My project, And Terraforming request!

dwc4529

Active Member
Okay so I've finally decided on my first creative project, and its gonna be a doozie!

I've decided to build a 1/4 scale model of isengard from the LOTR franchise.

the version i will be working off of is the version in the MMO. Lord of the rings online.

the measurements of the tower as described in the books as 1 mile from end to end, and the central tower being 500 feet high.

that equates to a space of rougly 405 blocks diameter, and needing about 40 blocks of height to build.

ive scouted out an area that would be good, at 1785, -2483.

a flat space to start with would be greatly appreciated :)
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
Why don't you build something original as your first project? Anyone can copy someone else's idea and remake it but it takes a TRUE builder to make something original. Don't take your building rights for granted.
 

dwc4529

Active Member
Sure, It's been done before.

But, of all the people Ive seen build it, none have "Truly" captured the epic scale of this iconic Lord Of The Rings Staple.

You Tell me to not take my builder rights for granted. I'm not. Im wanting to build something that could perhaps be slated as the most epic build on the creative map. I know and love this particular piece of LOTR lore enough that I feel I could do it justice.

And really, as you look at our creative map, and the projects built there, a LOT of them are not original creations.

I believe PD and SgtSpike said it best in a post on hudys project fairfax castle when he said something to the tune of:

"I disagree. I love to see recreations of incredible architecture, especially video game architecture which is usually so much cooler."

"But, a good transcription is way better than a crappy original piece. Most people aren't creative enough to come up with something as epic as that castle on their own. I'd rather see this made than another boring giant box building. "
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
Sure, It's been done before.
So why not be unique?

But, of all the people Ive seen build it, none have "Truly" captured the epic scale of this iconic Lord Of The Rings Staple.

You Tell me to not take my builder rights for granted. I'm not. Im wanting to build something that could perhaps be slated as the most epic build on the creative map. I know and love this particular piece of LOTR lore enough that I feel I could do it justice.
Your imagination has more lore than any other book or franchise.

And really, as you look at our creative map, and the projects built there, a LOT of them are not original creations.
You say that like its a bad thing. It makes our Creative Map unique.

"But, a good transcription is way better than a crappy original piece. Most people aren't creative enough to come up with something as epic as that castle on their own. I'd rather see this made than another boring giant box building. "
Then don't build something boring... Build something original and cool. You can come up with something better than JR Tolkien. It just seems kind of a cop out...
 

dwc4529

Active Member
no, i dont say its a bad thing.

and you have no idea what creative is if you think JR tolkien is boring, or you have been jaded by seeing it done before. and see, thats my problem, and why I want to do this. I want to make it like it SHOULD be made, not like all these other people have, just a square tower with a ring around it.

I urge you to take a look around the web for images of the LOTRO version of isengard. huge ornate gates, huge seige engines being built, water wheels churning the machines of war, the underground forges, I intend for ALL that to be in there.

Now tell me its boring.

now just out of curiosity, what have YOU built? I would love to see some of your work that is so amazing that it allows you to be critical of everyone that A- applies to be a builder, or B- starts a project. Just because you dont like it, doesnt mean nobody else will. So I dont see why you are trying to rain down on my parade.
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
no, i dont say its a bad thing.

and you have no idea what creative is if you think JR tolkien is boring,
Yeah because Orcs and Minotaurs didn't exist before he came along. JR Tolkien wasn't even a writer. He was a language professor. His books sold terrible when they first came out. I'm obviously not alone in this sentiment.

or you have been jaded by seeing it done before.
Know what else I haven't seen before? An original work by you. That is something I would much prefer to see rather than something I can Google Image search.

and see, thats my problem, and why I want to do this. I want to make it like it SHOULD be made, not like all these other people have, just a square tower with a ring around it.
I urge you to take a look around the web for images of the LOTRO version of isengard. huge ornate gates, huge seige engines being built, water wheels churning the machines of war, the underground forges, I intend for ALL that to be in there.
I'm not saying don't make a fantasy ornate building that is an original creation. If you did an original project with the same creative energy that you are putting into this RE-CREATION of something from a Free To Play Online game based on The Lord of The Rings franchise, it would be astounding. I feel, you are taking the easy route out and I would like to see you challenge yourself.

Now tell me its boring.
Its boring.

now just out of curiosity, what have YOU built?
I'm not applying to be builder. You are. As such, your work WILL be judged.

I would love to see some of your work that is so amazing that it allows you to be critical of everyone that A- applies to be a builder, or B- starts a project.
You haven't been around long, have you? I give credit where credit is due.

Just because you dont like it, doesnt mean nobody else will. So I dont see why you are trying to rain down on my parade.
I'm not raining on your parade, how about you don't cut yourself short and do what ever anyone else has done. Stop thinking about what other people have done and start thinking about what you can do. Please and Thank you.
 

DaClownie

Handsome.
Frothing... I'm personally cool with the idea of the remake. Once again, even remakes of complex structures is not easy to make look good. It takes a lot of tweaking, planning, and many other talents that most do not possess.

Quit trolling the poor guy. If you want, he'll add a tree where there wasn't one so it's his own design :p
 

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It's been done before, but it's a pretty good idea according to me. But you have to add something new, something from your own mind. Maybe a battle on it, with ents and orcs ? So you have to do it really huge, and not all the buildings, but concentrate on a detail ? I dunno but if it's right like in the movie it could be amazing.
 
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