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Castle Builder Contest – A 300 Subscribers Special!

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created 01/31/2020 1:06 pm by TomConn history
last reply 02/26/2020 3:44 am


Get your shovels! Get your swords! It’s time to build a castle! Where will your castle be safe? On the ground? Under water? Maybe a castle in the sky, or even higher? Wherever you think the best place for a castle is, that is where you should create your very own.

Prizes:

First place: Special Badge + 1 week as the “Build of the Week” + Shout-out on TomConn’s wallpost + 30 EUR Steam Giftcard + Personal thank you message
Second place: Special badge + Shout-out on TomConn’s wallpost + 15 EUR Steam Giftcard + Personal thank you message
Third place: Special badge + Shout-out on TomConn’s wallpost + 5 EUR Steam Giftcard
Participating: Badge + Collective shout-out on TomConn’s wallpost


How to participate:

– Your task is to build a castle in a place where you think it would be safest. This could be under water, in space, or maybe just high above the clouds. It’s up to you.
– There are no starter maps, and custom terrain will also be judged if it is included.
– When you’re finished: Take a few screenshots, or make a render. Upload the project with a world or .schem / .schematic file.
– Leave a comment with a link to the project on this thread, so that we know you’re taking part in the contest.


Time table:

– The contest starts on January 31.
– The contest ends on March 1, at 23:59 UTC+01:00
– Submissions submitted after this time period will not be included in the final judging process.

Rules


Who are the judges?
TomConn & VoxelBlox & SarcasmSelfTestComplete & DinowCookie

How will your entry be judged?


Need inspiration?
I've made a folder on Pinterest with lots of amazing castles that can help you get ideas :)
https://pin.it/fknco55gfj5jg6

You can also check out the 300 Subcribers Special - Mega Bundle!
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02/25/2020 11:00 pm
Level 25 : Expert Architect
SuperMinecrafz
just wanna make sure, when's the final judging process?
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02/26/2020 3:18 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
The deadline is the first of March. From there, the judges have a 2 week time limit on judging all the different builds from the entry folder. After that, we'll have the results, and they will be posted along with badges, prices, etc. :)
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02/25/2020 7:11 am
Level 20 : Expert Cake
EndPlayz
Here is my entry for the contest!
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02/25/2020 8:55 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
It looks amazing :D
I have added it to the entry folder :)
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02/24/2020 3:56 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Cowboy
Wet
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02/24/2020 4:00 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Uuuh, it looks really good :D
Added to the entry folder ;)
5
02/23/2020 10:46 am
Level 34 : Artisan uwu
Sky0Wings
Just finished the build, here is my entry, Thyrm!
ヾ(´¬`)ノ
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02/23/2020 2:33 pm
Level 43 : Master Princess
CaraRose
dear God! should I even try to take first place after that haha? xD
3
02/24/2020 10:05 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
DinowCookie
One should always try to take first place 😉
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02/23/2020 11:03 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Holy heck... That's big o:
Added to the entry folder :D
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02/24/2020 10:24 amhistory
Level 44 : Master Artist
Emfire
Do you even judge the defendebility in case of a siege, or the general structure where the lords residence is, where the stables are, great hall, chapel (all kinds of things that should be in a medival castle).
I build a lot of castles with conquest reforged, so a castle that big look good and all, but lacks the detail that takes apart decent and good builders.

Most of the entrys i have seen here cant even be called castles...
Just take a look on the darwin reforged server, you will see what i mean.
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02/25/2020 12:29 amhistory
Level 25 : Expert Architect
SuperMinecrafz
i guess it's a matter of perspective. If you want your castle to be explorable and on a 1:1 scale, better consider realism and detailing. If you want your castle to be large and viewed from afar/part of a larger picture, these things might not matter as much. Major difference between Conquest castles and, say, GeminiTay's castles (first YouTuber that came to mind)
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02/24/2020 2:00 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
We decided that the term castle should be rather open, therefor it is not required to have a defendable castle, horse stables etc. Stuff that a real castle would have. Extra points are awarded if such things are included, without compromising the level of detail, so it's really up to the builders themselves what they see as a castle :)

Also it doesn't say "Medieval Castle builders", but if it did, then I'd deftly have included the requirements which you listed :D
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02/23/2020 12:50 am
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
MythicalJay_24
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02/23/2020 11:03 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Aaw, it's kinda cute :D
I've added it to the entry folder :D
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02/23/2020 3:43 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
MythicalJay_24
Thanks!
4
02/21/2020 8:05 pm
Level 46 : Master Archer
LemilasTheElf
Here's my entry! I didn't end up having time for something big, but I think my castle turned out pretty well.
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02/22/2020 3:07 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
That's alright Lemilas :D
I've added it to the entry folder
4
02/20/2020 9:33 am
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
BrunoTar69
https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/castle-of-the-mage-guild-contest/

Just finished my build

Hope you like a build and a little not so good story :D
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02/21/2020 2:19 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Awesome! :D
I've added it to the entry folder
4
02/18/2020 4:46 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
Counter
I have completed my entry :)
https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/golden-creeper-castle/

I hope you guys like my story ;)
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02/19/2020 2:18 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
It looks great :D
I've added it to the entry folder
3
02/17/2020 8:01 am
Level 43 : Master Princess
CaraRose
I think I won't be able to make it unfortunately..

