Hey everybody! As you may know, we have just finished building Johto! This is the second region of our project of ultimately building every Pokemon region. The next region is Hoenn, an area that many people are excited for, as it is large, detailed, and very pretty. Originally, a couple of players offered to build it for us, but unfortunately they seem to have gone off the radar and we haven't talked to them in months. So now, it is up to us to build it, and we thought it would be awesome if we got some of you guys to help us.
In order for us to determine who our helpers will be, we've decided to hold a building contest. This will eliminate any occurrences of us correcting you guys, changing your buildings, or worrying about your ability to perform at our standards. This contest will give us an idea of which of you are the best and most capable builders.
Since Hoenn was originally going to be built by someone else, we did not fully plan this region out in WorldPainter while creating our map. As a result, we seemed to have missed the fact that Hoenn is actually too large to fit on our Hoenn region area. To work around this, we've cut part of the region off and placed it on another land mass in the photo above. As you can see, there are a few areas & ocean cities that hang off the land mass and will need to be manually put in, which is fine. Once we get to building Hoenn, paths and things to work around will most likely be taken care of by me. But anyways, the photo above gives you some idea of what we'll be working with in Hoenn.
Now, for the contest. This is how it will work: I will give you cities to choose from (their pictures will be below). You will choose two buildings to build; one big/detailed, one small/simple. These buildings can be from any of the cities (for example: a small house from one, and the game corner). Decide which materials you think Pokemon was going for - if you don't have access to the material you think you need, use a different one and tell us which one you would've rather built with. You'll be judged, for the most part, on accuracy. Your buildings will need to be true to what you are copying, looking unmistakably like whatever building it is you're trying to replicate. If you correctly replicate the buildings, they will look nice and be correct. The reason we want you to build two buildings is to get a feel for how well you do with both simplistic builds and also detailed builds. Note: If you wish to build more than two buildings, this is fine, and also encouraged.
The ratio for the buildings in this region will be 2:1, so keep that in mind when you are building. This means that for every one "block" in Pokemon, build two blocks in Minecraft. This will allow you to add more building detail and also make the buildings big enough to fit interiors inside of them. You will also be required to build the interior of the building. If you find that a 2:1 ratio for your building makes the interior too small, don't worry; the outside of the building is what is important. Interiors can be tweaked and modified to fit. In order to see building interiors, you'll need to download a complete Pokemon Ruby ROM for VisualBoyAdvance. More information about that HERE.
REWARDS FOR BEING APPROVED:
- Limited creative mode and exclusive access to a special area in order to help build the newest region, Hoenn.
- New player rank, "Builder", which would be your name's new prefix. This will also change the color of your + suffix.
- Your name will be listed in credits of any advertising we do ourselves for the region.
- Option to help build any future regions we have in store (Sinnoh, Unova, Kanto).
READ MORE & ENTER SUBMISSIONS HERE:
Released the beta version of Johto to the public. Nearly the entire map is built, along with its interiors. Every Pokemon for the region is coded in, even the ones that aren't added to Pixelmon yet. Remember, it's in beta, so it is not 100%! (Click photo for artist information)
Scripted every gym for the Johto region.
Completed building the Johto region's exterior and almost every interior, excluding some caves. This region replicates the one found in Pokemon Gold.
NPC trainers in locations according to Pokémon Fire Red that give XP and money.
Items and other things to be found around the map, according to Pokémon Fire Red.
Homes available in other cities that can be purchased.
Slot machines for the Game Corner.