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10th Year Reward Owning A Second House.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mr Artifact, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Mr Artifact

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    i have 3 accounts my oldest account has just turned 7 years old, my second oldest account is about to turn 6 years old and my youngest account has just turned 2 years old so i have quite a ways to go. i was thinking of a 10th year reward you can get once your account is 10 years old or older. one possability is a special house placement tool that enables us to place a second house for any account 10 years and older. that tool can be used over and over again but act just like a normal house placement tool with the same rules but using that tool will be the only way to place a second house for our account as long as our account is 10 years old or older. where we place our second house should be up to us as long as its at a empty spot that houseing is allowed on. as for me i only play one shard because i dont have time to play more then one shard and i dont really like fel so i would put my second house on the same shard i play in a non fel area.
     
  2. Guest

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    I kind of like this idea but doubt the crowd would.
     
  3. RaDian FlGith

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    Honestly, I'd love the idea... but then, I'm a 10+ year veteran of the game. *snicker*

    But seriously, I'd do it even if I was limited to a 7x7... it'd be nice to have the opportunity to place a plot that could be used for insignificant NPC buildings like guard houses and the like.

    But then... I'm a roleplayer. *gasp*
     
  4. DVDA

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    Didnt you post this before? could have sworn i read this exact same post...odd

    Anyway...i like the idea (9 year vet here) but what would you do about the players that already have a second house (like me) on their account?

    Thanks to the grandfather rule some of us have a house in Fel and in Trammel, would we be able to get a 3rd house?
     
  5. cjc2797x

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    Very good idea...I like it. I'm still shy almost two years of being 10, but it sure would be nice to have that option.
     
  6. Mr Artifact

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    hi yes i posted this on the Ideas Den before the reason why posting this and other ideas of mine on both the Ideas Den and U.hall is because U.Hall gets many more reads and i was told theres a much a higher percentage chance that the dev teams will read the ideas and consider them on U.Hall then there is on the ideas Den. so i am slowely adding some of my ideas i had on the ideas den to U.Hall in hopes there will be a better chance for the ideas to be implented it cant hurt. [/list] <ul> as for those who already have grand fathered houses no problem they can just add an additional house when there account turns 10 years or higher so they get the same benefit so yes those with grand fathered houses will be allowed a 3rd house.
     
  7. DVDA

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    hi yes i posted this on the Ideas Den before the reason why posting this and other ideas of mine on both the Ideas Den and U.hall is because U.Hall gets many more reads and i was told theres a much a higher percentage chance that the dev teams will read the ideas and consider them on U.Hall then there is on the ideas Den. so i am slowely adding some of my ideas i had on the ideas den to U.Hall in hopes there will be a better chance for the ideas to be implented it cant hurt. [/list] <ul> as for those who already have grand fathered houses no problem they can just add an additional house when there account turns 10 years or higher so they get the same benefit so yes those with grand fathered houses will be allowed a 3rd house.

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    Yeah i thought i had heard this before...i thought i was going crazy lol
     
  8. Guest

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    I really feel we have enough houses in UO, special large ones. I am a 10 years vet too.

    Better would be to let all players choose to have one large house or 2 small/medium houses.
    If your mainhouse are max 144 tiles, you can place one more of max 121.

    That will allow all to choose one big house or 2 small/medium houses. It will give around the same lockdowns as in a tower or a 18x18. Only having a keep or a castle will give you more lockdown from one house than from 2 houses on an account.

    I don't like alot goodies for veterans, that make new players feel they can't complete. Deco stuff to show you are a vet is ok but anything that gives you advantage in the game is not ok.

    This will allow the player to play 2 shards or have a Fel and a Trammel house.
     
  9. Guest

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    i have 3 accounts my oldest account has just turned 7 years old, my second oldest account is about to turn 6 years old and my youngest account has just turned 2 years old so i have quite a ways to go. i was thinking of a 10th year reward you can get once your account is 10 years old or older. one possability is a special house placement tool that enables us to place a second house for any account 10 years and older. that tool can be used over and over again but act just like a normal house placement tool with the same rules but using that tool will be the only way to place a second house for our account as long as our account is 10 years old or older. where we place our second house should be up to us as long as its at a empty spot that houseing is allowed on. as for me i only play one shard because i dont have time to play more then one shard and i dont really like fel so i would put my second house on the same shard i play in a non fel area.

