Looking for: Builders!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by ezeiger92, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. ezeiger92

    ezeiger92 Well-Known Member Lead Admin Survival Admin

    Survival is in need of builders to create and update various structures/terrain around the server.

    Castle dungeon
    In sharp contrast to Sewers, Castle is a PvE dungeon that overwhelms you by its massive scale. The early sections are balanced for new players with little gear, but monsters grow more difficult and numerous as the path goes on. The final challenges at the very top of the castle are on par with Sewers.

    What is needed:
    • Front and side courtyard landscaping
    • Interior design for lower floors
    • Layout for upper floors
    • Layout for sewers
    • Interior design for upper floors
    • Exterior for entire castle
    • Mini-boss spires
    • Boss spire

    Guild halls
    Guild halls act as monuments to the core mcMMO skills, each offering unique features to aid you in the quest to level 1000. They sit around the main spawn and are styled rustic with some fantasy elements.

    What is needed:
    • Updates for
      • Miner's guild
      • Fisherman's guild
    • Design and location for
      • Lumberjack's guild
      • Farmer's guild
      • Terra-former's guild
      • Fighter's guild
      • Archer's guild
      • Alchemist's guild
      • Trainer's guild

    Update for spawn buildings
    Our spawn has aged pretty well, and is (afaik) the longest living spawn for the survival server! How has it stuck around for so long? There's plenty of space for expansion, and periodically we update buildings with new blocks or better design. Well it's that time again!

    What is needed:
    • Observatory interior
    • Museum interior and exterior
    • Museum content
    • Mall interior and exterior
    • Casino interior
    • Casino mechanics (new types of machines, etc)

    Monument dungeon
    Grab your scuba mask and sharpest spear, it's time to get some loot! Monument is an entirely submerged dungeon infested with guardians and squid. You will drown if you stay too long. It provides a unique, stealth based combat experience, because out in the open you are far too vulnerable! There is no fixed layer structure, but rather a three dimensional maze of pathways to search.

    What is needed:
    • Basic maze layout
    • Ocean floor terrain
    • Structure and detailing

    Volcano arena (Colosseum)
    This massive, multi biomed, item-safe fighting arena is the ideal location for all kinds of pvp events. If you are looking to prove you're the best pvper, or even just test out some new weapons and armor, you've come to the right place!

    What is needed:
    • Proper entrance with introduction to the arena
    • Forgotten Jungle biome completion (ezeiger92 has been working on this)
    • Underground Desert biome
    • Subzero biome completion (prototype stage)
    • Lost Temple biome completion (Yuf/YYi has been working on this)
    • Eerie Woods biome completion (North_Korean has been working on this)
    • Floating Isles biome
    • 2-4 more biome ideas

    Want to be part of one of these projects? Post below in this format!
    (Fill in the "..." sections)
    [b]What project(s) would you like to help with?[/b]
    [b]Noteworthy builds: (post screenshots or list creative warps!)[/b]
    [b]What editing tools are you good with?[/b]
    [b]Any related experience (level design, making models, ...)[/b]
    This is your chance to have a build saved in spawn for eternity*

    *Not necessarily eternity, offer only available in participating states, some restrictions apply, please see a medical professional if you have a bone block lasting more than 4 hours.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
  2. Joe

    Joe New Member

    If you are looking for like-minded fiends to design and sculpt the most horrifying, challenging, and captivating monstrosity of a tower of torture...

    then I'll just toos my resume in the bin and you can see the next guy. I can build something decently challenging though and it will look nice. Or I can make it actually impossible, that is also fairly straight forward.

    Either way, I'd be glad to help.
  3. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP


    Noteworthy builds: (post screenshots or list creative warps!)
    The usual for me, at the moment I would present Steamtown, my /home on Creative (An ongoing project where I'm making a city), and my /home on survival (A smaller farm, but well made).

    What editing tools are you good with?
    Familiar with basic World Edit functions, both in construction and terraforming. While I do know how to terraform using it, I'm not the best at it and can't really do complex biomes just yet.

    Any related experience (level design, making models, ...)
    Not any extensive experience, but I am working towards building skills at level design and environment building with the Unreal Map Editor, so there's that (Gotta diversify those interests. I'm also taking up Architecture proper as a hobby outside of MC.

