Best Ship Design Wins §50,000!

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.

The Rewards

  • 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.

The Tools

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 Since details are lost in the Structure Planner, due to being outdated, it’s not advised for players to use this tool for the final design.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.

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15 Responses to “Best Ship Design Wins §50,000!”

  1. Gorlock911 June 9, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Cool stuff, I am thinking about entering. 😀

  2. xeried112 June 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I shall enter this contest. It shall be great!

    • xeried112 June 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

      Btw, does it have any rules of builds?

  3. Okarim June 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Rules are in the topic, Xeried. There’s size-requirements as well as some about the sails. The ship is to be the biggest on the server so far. =)

    • xeried112 June 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      Ok, so the reqs. are
      1. Be HUGE :L
      2: Must have a HUGE sail too 😛
      3. Must be called Harer Majesteits De Goede Hoop

  4. Figalo_Foo June 12, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    My Ship Is Bigger

    • Okarim June 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

      Fatter, yes. =) But not longer, and with just the one sail. =p

    • ryanpitts June 16, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      This comment is pretty pointless, Fig. Try to refrain from posting things like this. (:

  5. Figalo_Foo June 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    k it was a joke sorry if i offended you okarim

  6. xeried112 June 17, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    Okay, since I have been gone, and going away again for awhile, here is my ship thing. Not the best, but its 11:20 pm. I’m leaving tomorrow, early morning. Here is the map link, dont know how to do that pic thing again :(
    Hope you like it :)

  7. Okarim June 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Contest has closed. It was a close call, aside from the winner.
    Fourth place went to scottiefinn, who received 15.000 for his design. Third was MrSpectator for 20.000. Despite severe setbacks and a missing mast due to that, Spentxlr8tion still managed to score second and received 30.000. And finally, above the others stood LightWarriorK, thus receiving a grand total of 50.000, half a Viceroy’s salary!

    Prices have been paid out, images and detailed feedback will be posted on the 22nd.

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