Blueprints are outlines (building plans) of prefabricated structures produced by a cornerstone in order to help with erecting these structures by suggesting the exact position of specific blocks.
Basic information Edit
Blueprints will NOT build themselves by being "filled" with the correct materials automatically.
After placing the Cornerstone, you can customize suggested blocks (click on the according button "Customize").
You will have to activate Cornerstones after placing them into the gameworld, and only then you will be shown floating "ghost blocks" suggesting where to place the according blocks that you have collected and/or crafted.
If you have customized the Blueprint, then the blocks and/or items that you have defined yourself will be shown as small floating ghost blocks instead of the standard suggestions.
You can additionally freely change the design of the structure that you will actually be building in all sorts of way. Blueprints are still suggestions after all, and mainly designed to make building large structures together with friends easier.
If you complete Blueprints "correctly" (even in customized variations) you will merely be "rewarded" by a colorful firework going off.
Buildings made from Blueprints have no "special" features. They are not "indestructible" nor inaccessible for other players - you will still have to protect them yourself like any other player base (for example by claiming the area, disabling fire spread and/or locking all doors with a Wiring Tool).
All Blueprints are now for free for all players as well as their Cornerstones. Also creating your own Blueprints is for free.
You can buy all the default blocks you'll need for the completion of building/structures offered by Playful with real money in the Store, but these block kits are not required to complete Blueprints, they just make building even easier.
Types of available Blueprints Edit
You can find the TAB "Blueprints" next to "Craft" and "Bag" and left of "Map" when opening any of these menus ("q", "e" and "m" as the default keys).
Creativerse Blueprints Edit
Simply click on the TAB "Blueprints" to see a list of Blueprints offered by Playful (developers of Creativerse) on the first page.
Then click on any of the Blueprint images to receive more detailled information. You can zoom and turn the image in the window with your mouse - use the mouse wheel and/or hold and drag with your left mouse button. For more images and information related to each Blueprint, click on "View in Workshop". You can also leave a vote and/or comment there :)
Player-made Blueprints Edit
In order to receive player-made Blueprints, you will first have to download them from the Steam workshop http://steamcommunity.com/app/280790/workshop/ to your computer. You can do so ingame by clicking on the symbol for the Steam Workshop, then choose a player's Blueprint and "subscribe" to it.
Only after that, you will be able to select this player-made Blueprint by clicking the TAB "library" in the Blueprints menu (looking like 3 meeple).
Your own Blueprints Edit
Even F2P players can create and share their own Blueprints from the structures they have built for free. You can "capture" your builds with either a Small Capture Block (15x15x15 blocks max.), a Medium Capture Block (31x31x31 blocks max.) or a Large Capture Block (63x63x63 blocks max.).
The Capture Block will be turned into a cornerstone and can then be used by you on any other gameworld (it's account-bound) and/or can be uploaded to the Steam Workshop to be shared by everyone by clicking the according option anytime. For details please browse down.
Obtaining Blueprints Edit
You can choose any of the available Blueprints offered by Playful or by other Creativerse players (or your own) to claim them for free - on any gameworld and as often as you like, without requiring any DLCs.
Click on "Get Cornerstone" to be sent an icon with this Blueprint's image into your inventory/bag or any free quickslot. This cornerstone has to be placed into the world and will then display the outlines of the Blueprint.
When clicking on the icon called "library" looking like 3 figures, you can choose any of the player-made Blueprints that you have download from the Steam workshop by "subscribing" to them.
Cornerstones for player-made Blueprints can be received for free too; however purchasable block kits are not available for them (yet).
After claiming the Blueprint, the icon you will receive that looks like an image of this Blueprint - this icon is the Cornerstone. You will need to place this Cornerstone into the world in order to start building.
Buying a Block Kit Edit
Currently, purchasable block kits are only available for the Blueprints offered by Playful themselves, not for player-made Blueprints (yet).
Buying Block Kits make it much easier to build from a Blueprint, because you won't have to craft any of the suggested blocks or items. However you can alternatively of course collect all the blocks and materials yourself for free, and you can even use different ones if you rather prefer to customize the Blueprints.
In the lower part of each Blueprint window you will see a button with the option to buy the according Kit with all the default blocks and items that are required to build this Blueprint in its standard version:
"Get Kit & Build Now".
Please note that the purchasable kits will always only contain the originally suggested blocks that are listed with the Blueprint (click on "built using XXX blocks" for details). The kits will not change their content to fit your own customizations.
- you do not need to buy a block kit in order to build a Blueprint, instead you can just craft all the required blocks and items yourself (or you can customize the Blueprint and use different blocks/items)
- you can also buy a block kit to build whatever else you like, you are not obliged to use block kits for building a Blueprint like suggested
These block kits will then contain all the (up to thousands of) blocks and items necessary to build the according Blueprint from scratch to finish.
Cornerstones do not have to be crafted any longer since R45 in July 2017, and such they are also not part of any of the block kits, but have to be claimed separately.
You will need 1 empty slot in your inventory or in your quick bar when buying one kit so it can be sent to you. And another empty slot for the Cornerstone that will produce the actual Blueprint.
After buying it, the kit will at first be an icon in your inventory/bag or quickbar looking like a staple of wooden crates. It can then be placed into the world like any common storage chest.
After the kit has been placed, it will look like a stack of crates the size of two blocks in height. You can interact with this kit ("f" as the default key or right mouse button) and open it like you would open any storage chest.
You can take just as many blocks as you want from the kit and use them to build step by step. You cannot put anything back into the kit though, it's a one-way container. After you've taken all the blocks, the stack of crates will vanish, not leaving anything behind, and you will not receive any crates in the end, just like with Loot Bags or Treasure Chests.
