well i got a surprise for everyone who has a place in the mcb castle. it's the same surprise i promised looper earlier. i have been waiting for runecraft to work again before i can have the screenshots to show you.
prior to the launching of player health, i have placed many hidden farms, chests and shelters throughout the castle as preparation. in fact, there is at the minimum, 1 hidden feature in each house and corner tower, and with the exceptions of pvt_aequita's, deadmeat99's, and i8pie2day's houses because they were not finished by their respective builders at the time, all of these hidden features have been in place at least 1 week prior to the launch of player health and monsters. i decided to integrate these hidden features in each house because it is the last place that person would search, not that i do not trust them, but that i do not trust who they may tell, because we obviously had griefers before.
it has been at least another additional week after the implementation of monsters and health, seeing as i have been more resilient and durable against monsters than expected, and that various players have offered shelters for everybody, there is no point to keep all of these hidden for myself and it would be selfish, and so here is a complete list of them all, i do not think most of these have been found out yet, even by the home owners.
all hidden features are activated through runecraft's secret passage. the physical requirement to a hidden chest: the chest itself needs to be shielded from view on all 6 sides, in addition to having an open space above it. with luck, the open space can be easily created as part of the runecraft door. this means ideally it is hidden right underneath the runecraft door with adjacent blocks on all 6 sides.
farms are more difficult. they require light, a bottom layer of soil, a middle layer for the wheat, and i have found the wheat requires an additional air block above it in order to grow, and thus requires a stack of 3 spaces with an adjacent light stone facing either the wheat block or air block. if you want the soil to be hydrated it would also require a block of water on the same level or 1 level above. all of these naturally have to be hidden.
to top it all, the floor passages do not activate through the passage blocks, so the activation blocks must be open on at least 1 side for clicking.
so without further ado, here is the complete list, starting with the 3 hideouts and then the hidden stashes clockwise from castle gate. RED CIRCLE indicates the activation block. you activate the hidden passage by right clicking it using either a tool or bare hands. runecraft doors can be activated by right clicking the door itself but as previously mentioned runecraft floor passages only open when right clicking the activation block.
hideouts are shelters that can fit the player, with a chest and room for a workshop.
hideout 1: Casa De Grimace
basement level 1, between these chests, approximately under the porn library's nice assets section. the top is shielded by the obsidian castle wall. http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3391/hide1.png
hideout 2: northeast tower
a simple hidden door. the hideout is actually an extension of the hallway to the tower, shaped to match to hide it. http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1879/hide2l.png
hideout 3: Spleens MCB Castle Condo
DFSniper was proud to have found this, complete with a farm. little did he know... well he'll find out soon. anyway it is deep underground after a flight of stairs with the entrance immediately to the left outside the rear exit. http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9497/hide3.png
stashes and farms are hidden throughout the castle. these are listed by house signs posted.
Surge-NS MCB Castle House
ground floor staircase, hidden by the stairs, floor and obsidian castle wall. http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6242/98392058.png
Apoc's 3rd floor staircase. Hidden to the left by the stairs, to the right top and bottom by the tower wall, and to the back by the castle wall. http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8062/28659162.png
Buck's Treehouse! YIFF YIFF YIFF
stash #1, 4th floor light assembly hidden by itself and features a floor below. http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9517/s3a.png
stash #2, 5th floor pillar, hidden by the floor and features a floor below. http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4762/s3b.png
i8pie2day's newly finished house
2nd floor stairs, hidden by diamond blocks for the stairs and floor. http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1842/99428040.png
Furries keep out lest ye burn
front door, accessible from either side of the door and hidden by layers of the ground. http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4252/14919287.png
pvt aequitas tower
2nd floor stairs, hidden by the floor and the flight of stairs itself. http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6679/18545314.png
when i saw looper renovating i was scared to death he would find out. i don't know, did you? the activation blocks used to be 3 blocks from the edges of the fire in your fireplace. i visited after the remodeling and found out the passages had to be redone to fit the farm.
stash #1, 2nd floor hidden by the clay floor, hell mud foyer downstairs and ceiling lights downstairs. http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3720/s7a.png
stash #2, symmetrically on the other side of the building, hidden the exact same way. http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6672/s7b.png
DFSniper's Mage's Tower
DFSniper was proud to have found my hideout, complete with a farm. little did he know his own house and tower had the most stuff hidden there
stash #1, 1st floor library corner hidden by tower and basement walls. http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/2104/s8a.png
stash #2, unhydrated farm hidden by castle walls and library books, illuminated by the very own light stones DFSniper placed at the top of 1st floor stairs. block 1 to expose; block 2 to access and pick up wheat. http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/581/s8b.png
stash #3, hydrated farm. right behind stash #2, hidden by fireplace, floor, and walls. http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/1033/s8c.png
stash #4, beside the 3rd floor workshop hidden by both tower and castle walls and floor. http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6261/s8d.png
stash #5, unhydrated farm hidden by castle and tower walls as well as books. http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7994/s8e.png
stash #6, to the right of stash #5, with enough height to convert to hideout or unhydrated farm. http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/5354/s8f.png
consealed by castle walls on the top floor. http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8564/96036249.png
apoc's concave bookshelf, hidden by the half step pavement and obsidian underneath. http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9205/s10i.png
Skantz's Home From Home
stash #1, hidden to the side of ground floor, by the half step wall and on the outside by the mound of dirt below the water that he left raised for reasons unknown. http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3782/s11a.png
stash #2, hidden on the floor with the rune, by the double layer castle wall walkway obsidian and half step pavement. http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/691/s11b.png
Spleen's anti-heinous lava proof bunker
it had my name on it so i couldn't resist placing one even though it wasn't a house. after renovation i had to rearrange the passage. it is hidden by obsidian on all sides, even the bottom, thanks to DFSniper's bunker underneath. http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4989/s12.png
the chests should all be set to public now. enjoy, everybody.