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[NEWS] Fairground Design Contest update

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by IanJames, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. IanJames

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    From EM Quantum

    The Fair Grounds contest was a lot of fun and the EM's all enjoyed the submissions greatly. The Voting came out to a Tie between entry 1 and entry 3. Since I'm not the one that is actually going to be building this, once the person that is, is available to do so I'm going to ask them to cast the tie breaking vote or decide how they prefer to proceed. So for now these are Unofficial Results.

    Entry no.1

    Hello EM's

    As Siege is different from other shards, we have other needs. It's very hard to get players to settle away from NPc towns and moongates.

    Siege do have alot unused guard forts. I had choosen one of the large ones in the old playertown Safe Haven. This place was once one of the most heavy PvP spots and one of the best shopping places.

    I choose to make the guardfort to the centre for Safe Haven with everything a living town need, only thing I do not want is guards, Safe Haven do not need NPC guards, in the past, we had players doing the job.

    Now to the contest, I have 3 images, 3 floors, that show the items I added, some was there already.
    The place: http://frejasp.dk/images/SH_centre.jpg

    1. Floor: http://frejasp.dk/images/SH_centre1.jpg

    2. Floor: http://frejasp.dk/images/SH_centre2.jpg

    3. Floor: http://frejasp.dk/images/SH_centre3.jpg

    There will also be need for a few npc's, a banker, a smith, a tailor, a carpentry, a provisioner, a innkeeper, a few bartenders. We already have a healer selling some items but need the other npc's.
    I also placed two hitching postes and a public moongate.
    The chaos tile or the ankh should rez reds too as it is a Fairground, where noone should have advantage.

    If I have a chance to win this contest and bring this place back to life, Devs maybe will see, that we need to help other desert places on Siege.

    I know it may not be the most peaceful place but young homeless players can live in the Inn and have access to bank, stable, most used NPC vendors and a gate.

    In old days, we had bazaars in this building, it was great events with both red and blue attented and alot was peaceful and did their fighting and dueling outside.

    Help me bring this old famed place back to life.

    ---Name Ommited---

    Entry No.2

    In regard to the Fair Grounds contest…this offering is a Race Track Barn…to replace the Southern part of the Sosarium Steeds near Britain, Siege Perilous, with the remain Northern part kept the same.



    Inside the coordinates 14o 3’S, 2o 36’W, 12o 18’S, 1o 3’W, 14o 3’S, 1o 3’W, and 14o 3’S, 2o 36’W should be a racing barn. Players may buy horses or other mounts from the npc stable hands. Once every 5 minutes the Western most gates of each of the six racing chutes will open to allow the riders and their mounts to exit…The players can race to anywhere they want, but the race finishes by entering the East side of the barn…and using the teleport pads to land accordingly, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and etc.



    I used HouseBuilder program to do the design…contained in this offering are three jpeg representations…for you viewing.



    Thank you for your considerations…


    --Name Ommited--

    http://www.emquantum.com/siege/images/Level 1 of RaceTrack Barn.jpg
    http://www.emquantum.com/siege/images/Level 2 of RaceTrack Barn.jpg
    http://www.emquantum.com/siege/images/Level 3 of RaceTrack Barn.jpg
    [Please Note I'm hosting these images they are not Mine!]

    Entry No. 3

    Greetings here is my fair ground submission. added some npc's. i left the tops off the wagons so you could see inside.
    and questions feel free to contact me.

    Thanks for your time.

    ---Name Ommited---
    http://www.emquantum.com/siege/images/submission1.png

    [This one is huge so the image is split for easier viewing. Also he green words are NPC Locations]
     
  2. Sweeney

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    I say #3. Too bad we don't get a say though.
     
  3. Uvtha

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    I vote 3 as well. Where is it to be?
     
  4. Seikatein

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    I vote for #1 . . . bring back some function to safe haven!
     
  5. QueenZen

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    Awesome designs each & every one ...quite amazin actually. :)

    *can not yet decide* which I like best, yet.
     
  6. Patty Pickaxe

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    #3 looks like Luna, between the bagball arena and the wall. I vote for #1, since it is NOT in luna.
     
  7. Sweeney

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    Crap, you're right. Otherwise I like it.
    With #1, I think Freja just wanted a perma-gate to safe haven, and there's no theatre.
     
  8. Wulf2k

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    I say we should just make the fairgrounds one big room filled with nothing but Paragon skeletal dragons and shadow fiends, with a permanent lethal poisoning area effect going off every second. There can be a khaldun style puzzle chest in the far corner that resets its puzzle every 20 seconds.


    ...How would this work as a fairgrounds? Who cares. At least there'd be a lot of dead people trying to get the 10 gold out of that box.
     
  9. for looks I vote #3 ..its looks fun and "happy" place to be.
    Since its seige not sure what they need there.

    Good luck all!
     
  10. RedDaTeef

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    Vote fore for #1
    Safe Haven for the win!
     
  11. Blind Otto

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    Since it's a draw, can't we have them both?
    In or near Safe Haven, of course.
    Luna should be there for demolition purposes only.
     
  12. FrejaSP

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    As far I know this gates won't work to the place but only from the the place.

    I'm mainly want life back to Safe Haven and the npc's will be alot more worth than the gate as it will allow young chars to live there as there is most needed npc's, banker and an inn.

    I like # 3 too but it look very heavy to me and would not like to see it near Luna.
     
  13. PingThing

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    Greets.

    Maybe the builder of #3 was going by the original rules. i beleive the fairgrounds can be place any where designer wants.

    "Design must be made using existing artwork.

    Design may only encompass the area from the Bagball Arena to the City Wall on the West side of the road.

    **UPDATE**

    Design can be placed anywhere reasonable, please give coords to the location if it’s not near the Luna Bagball Arena."


    Ping
     
  14. riptide76

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    Quote from Merriam-Webster " fairground - an area where outdoor fairs, circuses, or exhibitions are held —often used in plural with singular construction "

    I'm going to have to go with 3. You want a fairground , well that is what number 3 is! Number 1 is a castle... not a fair grounds! Fairs are out in the open, not in a building!

    My Vote is number 3 HANDS DOWN!!
     
  15. FrejaSP

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    PingThing who are you? I had not seen you here on Siege forum before.

    When I decided my fairground, I was not all clear about what a fairground is. I'm danish so I did not know the word.

    I would not call my design a castle, it's an old not used guardfort that I found would be a great place for a fairground. Why do a fairground have to be outside only?

    What rules did I break, was there some rules I did not see? I looked careful to see if it was following the rules posted on the page.

    I was thinking about what the shard need and making a place that would be used.

    Unless you are one of the EM's too, I don't feel you should vote for anything on a shard you do not play. That count for riptide76 too, you both play on a shard with trammel ruleset so why vote here, on a shard with a ruleset you don't know?

    Also a fairground so close to Luna on Siege will be useless for events as the scum hanging out on Siege will turn any event into a big war where event dueling players will be looted of the scum there. A crafter will never get a chance to make deals with customers. The npc vendors won't be needed there as most already are inside Luna.

    #3 could be placed somewhere else and it would make alot more sense, special on a place far away from other towns.
     
  16. Troop

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    I think that they were all great designs. The only thing that would make them better is the addition of a giant purple shoe.
     
  17. FrejaSP

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    What should this big shoes be used for? Dragons or to sleep in?
     
  18. Troop

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    It should just stand there to be admired by all. :D