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Any word when u will be turning RTB/Bugged house decay back on?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, May 19, 2013.

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  1. THP

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    Well i k now everyone wished for it....and yes it started....houses were decaying 10 a day per shard... Then people started to panic... and the devs iam guessing stopped the rot.... so quite simply.... are u gonna restart the decay for all the rest of the still standing RTBs...and Trial account placed houses ... and Unnamed/no owner houses that plaque our shards.... can we finish what u started please..........
     
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  2. THP

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    err no!!!!....about 60% have dropped...... i still have a few standing myself and many other idocers have too...and then thers all the other bugged houses....
     
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  3. THP

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    send em in.............the cyber police...LOL
     
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  4. Xalan Dementia

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    if your finding OSI houses that have been there for a looong time then you need to report it or email to messana. I assume they were having to do each house individually so if a house got missed its because no one reported it. Either post in the proper thread or email her directly instead of posting here asking for a internet tuff guy fight
     
  5. THP

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    BRING EM IN....75% of the populous had a RTB
     
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  6. THP

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    NOT OSI flower... rtb's and bugged houses... do u really think the house tally on your shard reflects the population... think again...
     
  7. Viper09

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    Report the RTB and bugged houses to her.

    ...and no one is talking about reflection of shard population by houses.
     
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  8. Xalan Dementia

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    amazing how a few harmless empty houses send people into a tizzy. OSI owned/rtb/bugged whatever ya wanna call em, you report them and they will get to them. if not reported they most likely wont get found by a wandering gm/dev. you havent stated if you or any of your idocer buddys have reported the houses in particular, if not then stop postin here for a minute and report them so something can be done.
     
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  9. The Mule

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    That's a great idea, I could use some more abandoned soul stones. Just in case!
     
  10. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    my 10 are gone.
    i dont know anyone that i play with that has any left.
     
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  11. Hoffs

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    I do not believe that they "turned off" the bugged house decay, it is more the case that the mechanism that was used to catch the previous ones did not work for all of them and they would have to think of something else to get the rest.

    But THP is right in that it seems that only about half the bugged plots were actually removed. The 320 something houses on Siege that I had logged in my "potentially bugged" spreadsheet prior to the big collapse are now down to 173. Not all of those are bugged, they are just ones that I cannot eliminate yet due to them having decayed, changed hands, been customized or I am certain the house owner has been active. But of those I am pretty certain that 100-150 are bugged. The only other explanation is that a very large amount are grandfathered plots owned by players who have not actively played on the shard for years.

    And Mesanna alone cannot remove all these plots as she simply does not have the time given that she has to check the house and then the account database for each individually. I emailed her a week ago and asked her to look into a few dirt plots which are both an eyesore and blocking key spots on the shard but she evidently has not had a chance to do it.
     
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  12. claudia-fjp

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    What Hoffs said. All of the RTB houses I and others I know had did fall. What is left are houses otherwise bugged be it trial accounts that placed and were never active so didn't decay or one of probably half a dozen other housing screw ups over 14 years.
     
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    I spent 2 days over 2 years ago finding every single ownerless house on one of the servers and emailed the list with coordinates to her email like they asked. Even saw her at an RP event and handed her a runebook full of some from the list. Guess what, they're still there.

    They probably figure the game is so dead anyway why bother spending their limited time cleaning up the messes in game made by past employees. Hell it took over 6 years of pointing out every Return to Brit how it was filling up the servers with unpaid for housing before they finally fixed it.

    What they don't get is a lot of people have houses just with the hopes of making them bigger, but when they see them not getting fixed they stop and let a smaller house go where they would keep the account open for a castle.
     
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    I have seen only a scant few unowned RTB homes so far..
    My guess is the Dev have bigger fish to fry and less people to do it with.
    So its on their to do list.
    I understand Claudia's point, some have been waiting for a long time for them to poof when they have been blocking placement forever it seems.
     
  15. Viper09

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    All I know is they certainly removed a heck of a lot of bugged houses a while back, the ones I knew of are all gone. Those that exist could be overlooked ones, newly bugged houses, or even houses that really are owned by active accounts. But alas, tis only speculation, all we really can do. Maybe they will take another huge swipe at them in the near future, the first one was rather unexpected...
     
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    Yup, even GL is a complete ghost town with large swaths of Malas void of housing just a few screens from Luna.
     
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    Some of the no named Houses are prob grandfathered ones.
     
  18. claudia-fjp

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    No, the houses with no owner lines are houses from accounts that were banned by GMs in the early years of UO and lost by the system. Grandfathered houses act and look like any other house. These ownerless banned ones say private but you can walk on the steps long enough to load all the contents of the house unlike normal private houses. Once you can see inside you can tell how old they are due to no contents being newer than the fel/tram split. That's also why 95% of them are in Fel because shortly after the split they changed how they dealt with them.
     
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  19. THP

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    so...any news/info about the remaining bugged houses that litter the land .. from a dev? maybe...
     
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    It's probably been added to that magic "to do" list they devs keep tightly locked away. With the way they always talk about things I would hazard a guess at a couple of years.
     
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    I and a friend had once about 30 RTB houses all together.
    Remaining now: 0.
    All of them either fell or went over to an active account, after going into decay stages.
    So from my point of view only the houses from formerly banned accounts (those with blank name line) remain as bugged, but I hesitate to report them, if they would simply go deleted without a chance to recover any historical stuff, before the items decay.
     
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    The RTB ones yes, but that was far from the only housing bug out there.
     
  23. THP

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    Nope......YOU are far off the mark.......guy!!......hence i wont give it up untill the lands of UO are fully cleansed !!.
     
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    why dont u read posts above mine and TAKE IT IN???..i can show u at least 40/50 or more bugged houses on myown shard....i can come to your shard..never prob been there.... and show you the same...there not hard to find nor tell.....jesus....wake up ...take/smell the coffee...
     
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    Ahhhh i see what you are doing...trying to derail the thread and get it locked...crafty...LOL
     
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    Errrr what?? ive never quit UO.....ive tried other games at the same time...but never quit.....ive no idea how guild wars is doing either..i just know how UO is doing...and its baasically ''treading water''...the populous is getting less and less and the lands are ......''still littered with bugged houses''...that i would like [as do many others] be removed from the game once and for all....

    I hope the devs ''finish the job'' they started...and dont leave it 70% done...would be nice to see houses only for playing/paying accounts be it the 90 day way or whatever....just houses that are owned by ACTIVE players....

    Now be gone u fool....troll on someone elses patch...i will be here on the last party night when they finally turn the lights out....i hope its a few years yet but hell who noes.

    LOL
     
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    Stay civil peeps or this will find the Lock-Lady smiling and clicking the mouse button....
     
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    This seems to have become a private conversation. I suggest you continue it that way.
     
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