Builder Application: Obstaclerz: REJECTED

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Player name: [Obstaclerz]

How did you find out about us?: Saw a YouTube video, exploring. Big Tolkien fan, want to contribute

How old are you?: [24.]

Where are you from?: [Norway.]

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?: When i am on my pc i have discord open at all times, but my pc is not on 24/7 no.

Why do you want to help with this project?: It is inspiring to see progress and i love to create buildings in creative mode my self.

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: [Seen Hobbit trilogy and Lotr trilogy, I am halfway done with the first Lotr book.]

Portfolio: []

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[- Your portfolio must contain shots of one build made using the Conquest Reforged mod and resource pack (this should be built on the ArdaCraft plots server - type /warp plots in-game). It is required that this build is related to builds being created on the main map at the time of your application - see /warp jobs]
[- Please look at recent successful applications in order to get an idea of what is expected in the portfolio]

Plot ID: [8:-36]

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: Finding items are hard, guess building more gains more effiency finding items. Ehh, you’re the judge, you tell me. Roofs maybe

Other relevant skills: [Not really]

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Hello Obstacle, glad to see you apply for builder!

Your houses are not bad but there could be improvements.
We typically only judge houses and their interiors so I won’t talk about you allotment or the path outside.

Your roof ventilation are not like the ones we do in Rohan, the eaves shouldn’t be made with stairs, use vertical slabs instead and your gradient for the thatch is too random. One of your roof tops is too flat. Use stairs instead of slabs, please. You forgot to place a block of thatch under your roof to avoid lighting bugs due to the bad lighting properties of stairs in Minecraft
Your wall gradients are strange as well, there seem to be only wood log pile blocks at the bottom of them. Don’t forget to check the gradients guide for the roofs and walls as well as to look back at the Rohanghuide.

Interior-wise, the space is quite small, you should probably make your houses slightly longer and larger. your bed placement is not exactly correct. There is too many perpendicular beds and you should use more than one type of bed for variation’s sake. There are too many hanging clothes, you don’t need so much and finally, there is no smoke coming out of your central hearth even though it is lit.

Don’t worry, all of these mistakes are common for a first try and are quite easy to fix. You are on the right track and I can tell that you understand many small features like the windows, the ground gradient, the need to have a washing area and other things. You can DM on Discord me if you have questions or if you need help. After you have finished what needs to be fixed I will assign you another build to do on your plot. Good luck!


Alright i fixed somethings of the problem on the other houses that were described in your text. I also built a ‘‘better folde style house’’

Check it out when you have time


Hobbit Post office, style Michel Delving


I reviewed your build with you by my side as I told you I would do and I consider it good as I told you but I would like another overseer who built in the hobbit style to review it as well before I can promote you


Sun said that the post office was good so now I can welcome you to the apprentices!

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. Keep in mind that you are only allowed to work on something if you have permission from a project leader via an open plot or confirmation if it’s something else. 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.

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Tharbad under plot 5.
Few minor changes have Been done after photo taken

Approved by Yannig


Road in rohan

Coords: 12979 / 14237

Approved by Yannig


I will check it tomorrow but can you add the coordinates for the others, please?


Fisherman Low Class hobbit house


Approved by Sunwing


Tharbad plot, under section 5


Some minor changes have been done, approved by Yannig


Rejected for inactivity