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How many floors above roof level can one go?

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Stupid Miner, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Stupid Miner

    Stupid Miner Guest

    title says it all
     
  2. Mezzac

    Mezzac Journeyman
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    Hi Stupid,

    If by this you mean with goza floor that can be walked on and decorated - you can build 7 floors in total.

    If you search my name (mezzac) for posts you will see one title 'My Seven storey tower' or use the link below if it works. It shows picture of my the Tower I owned.

    But be warned - do not tempt the GM's by doing in populated areas - Goza floors play havoc with players lagggggg.

    Any house I have added floor to has always been in 'out the way' places away from populated areas.

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=95003


    Thanks Mezz
     
  3. Stupid Miner

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    Interesting... That must the the "roof" of UO.
     
  4. Stupid Miner

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    Ah perfect. I'm out of the way, and I'm not building a tower, but might be useful to get an extra floor in the house. A roof for the roof or something.

    Granted I use the term "house" loosely. I've never built a house. :p
     
  5. Tazar

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    Actually... it depends on where you are in the world and what the ground's Z-axis is. There are some spots on fire island where you can not even build a 4 story custom.

    One of my places in Malas has an area built with goza's that is on the equivalent of the 9th floor of the house.

    I had many player tell me that it is illegal and that GM's would remove it due to lag... but... I asked Sakkarah about it and she said it was perfectly legal for the following reasons:

    1.) It was all built within normal game mechanics.
    2.) It did not provide me with an unfair advantage (anyone can do it).
    3.) It did not block or cause issues for other players.

    Even though the house has a lot of Goza's, you have to step into the house for them to load so it will not disturb other players unless they choose to enter the house. Besides, I have another house that is only 4 stories and has a lot more goza's in it than my 9th floor house.
     
  6. Stupid Miner

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    Hm... any way to determine the z-axis of the landscape? (other than building as high as you can)
     
  7. Tazar

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    Not that I know of.
     
  8. Kelline

    Kelline Seasoned Veteran
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    I can only go to 5 on my caslte.. the 3 main floors the 2 with gozas, course i stoped at 4 & only had santas sleigh on the 5th

    uo wouldnt let me go any higher
     
  9. Tazar

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    I wonder if the EC client can go higher than CC... I do use EC.
     
  10. Stupid Miner

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    No, definitely not. This would have to do with the base structure of the game's world.
    The EC is the CC, except things are prettier. (as far as geography goes at least)
     
  11. Tazar

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    Maybe yes - maybe no. I do know that when I go to my 9th floor in EC, it looks great, but when I go there in 2D, the terrain around the house cuts out leaving black areas. That makes me wonder about how the two relate to the server-side info.
     
  12. AtlanticVlad

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    as for the question about getting the Z axis of the ground really the only way I'm aware of is one which we are not to discuss. You may draw what you like from that although in years past the old UO staff and Dev team had no problems with people using those things to explain ideas and model things but I realize this is a strange new world we live in now...
     
  13. Faerunner

    Faerunner Lore Master
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    It'd be a safe bet that due to the age of the 2D code it was designed not to take too much land info at once, in order to keep requirements reasonable "way back then". These days I'm sure they could update the code so that your 9th story had a nicer view, as I've had the same issue when running quickly especially across terrain with lots of trees/houses (it just loads black areas around the edges of the viewing area, presumably to prevent data overload). Try asking the Devs? :thumbup1:
     
  14. Stupid Miner

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    You mean one of these?
    http://uo.stratics.com/content/guides/emulatorfaq.shtml
     
  15. Pfloyd

    Pfloyd Colorblind Collector
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    I had the problem of always having to repair the levels. A goza or two here and there every week. Is there a way to not have to do this or is it the spawn that sometimes pops into your house before getting kicked that is doing this?
     
  16. Tazar

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    I usually do not have any problems. The only time I have had items drop like that is when someone opens a gate while standing on it. This will sometimes make the item drop one notch.
     
  17. Crystal Rose

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    I have the same problem with some tiles dropping every week. Along the edges on the east side only.
     
  18. Endrik

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    I have had an entire floor of gozas over my castle for probably over a year now, and have never had that happen to a single one. I wonder though... is this happening to you in a Keep? I made a floor above the keep of a friends house, and she has repeatedly struggled with this happening. If it is happening in a Keep then I think you may be right... it might be due to spawn in the courtyard of the keep, but not sure.
     
  19. Cerwin Vega

    Cerwin Vega Lore Keeper
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    Ive tried to make one of these floors but I cant figure out how to raise them high enough to be able to walk under them. Can someone help me out?
     
  20. Tazar

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    Start with a "ladder" from a heritage token. Set the ladder to any of the "Castle" directions. Climb onto the ladder - and 1 or two more "steps" further in the direction the ladder faces. While on either of the two "steps" use a goza and target yourself. Then take the goza closest to the ladder and lower it 4 notches so that the two goza's are at the same height.

    You have now started your new floor. Move the ladder and repeat as needed.
     
  21. Cerwin Vega

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    Thx Tazar, Ill try it out.