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Bank Designs?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by WarderDragon, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. WarderDragon

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    Are there any plans to complete the bank designs? Baja's is incomplete, and to my knowledge Europa doesn't yet have one.
     
  2. MissEcho

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    I think you are flogging a dead horse issue here. The last 20 posts made by winners, myself included, regarding this issue have been totally ignored by the powers that be. It is pretty disgusting imo.

    I live in hope that EA/Mythic will honor their promotion.

    I really hate it that us 'winners' have to continually 'ask' and 'complain' and 'carry on' about the 'prize' we 'won' but 7 months later have still to receive. And the next person that says 'but the devs have been putting work into SA and havent' had time.... yadda yaddda' may I remind you that SA was in the works and on the books as a commitment well before the Bank Renovation competition was advertised and run and therefore provides NO REASON for the lack of prizes.
     
  3. guum

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    EA hired real contractors to do the bank redecorating.

    They're waiting for that part...you know, the one that holds the roof up. Can't finish the job until it comes. Should be here, oh, any day now. We'll give you a call.
     
  4. WarderDragon

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    I'm disappointed to hear that, MissEcho.

    To my knowledge, the event moderators don't have alot of the tools to decorate yet. Why not give them the designs and the powers, and have them do it?
     
  5. Snakeman

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    EA most famous Lines/Words "We'll get to that shortly" & "We're looking into that" & nothing gets done. It's sad when we know what they will say before they even say it. But after 9 yrs & hearing their excuses, it's pretty much been the same thing over & over.
     
  6. MissEcho

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    I don't particularly care 'who' does it, I would just like it done.

    If they are not prepared to fulfil the promotion by giving the winners the prize then they need to front up and say so, they should also refrain from offering any other competitons.

    This will be another promotion advertised by this company that has not had the prizes issued. Anyone remember the 5 Malas Castles per shard that NEVER originated? I do.

    Oceania only ever got 1, the other 4 never materialized.
     
  7. Sarsmi

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    I'm pretty sure Baja's is finished. I think he's on the C's now...

    Draconi is doing these things in his spare time, which he should have more of now (hopefully) since SA is out.
     
  8. WarderDragon

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    Baja's interior and most of its surrounding decor was never finished. They did an excellent job on the rooftop, but only part of the design is there.
     
  9. MissEcho

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    So ......... definition of near future?

    7.5 months and counting would seem well past the near future. If they haven't finished 'C' what hope in hell is there of ever getting to 'O' at this rate?

    A response would be nice.

    Purposely ignoring people who have a legitimate gripe does not foster good relations. And the fact that this issue has been raised well over 10 times now for no response shows a concerted effort on behalf of all devs/community reps to PURPOSELY ignore this issue. We KNOW you read the boards. How about responding?

    I have decided to bump this every week or so until a response is made. I guess I will look at other forms of action if the ignoring continues. This is one issue that I am not prepared to just let 'die' into oblivion and I hate it that a competition that I spent well over 50 real time hours entering and then was thrilled to win, has resulted in leaving such a bitter taste in my mouth. It is seriously not good PR to do this to your players. All I want is a response.
     
  10. AtlanticVlad

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    I just gota throw this in here too. As I recall we were supposed to have both Tram and Fel done... =) lol Like that will happen =)
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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    You do all take account of the fact that Draconi is doing this in his own time? Not EA's time? For the past several months he's been working over-time for EA on the expansion. When, exactly, were you expecting him to do this bit of deco? I take it he is allowed to eat and sleep now and then?

    How much of your own time do you spend working unpaid for your employer?
     
  12. Stupid Miner

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    Kinda wish Draconi could outsource this job to one of the Event Moderators who's also a capable decorator.
     
  13. Zayin666

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    I think he did a pretty good job on the Europa shard yesterday :)
    You can see pics on the Europa board :thumbup:
     
  14. SchezwanBeefy

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    I spend 6 hours a day working unpaid. =]
    No, that's not an exaggeration. I've got papers to grade and lesson plans to be made, and my school asks me to come earlier when I'm not paid for too.
    So, I think Draconi could find an hour of his time once a week to work on the banks. They would have been done by now.
     
