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Siege Perilous Spring 2009 House Census count is...

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by OldAsTheHills, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. OldAsTheHills

    OldAsTheHills Lore Master
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    1211 housing units. In no way should anyone believe this is same as a
    population count... this is only for buildings.

    Most of the open areas are in Umbra.
    Nearly none are in Britannia...

    Should accounts ever be allow a second house on Siege Perilous then
    nearly all the areas will probably be filled. This will not attract more people
    to Siege Perilous.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix the Census Taker.
     
  2. QueenZen

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    Ye probably got them in ye count anyways, but 2 new homes went up into lil MYTH village in the past few days. :)
     
  3. Sweeney

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    Thank you for the report.. I was hoping you would post it.
     
  4. Elfstone

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    I for one only have one house on Siege
    to my 3 accounts. Another is a Castle on Arirang
    and third account I've been hoping to buy one of
    my old houses in Luna, but no luck as of yet.
     
  5. Draxous

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    How's Tokuno doing?

    ?

    And Britannia ftw!
     
  6. OldAsTheHills

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    The process of count consists of me traveling from house to house.
    1. I go to the sign of the house.
    2. I take a sextant reading and record it in a blue book.
    3. I take the name of the owner of the house and record that.
    4. I personally note the condition of the house and note whether it is public
    or private.
    5. If the house has a public billboard I leave a note.
    6. I move to next house.

    This all takes time. Once I move through an area I do not return to recount.
    Any new houses that pop up are not counted.
    Any houses that dropped are not deleted from the count.
    The record books are kept until the next Census is done.

    I is noted by me that the space covered by houses rarely changes but, the
    type of houses do. The natural tendency is to obtain ever larger houses if the
    gamer has a medium size house. Many of the original small houses have been
    retained by their owners be cause they are old or part of grandfathered condition.
    Lot of the spaces can not contain any house larger than 10x10 unit.
    The more remote a house is from a moongate the greater chance it will go IDOCed.
    During this count... which took this year about two months ...I engaged
    in the IDOC activity and looted from houses. I posted some of this on this forum.
    I did not post them all. *stares*

    During this count... I saw virtually no activities inside the houses when I counted
    them.
    The only exception was a trapped Dragon in an 18x18, it was roaring: let me
    out ... I am hungry.

    It is possible for gamers who play on Siege Perilous without a house can place
    provided they have no houses elsewhere. Placement will result in other houses
    to decay.
    If you can placed on Siege Perilous please do not wait for that spot for a keep;
    it will probably never show up.
    By the way...those who have idled their account that is your choice... but
    leaving those ugly bare plots tells me a lot about the chance to return.
    So, please sell them to others quickly...I like seeing houses there.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  7. OldAsTheHills

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    The middle island is packed. The first island has only a few spots to place to
    begin with. The third island has thinned out... there are a few spot there to place. The absence of WyRm group has been noted.

    Britannia has about 70% of the house totals... there are no places for keeps!
    There may still be a half dozen good spots for 18x18. I bet that they will be
    filled soon.

    There are many small spots for anyone on Britannia... but I believe it may be
    beneath some gamers ego to place. "I want a keep!" is the cry.

    Malas has under gone a transformation. Some areas are very packed; like
    around the road Tavern area mostly held by GIL and friends.
    Luna and vacinity is doing fine. The Stoneland and Umbra are in flux, but still
    well developed.
    The more remote areas which includes Iantown... has diminished.
    Iantown basically needs something like a nice dungeon attraction nearby to
    draw people back there.

    I went through Minoc or Bartertown and it is just fine. You need to have
    some smaller fill in houses.

    I like the developers to place some monsters in the Mountain mine there.
    Just a thought developers...attactions boost population.

    I generally am sad that IDOCs do occur... but since I can not kill Greater Dragons,
    or do Champion spawns by myself... I settle for IDOC loot as a supply of items.

    Now that the Census is done... I must find something else to do...

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  8. Nurse Miss Maude

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    Is there any way to get a report of where these 18 x 18 spots are? I am looking for a more favorable spot for my "hospital".
     
  9. OldAsTheHills

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    Due to bureaucrat paper file shuffling and poor desk work... I Yahaxithonix the
    Census Taker found three Blue books which were not added to the list count.
    The updated count is now: 1331

    Thank you for you patience...by the way I need to hire a new clerk!
    I see you after his funeral... for your resume...
    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  10. OldAsTheHills

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    The Last IDOC was due East of Wrong along the coast... yeah... way out there.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  11. Kat

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    There are a number of 18x18 spots in the Stonehaven desert and west of Umbra! If you aren't familiar with Stonehaven, check the Fight Night thread for a map. :)
     
  12. Bruin

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    Curious as to what the last census count and date was?
     
  13. Draxous

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    6 more houses would make this shard l33t (1337)
     
  14. Nurse Miss Maude

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    Thanks Kat, I'm probably the same distance from the gate in the opposite direction. I'm lazy, so I'm looking for something closer to a gate.
     
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    Look around the north side of minoc... you can add to our town =O
     
  16. Hera - Siege

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    Which means, assume avg of maybe 2 housing units per person? Some have more, some have less, but let's say 2.

    So 606 [I'll round up] accounts on the shard.

    Maybe 1/2 that number considering most of the housing are just sitting there. I know of several that the account is being paid for but the player is not active. It's just 'holding it's spot' so to speak.

    So about 303 active players on the shard.

    I'll even be optimistic and roll both of those into the 1/2 and assume 606 active players on the shard.

    Still kind of sad unfortunately...
     
  17. Chardonnay

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    Don't forget about "grandfathered houses"...
     
  18. OldAsTheHills

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    I know gamers have multiple accounts on Siege Perilous... but I only saw less
    than ten owner names on multiple houses... for example...War, Pyrite, etc...

    You know, if more gamers place there account character name on the houses
    they own then I could get a more true population count...just thinking.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  19. OldAsTheHills

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    I did a Census last November and I just did not published it...
    I will post it... before I reuse the Blue Books...

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
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    You know, I never ever look that slang up... yes, I know it is in the
    Urban dictionary and I know where it is online.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
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    The Census of Fall 2008 which was finished in the third week of November
    was 1473 units.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix
     
  22. Tjalle

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    Thanks for the report Yahaxithonix... :thumbsup:
     
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    Warner Bros finally cut loose Matrix Online cause it slipped below 100,000 active players last week.

    I'd enjoy every single day if I were you.. especially after watching the EA keynote at E3 today. :)
     
  24. Chardonnay

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    ...*nods*
     
  25. Bruin

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    Somewhere previously I linked to an article last year about how one of the UO game designers said UO was "wildly profitable" and had about 100,000 subscribers.

    While the population has probably dropped since last year, because it's 'wildly profitable' not sure they would cut it. But then again, it is EA....
     
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    they should definitely allow grandfather houses here!
    his count proves it
     
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    Got any notes, tough guy?
     
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    Great report. Thank you for the hard work!
     
  29. TheScoundrelRico

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    Yeah, because this count proves that if people had grandfathered homes on Siege that they would play here? ROFL. You're logic is flawed...terribly...la
     
  30. Chardonnay

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    QFT...
     
  31. Krystal

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    It proves that we have room for grandfather houses, and might entice people to come here and give SP a try
     
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    or... everyone from the prodo shards could come here and place a house then not play sp and sp wont have any housing for the real sp players that play...
     
  33. TheScoundrelRico

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    No it doesn't. There are a ton of old grandfathered homes on the shard that have had zero activity for years. To be honest, they should eliminate grandfathered homes on Siege altogether...la
     
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    QFT...