Creative Plot (Grade) Rules/Tips

Is this thread helpful towards players who want to submit plots for a good grade?

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-ManaCube Creative Plot Rules/Tips!-

UPDATED: 9/10/19

****MANACUBE CREATIVE PLOTS ARE 111x111 (Default)****



Acceptable for a Grade (Tips/Suggestions):

  • If you have structure on your build, which we recommend having, but not required, we recommend you add interior detail. Interior detail includes furniture, decorations, etc. This becomes less important the bigger the build is.

  • Add exterior detail [Avoid boxiness, try using slabs and stairs.]

  • Add Terrain. Make sure your plot has a ratio of about 50% terrain and 50% structure. The more terrain a plot has, the more realistic it feels.

  • Make Custom trees. Custom trees help to prove two things:

  1. You put effort into your build.
  2. You are learning to develop organic building skills.

  • Helpers on plot: 90% of the plot MUST be built by the plot OWNER. **NOTE** ONLY PLOT OWNER WILL GET GRADED, NOT THE 10% HELPER! **Please note that MODS will inspect the plot using co i to see if more than 10% of the plot is done by a helper!**

  • If you want any feedback or suggestions on your plot that you are submitting for a grade please feel free to ask a creative staff member for their opinion! :D

Not Acceptable for a Grade:

  • Pixel Art: (We DO NOT grade pixel arts!)


  • Roleplays: While fun, roleplays are not gradable mostly due to the nature of adding other players to your plot.


  • Skin Comps, Build contests, Head Shops, Banner shops, etc. are automatically rejected as well.

  • Statues, whether it be of mobs or player skin, are a form of pixel art, and therefore are automatically rejected.

  • Parkour Courses: There is a section on the ManaCube forums for submitting parkour courses. Click here to go to the Parkour Submissions Forum.

  • Redstone: We do not grade Redstone contraptions

  • **Copied Builds: If your build is found to be copied off of Youtube or another player’s plot / server, the plot will be automatically rejected and will eventually result in a grade ban!**
-ManaCube Grade Tips-

** There is no required plot size for any grade! 2 plots+ are recommended for B+ and above but NOT required! **

Number of plots by grade rank

A+ Grade - 35 Plots
A Grade - 15 Plots
B+ Grade - 10 Plots
B Grade - 8 Plots
C+ Grade - 6 Plots
C Grade - 5 Plots
D+ Grade - 4 Plots
D Grade - 3 Plots


Plot count for Donor ranks can be found in the store under each rank or can be found here!

Example Plots

Grades.png


GRADE PERKS

Perks.png

For more information about grades/perks type ./grades in game!

- ManaCube Creative Staff Team -
 
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Really helpful, cleared up quite a few controversial matters! The one thing I remain confused about is the rule regarding having players added to the plot. You stated,

"Building for a grade is a solo effort. You will only receive a grade if you are the only person who built on the plot. Any evidence of help will result in any automatic rejection."

But following that bullet,

"Helpers on plot: 90% of the plot MUST be built by the plot OWNER. **NOTE** ONLY PLOT OWNER WILL GET GRADED, NOT THE 10% HELPER!"

Does this mean having 10% be built by another is permitted? Or if any help at all will result in a rejection of the plot?
 

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@vanillish hey there,

We have had issues with this rule, but we cleared it up. You MAY have a helper on your plot, but 90% of the plot MUST be done by the plot owner. The 10% helper will not receive a grade!
 

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Can we change the color of the font on this, since it's dark blue on a blackout mode background it makes it almost impossible to read (at least for me it is).
 

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Can we change the color of the font on this, since it's dark blue on a blackout mode background it makes it almost impossible to read (at least for me it is).
change the forums to light mode then :shrug:
 

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I’ll have it updated and have a color change today :) @Duxki
 

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Hey I have a question for statues if they are a proper statue like not pixelated with details such as slabs/stairs are they graded or not (with or without terrain around it)