Guilix Builder Application

Guilix

Street Preacher
What is your Minecraft username?
Guilix

What is your age?
13-16

In what country are you living?
France

Where did you first hear about WesterosCraft?
Youtube

What do you like the most about GoT/ASoIaF?
My favorite character is Jaime because his evolution is really intresting and we come from hating him at the beginning to loving him at the end

What is your favorite build on our server?
The Red Keep. I like it the most because it is so realistic and grand. I also really like its red color and all the details.

Why do you want to join our server?
When I build on my solo worlds, it makes me sad to think that nobody else than me will ever see them. If i become builder on westeros craft I hope that people will see my builds. Even if it is just a little thing on the side of the road it would still make me happy. I really like building little castles and hamlets.

2021-03-13_19.12.01.png2021-03-13_19.12.11.png2021-03-13_19.12.21.png2021-03-13_19.12.33.png2021-03-13_19.12.42.png2021-03-13_19.12.48.png2021-03-13_19.12.55.png2021-03-13_19.11.13.png

Did you follow the application rules?
You know nothing, Jon Snow
 
  • Like
Reactions: ContraBlonde

Emoticone11

The Dark Lord Sauron
Hey Guilix,

Glad to see your interest in the server! Deftly done with the application house - the only thing I'd note is that the seats at the table here should use dark thatch rather than light thatch. The reason for this is that the light thatch contrasts too harshly with the leather.

For subsequent challenge builds, you'll be expected to build original houses of your own design, in the style of specific locations on our server. However, I recommend thinking of it similarly to the application house - except now, instead of simply replicating a house, you should try to replicate particular elements of multiple houses, and synthesize them into an original creation. After each one I'll give some feedback.

For the first challenge, please make a middle-class house in the style of /warp whitegrove, making sure to include a medium-sized yard. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Guilix

Guilix

Street Preacher
Hey! thanks a lot for replying, i'm starting to build right now. Sorry for the little mistake on the application house, i didn't notice that detail. And I also wanted to show you a lannisport house style I did in the beginning of the week. I changed my skin because i was wearing the other one for a long time now so that's why it's not the same
 

Attachments

  • 2021-03-16_16.44.47.png
    2021-03-16_16.44.47.png
    791.8 KB · Views: 14
  • 2021-03-16_16.44.57.png
    2021-03-16_16.44.57.png
    934.3 KB · Views: 14
  • 2021-03-16_16.45.16.png
    2021-03-16_16.45.16.png
    720.6 KB · Views: 12
  • 2021-03-16_16.45.27.png
    2021-03-16_16.45.27.png
    779.9 KB · Views: 10
  • 2021-03-16_16.46.06.png
    2021-03-16_16.46.06.png
    657.3 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-16_16.46.23.png
    2021-03-16_16.46.23.png
    579 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-16_16.47.04.png
    2021-03-16_16.47.04.png
    465.4 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-16_16.47.33.png
    2021-03-16_16.47.33.png
    403.7 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-16_16.47.56.png
    2021-03-16_16.47.56.png
    513.3 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-16_16.48.21.png
    2021-03-16_16.48.21.png
    465.8 KB · Views: 12

Guilix

Street Preacher
if there is to much vines it's because i didn't notice they spread, at the beginning there were only like five vines on this wall
 

Guilix

Street Preacher
Here is the middle class house in whitegrove style. Really enjoyed building this! So in this house live two adults and two children. One of the adults is a carpenter and the other do a little of farming. The elder child is learning to become carpenter too while the other works in the fields. Their house is not very big but they spend most of their time outside anyways. Don't pay attention to the buildings in the back, they are attempts that didn't come out as i expected. Also the yard is a bit big because the part separated by fences and with the fields inside is supposed to belong to an other house on the side of the house i did
 

