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Keep Deco Ideas

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Caelas, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Caelas

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    Thanks to NewThunder, I will soon be the proud owner of a keep on Legends. I've never had a house I couldn't customize, so I'm a bit lost as to how to decorate / what looks good in a keep. I'm open to ideas...any suggestions? I will likely have a blacksmithing area and a storage room, past that...?
     
  2. DevilsOwn

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    *pssst.... *

    castle deco sticky at the top ;)
     
  3. Caelas

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    I went, I saw, I got some ideas...but I'm looking for more.

    Dumb question, but can custom floor tiles be placed in keeps? Lava, water, wood floors...?
     
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    nope, but goza are really handy :)
     
  5. Caelas

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    Bugger...well, I guess limitation is a springboard for creative thought.

    Or I can just get an 18x18...but the keep is SO much bigger! And free.
     
  6. Caelas

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    Is any part of the keep customizable?
     
  7. Patty Pickaxe

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    Nope, a keep is a keep.

    Gaza Mats and rubble are good ways of making it your own. Check out the other sticky, "Must have deco examples to look at" for more ideas.
     
  8. Risso

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    Sell the keep, buy an 18x18 and spend the difference on deco :D
     
  9. Azureal

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    QTF

    I recently looked at buying a keep, but really disliked the limited decoing aspect. Plus corridors and stairways aint my thing.
     
  10. Patty Pickaxe

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    I struggled for a long time over buying a keep bc I did not want to give up my customized 18x18. However, I eventually did because I desperately needed the storage space. While the layout of a keep does limit you in decoration, those limitations can also lead to creativity. You may have to "go old school" with some deco ideas. That's not a bad thing- there are some awesome ideas out there.

    I dreaded decorating a keep, but I took a lot of ideas from other people and sometimes tweaked them a bit to my own liking. I have now decorated two keeps and I think they turned out completely different.

    Decorating a keep does not have to be a horrible experience.
     
  11. Azureal

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    *nods*

    Well said. The space issue I guess will be a deciding factor with a lot of people. Plus the pictures iVe seen of almost everyones keeps look pretty darn awesome anyway.

    It must be just me :)
     
  12. Caelas

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    The thing that kills me is the stairs / ladders. Running around my wife's keep I kept ending up places I didn't want to be. But...the size is nice...and I do love a deco challenge...*sigh*
     
  13. Patty Pickaxe

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    Actually, I hate having to run upstairs to get to my downstairs corner rooms. I find it annoying, but I am getting used to it. It is especially a pain in the arse when I am loaded up with resources.

    I will post pics of the keep I decorated for a friend in the castle/keep pic thread.
    Check it out for more ideas.

    *EDIT* I *thought* I took pics of my friends keep, but apparently did not. As soon as the servers come back up, I can go take some pictures then post them. That is, if my daughter doesn't wake up from her nap first!
     
  14. Azureal

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    Ive been looking at the deco done to keeps, as I need ideas for 3 small areas. I look forward to the pictures :)
     
  15. Patty Pickaxe

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    Actually, I don't think I will be posting pics afterall. I just went to his keep to take pics and it appears he took down alot of my deco. I guess he needed items for turn in points!

    I will post pics of the areas that are left intact!
     
  16. Pennywise

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    Go wits da black goza mattes on da floor alls over da keep. Den, use only Tokono type furnitures. Believes me, dats da ticket!

    Powerfuls subtlety.

    Is dats da werd?