Builder Application: FrodoBaggins1368: APPRENTICE

Player name: FrodoBaggins1368

How did you find out about us: After several attempts to create middle-earth alone, I looked at several servers that were building middle-earth. Arda craft was by far my favorite.

How old are you?: 24
Where are you from?: Switzerland
Are you in our Discord? Do you understand that you must have Discord running at all times when at your computer, and that you must check the forums every few days?: Yes I am and I understand.

Why do you want to help with this project?: The middle-earth I know from the movies is not enough for me. I want to dive into a much bigger world and be a part of it.

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: Books: The Hobbit (2x german, 1x english) The Lord of the Rings (2x german, 1x english), The Silmarillion (1x german), The Book of lost Tales 1+2 (1x german, 1x english),
all german: the children of hurin, mittelerde atlas, Briefe vom Weihnachtsmann, Nachrichten aus Mittelerde
all english: unfinished tales, the lays of beleriand, the shaping of middle-earth, the lost road and other writings, the return of the shadow, the treason of isengard, the war of the ring, sauron defeated, morgoth’s ring, the war of jewels, the people of middle-earth

Film: The Hobbit (3x), The lord of the rings (>20x german, 1x english), Tolkien (1x german)

Listen to: The lord of the rings audio (german), the hobbit audio (english)

Portfolio:

Plot ID: 36:30

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: I think, with some research, I can handle every style. But the style of hobbits and elves makes me feel most comfortable

Other relevant skills: I know the Map of middle-earth more, than the real one. Perhaps this will be usefull. And I know the whole history of the universe from Tolkien.

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Nice work on that Lothlorien house! Before we accept your application, could you please try your hand at a Rohan house? Visit /warp foldeguide

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Any update on this?

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nearly done. was a busy time for me. will be update soon.

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Here are the Screenshots from the Rohan house.
Sorry for the late Update.

Pretty good, but there’s a couple things to work on.

  • You should have quite a few more beds, they’d really be the majority of furniture in this kind of house.
  • Use something other than trapdoors to represent that partition.
  • Also, make sure to have a layer of full thatch blocks on the inside of your roof so it’ll be darker inside.

Make these fixes and you’ll be promoted to Apprentice

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I added a full layer of hatch blocks and darkened de light by removing the big candle.
More beds are placed and the trapdoors are changed.

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Good work! As promised, you’ll now be an Apprentice.

Being an Apprentice means you are a part of the project, but not a full Builder yet. You have this rank so you can learn and understand how we build. We have high standards and a focus on realism which means that there are things for you to learn. Your duties as an Apprentice should give you good grounding to become a Builder, and, as such, you will begin your first lot of on-server building work assisting current Builders on their builds. This will hopefully allow you to obtain the experience needed to build on your own when you feel you can start on building something on your own. When building as an Apprentice, you are only permitted to build on one building at a time. This not only provides you with good practice for your time as a Builder, but also allows project leaders and Overseers to get a good and clear idea of what your building abilities are. This will allow us to give you better and more bespoke feedback, and prevent any unnecessary problems. Finally, as an Apprentice you must always listen to project leaders when they give you feedback, criticisms, and tasks. Ask them if you are unsure of what to build, or how to build it. You have this rank to learn.

In order to eventually obtain Builder, please read the guidelines below: When you build a house in a project and think it is finished, you should post a comment on this application thread with the closest warp and coordinates of your house. Then Builders or Overseers will comment on this thread and give you fair feedback. When you have achieved a standard of building that matches the basic standard of the server, you will be promoted to Builder. This could be on your first build or one further down the line. ArdaCraft is a friendly community that explores the freedom to create and build together. However, when we are dealing with an enormous project like this there are some guidelines we need to follow to make it work. Firstly, always name the stuff you build. We have a set of project blocks that we use - you can read about those in the new player guide at ‘/warp spawn’. Secondly, if you are looking for something to help out with, you can type ‘/warp jobs’. This is where you can find all open jobs like building houses or something similar. You will be provided with instructions on how to get to these projects, and what to build once you get there. Thirdly, do not be afraid to ask members for help and get to know us. This is a community project and it’s important to be part of the community! Stay active on Discord and the forums. Make sure to let an Overseer know who you are on Discord so that he can give you the appropriate rank on there.

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Thank you very much. I’m glad to be a small part of your community.

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Built a trench in carad galadhon
warp: Carad Galadhon
coords: 12441/5284

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Built a tent at WOC2
warp: WOC2
coords: 12503/9628

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Built another tent at WOC2
warp: WOC2
coords: 12356/9656

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