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House Fell For No Reason (Chesapeake)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Gareth, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    So my house on Homare-Jima island fell for no reason. I got an icq from my friend Ares who lives next door telling me all my stuff was on the ground.

    1. The house was not condemned
    2. No I didn't place another house
    3. No one accessed the account

    [​IMG]

    So err that kinda sucks. Guess my only option is to send it into EA/Mythic who
    is just going to tell me sorry for your loss we cannot recover lost or stolen
    items thank you for paying us $13 a month.

    Anywho just weird. Cant complain to much.

     
  2. ejpeters

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    Did someone hack into your account?
    Is anything else missing?
     
  3. canary

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    Well you seem to have handled it very well. Sorry for your loss. That would probably be a deal breaker for my account.
     
  4. Lord Gareth

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    Nothing missing on the account. Banks full characters suited no deletes.
     
  5. Jhym

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    That's odd, did you check with any co-owners? I can't think of any other reason a house could fall like that.
     
  6. Lord Gareth

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    No Co-owners.
     
  7. Viper09

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    :(

    That really sucks. You take it really well. Hopefully there is some bug that might be causing this and they do a revert.
     
  8. G.v.P

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    Can't complain too much! What!! Your freakin' house fell for no reason and you can't complain too much?!

    :thumbdown: if this really happened, EA needs to do everything it can to check your data. LOL if no one's house is safe then the only reason to play UO is for the PvP, and I think it's painfully obvious that PvP is no longer a big enough draw for most players.
     
  9. Lord Gareth

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    Well I am not sure exactly what I lost because I was useing it to move stuff around between houses. So since I don't know exactly what I lost I'm not to worried. You know me I have to much stuff anyways. I'm sure if I had a list of what I lost I would be waaaay more upset and complaining. Guess I'll send it into EA/Mythic because I would like to know what went wrong.

    Only thing I know is Chesapeake went boom and their was some kinda patch thingy.
     
  10. Viper09

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    I saw a couple threads about Chesepeake being down. Maybe for whatever reason something happened while the shard was down that caused it?
     
  11. NBG

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    That got me scared and I went to check on all my houses....

    All my houses were properly place and now all of a sudden.. one of them is showing this.....
    [​IMG]

    Something is definetly off with housing?
     
  12. Tina Small

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    Gareth, by any chance was the house on an account that you were using during the Return to Britannia event? Someone else posted a warning today about problems keeping those houses refreshed.
     
  13. Tina Small

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    I think your house can become improperly placed if someone places a classic (i.e., pre-designed) house near yours and then converts it to a custom house and as a result changes the amount of space between the houses to something that is below the minimum requirement. I think it also happened to some houses as a result of landscape changes (mostly with hills/mountains) that occurred after the KR and/or Enhanced clients were introduced.

    I believe your house is perfectly fine and won't suddenly fall into decay as a result of becoming improperly placed. The only problem is that if you decide to resize it, it's virtually guaranteed you won't be able to plot a replacement house of the exact same size in the exact same location. Depending on other houses around yours, I believe it's very likely you could end up with something smaller for a replacement if you decide to resize an improperly placed house.

    You can still trade an improperly placed house to another account...no problems there. And eventually the house may very well become properly placed again someday if the house that caused the problem disappears. (I had that happen to one of my houses that was improperly placed when I acquired it. Two or three years later after the neighborhood became a lot emptier, its status changed to "properly placed.")
     
  14. Aurelius

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    All sorts of things change house status like that - in my case, EA tweaked the guard area boundaries around Yew, and my house suddenly became 'improperly placed'. It's never caused any problems, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

    Lord Gareth, your house falling is rather worrying though - was there any chance you had had a co-owner in the distant past, who had left the game?
     
  15. Viper09

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    Co-owners can't drop houses. Only the owner can.
     
  16. Aurelius

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    I'll clarify the question then - when the house originally came to Gareth, was it as him being made 'co-owner', and then him becoming full owner when the original owner quit?

