Submitting Builds With Creative Build Discovery

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  1. Kayoz

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    The Creative Build-Discovery server is built on one thing; The creation and sharing of builds between all members of the server. In order to foster this, we have implemented a system that allows players to ‘submit’ their build to the server. Of course, you don’t have to submit your builds, but doing so gives you the opportunity to advertise and receive points from other players for your creations. These points are automatically calculated, and players are awarded ranks for their success. This post is an in-depth guide on the process.

    So how does the submission process work?

    First things first, build something! To demonstrate a general submission, we’ll use the simple build pictured below.
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    To begin the submission process, start by typing /build submit. You’ll be prompted to answer a number of questions about your build, which will be used to show the right information to any visitors. You can enter this information as if you were sending a normal message. Typing exit at any time will cancel the submission.


    Firstly, you’ll need to give your build a name! Try to make it something catchy and descriptive. For many players, the name will be the first thing they see. Don’t worry, all this information can be changed later. In the example, we’ll name it ‘smile’.


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    After you’ve chosen a name, you’ll need to give your build a description. The description should tell players what your build is about, and include any extra information that they may not get from just looking at it. Perhaps you want to add some additional lore or story to your build. What you write is up to you (Just be respectful!). This can be entered as a normal chat message, just like the name. In the example, we’ll just make the description ‘It’s a blue smiley face!!’


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    Now you need to select the area around your build! This is important, as you can get points for every time a player enters this area to look at your build, so make sure you get as much of it as you can inside the selection. You can select it by using the WorldEdit selection tool, known as the wand. If you’re not familiar with how to do this, the simplest way is to type //wand, and use the left and right mouse buttons to select two far corners of your build. You only need to select the ground level, as the plugin automatically includes every block from bedrock to the sky limit. In the example, we’ll be selecting the orange wool blocks. Once you’ve selected your area, type ok into chat.


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    Next we need to set the spawn point. This is the place where a player will appear if they teleport to your build. Make sure you’re looking at the build, since it saves the direction you’re looking, and also that the spawn point is inside your area. Once you’ve decided where you want people to spawn, type ok in chat.


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    If this is a group build, meaning more than one person was involved, now is the time to say so! Type out the name of each builder in chat, one at a time, making sure you press enter after each one. It’s important to remember that for group builds, the points from that build are divided evenly between every builder. For example, if there were two builders, each would get 50% of the earned points. Once you’ve added every builder, or if you built it on your own, type ok into chat. For the purpose of the example, we’ll be adding Daphsquid as a helper.


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    One great feature is the ability to add an image to your submission. This image is displayed on the billboards around the server, where new and promoted builds are shown to the server! You don’t have to set one, and can type ok instead. If you want to change your image at some point, contact a staff member, and they’ll be able to help you out.


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    And we’re done! Check the information that you’ve entered, and make sure it’s correct. If the text you see it all right, type ok into chat to confirm, otherwise type exit to cancel.


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    Once you’ve confirmed, it will be sent to staff to accept it. This is to make sure that no players are able to share inappropriate builds or information that is against the rules.


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    When a staff member accepts the build, everybody will be notified in chat, advertising the new build to everybody online! You will see a number next to the name of your build, which is 13 in this example. This is your builds unique number, and is what people use to interact with your submission. People can now teleport to it using /build tp <number>, and you’re ready to start receiving points!


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