the White Towers

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Next week's themedbuild:

  • Great Smials

    Votes: 10 20.8%
  • Barrowfield

    Votes: 16 33.3%
  • Throrin's Halls

    Votes: 22 45.8%

  • Total voters
    48
  • Poll closed .

MaDIIReD

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#1
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.
 
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Luyten

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#6
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.
 

Aule_

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#7
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.
 

Finrod_Amandil

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#9
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
 

MaDIIReD

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#13
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.