You can always pick up a kit that still has blocks in together with everything it contains though. The kit will only use up 1 slot of your inventory or quick bar again.
If you've encountered problems with vanishing blocks (usually they aren't loaded correctly from the server in some cases) in your gameworld, it might be a good idea to pick up the kit into your inventory before logging out just to be on the safe side.
Placing a Cornerstone Edit
The Cornerstone, looking a lot like the Blueprint itself, has to be placed into the game-world by using the quick-bar before you can actually build the house or structure.
Since R26 the Cornerstone will now even send a cyan blue beacon-beam into the sky to make it easier for you to find it and return to it.
Please note that you cannot place anything on claims of other players or in gameworlds of other players if the owners have set you to "visitor" though.
By interacting with the Cornerstone (use the right mouse button or type "f" as the default key), the Cornerstone will then show you the blue outlines of the planned house, so you can see how it will fit onto the ground.
You can take the Cornerstone and place it somewhere else and/or turn it (use rotation by holding "r" and dragging with the left mouse button), or place the Cornerstone again while looking at the same spot from a different angle ... until you're satisfied with the suggested position.
You might want to remove all blocks or things (like Mushrooms, Shrubs, Rimecones, maybe even whole trees or hills, etc.) on the ground that overlay with the Blueprint, so that building blocks can then be placed there instead.
Changing materials / customizing blocks and tracking materials Edit
Once you've chosen and cleared up an area that you deem fitting, please right-click the Cornerstone. In the window that will pop up you can see what kinds of blocks, materials and/or items will be suggested for this building.
You can change the list to your liking by dragging alternative blocks from your inventory over the respective icons of the materials that you want to have exchanged. Yes, you need to collect "example" blocks in order to customize Blueprints, however don't worry - you will not lose them (different from setting teleporter codes).
There's also a "track-"function for Blueprints that you can enable to then see the required materials listed on your screen while you go gather them (just like the tracking function for crafting recipes).
Activating a Cornerstone and building the structure Edit
When you're done collecting and changing materials, please activate the Cornerstone.
Either right-click the Cornerstone or interact with it using the "f"-key (default key), then click on the button "Activate".
With that the Cornerstone will start to glow and small ghostly block-suggestions will start floating next to the Cornerstone - they indicate where you should put which block/material to build this house following the Blueprint.
Now you have to actually build the house/temple etc. by replacing the ghostly suggestions with real blocks.
Whenever you fill in one more block, more ghostly suggestions of blocks close to the new one will start to show up, so in time you will be shown the whole building bit by bit.
Completing a Blueprint Edit
You don't have to fill in all the blocks and items that the Blueprint suggests 100% correctly, since the blueprint is really just a "suggestion".
Blueprints are designed to help friends building large structures together. So you can use any Blueprint as an inspiration and you can change your actual build however you like; skipping some blocks, adding others somewhere else, displacing walls or towers, etc.
The only "reward" for completing a Blueprint as intended will be a firework at the moment of completion being displayed directly above the completed structure/building.
Once you're satisfied, no matter if the Blueprint has been "completed" or not, just click on the Cornerstone again to deactivate it and then take the Cornerstone up. No Power Cell is required to do so. You can then put the Blueprint into your storage and you can of course reuse it as often as you wish in that same world where you have claimed the Blueprint. Blueprints (or rather their Cornerstones) can also be traded between players.
Creating Blueprints Edit
Since R45 in July 2017 you can now create your own Blueprints for free, either from your own structures or from buildings that others permit you to capture (you need to have the according permission rank!) by using Capture Blocks (Small, Medium, Large).
A Small Capture Block captures all blocks within a range of 15x15x15.
A Medium Capture Block captures all blocks within a range of 31x31x31.
A Large Capture Block captures all blocks within a range of 63x63x63.
All Capture Blocks can be crafted in your Crafting Menu (default key "q") from Stone Slabs and Arcstones. The crafting recipes for all 3 types of Capture Blocks are already unlocked when starting the game.
Capture Blocks are devices that will "create" a Blueprint within their outlined area by "capturing" said blocks. They have to be placed (not on player claims or gameworlds where your permission rank is low) at one side of the structure and can also be rotated ("r" as the default key), however only sideways.
It is not possible to capture structures on another player's claim where your permission rank is too low, not even if you place the Capture Block right outside the claim (only the unclaimed area will be captured in this case).
After activating the Capture Block by looking at them and clicking the right mouse button or typing "f" (as the default key), it will take a while for the Capture Block to capture a large structure.
You will then see a 3D image of the captured area. You can hold the left mouse button and drag to rotate the 3D model sideways. Holding the right mouse button and dragging will tilt the 3D model up/down. Zooming in and out can be done with the mouse wheel. Shave off unneeded portions (left edge, right edge, depth, and height) by using the slidebars in the top left corner.
By clicking on "view blocks", the capture block will count the blocks necessary to build this structure.Then click on "Capture" in order to create a Blueprint of the build. After the capturing process is done, the Capture Block will turn into a Blueprint Cornerstone that can then be used by you or other players on this gameworld.
You can also claim your own Blueprints on other gameworlds, even without publishing them. Simply select them in the "Blueprint" menu on the TAB "mine".
You can also upload the captured Blueprint of your structure/landscape/building to the Steam Workshop http://steamcommunity.com/app/280790/workshop/ in order share it with all other Creativerse players. Blueprints do not have to be published right away, this can also be done later via Blueprint menu (TAB "mine").
Blueprints offered by Playful (purchasable Block Kits available) Edit
|Industrial Hover Jet||233|
|Majestic Hidden Temple||3,025|
|Small Traditional House||2,539|