Bleeergh @james, look at all the running around you're making me do!
I did some running around in Elop Portas first, and one of the best builds there, aside from @Jeffrotheswell's temple, is @Scratchnwiff's dragon turtle; Jade, which most people will agree on. It's unique, well crafted, and a lot of work went into it. It took @Scratchnwiff many redesigns to get the final result, which I hope most people can appreciate?
Total Prestige Value; 29,497
That's a good benchmark. A mastercrafted statue that - even with the blocks - would be incredibly hard to emulate. I might also add that most of the prestige from this build comes from the gleam underlighting and interior lighting. Take those away and the build is still fantastic, but worth next to nothing.
Next I took a quick run inside Jade into the Cuttlecombs, which is one of mine and @Spoygg's builds. I just want to say right off the bat that this is the single biggest and most arduous build I've worked on to date. It took longer to gather for, to excavate, and to build than all my other projects combined.
To be fair, the Cuttlecombs are broken up into multiple beacons. I think 3 or 4? But they're all around the same value;
Total Prestige Value; 23,326
Next I went over to the bathhouse I made;
Total Prestige Value; 73,850
I'm sheepish about judging my own builds, but the bathhouse has had positive feedback. Is it twice as prestigious as @Scratchnwiff's dragon though? I don't think so. Is it more than three times as prestigious as the Cuttlecombs? I sure as hell hope not. I'd be dissuaded from ever building something on that scale again if that were the case.
I ran over to Therka to get the values on @Naxie's garden (one of my favourite builds in Boundless);
Total Prestige Value; 148,562
I'm glad to see this has a rather high value, because I checked back on a regular basis as this was being built, and @Naxie put a lot of time and effort into this place. Sadly I know the reason the prestige is so high, not because of the time and effort that went into it, or the creativity of the creator, but simply because there's lots of gleam.
Case and point;
This is @SWProzee1's gleam tower. He doesn't mind me trashing his build, and already knows I dislike it, but like it or not it's incredibly simple. I could gather the materials and make one of these in a day, and it's worth;
To put that into context, that's more than twice as 'prestigious' as all those other builds combined (275,235)
If I were to play the prestige game starting from today, using the current system, I'd just stack refined gleam (which is actually easier to get a load of than regular gleam)
In fact on day one of the new update I did some prestige tests with @Spoygg and @Dzchan94. I made a single plot just to see what I could do with it;
Single plot. Took me less than 5 minutes; 24,231 prestige (more than the two month Cuttlecombs myself and @Spoygg worked on)
Here's my beacon list for some more data I hope is useful;
You've no doubt seen most of those builds. They've been featured in @DanBeforeTime, @Scratchnwiff and @Steggs101 videos.