Area Creation

Help Keywords : 'Area Creation' Building.
Help Category : Area.
Related Helps : Areas.
Last Updated  : 2023-07-26 17:12:55.
Note: Currently, building applications are only open to experienced
      builders (those who have a credited Aardwolf goal, area re-write or
      original area). People wishing to build but who lack experience may
      apply to imm (personal board) for a smaller project (goal and/or stock
      area re-write).  Applicants should have enough experience with Aardwolf
      to understand the main concepts of leveling, equipment needs and goals.
      This usually would mean the player has reached at least level 200 and
      have completed goals in multiple level ranges.

For those with goal writing and/or area creation experience, please follow
the steps below.

  1.  Write to 'imm' on the personal board with an outline.  Include your
      area idea/theme/plan, level range of the area, and how large the area
      is expected to be.  Please note that we are looking to fill gameplay
      needs for players above level 60.

  2.  Once you are accepted, a zone will be created for you on test port, and
      you will be expected to review the available helps on building (the
      builders website as well as the help BUILD- files on test port).

Building is a slow process.  While you may be logged on to both test
port and main port at the same time, you should expect to spend a lot of
time focused on your area.  If you do not think you will be able to focus
on building (whether to focus on things on main port or in real life), you
may wish to reconsider your application or do so when you have more time
available to dedicate to building.

It is recommended that you map out your area's rooms, mobiles, objects,
and ideas for any mobprograms before you start building. This will give
you a much easier time building the area and make for a much more clean
and well-designed area in the end.  You can access the Builders web page
at (see 'help www' for password) to become
acquainted with the flags and specifics before using them directly on the
Builder's port.

Your area becoming a permanent part of Aardwolf is a great reward; however,
you will also receive a medal in a unique wear slot, which has a few extra
stats.  This is a personal thank-you for your contribution to Aardwolf, and
is not to be shared.

We can not take areas created with any offline ROM area creator (such as
MZF, etc).  Aardwolf does not use the standard ROM 2.4 area format.  All
building must be done online on the test port.

                     *** PLEASE NOTE ***
We are NOT looking for copyright-based (TV show, movie, book) or reality-
based (electronics, space, historical events) areas.  Areas are expected to
be original in theme.  See 'The Dead Zone' under 'Building Areas' on the
Builder's web site (listed above) for a sample list of areas that would not
be allowed.