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Suggestion: Instead of making castles custimizable... (pic included)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Sweety, May 11, 2009.

  1. Sweety

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    Instead of making castles and keeps customizable what if they just gave you a couple of wall choices with the same design

    Here's a rough idea of what i mean in sandstone (very orange):

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    Made with Housebuilder
     
  2. thats not something they're actually considering is it?
     
  3. TheScoundrelRico

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  4. Sweety

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    no its just a popular idea
     
  5. Cetric

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    That does look kinda cool. And i wouldn't imagine its all that hard to do, maybe throw it in there for keeps too, but since the housing population is going down slightly in uo, and we are seeing more keeps and castles, maybe this could stop the endless grey stone housing you see in some areas. Have like the greys tone, blueish stone, sandstone, and maybe one other option, brick maybe.
     
  6. SchezwanBeefy

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    This is a great idea!
    I personall don't own a keep, but it would be nice to see a little variety. The scripts to do it wouldn't be too hard, would they?
     
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    I dont think customizable keeps/castles will ever happen, but I would love to see other designs to choose from. Whether it be different tiles, or different layouts.
     
  8. Joshua Ravenloft

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    I think castle owners should just be gratefull and content with the fact they actually own one of the largest structures in the game.

    Something that the vast majority of UO players have little chance of achieving.....
     
  9. Toptwo

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    Your right, most of us wont ever have the chance to own a castle. I know of some ppl on my shard that own 2-3 each. I also know of a LOT of castles on my shard that are NEVER used. The owners cancle thier accounts and only pay once every 3 months just to keep it refreashed.

    Since server populations are down on many shards, and these castles are only being kept around in hopes of someday selling them for RL cash...how about opening up Malas for castle/keep placing? I know for a fact that many shards have TONS of open space in malas. How about letting some of us "real paying customers" the ones that pay EVERY month as opposed to 1/3 months have a chance to own a castle????
     
  10. TheScoundrelRico

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    No...la
     
  11. YES... HA!

    YES... HA!

    If you have no reasoning or nothing intelligent to add to a conversation, why do you even bother? OH wait, I forgot... it's part of your role playing. Got it. :thumbsup:
     
  12. thelust6

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    I like this idea, heh I find the look of the castle in the pic at the top of the page appealing :) hm modify the front door somewhat though :p
     
  13. TheScoundrelRico

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    Eliminate the monstrosities all together...la
     
  14. Beer_Cayse

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    er ... and I hate being on the same side as Rico ... I dun thin' so. <shakes head> please no.
     
  15. That would be quite pointless since the developers changed the housing decay settings to 30 days after account cancellation. Even if they [castle owners/house owners] didn't play, they would have to keep their account fully activated in order to maintain a castle or house. It was a smart financial opportunity for EA, and a great way to find some nice IDOCs for that [players] community.
     
  16. Viquire

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    I would like to see permits for upgrade sections available for both players and guild houses (different tile sets maybe) earnable through some kind of quest chain, and then craftable by a stone mason.

    For example, after performing some heroic quest for Minax, a player might be awarded a dark tile set upgrade for the nw tower of a castle or keep to a prefabricated design, which would then have to be filled with stone and ingots and wood and be placed by a co-ownered GM mason.

    Just a thought.
     
  17. christy1221

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    They talked about changing it to 30 days but they never did it.

    I don't own a castle but it would be nice for people to be able to change at least the walls.
     
  18. EnigmaMaitreya

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    All they would really need to do is introduce a house footprint equal to a Keep and a Castle on the Customizable Menu.

    Make each a 3 story and give them each the same lock downs as the Keep and the Castle.
     
  19. TheScoundrelRico

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    Nah, just eliminate Keeps and Castles altogether...la
     
  20. hen

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    The world has been uglified enough by customised housing.
     
  21. TheScoundrelRico

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    I suppose. Can you imagine some of the poor designs of a 32x32? OHMYGOOSES!!!...la
     
  22. EnigmaMaitreya

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    Well ..... I have certainly seen my share of Ugly house designs, the Keep comes to mind as well as many custom houses.

    BUT HECK, as long as we are on it, Neon Color Hair, cloths etc are just as Ugly if not more ugly, than the Ugliest of of house designs.

