OT Teams - Introduction APPLICATIONS OPEN

Oldtown Dedicated Teams focus on certain overarching subprojects like the Sewers, Roads, Defenses or similar parts of the City, as explained before. In the following post, we explain the two different roles, Team Leader and Team Member in additional detail. You will learn about the requirements for these roles.

Team Leader​

Teams are made up of 1 to at most 2 Team Leaders. Team Leaders take the role of a project manager for their team. They need to fulfill a number of additional requirements, like:
  • Define goals and Milestones
  • Coordinating with OT Core and other administration
  • Coordinating with Subdistrict Leaders
  • Coordinating with other Teams
  • Project Management of their own Team
  • Team Member coordination
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making
  • ...
As a Team Leader your primary goal is to enable your team members. You define goals and Milestones, divide those into digestible tasks, and coordinate those tasks with your team members. You need to learn to identify roadblocks and coordinate with the OT Administration, other Teams or entities in order to remove them.
You are required to set up and maintain a number of communication channels, each serving a separate purpose. All team members must have access and be able to contribute to each of these:
  • A Trello Board for task coordination. We have set up a Trello Board Template with further explanations. You are required to make a board for your team and keep it up to date.
  • A communication channel for your team. This could be a PM on the forums, or a PM on Discord. All Team members must have access to this communication channel.
  • A forum thread. We've set up threads for each Team. These are your team's front end to the community. Use the thread for Team Member applications, announcements, requests, or to discuss issues with the community or the OT Administration

Team Member​

Teams can include 3 to at most 7 team members. Team members take the role of active contributors to a team. They need to take an active part in their team and contribute not only ingame, but also to the communicative tools like the Trello Board. A Team member's primary goal is to take up an available task and fulfill it, respond to feedback and further requests. We expect teams to autonomously resolve any disagreements in a civil manner, but team members must be prepared to accept their team leader's final decision even if they disagree with it.

Builders may be part of several Teams at once, but they must not act as team leaders in more than one team.


List of OT Teams​

TeamOpen for Leader Application?Open for Member Application?Team Leader(s)
RoadsOPENNo
Water & SewageFULLFULLLuk
UnderworldNoNo
DefensesFULLFULLDutchGuard
Plazas & SquaresNoNo
Parks & GardensNoNo
Rivers & CanalsFULLOPENlemonbear
TerraformingFULLFULLJaketheSnake8_8
Quality AssuranceNoNo
SupportNoNo




Team Leader Applications​

In order to apply for a Team Leader role for a certain team, please simply post below, using the following format. We will discuss your application and then get back to you.

Team Member Applications​

In order to apply, wait for the Team Leader to open the Team's forum thread for applications, then use the format provided there. Member applications are reviewed and decided on by the Team Leader.

Team Leader Application Format​

Full Ingame Name:
Ingame Nick Name:
WesterosCraft Builder since (estimated):
Projects Led:
Minis Led:
Trello Account: <Not necessary to post this in the application, but you will need one if you are chosen as a Team Leader. Make a new one if you do not want to share your personal account or email!>

Team applied for:
Have you read the OT Document?
 
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ContraBlonde

Printmaker
Applications welcome for:
Sewers - Team Lead
Defenses - Team Lead
Terraforming - Team Lead


Please keep in mind that these are primarily management roles. If you prefer to contribute to these teams in a more hands-on fashion, wait until the Teams start recruiting Team Members.
Can people apply to be Members of multiple teams? For example applying to be a member of Defenses and Support?
 
Full Ingame Name: Jakethebearwoof
Ingame Nick Name: Jarkthesnark, Jake
WesterosCraft Builder since: May 2020
Projects led: Varner (WIP), northislandimmersion (Co-op, WIP)
Mini's led: ferrenhamlet1, lavender oil complex in starpike
Trello Account: jake thesnake

Team applied for: Terra
Have you read the OT Document? Read, performed literary analysis, psychoanalysed it
 

Iwan

Boldtown
Admin
Full Ingame Name: Jakethebearwoof
Ingame Nick Name: Jarkthesnark, Jake
WesterosCraft Builder since: May 2020
Projects led: Varner (WIP), northislandimmersion (Co-op, WIP)
Mini's led: ferrenhamlet1, lavender oil complex in starpike
Trello Account: jake thesnake

Team applied for: Terra
Have you read the OT Document? Read, performed literary analysis, psychoanalysed it
Approved.
 

Iwan

Boldtown
Admin
Because the question has come up a few times in the past couple days, I'd like to point out this bit from the OP:

Builders may be part of several Teams at once, but they must not act as team leaders in more than one team.
So, feel free to apply as a team member, even if you are already in another team. But also please understand that we might wait accepting your application a few days. We want that others, who have not yet had the chance to join a team, have the opportunity to join one, before someone gets to join a second one. If after a few days (or maybe a week or so) there's still vacant spots, we'll let you join. I think that's only fair.
 

lemonbear

Nymeria
Full Ingame Name: lemonbear
Ingame Nick Name: lemonbear
WesterosCraft Builder since (estimated): Spring 2013
Projects Led: Cairns, Arbor Isles (the original ones), Turnberry, Yronwood, Hawthorne, Central Westerlands megabuild
Minis Led: probably a few
Trello Account: @alpacaficus

Team applied for: Rivers & Canals
Have you read the OT Document? definitely!
 

JJLyric

Poet
Full Ingame Name: Jyaf
Ingame Nick Name: JJ
WesterosCraft Builder since (estimated): January this year?
Projects Led: Cobb (coop, WIP)
Minis Led: HHHam3,Sfham1, Ryamsport quarry, Varner winery
Trello Account: Jack jay

Team applied for: Road Networks
Have you read the OT Document? 100%