Adamantine V3 Recruitment
With Team Extreme V3 around the corner, I’ve decided to begin planning for a large themed faction. Before I continue I’ll share a bit of history (behind the spoiler) about myself as a player as these days I hardly ever see familiar faces. If you don’t care much about that just read ahead
For Team Extreme V3 I will be starting a faction named Adamantine on one of the new build servers. This faction will be strictly themed with two very large (14x14 chunk) megabuilds. Floating above the land or water will be Laputa (based on Laputa: Castle in the Sky). This is an enormous build by itself but there’s another project that will be taking place underground. Below the surface there will be a large underground city based on The City of Ember. Both of these builds will take some time to complete and should prove to be a fun challenge. If Laputa is built over land, the surface will be open with plots that members can build in (Plots will also be available on Laputa itself, and in the underground city, regardless). If built above water we may do something like a city upon floating barges with bridges and things of that nature. I’ll get a feel for what people want to do and go from there. Now for some details about the faction and what I’ll need from people who want to join.
Let me start off by explaining Laputa in more detail. This build in particular will serve as the faction home. This floating castle has a lot of surface area that can either be covered with trees/gardens or used as plots. Within the castle are huge chambers that I plan to use for faction facilities such as farms, hotel, shops, workshops etc. There are also many passageways that encircle the structure with hidden doors and rooms. We will build the main structure first and then add more details and flesh out the large empty chambers with whatever it is we need. All materials for this build will be provided as needed for non-EVIP players. I have pictures of the basic main structure below for reference. Again, once this is built, we’ll decorate it up some more and change up some blocks to make it more visually appealing as it’s rather plain in its basic form.
The second major build is going to be The City of Ember. This will be based off the description from the book as well as visuals from the film. I don’t have a reference Minecraft build for this project but it will be planned out based on the photos below. This section of the faction will have a central city with open plots surrounding it where members can build their homes for that section within the theme. All materials for the central section of this part will be provided as needed for non-EVIP members.
The surface, be it water or land, will be where members can build in their own style upon their plots. Once again, this will either be open plots on land, or bridge-connected areas on top of water. No pictures for this as it’s pretty much your everyday faction setup more-or-less.
What I need to make this faction work:
-The faction will need 25 players in order to claim the land required for this project
-Adamantine will need a co-leader (preferably someone who is on during the day eastern US time)
-Adamantine will need 3 other officers to help with recruitment and to manage moderation tasks in the faction.
-Adamantine could really use some EVIPs as the Laputa build alone is a huge floating castle and the use of /fly and creative mode will make things much easier.
-Adamantine will absolutely need dedicated players (VIP or not) who are willing to work together to make this whole thing happen. The goal is to get this done, add a warp, and have it as a place for everyone on the server to visit, explore, and enjoy.
Things you should know before joining:
-This faction will be on a new build server, and will not be on the same server as the popular V3 City project. I realize many people (myself included) are interested in that large project and I want to be clear that this faction is not meant to compete with it. You have the ability to join both if you so desire.
-If you want to join simply to help build and leave afterward, that is fine, however, I would like to know in advance if that is your plan.
-There will be a height limit for the surface section of the faction. Because Laputa is so massive, this is simply unavoidable. You’ll still be able to build multiple stories up, but you won’t be making any towers that top out at 256 (especially at the very center).
-If you don’t want to help with the building of the major projects but still wish to join the faction, that is also okay. We could always use the claims to make this a reality. Be advised that your rank will remain at recruit while the projects are underway. I would also like to know this in advance.
-Griefing of any kind will not be tolerated. I’ve been pretty lax in the past and have generally given faction members a second chance (especially for small or obvious accidents), but with this project, it is imperative that members do not break anything they didn’t place unless specifically instructed to do so. I will be extremely adamant about reporting griefs. If you do something accidentally, PM me on the forums immediately or expect to be reported.
-Non EVIP members are free to help with the Laputa build at their own risk. This is a floating structure and you will die if you fall. The faction will not replace your items, so be careful up there (or set a /f home macro).
-If you have past drama with other faction members, squash it. We’ll all be working together and nobody wants attitudes getting in the way.
What to Expect:
-In the first day, the surface underneath where Laputa is to be built will be set up so that players can start building on their own plots. A height limit will be in place to allow room for the floating castle and players should go in understanding that the area under the castle will be in shadow so lighting will be important. A temporary /f home will be set up on the bottom layer of the Laputa build where non-EVIP players will be able to jump into shallow water to get to the surface of the faction if desired. This will allow EVIPs and non-EVIPs to get up to Laputa to help with the build simply by using /f home.
-Throughout the first week, the main concern will be Laputa, and for players without EVIP who are afraid of falling and losing stuff, they can begin clearing the underground to start preparations for The City of Ember.
-By the end of the second week, with a few EVIP players, I expect the main structure of Laputa will be complete. Depending on how much underground has been cleared at that time, road layouts for The City of Ember could begin.
-By the end of the first month of V3, Laputa should be fully decorated (certain blocks replaced for visual appeal, various decorative items added throughout the interior), the city center for The City of Ember should be complete, and plots for the underground city should be assigned.
Preferences and Requirements:
-There is a soft age requirement of 16+. This is due to the fact that using Teamspeak will be important while the main builds are underway. Under 16 is still okay, but it’s simply not preferred and you may be looked over in favor of an older player. If you’re not planning on participating in the main builds, there is no set age limit. I simply ask that you exercise a decent level of maturity whether you’re 10 or 70. *update* The use of Teamspeak for the main build of Laputa is not quite as important as I am working on layer-by-layer plans that members can use as a guide whenever they feel like pitching in. The structure will be built layer-by-layer from the bottom up.
-EVIPs are preferred over all other players due to the nature of the builds.
-You absolutely must have a good history on TE. Previous bans will be scrutinized and considered strongly in your application. Serious bans such as major griefing or repeat theft are instant disqualifiers.
-Players must know the basic ins and outs of Minecraft. If you’re a brand new player and don’t know where to “get stuff” or find out what Y level you’re currently on, or ask things like “how do I build”, I must suggest you seek out a different faction.
-A decent grasp of the English language is required until the time comes that I have an officer who can translate to Tagalog or any other heavily used language on the server. This requirement will be updated if that should happen.
(EVIP) Parlor_Tonic (Co-Leader)
(EVIP) Ashinshugar (Co-Leader)
If you understand what you’ve read above and are interested in joining Adamantine, please complete the form below as a reply to this post. All applications will be considered and an approval or denial will be sent as a PM.
Your Age (for your privacy this is not required but would be good to know):
Can you use Teamspeak?:
How long have you been a player on TE?:
What time of day are you usually on?:
Have you ever been banned by TE staff? (Reason):
Are you fluent in any language other than English? (which):
Do you wish to actively participate in the main builds?:
Are you strongly interested in an officer position? (if so, state any experience):
Any other comments:
Edited by Parlor_Tonic, 26 March 2016 - 09:19 AM.