Builder Application: Xaqqles: ACCEPTED

Player name: Xaqqles

How did you find out about us?: NoTR’s recent Youtube stream.

How old are you?: 60 (going on 12)

Where are you from?: From Australia, living in France. :baguette_bread:

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?: I have Discord running 24/7. I have joined the server.

Why do you want to help with this project?: I love building in Minecraft, and I have loved the works of Tolkien since my teens. I would love to help with Dwarvish builds, but I’m happy to do whatever is needed.

Which Tolkien-related works have you read, seen or listened to?: I have read everything at one time or another, and seen all the relevant Peter Jackson films. (And a few irrelevant ones like “Meet The Feebles.”)

Rohan cottage
Hobbit hat-maker
Tharbad: 3940,4370

Plot ID: -11,-36

Are there any styles that you excel at? Any styles which you have difficulty with?: That is yet to be seen… I think it’s fair to say, however, that Dwarven is my favourite.

Other relevant skills: I am an intermediate C/C++ coder and have dabbled with Minecraft Forge mods in Java. I’m a retired IT professional with a broad skill base.


Right so we talked a bit on the server already so you know my critics already and have fixed them. Your house is now pretty much perfect and we can move on to the next task.

So now I want you to build a hobbit hat-maker. For this, I’d recommend looking at the one in Michel Delving x-2523 z-371 and to use both Hobbitguides as well, the one at /warp HobbitGuideFB and the one at /warp Spawn. When you’re done, leave a comment and I’ll check it out.

Just wondering if you specifically want me to build it on the 2:1 slant like the example you gave me, or doesn’t that matter? Or are square to grid or 45 degrees equally valid?

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You don’t need to do any kind of fancy terrain nor do you need to do the house at 45 degrees if you don’t want to. But it’s always a nice bonus.


Hi Yann. Please check out my progress on the hobbit hat-maker. I’ve put a few signs about where I would be putting paintings. I did a rough garden area as well, and changed that portion of the roof to use stairs as best as I could. The interface with the other portion looks a little odd, but not too bad.


After reviewing your build with the help of Darkkiryll, we have decided that your are ready to be taken as apprentice, congratulations!

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 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 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.


25/08/2021 Tharbad 3939,4367

  • Single ruined building and moderate size area between river and fort.

26/08/2021 East Fold road

  • Road between EFHAM8 and EFH21

27/08/2021 Hobbit house in Haysend 41,44

  • Middle class house for 3 + grocer

Disclaimer: I feel a little guilty claiming this one, as Sun re-did much of the interior of two rooms and some of the exterior before he approved it.


This is a lie. ^


Well, it certainly not a lie. A misinterpretation perhaps?


30/08/2021 EFHAM6 13920,13920

  • Lower class home
  • Goat barn

30/08/2021 Tharbad 4010,4685

  • Section of ramparts
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And with that last plot, you are officially part of the builders! Congratulations man :slight_smile: