Builder Application: Thrifkgar (ACCEPTED)

Player name: Thrifkgar

How did you find out about us: Ardacraft youtube channel several years ago.

How old are you?: 13

Where are you from?: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.

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, I do.

Why do you want to help with this project?: I love the Tolkien world and have always enjoyed building in Minecraft.

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: Read: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Silmarillion, reading The Return of the King. Watched all of the Jackson films.

Portfolio: Beorning:
Thorin’s Halls:

Older work from 2015-16:
I can’t post this because of the link limit on new users D: I’ll post in a comment.
Plot ID: 2:14

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: I like clean-ish builds and terraforming. I have trouble with the advanced Elvish styles and with very messy builds.

Other relevant skills: Very basic composition and editing skills and basic world machine/world painter skills. Edit I made synced to the Song of Durin: Posted in comment :smiley:



That video was 10/10


Thanks m8.


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This is a very good application that clearly shows that you are a competent builder and that you have taken the time to look around the server at our styles before replicating them.

As a result you are now promoted to Apprentice rank. Please read the information below to see how to progress further on the server:

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.

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Thanks! I’ll get building right now.

Built a Flet at warp Lv6, coordinates: 11887 108 4535.
Building a house at warp Thorin’s Halls: -7240 45 -2593

Finished the dwarven house at Thorin’s Halls: -7239 45 -2595


I’ll check it out after work today, since i take it’s the one i had you build?

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Yep, sounds good.

Hey sorry, i kind of skipped over it but forgot to think of any actual feedback, tomorrow i’ll basically have all day long so i might be able to catch you online.

Alright so overall, i must say an upper class house might be a bit much for someone who is still new to the style. Tho Ytsen and i have left plenty of signs with specific feedback on what to improve so you can have another go at the interior.

In general tho, the interior looks very messy, unorganised, and generally random and poor rather than upper class. I think it might be good to start over with a new and better layout, that will be easier to work with.
No doubt you can ask Apti, Yts and me for help on it anytime.


Forager workshop completed and approved in Lv7.
Coords: 11924 102 4808


Blacksmith completed and approved in Lv7.
Coords: 12010 101 4891


I have spoken to MrBanana about your progress and it seems that you have proven to be a very useful and competent builder. You will now be promoted to builder. Congratulations