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Devs: Customizable Keeps and Castles

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nightly Spirit, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. If you keep the same tile size but allow the inner walls to be customizable, they would be much more desirable. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Babble

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    Much more desirable?
    lol
    :)
     
  3. Coppelia

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    Customizable 27x27 would sure be desirable. But it would be even better with a fountain of gold coins in the middle.
     
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    I'd love to have that sort of ground space to play with. Even if we kept the outer walls and the towers, the inside could be amazing. One of the big reasons I need a castle is the storage space. One of the big reasons I don't want one is that I can't customise it.
     
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    Just being able to do something with the unusable spaces would be an improvement... Or allowing us to choose from a few different designs that keep the same footing... That would be nice.
     
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    Even letting us demolish the middle and be able to place smaller plots :)
     
  8. koris

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    I hope it would only be a one story plot option....lest someone puts up a three story roflcube that blocks everyones view and makes you want to rub your eyes with sulfuric ash.
     
  9. Sevin0oo0

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    I thought it was an issue w/ them and coding, or the fact that most of us can't place one in the new areas because of the severe house over-crowding, even if there's room. their tradeoff to those of us that w/ small places - thinking of that... was cleaning out and found an old runebook & started visiting the places where my friends used to live - they were All vacant, now just grass. Did 2 quests in Fel (1st time there in 10yrs), ran around for 2-3 hours at least,
    Never saw Anyone - where have all the people gone?
     
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    The only time you have a problem in Fel on Atl is when you want one. You can go to 90% of the world and you won't see a soul.
     
  11. claudia-fjp

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    How about they fix the half a dozen bugs and exploits with the housing server/system as it currently is so more people can actually have those castles and keeps before they add a new system?

    I mean how many times have you heard of people who quit or were banned YEARS ago yet they still have houses up? How many Welcome Back to Britannia never decaying houses on closed accounts are there after several years of the promotion with the bug being common knowledge? How many ownerless houses? How many owned by "Placeholder OSI rep"? How many owned by "asdfasdf" on LA? How many forever cycling Owned by OSI vendor houses?

    Just go to www.uo.com and do a character search of those houses around yours you never ever see anyone in but are blocking you from upgrading your homes. I bet the number of houses in UO that are bugged in one way or another on non active accounts is a HUGE percentage. So much for paying customers.
     
  12. Im not lookin for complaints here. The Castles/Keeps are well within the price range they should cost and there are enough to go around. I am simply asking the dev's if they can change them so you can say go through the front and goto the rooms on the right or left without going all the way around or having to go upstairs then back down just to get to a room and was curious what others thought. Perhaps a "bug" thread would be more appropriate.
     
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    The threads about keeps and castles isn't it? You pointed it right at the devs didn't you? People brought up coding problems didn't they?

    Well, I'm saying NO to your idea and listing a perfectly good reason. Adding things to something already broken just makes it more broken and harder to fix later on down the road. I've been waiting years for my bug fixes no matter how many bug threads have been made or emails sent, why shouldn't I say no? It's not even an original idea, it's been around as long as customizable housing...
     
  14. Seriously? bugs have been ingame since beta and there is alot more than just housing. I personally would like to see the 3rd party programs fixed so that people get banned for it and cant use them EVER. You are just whining about crap thats never gonna happen and gonna get my thread locked so please stop.
     
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    if they made those houses customizable, i would so turn my castle into a plot and just leave it in plot form to annoy people that run by because of how big it is :)

    but on a side note, if they aren't going to make either of these customizable ever, at least give us the option for a sandstone/marble/log castle and keep, that would be epic !
     
  16. Sevin0oo0

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    I think you're exactly right, just recently we all found out that the ONLY person who knew the coding about the Turkeys is Gone so there can't be any major changes to that module. a couple years ago we heard the same thing from a Dev about a Lot of UO, just not the particulars - essentially that the people that knew the existing coding inside & out aren't there anymore.

    The turkeys we now know to not really ask about anymore, 'cause we know they can't change it. If the Dev's would be forthcoming about other aspects of the game, maybe we could put a Lot of things behind us and concentrate our jointed efforts in a more constructive direction.
    If it's been broken for years, chances are they just don't know how to fix it. They just need to say so, +1 Karma to those that will.

    What happens when you stand on the shoulders of giants, and then the giant takes his toys and goes home? You get UO
     
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    I'd love to knock off the walls in a few of my Keeps to use the inner space better, keep the shell mind you. I put up a keep/Castle cause I like the look.

    Long ago I talked to a past Dev about the inner tile space on a Castle I saw things locked down in the inner courtyard.

    He told me all that inner space belongs to the footprint of the Castle so it was fair lock down area if I could figure out how to do it. (he was being cheekie and hinting it was possible back then)

    To tell the truth I'd love to be able to deco the area if its mine then why not??

    Same goes for the keep you got to admit that 3 open spaces of the first floor is a waste of space!!

    Not to mention i'd love to put in a side door or two on a few make it hell of alot easer to use(and add/enlage some stairs)

    I do have to admit on one Castle I do have a courtyard tree but id not change that but to be able to place plants out the door to deco it up would be lovely perhaps a ore cart or tree stump would go in great as well.

    I know its a pipe dream..... but a nice one for a bit.
     
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    With the height limit of one level with roof, I think it'd be nice. As others have said, anything higher and you can guarantee we'll see Borg cubes all over the place.
     
  19. MalagAste

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    The heights are 2 levels.. with the roof.. not one. But I would so love to custom my castle even if I couldn't do anything with the courtyard.. just to be able to change the walls and open and add walls...

    However for any of that they need to add the shorter castle walls to the custom menu before they can do that. I'd like to put secret doors in and things... close off some parts.

    If I could I'd move the entire center part back to the back wall and use the space in front of it more.