IronBank Builder Application

IronBank

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What is your Minecraft username?
ManHasNoName0

What is your age?
25+

In what country are you living?
United States

Where did you first hear about WesterosCraft?
Youtube

What do you like the most about GoT/ASoIaF?
I've not read the books but have watched the entire GoT series more than once. To me this is more a question of what don't I like about GoT (looking at you, Season 8).

All seriousness, the immense depth and breadth of the GoT universe is what fascinates me most. All facets of the story seem to have a history, most of which deeply rooted in spiritual belief. Nothing has ever really stimulated my imagination like this series has.

Of course my favorite character is Jaqen H'ghar (username is a dead giveaway). Why exactly? The red god always has his due. A man couldn't think of a more fascinating way to serve than carrying out assassinations like the members of this mysterious guild do.

Favorite battle? Definitely Battle Of The Bastards. Wildlings teaming up with Jon Snow, Wun Wun storming the gates of Winterfell taking a million arrows, all capped with the enormously satisfying scene of Jon Snow turning Ramsay Bolton's face to pulp. AWESOME.

Fun fact, I've successfully recreated the lemon cakes that Sansa Stark loves so much. They are confirmed delicious.

What is your favorite build on our server?
The Vale. Literally everything about it. The terraforming in that region is simply mind blowing. I'm a former downhill ski racer so the mountains are my happy place. Walking thru that terrain just bring back so many good memories. The amount of detail that went into that build is nothing short of incredible.

It's also amazing to see how fortified the Eyrie truly is. Truly impregnable (sorry, Bronn...no way you and 10 good men with climbing spikes are getting to that).

Why do you want to join our server?
I've spent a few weeks on the server just roaming about on the Kings Road and the Eastern Road, chatting it up with the rest of the builders along the way. I'm drawn to the talent and camaraderie that people on this server possess. Learning to build seems like a fun challenge to take up as well. Couldn't think of a better environment to use as a creative outlet for that endeavor.

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Did you follow the application rules?
You know nothing, Jon Snow
 

CashBanks

A Knight at the Opera
Hey IronBank, thanks for your application and sounds like you're a fan of GoT so you've come to the right place!

Well done with replicating the application house, As I hope you can tell ,we try to put as much detail and signs of life as we can into every single building on the server. Hopefully through this application process you'll see how this approach is carried across our different projects and styles.

You're off to a good start and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next. For your first challenge build, please make a Low Class Farmer's house in the style of /warp tarbeck and share screenshots of it in this thread.

Take note of commonalities between the houses (block mix, shape of roof, size of house, interior blocks, attic spaces, mezzanine platforms) and make a house that would fit into the Tarbeck town. It would be great if you could add a yard to it too.

If you haven't already, you can take a look at the Basic Building Guide for some more tips.

Please take your time to study the style in detail, and make sure to ask if you have any questions on the above feedback or the Tarbeck style.

Good luck!
 

IronBank

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Hey Cash -
Here's what I've come up with. Noticed a couple different roof styles at the /warp and opted to use the steeper pitch as it allows a bit more room in the loft. Tried to make use of outdoor working space as much as possible to keep the interior from getting too stuffy (ie outdoor "slaughter station" in the back, laundry up front). Occupation of the household is berry farming (along with some lavender). Didn't overthink this part..instead went with my personal favorites :)
 

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CashBanks

A Knight at the Opera
Hey IronBank,
Thanks for completing this Tarbeck style house, you've done a really nice job.

I don't have much feedback as I think you've captured all the important elements. All the interior details look good and appropriate to a low class house and it's a good use of space. The choice of blocks looks consistent with the Tarbeck style as well. My only small suggestion would be to add grass foliage blocks on top of the ground grass blocks, in this fashion for example:
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Great job overall though.

For your next challenge, please build a middle class professional house in the White Harbor style of /warp gullsgate (the general style in the sprawl outside the main city walls). Houses in large towns will usually have a profession on their on the ground floor and residence upstairs, take a look at the styleguide at the /warp oldstyleguides and the finished houses in the White Harbor area for inspiration, and give the house some kind of profession that would make sense in White Harbor (e.g. carpenter/cooper/blacksmith/boat builder, netmaker etc).

Good luck!
 

IronBank

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Hey Cash -
Apologies for the delay. I saved all the terra work for last and have just now come to the realization that climate dictates how the blocks react. That said, I've learned the hard way that I can't get the flora to match White Harbor on a plot that's situated in a tropical climate (for shame).

As for the structural build...I've put together a Blacksmith house (Gray Stone Palette on the styleguide)...taking heavy inspiration from an existing plot at X: 2163 Z: -2138 Y: 39. Only changes I made to the existing layout are within and just outside the commercial business area. I've added some additional shelving to showcase product, as well as punched an additional door allowing access to the forge located in the back. There's actually another residence/business occupying this space on the server plot so took a couple liberties in doing this.

Pictures attached. Thanks for the review and look forward to your feedback.
 

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CashBanks

A Knight at the Opera
Hey IronBank, thanks for taking the time to put together this White Harbor house. Once again you've done a really nice job, you've captured all the small details we like to include in urban professional houses and the look and feel of the blacksmith is consistent with the White Harbor style.

My only small point of advice would be to avoid round yard shapes (extreme examples of this are called "bubble yards"). You can square them off to take advantage of the space available.

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Otherwise I think at this point you'll learn more from being an actual builder, so consider yourself approved!

Please make sure to read the New Builder guide here: https://westeroscraft.com/wiki/guides/new-builders-guide

The next step is to make a probation thread in the Probation Forum. You can start building at any open locations on the server - you can find a list of these at /warp build, although it's sometimes outdated, so I would also recommend just asking people in-game and checking the forums for recent project happenings.

You can also toggle open plot markers on the dynmap mc.westeroscraft.com

A probie leader should post on your thread within a week or so and continue to give you constructive feedback on your houses for the next month (and help be your entry point into the server community in general), although as sometimes the probie leaders are busy IRL you may need to be patient while they find the time to respond to you. But message me again if a probie leader hasn't contacted you within two weeks, or if they're taking a while to respond.

I would also encourage you to seek feedback from project leaders and other builders/mods. At the end, you'll be made full builder assuming everything goes smoothly.

I'd suggest you also start thinking about what projects you might like to work on, we encourage new builders to first work on "mini-projects" which are small one off areas of other projects, e.g. a hamlet, mill, quarry, and flagged as open for mini-apps by the project leader. Once you've done a few of these you'll be able to apply for a full project.

Make sure to stay in touch and let us know if you're losing interest, not finding enough work to do, or if there's any issues with the probation.

Welcome back and I'll see you in Westeros!
 
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