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Discussion in 'UO Developer Feed' started by UODevTracker, Apr 5, 2010.
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Official information is going up in a few moments. The quest started yesterday so there are actually 2 nodes that you can find today (you can do the quest once for each node, one node appears per day till the housing plot is revealed.)
Hey, Tina. I have not looked at the bottom of this thread ... but no you don't HAVE to do this quest. And even if you do do it it does not impact the probability of others not being able to win a house. The first part of the quest gets you into the contest .. but you can continue or not. We were very careful to make sure there is both time to participate ... AND this was tested to make sure this is NOT first come first serve.
You can participate just for the items along the way. Also, if you win the house you don't have to accept the plot immediately. It takes actual interaction from the devs to grant the housing plot. The server will send us a notification. So even if you win, if you do not wish to get the deed you have the opportunity to get in touch with us or you can sell the deed to someone else and the dev will unlock the plot for that person.
I hope this answers the question ... Apologies if this is too late ... been a bit busy today .. And yes .. you can RECALL to the house in the Abyss. It is an outpost after all.
I'm pretty sure you can. However, Geoffrey and Uskadesh won't remember that they owe you 2 prizes. So, get your first prize before you finish the quest again.
You need to put "sweet spoiler alert" on your posts ...
Theodore is not part of this quest chain for either Gargoyles or Humans. Hope that helps.
OK, we're in part 3 now.
This one you can do once per day and you can no longer do part 2. This is the part when people will start winning the house deed. At the end of the quest, win or lose, you get an item from the war chest as in part 2.
Mesanna will be putting up the foundation at the spots that you all found on Sunday. It will not affect your ability to finish the quest, it is just to show "progress" of the royal architects... as well as very obviously mark the spot. Don't be surprised when you see the house is currently owned by Mesanna.
If you win, Mesanna will transfer ownership to the house to you (or whoever you sell the winning ticket to). Mesanna will give the winning ticket back to you as a keepsake (after she cancels it, of course).
This house will follow normal rules of house ownership, so you will need to sell your existing house (if you have one) before you receive the prize house.
First off, and I want this to be very clear... You can start today!
You just need to do Part 1 and then Part 3. I realized that might look a little wierd if you just showed up today and got started, but that's how it works.
As the winners come in, they will be posted on uoherald.com. Basically, the shard will send someone in the studio an email... don't worry, it's not the same person who dropped the ball on announcing the beginning of the event (For what it's worth, it wasn't James, nor Cal, nor Bonnie, nor myself who dropped that ball. Don't ask me who, I don't need to get that worked up again.)
Anyway... the event ends when someone wins. If someone wins while you are in the middle of the quest you can still finish it and get your war chest item.
The name on the herald will be the one that won, regardless if they sell the ticket.
Once per day is at server up.