    [/ QUOTE ]Good idea. And no restrictions.

    Being a 10 year vet should mean something and have rewards worthy of it.
     
  10. Guest

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  11. How can you have two houses right now? Grand fathered..means???
     
  12. Sees Far

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    I think if you've stuck it out and remained a paying subscriber to an online video game for 10 years they should deliver fresh, hot coffee to your door every morning and stop by throughout the day to warm it up for you.
     
  13. Babble

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    No, just open a second account if you want another house.
    [​IMG]

    Why not hand out a sash ' I am old and this badge proves it' for the 10 year anniversary?
     
  14. Guest

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    How can you have two houses right now? Grand fathered..means???

    [/ QUOTE ]Grandfathered in UO terms means that you have more than one house per account... since back when it was UO legal to do so.
     
  15. Guest

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    No, just open a second account if you want another house.

    [/ QUOTE ]Many people already do. I have 5 accounts.

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    Why not hand out a sash ' I am old and this badge proves it' for the 10 year anniversary?

    [/ QUOTE ]Same stuff, different anniversary. For the 10 years... it shouldn't be more of the same.

    Just my 2 pesos.
     
  16. viper of flames

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    if so this should be an 10th year reward for all of us who lost our grandfathered homes when we placed an new home when aos came out.
     
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    I really feel we have enough houses in UO, special large ones. I am a 10 years vet too.

    Better would be to let all players choose to have one large house or 2 small/medium houses.
    If your mainhouse are max 144 tiles, you can place one more of max 121.

    That will allow all to choose one big house or 2 small/medium houses. It will give around the same lockdowns as in a tower or a 18x18. Only having a keep or a castle will give you more lockdown from one house than from 2 houses on an account.

    I don't like alot goodies for veterans, that make new players feel they can't complete. Deco stuff to show you are a vet is ok but anything that gives you advantage in the game is not ok.

    This will allow the player to play 2 shards or have a Fel and a Trammel house.

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    i like the main post ,but this idea you have would exclude me being as i have a castle. and i happen to think my accomplishments in game and the time and money I spent are worth the same ,at the least, consideration as any other 10+ vet.
     
  18. Guest

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    No. You have three accounts, that's three houses. That's enough.
     
  19. Guest

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    hey that would be cool, then my account would FINALLY get a vet reward!
    (I have not gotten rewards for the past 3 years, GM's couldnt help me, so I gave up hoping for them)
     
  20. Guest

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    I dislike the idea because ten years is way way to long to wait to have something like that for one and two housing is already crowded as it is.

    I could see giving a tenth year account double storage capacity on currently owned homes but allowing someone with an older account to hog more than one house spot is a bit much.

    I really disagree with allowing people to own grandfathered houses but unfortunately they had no choice because people didn't want to let go of things they already had at that point in the game.

    They did away with letting people own more than a single home because there was not enough housing space in the game they added new land to accommodate more housing because there was not enough space for people to have homes so why would giving a second home to vet accounts be a good idea?
     
  21. Olahorand

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Anyway...i like the idea (9 year vet here) but what would you do about the players that already have a second house (like me) on their account?


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    that would be fine - because it would give you flexibility for placing/relocating houses instead of lose a house as the only option.

    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  22. Guest

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    I kind of like this idea but doubt the crowd would.

    [/ QUOTE ]Well this 6 plus year vet has been desperately asking for a second house (even paid for) for years. I would be mega bummed if I was not able to get one simply because of account age.

    How about this (taking into consideration that 720 stat max at year 4):

    5 plus years = 7x7
    6 plus years = 8x8
    7 plus years = 9x9

    etc,.
     
  23. Sam the Scribe

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    How bout only if the account is held by the ORIGINAL OWNER. Not a vet account sold to someone else, and the second house must be on a different shard. And ANY black marks on the account for scripting or violations of TOS cause the vet award be forfeit.

    Oh, and you have to choose between a white polar bear or the house. [​IMG]

    You're asking for a very big vet award there. Basically EA makes money on all the folks that pay for "householder" accounts... so you'd be asking them to give up cash money. Maybe asking for a free House Storage/7th character upgrade token would be more practical.

