*Disclaimer, the word decent is used because most people get raided* Hello, today I'll write about the many base types I've encountered. There's also an order on some of them that you should follow if you're aiming for an above-ground base. 1. Nomad Okay this one isn't really a base style, it's where your base is. The nomad travels and may leave behind small huts or tunnels after gathering resources from an area. They don't usually alter landscape, garden, or produce anything from their surroundings. 2. Underground base, step 1 This is the first step in acquiring an above ground base. There can be 1 of 2 ways to do this, depending on if you want to claim your land. Type 1 involves making a tunnel and covering it back up. Set your home (/sethome) and then go down into the ground around 16 above bedrock. Then make a small area and gradually mine some around it. If you have other members in your faction, have them set home here so you don't have problems getting up and down through the surface. Type 2 is making a small base- above ground- and then raiding it. Make it look griefed and believable, leave a chest there with some crappy loot no one would want. Then, claim your land, and go beneath the surface after setting home. Set your F home (/F sethome) underneath at your underground base, and you'll have a great disguise. 3. Small above ground base step 2 This is after you have gathered enough to build above ground. Do /F power and make sure it's 20/20 before doing this. To achieve this power, stop dying. Build a small hut or house either outside or in the side of a mountain, and gradually gather materials for your ultimate base. A small garden would be helpful. Don't kill mobs, round them up. 4. Large base step 3 This is a massive or medium scale base that requires several stacks of materials. Try to avoid using different materials; this creates weak spots and strong spots. Cobble may not be a wise choice for walls, instead use crafting tables, anvils, wood logs, obsidian, or anything that is durable. Make it thick-skinned just because your land is claimed does not mean they can't launch Tnt at it. Also, make sure it has a good floor and ceiling, as these are vulnerable places. A garden should be inside, as well as mobs to breed and kill for food. And a mine nearby, away from the base would be a good idea for furthering your base. 5. Sky bases Our last type of base. If you make this, set your home up in the base and get rid of the post. Put lava at the bottom and a bit of water to jump into from the sky. Pretty self-explanatory, if you can, make a garden because it'll help to get food. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES: Make a water slide or run off the edge to the ground, or make a ladder or stairs up to the base. There you have it!