Builder Application: the_invaders: APPRENTICE

Player name: the_invaders

How did you find out about us: Conquest reforged website

How old are you?: 23

Where are you from?: Quebec, Canada

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

Why do you want to help with this project?: yes, i enjoy building so why not help at the same time

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: I’ve watched every movie and know a bit about lore. I was always a fan of LOTR since i first watched it.

Portfolio: https://imgur.com/a/w5HxqQT
Some walls were left blank because i couldn’t place paintings as a guess
contains:

  • Rohan house
  • Dwarven house
  • My first project with Conquest reforged mod

Plot ID: 36,-7

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: not in particular but i do enjoy building plots with a lot of vegatations

Other relevant skills: I am a programmer analyst with a couple years of experience including some knowledge in java

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Hi invaders, thanks for applying. This is a pretty good app overall. Your Rohan house is up to standard, no complaints there. The Dwarven house is decent, but with Thorin’s Halls wrapping up, it’ll soon be an obsolete style.

I’d like you to build a Caras Galadhon ground building like the one at /warp lorienguide. Do that well, and you should be ready to be promoted. Good luck!

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i built one on the same plot today, here is the album that includes an extra build : https://imgur.com/a/EoLGuqp

@Lindalher any news ?

@MrBanana Might be able to give better feedback on it, since he created the guide afaik.

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Looks alright to me, but there are a few things you will have to do differently when you build a rohan or elven structure in game. Elves sleep up in the trees, so the buildings on the ground should not have any beds in them. They are meant to be workshops. Also try to add some more detail to the floor by adding a second texture. As for your Rohan house, it has a chimney. Chimneys weren’t invented until around 1400, which is long after the anglo saxon time period the houses are modeled after. I also noticed a large oven in one of your last screenshots. Ovens should go outside in a special bakehouse, since the chances of the house catching fire are pretty high. Don’t want your main residence to go up in flames. You also placed a chair at one of those tables, it’s much better to use benches or stools.

Regardless, you seem to have some experience with building, so I’ll accept this application. Apprentice!

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

thanks for the feedback, i’ll keep this in mind when building.