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Idocs are on

Discussion in 'UHall' started by atlanticScorpion, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. atlanticScorpion

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    I am on Atlantic and servers just came back up. It seems that they have continued where they had left off. I checked an old rune I had for a house that was fairly worn and sure enough that what it is now. I origianally thought it got refreshed but that was when they turned it off. So I guess they turned the timers back on where they left off and I guess that would be the same for the 90 day timer. (no reset) I don't see alot of Idoc I accually only saw one so the RtB and bugged houses are not condemed as of yet.
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    Return to Brit houses can't be done the same way. They were placed when the accounts were already, officially, switched off, so the accounts system has no way of tracking them. They will have to be removed manually, which means finding them and documenting their locations so that that can be done.
     
  3. atlanticScorpion

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    How can you tell that they are RtB houses if the account is off but the house is being used by someone else that is just friended?
     
  4. Ezekiel Zane

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    You on Atlantic? There's another post from someone on Europa who said it doesn't seem to be on there.

    This was after server up they said.
     
  5. Mandrake of DF

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    Its not turned on European servers, or Legends.
     
  6. atlanticScorpion

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    Timers are back When they went off the house next to Me was fairly worn and at server up on Atlantic it was fairly worn.
     
  7. Uriah Heep

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    Yeah, I think they forgot us yet again...my neighbor's house (son-in-law) should be decaying.
     
  8. twoburntfouryou

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    I looked around a bit this morning and so far nothing :sleep2:
     
  9. Theo_GL

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    Give it until server up when the script runs to mark new houses. Likely they just turned on the decay code today and the 'new' house marking won't happen until server up on the 18th.

    Better get back to filling up all my extra houses on GL with crap so that TwoBurnt can waste time sorting through it. la...
     
  10. twoburntfouryou

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    la.......hmmmmm? That looks familiar. I sense some bitterness here. I am sorry you feel this way. And really I think you may be wasting more of your time than mine. But have fun! :D
     
  11. goldenpower

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    how can we tell if a house is RTB? how can a GM tell? I don't get it.
     
  12. Vyal

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    I think housing it jacked ATM... Sorry there are hundreds of houses that should not be up right now. Tons of them are blocking good house placement for actual people that play the game.
    Something needs to be done with the return to brit houses ASAP. & Ya housing is def not on for Legends...
     
  13. goldenpower

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    I agree, the Developers need to come up with a way to purge RTB houses. there's really no excuse. players should not have to waste playing time waiting around for GMs to come clear bugged houses.
     
  14. claudia-fjp

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    They had the perfect opportunity to fix housing with the account migration and decay turned off and decided to blow it. Congrats to everyone who gambled that they were inept and xferred and place houses during return to brit and the migration. :/
     
  15. THP

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    The coding for getting rid of ALL bugged houses would be very very easy to do....even on an olde zx speccy!!! ...just dont think the devs want to see 20-30 houses max!!!! on some shards...and half empty lands on the busiest of shards.....and thats the bottom line methinks!!!
     
  16. Adrianas

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    I agree with this - how can we tell? No one has an answer?
     
  17. THP

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    WELL I DONT KNOW HOW U CAN TELL..BUT I DO KNOW 50% of players will have 2 or 3...LOL
     
  18. Lady Storm

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    Someone show him a bloody RtB house geesh .....

    The house will have no name of the placer.... they are easy to spot once you look at the house sign.
     
  19. Miri of Sonoma

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    RTB houses have a name on them. You are thinking of no name houses perhaps..the ones the dev's delete manually. Unless those are old RTB houses? but new RTB houses have owner names
     
  20. Theo_GL

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    Survey says?? Wrong.

    I have 15+ RTB houses and all of them have house owners listed on the sign. They look no different than any other house.

    I don't think you people realize just how dead UO is about to become. I mean dead dead.
     
  21. decay isnt working yet on most servers, atleast the ones ive been on. i have storage houses on 6 different shards. i terminated the accounts back in August "when ever they stopped idocs" so all those houses should be in stages of decay. i bet we see nothing till server up in the am. =(
     
  22. UltimatePower

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    This was just posted....
    Pretty sure the poster was just messing with people.
    It will be turned on today.
     
  23. Ron Silverbeard

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    Went out 1 1/2 hours on Pacific, found one house somewhat worn yet..
    I think it will take a few hours synchronization or even after the NEXT server up 18th of January the decay status will be finished and implemented - thats my guess...so no IDOC's on Pacific before Monday i think..
     
  24. MalagAste

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    I'll say this... the RtB houses DO have names.

    I know this for a fact.

    Old friend returned with the most recent RtB. Placed a house not far from me...

    It's still there, still has his name, and isn't at all IDOC.

    As far as I can tell there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY of knowing if they were placed during RtB unless you KNOW they did it.
     
  25. UltimatePower

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    One of my keeps just went to like new.
    So the decay is on now for sure. Looks like its slow going though.
    I would wait to scout until tommorrow.
     
