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The "Name that Building" thread

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Saphireena, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Saphireena

    Saphireena Lore Keeper
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    I'm not sure if a thread like this has been done before and please forgive me if it has. But I was thinking it would be fun and rather amazing to see houses built by people that were exact replicas of either real world buildings or famous buildings from stories, other games etc. It would be inspirational to see just how far we can go with house customization and decoration and would give us something we can show off to our non-UO friends as well. "See Joe? See just what you can do with this game?"

    It would also be fun if the one posting, does not immediately reveal the answer and let's us guess first!

    I'll start off with something I've been working on over the weekend:

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  2. Zosimus

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    OOOooooo nice job!!!

    I always dig the houses that make it feel like the early days of UO. Just not into the ML styles and Tok styles housing. Your house and many others I have came across on my journeys should be added to the classic style pre made houses for people to choose :)
     
  3. Bobar

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    Pity you no longer have your small village of Greek style villas on Fire? Island on Europa. They were incredibly like the real thing and if I remember correctly you told me at the time you hadn't been there.
     
  4. Saphireena

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    Zozimus: Heheh thanks, but actually the aim with this building is not at all to "look good". There are so many things I'd have done differently if it were. I just had to control myself and try to stay as true to the original as possible :). And yeah those old style buildings are so nice and enhance immersion so much more!

    Bobar:
    Aww yeah I miss having those grecian houses. *sighs* And I'm afraid you remembered wrong, I had in fact been to the greek islands, several times in fact (the trips are usually amongst the cheapest hehe) and I love Greece so much! I actually dream about retiring there. :)

    As for the rest of you, come on let's see those replicas!

    As for this house: Tip #1: I'm trying to lure my guildies from WoW to come play UO...

    Hmmm I wonder what house it could be... :)
     
  5. Hunters' Moon

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    I'd say that's the Inn in Goldshire. It has been a long time when I last played WoW but there should be what? Three skill trainers on the 2nd floor?
     
  6. Saphireena

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    You're spot on!!!

    Not only did I make the inn, but I decided to make the Goldshire smithy as well. I'm so glad I demolished my castle for these 2 18x18's. I'm having sooooo much fun!

    For all you WoW players out there, here is a story to explain how it came to be, that the whole town of Goldshire moved to Sosaria.

    Goldshire has moved!!!

    Upon hearing the worrying news of a new threat in far away lands, the townsfolk of Goldshire had a town meeting, to ponder what to do. Should they stay put and hope that the handful of scraggly guards assigned to them, could defend the town against the giant monstrosities that were headed their way? Or would it be wisest to pack up and move shop? Start again, fresh in new lands. A land safe from the invasion of the rumoured giant panda bear race. It was said that these vile creatures had something they call "martial fighting skills", what this meant they did not know - but what they did know for certain was that their poorly trained guards would be no match for the unexpected.

    Some spoke of a promised land, called Sosaria - far away, yet abundant in everything they'd need to start anew. Teary eyed, Innkeeper Farley, Melika and even old Smith Argus to name but a few, all start packing their wares for the journey ahead.

    At long last the townsfolk arrived to a beautiful peninsula and decided to found their new town which they called New Goldshire. Day in and day out they worked to build the inn and smithy, just as it had been in Azeroth. A few of the local materials were different, but it would do just fine!

    Life was good and soon word got around about the new business they had brought. The locals flocked in and were nice, courteous folks indeed. For the townsfolk, the best part of all was that there was not a single naked dancing elf to be seen anywhere! This was truly their new paradise!

    Remember that you can see the full size by 1) zooming in 2) clicking the expand button bottom left.

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  7. Saphireena

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    Oh and I only stuck 1 trainer upstairs in case anyone wants to come and move in with me, to come live in those inn rooms. Not nice having an NPC perving on ya while you sleep! So only left the rogue trainer in the library :).
     
  8. Dermott of LS

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    Definitely points in UO's favor as you'll never be able to build things the same way in WoW (if they ever allow players to build anything at all).

    I stopped playing WoW several years back and the biggest thing that started to REALLY grate on me wasn't so much the repetitive shallow gameplay or even the forced grouping, it was seeing all of the pop culture references which were fun at first... until you realize... EVERYTHING in the game is stolen from somewhere else is seems. EVERYTHING is a reference, there's nothing ORIGINAL, if if there is, it's so surrounded by rip-off references that you can't even tell it's there.

    Well done on the buildings!
     
  9. Hunters' Moon

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    To make this a "true" Goldshire,you should place two npc's somewhere outside. One would be decked out in the best armor available,and the other in newby armor. Between them,you should place a gargish banner(duel banner).