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Maybe they changed House Decay and didn't tell us

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ACB1961, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. ACB1961

    ACB1961 Lore Keeper
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    It would be great if someone at EA would tell us what is happening.

    They could have slowed a step to give additional time since they were having a problem with houses not updating, or they could have actually changed the way this works.

    A whole lot of money is about to hit the ground and just decay if people aren't around to pick it up. I know people frequently take time off from their jobs in these situations so it would be excellent if they would tell us if they did something, changed the way it works, or are as confused as we are.

    Thanks in advance either way
     
  2. Viper09

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  3. Kylie Kinslayer

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    It's not the gold and items worth mad gold that I am worried about personally. Each shard stands a decent chance at losing alot of shard specific fiction and history. Those are the things that can't be replaced, and if there has been a change I feel it should be announced.

    I think ACB is talking about the possibility of the decay cycle it's self. The first decay cycle was 48 hours instead of the older 24 hour cycle. This current cycle {Somewhat} has been on for well over 24 hours, which to me trends to a 48 hour cycle on this one too. If that holds true the fall will not happen Sunday/Monday as Mesanna eluded too. There would just not be enough time for the decay cycle to run. While Monday has a slight chance if suddenly the other cycles only run 24, if they also hold at 48 it's more along the lines of Tues/Wed.

    That to me leans towards a Sunday/Monday fall. *shrugs*
     
  4. flappy6

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    its prolly set up under the old rules could someone post them they are not on stratics no more,i just wanna be prepared. think it was 7-10 days? and like 10-14 hours in idoc stage?that ring a bell to anyone
     
  5. Goldberg-Chessy

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    Huh?

    EA is supposed to help you pick up other peoples loot? Are you kidding me?

    This post def makes my top ten pathetic greed list. Maybe EA can have a rep phone you with co-ords & times of each idoc also?

    You have been spoiled in the past with certain timers. I guess you didnt appreciate it enough?

    You have account issues? That sucks but either way you have more then enough time to get your house in order before it falls. IMO the only people with these types of issues are usually the ones playing the 90 day account scam anyway so who cares.

    *shakes head*
     
  6. flappy6

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    you want everything from the game deleted?that dont make .......ah nevermind....anyways....im thinking if they start to turn fairly at around 6pm est they are under they old idoc rules,just cant remember rules lol ,im sure a dev hit the wrong button which is fine just need to make it clear
     
  7. flappy6

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    i always thought timers on idocs would be nice so peeps didnt have to sit and wait,and like some undead monsters would spawn ....for fun
     
  8. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Ya want fun at ain IDOC go Fel side. You can bet your butt you won't just be sitting there watching for [no longer locked down] lol
     
  9. Freelsy

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    Didn't they announce housing decay was going to reactivate in January, back in December? Didn't they post a warning about it a few weeks ago before it went live? Didn't they warn a couple days before it went live? Didn't they post the day it went live? There is a trend starting here....


    If you didn't bother reactivating an account and getting crap situated on the first message, it's your fault for procrastination. Now I will be cashing in on your inability to act!!!!!


    :bowdown:
     
  10. T-Hunt

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    I would be more worried about the servers or game come crashing down..
    There are so many places , that just the sheer volume of items will lag most up if not DC them for a few minutes.

    Wonder if theres any plans to keep eye out for script placers in some of the more nicer areas on larger populated shards.

    Far as i know its still 25 min before you atempt to place then after that its random timer?
    Well good luck everyone and see you out there..

    And yes there has be long enough warning to resub..
     
  11. Ashlynn_L

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    People had months of notice. I've been watching the forums and this particular thing is one they gave people plenty of notice with multiple reminders and updates.

    I tend to be critical of how they handle things sometimes, but in this particular case, they gave plenty of notice, so the onus is on the account/house holders. Sorry if you've lost out because of decay being reactivated, but this is actually one case where they haven't failed to supply information and advance warning.
     
