Dogcraft Build Team
The Dogcraft Build Team was originally a group of players from the staff team, tasked with creating farms on the Dogcraft server. In Survival 2, before the launch of said world, a new group was selected from the larger Dogcraft community. They were tasked with creating the Survival 2 Spawn area. This team, which would end up becoming build team that exists today, was led by at first SummerFlower1234 and Wildfirev. When the team became official, Wildfirev remained its leader. The Build Team is overseen by the Headmods, who at the time of its founding were j0n_r4ng and Rustbite who was also heavily involved in leadership decisions in the beginning. A separate discord was made for this team on the 1st of July 2017, by Rustbite.
Survival 1 and 2
This team, and its predecessors, would work on different projects, like various server malls, the official pigman and enderman farms, the dogcraft hub, and minigame areas (Hide n Seek and Nitro UHC arenas, Bedwars maps, and the different associated lobbies). One of the biggest undertakings of the official build team, during Survival 2, was the complete terraforming of the central end island. The project, undertaken by a team lead by then master builder Mr_Quasi aimed remake the end island in an organic style. Big mushrooms were built to cover the end gateways, each by a different member of the team working on the project, and large custom trees were created around each of the end pillars by kimandjax. Additionally, the endstone ground was replaced by an organic dirt and podzol mix. The whole area was protected by the Worldguard plugin, to preserve the island, except for a ring around each pillar, enabling getting to the top during a dragon fight, and mining obsidian before one.
During the Survival 3 world, the build team had constructed various public use areas, such as the official server Mall, the Enderman farm, the Pigman farm, and partook in the construction of several event locations, among other things. Also during Survival 3, the build team began organizing themed Build Battles, roughly every three months. In the August of 2019, Wildfirev retired as the leader of the build team, OldmanLP85 taking over the position.
Ongoing Build Team Projects
Some of the build team Projects, still ongoing at the time of the writing of this article, were the revamping of the server Jail, the terraforming of the Survival 3 End Island, and the organizing of further Build Battles. With the server update to Minecraft version 1.14.4 on the 24th of September, 2019, the construction of a completely new hub to replace the one active since 2017 was announced, created by OldmanLP85, with help from Mipronk, kimandjax, and RoseRedTiger
- Server Mall(s), 1, 2 and 3
- Survival 2 Spawn area
- Pigman farms
- Survival 1 Pigman farm(s)
- Survival 2 Pigman farm
- Survival 3 Pigman farm
- Enderman farms
- Survival 1 Enderman farm
- Survival 2 Enderman farm
- Survival 3 Enderman farm
- Nitro UHC Arenas and Lobbies
- Hide n Seek Arenas and Lobbies
- Dogcraft Hub
Build Team leadership
The leader of the build team along with the Master Builders oversee build team projects.
OldmanLP85 - Leader of the Build Team
Dutchsoccer - Master Builder
GryphonBT - Master Builder
Ironboundred - Admin / Master Builder
SummerFlower1234- Admin / Master Builder
Scooberson - Head Mod / Master Builder
Previous leaders of the Build Team were Wildfirev, SummerFlower1234 and Rustbite.
The builders in the team are chosen from players on the server. The selection process includes an application to join the team, followed by an "interview". Traditionally the potential members were required to build something according to a theme and instructions. Recently, the build team began hiring members based on Build Battle entrants, as well as advertising through discord.