  15. Maybe Pacific's bank will be done before my kindergartener goes off to college....
     
  16. Godiva_DF

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    Drachenfels was finished two days ago by the lovely Mesanna. Thanks again for that.
     
  17. Dragon Mist

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    WarderDragon is correct; the design was started but has yet to be completed.

    The top is done but none of the interior work has been started and only part of the ground level work has been completed.
    It would be nice to see all the designs completed. Here is what it is suppose to look like when it is completed.


    [​IMG]
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  18. Black Sun

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    I could swear I heard they were leaving Fel banks untouched because they didn't want to mess with the original lands... or something like that. Anyone else remember hearing that?
     
  19. MissEcho

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    Well it seems Oceania has been partially done too! :cheerleader:

    However, while the inside has been done and most of the outside, the whole bank roof has not been touched and is still plain 'grey' tile, which is a touch disappointing as this is the main part of the design. I wonder if they were 'working' off just the 'internal wbb'.jpg not both the internal and external .jps ????

    If so this is the 'external' in how it should look. It would be really nice to see the top of the bank completed, as it is now nothing has changed and the design is kinda 'lacking' :(.

    [​IMG]


    The hastily placed arcane circle put down around tot 3 time is still just kinda dumped on the ground, as is the nasty blob of red blood that has been there a while and needs the streetsweepers, the moongate as shown is also absent. My understanding was they put moongates on other shard designs, even tho they were one way? If so it would be nice to have one on ours.

    I am surprised at the design put on as from what I had seen initially the 'winning' design was listed as (3) seen HERE. (I submitted 3 designs in total). This was my preferred design but frankly after all this time I am just happy to see any of them lol.

    I am just GLAD to see that finally this is being finished, I only wish some communication could have been forthcoming well before this so that people, like myself, didn't have to become upset.

    Anyways I hope they finish the bank roof although atm I have seen no one on shard so not sure who to 'contact' regarding this.
     
  20. Sarsmi

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    Well I dunno then. I wasn't sure if they were just going to do the outiside, and then when he moved on to the C's I figured that was all he was going to do for Baja. But Oceania has it's inside done...then again it's up to Draconi what he takes from the winning designs, if he wants to do part of it and change some bits up or whatever that was in the rules that it could happen that way. Maybe he was trying to speed things up a bit by doing parts of designs on different shards so there would be more visual progress for more players.
     
  21. Frarc

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    The bank on Drachenfels looks great. Even got a nice working moongate infront. :)
     
  22. Lord Gareth

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    Chesapeake was started months ago but was never worked on after wards.
    We got teased heheh.

    If Drachenfels is done then obviously were going out of order now lol.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Lord Gareth

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    Well no offense but, don't run a contest if you will run out of time. Draconi
    shouldn't have been the only one doing it. I love Draconi so I do not mind
    waiting. I just hate having people look at the Chesapeake bank and still to this
    day complain to me. "Thats all you designed? Thats stupid. You suck at
    designing."


    Mesah dun sux :-( I think I am decent. Anywho I heard a rumor that Mesanna
    may be helping once she finishes the Fairgrounds for everyone. Just a rumor so
    don't hold Mesanna to it.​
     
  24. i have to agree with gareth. i dont mind waiting i just dont want it forgotten about on chessy. i really liked that bank design and it would be cool if it could be finished sometime. thanks draconi.
     
  25. Dragonchilde

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    I don't mind waiting either, but this not-even-half-done thing sucks. It's butt-ugly and it's a little not fair to work on someone else's when you've already started on ours.
     
  26. Merik

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    Oceania inside and outside is done. They musta done it while you were posting heh. Ill be patient maybe Gareth made 65,000,000 changes to the design and sent them to Draconi that we don't know about.

    You know Gareth he changes everything!!!!

    (I would suggest taking out the Zoo Statues with Green on top of them. No offense but they just ugly.
     
  27. Lord Gareth

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    I noticed a difference so I am going to go with it.

    Some of the banks have non highlighting items like Oceania. Draconi has a script or something for that. Which causes less lag.

    Some of the other banks have highlight stuff which may mean its being done by another person.