    You should probably ask which area the person wants to work on
    I'll be happy to prototype some guild buildings on creative; although I'd also be happy to assist with any other projects you need doing.
  4. ezeiger92

    ezeiger92 Well-Known Member Lead Admin Survival Admin

    Good point, fixed!

    And there's joe, completely ignoring the format, but I talked to you in teamspeak so it's fine I guess...
    Accepted for "Castle dungeon"!

    Accepted for guild halls (well, really anything)
    You can take a look at areas around spawn if you want to find a good spot for the halls
  5. Joe

    Joe New Member

    To be fair, I warned you that I'm a hazard.

    Ammended for the records.



    Noteworthy builds: (post screenshots or list creative warps!)
    My current survival town (more complete version in creative linked below)
    Open world server faction capital and world spawn/shop design
    And a few others I can add later if needed.

    What editing tools are you good with?
    Quite good with World Edit functions, both in construction and terraforming. I will note voxel is far superior in terraforming, but because it isn't updated as often, I'll get by.

    Any related experience (level design, making models, ...)
    Nope. MC is my only non-writing related art outlet, as my main job is more technical.

    You should probably ask which area the person wants to work on
    I can world on the Tower of Terror design no problem.
  6. ezeiger92

    ezeiger92 Well-Known Member Lead Admin Survival Admin

    Joe Thanks :p

    Added "Volcano arena (Colosseum)" to the list of build jobs!
  7. ezeiger92

    ezeiger92 Well-Known Member Lead Admin Survival Admin

    This thread is still active!

    We've moved in Legend9468's fighter and archery guild halls, and they look pretty sweet!
    They are located next to the entrance to "Volcano", which has brand new region definitions that are MUCH cleaner than before.
    Joe has been hard at work on Castle, gutting the entire maze floorplan and building massive open hallways.

    We need more builders for all that's on the list!
  8. bobbylou4

    bobbylou4 Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    If you want to see the guilds the creative staff had been working on ages ago i'd be happy to try to dig up the warps and throw them down here. I think a few of them may be done or more than halfway completed. You may do what you like with them. Use their designs or just purely for inspiration.
  9. ezeiger92

    ezeiger92 Well-Known Member Lead Admin Survival Admin

    That would be handy!
  10. bobbylou4

    bobbylou4 Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    It seems most of our builds have been lost in time, but I scrounged together some warps that can give an idea of some builds. Not sure if you can use anything we have laying around, it seems most of our builds match our egos, fairly large. the only one that was completely finished and actually designed well for survival is Qb's fishing guild.

    Qb10panther's Fisherman Guild @/warp FishermanGuild
    random guild @/warp bobplot (to the left there is a castle with terrain n stuff. scattered around are random buildings.)
    there are lots of things around /warp Paris and /warp chan that you could possibly use, I'm sure he they won't care.

    As always any warp made by chandler107 or Reddux will be beautiful.

    I thought we had done a lot more, we may have, however, I can't seem to find them. You could probably fly around plotworld and find some nice things. The team built a lot of example builds and threw them down there. Even just flying around or spamming warps could be fruitful.

    -Best of Luck,
    P.S. And of course, you don't have to do anything I say. Just tired of reading for class so I figured I would try to help.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
  11. Joe

    Joe New Member

    I like how to describe the guild halls as 'pretty sweet' and the volcano definitions as 'clean' while my work is 'gutting' and 'massive'.

    Actually, never mind, that is an accurate description. Carry on.

    I am interested in outsourcing the design of small room-sized challenges and puzzles to anyone interested in contributing. Essentially, any random bum designs a room and if it's alright, I adjust the theme and colors to match the castle and add it to the overall structure connected by custom hallways/doorways/passages. This is meant to still keep the quality of one good builder making a castle, but make up for the deficit of ideas I have for actual challenges.

    While I'm here and in class I think I'll take some notes on what constraints I would place on 'contract' work.

