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Brit Bank in Atlantic is done!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mairut, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. Mairut

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    Yay! :love:
    The moongate wasn't put in, but EM Kanmare said that they *might* still do that.

    I'll be getting some photos up as soon as I get them cropped and in Photobucket.

    Anyone else who got photos is welcome to put them in this thread, as well as any comments...so long as the comments are in good taste (please).
     
  2. Thunderz

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    I got one of Draconi when he popped out for 2 seconds to make a comment to me :D was well chuffed he said it was a good idea after i said the hitching post should be usable.
    :D was well please :D

    So the stable does work, either say it or click the post :D

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Kula

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    err let's get a screenshot of the bank for those of us who don't want to make a char to go see it :D
     
  4. Magnus

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    Here it is, from KR.

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  5. Mairut

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    Wow! That looks awesome in KR.
     
  6. Millie

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    WoW What a nice bank in 2-d and KR

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mairut

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    Here's some of the better pictures I got.

    The Steps going in right after the grass was added
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    Water being added
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    Floating Water Tiles
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    Somebody got kicked off the roof :p Dex was stuck there for a little while...hehe
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    I guess Draconi got tired off us being on roof and everywhere else, so he threw us all in one spot.
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    Draconi on his lunch break...he had added the lunch basket
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    I don't remember getting this pic of Draconi *plays freaky alien music*
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    Re-opening of the Rooftop
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    From Draconi
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    I'm trying to find my pictures of the EMs. They didn't get saved to my desktop like the other photos :(

    *Edit*
    I found the one I got of EM Kanmare! [​IMG]

    I'm still searching for the other pic :(
     
  8. christy1221

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    It looks great. :thumbup:
     
  9. Bc-

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    *claps*

    Very cool stuff, I love how interactive this is, reminds me of the old days with the seer ran quests. I can't remember the Lichs name but I remember fighting a seer controlled lich in Trinsic during one invasion.. man that was fun.

    Very cool and a great step in the right direction of community planning. Do you have a RUP degree Draconi? :D
     
  10. Magnus

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    I wonder if the bank is now LEED accredited. I mean, its about as green as you can get! :D
     
  11. RoseBlue

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    Looks nice :thumbup1: different...
     
  12. GhostGL

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    I caught one fish and a pair of boots off it! I wonder when he'll be doing Greatlakes.
     
  13. It Lives

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    Wow, all i have to say is WTF no Gate?
     
  14. Bomb Bloke

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    Kinda makes me wonder. Did people vote for the design, or for the gate? :/
     
  15. Luna Lagger

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    Wow, this design doesn't look that great, did only 1 person enter?
     
  16. Thunderz

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    Aw thats not very nice on Vlad, but your probaly right even though its the most populated shard...

    i was a lil naughty when i turned up while draconi was building it hehe

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    right from under his nose... But then i am a theif.... La

    EDIT* No your not getting it back :p
     
  17. GarthGrey

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    How dare you.....ummmm......speak...the truth like that...*ducks*
     
  18. Mairut

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    Wow! I didn't know there was a vote on it... :-?

    The gate was supposed to be considered a plus. Doesn't look like they're going to put it in, but I'm not too bummed about it.
     
  19. Looks nice, just a little problem. Part of the stairs dont work.
     
  20. Bomb Bloke

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    I... I honestly can't remember...

    But since you mention it, I'm pretty sure the dev's chose the design.

    ...

    ... Move along people, nothing to see here... :D
     
  21. Ravahan

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    rtl

    Yeah, it looks a bit cluttered on here, but its actually pretty nice when you're there. Its perfect for bank sitting... Something in the spirit of old Haven.

    I like it.
     
  22. Arcades

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    Wow no public arcane circle? Guess there goes any hope for weavers wanting to circle at a semi-public place...go figure.
     
  23. Crysta

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    First, its spelled "thief".

    Second, im sure it'll be confiscated the moment its displayed publicly, and I hope you get a temp ban for your stubbornness. Getting a rare item from a screwy map patch (like a daily or original true rare) is fine.. taking one out from under a dev working on his day off to make a bank prettier for the general public (as well as finishing the promised prize of an official contest) isn't.


    Anyway, figured I should point out that most of the water edge pieces have sunken into the grass.. really detracts from the look of the thing. Hopefully it can be fixed properly.
     
  24. Demonous

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    thats funny stuff, hope they dont take it from ya
     
  25. Lord Gareth

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    We had a guy jack the marble table from the Wedding area. Yeah the GMS were all over him within 48hours and that thing was gone hehe.

    If he was smart he wouldnt have posted a pic and wouldnt have said anything and in Five months sold it heheheh
     
  26. Spree

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    Why is there a river on the roof how does the water get up there?
     
  27. AaronTheAssassin

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    We need pics of the EMs with that Very attractive thief, Aaron...He produced some very interesting conversation pieces! Although he was still scammed in the end.
     
  28. colonel41

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    Nice job!!! Sadly everyone is back at Luna Bank... MAybe we should design Luna Bank too...
     
  29. Magnus

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    Yeah, maybe a nice pit :D
     
  30. with road blocks and land mines??? ;) Say yes!
     
  31. the 4th man

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    Always gotta be some punk saying wtf......

