Builder Application: Tedtomstone [APPRENTICE]

Player name: tedtomstone

How did you find out about us: Found out from a builder coming on Westeroscraft

How old are you?: 20

Where are you from?: Planet Earth

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?:** Yeh

Why do you want to help with this project?: Big fan of LOTR, the builds you do are brilliant, and now that you’ve started Rohan i really wanna get involved

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: All films ofc, read the hobbit and fellowship of the ring and the children of hurin and beren and luthien, read up on Tolkien gateway about events and lore

Portfolio: https://imgur.com/a/o5X21SK

Plot ID: 14:3 (I suggest taking a look on server rather than just imgur as i tried to make a small community for the rohan build rather than a single house

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: I much prefer Rohan, however i am comfortable with any style. I also built in Khlathath-giri in the early days of the server.

Cheers

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Hello Ted, thanks for your application,

I haven’t been able to take a look in-game, so I don’t know what’s inside the small hut to the right. Is it a weaving/baking house? Anyway, something you should improve is the dirt splatter that’s in front of the gate that leads into the courtyard. To the right of that gate, you also use boards and wattle, I would suggest you stick to one of those two. You can also add some more weeds to your cabbage patch, and use coarse dirt in the corners of the farmland block to ease the transition into grass. You also use hay carpet randomly outside, and it looks slightly out of place inside too.

Inside the rohan house, you can use those beds with a bench texture to create a seating area in the center near the fire. These would also serve as beds. There are a lot of tables in different areas, i’d make a more clear divide between the separate areas. One end for sleeping, middle for recreation (with some extra beds), and the other end for storage and a table of sorts.

Don’t really have much to say about the Caras Galadhon building, save from the remark about the hay carpet.

I suggest you try to improve your build using these comments, and then approach an Overseer in-game to see how well you’ve done. Good luck!

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Okay, thank you for the comments, will make some changes accordingly and find an overseer!

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I have done the two jobs that was assigned in Edoras, the blacksmiths with the sharing courtyards, co-ordinates 10709,54,12904

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