    Safe Travels, Sam
     
  24. RaDian FlGith

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    <blockquote><hr>

    You're asking for a very big vet award there. Basically EA makes money on all the folks that pay for "householder" accounts... so you'd be asking them to give up cash money. Maybe asking for a free House Storage/7th character upgrade token would be more practical.

    [/ QUOTE ]Honestly, people who have multiple accounts for houses would be more likely to place additional houses than to transfer them to existing accounts. Like I mentioned above, I'd love to be able to place small plots for things like guard towers and the like. Stuff I would NEVER waste a full account on, even for roleplay, at the present.
     
  25. Guest

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    I would agree for sure
     
  26. It's well to assume an account thats at ten years doesn't have a shack. So at the ten year mark that accounts held house gains a two lvl basement of equal storage. To keep it simplistic it would be standard and not customized.
    The basment teleporter would be something that is placed like and moved like the trash barrel. The teleporter would have a security setting like a normal one. The basement porter would be a unique color and design so someone entering the house would have no question of account held house age.
    Doesn't have to be large in size. Look at any castle or keep owner and you'll see the main center room is the only living space. Rest of the home is deco.
     
  27. Guest

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    Dbl or 3/4 the storage space OR the Option of placing another home on another shard. Many of us play 2 or as some many diff shards. Wouldn't it be nice to have a home on another shard thats Home &amp; not living out of a friends place or living out of only your bank! Nice lil perk as a 10 yr reward [​IMG].
     
  28. How about 10 year vets get the ability to have a keep sized customizable plot? :p

    I'd go for castle but we need an 11th year reward and we know how EA likes recycling ideas...
     
  29. Guest

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    Rather be able to place a second house at any age. Even if it's separate shards. Couple years ago they had an email survey about paying for a second house. Of course it wasn't commented on here by devs (that I know of) even though it's been brought up a few times by posters.
     
  30. How about instead of a new house, you get to add floors to your house, and add a floor every year after you turn 10! And a few decades from now we'll all have skyscrapers!!!!!
     
  31. Guest

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    How about instead of a new house, you get to add floors to your house, and add a floor every year after you turn 10! And a few decades from now we'll all have skyscrapers!!!!!

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    The problem with more floors is, they can be a really pain for your neighbours who have house north or west of yours.

    Second, why would we need all this floors?
    A basement would make more sense to me and would not annoy your neighbours.
    Still, it should have nothing to do with revards.
     
  32. Oppurtunity

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    I'm for it. I'd love to be able to own two houses on my one account. But it should definitely only be a 10th year vet reward.
     
  33. Nails Warstein

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    More Land, More Houses, More Races, More Character Slots, More Skills, More Stable Slots, More Rideable Mounts, More Veteran Rewards, More Advanced Template Choices, More Items...

    MORE, MORE, MORE... GIMMIE, GIMMIE The MORE the MERRIER..

    If other players like to play a game thats simple with less and less... go play a board game. Otherwise I am a consumer, and I want more and more to consume... I can't have enough money, enough antiques, enough old coins, enough old stamps, enough comic books, enough knowledge, enough magic cards, enough hero clicks, enough movies, enough TV shows

    I have an infinite empty black hole void to fill in my life, and the more UO can provide the better. Thank you!!!!

    *BURP* Ahhhh!
     
  34. jagarr

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    <blockquote><hr>

    More Land, More Houses, More Races, More Character Slots, More Skills, More Stable Slots, More Rideable Mounts, More Veteran Rewards, More Advanced Template Choices, More Items...

    MORE, MORE, MORE... GIMMIE, GIMMIE The MORE the MERRIER..

    If other players like to play a game thats simple with less and less... go play a board game. Otherwise I am a consumer, and I want more and more to consume... I can't have enough money, enough antiques, enough old coins, enough old stamps, enough comic books, enough knowledge, enough magic cards, enough hero clicks, enough movies, enough TV shows

    I have an infinite empty black hole void to fill in my life, and the more UO can provide the better. Thank you!!!!

    *BURP* Ahhhh!

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    i loled
     
  35. DVDA

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    How can you have two houses right now? Grand fathered..means???

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    Ill explain it since no took the time to....

    When i first started playing i placed my house in Fel, a short while later the magical carebear Trammel was published, each shard had a different housing Date/Time that players could place (one night it was Large Homes the next night small homes) so we all stood around in the empty spots we wanted in Trammel, and placed.