    I say leave the gate out,........reason being...It just spoils the players more and more. Getting around used to be part of UO, now, heaven forbid, someone can't recall to a spot, they cry nerf and revert.

    Bank looks good too, at least the exterior does......inside coulda used a mr drysdale or miss hathaway.
     
  32. Demonous

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    chessy bank is gonna look 1000000000000000000000x better :)
     
  33. shanshu

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    I avoid Luna if I can. Brit is usually my first choice of banks, then Vesper and Skara. As of today, that changes. Brit will not be among the top 5 banks I choose to visit in game. It looks horrific. There is too much going on and why is grass on the roof, never mind a fountain. No offense to Vlad, I just dislike this design and a little bit more of the game has died for me.
     
  34. Mairut

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    Lol. Sorry, I was being sarcastic about the vote.

    There was some talk about dropping Balrons on Luna. Cross your fingers, and hope it happens. :lick:
     
  35. GhostGL

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    Yeah! I mean people don't hangout in Luna cause theres a moongate right there or anything. Heck Luna is always dead.

     
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    The first time some invasion spawn crops up, everyone will be crammed back into Luna and forget this exists. Way to go UO.
     
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    Never mind, there are still more people in Luna even now. May as well have decorated Minoc bank or something. *sigh*
     
  38. Crysta

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    You don't need to outright destroy Luna... just remove the stable, minter, banker, innkeeper, and town crier NPCs and things will quiet down, aside from the typical player vendor shoppers.
     
  39. i'm in favor for the gate putting in at brit.
    Bring more player there like it used to have and get away from overrated luna.
    ty.
     
  40. Maplestone

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    *imagines Thunderz returning home with his prize to find a bare foundation where his house used to be along with a note saying "two can play this game"* :)
     
  41. It Lives

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    You bet sport, If you do not like the option of recall and gate feel free to waste all your game time walking.

    The whole point was to help revitalize wwb.

    Without the added function of a gate, stable master and Arcane circle why even bother? Within a week the banks will be deserted again.
     
  42. Diomedes Artega

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    Wow that looks really great in KR. It's a bank? :p
     
  43. Garen

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    Looks like your typical waterfall obsessed custom house. Not fitting for a bank at all.
     
  44. GreyPawn

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    Can anyone spot what's wrong with this picture?

    [​IMG]

    If you said-
    A) Why, GP, that bank has a waterfall on top of it!
    B) There appears to be a campfire perched atop that financial institution.
    C) Those wooden stairs are huge and ungainly.

    You'd be right!

    In what is perhaps one of the worst cliche's of UO's customizable housing system, the "roof garden with complimentary waterfall" is now permanently affixed to Atlantic's historically most frequented bank. Rather than accentuate what is by adding architectural elements suitable to an actual bank, the winner of the decoration contest (to which no ill will is meant) has repurposed the bulk of the bank as a babbling brook.

    The destruction of immersion could not be more complete. Would you head off to Wells Fargo or CitiBank with your trusty fishin' pole, intent to catch yerself one of those elusive Red Pacific Northwest Salmon on the 14th floor? I hear tell that bankfish is a tasty supper. Know of anyone in any fantasy book, ever written, that roasted marshmellows on the rooftop of a fantasy kingdom's largest financial institution? You'd be hanging by the toenails before dawn.

    To compound matters, the actual inside of the bank has not been touched. No, since its earliest inception way back yonder in beta, when orcs lurked precariously just over that western bridge, the innards of the bank seemed to sacrosanct to transform. Though perhaps this is a boon in disguise, as the cliche' which follows the infamous "rooftop waterfall" tends to be the "Hall of Monster Statuettes and Singing Crystal Balls" which would produce a chorus of screeching horror.

    A request for recall of the WBB Deco has been raised in Atlantic's forums.
     
  45. Thunderz

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    Haha that would of been funny, *hopes he'd do a trade back*

    :D
     
  46. Cerwin Vega

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    That pic is so funny im glad you took the time to make it... the bank really doesn't need to look like a park, thats why we have parks.
     
  47. To all the nay sayers:

    The Chicago City Hall
    [​IMG] And look, it has a garden on the roof.

    An article about the White House having a rooftop garden....here.

    An article with several different rooftop gardens in Manhattan....here.


    It's not unheard of to have them people. Everyone got a chance to design something. If you didn't take the chance, that's your fault. The design won. Deal with it.
     
  48. Crysta

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    None of you have ever seen a skyscraper with a rooftop penthouse that has a garden and pond/fountain? I don't necessarily mean in person, either... I know I haven't seen one up close and personal but I sure as heck HAVE seen them.

    Also, since when is it not normal for logic-defying and, indeed, "magical" things to happen in UO? One of the exhibits in Ultima 6's Britain Museum was a "magical fountain" that had no water source feeding it.
     
  49. Cerwin Vega

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    You guys can like it if u want, Alot of us think it looks like crap. Its not gonna change so I guess were all gonna talk alittle trash for a few days and still hang out at luna. Anyways they added the moongate by that black statue that you can hardly tell is a statue... but the moongate is only one way. The inside of the bank is starting to look alittle different as well.
     
  50. Crysta

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    Of course its only one way.. like I keep saying, it would have to be patched in to all shards to be a normal moongate. Did you miss the 20 or so times I said it could only be one way?
     
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