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From: Hubert
Subject: Re: Landmark Takish Elf Architecture Competition
Date: Sat, July 25th 2015 00:33:54 EDT

For those of you following Everquest Next and Landmark, you may have heard of some of the architecture competitions that were taking place in Landmark. Basically they challenge the builders in Landmark to create structures that they provide concept artwork for. If they really like what you've created your structure might actually appear in Everquest Next itself.

I have been playing Landmark for some time now and have learned a lot about building things. I decided to take part in the most recent competition. This is interesting because they are bringing up lore that will be used in Everquest Next to help you make decisions about building things.

The competition technically starts on Tuesday July 21st and will complete on July 28th. I'm pretty much done and mainly tweaking things as best I can. I'm not holding out too much hope of winning because I've seen some pieces of art that are amazing that I don't have a chance of beating. Though what I've done isn't too shabby I don't think I'll win. But who knows. Maybe I'll get some kind of honorable mention.

I've uploaded several screenshots of my structure. I called it the Kelebert Forest Observatory (a long story on the name... I can provide it if interested). It is an astronomical observatory set up by the Takish elves a long time ago in a forest. More details can be found in my uploaded library page here:

Wish me luck in the competition. :)

Well the voting part of the competition has begun. Hopefully I get some kind of mention from Daybreak. I have been reviewed by other players though. There are a few that have a twitch channel up that are going through all of the claims one by one... and they just got to mine this morning. It's in this 2 hour segment of an episode of a show called "The Morning Brew":

They visit mine at about 45 minutes in if you want to skip right to it. A mix of praise and constructive criticism. About what I expected as I know the build has some weaknesses, but I was happy to hear them get excited about a few things (the initial reaction at seeing the floating towers ("looks like a space ship!!") and discovering that there are actually planets to be seen through the telescope). The main guy, Geo, also liked my little desks as well.

I expect the game reviewers to be a bit more brutal. They are actually looking for stuff good enough to put in EQN. I have seen several builds from people that look like production quality work you would expect in a final game. Mine is good but definitely not in that category. :) But hopefully I'll get some mention.

Hubert Vestan

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