  26. atlanticScorpion

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    They turned the timers back on. If you have runes to houses that were condemmed and saved them then you are in luck. None of the RtB houses are decaying. But I did see a OSI house that was decaying like before. Maybe they will atleast make those OSI houses drop. OK UPDATE. I might of been wrong.I just found 7 houses on Atlantic in less than 10 mins that are condemmed. YEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAA here we go!!!!
     
  27. Meat Elemental

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    Going to be crazy on GL when these all drop same day...found like 10 also in 15 mins...might give some of us honest idocers a chance at some loot or plots!
     
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    I'm excited about the prospect of being able to IDOC again myself, but I imagine alot of the houses will be saved by their owners in the next couple of days.
     
  29. Theo_GL

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    You can't find an 18x18 on GL now? You must be a poor scout.

    I've placed a dozen 18x18's on GL and pass spots every day. There is no shortage of housing on GL. It will be way way more open now. No neighbors even. It will be like Sonona. Go walk around Sonoma once - wasteland once you get 2 screens from Luna.
     
  30. HD2300

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    Everybodies buy up boxed versions of UO and get a free castles. keeps or 18x18s for life for only $10 during the next RTB.
     
  31. Meat Elemental

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    Who said im looking for 18x18..plenty of em, a keep would be nice
     
  32. goldenpower

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    me too and yes they have house owner, you can't tell they are RTB
     
  33. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Wow, two full runebooks in about forty five minutes and that does not include really small houses because I did not mark them. Here is to hoping alot of these refresh, I hate to think all these folks are gone. Hopefully they were just waiting on decay to start before paying.

    Even if what I said above is not the case, UO will not become any deader just because the houses of people who are already not around collapses.
     
  34. old gypsy

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    True. The spots left open will just give current, new, and returning players better options for house placement. I see it as a good thing.
     
  35. Ezekiel Zane

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    No. UO may not actually BE any deader but it's most certainly going to now LOOK as dead as it really is.
     
  36. Kylie Kinslayer

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    I can see that if folks judge how active UO is by the housing they see. I have always been one to judge by how many people I see in my travels tho. Guess it depends on your perspective.
     
  37. old gypsy

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    I guess I'm trying to stay optimistic, hoping it's not going to be as drastic as many expect. Looks like we'll find out soon, either way.
     
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    I fail to understand the problem in identifying RTB houses. Are their databases so poorly designed that they can't write a query tying houses to account info?
     
  39. Ezekiel Zane

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    It's either that or they simply don't want to. Who knows besides the devs?
     
  40. Theo_GL

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    Exactly. It is going to look bleak.
     
  41. Viper09

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    I'd rather have acres of empty land than land filled by players who haven't played this game for years. UO isn't going to be any less active with the loss of dozens of houses that have been unoccupied for way too long. Removing houses that have been untouched for years wont change anything other than opening more possibilities for the truly active community. The illusion of an active community is pointless when real active and future players can make better uses of those spots.
     
  42. Storm

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    I agree! Plus it will help improve lag in areas with houses AND will let me do IDOCS :)

    But there will for sure be DOOM and GLOOM posts but we have had those for over 10 years...it is what it is
     
  43. Ezekiel Zane

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    I'm fine with mass houses falling. I'm just pointing out the facts.

    What I really want is for EA to pull their head out of their arse and give the rest of us still paying to play this game some more housing options i.e. multiple houses.


    I find this totally hilarious though;

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/259181-%5Buo-herald%5D-account-center-maintenance-01-18-a.html

    So they turn back on housing decay and then immediately decide to do some Account Center maintenance bringing it down.

    Brilliant. Watch them break it and then nobody that actually wants to reactivate an account will be able to.
     
  44. Viper09

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    Yeah, I found that a bit interesting too. Hopefully the maintenance wont break it for those who are waiting until the last minute.

    I do agree that there should be a way to own multiple houses though without having to pay for multiple accounts. Or at the very least provide more options, such as combining plots if you have space next to you to do so.
     
  45. Storm

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    I would not mind being able to have a second house on siege or make it so your second house acts like a grandfathered house and you have to refresh it often or it falls
     
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    Well just buy some unused UO boxes, and next RTB you get free castles and keeps for life for only ~$10.
     
  47. claudia-fjp

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    Since the RTB houses were left alone it will look HALF as dead as it really is. :p
     
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    Vultures! thats what it comes down to filthy raptors in search of an easy meal of dead and rotting flesh! or in uo's case 100's of characters circleing all the dead and decaying homes of players who have gone.... You should all be ashamed of yourself whenever you look at a house sign think vulture!...


    Spreads massive wings and sets out for the warm air currents to ride in search of easy pickings... Ice isle has a few castles that shall fall soon YAY:) Idocs are back!! wish they gave us costumes of vultures which when worn give an extra backpack to hold all that loot!

    Embrace your Carrion eating bretheren!
     
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    *Tries to feel ashamed*

    *Tries harder*

    Yeah, sorry. Can't do it. :)
     
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    I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the Idocs and there are alot. But I do not feel even close to ashamed picking up free stuff laying on the ground.