Howdy people, Okarim, harbourmaster of Cape Town here! Now, as some of you might know, Cape Town intends to have a massive portalfleet. But what is a fleet without a flagship? So today I’d like to announce to you a contest to design this flagship, Harer Majesteits De Goede Hoop! That’d be Her “Netherlands Majesty’s Ship of Good Hope” in English. While only one design will get this honour, there are still prices for runners-up.
Time and Place
The contest has already started on the 5th, its deadline is June 19 (Tuesday) at 24:00 GMT. It will not take place in VeteranCraft, since a lot of materials would go into such a design. Instead, everyone will be allowed to build their design in creative singleplayer. This way neither death nor materials will get in the way of building optimal designs!
Winners will be announced on June 22 (Friday), which is the 1-year anniversary of VeteranCraft. The winner announcement will come with images and feedback of all participating designs, all prices will be paid out immediately at that point.
- 1st Place: §50,000
- 2nd Place: §30,000
- 3rd Place: §20,000
- Remaining: Variable
The victor’s design will be built as the flagship of Cape Town’s portalfleet. She will be located at the far West side of the Cape Town Port. Other submitted designs will be kept available for future usage, either in Cape Town’s service, that of other cities or the government’s. Good designs will still get a reward even if they do not make it into the top-3, but do not expect a weak attempt to get much of a reward.
Players are to design the ship in singleplayer, then turn in the world savefile. Afterwards I will use a combination of MCEdit and the Minecraft Structure Planner to create blueprints. Since details are lost in the Structure Planner, due to being outdated, it’s not advised for players to use this tool for the final design. It can of course be a useful intermediate tool.
The best place to check the requirements would be the contest’s topic, which also is where people can ask questions about the contest.
How You Can Join
You can join by posting a message in the topic, stating that you will be attempting to build a design. There is no deadline to when such an intent must be declared, nor does it require you to actually turn in a design. When done, the savefile must be uploaded to the web and a link must be sent to me by PM. Public posts are allowed but keep in mind that would allow others to rip off your design.