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Bank Renovation!

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by Teeshy, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Teeshy

    Teeshy Guest

    Oooh! We get to redecorate the bank!

    What fun! Hope lots of people from Oce participate in this one, I know we have some excellent house designers here =)

    Draconi clarified some details:
    and here:
    More changes!
    What they actually say on the herald post now, is if your entry is bigger than 800 x 600 to upload it somewhere and send them a link =) Yay for larger sized images ;)
     
  2. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    beat me to it teesh.
    This is rather exciting!!

    It looks as though we have to keep the original shape though :(
     
  3. Fink

    Fink Guest

    Pity nobody will use it, it's west Britain bank. :\

    As a player, I think it's a unique opportunity.
    As a designer (irl), I think they should employ someone to do this sort of thing full-time.

    I actually have a design ready I was going to push should I land an EM position but, as I didn't, I guess they get it for free now.
     
  4. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    Ive been trying to build one on some house builder proggy i found but the damned thing keeps crashing. it was all wasted effort anyway after reading some more just now its pretty much leave it as it is n make it prettier
     
  5. Petrify

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    Got any pictures?
     
  6. Fink

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    Ja. Not posting them, though, for obvious reasons.
     
  7. Jahira-Tor

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    I wish there was an easyer way to do it.
     
  8. Katlene

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    Ditto hun. This is something id love to have a go at.
    but its basically a keep it the same just make it pretty.
    I know exactly what i want to do too :(
     
  9. Teeshy

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    Added in some clarification from Draconi =)

    You can add walls and stuff Katlene, just have to keep the basic structure.
     
  10. Jahira-Tor

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    I hope it gets made in a 'outdoor' style.
     
  11. Teeshy

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    I'm only about a third done on my effort - what bugs me the most is having to send in just *one* 800 x 600 image - I have to shrink it down SO much, and then cut out half the stuff I want to do *around* the bank as well =P
     
  12. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    teesh can you pm me with what you're using to do it? i tried using the house builder thing but it keeps crashing :(
     
  13. Teeshy

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    Oh, I'm just using paintshop pro, and lots and lots of layers =P Getting images from inside uo and pasting them onto the bank essentially =)

    I *did* see someone do an image, that I think they musta used a free shard, or UO emulator, or something like that to make, cos I'm almost *certain* that they didn't do it any way I can think of doing it =P
     
  14. Jahira-Tor

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    Yeah, whatever program they use to make free shards would be the best. I just realy think the pics you could make by cutting and pasting would be inferior. I do look forward to seeing the winning design and some of the runner ups.

    Whoever is making one, dont forget the pens for the tamers selling mounts! Put some hay in them and a bucket of apples. :scholar:
     
  15. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    its redesigning hte bank itself not the area around it unfortunitly
     
  16. Jahira-Tor

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    Oh your kidding? Nobody ever goes 'inside' the bank.
     
  17. Teeshy

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    But you are allowed to add deco to the area around as well =) The outside of the bank, and the area immediately around is ok =) You can even add a couple of story's on top! (should that be stories?)

    this image is apparently the current bank on Asuka, they've added to the outside as well =)
     
  18. Jahira-Tor

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    That looks great! But it looks like their WBB gets used as much as ours...:sad4:
     
  19. Bladron

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    Countdown to multi-coloured fluroescent neon-coloured plants and various items all over the bloody place.
     
  20. Teeshy

    Teeshy Guest

    Been a change in the entry size limit (see first post)

    And I totally forgot how close the deadline is! Better pull my finger out =P

    And if you don't want "multi-coloured fluroescent neon-coloured plants and various items all over the bloody place" better get an entry in that looks better than that ;)
     
  21. Teeshy

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    Does anybody else find it suspicious that we are having town invasions, in "popular" towns *except* Luna (where it would make more sense to have one, just cos that's where people are) and at the same time they are asking us to make WBB more appealing?
     
