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Are you customizably challenged?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by DENNAR, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. DENNAR

    DENNAR Journeyman
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    I can not design my own home to save my life. I wish there were some additional choices of homes. I know in my particular case I am sure it would make the whole countryside better looking.

    Based on some homes I have seen others have the same problem I do.

    Are you Customizably Challenged?
     
  2. MalagAste

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    Absolutely not I'm a member of a design and deco team infact.... and I very much enjoy design and deco.

    Infact it's one of the major reasons I love UO.

    I wish there were more ways for folk to get help with design and deco.





    If you are really needing and wanting help here is a link to our site:
    Home - Sosarian Better Homes and Deco
     
  3. DENNAR

    DENNAR Journeyman
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    Maybe we should start a support group for the CC kind of like AA??
     
  4. Lady Tia

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    Too bad you can't grant co-ownership and let someone customize your home for you.
     
  5. DENNAR

    DENNAR Journeyman
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    I could do that I guess.


    I would love to see some new home designs added to what we have now. Traveling the countryside tells me that many are as challanged as I am. I at least admit my problem openly. Some of the homes out there need alot of help.
     
  6. Tanivar

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    They need to add a co-ownership limited only to the house customize mode and place a goldsink fee on it, on top of what you pay the one doing the work.

    Call it the Beautification of Britainnia Service.

    I'm not completely incapable of designing a nice house, but I'd certainly hire someone to do my next customizable home.

    Deco is not my cup of tea. :)
     
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    A deco deed of sorts, allowing perhaps one hour to design/re-design.
     
  8. NuSair

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    I think that players should be able to design and sell their designs that players can implement. Like a deed, you go into the customize gump, target the deed and it puts up that house design.
     
  9. Neutron Bomb

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    I recently moved into my guilds' city, and basically created a box for my museum. I agree it's an eyesore, but I've lived in classic homes my whole UO life. I leave decoration in life to my wife.
     
  10. unified

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    Excellent idea, and it's similarly come up before in http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-homes-castles/230052-house-blueprint-idea.html .

    Along this line, I also wish we at least had a sort of soulstone for housing to actually move our existing house when we find a new spot. This is the reason I did not participate in the Magincia lotto. I did not want to go through the whole moving and redesign bit. :wall:
     
  11. Lord Essex

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    LoL I was just about to post the link to the other tread, thankfully I double checked.. But yes I think it would be great to add more classic housing designs, the Devs could even make a contest of it and have people submit ideas (or build em in game).. Could have couple groups.. small/medium/large and take the top entries per grouping.. Be really nice if they did a castle/keep group as well.. As of now.. the best way I know of building a house for someone else is to simply use an extra account.. Have them transfer ownership and build it up/deco it. Pain in the arse but it works.
     
  12. nynyve

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    You can find plenty of inspiration on the Homes and Castles forums on this site, especially the post your custom house designs thread.

    Tip: Start a folder and your computer called UO houses. Take screenshots of houses and deco that you like, label them, and study them. If a house you like is public, then go inside. Good house design and deco doesn't just happen it takes work.

    The first step to a good house design is to analyze your characters' life style and needs.

    Don't forget to consider traffic flow--"dropping off and picking up" is a good thing to think about when you are designing a house.
     
  13. twoburntfouryou

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    I love to mess with my house but I can not get a nice looking roof. I have tried till I got headaches. I did once win 2nd place in a house deco contest which surprised me. I have to much junk to mess with and last time I redone my house I lost 100ml in checks:cursing: So I shy away from redoing my house after that happen.