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TY Mesanna (was-SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by BlissMarie, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. BlissMarie

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    So, it looks as if the dev team is working on a contest for UO/SA housing.

    I think they should complete the last contest before beginning a new one. It has been over a year since I received notice that my design won for Lake Austin and it still hasn't been completed. I don't think that is the proper way to treat your entrants and customers.

    Are there any shards out there, besides Lake Austin, that never had their winning Brit Bank Contest design implemented?

    Lake Austin's West Brit Bank is supposed to look like this.


    BlissMarie
     
  2. Gelf

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    haven't heard of a contest, just the quest thing for house placement in abyss
     
  3. GarthGrey

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    What would you expect? The people that started that other contest were fired, these are new people...rinse/repeat/etc...that's why fires will always be burning, Castles will not exist in Malas, small towers will continue to dot the landscape(all of this on LA mind you)....yada yada...
     
  4. BlissMarie

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    I've taken that into consideration. Lots of changes have taken place since the Brit contest winners were announced. There have been firings, and I guess hirings, too. There have been major events and even the SA upgrade. I have tried to be patient and considerate.

    I'm not sure, but I think Mesanna has been left with a huge number of responsibilities. From what I understand the Brit Bank Renovations were left up to her (plus all of the fair grounds that she has installed). She is the boss of everything EM related, too - or so I hear. That must be a demanding job. I think she is doing an awesome job on the EM things. The events have been fun (and frustrating! =) and the new items are wonderful! They add a lot of interest to the game for many of us.

    More work has been done on the Lake Austin Brit Bank, since I posted this thread. It is looking better and I really appreciate your having taken the time to work on it. I think I am talking to Mesanna here. I like to give credit where credit is due, so if someone other than Mesanna is doing the work on the bank, feel free to set me straight.

    It's okay with me if it takes a long time to complete the bank. I am patient. I would like to see it completed eventually though. Lake Austin doesn't have many players, but from what I have come to know of L.A. it's a good community and they do care about the shard.

    GarthGrey, I would love to know who you are on Lake Austin. I have wondered about that for a long time.

    Mesanna, thanks again. BTW, I love the vortex. I haven't been on top of the bank yet, but I am hoping it doesn't suck me in and throw me in jail forever for fussing about the bank. :lol:

    BlissMarie
     
  5. Zig_Mythic

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    Yes, it was Mesanna :)
     
  6. GarthGrey

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    And yet the small towers still exist, when we were told they would be removed long before the Brit Design contest was ever a thought...congrats to the OP though...
     
  7. Tina Small

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    Garth, don't you realize it's far more important for the UO team to throw together impromptu events on Baja than it is to actually take the time to make a character and just start walking around on Lake Austin and make note of all those damn small towers and actually do something about demolishing them? How could you possibly forget that the rares collectors and the role players are more important than anyone else who plays UO these days??

    Baja's landscape became startlingly clean shortly before the developers supposedly started playing there incognito. Maybe the folks on LA just haven't done a good enough job yet kissing up to the EMs and Mesanna for the developers to decide to take an interest in it yet.

    Oh wait........LA's residents don't have to worry about kissing up to the EMs. People from Baja have already taken over that task! Maybe there's hope yet that the LA landscape will eventually be free of Dsfasfa-owned housing! Just don't expect any of choice spots that might have been unavailable because of the small towers to end up in the hands of long-time LA residents. It'll probably all end up in the hands of mysterious strangers.
     
  8. Uriah Heep

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    Legends Bank was redone...but it was redone with the wrong entry. The entry that was notified as being the winner and the best one, isn't the one that was done.
    *shrugs*

    But at least we got something :)
     
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    I've already prepared myself for that...you're more than likely spot on...
     
  10. Ezekiel Zane

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    Wow, that's really messed up!
     
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    Guess What???

    LA's Bank was finished tonight....

    Of course, the resulting design blocked one of my characters into a corner on arriving on the roof, and the teleportal off the roof is messed up, but it's now done.

