|Status: Griefed and Inactive
|Formed: November 2017|
|Abandoned: March 2019
|Members: The_Fulgurator, OstrichsCoolAlt, Master_Xybot, Sellout9
Oberstein was a city founded by Porkington, ostrich1414, and Master_Xybot in November 2017. Located within close proximity to Spawn, Oberstein was conceived shortly after the new map of spawn was released on November 15th, 2017. Consisting mainly of stone brick structures based off of Porkington's own Imperial Architecture, the base was built to be an impressive addition to the spawn map and to be discovered by newcomers as a potential server landmark, hearkening to The League's aspirations of spawn relations. Glowstone Tower was also a side-project of Oberstein, located nearby.
In March 2019, Oberstein was severely griefed by Phrasings.
Click this link for a video of Oberstein from October 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElF82LJq7Ys
An Ambitious Plan
In the midst of larger, far-away projects including Estevez and Struthio, the League was forming a new set of goals: to strengthen relations with new players and to leave a long-term, positive impression on Spawn and its outskirts. Porkington, who had always held a fascination for the spawn area, pushed the League to develop spawn and came up with the idea of constructing a large, expansive city within its limits. Shortly after the release of the new spawn map on November 15th, 2017 (found here: ), Porkington furthered this idea by proposing that this city should be able to stand out on the next server map and should be as easily seen as other massive player-made contributions near spawn, including Infam0us2's mountains. Though an ambitious idea, the three League co-founders were immersed in the plan and began work on it shortly thereafter.
After finding a suitable location, which was in the midst of an extreme hills biome adorned with massive mountains and hills, Porkington and ostrich1414 sent their alts to go work on it: The_Fulgurator and OstrichsCoolAlt (formerly OstrichsGayAlt), respectively. Master_Xybot himself arrived as well, and the three began construction immediately, focusing their work atop one of the largest mountains. The three used the guidelines of Imperial Architecture as their style of building, and quickly began to construct a multitude of stone brick structures. Working very quickly, the three finished the first mountain within hours, building multiple structures every hour. Planning to make this a fast-paced project, Porkington wanted to speed through the city, and planned to create a complex of different "mini-cities" atop each mountain, connected by a series of bridges and tunnels. Eventually, the name "Oberstein" was decided on as the title for the city complex as a whole, and the three founders shortly finished up with their first portion.
After the first mountain city was complete, the three began working on the second mountain, but construction quickly came to a halt, for various reasons. The three were very focused on other builds, specifically Estevez and Struthio, and had little time to focus on more aesthetic builds like Oberstein that would generate little profit for them. Also, other projects near spawn were beginning to break through, including the inception of Grasstle and, eventually, the annexation of Argemone, which put a much larger emphasis on recruitment and preparing new players for a long-term career on the server. Eventually, the League officially placed Oberstein on an indefinite hiatus, focusing on other more pressing projects; however, they never got a chance to return to it, as the team officially disbanded on September 28th, 2018.
Return to Oberstein
In mid-October 2018, shortly after the disbanding of the League, former members Porkington and ostrich1414 were working on their much larger base, Struthio, when a renewed interest in Oberstein was formed. This was mainly in part due to the anticipation of the 2018 spawn map, as the original purpose of Oberstein was to be large enough to appear on the spawn map to the naked eye. When Yukarion explained that the long-awaited update to the spawn map would be happening within weeks, even days, ostrich1414 and Porkington jumped at the opportunity to finish their hill city near spawn. This time, they focused on furnishing various other nearby hills and mountains, adorning them with bridges and buildings. The area quickly began to grow in size, and soon ideas were formed to make the city much more grand in nature, rather than simply a "quantity over quality" build. The two eventually recruited Sellout9, who assisted them with construction.
Aside from the central city itself, Porkington (once again using The_Fulgurator) and ostrich1414 also began work on a tall tower nearby the base, meant to reach the world height limit, which required even more stone than before. Aside from these projects, Oberstein also contained some surprises: when the duo returned, they found a dirt message floating in the air reading "DAB!" - to this day, nobody knows who made it or when it was made.
Oberstein Expands (and Declines)
This return to Obestein completely revitalized the base; once a small-scale town, Oberstein rapidly expanded across the entire mountain range, with several buildings, towers and plazas being constructed as the town more resembled a mountainous city. Nearby, the tower that was being worked on, Glowstone Tower, was officially completed. The tower overlooked the city's skyline, containing a dense forest and spires, among other amenities. Oberstein, meanwhile, was progressing as well, although ostrich1414's returned focus to Struthio and Porkington's shift to other servers led to a decline in construction by November 2019. Eventually, Oberstein was completely neglected by the two players as they focused on their other projects.
In November 2018, the spawn map officially reset, allowing Oberstein and Glowstone Tower to be seen (found here: ).
On February 26th, 2019, tragedy struck when The_Lucky_Lapin griefed the nearby Glowstone Tower. According to him, the entire griefing process took six hours to complete due to the tower's immense size.
Later, in early March 2019, Phrasings destroyed the entire city of Oberstein itself, posting the grief on a Youtube video; this video ended up resulting in Phrasings being jailed as it was discovered that he had been duping items in his inventory, a jailable offense. Nevertheless, both Glowstone Tower and Oberstein were griefed beyond repair.