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*clears throut* Ummm.... Presenting my Pond

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by kelmo, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. kelmo

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    Yes. Burned out on PvP, PvM so I am exploring other aspects of the game. This is my first hard core deco project. I usually have others do it for me.

    Amateurish. Sure. Ignore the house. That will be my next project. I got focused on the pond and have worked on it quite some time. I am still tweaking so if you have any thoughts or constructive criticism, feel free.
     

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  2. kelmo

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    Hmm... It lost a bit in the uploading process.
    [​IMG]

    I will see if I can get a better picture soon.
     
  3. Skylark SP

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    Great job!

    Are you going to add some additional landscaping bits to the flat grassy surrounding area? I think that might help the pond to blend in and not look so "floaty" (best word I can come up with) on the plot.

    Looking forward to seeing how the new house design house complements the pond. :)

    -Skylark
     
  4. kelmo

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    Yes. I am not sure what I am going to do with the flat spot yet. I am going to rebuild the house next and even try to build a roof I think...
     
  5. DevilsOwn

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    that's a fine lookin' pond, Kelmo

    hope the little froggy makes it to the water before a large bird picks him off ;)
     
  6. kelmo

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    *chuckles* I know it is a bit rough. It is my first real project. That picture is fuzzy. i really hope to get some animated water tiles... No one on Siege is admitting to having them.

    I got my log...

    The tricky part is, I am right on top of a pixie spawn. They fly in some times. It is my thief character. A scoundrel. Extreme deco points?
     
  7. sligachan

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    If you take the 'h' from throut you got trout which is only thing missing from your pond me thinks :D

    Nice job!
     
  8. Shantia

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    For the flat grassy part i think either a gazebo type of thing would look really good or a bench set up. I will try to make one real fast and upload it to give you an example of what i mean.
     
  9. Shantia

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    Ok here's a rough bench set up. Used nox crystals for the poles, cloth for the over hang, brillant amber, nightshade, black pearl for the additions ontop, and corruption on the sides.

    Doesnt fit so great in my house but hopefully you get the basic idea..i tried to use very basic items since i dont know what kind of things you have to display. The poles could be made out of anything round really or even lamp posts if you got'em tho they might be to high. Surrounded by campions or ferns or your favorite plant would also be very pretty.
     

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    Wow! That's a very nice pond Kelmo! Now all you need to do is fix that kleenex box of a house and you'll be set. :p
     
  11. Teeshy

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    You got your log! =D

    And it's a very nice pond to go with it =)
     
  12. MalagAste

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    Very lovely pond... Kelmo.
     
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    very nice job can wait to see the new house.
     
  14. Mogluk

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    mmm frog taste guud
     
  15. Tina Small

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    I love it, Kelmo, especially the pine tree with the log next to it. Too bad you can't plunk a duck or a goose on the pond!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the house.
     
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    Your pond looks great. Don't change a thing. :)
     
  17. Ankanna

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    I think the pond looks awesome!
     
  18. kelmo

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    You are just being kind to the noob. It really looks cool, the picture does not do it justice. The house is next. I am thinking logs...
     
  19. Tina Small

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    Okay, that does it. Finally time to take a walk on Siege, even if my character ends up a ghost.
     
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    Gorgeous! I am so jealous mine doesn't look that good!
     
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    Very nice Kelmo! Can't wait to see how everything looks when complete.

    I'm gonna need to start thinking of a design for my new Siege house soon :)
     
  22. Lord Nabin

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    I like it very much Friend. Good Job and keep sending those pics our way
     
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    I think the pond is wonderful! Its making me want to make a pond now... lol :) Anyways, very nice job Kelmo!
     
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    love it kelmo, that's a beautiful pond! looks great with the naked christmas tree too. i hope they fix those soon so they don't re-deed every serverup. i hope they give us moving water tiles some time.
     
  25. Very nice pond!!! I hope you'll post the final decorated plot when you're done. :)

    G'luck!!

    -Bunny
     
  26. The Craftsman

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    Probably one of the most natural looking ponds ive seen in UO. It looks great. I'll pinch a few ideas from it for my own pond if you dont mind...
     
  27. kelmo

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    *smiles* I just hoped for a simple pond. Thank you. Smoothing the right angles of the tiles is tough.
     
  28. The Craftsman

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    Whereabouts on Siege is it .. i'd like to pay it a visit for a better look (and maybe a spot of fishing) ?
     
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    Well done Sir! :)
     
  30. Sarsmi

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    Snowdrops and water plants are great for those pokey corners from water tiles. And the doom rock. Really anything that has a flat bottom works pretty well I think. :)
     
  31. Flora Green

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    I like it, Kelmo. And I see a log in there. :):)
     
  32. Ni-

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    Hey, not a bad looking pond... especially for a PvPer! :D J/K

    The grassy area looks like you used the same type of grass tile. When I am making large areas of the same type of tile I try to use all the different tiles of that same type(all 5 different grass tiles) as chaotically as possible. That seems to reduce some of the redundency some.

    As others have said, placing other items around will also break up the redundency/monotony of a grass field. Like a path/walkway to the front door or more plants/trees in that area.

    Good luck with the rest of the design/deco, and keep us updated with your progress!

    *you feel yourself slowly being drawn in to the dark side*
     
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    I suggest Origami? =]
     
  34. Nurse Miss Maude

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    That looks very nice Kelmo!!! Where is it located on SP? I took a walk around couldn't find it.
     
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    Really nice! I may steal parts of this for my next house design! I don't have a log, though. :(