  12. flappy6

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    no one said there wasnt enough warning....simply asking why idoc times are diff,no one said it was going to change,not mad,just trying to figure it out with everyone,dunno why some have to turn it into a fight like abc posted,some people are trying to save shard specif stuff or stuff for someone they know,you know try to hold onto peeps soulstones incase they come back or dont want to miss free loot.....nothing wrong with that ....and now for the people that know what im talking about it is after 6pm east and the houses turned fairly so i think im right by saying they are under the old idoc rules,im just not sure exsactly what they are....think theres been 2 diff versions that it could be,if anyone remembers them could you please post them
     
  13. kelmo

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    Wow... The only "money" involved here is the monthly subscriptions and all the folks calling in "sick" for drop day.

    I personally wish IDOCs were not a science and a random time factor was introduced. I am an experienced "vulture" and I really wish they were way more randomized. It sucks that the folks that can get up at 5 AM are the only ones that can... umm "vulch?"

    Some of my favorite finds were just running by and seeing piles of stuff.

    Just saying...
     
  14. old gypsy

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    More random would be nice. I don't camp IDOC's... but once in a while it's nice to run across one with a few goodies left that dedicated "movers" overlook or deem not valuable enough. :)
     
  15. Goldberg-Chessy

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    I agree completely.

    No reason at all idocs should not be random after a minimum amount of days. Maybe one week of a predetermined cycle then after that they can fall in 3 minutes or 3 weeks (and anywhere in between)
    Would probably help to deter the cheaters who use illegal methods and it would make it so that any poor slob walking around can hit the lottery.

    Being a professional idoccer has been a very lucrative business since the game was created but it should in no way grant any rights or privelages.
     
  16. Kylie Kinslayer

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    To me this would even handicap the casual player even more so when it comes to IDOC's tho. As it stands with a decay cycle that is somewhat structured the casual player may choose to juggle their schedule where they can to set aside 3-4 hours on a specific day to watch one fall and try to snag what they can. Under what you suggest it would do nothing but benefit the ones that are on almost 23/7.

    Also, we all know the conspiracy theorists holler favoritism, or gm corruption under the current system, the system you mention would open the FLOOD gates for those claims. And I don't know about you, but I could do without that. :)
     
  17. ACB1961

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    Actually I've looted precisely 2 houses since 1998.

    I don't think I'm going to qualify in the greedy or spoiled list for this.

    Since there are over 700 houses on Atl that will fall I was hoping everyone would get to have a lil' fun and not miss the entire thing if some major change was made.

    Thanks for the kind words.
     
  18. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Slight exaggeration, but point well taken.
     
  19. Goldberg-Chessy

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    I am sorry but the tone of your OP was not at all about having "a lil' fun"

    You specifically referenced people taking time off from work to idoc.
    That is not about a casual player having "a lil' fun"
    That is about a serious idoccer going about his business. Whether it is you or someone else.

    No offense but I bet you are very good at making a bicycle go backwards.

    Who are you to feel that you can beg EA to help you loot other players misfortunate losses?
    I am not trying to generate sympathy for anyone that lets a house fall but either way it is misfortunate.
     
  20. Arrgh

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    Random time factor would most definitely make it more interesting! I feel like doing that would divide people like the 2d and the "3d" client has done though...it would make placing a "nice" house a lot easier on Atl, that's for sure.
     
  21. MrMightySmith

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    the original idea that was proposed during the last great fall was that the house signs would indicate decay rate. u just had to wonder around and get lucky.......
     
  22. Mairut

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    They also sent out an email saying they were turning decay back on. Can't tell you how freakin happy I was when I saw that; when that nauseating, twisted pit in my stomach turned into butterflies... I thought my houses had fallen several months ago. Guess that's what I get for not keeping up with the forums though. :dunce:
     
  23. Poo

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    im with Kelmo.

    make them random.

    AND make stuff spawn every time a house IDOC's

    cause really, in RL orcs and ogres and such would be all over free loot, no?

    or.... not RL.... but MMO RL..... eh?