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Giant space

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Hoody, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Hoody

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    I was just wondering, maybe i missed out on something but, east of vesper on every shard theres a huge space, looks very odd on map, like the woods just suddenly been cut in a perfect square, was this part of an event because i cant remember being there before :/
     
  2. Guest

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    Theres are 2 or 3 castle placed on differnt shards on that same spot...no idea how they did it...drachs rings a bell ''fell side'' i think..and catskills ''tram side''??
     
  3. LeBaiton

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    Perhaps it'll be part of an upcomming event?...
     
  4. Guest

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    Many years ago these were supposed to be for a competition but as far as I remember the plans were never properly followed through.
     
  5. Hoody

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    Strange, i cant recall seeing this space, and ive travelled past this area quite a few times, the odd shape of it on the map means im pretty sure i would have rememberd it.
     
  6. Aurelius

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    It's been there a very, very long time - and like you, I didn't notice it, quite literally, for years!

    I'd also heard it was land 'put aside' for special events or house placements, but never knew from when, or why.
     
  7. Guest

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    Like i say there is a castle on that square on some shards...no idea how?
     
  8. Aurelius

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    I vaguely remember a 'win a castle' campaign with the launch of an expansion - AoS? - so maybe they used the space then?

    Edit - I'm not meaning the Samurai Empire 'win a castle in Malas' promotion, I've a vague feeling there was another one before that....

    And another edit - I was thinking of this part of the 'buddy' program, back in 2002

    "The Ultima Onlineā„¢ Bring A Friend To Britannia Program"

    "2. Prizes; Winner Selection and Notification. One (1) UO Game Castle on UO Game Shards will be awarded as a prize during each of the 14 weeks of this Program (hereinafter, the "Prize"). UO Castles are in-game real estate and Shards represent in-game locations in which to live. There is no cash value to these prizes"
     
  9. Guest

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    MUst have been the latter that makes sense..maybe they were only won on a few shards then the program stopped.