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Hey Devs, two houses?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RavenWinterHawk, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. A fun part of the game is building.

    Any chance of giving 2 houses to accounts?
    How about 5 year reward? 2 house on the account.

    5 year reward is just an example people...
    I know youre 2 years old why should I get one for being 8 years old....
    I know...
    Just an example.


    Im not saying there is housing space everywhere but besides LUNA there is housing space everywhere.
     
  2. Infiniti

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    I totally agree with you...there are tons and tons of spots available so I don't see why we can't have two per account. :D
     
  3. I agree and disagree.

    Its not like UO hasn't already climaxed its member registrations but whose not to say it may peak again [some 20yrs down the road]?

    /sarcasm

    I like the thought of owning a second house but I don't like the idea of stealing what could be benefitial to someone else for my own intentions.

    There are some people I guess that could justify a purpose for owning more than one house but in most cases, it is a want, not a need.
     
  4. Aran

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    Suck it up and spend $10 more a month for a second house like everyone else :D
     
  5. Slopp

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    2 houses for 9+ years vet accounts. for still staying with the game after all the bs we endured all those years. a ridable polar bear just doesn't cut it.
     
  6. Experimental

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    Two houses would be a great vet reward or even something we had to pay for.
     
  7. No. No it doesn't at all. Why are you still playing? JK!
     
  8. Theo_GL

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    How about 2 houses per account but only one per shard per acct.

    Many 'vets' would be interested in playing something like Siege but not willing to give up their house and stuff on a 'normal' shard to try out Siege.
     
  9. Count me in on that one! Instead of some huge thing that all my characters on one shard share, I could split things up into 2 smaller plots ... or <gasp> actually let my Origin characters plunk something down!

    As a Vet Reward at 'x' years I would have no problem.
     
  10. Black Sun

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I might play siege more if I had a house of my own there.
     
  11. Wenchkin

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    No, no and no again.

    We have the room now, but give everyone the option to own 2 homes and that's what they'll do. Goodbye to empty land masses and hard luck for new players. There should be rentable storage in Inns for players who want to visit other shards or play Siege, but if you want a real house then commit to paying for another account or make your production shard characters use their bankboxes instead.

    I also think it would be a bit tricky fitting houses for all the casual players who wanted to live in Siege. I don't think it would help Siege to create a lot of unused houses, something that's pretty inevitable if players can have that second house for nothing.

    Wenchy
     
  12. Shanna

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    There are a lot of dying shards. Origin, Sonoma, Legends, Lake Austin :)O), and most of the asian shards have space and populations are dwindling.

    I don't like the vet reward idea for getting another house, I hate the idea of people buying aged accounts. And I also don't like the EA selling a 'House Token'.

    But I don't have any ideas as to as they would work in giving a second house out.
     
  13. I am completely ok with multiple house in this way.
     
  14. Black Sun

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    Ditto.
     
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    Or perhaps one of the houses would have to be a small one. Even with the increased storage i found myself running outta room.
     
  16. love2winalot

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    FTW. A second house that does NOT auto refresh. Owner has to use it once every 7 days or byby.
     
  17. It's not going to happen. It would be a bad business decision. One of the things keeping this game alive are the people who have multiple accounts for the sole purpose of having multiple homes.
     
  18. Ezekiel Zane

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    While I am an admitted house owning nut, I currently have seven, I do not believe that two houses per account would be a good thing in the long run, unless certain limitations were to be placed upon said second house.

    I think the best solution to preventing unused abandoned houses would be that they must be manually refreshed. I would go so far as to allow up to 30 days between refreshes but no longer. If after 30 days the house hasn't been refreshed then it should immediately begin to decay.
     
  19. Aran

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    That I can agree with. The way it used to be (Though not how it used to used to be.)
     
  20. Ive sucked 3 accounts. Do I win another house?
     

  21. It started out 1 house per char per shard so literaly unlimited housing was available. As the game grew they restricted to 1 house per account per shard. Still you were able to have multiple houses just not on the same shard (not counting grandfathered accounts) and then at its peak they said no-one has room to place 1 house per account period. Now that the lands have emptied i think 1 house per account per shard should be allowed back in.
     
  22. Loqucious

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    I'd pay $30 right now for a second house.
     
  23. MalagAste

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    I can say with a fair amount of certainty that if they allowed 2 houses per account and didn't stipulate where they were ie only one per shard.. I would drop at least 2 of my 8 accounts tomorrow... Now if it was two but only one per shard.... I'd probably have a home on Legends again and maybe I'd have one on an Asian shard.... but the likelyhood that all 8 of my accounts would have a second house is VERY slim... I hardly have enough time to devote to the accounts on my own shard...

    I do have characters on ALL shards.... however I only log them in EXTREMELY rarely usually just for rewards... which I use for trading.
     
  24. Kariny

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    I really don't need the extra accounts and I hate having to bother with them period.

    I would gladly pay extra for two houses on one account. For half the price of a regular account you can have a second house without the bother of another user name, password, and bill charge.
     
  25. Wenchkin

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    Though of course, having all your eggs in one basket account wise also means you've got to be extra careful with account security and risk much more if you get hacked. Personally I'm much happier having 2 passwords, different email addresses and separate houses for my stuff. And, I can transfer pets between accounts and res my chars or crafters pets if either get stranded. That's another thing you'd lose if you currently take advantage of it.