    Have not seen that be a significant problem in UO :)
     
  23. Infiniti

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    NO...la
     
  24. TheScoundrelRico

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    Yes ^^ ...la
     
  25. Lady Michelle

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    Devs already said no on custom keeps and castles. I do like the idea of being able to have more designs to choose from. OPs idea will work to we all ready have the option to change our house signs, our sign posts, and our foundations. Why not an option to be able to change doors, floors, and walls for all classic houses.
     
  26. Lady Michelle

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    Does this mean you are willing to give up your keep?
     
  27. Infiniti

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    I said NO,"smacks Rico upside the head". :p...la
     
  28. JC the Builder

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    How about they just increase the allowed housing sizes from 18x18 up to 24x24. Maybe larger if the game can handle it. A castle is 32x32, but a ton of the space inside is wasted in the courtyard. Even a 24x24 could make up for it.

    Also make the largest housing sizes a new gold sink. For example 24x24 could be 100 million.
     
  29. TheScoundrelRico

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    Yes...la
     
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    I actually prefer the non customizable houses. The coloring of the tiles in the Castle's, Keep's and Towers is fine the way it is.

    I have owned several customizable houses. They always seem to be the same box with different colors on them. Maybe I'm not very imaginative, but I feel very much at home in the blue / grey stone of the Castle's and Keeps. I would hate to see it changed.

    Q
     
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    Why??
     
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    Originally Posted by Lady Michelle
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    Yes ^^ ...la

    Does this mean you are willing to give up your keep?

    Yes...la


    Nobody is stopping you now...laME
     
  33. TheScoundrelRico

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    And does it solve the problem? No...la
     
  34. What problem? You fail to actually say why you dislike castles and keep, just always down on any idea that isn't yours. It's just a very selfish point of view. Of course, I'd never expect anything less.

    Exactly what does it hurt to give players to customize castles and keeps? They exist now, are currently placed, the customization code exists, and it will not affect anyone else if they are allowed to be customized.
     
  35. TheScoundrelRico

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    Isn't it great that you can share your opinion here? No matter how little it matter...la
     
  36. Proved your own point, didn't you. You never did say why you don't like castles and keeps...
     
  37. TheScoundrelRico

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    And I don't have to. Ain't it great...la
     
  38. Lady Michelle

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    I'm willing to give mine up as long as they replace it with something with the same amount of lock downs.
     
  39. /seconds that. But then, why not make every home 4500 lock downs?
     
  40. Viquire

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    Yes! Which is why I still like this idea-
    If you look at the new screen shots for SA there are great possibilities for truly complementary tile set combo's. I'd just like to see access to them used as a sink for time or gold and/or *gasps* an opportunity to do stuff with a group of folks all working on the same goal.

    Building community what a novel idea.

    Too much "I know you are but what am I" going on in this thread.:bored:
     
  41. Joshua Ravenloft

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    The sheer cost of them is why.

    Whether you buy one off another player (100s of millions) or you place one yourself, which in turn requires buying up and demolishing lots of plots to get the vast amount of space needed!

    On the other hand, if you play on a shard where there is so little population that there's ample space to freely place a castle, then good luck to you. Personally I would prefer a smaller place on a well populated shard.....
     
  42. Harb

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    I suppose I'm not opposed to the idea of diversifying tiles, but frankly should they ever touch castles/ keeps again, I'd hope for a little more effort than that. There are a handful of these structures, and only a rare few, that can not accept a complete customization "option" were it made avaliable, based on where they were placed. Allowing the customization menu to extend to either 24 sq or 32 sq is probably the desirable solution for owners, though not necessarily neighbors, passers by or malcontents. Castles and keeps do need some dev love, and have for a long time. If they can't be rendered fully customizable where possible, a lesser but decent alternative lies in replacement structures on existing footprints, structues not so wasteful of space. Simply replacing tile sets, again, just seems to me to fall short of the mark/ desired effort.
     
  43. MalagAste

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    I'd like to see 4 or 5 different versions of each that owners can swap between.... I really wish they would update them to where they are more practical... as right now most of the space is not usable and you either make it public or you may as well keep it private there is no way to shut off part of the castle... It's all or nothing.