Attachments

  • 2021-03-17_20.54.41.png
    2021-03-17_20.54.41.png
    737 KB · Views: 13
  • 2021-03-17_20.54.51.png
    2021-03-17_20.54.51.png
    895.4 KB · Views: 11
  • 2021-03-17_20.55.02.png
    2021-03-17_20.55.02.png
    1 MB · Views: 11
  • 2021-03-17_20.55.11.png
    2021-03-17_20.55.11.png
    957.7 KB · Views: 13
  • 2021-03-17_20.55.32.png
    2021-03-17_20.55.32.png
    494.2 KB · Views: 10
  • 2021-03-17_20.55.39.png
    2021-03-17_20.55.39.png
    510.8 KB · Views: 11
  • 2021-03-17_20.55.55.png
    2021-03-17_20.55.55.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-17_20.56.03.png
    2021-03-17_20.56.03.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 7
  • 2021-03-17_20.56.14.png
    2021-03-17_20.56.14.png
    283.9 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-17_20.56.23.png
    2021-03-17_20.56.23.png
    368.6 KB · Views: 11
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: xdaenerystargaryen

Emoticone11

The Dark Lord Sauron
Hey Guilix,

Nice work on these houses, you've definitely made a good start! Glad you enjoyed the style. I'll focus on the Whitegrove house since Lannisport is a fairly dated style, though your house is a nice adaptation of it. The only thing I'll mention there is that you should never use things with vanilla textures (e.g., the vanilla banner blocks) in houses in the main Westeros map. Anyways, here's some of my feedback on the Whitegrove house:

- The stone gradient looks nice! Most people struggle with that at first, so it's good that you were able to pick it up quickly.

- You should avoid using the stair indents in the stone base below the timber frame blocks. In general, avoid adding unnecessary detail for the sake of detail; it's better to just keep it simple.

- The timber pattern is a pretty good start, but is a little bit too messy currently - I'd suggest using a pattern which neatly "frames" the windows, and removing the "plain white daub" block (in larger facades it can sometimes help make a timber pattern less busy, but for smaller houses it's usually unnecessary).

- Nicely done with the foliage, though I'd stick to a single leaf type in a given bush/tree/vine rather than mixing them, and try to make the vines a little less patchy.

- The yard looks good for the most part, but avoid using the wheat blocks at all in personal yards; grains would only be farmed in larger fields. Also, I'm not sure what the sandstone pillar blocks under log blocks are supposed to be, but I'd avoid using the sandstone pillar there.

- In here I'd suggest using a smaller hearth design; I'd also suggest reorganizing furniture a bit to better use the empty space in the center of the room (e.g., removing the hoppers in the corner and having a central table for food preparation/eating).

Everything seems good otherwise! For the next challenge build, please make a medium-sized house in the style of /warp tortown. Let me know if you have any questions, either on the feedback or the challenge style. Good luck!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Guilix

Guilix

Street Preacher
hi! Thanks for the feedback it really helps me improve my builds. The sandstone pilllar was supposed to be stripped log since this block doesn't exist on the server but you're right it doen't work at all ...
 

Guilix

Street Preacher
Here is the Tortown style house. Rlly enjoyed building this, it's a very special style i'm not used too yet but fun to work with.
-Two people are living here, they sell food, spices and stuff like that.
- the two parts of the house were not build at the same period so that's why they are in different palettes.
 

Attachments

  • 2021-03-24_14.24.06.png
    2021-03-24_14.24.06.png
    747.3 KB · Views: 11
  • 2021-03-24_14.24.13.png
    2021-03-24_14.24.13.png
    800.6 KB · Views: 16
  • 2021-03-24_14.24.19.png
    2021-03-24_14.24.19.png
    888.2 KB · Views: 10
  • 2021-03-24_14.24.25.png
    2021-03-24_14.24.25.png
    805.1 KB · Views: 10
  • 2021-03-24_14.24.46.png
    2021-03-24_14.24.46.png
    504.9 KB · Views: 13
  • 2021-03-24_14.24.57.png
    2021-03-24_14.24.57.png
    736.2 KB · Views: 9
  • 2021-03-24_14.25.02.png
    2021-03-24_14.25.02.png
    548.5 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-24_14.25.12.png
    2021-03-24_14.25.12.png
    651.6 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-24_14.25.21.png
    2021-03-24_14.25.21.png
    505.1 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-24_14.25.26.png
    2021-03-24_14.25.26.png
    421.8 KB · Views: 11
  • Like
Reactions: xdaenerystargaryen

Guilix

Street Preacher
.
 

