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[UO Herald] Reminder: Housing Decay Reactivated in 2012

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    We expect to have housing decay turned on by the beginning of next year. We are going to start giving everyone a warning, this being the second of several you will see. Please take the necessary steps to secure your house before its turned back on.

    Happy Holidays!

    UO Team



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  2. flappy6

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    wish we could of got a warning when you messed the account thing up
     
  3. MalagAste

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    they should send that out via email...... maybe that's too much to ask.
     
  4. Ezekiel Zane

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    They also better dang well put out some specific information as to exactly how this "turn house decay back on" should work.

    Yes there's been plenty of guessing and speculation and apparently Jeff tweeted some info on this subject.

    They need to post it. Tell us when exactly it will come on. Tell us what they expect should happen with possibly some scenarios.

    I don't think that's too much to ask for. I realize they probably will, however, I surely wouldn't be surprised to read;

    House decay will be back on tomorrow at maintenance. Bye.
     
  5. Elric_Soban

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    Err.. wait. What? So for all active accounts houses will once again need to be refreshed?

    Great. Should be interesting when people start losing their houses to the same bug that cost me my boat.
     
  6. Kralock

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    ummmm no, means if your not a paid account your house will fall, the idoc thing was turned off, they are turning it on, no changes to grandfathered or properly placed house with paid accounts.
     
  7. Kellgory

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    Why do I have a bad feeling that there will be some people that haven't played in a while but kept paying their subscriptions every 6 months on a recurring basis and had their UO account linked to a different email account used only for UO for security reasons and they don't check the emails on that account very often so they didn't get the notice that their subscription has expired. I know I had all of my accounts set-up that way, and so far I've had to go into each one as they expired and manually pay it by credit card. It did save the credit card info, so that does make it a little easier.
     
  8. Kralock

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    Yep lost my first account, as it was set up with an AKO email, and I left the millitary some time ago, but still got my renascence account at least.

    Long before this went down. I am now down to the same email for everything to stop the confusion.
     
  9. Salivern_Diago

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    Jeff has stated that when the house decay resumes that it will enter the 5 day cycle and not just drop.

    Also as far as I'm concerned if someone is paying every 6 months and are not checking the updates on UOHerald then it is their own fault if they lapse and thier house falls. They have been given warning and it is in thier own interest to check the herald regularly. I know full well when decay starts up again people will complain they didnt know it had started or that they wasnt aware thier account had lapsed. But its up to them to check thier accounts reguarly and ensure they are still active.
     
  10. THP

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    so once again i ask the same question..

    are all of the unused...bugged...come back to brit houses gonna all fall

    par say every house that is not on a paid account is going to fall

    because that will be wonderfull

    bigfall day 2- the sequel

    again unanswered????????????????
     
  11. flappy6

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    no gunna be anywhere close to the "bigfall" thats was years of houses not falling,thiss is only like 6 month,plus way more people played at that time so was alot more houses that fell
     
  12. Ultimaholic

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    Can already see those vultures frothing at the mouth just waiting to swoop in and capitalize on others time and efforts.

    Release the seagulls!

    "Mine,Mine,Mine.....Mine,Mine.... MINE!!" rolleyes:
     
  13. Shakkara

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    This.

    I don't get why people are so excited about idocs. It means there's one less active player / paying user of this game. We don't have many of those left.
     
  14. THP

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    u are totally and utterly joking....more than half of exsisting housing on all sahrds is unpaid for/bugged/or come back to britanaia stands forever housing..lol..this will be far bigger than bigfall day 1 ever was if it happens
     
  15. Zosimus

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    Ha!!!

    I am only frothing at the mouth because I have rabies from being bit by a rabid stratics mod in the game :lick: Last time I throw eggs at their house waiting for it to fall :)


    * healthy smoke *
     
  16. AesSedai

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    - Aye, my take:

    As mentioned by Jeff on the twitter, from someone relaying it here: the decay cycle will begin when the Housing Decay is Reactivated.
    (which is pretty easy to interpret from the uo.com statement, if you take it literally)

    So, pay up you freeloaders; and better get account stuff situated if you have stopped paying due to the latest EA (UO) account payment migration situation.

    NO MORE DETAILS ARE NECESSARY AS A SUBSCRIBER, honestly.
    (If you feel you require more details then you are simply hoping to PLAY the game more than just play the game..)

