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Help a housing noob go from keep to castle

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

  1. rockkandy

    rockkandy Guest

    I just acquired a neighbors house and now have the necessary land to change my keep into a castle! But I need to know what the best way of doing this would be. My two houses are a keep and a tower. The keep is on the west part of the land and the tower on the east. Some people say there is a "resize house" option and was wondering what all this entails. Was also wondering if this would be better than just emptying both, dropping, waiting till late night hours, and placing? And help will be appreciated
     
  2. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    Resizing is pretty much like dropping it so you will still have to move everything out of both houses. Once that is done, you will need to drop one house, and probably resize the other.
     
  3. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Drop the tower then resize the keep. You'll get one shot at it per hour so don't futz around with anything smaller than a castle, since it can auto place on you I think. Anyways, your stuff will be on the ground unless you chose to bank/put it on spare characters/boats/packies. Get a good idea ahead of time where you are sticking the castle, take screenshots if you need or place a bandages on the ground for the corners/under the house sign by the steps.

    If you are very paranoid then use a character with tracking, track for people, animals and mosters many times. Do all this right after server up.

    Probably all that is excessive. You might be fine dropping em both and plopping a castle down and moving your stuff in to avoid the hassle, but tbh I'd go the hassle route - I have nice stuff. :p
     
  4. rockkandy

    rockkandy Guest

    woohoo!! Placed and beautiful! lol I went the extreme hassle rt and marked it all in automap and plotted everything out with cloth. Tracked and tracked. Had 2 friends on the wing throwing down earthquakes and fields. Dropped tower and resized keep. It fit perfectly! Thank you two for your very insightful input. Now I have the undaunting task of decorating the behemoth. :) my fav part

    Will post pictures when he is ready. (homes are male right? I mean cars are female so it would only be fair)
     
  5. weins201

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    I got a bunch o junk u can have for decorating if oyu are on atl?
     
  6. rockkandy

    rockkandy Guest

    ty for the very kind jesture but alas I'm on ls. And ty for the gratz
     
  7. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Congratulations! Very exciting!! Be sure to post pics when you're done deco'ing. :D
     
  8. Lady Arwen

    Lady Arwen Lore Keeper
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    Congrats on the castle! Cant wait for pics!