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Brethren of the Brick Seas (BoBS) Intro Thread, Era II

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3 minutes ago, Alix said:

What is the overall consensus on doing solely digital builds? I see that the rules allow them, but are they frowned upon or something?

This is just my personal take:

I think they are allowed and encouraged, though they do have a stigma. With real brick builds, you are limited by your collection and the pieces/figs available to you. I find that can help me find creative solutions out of necessity. With a digital build, you can build as big as you want with whatever pieces you want (or as big as your CPU/RAM will allow) and that can feel like an unfair advantage to real-brick builders. That said, (1) it isn't really a competition most of the time, so who cares about an advantage and (2) a lot of folks don't have access to a real brick collection because of cost or living arrangements, so it is way better to build with a digital program than not at all.

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16 minutes ago, evancelt said:

This is just my personal take:

I think they are allowed and encouraged, though they do have a stigma. With real brick builds, you are limited by your collection and the pieces/figs available to you. I find that can help me find creative solutions out of necessity. With a digital build, you can build as big as you want with whatever pieces you want (or as big as your CPU/RAM will allow) and that can feel like an unfair advantage to real-brick builders. That said, (1) it isn't really a competition most of the time, so who cares about an advantage and (2) a lot of folks don't have access to a real brick collection because of cost or living arrangements, so it is way better to build with a digital program than not at all.

Yeah that is what i was in a way expecting. Even if it isn't a competition, having literally unlimited pieces feels... well unfair. Yet since i fall to the category of no access to a real collection due to living arrangements i have no other choice. So glad to see they are encouraged even if it comes with a stigma. Thanks for your take Evancelt.

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1 hour ago, Alix said:

Yeah that is what i was in a way expecting. Even if it isn't a competition, having literally unlimited pieces feels... well unfair. Yet since i fall to the category of no access to a real collection due to living arrangements i have no other choice. So glad to see they are encouraged even if it comes with a stigma. Thanks for your take Evancelt.

As per the rules and official standing, digital builds are one to one with physical builds. You have advantages, but you also have disadvantages, and to be fair, anyone can pick up digital building.

We will step in, if quality suffers or we feel like someone is misusing the system, but that goes for digital and physical builds.

Those are the official and blunt words. Here comes the more encouraging ones:

Please join up if you feel intrigued - we are very happy to welcome new players, and the community here is very helpful. We will be looking forward to following your stories - those are really the important part of BoBs :pir-sweet:

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3 minutes ago, Bregir said:

Please join up if you feel intrigued - we are very happy to welcome new players, and the community here is very helpful. We will be looking forward to following your stories - those are really the important part of BoBs :pir-sweet:

Based on your avatar @Alix, I hope you choose Corrington if you are interested :pir-grin:

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3 hours ago, Alix said:

What is the overall consensus on doing solely digital builds? I see that the rules allow them, but are they frowned upon or something?

Hi Alix, welcome to BoBS. As Bregir stated, digital builds are perfectly acceptable and we have a few members who build solely digitally. 

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As someone who pretty much only builds digital, I personally put a limit on myself to try to use 90%+ pieces that could actually be bought. Minifigures are a different case because of decals, but otherwise, that's my strategy.

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4 hours ago, Bregir said:

As per the rules and official standing, digital builds are one to one with physical builds. You have advantages, but you also have disadvantages, and to be fair, anyone can pick up digital building.

We will step in, if quality suffers or we feel like someone is misusing the system, but that goes for digital and physical builds.

Those are the official and blunt words. Here comes the more encouraging ones:

Please join up if you feel intrigued - we are very happy to welcome new players, and the community here is very helpful. We will be looking forward to following your stories - those are really the important part of BoBs :pir-sweet:

3 hours ago, Ayrlego said:

Hi Alix, welcome to BoBS. As Bregir stated, digital builds are perfectly acceptable and we have a few members who build solely digitally. 

Alright, thanks to you both for the rule clarification as well as encouraging words. Stories indeed are what i am most interested in creating, rather than "spamming" low effort creations.

 

1 hour ago, KotZ said:

As someone who pretty much only builds digital, I personally put a limit on myself to try to use 90%+ pieces that could actually be bought. Minifigures are a different case because of decals, but otherwise, that's my strategy.

That sounds like a reasonable challenge. Maybe i'll try something similar, thanks for the tip!

3 hours ago, evancelt said:

Based on your avatar @Alix, I hope you choose Corrington if you are interested :pir-grin:

I may have already checked out the factions and done my decision on that front. Corrington does indeed interest me a great deal. :pir_laugh2:

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Hey guys! Quick question, I've seen characters using this uniform on ceveral occasions, including on a Governor (can't remember his name sorry) I was wondering what their role is? When they're to be used?

2021-08-26_01-54-20

(A little teaser for my first moc as well)

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Well, I'd say that one is sufficiently generic to be used in a wide selection of roles. (where a "true" blue- or redcoat torso may seem strange outside its faction).

I use it as a blue working uniform for my sea officers in Corrington, for instance, but I am sure it has been used for sea Rats and others too. :pir-classic:

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On the subject of digital builds: the rotation tool should be the one you use most often. I spend hours just working out dynamic fig posing. Sometimes that work can give me story ideas that add to character development. Just a 22 degree turn of the head can set an eye line for the fig which creates a side tangent about where they are looking.

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On 8/26/2021 at 5:28 PM, gedren_y said:

On the subject of digital builds: the rotation tool should be the one you use most often. I spend hours just working out dynamic fig posing. Sometimes that work can give me story ideas that add to character development. Just a 22 degree turn of the head can set an eye line for the fig which creates a side tangent about where they are looking.

Can't agree more! Same applies to all roots/ plants/ rocks etc. Little turn does the magic! 

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The latest issue of the Kings Port Advertiser and Ship List is finally out:

 

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The July-August Summary has also been published.

There are a number of accounts that have been in the negative now for a little while. I suggest the relevant governors address this before the end of October... because even if Uncle ( @Kai NRG ) doesn't get you, there may be other consequences as well.....

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Amara @Gulagurag wants to return to Brethren of the Brick Seas from retirement. I hope it is possible.

 

 

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