    If you already owned a house in Felucca and were able to place one in Trammel then the Felucca house became grandfathered and both houses were able to be refreshed (by using the door) and neither were condemned.

    Players with Grandfathered houses (2 houses on same account...same shard) can not transfer houses, deed their houses to resize or place another house.

    It is a blessing and a Burden at the same time because yes we own 2 properties but alot (most) have less storage because of it. I have a L-Shape in Felucca (prime spot year and years ago now no neighbors for thousands of miles) and a small 7x7 3 story marble patio (classic)

    I could just drop both houses and place an 18x18 but i like my Grandfathered houses they are junky now but it has sentimental value
     
  36. Guest

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    I really miss the old days when we had multi houses on multi shards! Just hated the part that they had to be refreshed to not lose them, so if you went on vacation or were deployed for military training or you had bad weather, internet connection lost, etc. you had a good chance of your house dropping on you.

    Today I see so much room for placement of smaller homes on shards we have charactors on, [forced to remain at Inns] and wish for those days when we could place a small home on another shard and not worry about our towers, keeps, castles that we older players now have today.

    So if EA came out with a token the allowed us to place a home on another shard I would be all for it. There a few places I have seen where a log cabin, or villa would look really nice on several shards I know, yet all the normal players of that shard have 18x18 or larger there so these prime areas are empty now. And it would get our charactors out of the Inn.
     
  37. Old Wolf

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    I think it would be really nice to offer a second house (maybe restrict the size of the second house based on years... like at year 5 you can place a 2 story or something).

    The problem is, EA is likely not to go for it, since they would loose several paid accounts. [​IMG]
     
  38. Guest

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    I would love the idea, but I think a full house would be too much of a bonus. (Yes, I'm over 10 yrs). Perhaps a secondary plot with very very limited lockdowns, enough to decorate and that's about it. This would help a lot of players add flavor to their towns easier as well as make "rp locations". That's the one thing I hated in the past was paying for accounts to hold homes that basically are there for rp purposes.. a temple, jail, inn, etc and never had need of the storage in it.
     
  39. Guest

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    Nah.. better idea:
    10th year reward:
    1 year free of UO.
     
  40. Black Majick

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    I have to say no. This is just another thing that the newer players would not have. Something like this (that could be used by all UO players) does not need to be resticted to just 10+ accounts. It should be open to all or none. Vet rewards shoudl be something that is not unbalancing. A cannon deed, wep engraver, ethys, vet robes/cloaks, etc. Another 3k lockdowns is.
     
  41. Return2UO

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    Can't we just have a changed housing system where everyone gets 5000* storage and then can split this between as many houses as they want. This might be 1x 18x18 or several 7x7. You get the idea.



    Castles / Keeps / Grandfathered stuff isn't affected.



    *5000 is a figure I grabbed from the air and not the figure I'm suggesting
     
  42. RD Gumbie

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    What about a 7x7 house deed, one use per deed, can drop it at anytime to place another but would need another deed, and only one at any time per account.

    This would be great for someone who plays multiple shards.

    If this went into play id like so see some restrictions on this also, Like you must place them in the outskirts or in the smaller sized land areas. I wouldnt want to see them placed where peps might be able to increase the size of thier normal houses. I'd mucher rather see some houses in the non-flat areas. Ive always been a Fel player and it's crazy to see where there were houses all along vesper to cove up the coast and all around Yew (not the gate but the rest of it along the coast) and all the islands and now its empty.
     
  43. Guest

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    Nah.. better idea:
    10th year reward:
    1 year free of UO.

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    haha !!

    I was thinking along the same lines but not as big... I was gonna say gimme 10 bucks back, 1 dollar per every year I *others* been paying THEM......meh !! I thought smaller, 10 bucks back for a 10 yr. vet ... [​IMG] cut us a check ! haha

    *yeh and the check is in the ..........mail*

    [​IMG]
     
  44. Olahorand

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    Another developer/EA untouched thread aka hot iron.
    I would still like to see the choice to make the ancient and still paid accounts lifetime accounts for a one time fee as we got it in LotRO.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  45. Guest

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    127 month vet here so naturally I love the idea [​IMG].

    I would also suggest that it be half the size (9x9) max with 5 floors. Guard tower, storage, whatnot.

    Great idea!