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Ideas for UO Programmers .. IDEAS (where did that forum go?)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Jade of Sonoma, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Jade of Sonoma

    Jade of Sonoma Babbling Loonie
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    Jade wishes to construct an igloo on Arctic Island from blocks of white ice that are craftable.

    A perfect 11th or 12th year Vet reward (especially for Jade) would be a slab of ice containing a fishing hole that she can lock down next to her igloo on snow tiles.
     
  2. Harlequin

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    *Is afraid of people like Jade that refers to themselves in 3rd person*

    *Would like to see Jade's igloo though, and has ideas on how to customize a fishing hole for decor*

    However, it would not have any fish in it though, which I think is what Jade wants.

    Anyone knows if the champions drop water tiles that you can fish from?
     
  3. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    I'm on it!
    It would be nice too if homes could not have a foundation
     
  4. Ahuaeyjnkxs

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    The idea forum is gone, because of all the work people in the undustry did to protect themselves from ruining game economies by selling gold for $. The endless disclaimers also includes :

    If you have an IDEA and then they use it, and then you sue them and can prove it was your idea first, then you win big money.

    But, lets think about it honestly : Hello Mr Judge, EA stole my idea that Igloos are cool, yeah, noone could have tought about something like that exept me, I'm like the virtual igloo inventor (no pun intended)

    Judge : Yeah... right ; OUT OF MY COURT !!!

    EA's answer to Ahu's ideas : Sorry now that you have given us these ideas we cannot use them anymore since you will sue us for intellectual property (what a ridiculous outdated concept), all further communications will be blocked.

    Ahu : Wow... is this so ? deeper down the rabbithole... :danceb:
     
  5. Jade of Sonoma

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    The Good News is: I do have a water tile one can use for fishing!
    The Bad News is: It's in a bag, so, is not a item one can display next to 'Jade's Wished-for Igloo'.

    You're clever! Your solutions get a Yes!. A fisherman's water tile that produces fish, decorated with the new Christmas snow items would work well for the fishing hole.

    **Jade wishes for a fisherman's water tile that produces fish and igloo building blocks. Will request ice bergs later!**

    ps: Harlequin please don't be afraid. There's a real person behind the character of Jade. Me, myself and I. :) I get tired of saying I, my and me. <<something like that)

    Hmmm... Jade also wishes the HTML code were ON so she could post "wish messages" in green italics. *sigh*
     
  6. Jade of Sonoma

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    Ahuaeyjnkxs: I can see the problems the Ideas Den would have with that. Always something. So....

    I relinguish all rights to the ideas brought forth by Jade in this thread. :) She is not not the first, nor will be the last, to think of fishing holes and igloos for the UO game.

    I HOPE the developers and programmers use their expertise to implement the ideas.

    Jade's old account was upgraded to 9th Anniversary Collection for crystal tiles --- but she made a Glacial Staff wall 18 tiles wide and 4 stories high instead because .. she loves glacial staffs. That's interesting .. a seamless wall without glitches. Call the Guiness book of records maybe?
    (NW TIP of SONOMA's Arctic Island, Trammel)
    That was an interesting problem. Would construct two walls but don't have enough allowable lockdowns for the 17 X 18 building. *giggles*
     
  7. Endrik

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    Jade you should know that just being in possession of one of those water tiles is a bannable offense. If they find out you have one they willban your account and delete the water tile. You would be smart to get rid of it ASAP. Either place it in your trash barrel or page a GM yourself and have them come delete it for you.
     
  8. a slave girl

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    "Jade wishes to construct an igloo on Arctic Island from blocks of white ice that are craftable."



    Areas in UO should have local building materials which IF a player chooses to use them, gives the structure they build extra storage capacity.

    Example: Arctic Isle building materials should be what is available in the area, blocks of ice and for every 25 "Ice" tiles used a house gains a certain percent extra storage. (Just an example of a formula that might be used)

    Players would not be forced to use local materials (tiles) to build in this manner but would benefit by doing so by gaining extra storage, and each building constructed with local materials would help to make the game more immersive in my opinion.

    Umbra area=Shadow tiles
    Yew/Heartwood area=Elven tiles
    Mountain areas=Stone tiles
    Forested Areas=Logs/wood tiles
    Desert Areas=New Tent tiles!
    Tokuno Area=Asian tiles
    ...and so on.

    Or simply make the older tiles local for Trammel/Fel and newer tiles local for the expansion areas that introduced them.

    With the total max available bonus storage for all possible tiles used on gthe structure being 20%.

    I would love to be able to go to Tokuno and not see huge square stone English looking buildings!
     
  9. Jade of Sonoma

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    Slave Girl, you GO girl!

    EA/Ultima OnLine: HIRE This LADY!!!

    -- and why expect ladies to run around ice lands wearing those skippy women's outfits provided by the game? Brrrr! (In action movies women wear almost nothing - no matter what the temperature) I chose a man's tunic for a sorcer's outfit. I hope UO never stops women from wearing men's sensible clothing. Why can't the men wear the women's clothing??...weird world. oops sorry .. getting off topic.
     
  10. Jade of Sonoma

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    Endrik Siege: Thanks for the heads up. Should UO punish any very old vet for such a simple reason, then it's time to go.

    Hmmm...I would have to ask the GM to search all my accounts to find out which account, house or character is holding that bag. I forgot where I put it.
     
  11. Harlequin

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    So...there's 3 of you!? :D



    As to the ideas den, I believe they decided to combine it with Uhall. The advantage of this is that it allows more posters to review the idea and give their opinions or raise their concerns.

    The devs may check out the ideas den, but players rarely do. Meaning it doesn't get the input/feedback it should eg, in favor, against, reasons, other considerations, impact to different templates/playstyles etc
     
  12. Jade of Sonoma

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    "I'm on it!
    It would be nice too if homes could not have a foundation"

    Cear Dallben Dragon, YES! Definitely! Raw Land! Is that possible?

    --- a big area of snow-tiled land around a small 4 story white marble, foundation lines obliterated by white plants and glacial staffs, apparent only when the player enters the property --- Remove all walls? Use Posts as floor supports? Ladders to access the four stories above- - - ??? (Must stop all this nonsense! It's done for now!)

    Thanks everyone for replying!

    PS. I do love the development/programmers new xmas gifts - especially the animated Slippery Sheets of ICE! :)
     
  13. SchezwanBeefy

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    Please don't do that, EA.