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putting out the fires??

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Anon McDougle, May 4, 2009.

  1. i thought i saw in the FOF that the fires would randomly go out and people would be able to place new houses in the spots.

    this will only go bad!! why not have some random way to offer these spots say when you log in you get a ticket in your pack on XXX date they start having drawings this way it would be totaly fair to all
     
  2. sablestorm

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    Only problem with that would be what if you have a house and are fine with the house you have? There's too much danger of someone winning who has no desire for this spot. I think a better way would be to hold some sort of contest where those who want the spot can vie for it.
     
  3. DVDA

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    Or tell everyone the fire is going to go out at 4 pm eastern time...and the first to place wins...then have a bunch of GMs there and Ban everyone who is scripting, then put out the fire at 5 :-D
     
  4. 4gregu

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    Yes, and they are also going to drop all the OSI owned houses and do a loot balance pass.... I wouldn't expect to see any of these things happen before the release of SA.
     
  5. Bazer

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    with the lotto u could have the house if u already own one granfathered
     
  6. Viper09

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    Why would this only go bad?
    The only bad part of this that I can possibly think of is that we wont get to see the lovely fires anymore.
     
  7. red sky

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    What they said ^
     
  8. Laina

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    I like the ticket idea - one ticket per account, one shard only.

    If you don't want the ticket give it away to one of your friends who might :D

    Or have a way to purchase the ticket instead. Having the fires go out without a system in place will only mean a line of scripters waiting to plop down a plot and then sell it for millions.
     
  9. Sunrise

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    Alot of good idea..but seriously now...

    Luna libary been buring for HOW MANY years now????

    Not going to hold me breath :D

    besides the fires are good..and a reminder...of what happens.....leave em I say...
     
  10. christy1221

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    I agree I like the ticket idea also. I think it would be the most fair way of doing it. But I doubt it will happen.
     
  11. Lady Aalia

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    dont all hold your breath...

    At least on Atlantic its only one Luna house and 5 out in the middle of nowhere ....

    So the chance of getting the Luna house there would be 1:6

    but then we have at least one more owned by OSI house in Luna so they could throw that into the mix i guess
     
  12. TheScoundrelRico

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    ROFL. How is random...not fair?...la
     
  13. MorganaLeFey

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    Meh, leave it as it is. First come first serve I say. Everyone has been given advanced notice. As they say, to the victor goes the spoils.
     
  14. jack flash uk

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    how about a simple game

    a gold ticket (looking like a check)the srea deed is dropped "somewhere" in sosaria, 1 per house per shard etc, a GM/EM can stealth off somewhere and another can have a sort of start line, say WBB, then shout go, and everyone is away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    everyone who wants a chance has to meet with the EM, oh and they get a sash :),

    it is also a good way to reintroduce areas to players that they have not seen for years

    of course feluccia may be an option, stop the "young" players from finding it in safety, and also give them damn reds a chance :) but it must be blessed and drops in yr pack when u r near it, so if you have to hotfoot it, you dont have to stop :)

    you return to the start point with your ticket and your sash, and you claim the prize

    with regards to second home issues, simple, you get the ticket, then the luna space (same size as burned house) you get ownership, you have a few weeks to move into it, oh and you cannot sell, or trade it for a loooooooooooooooong time, so no profiteers etc

    wow, i would even go for it myself!!!!
     
  15. The Craftsman

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    There you go ... Ive fixed it for you.
     
  16. CatLord

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    Perfect Idea.
     
  17. Xclio

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    I really have no hope that there will be Lotto but I do have one question for the Devs regarding this....Is there going to be a random timer like an IDOC once the last piece of rubble disappears before someone can place or will it be immediatally available?
     
  18. EnigmaMaitreya

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    Let me tell you a story, a true story, a story from the day Housing was enabled in Trammel.

    I have always enjoyed the North Side of the Bay, just North of Trinsic.

    I had the Castle Deed, I had the exact coordinates as to were to place the Castle.

    As it turned out, there were two of us vieing to place the Castle.

    When it came time to Place the Castle, N number of players were "Disconnected" from the servers (as in across all shards), it was a Program Bug. It was my misfortune to have been one of the ones Disconnected. When I got back on, the other person was honorable enough to suggest that we role for the Castle. I said thanks but no thanks as it was not his fault any more than it was my fault and that I was disappointed in the inability to compete, I did not desire that which was his.

    Moral of this true story, "Do not believe for one second, that 100's of people trying to place on a house spot will be fair to all of them."

    And yes O.S.I. admitted it was a program bug and that they would not redo the process.
     
  19. Cyrah

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    I would love to believe that not one house placing script still works in UO.

    What I believe is that many cheater auto house placing scripts DO still work.

    So! As long as Gms or devs are watching for players parked at the spot auto running some sort of place program, then fine.

    What I think will happen is some day I will log on and see certain names on all available Luna spots on many shards. Most will immediately be for sale for a mere ten bazillion.

    Prove me wrong Sir. Please, please do. :)
     
  20. Mesanna

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    The first fire was put out on Saturday (5/2) in Luna as promised. We will be doing one house plot on one shard a week. BTW the lot is still available *evil grin*

    Mesanna
     
  21. Xclio

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    Mesanna, can you answer my question about the timer that I asked a few posts above? Also will the rubble pieces slowly disappear or will they all disappear at once on that particular shard?
     
  22. Maplestone

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    *snaps fingers*

    ah well, I wouldn't have known what to do with a Luna house :)
     
  23. Xalan Dementia

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    Most of the OSI houses are gone, the old ones i mean. the new ones are from the start of the shadow war when people started placing in a guard zone. the luna plots will start opening this week. random is best since implementing a raffle or similar would be costly and time consuming.
     
  24. MorganaLeFey

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    Funny. Thinking out loud brings out the comedian in you, I suppose. Har, har, har
     
  25. MorganaLeFey

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    *gaffaws* So much for SCRIPTERS getting the goods, eh? *smirks*

    Personally, I wouldn't even bother . . .
     
  26. MuffinBear

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    They should just flatten some areas in T2A and allow housing to be placed there, I think 70% of those lands are just wasted space anyways.