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IDOC delay

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Vor, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Vor

    Vor Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Nov 2, 2003
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    I'm told there is now a delay before you can place a new house after an IDOC. How long is this delay?
  2. Ashyn

    Ashyn Guest

    I waited at one for almost an hour and the timer still hadn't completed. It's kind of silly if you ask me - Items are generally off the ground within minutes if someone is around. A 15 minute timer would have been sufficient.

  3. The timer is a random time. Not gonna be the same time for every idoc. Now as far as the items on the ground gone in 15 minutes. The timer has nothing to do with the stuff on the ground. The timer was put in place to prevent scripters from auto placing on the spot as soon as the decaying house falls.
  4. shanshu

    shanshu Seasoned Veteran
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    Jun 8, 2008
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    I tried to place an 18x18 today after a fall and not only has it been almost an hour, but now I am receiving a message that I have tried too many times. WTF. Yay scripters.
  5. kray2s

    kray2s Guest

    Sometimes the people in charge just cant win can they?????

    I AM NOT having a go at the poster of the message. However, There were constant moans and groans about how quickly plots got placed and how a select few were moving everything lootable from an idoc onto these plots. They counter act this with a timer and what happens????? people soon start moaning again.

    Just what would you have them do? never be able to put a plot down again on a spot where a house has fallen? and everything in the home vanishes negating the need for anyone to idoc ever again and there fore no one moans anymore (except due to lack of housing)?

    **Edited to include this**

    NOT ALL house plots placed before this timer at idocs were due to scripters. A quick finger often beat any script!! whilst most people dashed for the loot then thought about placing the plot after, the clever ones lost some of the loot they could have collected in the 5 secs it takes to place a plot (if u had the gump open and ready with target poised) because they realised they would get more than they lost when they started dragging onto the plot.

    So whilst scripters are partly to blame, maybe more of the blame for this inconvenience to you, lays at the feet of those of us who had been placing the plots manually for YEARS!

    Sorry, but timers f**ked me off too, but i often find its the ones that moaned about the select few getting everything that are now moaning they cant place a home!

    So maybe you can suggest a better option? personally i think what they put in place is acceptable on both sides even if it has stopped me placing and looting in the manner to which I had become acustomed to over the years i was idocing.
  7. Pfloyd

    Pfloyd Colorblind Collector
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    Oct 10, 2004
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    I totally agree to your post too...

    I quit even trying to place at idocs until the new rules. Now everyone has the same chance.
  8. Olahorand

    Olahorand Slightly Crazed
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    I also agree, that was a good change for the majority. Now not only the professional IDOCers have a chance for the most loot, also other people which can't or don't wish to place a plot, can now get a better share.

    Since there is no detection any more for house sign disappearing as a script signal, and due to the cool down, the chances for script placers for success are smaller than before. Luck in the timing plays a much greater role.