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the White Towers

Discussion in 'Themed Builds' started by MaDIIReD, Jul 11, 2014.

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Next week's themedbuild:

Poll closed Jul 18, 2014.
  1. Great Smials

    10 vote(s)
    20.8%
  2. Barrowfield

    16 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Throrin's Halls

    22 vote(s)
    45.8%
  1. MaDIIReD

    MaDIIReD Enforcer
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    ThemedBuilds
    ThemedBuilds run weekly, from Saturday ~9PDT/17GMT onward.
    Main:

    'the White Towers'
    Reference: Thains Book
    Texturepack:
    Eriador or Gondor
    'Main' ThemedBuilds are used in applications for the Commoner and Artist ranks.

    Poll
    Vote for next week's ThemedBuild in the poll above this post. If a topic remains unchosen four consecutive times it will be replaced with another option.
    Choices:


    Guidelines
    By participating in a ThemedBuild you agree to abide by the following guidelines.

    Lots:
    • You can find the lots at the freebuild server, at /warp theme.
    • Claim a free lot by placing a sign on the diamond block, and typing your name.
    • You should not leave comment signs on yours, or any other player's builds.
    • One player per lot, no skipping empty lots.
    • Reserved/empty/abandoned lots may be cleared at any time.
    • Any lots that do not follow the guidelines will be removed without warning.
    • Builds should not extend outside of your lot.
    • You may only ask for a Staff member's assistance with blocks that you cannot place. This generally includes water, no-physics materials, and fire. Staff will not help you with terraforming, copy-pasting, flipping or moving your ThemedBuilds.
    • Non-serious builds will result in disqualification from the next week's ThemedBuild.
    • Note! There are a limited number of lots each week. It is your responsibility to complete your build before the end of the ThemedBuild.
    Applications:
    • Only work from the 'Main ThemedBuild' will be accepted as part of a Commoner application.
    • All builds submitted in your application must be entirely your own work, and must have been completed during the allotted time.
    • Screenshots should be taken using the texturepack defined at the top of this post.
    • Take at least one screenshot of your build with your lot-sign clearly visible.
     
    #1 MaDIIReD, Jul 11, 2014
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  2. Aule_

    Aule_ Dirt Conaisseur
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    considering there the white towers, shouldn't the TP be gondor as there are far more white blocks in it
     
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  3. Ivan1pl

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    Still, white towers are in Eriador, so I guess that's why you should use Eriador TP.
     
  4. Aaldim

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    I know it's in Eriador, but Luckylarv is right.
    the gondor pack has much more white blocks.
    So, can we build it in Gondor pack then? @MaDIIReD
     
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  5. Portalrules333

    Portalrules333 Yellow flower puncher

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    Typo in poll! It's Thorin's halls.
     
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  6. Luyten

    Luyten Aspiring Commoner
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    Even though there are more white blocks in the Gondor TP, I reckon we should still use the Eriador one. Otherwise we'd have to change all the materials to actually bring it into the map, if that makes sense.
     
  7. Aule_

    Aule_ Dirt Conaisseur
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    There just simply aren't enough blocks to design a white elven tower. The only white blocks are the vanilla quartz blocks. And they look awful. Whereas Gondor has white fences, stairs, walls, half slabs, which allow for better design. There's enough gaps in the eriador pack for new textures to be created when we finally build the white towers. But for design sake and show of ability gondor pack will be best I feel, for this ThemeBuild.
     
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  8. MaDIIReD

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    Just this once .-.
     
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  9. Finrod_Amandil

    Finrod_Amandil Head Designer
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    please mention the TB starting/ending date again; if theres a delay with the next one for some reason it may cause questions whether it is still the old or already the new TB
     
  10. Luyten

    Luyten Aspiring Commoner
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    We still doing Optional Theme Builds or am I too outdated for that? :p
     
  11. Indorilian

    Indorilian Yellow flower puncher

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    No whitelist=more people joining=more thralls doing theme builds=needing more space=no optional builds :(
     
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  12. Luyten

    Luyten Aspiring Commoner
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    Got it, thanks for the explanation ^^
     
  13. MaDIIReD

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    It's not really about the space. It's more that the optional themedbuild served no purpose. If someone were to require some inspiration for a project, such as concepts, we could do an optional themedbuild for that. But simply running a concept build on the plotworld is more direct and easier. So as such there are no more optional themedbuild.
     
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  14. Luyten

    Luyten Aspiring Commoner
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    Fair enough I guess.