    And, if a house has been unpaid and long-standing, due to buggy situations, then it will continue to be (again, my simple take on all of this).

    ---

    Why do I think this? - Well, the only thing for sure is that they feel enough time has passed for Housing Decay to be Reactivated.
    And, why did they deactivate house decay? Because of the latest EA (UO) account migration.
    So, pay up freeloaders and get your account stuff situated ya' holdouts (I have not looked at it at all yet, personally ~holdout? ;)~; my accounts are up to date. I am lucky enough to be able to wait until they feel they have things worked out.. which seems like is EXACTLY what this Housing Decay will be Reactivated announcement is simply about. /mytake).
     
  17. Flutter

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    Not really.
    For instance, I have an account that will be inactive for 52 days as of January 1st.
    Will my house start decaying on January 1st?
    Do I have 37 more days before it starts to decay? Or
    Will the 90 day cycle start on January 1st?
     
  18. AesSedai

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    - Take it literally (or free+load)...

    So,
    - Lean towards yes, if you value your house.
    - Lean towards yes, as you have 90 days until decay begins.
    - Lean towards yes, if your account was active before they deactivated house decay -and- it went inactive after that.

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    - Pretty clear, to me: continue to play freeload roulette or.. pay for that house like you're supposed to.

    (Sure, sure, more explicit details would be great to Play with; but wholly unnecessary, at this juncture ~ if you have $100 to keep a house for 30 days out of 90, then you will have $100 to pay to keep the house of concern in existence.. or not. Simple, this one is. I would be a lot happier if the more difficult bugged housing decayed too; I do have a hope, but zero has been suggested to presume that will happen, at this time)
     
  19. Flutter

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    I'm not playing outside the housing rules here. I'd just like to understand better what is happening and when.
     
  20. AesSedai

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    - Aye, I figured as much Flutter :)

    We are obviously not the only ones wanting to understand this better. But WE seem to have to take uo.com (EA) for what it is providing, at this time.

    And, +, & : I don't think anything more than what has been said is necessary, at this time..
     
  21. Aran

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    If they're falling, that means we already didn't have that player.
     
  22. Salivern_Diago

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    If your worried that your unpaid account house is going to fall becuase the account is inactiive... then pay and get that account active again. Playing the 90 day game here is as risky as it always was and if it does fall becuase you've not paid for the account its your own fault for it. I have all my house holding accounts active now as I dont want to loose any houses.

    I've reposted what Jeff has said about it and its pretty clear. When decay is reactivated those houses liable will begin the 5 day decay process. There isnt much else to speculate on this really. When I was tweeting Jeff he did say that there were some nasty bugs that they had to work on and that's what was holding the decay system up. Now I guess its fixed! As for the bugges housing falling? Who knows I guess we'll have to watch out and see!
     
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    again unanswered????????????????
     
  24. Salivern_Diago

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    Have you tweeted Jeff to ask?
     
  25. Salivern_Diago

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    There I've asked him for you. You need to get a twitter account if you want to get direct questions answered as Jeff replies more there than here.
     
  26. T-Hunt

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    It was stated that come 2012 sometime...all house decay will be turned on..
    So if you havent payed for 90 days , it will start 5 day decay ..so renew or say good by to house.

    All houses will be retroactive...if your account has ended 60 days ago, you still have 30 or so days to renew account.

    They should reduce this 90 days to 60 or even 30..of free time..
    UO can use the money..i wonder how much cash they are losing out on this 90 day free housing?
     
  27. Ezekiel Zane

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    None. I pay them $39 a year X2, in addition to the four other accounts I have that are active full-time.

    I don't need those two additional accounts. They don't have any characters developed and the houses on them are not large max-storage houses either. So EA is getting an extra $78 per year from me that they wouldn't otherwise get.
     
  28. Ezekiel Zane

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    Are you kidding man? C'mon, I like your posts. The UOHerald and Stratics' UO forums exist for a reason. They are the official communication channel to the playerbase. You know, the paying customer.

    I don't have Facebook. I don't have Twitter. I don't have, want nor need either one.
     
  29. Salivern_Diago

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    I'm personally hoping that when we get our new UO website that Jeff will instruct a new offical UO Forum so that we can get regular communications from the staff without having to worry about 3rd party moderation. But the reality is that Jeff uses twitter and uses that every day rather than here which he comes to pretty much when he has to. As for the herald, that seems to have more pot holes than a B-road in the UK. At lest with Twitter its him replying and not some corporate idiot behind a desk.

