Building in VRoma: Types of VRoma Buildings

What is the distinction between historic and non-historic building?




You should decide whether you (and your students) want to help build the historic part of Rome or whether you wish to build a Roman structure that is not linked to the rest of Rome.

Before applying for a building permit, please familiarize yourself with the following information about VRoma buildings and our policies regarding the types of buildings. We also have available a list of public buildings that are not yet spoken for and some recommended bibliographical sources for you to consult as you design your building.

In VRoma, there are 2 different kinds of buildings:

  1. historic buildings (public and domestic), which are located in the XIV regions of Rome and linked to other historic buildings
  2. non-historic buildings (i.e., buildings with no attested existence, “generic” buildings, etc), which are not linked to Rome

When you log into the VRoma MOO, you will find yourself in the Prima Porta. From here, you can go east to the Officina, which is where the non-historic buildings are located, or west to Rome and the historic buildings. Other than being located in different sectors of the VRoma MOO, the primary distinction between an historic and a non-historic building is that, although both should be based upon ancient Roman customs and practice, an historic building is required to be historically accurate and authentic, while a non-historic building may be more loosely evocative of ancient Rome.

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July 2002