Builder Application : TheSquareRoot5: REJECTED

Player name : TheSquareRoot5

How did you find out about us? : I don’t remember.

How old are you? : 22

Where are you from? : France

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?: Sir, yes, Sir!

Why do you want to help with this project? : Fell in love with Tolkien’s work years ago and this project is probably the best chance any fan will get to bring Middle Earth to life while staying true to the professor’s vision. I was around in the early days of the server (I remember freebuild concepts before the first section of the map was uploaded!), but drifted off and eventually lost access to my account. I’ve been following the project ever since and recently decided to pick up Minecraft and dive back in!

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen, or listened to? : I’ve read The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and the Unfinished Tales. I’ve got some of the HoME on my bookshelf, but I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet.


Plot ID : -19:15

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with? : None that I can think of! Conquest has become a lot more extensive since last time I built anything, so I’m still discovering all the new types of blocks and textures.

Other relevant skills : None.


Hello, and thanks for applying! Having had a look around your plot, there a few things to point out to remember in future, but nothing that will stop me promoting you to Apprentice without the need for further builds.

  • I wouldn’t put vertical trapdoors on the sides of houses unless you can completely cover the side, else it will look weirdly jagged where there isn’t one.
  • Try to get the thatch facing the same direction.
    Other than that, I’m happy with it. Welcome, and grats on 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.


Rejected for inactivity. If you would like to resume your Apprenticeship, feel free to ask about it on the Discord server.