So the system would select for people who could do their own research and have the ability to do stuff largely without supervision.
I think the Overseers would be able to handle these applications as well, with some input from whee if required. As long as we can see that the person has done a bit of research on the ‘scenes’ they’ve created, and has placed the appropriate plant/rock types as a result, it doesn’t take an expert on that particular biome to approve it.
Again, when it comes to the area details project for a new Terraformer, it doesn’t really take a terrain expert to tell if they’ve done a thorough job or not.
By the time they reach Terraformer+, they will have proven two things:
- They can do their own research
- They’re dedicated to doing large-scale projects on their own
Terraformers will also have access to a unified set of documents written by whee and others which will help them.
I’ve thought more about this. This is the worst possible solution in my opinion. People would just collect the [T] an accessory but feel no obligation to do terrain - because their title would still be ‘Builder’. There is a lot of power in having your specific job title next to your name.
Ultimately, doing terrain requires more research and more work than being an average builder. Terraformers would have to be dedicated to this role.