Attachments

  • 2021-03-24_14.25.37.png
    2021-03-24_14.25.37.png
    556.3 KB · Views: 4
  • 2021-03-24_14.25.42.png
    2021-03-24_14.25.42.png
    550.3 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-24_14.34.43.png
    2021-03-24_14.34.43.png
    431.8 KB · Views: 4

Emoticone11

The Dark Lord Sauron
Hey Guilix,

I think this house is pretty much up to standards, looks like it could fit in well at the Tor town! Very well done. I do have some minor points of feedback, though:

- A couple of the herb/chili blocks here look like they're floating, since they're not attached to anything above.

- I wouldn't have the arrow slit windows directly under the roof on this side of the house; it makes that facade seem a bit messy and also makes it more difficult to do the rafters on the inside properly.

- Make sure to have rafters supporting the slate from underneath in this room!

For a tentative final challenge build, please make a middle class house in the style of /warp fairmarket, including a moderately sized yard. The style there is a bit more complex, so make sure to take your time and study the style closely, but I'm sure you'll do fine. Let me know if you have any questions on anything. Good luck!
 

Guilix

Street Preacher
Thanks for the feedback! Yeah i kinda forgot about the rafters sorry lol :) and for the chili and the herb, it's because the floor is made out of slabs so i couldn't fit a rope between it and the chili but i'll find a way next time
 

Guilix

Street Preacher
Here is the fairmarket style house. So five people live here. Theyr shop isn't in the house, they work elsewhere
 

Attachments

  • 2021-03-27_13.04.36.png
    2021-03-27_13.04.36.png
    777.3 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.05.29.png
    2021-03-27_13.05.29.png
    694.6 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.04.54.png
    2021-03-27_13.04.54.png
    984.8 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.06.05.png
    2021-03-27_13.06.05.png
    385.2 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.06.11.png
    2021-03-27_13.06.11.png
    369.6 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.06.17.png
    2021-03-27_13.06.17.png
    505.6 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.06.23.png
    2021-03-27_13.06.23.png
    425.8 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.06.31.png
    2021-03-27_13.06.31.png
    462.4 KB · Views: 8
  • 2021-03-27_13.06.38.png
    2021-03-27_13.06.38.png
    527.2 KB · Views: 8

Emoticone11

The Dark Lord Sauron
Hey Guilix,

Very excellent work with this house! The timber frame patterns are very nicely done. The only feedback I have is that the vines are a bit too patchy; try to use them in larger surfaces. Don't have singular vine blocks that only touch another in the corner, make sure every vine block has at least one directly adjacent.

I think you'll learn more as a probationary builder on the server at this point, so consider yourself approved! :)

I've promoted you to builder in-game. The next step is to read over the New Builder guide, found here: http://westeroscraft.wikia.com/wiki/Newbie_guide
And also make yourself a probation thread in the probation forum.

You can start building at any open locations on the server - you can find these at /warp build (possibly outdated as people forget to update it sometimes), and also by going to our dynmap and toggling "Open Plot", which is a new feature that we're testing, or otherwise just asking around to see which builds are open. Also, you can ask a mod to set you up with a plot in the Test world.

A probie leader should post on your thread within a week or so, give constructive feedback on your houses for the next month, and help be your entrypoint into the server community in general. As sometimes the probie leaders can be busy IRL, I also highly suggest seeking out feedback from project leaders and other online builders. At the end, you'll be made full builder.

Welcome to the team, I look forward to building with you! :D