Builder Application: sollyG: APPRENTICE

This is an example application.

Player name : sollyG

How long have you been a member of this project? : Joined Sept 14 2021

How old are you? : 21

Where are you from? : London,UK

Are you in our Discord?: Yes

Why do you want to help with this project? : Big fan of minecraft and Tolkien’s works.

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to? :

  • Read The Hobbit, ROTK
  • Watched all the movies

Portfolio :

Hobbit build

Plot ID : -23:1

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with? : I like to build messy stone structures, I dont mind most styles, happy to work on anything.

Other relevant skills

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Hi Solly,

Got to say, I’m very impressed with the effort you put into recreating a Hobbit village. You’ve got a good grasp on the style, for the most part. Now, I’d like you to try your hand at a lower class Rohan farmer’s house for a family of 8. You can refer to the Folde guide for the style, as well as any of the settlements in the Folde and Eastfold. This should be an interesting challenge, since it’s a fairly simple style but there’s less freedom of block usage than the Shire style. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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-24:0 rohan farmhouse 8 family - Album on Imgur

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Here’s the second rohan house without gardens you asked for based on Staetham https://imgur.com/a/e269Jcl

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Nicely done! You’re ready to take your next step towards joining the team. Congratulations, 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. 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.

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 add an ‘Awaiting Approval’ block above your build. The project leader will assess your build and give you fair feedback, asking you to update your build, or approving it. When your building is approved, you may add it to this thread, stating what your build was, which project it is a part of, and its coordinates (X,Z).
For example:

Upper class hobbit home, Longbottom. Coords: -1328, 408

When you have achieved a standard of building that matches the basic standard of the server, you will be promoted to Builder. This requires you to build at least 5 buildings in differing styles, for example two hobbit houses, two Tharbad ruins and a Rohan home. 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 and date 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. On a final note, please remember that Apprentice is not a permanent rank, so we require a certain level of activity during your progression. Being active fewer than once a month will result in your application being rejected.

One thing, though: please change your name on the forums to match your in-game name

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