Builder Application: ian404: Apprentice

Player name: ian404

How did you find out about us: I’ve been playing Minecraft since 2011, and became aware of Ardacraft somewhere along the way.

How old are you?: 40’s

Where are you from?: South Africa

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 to all

Why do you want to help with this project?: I’m a big fan of both Tolkien and Minecraft, and I’ve been really impressed by the organisation and build quality on this server. I would be very happy to become involved and help out.

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: Read LOTR, The Hobbit and Silmarillion many times. Also watched the movies.

Portfolio: https://imgur.com/a/jUEppbL

Plot ID: [-16,-20]

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: Not really - I’m equally incompetent at all styles of building. I do enjoy detailed and irregular builds, and I can’t wait for the day, one day, when it’s time to do the dark and twisted forms in the Dark Land. I did enjoy the elvish build done for this application. I’m happy to help out wherever I’m needed.

Other relevant skills: I have done some basic texturing in the past, but in an older version of MC, and I don’t have any of it left, unfortunately.

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Hey Ian,

The roof of your Rohan plot can be improved. The angle of the thatch should never be below 45 degrees. The thatch above the entrance does not quite follow this. To prevent the building from becoming too tall, lower the walls one block. Also, it is noticeably bright inside your house. This is because light passes through the thatch stair blocks. You can fix this by adding full blocks on the inside. The inside also seems to be quite empty. Try to add a table and other details.
As for the Elven building, try to improve the curve of the roof. We have a ton of blocks to use. Try to perfect the curve.

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Thanks for the feedback, Beathaven.

I’ve made the changes, but Ytsen asked me to build an extra building, like for a weaving house. So I’m working on that now…

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Promoted to apprentice, given feedback in-game

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forgot to read you your rights;

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 Beathaven know who you are on Discord so that he can give you the appropriate rank on there.

Good luck!

Finished build: Stables ( for review )
Warp : Isengard
Coordinates : xyz 7722/ 33 / 9802

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Finished build: Ropemaker ( for review )
Warp : Isengard
Coordinates : xyz 7877/ 33 / 9493

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Finished build: Armory ( for review )
Warp : Isengard
Coordinates : xyz 7688/ 33 / 9786

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Finished build: Smithy
Warp : Isengard
Coordinates : xyz 7477 / 33 / 9762

Finished build: Living room ( assisted Guan )
Warp : Thorin’s Halls
Coordinates : xyz - 7222 104 -2546