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Unused lands of Malas

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Shelleybean, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Shelleybean

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    There's a lot of empty space in Malas where houses can't be placed. Does anyone remember why this was done? Thanks in advance
     
  2. iamSnippa

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    From what I remember they wanted to do limited housing at first and then slowly expand it when the space was needed.
    But then they added Tokuno... and then of course they added Ter Mur.
    Why they never opened up the rest of the housing in Malas, I have no idea.
    Maybe they just forgot about it?
     
  3. Capn Kranky

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    Because then everyone would use Malas as Castle-land!

    Smart-a$$ comments aside, I always thought Malas was kind of fun to wander without the housing all over. You never knew when you might actually see a Treefellow or wander into a bunch of crystal elementals.
     
  4. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Had always heard they had Malas blocked from placing Keeps and Castles. Yet there are a few castles placed in that one area. I have always wondered the explanation of why that is the case.
     
  5. Petra Fyde

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    They were contest prizes if I remember right - a bit like the abyss houses.
     
  6. Taylor

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    At one point, I thought they'd planned to reserve space for event reward houses/castles. I think it'd make sense to open it, though, once space fills up again. Atlantic is (or was, pre-IDOCs) really short on real estate.
     
  7. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Well, that explains it. Thanks. I would keep that area free from any other placement, would not want to clutter up the place with hovels lol. But I do agree with Syrus, on the rest of Malas tho, especially on Atl.
     
  8. RaDian FlGith

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    Yeah, they were supposed to be contest prizes. As I recall though, the contest was only ever discussed and never actually took place.
     
  9. DevilsOwn

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    the castles that currently stand in Malas (I believe they're all on the islands near Grimswind Ruins, with the exception of one castle or keep placed by Mesanna) were the result of a mailing by EA..... five players for each shard were sent invitations to claim a castle in Malas on a specific shard... for whatever reason, a lot of those invitations were never answered, which is why some shards have five castles there and some only one .. this happened in the spring of 2005
     
  10. flappy6

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    I hopes for new castle designs and let us place in malas!
     
  11. Uvtha

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    There was some kind of contest to win one of several castles to be places in those areas, but somehow it just fizzled out and dissapeared. Then they forgot those areas existed.

    Thats what I recall.