    - Every room must have at least one entrance and exit.
    - Every room must have at least one distinguishing feature.
    - Every room must have low lighting for at least 50% of the space
    - Every room must present a challenge (Pick at least one)
    --- Takes at least 20 seconds to complete (ex: parkour, mini-boss)
    --- Provides an increased chance of death (enviroments where item loss is a major factor are discourged)
    --- Contains something hidden
    --- Provides background or lore for the castle

    Anyway, my main goal for this construct is "No Empty Rooms". So getting some more ideas and allowing some of the guys to help contribute and design their own challenges could be a really good idea.

    Strength through unity, unity through subjugation.
  12. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP

    Casual reminder that there's still the alchemy, trainer's, and farmer's guild that I built are good to go, and just need to be copied over.

    Still not to happy with the lumberjacks (kinda average build) and terraforming (Not focussed, doesn't embody the concept) though; I'm happy for someone else to take them over :p

    Joe Quick clarifier on the above: Are there set dimensions for these rooms? And are the entrances/exits fixed? I'm happy to throw down a few ideas on creative if you need me to.

    Also, kinda hard to provide background information on the build if we know nothing about it :D Although I assume you'll message anyone helping so everyone else has to discover it themselves.
  13. Joe

    Joe New Member

    - There isn't any particular dimension requirement, but under 15x15x15 would be the easiest to place in the build without a lot of work. If it is a boss or epic-challenge room, I could accept something much larger, but at that point the room better be amazing because I'm going to have to design most of a floor around it.
    - A door anywhere is fine, any possibility of a simple doorway system was ruined by having rooms of different sizes anyway
    - I also did intend to message anyone interested in-game if they wanted to make a lore room.
    - If you're volunteering, go to /warp castle on the survival world and you can see what I've already built.
  14. SimplyGreen03

    SimplyGreen03 Member Creative Architect

    If you're not happy with the lumberjacks guild I might make an attempt at it.
  15. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP

    Joe I'll trial a few designs either tonight or tomorrow then. Nothing lore heavy, more just trying my hand at different styles in a compact space.

    SimplyGreen03 Go for it :D My current designs are at my /home on creative if you want to check them out. They're just the raw buildings without surrounding details atm. Also don't feel obliged to follow my theming, they're more a product of my building style than of what Eze wanted.
  16. SimplyGreen03

    SimplyGreen03 Member Creative Architect

    I finished the Lumberjack guild, I would make a warp to it but apparently architects are only allowed 5 warps (I have 2 pages of warps that I don't want to delete). You can get to the guild by using my /home

    Thanks to qb for the house design ;)
  17. epic_poke8

    epic_poke8 Active Member VIP

    Sorry, but my PC was down over the summer. I'd like to help with building stuff around if possible, but I haven't much experience with building tools as I don't frequent Creative enough to finish my arch build. If I can still build stuff, I'd really like to contribute something to my favorite server.


    What project(s) would you like to help with?
    Any of the available Guild Halls would be nice, but if possible, I'd really like to make the Trainer's and Farmer's Guilds.

    Noteworthy builds: (post screenshots or list creative warps!)
    Unfortunately, as I am not on Creative often, all my completed builds on SC display my build styles from about 2 years ago. My techniques have become more refined, and I will get screenshots from my PS4 minecraft world as soon as I can to show you what I can do now. Until then, here's the only thing I finished in Creative with this account:
    /warp epicathedral

    What editing tools are you good with?
    Unfortunately, I haven't much experience with anything, but I can learn.

    Any related experience (level design, making models, ...)
    In MC, not really in terms of making things for other people, but outside, I really enjoy sculpting with clay and frequently make cities and contraptions with both legos and k'nex.

  18. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP

    Yeah, more builders :D I was afraid I was going to have to make them all myself. It's probably a good idea to have a wander around the spawn island to get an idea of the terrain as well, not much room for expansive fields of anything like that for the most part.
  19. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP

    This thread will always remain valid, so it's worth bumping.

    I actually have a contribution to make as well. I need help with a build on survival.

    I've found myself with very little free time over this past week to work on a particular build of mine (A spawn/small town type thing), and so I figure it'll help if I get peeps to help me with it. I'd rather get Apprentice level peeps from creative to help, but I shan't be too picky if a few Builder IIs also want to pitch in.

    Once this particular section is done then it'll be open to the entire server to contribute. So the more people that help now the sooner we can all have fun.
  20. Magetime

    Magetime Active Member VIP

    Im your man boss, let me know :p