    (The original teleport off the roof is now blocked by a potted plant, and the new teleporter off is invisible in the grass on the north extension over the vault - and apparently can be blocked by something in the arrival area, unlike the default one)

    Mesanna - I'd prefer the original teleporter back functional, with the plant sitting beside it, not on it, please. I'm sure many of my fellow LA players would concur.
     
  12. According to the person that designed the bank on Pacific, there's still most of the stuff on the roof that's missing. All we have is an extremely ugly line of elven chairs from one corner of the front to the other. Would be nice to see the rest of the context those are supposed to fit into...
     
  13. Basara

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?


    We walked all over LA, and catalogued all of the offending towers. We sent the list 3 times to the Devs - and the list was apparently lost when they let Jeremy go, as it was stored in her email. In addition, the person who had the compiled list offline had a hard drive failure at about the same time they were to quit playing, from a RL work issue, and the copy of the list that was posted on Stratics was eaten by the "Great Oops! of 2008".
     
  14. While it is, indeed, nice to see some form of progress in the direction of implementing the contest designs. The one on LS is only really half done. If memory serves there should be far more greenery in the form of vines trailing down the walls of the bank. However it still has the three ugly paintings stuck to the front of it, instead.
    Also, the portal on the ground next to the Yew tree is inaccessible. Trying to access it from behind leads you underneath the tree.
    Thus, while it is nice to see the design taking form, it needs a lot more work. As, I think, leaving it as is might have something of a reverse of the desired effect. The desired effect being to impress people and create a place of convenience, and not to make people go ''Huh, so THAT'S who designed this nonsense. I'll be sure to pay my respects as soon as I see them! Oh yes.''

    In other words: Keep up the good work. I mean that. Keep it up. Please don't let it sit in its unfinished state for.. However long it took whoever it was that finally got around to starting the implementation of it.
     
  15. Stupid Miner

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    LS WBB Design
    It really was a pity the aqueduct couldn't be put in.
    ...and in retrospect, stairs would have been nice. (or the moongate teleporter)
    and the flowers-under-rooftiles bug is a bit irritating.
    and the UO symbol isn't there.

    Still, I don't like complaining since it was a whole year before we even got anything.
     
  16. Zayin666

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    Europa WBB has been redesigned last year
     
  17. DevilsOwn

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    I believe it was, as BlissMarie pointed out, just a matter of things being lost in the shuffle of confusion that was EA last year. At some point the bank on Legends will be completed, and as Uriah said, it's partly done! :) and our fairegrounds is in place, so it's not as tho things are being ignored entirely, will just take time
     
  18. XLaCeDX

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    "Garth, don't you realize it's far more important for the UO team to throw together impromptu events on Baja..."


    QFT


    And, I would like to add, I was on Baja attempting to start a new char to jack Bajas event items like Baja is doing to us on Pacific, when I saw Messana appear at Luna Bank, and I requested that spellweaving spells be added to NPCs for sale, because I was having a hard time getting them on my newb.

    Her response was: "Make them?" Not in a mean way, no, but I caused me to question the point of a dev team playing UO.

    Any real UO player knows you can not 'make' a spell unless you have the spell already in your possession, which if I had the spell already I wouldn't need to 'make' it.

    Not to mention needing the inscription skill which isn't part of my character's template.

    I came to Baja with impure intentions so I'd like to roleplay a spy-like character (event item ninja from Pac!) without requesting help from Baja residents, if you can understand that. So I did not request someone sell me spellweaving scrolls in chat.

    Not being able to buy spellweaving scrolls from an npc vendor (I checked player vendors many times and found only four on Tram Ice Island) is a damned nuisance and as a seven year vet it almost caused me to want to give up my mission of event ninjaing, I can imagine how a new player might feel after a day or two of searching for spell scrolls of ANY kind and coming up empty handed. (I know many of the mage spells are sold in mageries already).

