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Need help on housing

Discussion in 'UHall' started by blust4, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    My neighbor's house just fell. I want to place a large house (15x15) in that lot, so I opened the third account. But when I tried to place a house, the system said I can't because the new player needs to be 15 days old to place a house.

    My question is if the new player can receive a house immediately. Or a new player also needs to wait 15 days to buy a house. (My plan is to transfer a house to the new player. Then use the old account to place the new house. I can't test it because I have to throw many items out first to store items currently on my vendors. If I could get the new house immediately, I won't mind throwing things out now. But I need to know if my strategy works.)

    Thanks for any answer from vetern players.
  2. Maplestone

    Maplestone Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 26, 2008
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    from the playguide: "Players are allowed to own one house per account. The house must be placed by a character that is at least 15 days old. "

    hmm ... I would read that as meaning you can have one traded to you if you're younger. But I've never tested. Touching houses scares me.

    *waits for someone with more experience to clarify*
  3. DuttyD

    DuttyD Guest

    Cant accept house unless your 15 days old.
  4. Lady_Rachel

    Lady_Rachel Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Dec 18, 2004
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    DuttyD is correct.
    You cannot accept a house in trade, nor place unless your character is 15 days old..
    I recently began another account and had to wait out the 15 day timer to receive a house. So nothing has changed recently.
  5. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    Thanks. And thanks for all.
  6. Deaol

    Deaol Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Another option, if possible, would be to take your existing house beside that plot and expand the size (if it isn't already maxed) you can do this by standing next to your house sign and saying "I wish to resize my house"

    You than could take over some of that plot and once your other account reaches 15 days you could resize the original back to the size it was prior and place a plot with the other account.

    Just an idea, but I don't know the situation.. so it may not work. :spider:
  7. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    It is a good idea except

    1. I don't have temporary storage.
    2. I have to dismiss my vendors to resize my house.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
  8. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    Now it is decided that I have to wait for 15 days. Next question is how EA counts 15 days.

    I open my new account on Sunday. When could I place or trade a house? Is it two weeks on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday? Thanks again!
  9. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    I want you guys' opinions to see if this works.

    Right now I have two accounts. Player A holds house X. Player B holds house Y.
    I open a new account with player C on Sunday 1/18. I suppose player C can place house on Monday 2/3.

    This is what I plan to do:
    On Wednesday 1/21, player A place new house Z. House X is condemned but I do nothing until Tuesday 1/27.

    On Tuesday 1/27, player A transfer house X to player B. House Y is condemned but I do nothing until Monday 2/3.

    On Monday 2/3, player B transfer house Y to player C which is now 15 days old.

    Do you think this could work? I assume the condemned house won't fall for 7 days and push the waiting period to 6/7 days extreme (24 hours x 6).

    Once again, thanks for all opinions and suggestions.
  10. Scamper

    Scamper Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Mar 17, 2003
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    Yes that sort of thing works. As long as each account ends up with only one house is the main thing.
  11. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    I have one more housing question for you guys. I want to test the placement on test center (TC1). Before I commit, the system gave me a warning that if I commit, all my houses in other shards will be condemned. Is the warning serious? It is test center!
  12. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Sage
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Nov 30, 2004
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    The warning doesn´t count for test center. You can happyly ignore it ;)
  13. blust4

    blust4 Guest

    I am executing the strategy to round robin transfer my houses among my accounts. And I can't believe people will do.

    As you know by reading the earlier posts, I have to wait 6 days to transfer the house after it was condemned. Today is the 6th day. Last night at 2 AM when I went to bed, my house was "greatly worn". This morning when I woke up, it turned to "in the danger of collapse". The funny thing is that I saw many packed horses surrounding in my house but no owners in sight. Around noon, I executed the transfer command. Then people unhidden themselves, then opened the gates to send their packed horses home. I just can't believe people camping for at least 3 or 4 hours at my house. (And got nothing.)

    In the past week, I have talked to people see me moving, and told them the house will be transferred to my other account although it appeared to be collapsing. Don't people believe me, or they want to take a chance to see if I forget?
  14. Lady Aalia

    Lady Aalia Atlantic's Finest
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    May 13, 2003
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    may have not been the people that you told that where there...

    Also i have seen Campers at IDOC houses telling me they are friends of the owner or the owner himself and that it wont be falling just to get the loot for themself