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Devs !! Housing Thoughts!! Again....

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. THP

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    Okies its been talked of many times..but know there is lots of empty land all over even on the fullest of shards, u can easily place a villa size house without much looking around.

    So maybe its time to start looking at 2 houses!!! instead of just one..okies the draw back is ''subscribers'' may pay for 2 accounts so they can have 2 house and if the 2 house rule came in they may close one account...so EA would lose out- bad move for them!!!

    Well how about this idea...

    People with 2 or more accounts!!!with same email etc etc active and payed for.... get a token or tool that allows a third house per 2 paid for accounts.

    Mabe a little confusing but the house would remain in good standing/repair whilst ever the 2 accounts were being paid for- with 2 owners on the house sign showing it is a bonded shard account house!!.. if one account was closed , then the twin account bond would be broken so then the shared account house should then decay...

    Just wild thoughts going through a crazy mans head!!!!
     
  2. this was discussed yesterday most people agreed 1 house per shard per account would be fine.
     
  3. DHMagicMan_1

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    Oh, for the days that it was one house per TOON.
     
  4. Oh yes the early days of UO. sucked for me though i couldnt place a house bought my first small house for 140k from Inticing Nobles away from Occlo
     
  5. christy1221

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    I wouldn't mind two houses on one shard as long as your second house had to be a small one. There are spots for small houses everywhere because most people want at least an 18x18.
     
  6. THP

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    Well why on earth would the devs make even more housing land with SA!!

    Surely it would be better for EA to encourage 2 accounts with the reward of a 3rd house!!!

    Im sure the DEVs will mull of it??
     
  7. DHMagicMan_1

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    Maybe one of the new Vet Rewards would be a Bonus House Token for an account with a max of one used per account and a minimum of 5 year account age to use the token but 10 year account age to select the token as a reward so they wont be too available... :)
     
  8. drinkbeerallday

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    I think you should be able to have a total of 324 housing tiles (18x18)

    so you could have up to 6 7x7's.

    Maybe a maximum of 2 houses not exceeding 324 tiles total would be a better idea.

    Would be nice to hear a Dev comment on this..
     
  9. DHMagicMan_1

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    Do the Devs care how much land space you are consuming or how much secure storage space you have? or both?
     
  10. drinkbeerallday

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    Yes that's why they regulate it.
     
  11. Dol'Gorath

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    You mean like it was when I started UO? I am still pissed I never was able to afford to place an extra set of houses on Siege and Europa before that got taken out, maybe I'd actually play Siege if I had placed that house back then, but I am not willing to give up my 18x18 on Atlantic so not happening.
     
  12. azmodanb

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    I vote to make it a 10th year vet reward...

    Make it so we get a 32X32 house deed, owned by "BLAH"

    OR

    a second house able to be placed on account... or be able to make our primary house "grand father" status... (which would let us place a second house)
     
  13. Andrasta

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    I love the idea of a second house per account. No size restrictions either. No keep or castle for me but existing homeowners shouldn't be excluded. Would make me very happy since I own several public historical houses.

    Make it either a reward for 10 or 11 year vets or a code to be bought one time for everyone. I'd gladly pay for that especially if I could place on other shards including Seige.
     
  14. Evilminion

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    While on the one hand, I wouldn't mind having another house, I also recall the early days of UO, when you couldn't run through the woods without dodging tents and small houses in every single tiny clearing. It made the whole world seem more like a giant suburb than a land of adventure, heh.

    It's really nice that things have opened up quite a bit, and I'm pretty sure that a lot of that is due to the fact that each account can now have only one house. With that said, however, there are more landmasses now and less subscribers than in the first couple of years, so perhaps it wouldn't be a real hazard to allow a second house per account.

    Perhaps if they limited it to one account per facet, so that no one region has to bear the brunt of excessive housing...?
     
  15. MalagAste

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    Definatly were not more subscribers in the first couple of years.... there are way more shards and there is WAY more space..... so it "seems or appears" that there is more space so folk "think" less subscribers... and yes indeed many people have moved on in the last couple of years..... but I don't think it's been the mass exodus folk keep saying...... Yes there are many more open spaces...... this is nice..... I agree I like seeing more open space... but if SA has housing space available... it would REALLY be nice if the devs looked out housing space and then concidered allowing 2 houses per account.... I am not so sure about the size restriction though.... but I think 2 houses per account if you "paid" like paying for added storage.... I know I would pay for a second home on my accounts...... might be nice... I'd also pay to add stable slots. But that's another matter all together.
     
  16. Sir Stain

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    I know your point is the houses, but the point should be, all the empty land on all shards. Less people play! They want operate at a loss. Making more houses dont pay the salaries.
     
  17. Nexus

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    If they were to increase the number of houses I'd say 2 is a good number If they were on different shards!
     
  18. chrisjwhite

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    Housing could use a few changes.

    Two Homes, If on same shard one has to be smaller (7x7-9x9), Different Shards no size limit.

    Add more choices for Pre-Built Homes. (Able to choose any tile set for each current design, various floor plans of current designs, more styles to choose from.)

    Larger custom homes. Larger than 18x18 but only 2 stories plus roof.

    Limited comparability for current Castles and Keeps, add or remove inside walls, steps, and teleporters.
     
  19. Dimmu Borgir

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    Make an option to increase the subscription fee and get one more house slot.
     
  20. Eslake

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    They addressed the idea of total Size of housing back when they first changed it to 1 house/account.
    The answer was a resounding NO, because people could use it to place small houses in areas larger Would fit, tying up large sums of land / account.


    Anyway, they are not likely to start giving away more housing space as bonuses when they are expecting enough New players with SA that they are already slating additional housing space to accomidate them.

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    The idea of charging extra for extra housing gets their answer - pay for a 2nd account.


    They did say they were considering making it so that multiple accounts by the same owner could Own the houses together.

    Unfortunately they also said in the TH that they were going to increase the size of the Co-Owner list, which sounds like the easy way out of multi-account owners. :(
     
  21. Why? Are you trying to expand on your real estate business?

    One house per account is enough, otherwise we'll run out of places for new players to place a house. As things stand now the more populated shards are next to impossible to find a space for a max lockdown house in a decent area. If everyone that plays now were to place another house, there wouldn't be ANY spots left, and everyone would be forced to buy housing from real estate agents.
     
  22. DHMagicMan_1

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    Just out of curiosity, how many toons don't have Recall or some variation of in their mix? If they do, why does where you place matter? I like placing far away from the crowds... I never see anyone near my houses, recall to Luna or Brit when I want to but whatever.
     
  23. Some locations have more foot traffic, thus being better for placing vendor houses. Luna and Zento are perfect examples of this. Also, locations with no to little agressive spawn are also more sought after. Then there's always the more aesthetic locations which are more desirable over a spot located in say, a swamp.
     
  24. love2winalot

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    If you have venders, then you want to be in luna, or nearby it.
    A few players already know/knew what type of house style they wanted to make, and choose an area to fit that style. Winter houses=anywhere there is snow. A Pyramid=any desert, and so on. It does make the house look better if it looks like it actually belongs in that area, and that type of landscape.
     
  25. DHMagicMan_1

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    OK. I can see those reasons... I don't like people so my house is just a place for me to store my stuff and deco for myself. :)

    Yeah I know MMO, go figure... but to each my own. :)