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Question about 2 story talking statue

Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Guest, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I got a lucky grab at a Tram Catskills idoc. My statue talks but not so often.
    Is it one warning per character or is it because I've placed in a bad location (ie: near an overhang and a sandstone post). Or does it just talk once every half hour?
    Sorry for the questions but I've never owned one before [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I found that mine only spoke to non house owners/non co-owners/non house friends.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ooo Interesting. Thanks for the quick reply.
     
  4. RestlessLA

    RestlessLA Guest

    hmmm...idoc.... im quite jealous.. [​IMG]
     
  5. TheGwy

    TheGwy Guest

    Awesome Grab at the Idoc [​IMG] but what I dont understand, or maybe people dont care unlike myself, I never do idoc for this reason... is that an idoc = 1 less person paying for UO and at the rate houses drop daily on everyshard, dont people find this sad that UO is dying at an alarming speed? Just my thought on the matter
     
  6. StarlaUO

    StarlaUO Guest

    Yes its pretty morbid but the thrill of getting something exceptionally good at an IDOC can be quite fun. And you never know what is in those chests that you grabbed in all that frantic chaos until you go back and goes through all those items. And congrats on the IDOC find!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. i prolly woulda passed out if i saw that when the house fell. nice grab!
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Awesome Grab at the Idoc [​IMG] but what I dont understand, or maybe people dont care unlike myself, I never do idoc for this reason... is that an idoc = 1 less person paying for UO and at the rate houses drop daily on everyshard, dont people find this sad that UO is dying at an alarming speed? Just my thought on the matter

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    Who cares, we get free items.
     
  9. simonovsk

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    Awesome Grab at the Idoc but what I dont understand, or maybe people dont care unlike myself, I never do idoc for this reason... is that an idoc = 1 less person paying for UO and at the rate houses drop daily on everyshard, dont people find this sad that UO is dying at an alarming speed? Just my thought on the matter


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    Funny, I remember Nyte used to think the same way last fall when she attended idocs... she was like, crossing her fingers for someone to come and refresh the houses [​IMG]

    I don't feel that way tho, it's like a life cycle to me : some accounts die alright, but new ones come to life too. Yesterday a beautiful lady in pink with a gorgeous name was at the bank, she was just starting in UO... long life to her !
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Wow Flutter what an amazing find!!! well done ...makes Idocing all worthwhile!!! we really do need its own profession baord...and ill tell u this it would be the most used profession board too!!!! Like i say finds like this makes it all worth while the last 30/40 fallers you sat that yielded little or nothing...wow... even makes me think to come back into the Idoc world again....

    On a sad note it is weird why some peeps who were obvoiusly keen players ( had done well in UO) can just pack in/leave the game and let things like this fall...it would be so easy for them to bag there good stuff up and bank it for maybe a rainy day - years down the line.....Oh well happy Idocers i guess""
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    A wee Idoc tale,

    I started playing this game aprox 8 years ago with a now ex boyfriend, we did everything together, did everything for each other.
    One night just over 4 years ago in rl he decided I'd been unfaithful to him and in a jealous fit of rage, he beat the living daylights out of me, leaving me for dead on the floor.
    While I was in hospital he'd logged in, deleted all my chars, and took my house, only a log cabin, but I'd played damned hard to get it. He never played/logged in again.
    I started again, alone and friendless, untill a guild got hold of me and took me under thier wing, but every now and then I would pop by the old cabin, still owned by ex's char .. everything untouched untill one day it went idoc,
    I went along when it was due to fall, spoke to some of the people camping it, told them my story and asked if anybody got anything made by my old chars could I please buy it, just something small, a piece of armour, maybe a rune book, I got laughed at, I got called names, I got called a greedy *insert swear word here*.
    I left I didnt stay for the fall.

    Not all houses go idoc because someone has actually left the game,
    every time I hear of an idoc now I feel kinda sad and it brings back bad memories.

    It also brings back good, because of the friends I now have and wouldn't of found otherwise.

    Now tho when I think of an idoc I try to think, yay thats another scripter caught and banned [​IMG]
     
  12. Congrats on ur find:)

    My view on idocs is that while some deem it sad and prehaps view idocers as vultures - i see it as preserving a little bit of ultimas past which otherwise would have decayed on the floor.

    I have been idocing for years and i have to admit the big items like the statues are rare to come across in an idoc i guess it because people bank it al before they go leave the game.

    In a side note to Kiara i have to say sorry for my fellow idocers ..... it;s not right waht happend to your stuff and for people to swear at you its not on!! I miss the comunity spirit in the game and its often that reason why i feel like quiting! Its not like u asked them to hand it over , from your post i gather you offered to pay for items!
    It is those people that give idocing a bad name!!!!

    well Congrats on statue again:)
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Woops I forgot to add
    Congratulations on the statue tis a nice grab indeed.

    I had one talk to me the other day for (I think) the first time ever
    it scared the gooblies out of me lol
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Aw, thats terrible that they didn't give you anything from the fall. Most of the idoc'ers I know are nice people, I've been at falls before and met someone who was the house owner before and condemned or forgot to pay and gave them all the stuff I got. And there are the idoc'ers who save soulstones for returning players to check and see if they are theres, that's always nice.

    Some falls do make me sad. I won't camp houses of players that I know have died, unless I want something to grab to remember them by. Some make me smile, when I see what creativity went into someone's gameplay. It's like a glimpse into their life and what they liked doing. And yeah I will read books I find at idocs, shameless voyeur here. *points to self*

    I like to think that it is cycle of player life as well, but considering there is so much empty space where even 1-2 years ago there was not, it's very depressing. I haven't seriously camped since august, except for one week on a shard I had xsharded to. I've never seen baja so dead, it's frightening. I ran around origin felucca last night just for a bit and found keep spots! That says a lot about the population of a game when you can find places to put keeps and the few people playing are too busy having castles.

    Anyways, that is a nice grab Flutter! It's a great thrill to get something nice like that from a fall, really makes your week. =)
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    kiara I am sorry that happened to you. I think we could be friends you and I.


    Sarsmi thanks for teaching me the "bee line" method *laughs*

    Everyone else thanks.
    *kicks statue to make it talk again*
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    very nice grab, thats awesome [​IMG] ive found that mine will talk to anyone or anything that goes by it just very random, probably once every half hour or so would be close, but ive got it to talk to me, EV's, Mongbats bunches [​IMG]
     
  17. RestlessLA

    RestlessLA Guest

    i could probably place over 20 keeps in fel LA right now... actually just placed a castle there a few days ago