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Some kind of hedgey pergola...thing...

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Sarsmi, May 6, 2009.

  1. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Did a little work on my vendor house roof. I wanted a way to put out my fountains of life without doing a big ol row of them, so I tried to make them interesting. Next up is the aquariums!

    I'm going to have to add in flooring, haven't decided on the color yet though. Kind of wanted something a little less bright for the roof...hrm! Suggestions are welcome!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Nine Dark Moons

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    W O W... that's all i can say - you create the most beautiful crazy things Sarsmi!
     
  3. Escaflowne

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    Oh...my....god that is too cool, absolutely stunning. Bloody brilliant job Sarsmi
     
  4. Nine Dark Moons

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    it's like some cool Narnia thing... i want to go zen-out on one of those benches tucked into the hedgery and read a good book while listening to the fountains over my head :)

    and as a side-note, thank god for whoever invented goza mats for the game - can you imagine life without them? i had no idea until recently how inventive they allow you to be with design and decor! not to mention being able to create whole new floors you can walk on - crazy.
     
  5. sligachan

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    Hedgemendous
     
  6. Tiny Dancer

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    Freakin amazing!
     
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    I want to lay down and take a nap there. *snores softly*

    Fantastique!
     
  8. CaptainRon

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    OMG WOW is all I can Say
    sorry I dont have the answer to your question
    but just wanted to say you did a wonderful job


    What Shard you on I want to look
     
  9. Sarsmi

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    Thanks guys! I do love me some goza mats, I think they are my most favoritest thing in UO ever. *huggles her goza mats*

    I'm on Baja! It's very easy to get to my vendor house. It's just northeast of the tram yew gate. Just hit the gate and go directly right a few screens. You'll see a bunch of vendors, it'll be the keep behind the plant vendors that I also run (the house is pretty undecorated though, I'm thinking of re-doing it to make it easier for people to shop there).

    The ladder to get to the roof is on the second floor in front of the valorite stoneware items - they're color coded and on top of some barrels with colored lids so not too hard to find.
     
  10. Ankanna

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    A-freakin'-mazing! You rule, Sarsmi!
     
  11. debii

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    totally awesome - try using the blue tiles with lines on them. i am sure you can make some amazing design with them.
     
  12. Firedutch

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    Very amazing....been lookin for things to do with my many fountains also instead of the typical row of them...lol.

    What I have been want to do is place one.....throw a goza up above it and place another one (lower) and stack them for space saving and see how that would look....I did that with the reagent statues.....made them look like a full one...

    Any one find a way to stack the fountains? By the way...I was not doing this on a roof but had a roof on a 3rd floor of my customized house with a roof limitation above (which is why I might not have been able to do it..).
     
  13. mutau

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    fabulous design!
     
  14. oligizmo

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    Wow! Very nice!
     
  15. Arch Magus

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    That's hot.:D

    You chicks sure know your deco. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Sweety

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    Sweet! that design is freakin crazy .. wow

    man i wanna get a castle
     
  17. Patty Pickaxe

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    Sarsmi, you never cease to amaze me!!
     
  18. Sarsmi

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    Both feath and I did write ups of how to break up pentagrams to make floor tiles, those are in this post here.

    I took a pic of the directions too if you want to refer to that instead of a big ol post.

    [​IMG]

    It's easy after you get the hang of doing a few, just very time and material intensive!

    The arbor is built on a 5x5 tile area, Like this:

    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX

    So it takes 25 square gozas to make the first level. To do this I figured out first where I wanted the layout and then started in the northwest corner of where I wanted the arbor to be. I put down two goza mats where the O's are:

    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XOOXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX

    I raised up the left goza 2 times and the right goza 4 times. This made a little stair step I could stand on that got me a little higher and let me drop stuff on the tables I was using. Now I put down three tables on top of each other, then three damaged book piles on top of that (while I was standing on the goza mat raised 4 times). I use three damaged book piles to get the ceiling a little higher, so it's standard ceiling height, but you don't have to do that. The tables go where the 1 is:

    1XXXX
    XXXXX
    XOOXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX

    I placed a goza mat on the top damaged book pile then I removed the bottom damaged book pile, then everything else. If you only do 2 damaged book piles the first thing you would remove after placing the goza mat is the top table - the rule to keep items from dropping is to take the item that is below the item that is immediately below the item you've just placed:

    A
    B
    C

    A is what you just placed, C is what you remove first.

    Anyways, i worked my way across:

    12345
    XXXXX
    XOOXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX

    and then started on the next row. After that I chopped my little staircase and moved it south a couple tiles:

    12345
    678910
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XOOXX

    I kept at it till I had the whole 5x5 area done. The hedges in the corners are doubled up - to do this just get a ladder or build a staircase to get on top of the goza mat ceiling then put a hedge on the corner goza mat and lower it a few times. I think I did 7 times? Can't remember now. I did it enough so it would blend ok with the hedge below it and still line up with the campions. Now you chop that corner goza mat.

    I left all the other gozas except the corners so that I could have something to walk on to retrieve the bandages from the fountains. There is a staircase on the backside of the arbor I use to get up there.

    Anyways, once you're on top of the gozas you can place the tables again and the damaged book piles and do the same thing to get the 2 other fountains up there. You don't need to do a mini staircase (if you're doing this design anyways), since the fountain has to be lowered a bit to line up and doesn't need to be so high up. I think you can do two tables, the book piles, then place the goza and that will work. Or if you need do 3 book piles (or some other item underneath to get the goza a little higher).

    That's a lot of typing, I hope you can make some sense of that! I can come out to your place and we can go through it in person as well, shoot me a PM if you want to meet up. :)
     
  19. Sarsmi

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    It's np, maybe a link in the deco thread to this thread but I don't think we need any more stickies here, hehe. :p

    And yeah, just let me know when or where. :)
     
  20. SchezwanBeefy

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    I... I still don't understand.
    I feel like such a failure. But it's not like a have room for one of these babies anyway.
    But still... this is amazing. I want one. =[
     
  21. OMG! o_O :bowdown:

    That looks freaking amazing!!!!! I love it!!! I wish I could offer suggestions, but I don't have any at the moment to add! ha

    -Bunny
     
  22. Sarsmi

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    Which part? Hehe...

    Play around with square goza mats and damaged book piles for a bit and you'll get it. Just takes a bit of patience and time.
     
  23. It Lives

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    K, that is Awesome!

    Now make a three story one down the middle of a roofed dojo:D


    They have to be white hedges and instead of maps in the alcove they have to be glacial staffs.