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Ponds (and Rubble).

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Bordoms, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Bordoms

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    Curiousity: How many of you are using the Magincia Plant-Life rubble for Ponds? I've done a couple now and can't think of anything else creative. This is what I have so far...any other ideas?


    This belongs to a friend of mine who refused to move out of her "Log Cabin" - She's moved now (ha ha)!

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    Another Friend's:

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    Husband's former House:

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  2. Bordoms

    Bordoms Guest

    Curiousity: How many of you are using the Magincia Plant-Life rubble for Ponds? I've done a couple now and can't think of anything else creative. This is what I have so far...any other ideas?


    This belongs to a friend of mine who refused to move out of her "Log Cabin" - She's moved now (ha ha)!

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    Another Friend's:

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    Husband's former House:

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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Curiousity: How many of you are using the Magincia Plant-Life rubble for Ponds? I've done a couple now and can't think of anything else creative.

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    I think the rubble ponds are great because it allows you to make a more "natural" looking curved bank design...unlike what we can usually come up with using stacked plants and granite and such around our rectangle o' water tiles. As for being creative...well at the end of the day, a pond is a pond, with water, plants, and rocks around it. I am not so sure that someone can make a "pond" that is super creative and not be...a pond. It is just going to be variations of the theme using mostly the same bits, as there isn't a whole lot of terrain variation in the game. The surroundings incorporating the ponds which people come up with are going to be the fun part to see. I like the raised dock theme in yours, personally.

    As a side note: are a couple of the pillars slightly out of line in the first pic or is it just my eyes?

    *looks closely*

    Oh...don't jump, stuffy bear!! It's not that big a deal! [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Curiousity: How many of you are using the Magincia Plant-Life rubble for Ponds? I've done a couple now and can't think of anything else creative.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think the rubble ponds are great because it allows you to make a more "natural" looking curved bank design...unlike what we can usually come up with using stacked plants and granite and such around our rectangle o' water tiles. As for being creative...well at the end of the day, a pond is a pond, with water, plants, and rocks around it. I am not so sure that someone can make a "pond" that is super creative and not be...a pond. It is just going to be variations of the theme using mostly the same bits, as there isn't a whole lot of terrain variation in the game. The surroundings incorporating the ponds which people come up with are going to be the fun part to see. I like the raised dock theme in yours, personally.

    As a side note: are a couple of the pillars slightly out of line in the first pic or is it just my eyes?

    *looks closely*

    Oh...don't jump, stuffy bear!! It's not that big a deal! [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  5. Bordoms

    Bordoms Guest

    Bad photo cropping - Bad! Sorry about that. I never even noticed.

    Yes, I know - a pond is a pond (and unless you can get onto the steps, it's just a bunch of blue square tiles - blah). It's like you said, "the variations" around the pond. I guess that's what I really meant to say.
     
  6. Bordoms

    Bordoms Guest

    Bad photo cropping - Bad! Sorry about that. I never even noticed.

    Yes, I know - a pond is a pond (and unless you can get onto the steps, it's just a bunch of blue square tiles - blah). It's like you said, "the variations" around the pond. I guess that's what I really meant to say.
     
  7. Beaker

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    I am the proud owner of that lodge and I am happy to report that Stuffy Bear indeed got the help he needed and now in fact, he keeps guard over the pond and his new found friend, Purple Stuffy Horse.
    He has infact has been given a back up, with 2 guards and a cannon. Which will ensure their safety for many years to come.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I am the proud owner of that lodge and I am happy to report that Stuffy Bear indeed got the help he needed and now in fact, he keeps guard over the pond and his new found friend, Purple Stuffy Horse.
    He has infact has been given a back up, with 2 guards and a cannon. Which will ensure their safety for many years to come.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    *cheers*

    Stuffy bear saved by an intervention!

    [​IMG]

    -Skylark
     
  9. Zynia

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    I haven't made any ponds in quite a while, but here's some of mine pre-rubble?

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    Lava pond? lol.

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    This ones a stream, not a pond.. Still same categoryish? lol.

    Been a while since I've made anything, most of these are from 2006 and Summer 2007 says my file folders. Hope it helps?
     
  10. WOW those last 3 are really useful for me! [​IMG] And I love your house designs ^^
     
  11. Luna Rossa

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    That stream is incredible! I so wish we were able to do something like that in the courtyard of our keeps or castles.

    Thanks for the great pics!
     
  12. Bordoms

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    The stream is my favorite too but I really like the little poofs coming out the chimney - unique!
     
  13. Zynia

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    Aren't they're smaller walls that are ruined in the customization window? Maybe one of those would fit between the pillars?
     
  14. Bordoms

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    Yes, and they do, but I'm shooting for keeping the water looking as though it runs under the bridge.

    Edit to add:

    The big problem with the bridge (that I had anyway): If you use the floor water tiles, you can use the wooden railings, but you cannot place a gaza on top of them. If you use the special water tiles, you can place gazas on those, but not a wall or the wooden railing.

    But..I think I may have figured it out in my ramblings....I'll post if I did.

    *Grabs axe and runs off*
     
  15. Zynia

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    So it'd be too close to the water to give it the "running under" effect.. Other than rubble short walls raised I'm stumped. Never did bridges with gozas.

    EDIT: When I put stuff in my pond, I use regular tiles, raise the items up all the way, then go into custom mode and water tile it, when done I raise them down.

    Good luck, I'll be waitin lol.
     
  16. Bordoms

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    The rubble Short walls would actually be very easy to work with - I'm just not a Trinsic/Moonglow wall fanatic at the moment - years ago I was hooked on those.

    Edit: Thank you. lol!
     
  17. DevilsOwn

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    <font color="purple"> pretty sure it was Sarsmi that posted pics one time of cut-up staircases with water flowing under.. course, my memory isn't the most reliable </font> [​IMG]

    <font color="purple"> might be a bit larger than what you're doing there, not sure </font>
     
  18. Guest

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    You could place a regular tile where the water is to go then lock down a table, raise it up a couple times, and put the water tile back in. Then put a couple damaged book piles on the table and place the goza mat on those. There's probably an easier way to do it as well. =)
     
  19. Bordoms

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    Well the idea of using stone tables (axed of course), worked great and looked fabulous - blended nicely. Unfortunately - you can't walk on them. Ha ha!

    Currently, I have this and will go from here to see what I come up....

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    And...thank you Sarsmi, I read something about the tables and damaged books but didn't quite grasp the concept. It ended up being the solution to being able to use the railing instead of having a gap on the east side.
     
  20. Zynia

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    I like the railings, especially the pieces that go to the ground and so on. Looks good though!