My server deleted everything again all I built it this year and I have no backup

Feels like I'm gonna die :(

I have some screenshots but I don't think it's enough to participate

so.. good luck guys
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02/17/2020 5:17 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Sadly not, but we would still love to see them :)
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02/18/2020 2:17 am
Level 43 : Master Princess
CaraRose
Thank you but I'm not sure this is just so sad I spent a lot of time and it was kind of my first castle

maybe I will create a new one but I'm still really sad about losing it all
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02/18/2020 4:28 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Maybe you can make a smaller version of the castle you built before? :) And then, if possible, try using a singleplayer world instead :D
And if you need WorldEdit, then I know that you can install Forge and then Singleplayer WorldEdit. It works just like the WorldEdit Plugin for servers :)
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02/18/2020 5:47 am
Level 43 : Master Princess
CaraRose
yeah advice is great thanks but I don't have good pc to do all of it haha

I use fawe and lots more so I really need a lot of power
1
02/17/2020 8:21 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
MOBSLOL
Hi so this is for what? Tell me so I can vote
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02/17/2020 5:16 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Heck yeah I'm in! - This means you want to take part in the contest (aka. this post)
I blew up my castle :( - You blew up your castle and can't enter :(
E - E
F - E, but without the bottom line.
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02/18/2020 2:27 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
MOBSLOL
Ok but I never maje TNT at surv mode and I'm never make castle at creative mode too I just make Castle at Surv mode >^>
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02/16/2020 5:07 am
Level 21 : Expert Architect
labrador33
Here is my entry i hope you will like it.
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02/16/2020 6:02 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
I looks great :D
I've added it to the Contest entry folder ;)
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02/14/2020 5:41 am
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
misterich
Well here is a first preview of the current state of my project. Don't worry updates will follow :D

--->www.planetminecraft.com/project/castrum-caesarea-galliae/
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02/19/2020 10:13 am
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
misterich
A new Previewversion is out; I am finished with the most important things now - I do not need so much time more, so I am sure I will be finished until March :D !
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02/14/2020 2:22 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
I have added it to the contest entry folder ;D
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02/13/2020 11:19 am
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
misterich
Hey I've got a question about your definition about what is part of a castle. Is a castle just one building maybe sourronded by at least a few houses and/or walls or does a small village in front of this building / walls would count aswell? I am asking this because I am allmost finished with the blank houses, walls, main buildings and co and know I am asking myself if I should also add time and energy on the area around the complex; also a bit terraforming, village, maybe even fields or a forrest - but if this is not honrated at all....

I hope you unterstand what I am tring to ask.

PS: Do you know anything new about your requests to make this contest to an offical contest aswell?
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02/13/2020 4:20 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
A castle does not need a village, fields, or terrain to surround it. Really just a few walls, and a few castle charateristics (A watch tower, place gate) is really required to really qualify it as an actual castle, however, judges will also be looking at the surronding area. Not in detail, as the main focus is the castle, but judges will be looking if the surroundings help the castle look even more awesome :)
I hope that answers your question.

And about making this into an official contest. While this contest will remain as an unofficial one (Due to the fact that it has already started, as well as it being a direct promotion of me hitting 300 subscribers) I have spoken to PMC about it, and I hope that I'll be able to host an official contest around May or June :)
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02/14/2020 4:31 am
Level 39 : Artisan Architect
misterich
Well okay thanks; well thaks for this answers - they do help; it's just das we don't get the regular contest layout - also where you could easly see als projects and co -i really like that
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02/14/2020 2:22 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Yeah, but I'm hoping that around May or June I would be able to cooperate with PMC on such a contest :D
5
02/11/2020 11:14 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Blockhead
VoxelBlox
Everyone has about 19 days left in the contest, I advise everyone who is participating to use that time to make sure that you put forth your best, even if its just a few minor changes.
4
02/12/2020 8:00 am
Level 23 : Expert Archer
Kwanatla
I'm still not even halfway done, but I'll try my best!
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02/13/2020 1:03 am
Level 32 : Artisan Blockhead
VoxelBlox
I'm looking forwards to see what you'll make! Good luck with the contest!
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02/09/2020 6:31 amhistory
Level 25 : Expert Architect
SuperMinecrafz
Submission:
https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/halbinburg/

Thx for this contest my dude
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02/09/2020 7:00 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
It looks really great! :D
I've added it to the Contest entry folder ;D
2
02/09/2020 3:57 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
BlueAdamantine
I love building castles! Bring it on!
2
02/09/2020 6:07 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Oh my! Then let's see your awesome castle! (once it's finished of course ;p )
1
02/09/2020 5:26 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Miner
BlueAdamantine
Gladly ^_^
4
02/08/2020 11:38 am
Level 43 : Master Princess
CaraRose
I've never built a castle but maybe this is gonna be my first time who knows :D

looks really interesting thank you for hosting!
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02/08/2020 7:17 pm
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
Thank you for taking part in this ;D
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02/06/2020 11:34 am
Level 44 : Master Artist
Emfire
Well i build a castle in survival some time ago, used an alternated version of conquest to fit better for castle building.
Could be better better variation of colours, but well.
https://free-picload.com/images/2020/02/06/765fcacc9b3455090dc993d4f4331eeb.png
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