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The Lighthouse Experiment

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Voodoo Bad Mojo, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    so i have 4 Lighthouses scattered around on various shards.
    i have never used them, i picked them up as a back up.
    after reading a couple discussions recently with people asking about how they work i decided to do some experiments with them to see just how in fact they do work.

    so far, as near as i can tell, they dont work worth..... well worth anything.

    so i placed 3 boats.

    1)
    placed on account that has a lighthouse in its own castle, ship was a new design one - Gargoyle Boat, dyed blue (not that it matters) and was fully loaded with cannons.
    Boat Placed March 19th
    March 24th boat is Somewhat Worn
    March 29th boat is Greatly Worn
    April 1st boat is gone.
    boat is not in moving crate and runes change from boat rune to blank when you try to use them with the message that boat can not be found.
    result = failure

    2)
    placed on account that has a lighthouse in its own castle, ship was a new design one - Tokuno Boat, dyed blue (not that it matters) and was fully loaded with cannons.
    Boat Placed March 19th and SCUTTLED by boat #1 (see above)
    March 24th boat is Somewhat Worn
    March 29th boat is Greatly Worn
    April 1st boat is gone.
    boat is not in moving crate and runes change from boat rune to blank when you try to use them with the message that boat can not be found.
    result = failure
    *interesting side note, this character was gone for 5 days to 5 different shards during the decay process.

    3)
    placed on a account that has a lighthouse that is placed in a Keep that i am CO-OWNED to. ship is a legacy boat.
    didnt track placement date
    March 19th boat is Greatly Worn
    March 24 boat is gone.
    am able to place moving crate in keep that i am co-owned too, boat IS IN the moving crate BUT I CAN NOT REMOVE THE BOAT FROM THE MOVING CRATE!
    owner of the keep was able to remove the boat and give it back to me.

    so 3 different tests and all 3 have some level of failure too them.
    2 are total failures and one is a partial failure.

    i am going to redo the tests again starting tomorrow with the following changes.
    boat 1 will remain the same - lighthouse up in a house owned by account, new design boat.
    boat 2 will remain the same but i will not do a x-shard this time
    boat 3 i will use a co owner again but this time with a new design boat.

    i have a 4th lighthouse in its own house if anyone can think of another variation they would like tested let me know ASAP so i can keep them all on the same timeline.
     
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  2. Merus

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    Did you remember to link the boat to the lighthouse after you placed it?
     
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  3. kRUXCg7

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    hm is it really necessary? I saw the option available in some menu but never used it. A friend told me to doubleclick the lighthouse which produces some text message - and that seemed to work. Everything in the hold was lost, though :(
    (might be as designed - but I don't care :) )
    Should the linking provide us with more security?
     
  4. Ellie

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    I know the light house has to be set before the boat is put into the water. My successful test on test shard worked with owner of keep and boat. Since I dont play on test I was not there all the time but back on my shard.
     
  5. Kojak

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    on castles and keeps, there's no moving crate - you have to use the context menu on the house sign to get back your boats
     
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    Same I had a orcish boat loaded with cannons , it sank, and eveytime i was logging on the character I was getting the : ''you have linked your boat to your lighthouse'' message but i could never retrieve my boat either from sign or from moving crate ( lighthouse was in a keep tho) but my rune has become blank and I cant find the boat anywhere...
     
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  7. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    yup, boats where all linked.
    dd clicked the lighthouses, got the "boats placed with this account will be blah blah blah" message before placing the boats.
     
  8. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    which is the same message i got when i placed the lighthouse.
     
  9. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    but i wasnt standing on one leg while hopping up and down with my tongue sticking out to the left (east) and reciting the lords prayer in Yiddish.

    because i thought we didnt have to do that anymore.... but maybe im wrong, i thought it was place the lighthouse and play the game.
    i could be wrong though, maybe there is some secret rite that they never informed us of.
     
  10. Aurelius

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    Stupid question, but I'm not clear from your first post - did you first place those boats AFTER you had placed the lighthouse? I'm wondering if there's a glitch with boat models that were originally 'placed' as boats before the lighthouse was in place, then turned back into models and subsequently 'relaunched' after the lighthouse is built....
     
  11. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    lighthouses where placed last year when they came out.
    boats where placed last month (2 weeks ago).
     
  12. Gidge

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    Any new news? new news. noo noos. gnu gnus. *smirks*
     
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    after the compete failure of the first round of experiments i decided that they are broke and they are only good for decoration.
    until the dev's put out something that works or put in a fix i wouldn't trust it to save your boat.

    and for the love of Odin dont trust a Brit Boat to it, youd be throwing money away!
    which was my big thing, i wanted some insurance before taking that brit boat that i purchased with real money.
     
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  15. Kojak

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    the lighthouse worked for me - I happened to forget about my tokono ship and it showed up in my castle's moving crate so I don't know what you're talking about

    just make sure it's linked properly and it works fine (at least for me it did and I didn't even set out to test it :))
     
  16. Gidge

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    Thank you :) I tend to lose my little ships. Can we test a big ship on test? *wonders*
     
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    Worked for me when I couldn't play for 2 weeks. My tokuno ship ended up in the moving crate of my keep. I placed the lighthouse first. Double-clicked on it to get the "link" message, then placed the boat.

    Zalfein
     
  18. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    did the same.
    placed and double clicked to get message.
    boats still went poof to never be seen again.

    im a firm believer is empirical truth.
    if you do something and get a result then thats your answer.
    i placed boats, they died, answer is broke.
     
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    One of the requirements of scientific testing is that an experiment must be reproducible. Since others have had success, I have to think there's some variable with your own experiences that we haven't spotted yet. I don't have a lighthouse myself and don't know what else to tell you -- except, perhaps, try the Lord's Prayer in the original Aramaic, or the original KJV's 1611 English.
     
  20. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    tongue out to the left, bouncing on one foot while wearing clothes backwards and singing a Welsh drinking ditty.
     
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    but see thats the thing though.
    they have put something in game and it SHOULD be simple to use.
    you should place it and it should work.
    if it dosnt work 100% of the time for 100% of the people then there is a problem.
    i really dont know how much easier it couple be... place it... it works.
    or - if there IS something special that needs to be done THEN TELL US WHAT IT IS!
    having to flounder around to figure out how to use something that i wasted a vet reward on really makes said vet reward.... unrewarding?
     
  22. Titans1

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    Did you customize your house while the boats were linked to the lighthouse? Customizing your house will unlink your boats and you have to relink them.
     
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    Goodness! That's just wrong! Thank you :)
     
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    OMG this I got to see....................
     
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    Castles and Keeps all of them.