    It makes me wonder what else these incognito devs playing Baja DON'T KNOW and HAVEN'T LEARNED about being a newb in UO. Perhaps if one of them has spellweaving as a skill they simply created a full spellweaving book? If so, naughty, naughty!

    For my newb on Baja at least the Devs playing UO experience is a failure, but yes, the merchants, rares collectors, gold sellers and brokers of Baja seem to be benefiting. (UO's Super Nerd who knows the price of every single thing ever created in UO resides on Baja.)

    It's fairly ironic that I came to Baja from Pac to try to get some of Baja's event items as revenge for Baja people dropping in just for Pac event items and the first thing I hear in Baja general chat is UO Super Nerd Price Guy saying "The trick is keeping it on Baja".

    Yeah...


    :)
     
  19. UltimatePower

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    Re: SA Housing Contest? Remember Brit Bank Design Contest?

    Even though u came to Baja to stalk me, a slave girl /may day, i would be willing to give you a full set of spellweaving scrolls. I can even give u a better suit if you like, to help with your so called Ninja ing :lol:

    See ya on pac rolleyes:

    In all my years of doing events, i have never seen someone get so upset about not getting a event item. You don't see the other 50 people who were there going crazy, spamming trash, etc because they didn't get a item.

    It's been almost a month lol, get over it, there will be more events and items.

    I really do hope you get some event items on Baja or Pac, since they mean so much to you.

    Ninja buddies forever :grouphug:
     
  20. BlissMarie

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    It's not finished yet, Basara. There is still quite a bit that needs to be done. It is better than it was though.

    I understand what you're saying. I don't like complaining either. I think what concerns me most is that I don't want an individual to get any blame or have any trouble because of this. My guess is that Mesanna has a huge workload at this time and my complaint is not against her personally.

    Ultimately, the company is responsible to see that the winnings are given out. There are laws in every state that govern contests and sweepstakes. EA/Mythic needs to do the right thing and keep their word in this situation. Surely the legal department knows the company has an obligation when it comes to contests and sweepstakes. I think the Brit Bank Renovations have just gotten lost in the shuffle.


    BlissMarie
     
  21. Caelas

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    Um...yeah the banks look good and all, but from what I've seen no one hangs out there anymore, at least not on Legends. Luna is the afk spot now...is it still that way across the other shards?
     
  22. XLaCeDX

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    "In all my years of doing events, i have never seen someone get so upset about not getting a event item. You don't see the other 50 people who were there going crazy, spamming trash, etc because they didn't get a item.

    It's been almost a month lol, get over it, there will be more events and items.

    I really do hope you get some event items on Baja or Pac, since they mean so much to you."



    Of course you are mistaken, I have in fact gotten 2 event items since the EM program began this time around and I DO NOT CARE if I get any others, BUT, I DO CARE when someone from another shard comes to Pac JUST FOR THE EVENT ITEMS. (Other than my Valentines sash, most of the stuff I get in UO winds up in a bin to rarely be seen, so not alot of point to me getting anything really.)

    Now if you would like to actually PLAY on Pacific, and not just show up for one hour during an event, I've got no problems with you or your crew.

    But for the time being I will simply tell Pacificans to NOT help you at events.

    Gotta love that general chat!

    It's the least I can do for my HOME shard, I am sure you can understand being loyal to your home shard?

    :)


    Sorry to derail your thread Bliss Marie, but Tina is correct about Baja getting a lot of attention, I myself have seen Messana on Baja twice in the past 10 days.

    The first time she seemed to changing the signs decorating Luna Bank, the second time she showed up the Skara Faire on Saturday night.

    I know she was working the first time but the second time not so sure, she was just talking to players at the faire.

    Here's hoping she can make it to your shard soon and get your bank design done.

    Congrats for winning although I suppose it's seeming to be somewhat of a hollow victory at this point.

    When she does get around to decoing your bank, you should ask her to move Luna gate away from Luna.

    I would like to see it moved to down beside that long long bridge. I really believe that's the first step to getting people back to Brit Bank so they can enjoy everyone's winning bank design.