We have standardised the way projects work, to make it clearer for everyone as to what we are working on.
Primary/Tier 1 Projects are those large, long-term projects, which we intend to complete to the highest detail with the highest effort. Examples of these are Edhellond, Minas Tirith, and Thorin's Halls. They are led by Architects or Designers, with oversight from the Creators.
Secondary/Tier 2 Projects are smaller, and will typically consist of small towns, villages, or forts. Ideally they can be completed fairly fast and to a high standard. As with Tier 1 Projects, Tier 2 projects are led by Architects and Designers. They will all be chosen by the build team as a whole, via a poll posted in the discord #project-board.
Personal Projects are unofficial projects. Anyone can work on a personal project on EQ (they are personal, after all), but only Architects and above can claim project plots. If the Creators see enough potential in a personal project, they may upgrade it (as happened with the_pharaohs_cat's Minas Tirith).
Leader: [Designer] LimeeFox
Info: Thorin's halls was the residence of Thorin Oakenshield before the quest to relcaim Erebor. It is being adapted from the linear Empire War PvP map of the same name. Exterior terrain has progressed well, and now Fox is working on setting up the interior so it can be worked on by Builders & Artists. If you would like to work on this, be sure to contact Fox over Discord, or in the #thorins-halls channel.
Leader: [Architect] the_pharaohs_cat
Info: This is a full rebuild of Minas Tirith, although it is based on the unfinished version started by Lockrules many years ago.The top levels are nearing completion, but the lower levels are at a low level of completion. So as to preserve movie-accuracy as much as possible, Pharaoh will be supervising the house-building closely. The main role for Builders & Artists on Tirith will be interior and exterior decoration, as well as the countryside outside the walls, when that time comes. Pharaoh will announce in #minas-tirith when he is ready for volunteers.
Please complete this survey to help us decide on our first Tier 2 project. It will be started in the coming week, and everyone will be welcome to help on it.
If you are a member of the build team, you can keep up on the progress of projects through discord. Otherwise, you can read the Weekly Updates, and check the 'Current Projects' page on the website, which is updated regularly.