    I agree take out the Zoo Statue with Green bubble thing. I only put that in because Chrissay say to make things in the design that shine and sparkle to win hehe.

    Who design Europa and Oceania and stuff? Their is no Plaque.
     
  28. Ender

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    I don't think Great Lakes has anything but an arcane circle yet. Lame.
     
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    drachenfels is not done, still quite a few things missing but at least he placed the gate and stuff yesterday, but now you cant use the stairs at all since you cant go from top of stairs to roof or visa versa at all now.. before you could onto the roof with some hidious floor tiles that is if you didnt hit that 50% chance of walking onto the teleporter which sended you to the ground again. these floortiles are now removed and stairs is useless complete.
     
  30. MissEcho

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    LOL well yes they must of, I didn't go to the bank until just before lunch yesterday and then as I was on my way out waited until today to 'comment' again hoping that the night fairies would come and finish it.

    You are kind of correct in that Oceania is 'done' however as I said above there are some glaringly obvious omissions that really detract from the overall decor. There are other things 'missing' however those I can live with. The whole bank roof is a bit much tho :(

    I have put big 'X's to make it obvious!

    [​IMG]

    The X on the ground is the ugly ugly placing of that arcane circ and that blob of equally ugly blood that really detract from the whole. The poster of Ricardo on the eastern wall really is past it's used by date, and the more obvious lack of roof deco and moongate are standouts.

    I think it will be functional and quite beautiful if these things get 'fixed up'.
     
  31. Tomas_Bryce

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    Looks like work in progress, not omission. Be bit more patient, almost there :)
     
  32. Stupid Miner

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    For Stratics? 100%! Hah! :lick:
     
  33. MissEcho

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    Actually I am worried they were working off just 1 of the 2 .jpgs that made up the submission so do not realise that it isn't finished. So I am really not impatient now they have started just concerned that they may think it is 'done' when it isn't. I am wondering if other 'banks' have had stuff missing due to a similar reason, ie, if you squished two pics into ONE large .jpg they got 'both' but where two .jps were submitted as part of the same design they only 'saved' one. All my submissions were by including both .jps in the one email with them marked external and internal, as well as with the weblink to my site that had all 3 submissions displayed.

    By all accounts I think they really made the effort to move the banks along which I am very happy to give them credit for. I look forward to seeing all the banks once they are done and will probly go for a scoot around the shards at the end of next week.
     
  34. Lord Gareth

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    Well cant be to bad the designers that won haven't complained about anything thats been done so far. So least they aren't being difficult.
     
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    Mesanna said she would be assisting Draconi with bank designs last time she was on Chessy, however i have a feeling that everyone that worked on SA is taking extended vacations since its launch with rotating shifts
     
  37. MissEcho

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    Well progress .... the fairies came again and put in the moongate, now just need the bank roof and I will be in clover!
     
  38. Lord Gareth

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    Oceania roof done *smiles* Looks great
     
  39. Sweety

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    i know Catskills outside was done like 2 months ago but the inside was never completed
     
  40. Black Sun

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    I didn't know we had a design for the inside?
    Pics?
     
  41. Chrissay_

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    We have been knocking them out lately as most of you can see. We just had this expansion that took our designers free time away :) We hope to have them all done soon. Some designs may take longer than others to finish.
     
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    :thumbup:

    Thanks!
     
  43. Lord Gareth

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    Since you all blew up my house should do Chesapeake next :)

    Also who designed the Oceania bank? No plaque like their is suppose to be.
     
  44. MissEcho

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    Yep it certainly is done, looks like the fairies made the third visit.


    I guess that is the good thing about being on the top of the world, the fairies come in the night.
     
  45. Sweety

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    Catskills bank inside

    [​IMG]
     
  46. Lord Gareth

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    Ive never seen the inside design. That is GREAT!!!!!
     
  47. Sweety

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    ya the inside's my fav. part of design
     
  48. olduofan

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    WOW some you are just ruthless Draconi is doing this on "his time" stop bashing him

    and by the way i most have missed something it all looks good but i wish they would have left brit banks alone i hope they don't do it on PAC
     
  49. mjolnir131

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    yes to whine like that, about a gift is really low class.