    Edit - And a thought just occurred - were any of the Chessy server problems and reverts at the same time as the downing of the housing/vet reward etc servers?
     
  17. Rocklin

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    Why is this the only game that I have played in 12 YEARS that people say this? A crappy product is a crappy product. There should be some recourse.
     
  18. Experimental

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    "The child without a name grew up to be the hand,
    To watch you, to shield you, or kill on demand"

    Ahhhh, my favourite band.
     
  19. Ni-

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    Uhg, sorry to hear that. Yeah, try to not think about what you lost. I lost a house once and it sucked, but when I remembered what was lost I wanted to cry. I lost something that might have been a one of a kind, but it was an item that reminded me of good times with good friends.

    On the up side, at least you get to design and decorate another house!

    P.S. thanks again for the WBB... well... the quarter of it that is done! :thumbup:
     
  20. Ni-

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    I can agree that some recourse would be nice. However, if it doesn't happen, is it really worth getting angry/upset and/or stressing out? It wouldn't be worth it for me, anyway.
     
  21. If you placed this house while on this "return to brittania" program then it decays even although your account is kinda "active" i keep having this problem with my account i am using in this return to brit, luckily enough i noticed it before it fell. Dunno if this is your situation just letting peeps know
     
  22. QueenZen

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    Gareth did you get that spot back again ?

    Thanks to your post I also checked my own homes there, still standing thank goodness.

    But if ya did not get that spot back let me know. I have two homes in Makato, as my own neighbor to myself but I do not really need both of them, if you are needing a spot in Zento let me know.
     
  23. Drawde2

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    Any house that is "grandfathered" ignores the "improperly placed" line. It's there specifically because sometimes the definition of "properly" can change, clientwide or for that specific house. It basically means it was properly placed at one point, and the game needs to ignore the improperly that it is now.
     
  24. ACB1961

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    You know I thought I was having a bad day. I am so very sorry for your loss.
     
  25. Why would you troll this post? Seriously, go elsewhere with that crap!
     
  26. Why dont you read the small print :eyes:

    :lol:
     
  27. Lord Gareth

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    Aye the house didn't show any kind of decay. I thought I activated the account before the Return to brit. Obviously I didn't so most likely it was because of the return to Brit event.

    Good news is Dark Morning who is apart of our Village got everything. So that is really really great and he was kind enough to return everything. I am only taking what I was originally donating to the new players and visitors chest. I have enough stuff anyways so I am letting him keep the rest. Sucks to hit an Idoc get all excited then have to return it heh. So I figured id be nice and let him keep most of it. Prolly has more use for it then I. I would prolly box most of it for storage.
     
  28. Sabbath

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    Dark Morning = Cool :thumbsup:
    Lord Gareth = Cooler :thumbup:
     
  29. Viper09

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    Woohoo! That is excellent news for you! :thumbup:

    It appears that the UO community is still strong in places :)
     
  30. Rocklin

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    I had a character flat deleted awhile ago and I continued to play. If I lost everything I owned in the game, I would probably move on.
     
  31. Sarsmi

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    Nice! Glad that got sorted out. I've looted stuff and returned it before, I don't want to loot stuff from someone who is still playing. Heck, I built up an idoc character on another shard just to loot someone's house who was quitting, left everything I got in that char's bank, and when the player returned a few months later msged them and gave it back. And this was some nice stuff too!

    Stuff is stuff, it's nice to have, but you can't beat making someone else's day. :thumbsup:
     
  32. Xenobia

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    I logged in one day and everything was gone from my backpack. Just a blank brown bag. Called a GM and they would do nothing about it. I was not happy as I had some ASH hammers and runics in there and all my runebooks and things. Was a very strange thing indeed. And it was just on the one character that I logged out in moonglow. I about had a fit over that so I can't imagine losing an entire house! ugh
     
  33. RaDian FlGith

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    Been there, done that, it's so 1997/98. So glad not to have to deal with that anymore, but... it's not the end of the game.

    Won't say it wouldn't suck bigtime though. It'd cause me to take a break, that's for sure.