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Prizyms

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Town name: Prizugrad Sancti Socialist Republic, or PSSR (Informally known as Prizugrad)

Town theme: Soviet Revival Town

Introduction of your town: I was looking through my father Preznerov’s storage and I found a page of an old book, presumably about my late grandfather Prenin. It's a rough translation and some words may be left untranslated.

"Those capitalists ain’t got nothing running for ‘em, do they?

Back when my father was a young сын of my poor grandfather, an unskilled tradesman, there was a group of capitalist leaders who would enter my old hometown, Chimugrad, every day, preaching their values of an ‘open market’ and ‘natural business competition’. He knew it was a bad idea but the brainwashed politicians didn’t listen. Then, after barely a week of pondering that decision, the дурак whom they called their ‘Mayor’ decided to destroy the communist regime we had in place for so long and decided to open up our economy. Within a year it had all gone downhill. Jobs were lost. Money was scarce. The government’s new ‘free elections’ were rigged so that whoever had the most money would get to lead the town and take even more. Anyone who wasn’t working was considered a “poor крестьянский” and would be brutally humiliated by everyone upon showing their benefit tokens to the shops.

At the age of 18, he took whatever he could and fled Chimugrad. He lived on the streets of a larger city, once again having to confront and be confronted by the fears and worries of an ‘equal and open’ society. Getting a job was easy there, nobody wanted to work in the mines for 16 hours each day. Taking a small portion of what he mined each day, he eventually obtained enough stone to create at least a wall of some sort, for his own town, which would be done right.

He traveled far and wide until he came across a small island. It was untouched.

Through a life of constant labor, my father managed to build Prizugrad block by block, day and night working around the clock as much as he could, taking as much as he needed.

That is the essence of communism. We embrace these ideals in our daily lives, whether by our Community Chest, or by the constant help and support we share among the proud people of our land. There is no ‘hoarding’ as there is enough for everyone, and enough work to progress the town as we need. As it should be"

The approximate coordinates of the towncenter: 1300,1300

Members(included yourself and leaders):

Leaders/Officers:
Biblius (Emperor of Sancti, Honorary Leader)*
Prizyms (Viceroy)
tnmjimbob (Sub-Viceroy)
HarmakMina (Quartermaster)**
Zeus42000 (General Officer)

Members:
Butamou
Chanz2
Gettinthere
Nomsahoy
Toarahi
Ilovederp
Buddy2114
Dessern5
Hikadani
Kloni99
Mike7430
Mpo9
Mr_Moko
Silvuss
Vgonz123

*Biblius is not to be counted in this application’s general population.
**HarmakMina is a relaunch of the account harmakpaul, who is a settler.

Chest-protection: Yes

Preferred tag: We will be keeping the [Sancti] tag if possible. If not possible we’ll take [PSSR] instead.

Screenshots of the town: Album located here

Why should your town be official: Our town, although not the most aesthetically pleasing, fits a unique niche role in the Elysium landscape. Our architecture is very different from the wooden houses of other towns - we are a town built on the firm foundation of stone and bricks. We openly encourage building uniquely to fit this theme - while some may stick with the tried-and-true stone brick cuboids with wooden edges, players such as 22Wester, Mr_Moko, and Butamou have all put their own unique spins on this, with Mr_Moko building a tower and Butamou making an incredibly fancy house. We openly encourage all members of the town to contribute to the 'Community Chest', a resource building with a lot of chests and utilities such as a furnace room. (We also have a Public Farm Storage, but it’s really just started.) Overall, we feel that, though we are a satellite of Sancti and will remain that way, we have developed our own unique identity and as such would greatly benefit the server if we were to have the honor of becoming an official settlement. Our development since the beginning of this summer has exceeded all expectations, with everything from an underground farm to our very own Town Hall being built in just the past few weeks. We are brothers and sisters of the Empire, but we are also the proud men and women of the PSSR. We will always be the PSSR. Such was true before we joined with Sancti, and such is still true to this day.

Signed:
Prizyms, tnmjimbob, Biblius and the rest of the comrades at the PSSR.
 

Danni122112

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You have been around for a long time, and I have more than one time thought you were dead, only to see you return, and get active again. I have now seen PSSR members and leaders been very active lately, and I have also been to the town itself. The town itself is good enough for town, I like the theme for the settlement, and I think the buildings suit the rest well.

1+
 

JohnOgozalek

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I have seen growth here, the member base is becoming more active, and a nice application (interesting back story I might add), but at the moment I just don't see PSSR as a town. Many of your player names are familiar, and I do see some of you often, but the larger portion of the population I rarely see, if ever. The settlement is sticking true to its theme, which is good, but I still could definitely see improvement. Most of the buildings are very small houses. I must say though, I do like your push for differently themed housing with brick, etc.

I'm going with a 0 for now, however it could change in the future.

Good luck!
 

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I have seen growth here, the member base is becoming more active, and a nice application (interesting back story I might add), but at the moment I just don't see PSSR as a town. Many of your player names are familiar, and I do see some of you often, but the larger portion of the population I rarely see, if ever. The settlement is sticking true to its theme, which is good, but I still could definitely see improvement. Most of the buildings are very small houses. I must say though, I do like your push for differently themed housing with brick, etc.

I'm going with a 0 for now, however it could change in the future.

Good luck!
Thought I voted on this... John sums it up pretty good for me, I only see a few of your members any active and there have been several times you guys go completely inactive. Plus, you are a town being led by 2 BuildBox Operators and yet many of your buildings feel very plain and lacking, simple squares without a roof and lacking interior. Heck, you have Butamou who has a impressive home there yet you don't use such a great builder to improve upon your current builds? So yes, until I see a bit more activity, nicer buildings and your plans for the future to keep activity up I will be going with a -1.
 