    Wenchy
     
  26. brundlefly

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    That is possible by getting another account.:) I want mine for free.
     
  27. Nylan

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    As much as I would like to be able to drop accounts by having more than one house per account, I would still have to say no.

    There are so many plots around now that are not used, can you imagine what all of the shards would look like then?

    I have had up to 10 accounts open for housing in the past, just think if I decided to go to LA or LS and start placing on all 10 accounts there also.

    Just think about twice as many empty plots.

    I like the idea, but no.
     
  28. UltimaSword

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    EA would lose money on that deal. Like others said people pay for other accounts to have more houses. Now increasing customizable house plot sizes is a good idea to me.
     
  29. RaDian FlGith

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    Completely wrong about it being a bad business decision. It is, in fact, quite the opposite.

    Anyone who is holding multiple houses through multiple accounts certainly isn't going to say, "Hey, let's consolidate these houses to a few accounts." More than likely, they'd place more houses and do what they're already doing.

    Me, I dislike the idea of it being across two shards... personally, I think it would be better if they had a min/max setup...

    Castle/Tower/Keep = 1 house per account
    Anything else, you can have one large house (classified as 18x18 to 12x12?), and one small house (12x12 or less).

    I think that would do a great job of actually encouraging community growth, as most people with multiple houses are doing so for community purposes anyway -- and me, personally, I'd love to plop down an out of the way 7x7 or 8x8 as a guard post, but there's no way I'd waste an account on a 7x7.
     
  30. Shh!

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    I wouldn't play there more but I sure would love to have a house there without having to give up my grandfathered houses on Cats.
     
  31. Kaleb

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    I would be all for it if it were only a extra house on a different shard.
     
  32. MalagAste

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    RaDian..... YOu probably know me better than anyone..... and your right... I"m sure I would "mean" to consolidate and drop accounts.. but after 5 years of having 6 to 8 accounts..... it's highly unlikely that I'll lesson that anytime soon.
     
  33. Flora Green

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    I so wish they would consider this. Even on a separate shard. Chances are I would still have two accounts.
     
  34. Bullet

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    How about a compromise, your second house cant exceed a certain size? May help with the creation of player built towns. And only as a high vet reward. Just a thought.
     
  35. BartofCats

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    im ok with 2 houses... so long as they are not able to be on the same shard.
     
  36. Chad Sexington

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    I say no to this.

    There would be some people who actually try out Siege in the way you describe above (and decide to stay or not stay after testing the waters). That would be great if everyone who really wanted to do that had the ability to do that with a 2nd house. But I think that many of the people who want a 2nd house just for Siege will end up treating Siege just like Felucca.

    They would treat it like hoping moongates back and forth from Trammel & Felucca. When they want to play in "Trammel" they'd play on a normal shard. When they want to play in "Felucca" they'd play on Siege.

    Might as well make a shard where insurance works in Trammel and no longer works in Felucca. I think that's what those people really want.

    "I don't want to move to Siege because I want to have a house on my main shard." <-- I never got this. Make Siege your main shard. Don't just stop by when you feel like screwing around.

    This isn't what Siege needs. It would degenerate. Siege isn't just Felucca without insurance. That's a misconception. It doesn't need people who treat it as such.

    Like I said, it's not everybody, but I think many people would.

    :scholar:


    edit: There's also a 3rd type of person. Somebody who wants to PvP with insurance sometimes and wants to PvP without insurance other times. They would be great too. What I was talking about was people exclusively using Siege as their Felucca.
     
  37. I personally wouldn't mind being able to place a house on another shard without having to open another account. Like I have one account that holds a small luna house and has very few lockdowns available in it, wouldn't mind being able to place a "Holding Stuff" house in addition to the vendor house that has like no storage space.
     
  38. jelinidas

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    I do have 4 accts. But, I also have 4 people in the house that play UO. Each has their own home. 3 have houses on the same shard. *shakes head*

    I love the idea of 2 homes per account. Even if it was limited by primary and secondary. Primary meaning no restrictions and secondary meaning NO auto refresh and size limits.

    I have chars on many shards, just dont play em much. Why? I have no storeage. Seige is easy for me, I die alot. My bank box turns over quickly.

    I have many, many chars on shards I do not play now. No storage, no play. Like I said, I do have 4 accts, number 5 would mean divorce. Want me to play on Legends? Lemme have a 10X10. It's not like we are asking for 2 castles. Put some restrictions on it. Just make it happen.

    Step yer game up EA!
     
  39. hawkeye_pike

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    I'd rather raise the available storage of houses, so people with small houses are not screwed. It makes no sense to clutter the whole landscape with keeps and fat ugly houses. Most people would be completely satisfied with a small house, but they run out of storage too soon.

    However, having ONE additional house on a DIFFERENT shard (and be it only a small one) would sound like a good idea.
     
  40. RD Gumbie

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    the only way id go for it was if it was a 7x7 or 8x8 and:

    only usuable in specific areas where people can't create bigger houses. All along the edge of vesper to cove, vesper to minoc, triiny to skara, trinny to brit, around Yew, quite a few of the islands. There are a ton of spots like this on all shards with no housing, Im sure UO could write a code on where it would work.