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Housing Ideas and Mag Event

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RavenWinterHawk, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Just thinking why not make a reward for 8 year plus vets to be a 2nd house on the account.

    Might as well really reward those they stayed and around and stay around.

    Second, I have this eriee feeling that the Mag Event will involve player housing. I am so jumping the gun but in the future when your reward houses or add them into events. Please make them so as they can be 2nd houses on the account. I loved the abyss houses but was unclear if I would have to demolish my other homes. So I never participated.


    Since exploration and random adventure seems to be a dead horse. How about considering 2nd houses for players.
     
  2. Vyal

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    allow 2 houses per account anyhow...
     
  3. MedeaDF

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    /signed! (I would keep my active accounts anyway...)

    :drool:
     
  4. MalagAste

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    I'd support this even if you could only have one per shard. I would be happy to have a second house on another shard.
     
  5. My thought is, some people will profit. Some will make crappy borg towns.


    But a lot of people will be able to make very cools towns. Give us the power to better shape our sandbox.
     
  6. I don't see why not. There are so many open plots on Sonoma right now.

    I would put a restriction: your second house could only be one of the old 8x8 outhouses. Nobody needs two castles/towers/land hogs in this game.

    I've often liked the idea of setting up a little resupply depot and base in Felucca for my jaunts there. But I also realize I really wouldn't need much for that: I wouldn't store my valuables there, really just some spartan supplies to get back on my feet after getting ganked.

    But then, with blessed runebooks and recall charges, I also realize I could just recall back to my home facet just as fast...
     
  7. Beastmaster

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    I would rather see the town rebuilt by the Devs. No big cubes! Then put something in place to award the buildings players. Make every building regardless of size have the same storage as a maxed out storage 18x18 has now. Limit each building to 3 or 4 vendors.
     
  8. covert

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    I agree. It's pretty much the reason I can't feasibly play on other shards. Living out of your bank becomes impossible very quickly.

    I really like the idea of turning Magincia into a bazaar type city, though. I hope they don't just pull some last minute idea out and it ends up never getting fleshed out. I also agree with Beastmaster - plots really make Luna sore eye for most servers.

    Forced tiny plots could work, but a borg cube is a borg cube no matter how large.
     
  9. Obsidian

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    I have 4 accounts to have houses on 4 different shards. I think UO would loose revenue as people like me would consolidate to the min number of accounts. I just can't see them doing this.

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  10. Or would they?
    Addiction is stronger then Logic.

    I already reduced mine down.

    But your right it might cause a reduction but also add players that want to manage towns.
     
  11. phantus

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    It's not really an issue of accounts. There is a whole host of ways to give a 2nd house. Make max lock downs attributed to account age rather than than house size and allow multiple houses. Limit houses to a finite number of squares per account to keep from people just taking up space for no reason. Just allow 7x7's as an option. The sky is limit on making it so people don't drop accounts because they can have multiple houses.

    The problem lies in where does EA profit from this. Making players happy isn't always the clear path to decisions that are made. We would all like to think this is the case but it's most definitely not. Any story arcs are made to draw in players that have quit or are on hiatus. Any booster packs are for additional revenue. Any items added recently to the store etc etc. Dev time won't be wasted just making existing customers happy.

    These threads need to say:

    "I will pay a monthly or 1 time fee for additional housing options"

    It boils down to this.
     
  12. Lady Storm

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    When I called a few years back for the house limit to be done away with the people of this forum yelled and said in no uncertin words FORGET IT. EA will never take it back.

    Most of the players know EA put the 1 house rule in to promote more account subscriptions and boost the bottom line. Not for the over stuffing of shards.

    Here we are in a over abundance of land ..... you got to admit many shards with the exceptions of Atlantic are starting to look .........empty.

    I can ride through malas for big stretches on many shards and not see 1 house.

    Tokuno.... on some shards there are plots open all around the city.....

    TerMur.... same... once filled with new houses almost all are gone.

    Feluccia and Trammel .... well they could use alot more homes... gets bad when you see hundreds of tower spots empty, even on a few shards keep size plots are barren as well.

    Siege has lost 90% of its population. With the changes in Siege and due to the fact that money got tight and players had to make a choice. Ether open another account (out of the question for many) or drop the Siege house to place that better house on a shard they play now. *** There is a dedicated Siege only player base on shard but it grows smaller by the day*

    Well I vote to repeal the houseing limit completely....

    I'd love to tell EA how bad the idea of limiting accounts to 1 house was to their wallets, you dont use psychology on your players as you can see it didnt work the way you planned.
     
  13. Ezekiel Zane

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    Two things;

    First, I'd love two houses per account. There's plenty of space available.

    Second, I want a basement. I really like the way the Vesper Museum goes down like a basement. It seems it could be done. I'd even pay for the upgrade.
     
  14. Im with you.
    Ill buy them as a gold sink.
     
  15. Gorbs

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    How about the following:

    Stone level subscription cost - $0 - no house, 125 item bank box, 1 700 skill pt char, skills cannot exceed 100, access to Felucca and Trammel only
    Bronze level subscription cost - $12.99/mo - 1 house, 125 item bank box, +storage bonuses apply, full char slots, current skill rules
    Silver level subscription cost - $60.00/6mo - 1 house, 150 item bank box, +storage bonuses apply, full char slots, current skill rules
    Gold level subscription cost - $24.99/mo - 2 houses, 150 item bank box, +storage bonuses apply, full char slots, current skill rules
    Platinum level subscription cost - $274.99/yr - 2 houses, 150 item bank box, +storage bonuses apply, one bonus in game special pixel crack, full char slots, current skill rules
     
  16. THIS THIS THIS!!!
    New buildings too.
    Dont hold back either, make ALL the towns like this.
    Lets populate the existing towns/citys, knock down all the damn eyesores and make the land explorable again!!
    Add in random mobs, populate the lands with creepies to kill, that if left to reach a certain number, they attack a town!
    OMG devs, CMON!!!