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Thought I voted on this... John sums it up pretty good for me, I only see a few of your members any active and there have been several times you guys go completely inactive. Plus, you are a town being led by 2 BuildBox Operators and yet many of your buildings feel very plain and lacking, simple squares without a roof and lacking interior. Heck, you have Butamou who has a impressive home there yet you don't use such a great builder to improve upon your current builds? So yes, until I see a bit more activity, nicer buildings and your plans for the future to keep activity up I will be going with a -1.
Please keep in mind that a town does not need to be 'pretty' to be a good town. Oceanus is a very effective town that has done a great deal to better this server, and even you must agree it is not the most beautiful settlement in Elysium. Aesthetic quality is a bonus, yes, but it is not essential to a town. Look at our effectiveness, our commitment to theme, and our lore. We've put a great deal of time into each of these, and a good story is just as much work as a skyscraper!
 

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Thought I voted on this... John sums it up pretty good for me, I only see a few of your members any active and there have been several times you guys go completely inactive. Plus, you are a town being led by 2 BuildBox Operators and yet many of your buildings feel very plain and lacking, simple squares without a roof and lacking interior. Heck, you have Butamou who has a impressive home there yet you don't use such a great builder to improve upon your current builds? So yes, until I see a bit more activity, nicer buildings and your plans for the future to keep activity up I will be going with a -1.
Please keep in mind that a town does not need to be 'pretty' to be a good town. Oceanus is a very effective town that has done a great deal to better this server, and even you must agree it is not the most beautiful settlement in Elysium. Aesthetic quality is a bonus, yes, but it is not essential to a town. Look at our effectiveness, our commitment to theme, and our lore. We've put a great deal of time into each of these, and a good story is just as much work as a skyscraper!
Meh, true, but I'm still going to keep my vote until I see some more activity and can be sure you guys will remain active after this application.
 

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My main issue is I hardly ever see prizugrad members online or constantly active, I'm a bit worried that if this app is accepted its quite likely prizugrad will just become inactive again. Also, this is just a little niggle on my part, but I do feel there is more that could be done with some of the housing, I understand what you town theme is about, but I think at this point you could be upgrading some of the dwellings in the town to be more like Butamou's home or 22wester's tower, just a little niggle I feel you could work on.

With all this in mind I'll be voting a -1 activity is a very important part of any town and right now I just don't see it in prizugrad.
 

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Bit on the fence on this one. I think nearer the start of Elysium you were quite active but it has certainly decreased from there on. The housing can be both bad and good at some places but most of the time it's just 2 blocks, stone brick and spruce logs and perhaps windows with no roofs on some - although it isn't necessary for it to look absolutely beautiful it is a nice thing to have. On the other hand, there are some really nice buildings plus I really like your pickaxe and sword logo, gives it a unique feel and a lot of the players are quite nice. As there are both positives and negatives with the town I have to give it a 0 for now. (I really liked the application too c: )
 

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My main issue is I hardly ever see prizugrad members online or constantly active, I'm a bit worried that if this app is accepted its quite likely prizugrad will just become inactive again. Also, this is just a little niggle on my part, but I do feel there is more that could be done with some of the housing, I understand what you town theme is about, but I think at this point you could be upgrading some of the dwellings in the town to be more like Butamou's home or 22wester's tower, just a little niggle I feel you could work on.

With all this in mind I'll be voting a -1 activity is a very important part of any town and right now I just don't see it in prizugrad.
Now that I've thought of a decent roof design that can be applied to almost all of the 'flat-topped' houses (and is also particularly light on materials), given permission from the residents we will be building these roofs immediately. And as far as activity goes, timezones may be an issue - if I'm not mistaken, none of our residents are in your timezone. I don't plan to just disappear at all - I already have plans for how our officers and I can bring the PSSR through the coming months, with some plans almost ready to be sent to other officers for approval, and starting.

Just give me a few days.
 

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Well, I've had a look around the town, and I must admit, the building style isn't what I'd like to see. However, it appears that a lot of effort has been put into the town, and there are many nice touches scattered around the town, like the road, butamous house, and the redstone door. I think if you continue adding things like these, the town will turn out really nice. Also, you have a nice theme that you've stuck too, and reasonably dedicated members. I'm going to put up a hesitant +1 for this app.
 

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Just gonna jump back in here. My vote stays the same. Though I do like how the town looks as a general rule, I must agree with the operators above it needs some improvement.
We actually agree with this! We knew we had things to improve on going in, but we really do appreciate all the feedback you have given us. I for one am hoping to use this to improve and set us up for a better shot at joining the ranks of Elysium's Towns.

We have some projects coming up, one of them being to put roofs on the houses and build a few more aesthetically pleasing structures. Please know that if we are denied we are not discouraged! PSSR is a resilient land, even if people think we're done we always come back! And of course, thank you for all your feedback and support.
 

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I really think the town would be a whole lot better if they had them roofs built! Haha! The layout is fine honestly, each home usually has its player's own personality tied into it instead of same basic homes. I can see a lot of work and thought has been put into the build. Activity wise, I don't think it'll be a huge problem since it can easily be fixed in this situation.

+1
 

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I'm not very comfortable accepting an application with such a large mixture of -1s, 0s, and 1s.

SMPPrem If you'd wish to change your vote now, I'd suggest you do it. If not, I'll come to a decision in a few days.
 

Zippywins

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well you know what guys I have seen enough to change my vote......... unfortunately what I saw was no activity so changing mine to -1 I have maybe seen 2 of you maybe in total since ive been back so I apologize great town great people and I think its partly because of the Solitude Trial but I have not seen yall.
 
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