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NEWS [UO.Com] Looking for New Castle Designs

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Finley Grant

    Finley Grant Babbling Loonie
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    wasnt there a bunch of guys who stated again and again that a castle size plot "is not possible" with the custom menu? i have some sort of proof that it IS possible. anyone who wants to see ping me as i dont think i can paste that link here without getting the stratics assistant deputies who give me a ban LOL
     
  2. Mene (DF)

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    Oki... What was it - we're looking for.... ah, yes... Castles!!! Perhaps someone like this one here?

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    I made one on TC and postet it in the housing forum.

    Plz follow Mene's Atelier - It's time to present you my real game passion :) -
    and scoll at the end for pictures - there are 6 Pics uploaded for your opinion first. If you think that it could have worth sendig this to Mesanna leave a reply plz.
    Thx.
     
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  3. ShriNayne

    ShriNayne Journeyman

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    @Mene (DF) That is a fantastic design! Well done, I'm sure it took you a while to make it! :thumbsup:
     
  4. skett

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    I think we have a winner !!!
     
  5. Mene (DF)

    Mene (DF) Journeyman
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    Thx for feedbacks :) - We have to convice Mesanna now, and for that I'm afraid I need your help with my lousy english knowlegdes *twinkles*
    I will wait a few days more before I send her the mail.

    Meanwhile ...on TC ... I'm working on the next. I really wish they would give as the 31 x 31 plot for selfcostumizing as 20anni gift - it's really no fun to work with other odd-looking tools than ours ingame or switching between 4 plots, screenshotting and than put the pictures together. Btw... i use GIMP for my screenshots to make a whole result of a houscostumization.
     
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  6. Finley Grant

    Finley Grant Babbling Loonie
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    Custom Plot that size will Not come because mesanna dont want it. There is no Technicolor reason for Not making it
     
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  7. Minerva Foxglove

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    I hope for a very empty design suggestion then. The four walls and a basic building perhaps towers on the north side .. so we can add our personal look and materials . Then two more completed designs for peope that are not interested in creating something, just want the storage in a castle with better logistics.
     
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  8. ShriNayne

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    Yes I agree Molly, I love the very fancy designs but maybe one of the three chosen should be a re-design of what we have already to make it easier to live with. Some people do like the original castle but just find it a bit impractical. My husband has been working on a revamped interior which keeps a lot of the original shape of the castle. Now I really wish they would do this same contest for Keeps...
     
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  9. Razdunk

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    [​IMG]

    My old castle! Open green acres for the placement too, that would be weird 20th vet… you get a castle lot in green acres LOL
     
  10. railshot

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    It's kind of sad that in a game that is often hailed as the ultimate sandbox, the devs want to limit the designs to the few that they find acceptable. Yes there will be a few borg cubes. Guess what - quite a few of real castles were huge ugly cubes too. They were not built to impress with their elegance.
    I would also invite Mesanna to revisit the Home and Castles subforum here and look at the designs that players came up with for regular custom plots. Most of them far outpace prefab designs in creativity and beauty. Imagine what players could do if given a castle-sized plot to play with.
     
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  11. Mene (DF)

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    This.... and with 2 or 3 floors more than the four we have now ;)
     
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  12. Blackie

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    Noooo, not this. I 100% guarantee you that people would take such a huge custom plot, load it with stuff that lags, and crash everyone who comes near it. It's already bad with some 18x18's.

    Lag IS an issue here, which is why a fixed plot is in order. An actual design is needed, not a custom plot. The ONLY way I see such a huge custom plot being possible is if they also remove the bamboo floor effect that forces everyone coming near the place to see it's contents. People could then simply not step on the plot and not get lagged out by proximity.

    A compromise of basic outer walls, or perhaps basic outer walls and a center keep, with the rest being customizable BUT NOT VISIBLE TO ALL if they don't get on the steps might work. Nobody wants to see big empty plots or to slow down to a crawl.
     
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  13. MalagAste

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    Something nice that is maybe just the outer walls where the inside is completely usable ... but the current stone walls you can use kinda stink for building your own interior since then they don't work with the Circle of Transparency... would be terrible to try to use them to make something livable.
     
  14. railshot

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    This compromise I could live with. It wont' let me build my dream "abandoned castle ruins", at least I'd be able to customize the interior to be practical.
     
  15. Mene (DF)

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    I think for those who use only a castle for the high number of storage and those whose fantasy only reaches for buildung borgcubes with customized plots let me say only this :
    For you a small plot would be enough - let me say 10 x 10 - with excactly that high number of castle storage to build a small laggy borgcube only full of chest-walls from floor to top on each of the four usable floors now - very boring to see but most wished - so that's what i'm reading here. This and the most howling wolves might be very content and full of happiness. :) :p

    Btw...

    :postpics:


    Any other better advances to look, better ideas for a "ready" Castle?

    The new way to make keeps and castles more beautiful with the new stonecrafting tiles to me is not very user-friendly, but for the moment the only way to make an "other, different looking" box ;) in which a good architect would become desperate.
     
  16. petemage

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    When Mesanna says you can even draw your castle on paper, I can't help myself and think of this house in new Magincia someone apparently won in a contest.

    For a couple of months it was a half-finished mess to look at, then it was just removed. I can't remember who won the contest, but I remember him stating here on Stratics that Mesanna basically never finished his design and then at some point just said it's to difficult to do and removed it.

    I'm really looking forward to the moment of crushed dreams when they disappoint everyone with the final designs that end up in-game :popcorn:

    E: Oh look, I found it. Was 16th anniversary contest about the "cultural center" and @MissEcho won it: [UO Herald] Cross Shard Treasure Hunt Contest
     
    #116 petemage, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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  17. ShriNayne

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    I really hope you are wrong, that would be just too sad, especially since it's been asked for repeatedly! I remember reading MissEcho's account of that fiasco, I really think she should have been given something as an alternative, but not building her design which was not anything complicated was pretty lame! :(
     
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  18. petemage

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    I've been wrong quite a few times ;) Odds aren't that bad for you, but let's see.
     
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