APPROVED Icebananapop's Builder Application

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  1. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    Name: Vincent (after so long didn't put this in my application)

    In-Game Name: icebananapop

    Age: 20

    Average Daily Playtime:
    Current Online-time is 455 hours and 50 minutes, I joined this server 1 June 2016. So, mathematically average play hours will be around 5.5 hours. I usually play around 5 hours a day.

    Votes for server: 75 (finally)

    About me:
    Currently working as Insurance Agent, while learning how to create Indie-Games, as well as running Art Instagram Account (@vincentrh - the one with the 'V' logo). Studied in Singapore for 4 years as I received scholarship. Love basketball so much that I competed in tournaments (sadly now, as there are no decent courts around, I just dribble around in my house :P) Plays the guitar and saxophone. Am going to Australia to further my study and will be taking Architecture course for 5 years (masters).

    Started playing Minecraft in 2015. Love the game so much that even though I am 20 now, I still play the game :P. Mostly I build, build and build in single-player creative, until this year, where I found out about XEAL server and joined the server on June 2016. Initially, I just wanted to take a look around other people's builds and learn from it, but somehow got hooked by the amazing terrain of the main server. Started my own faction and had been expanding it and still expanding. I believe that the passion I have in building in Minecraft, mainly comes from my aspiration to become a real-life architect and my love for art. Moreover, meeting some of the builders in this server like @reapjaw @Xardnud @GorillaPINK @flymonk, even though they may not know me, have fueled me to build more impressive builds. I also have to say that part of the reason I chose this server is because of the breath-taking builds (on-top of my mind, the lobby spawn hub, the main-server dragon build), not to mention the friendly staff that helped me when I first join the server like @Charadrake @Anexenaumoon (sadly they are rarely on now).

    My approximate playtime:

    I have been playing for 2 months and 19 days as of now and around 456 hours into the game.

    What have I done for the server:
    As I am online for almost worrying amount of time in this server, I have observed that new players often don't understand how commands work. They also tend to break the rules or forgetting about them. So, as much as I could I will help new members in getting use to the commands in XEAL and also help them in explaining how the server works. Additionally, by occasionally saying a simple "Hello" and "Welcome back!" also helps to build a friendly atmosphere that I had experienced when I first join the server. When there is player that asked for building tips I will also give them my suggestion in a way that is not condescending and encourage them to build. Recently, I also helped @IzzAmani to build a roof for his house. Hopefully, more players that need building tips will come to me as I am eager to help. (I understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but of course I will not just praise a build for satisfaction but rather give my honest opinion)

    What can I do for this server:
    Personally, I understand that in building and designing, whatever the product is, there will always be the contradiction between Design versus Usability. Some may argue that one trumps the other, however, in my humble opinion, a great product is when neither is compromised. Undoubtedly, this is easier said that done as different consumers (in this case players) have their own preferences. In the server, I have experienced this clash between Design and Usability when I first join the game server. While it is breathtakingly beautiful, I found myself going back and forth in search of the game that I would like to play. Hence, with that experience, I would put myself in players' perspectives when I build, provided I am to receive this rank, and build an aesthetically pleasing builds while not forgetting about usability.

    As I am applying for a Builder Rank, I believe that I will contribute to build or to modify and seek to improve any current builds if an improvement is required. Additionally, I will also share whatever knowledge and experience that I have about Minecraft builds. Not to forget, I believe I could help to finish any pending builds as soon as I possibly can build, while also contribute by building a new builds if deemed necessary.

    Why I think I am fit for the position:
    This part of the application always make me feel a bit queasy as I should be confident but also not come across as narcissistic and certainly I would not want to be seen as arrogant.

    Honestly, I am proud of what I build most of the time. If a build does not satisfy my eyes I will tear it down and rebuild it, hoping that it would look better. This shows that I will not build for the sake of completing the project but rather I build so that it will be pleasing to the eyes.

