As an offshoot from another thread, I am going to rant a bit about builds here. Realize, please, that these are my *opinions*, you don’t have to agree with them, and it’s always remotely possibile that I’m wrong about some small detail. :P
First off, in my opinion, the overall quality of builds in New Babbage has gone down of late. I suspect this is due to the fact that there is more available land, and just filling it up has become something of a task.
However, Babbage was built by and for builders, and has always stood as an example of what they could do. Rarely do you go about the mainland or estates, and see residential sims that look anywhere near as nice as Babbage does. It is one of Babbage’s calling cards, and a major draw.
Personally, I would rather see Babbage be four sims of great builds, than a dozen that are average. And I think we have a growing number of just average builds around town.
So please, in addition to just following the covenant and reading the guidelines, try to make your build something special, whether it’s a factory, shop, or home.
I don’t mean you have to be a great builder, but *think* about what you are building. Are you building another square brick building with a flat roof? Is there something characterful you can add to it?
Think about spending prims for looks. Seriously, spending a few prims on an honest-to-god hole-in-the-wall window with a separate pane of glass and a frame, is going to make your build look so much better than a flat textured-on window. (for example).
A good build is as much about the idea as the execution.
If you want opinions, or build help, just ask. Ask the community here, or either chat channel, or any of the EMs. Everyone will be helpful and polite, or else. :P