  22. Fink

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    The invaded towns have a corresponding faction town in Felucca. As for invading Luna, last time they tried that to engage people there was a huge bitchfest on Stratics, even though every other town was free, so I doubt they'll bother trying that again.

    As for making the bank more appealing, it's a start. There should be more of this kind of enrichment going on in all areas. Just as long as they don't expect the majority of people to appreciate it or change their bank runes. Not sure if I'll submit an entry.
     
  23. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    that invasion was pathetic though.

    12 days for me to get my arse into gear and put something together!
     
  24. Teeshy

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    Ah, didn't think of the relation between factions and the invasion in that way (even though I KNOW I had heard it before - yesterday I think)

    When was the invasion of Luna? Hope the dev's don't listen *too* hard to stratics posters - there seems to be an increasingly large majority of whiners and negative nelly's amongst them =P

    I *think* I've finished one entry - I might even start a second. My first one needs something, not sure what yet =) Wish I knew if we could put a moongate there or not!
     
  25. Katlene

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    Do it i say! if in the end you cant have it, then when they make it they just wont put it in simple. but if they will and its not in your design then... no moongate!
     
  26. Bladron

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    Haha, cute. "WAAH I CAN'T BANKSIT MY PRECIOUS UO GAMING EXPERIENCE IS BEING RUINED I AM A PAAYING CUSTOMERRRRR I DEMAND THIS CHANGE"

    God forbid having fun in the game once in a while.
     
  27. Fink

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    Truly.

    It was as if their bod bots were somehow fixed to the spot and couldn't be moved to another city (probably because it'd screw up their scripts). "My mule has no combat skills how do I compete when luna is invaded this isn't fair I'm paying for this wah wah wah". etc
     
  28. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    Well... i just sent in my submission *crosses fingers*
     
  29. Teeshy

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    Ah, I'll even wish you luck, though we'll be against each other ;)

    *grins*

    My entry's been in for a few days too, I kept humming and hawing, and changing teeny tiny little things, or trying somethign different just to decide it wasn't right, and was drivign myself nuts, so I bit the bullet and just entrered it quick before I changed my mind again =P

    Dunno if I'll try a second entry or not yet =)

    Actually, I'm really hoping we get to see other people's entries - and part of me would very much like to make a "group" entry, 'cos sometimes sharing ideas with things like this are much better - I'm SURE that there's something that would totally *make* the spot that I missed ;) You know, that ONE thing, that somebody else would feel was essential, that because I don't play the same way, would never have thought of =)
     
  30. Katlene

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    Good luck to you too teesh :D Im kinda excited about this.
    Dont really mind who wins in the end just be great to FINALLY have a non boring wbb.
    If i end up submitting another entry ill probably take wider screenies to get in the grass patch near the inn aswell as more of the riverside area aswell to do stuff with. We still have 4 days to do another heh
     
  31. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    Bank Renovation Contest Update
    Joanne Laroche
    27 Jan 2009 12:52:53

    Due to an issue that prevented us from receiving some contest e-mails last week, we’ve decided to re-open the Bank Renovation contest! We need you to resubmit your entries or if you did not get a chance to finish in time for the deadline, to submit them by Sunday, February 1st at midnight EST. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but we feel this is needed so that we can be fair to all interested participants.

    Please also note that we’ve added some extra information in the rules section of the contest based on some of the entries we had already received. Please make sure to modify your entries as needed. Thank you and good luck!

    All details about the contest can be found here
     
  32. Teeshy

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    Well, after seeing some of the entries from other people (after it "closed" the first time) mine is really quite plain, but I really like it, so I re-entered it (with a couple minor changes) =)

    And we ARE allowed to have moongates - I just hope they mean moongates that lock into the main moongate system, not just one to tele you to the roof ;)
     
  33. Katlene

    Katlene Guest

    Im glad! this means that i can have a go at doing an inside aswell.
    some of the other entries were a bit over the top though!! but still rather cool