People have done crazy things like remake entire music videos (Gangnam Style, anyone?), replicated real buildings, even built ginormous rollercoasters inside the Minecraft landscape. And now this.
|King's Landing by WesterosCraft (Source: Reddit)|
Now, if you are in the middle of watching the series or reading the books, the designers warn that there are spoilers all over the place, so consider yourselves warned.
Not surprisingly, managing a team that large on an undertaking this epic had its challenges:
All in all we don't like bureaucracy but recognize that you need to maintain a certain level of organization to remain a functional collective. So we do have certain "hard limits" in place - fairly strict applications to become a builder on the server, moderators for the entire Westeroscraft project that act as supervisors and, when necessary, conflict mediators, and applications (by builders) for "minor" projects. But between in-game activity and chat, TeamSpeak, and the forums, the work itself is mostly fluid and bottom-up - "Hey, what do you think of this?" kind of thing. Sometimes this results in headaches, dismay, and drama, and sometimes it results in genius. It's worth it.If you play Minecraft, you can access their server: mc.westeroscraft.com and take a look around this incredibly impressive example of nerdery.
I think commenter hooplah sums it up perfectly with this comment on the Reddit thread: "Holy f***ing hell. Color me staggeringly impressed."
(Source: @PCGamer on Twitter)