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Join the ranks of the Joyful Homebuilder Society: Submit a photo of your home!

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My word! So many properties across Erenor, and yet so few of them display TRUE BEAUTY. Is there anyone who walks this green earth who can possibly satiate my desire for picturesque architecture?

Let me introduce myself, although IÂm sure youÂve already recognized me from my eloquent quips and stunning appearance. I am the exquisite Rose Avonelle, the prime matriarch of ErenorÂs most elite club of architects and home decorators  the Joyful HomebuilderÂs Society, otherwise known as JHS.

We here in the JHS are looking for additional members. Well, IÂm looking for additional members. The people whoÂve been here, you see, are stuck in such mundane creative ruts. IÂve frankly seen more artistic talent from a mouse covered in paint walking across a canvas. How tawdry.

ThatÂs where you adventurer types come in. IÂve seen the things you wear as you parade about Marianople and Austera, and some of you seem to show glimmers of artistic hope. (I wonÂt mention the many of you who resemble a drunk Daru swimming in an underwear drawer.) IÂve decided, in my infinite benevolence, to open up the latest Joyful HomebuilderÂs Society contest to those in the adventuring community. I want to see what adventurers build for themselves, so IÂll need a photo of your favorite home.

IÂve been recently enthralled with the beauty and divine heat of the sun, so this contestÂs theme will be ÂSummer Home.Â

HereÂs the direct details, for your records. Now get to work, chop chop!

Contest Duration
The contest begins on Friday, June 24 and ends on Friday, July 8, 2016. Winners will be chosen and announced on Friday, July 15 in our live stream and on our website.

Contest Theme
Rose Avonelle of the Joyful Homebuilder's Society has chosen ÂSummer Home as the theme for this contest. Try to make your home photos embody the theme as much as possible!

  • 10 winners, chosen by the ArcheAge team, will receive a full Archeum Ascension Pack (a $150 value!)
  • All entries will receive a participation reward of 50 Merit Badges!

Contest Guidelines
  • No photo manipulation software is allowed. You must submit raw, unaltered screenshots with your UI disabled. (See below for more.)
  • The house or land must be owned by you. The Joyful Homebuilder Society does not allow you to take photos of something you havenÂt made; that would be uncouth. In order to demonstrate that you own the property, you must take a second screenshot that shows both your character name and the property details pane (shown by using the F key at a farm scarecrow or house plaque.) Please include this proof of ownership with your submission.
  • Your entry must be Âsafe for work and will be disqualified or deleted if it is indecent in nature. As a rule of thumb: if you have to ask, itÂs probably not permitted.
  • Your entry should embody the theme as much as possible.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity, adherence to the theme, and the composition of the screenshot.
  • Your entry cannot use content that is copyrighted or trademarked, including custom logos.
  • One entry per person, please! Submitting more than one entry will disqualify you.
  • To enter, post your entry as an attachment or linked image right here!
  • Click here for the official rules for this screenshot contest.

To take a screenshot in ArcheAge:
  • Log into the game and hit CTRL+F12 to enter screenshot mode. In screenshot mode, you can re-orient the camera to get angles youÂd never normally be able to achieve.
  • F9 saves a screenshot, and F12 removes your UI. You can rebind these options in the Options menu.
  • You can change Depth of Field and Blur using in-game commands, listed in the image below.

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