    I am convinced that my background in art will support me in terms of the aesthetics of a build. In addition, I believe that my aspiration to be an Architect will drive me to build great builds (sort of a practice in Minecraft before doing the real life/ grown-up stuff :P)

    Not to forget, I like cooperative builds. A quality that a builder of a server should not forget is cooperation/teamwork. Although it is such a cliche, it is true. I understand that I will be joining a team, not a personal build. (in faction, I have coordinated a project where faction members are able to work together)

    In a nutshell, I am suited for this position as I have an aptitude in art, hard-worker, and team-player.

    Last Words:

    I would like to first of all express my gratitude to you who have taken your time in reading this long application. I would also like to thank my faction members (@YingHui @lengrith @CrypticSheet01 @visualDM @BrotherGUNNS) for supporting me and encouraging me, where without them I would not have had the drive to build so much in faction. Not to forget @lengzaiyau @753zXc @ChimneySwift11 @Titan_EX @battleaxe07 @Xirem406, and all of those who have given the support and have encouraged me to make this application. Thank you!

    P.S. - @Krakken lengzaiyau said that you asked me to apply for builder :D thank you in believing in me if that is true. If it is not, then leng has fooled me T.T

    ===== In the next few comments I will be posting some of the pictures of my builds =====

    Do checkout my builds in game as it will be different to see it in game vs in picture :)

    Main Server Coordinates :
    1400/150/855 (Floating Island)
    1600/80/865 (Castle)

    Plot Server ID :
    32;20 (Cthulhu)
    33;20 (Jaws of the Sea)
     
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  2. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    ===FACTION CASTLE===



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  3. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    === Organics ===


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  4. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    === ETC ===


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  5. 753zXc

    753zXc Adept Poster - A2

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    Gud luck!!! [Builder] icy :wink::wink::wink:

    Hope to see u as [Builder] ingame soon!!! :)*:)*:)*

    Ur builds are outstanding and breathtakingly beautiful, be confident in urself, u deserved the rank!!!


     
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  6. lengzaiyau

    lengzaiyau Staff Member Helper

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    Okayyy Then
    Btw good luckk
    Ur builds are amazing
     
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  7. battleaxe07

    battleaxe07 A normal player, and a half-born warrior

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    Vincent??2? Omg i think xeal just got a celebrity!


    Good luck banana! Your builds is really nice, daymmm
     
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  8. KayceTron

    KayceTron Elite

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    good luck icebananapop!! all the best for builder!! :D
     
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  9. Krakken

    Krakken Cowministrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Forum Regular

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    Psh who said I asked u to apply hur! Lengzaiyau lied!!

    Just joking your builds are fantastic! It will be a loss for us if you are not a part of the Building team!(U're better than Protato don't worry :>)

    All the best and I look forward to see you in the Staff team!
     
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  10. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    Well thank you very much! Looking forward to joining the team too :)
     
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  11. lengzaiyau

    lengzaiyau Staff Member Helper

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    There's prove!!!
    I didnt lieee!!!!!
     
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  12. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    Sorry dude!! XD XD
    Love you man! :D
     
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    lengrith Initiate Poster - B1

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    Wow I gotta visit you plots soon!! Best of luck Vincent! You deserve this!!
     
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  14. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    Thank you SIR! :P
     
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  15. ScoobySharky

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    Might wanna avoid using Quake pro FOV next time for your screenshots, the perspective doesn't do your builds justice!
     
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  16. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    I realized that when taking the screenshot but somehow didn't change it :P DERP!
    Thanks for the advice :)
     
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    Titan_EX Adept Poster - A3

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    You are the man banana popy !!!!
    omg uer buildings make me cry my brother !!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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  18. icebananapop

    icebananapop Initiate Poster - B1

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    Don't cry minion! Eat banana instead :3
     
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    ChimneySwift11 alone Donor

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    Good luck @icebananapop!
    (Finally you applied after i harrased pestered you to for abt a month xD)
     
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    jjpang Adept Poster - A2

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    Good luck for builder rank.I also want to go but no more chance and hope.
     
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