2402
Y=64
Z=-158
Status Defunct
Transport
Railway SRN Lackria Station
Nether Nether Transport Network

Lackria, also known as Lackria City, was a major, community-based city on the Survival 1 world that was home to many houses, shops, services and attractions. Lackria was founded on the 2nd of June, 2016[1], by new player 18.png William278 and 18.png SENsationals02 along a private extension line of the then new Survival Railway Network owned by TTAR1. The city would see rapid growth shortly following its founding and would cement itself as an icon of the original Survival world.

A map of Lackria.

History

Lackria was founded on the 2nd of June, 2016 after player William278 found a spot for the city while riding along a base line to player TTAR1's base. After recruiting player SENsationals02 in chat to help flatten the nearby terrain, a crude station was erected along the old rickety line helping the city to attract new players. The station was a grey andesite design with no standard minecart terminal.

Plots and basic paths were then built to let players build in the city as more people were invited over chat. The small adjacent plots and access to a nearby mine was inviting to new players and many long-time players would be introduced to the server when they joined Lackria. Soon, farms were built including the city's landmark Cactus Farm. In an effort to boost the city's popularity, Elytra Race events were hosted at the city, with the first event starting at the new Mesa Station. Due to a period of inactivity, mayor SENsationals was then replaced by MrAnonymous25, who himself would later be replaced as a mayor by player TraktorMC.

Eventually, Lackria Station was upgraded to celebrate its rapid growth by _edo and William278, connecting the city to the NTN with a hot-air-balloon, and the track was re-routed as a main line railway connecting with East Station. Over time, many important community builds were made in the city, such as the Cyberdog Events Commitee's headquarters and the Lackria Arena.

Layout & Growth

An overhead view of the city, showing it's layout.

Lackria lacked an official build style or any cohesive plan, but a general medieval theme was taken by initial residents. The city was later divided into several districts, including a modern "Light" district and another housing district following a boom in visitors to the city following a base tour with ReNDoG, which was uploaded to YouTube on the 6th of November, 2016.

The rapid urban growth in the city led to the city evolving organically over time, sprawling outwards from the initial station all the way to the coast. This can be attributed to the lack of communication within the city as it did not have a Discord server or forum thread at the time.

Lackria Station, backing onto the waterfront

Notable Builds

  • Lackria Station
  • Lackria Post Office
    • Mail would be collected and distributed to citizens' post offices. Various people would hold the title of postmaster throughout the cities' history. A more refined version of this system would be built on later worlds.
  • Lackria City Hall
    • Featured offices for mayors and help desks for citizens.
  • Lackria Arena
    • A PvP combat arena built for entertainment purposes. Many fights were held in the Arena.
  • Cyberdog Events Commitee HQ
  • Lackria Cactus Farm
    Lackria harbour.
  • The Fountain of Saints
    • A special project made to commemorate important players on the server at the time, including all moderators and important assets to the server.
  • Lackria Harbor & Boats
    • ramokhan built several boats on the harbor of the city to thank Mayor William278 for helping him get started on the server in Lackria.
      Lackria Gardens, showing the casino (to the right) and mayoral mansion (to the left)
  • Lackria Gardens & Casino
    • gadedrengene built a casino facing onto a city garden area. It was planned to house a gambling minigame before they were banned on the server.
  • Mayor's Mansion
    • gadedrengene built William278 a mayoral mansion overlooking the gardens.
      A view of the secret laboratory. It could be accessed from TraktorMC's underground area.
  • Secret Laboratory
    • A secret lab project was built underground as a fun side project by the mayor TraktorMC.
  • Lackria Airport
    • An airport was built to fill the empty space left in the Light District. A video flyby tour of some server locations and bases was produced by William278 from the airport.

Closure

See also: Townpocalypse

After the opening of the Survival 2 world, Lackria was closed as the new world brought new opportunities. However, the city went on to inspire many future town and city projects leading to a surge in the construction of player-built settlements across the server.

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