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Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Norrar, Jan 29, 2009.
What with the extension on the time and all for it...thought id give it a shot...
A very nice design Norrar. I like the Moongate for ease of getting to Britain. Is the Ankh there to ress players or is it pure decoration? Same with the hitching posts, are you hoping for a built in stabling system?
Very clean and simple. Well done, my friend.
-Solomon Wright, Sosarian Monk
I made a thread on UHall awhile back with a couple Britain Bank pics (huge & outside only) if anyone wants to use them. They're 1541 x 1565 & 1.14MB or so.
Here's the thread:
Or the direct links:
Catskills - http://i43.tinypic.com/2gxfnl4.jpg
Great Lakes - http://i43.tinypic.com/fkcyes.jpg
Well, the ankh could be used for both deco and rezzing, along with the stables being used for stabling and deco.
The book near the ankh, would be nice if when highlighted it said "Dedicated to the heroes of Brittania, who gave their lives in its defense" Or something like that.
And the book on the pedestal could say something along the lines of, "United by Virtue, we all stand together" Or once again, something like that.
I like the idea of adding 'services' to the bank - like a public forge, or a stable. It would really promote people using the place again, and get everyone out of luna.
I want to bank in brit again, like old times
If the hitching post was like an access portal for the stables....that would be excellent.
Perhaps the bank hitching post could rez dead mounts. Not all pets..just mounts so a paladin doesn't have to run all over looking for a tamer to rezz his swampy
Hmm never thought about them rezzing pets...
...Sadly I'm horrible at decorating. I only had one little thought. But it kinda involves me knowing something. Everyone knows that Lord British died. Well...is there a grave in all of Sosaria that is marked with his name? I do know that there is a graveyard to the North of the Britainna Castle, but I never could find a stone marked: Here lies Lord British. Or maybe is there a mausoleum with his tomb in there?
And I do like your design of the bank.
Ah, I spontaneously decided to participate in the contest, and I just sent them my design. Should da bank some day carry a label with "Hawkeye Pike" engraved on it, be sure ta carry enough gold in yer pockets ta pay all da taxes! Har har!
Bob sorry to correct you but you are a little confused. Lord British is not dead but, has been ruling in absentia for many years now. You see he gave a nice speech and then entered a void to fight evil in other dimensions. He left the kingdom in the control of his closest friends while he is away and they await his return someday.
Now Lord Blackthorn, who was a close friend to Lord British, but who also was a strong supporter of Chaos is dead. Lord Blackthorn forged an alliance with various dark magics and emerged as an evil force, that was part machine and man. He was killed in an assault on the city of Yew by if I remember right Dawn. He is buried at the Castle named after him on the Fel side of the city of Britain.
Here is a article from an old BNN of Lord British's last speech at Lord Blackthorns Memorial Service you may enjoy. Lord Blackthorn Memorial Service Held by King
*slips away to resurrect Blackthorn*
Lord British isn't Dead...he just left EA...Someone sticks a microphone infront of his face every six months or so .....
That's pretty cool lookin'
I hope they don't put a moongate on top of the bank though
Hehe, Couldnt think of what else to out there. =p
...Oh my, thank you Vallend.
Would be kinda fun if that gate was 'entry only' though.
I dont want a moongate on top of my bank!!!
he just wants a chair!
And a beer !!
Arr... added my bank design above.
very cool designs. I hope this redesign contest get's people back to Brit. It deeply saddens me to see it so empty.
Yeah..no offense to the vendor owners...but....Luna sucks. Sorry, but it does.
What amazes me is so many people for so long have posted how Luna sucks and how they miss Brit etc etc and various times so many have tried to bring Brit back (myself included) and I guess we are the minority or something. I dropped Million dollar checks at Brit making gates to Luna and people would run in grab checks and leave to go back to Luna haha Yes, I finally gave up trying. And yes I have Luna vendor house *shrugs* I STILL miss Brit terribly. And yes I think Luna sucks also..lol Maybe, just maybe (crosses fingers) that a new deco design might inspire people to coming back if nothing else then just to look?
Good luck on your design
people are creatures of habit...the only thing that will kill luna bank is the same thing that killed Brit...an invasion
I'm getting scared !! I find myself agreeing with TW again!!
Why would a Brit bank redecorated make people come back? They are in Luna supposedly because of the "convenience" factor. Brit bank will still be Brit bank....with flowers and little benches and a couple of trees. LoL.
Don't get your hopes up people...
Did you say flowers and benches? OMG I would so be there. I mean Luna doesn't have flowers to look at and I do get tired of either sitting on my mount or standing in place when in Luna. A nice bench to take it easy on and some pretty flowers to admire are just the things I need to enjoy a little bit of time bank sitting.
Really I hate Luna as much as anyone else but as you said the keyword is "convenience". For the west Britain bank to be useful to the player base again it needs a close moongate, stables, healers.. etc. Lets face it Luna is like a huge mega mall where you can find anything you could want. Who wants to run all over town to get things done when you can get it all in one place. Still like small towns who have nearly been ruined by malls the bank needs to change and target a new group of people. I would say make it more RP friendly and see what happens.
I don't know why I am saying this again....but...I can enjoy the same convenience of Luna you do simply by recalling there when I need to. takes me two seconds...you'd be two seconds ahead of me !! WoW!
Its only a convenience to the few people who may want to craft there...not the 100 people that are stuffed in the middle of it like sardines in a can.
Bottom line is people want to be where people are. They are in Luna now...so that's where everyone wants to be. Before the invasion stuff, Britain didn't have moongates, stables, or healers and tons of people were happy in Britain....did they not know about Luna before, or did they suddenly discover the "convenience" of Luna? LoL
I'm right and you all know it!
Stop that...when ever you agree with me...I have to rethink my position to make sure I am right...lol
LoL. Good one. :--P
Personally, I use Haven, myself. But then that's because most of my alliance does as well.
If I submit a new design id probaly just add... a mage shop, healer, moongate to public moongate, a rune libary, a blacksmith, a tailor, a tinker... thats about it ran out of the room for a stable sorry guys go to Luna for that lol
But seriously my entry was refused because of the "technical difficultly" according to what I was told. I would have sent in a second one but I couldn't get the stupid Inside to work
Even something like Great lakes transporter to the moongates would be sweet enough to bring me back to support WBB
For all you who have not been on Great lakes go to the Brit moongate and check it out its been in place for years and their Brit bank does amazing still
True, but the new bank would need that to take over from luna - so you need all that stuff.
...and it wouldnt feel like a clown-car as luna does now, with everyone packed into a tiny little room. not to mention sandstone blocks is..bleh.
I didn't read the rules. Are you allowed to add moon gates, shops and all that? Or just a cosmetic look?
The contest actually ended on Feb. 1. From what I understood it was a cosmetic type design that they were looking for but without changing the walls. Hawkeye's design is pretty cool though.
Anyway, this is a pic of the design I submitted... it has a healer, a blacksmith for quick repairs, a teleporter from the first floor to the second and a platform for concerts... don't know why you would want a platform for concerts in Brit but I'm a musician in RL so go figure ..oh, yea, a stabling area in the back and an arcane circle.