    I will of course post his reply if/when I get it on here. But as I've posted before the house decay is an open/shut issue.
     
  30. RaDian FlGith

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    How about, instead, EA puts down a couple of bucks to host its own official forums -- you know, forums like their three other MMOs presently have -- and answer questions there.

    This whole Facebook/Twitter/find-all-your-answers-except-at-uo.com-which-isn't-even-uo.com-anyway garbage is tired and old.


    EDIT -- Just saw you agree in principle about the forums thing. Glad we agree on that. :)
     
  31. Aran

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    Bring back MyUO forums, except without being tied to accounts like they used to be (I got so many in-game bans that way...)
     
  32. Theo_GL

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    Well, this has turned Dec from Shame hunting to house cleaning for me:

    Primary (2 Paid Accounts) Houses on GL
    House 1 - 488/3411 Storage Free
    House 2 - 919/3411 Storage Free


    Other GL Houses
    House 3 - 18x18 - Cleared Out
    House 4 - 18x18 - Cleared Out
    House 5 - 18x18 - 214 Lockdowns used
    House 6 - 18x18 - 1252 Lockdowns (Mostly shame stuff to unravel)
    House 7 - 10x15 - Vendor House cleared, vendors Cleared out
    House 8 - 18x18 - Empty - Never had stuff
    House 9 - 18x18 - Empty - Cleared Pumpkins Out
    House 10 - 12x10 - Fel Empty

    Cats
    10x12 Vendor House - Packed Up/Vendors Cleaned Out

    Legends
    7x10 - Empty

    Sonoma
    18x18 - 883/2025 - Need to pack up into bank

    OverSeas Shard to remain Nameless
    Keep - 1348/3622 - Need to pack up/purge and put some in friends castle
    Magincia House - 10x15 - Empty


    Yup, don't think anyone realizes how empty this game will be once they remove inactive houses. If you are looking to sell a house now - sell it. It will have no value unless its a luna house once this goes live. Castles/Keeps for everyone.

    The good news I guess is I have hit 6million clean up points on GL. Whee.
     
  33. Flutter

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    This case is similar to mine. I have no real reason to keep these accounts open other than the houses. I don't even need the storage space lol
     
  34. Aran

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    I have three accounts and three houses, mostly because I'm a packrat. I could get down to two but I love where my two houses are on Chesapeake and I don't want to give up a Siege house.
     
  35. THP

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    half housog would drop... but hell mrge all shards ith a mega gate....we need to take uo into them 15th year.. most shards ae down to 3-400 plyaers,,,, brig them all together....hell do u want me to do it.. i would find nit very easy to merge ...just ask me.. plzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  36. Aran

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    Yeah, no. Merging servers would be detrimental to the game in a "This would kill the game." way.
     
  37. Theo_GL

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    It depends on how you handle the merge.

    If people were incented to move to the new server - it would be helpful.
    Lets say everyone on the new server would get 800 skill cap. Lets say everyone merging to new server would get 2 years added to account age and 1 soulstone per character transfered.

    Lets assume the new server has shard wide vendor search. Lets assume new server has no Luna houses and instead has rentable vendor spots like magincia.

    What if you were guaranteed an 18x18 with 5k storage?

    Now - how about that shard merge? People would be flocking to move shards esp if it were free and you could bring all your stuff.
     
  38. wanderer1origin

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    lol
    sounds good but

    i have characters on more than one server with crap, how does this merge lol
    not dissing your idea it does sound like a workable merger which game needs


     
  39. Theo_GL

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    Well, it would be interesting if they had a small set of servers - Say East US/Central US/West US. I don't think we need 1 single UO server - but we also don't need 29.

    I'd move my Sonoma char's to West, My catskills to East and GL to Central.

    I play multiple shards too - but not all of them.
     
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    I so love idocs!!!!!:love::love: LOOT sorry for all who lost out. I will be busy:lick:
     
  42. Lady CaT

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    Lets be serious! The empty npc cities, dungeons and player towns did that long ago.
     
  43. Uriah Heep

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    Not bumping, just wanna know has anyone heard anything else about this. The message said by 2012.
    It's looming upon us, and supposedly everyone is gone till Jan 3? Hope this isn't already set up to switch on automatically and there is no more warning :(
     
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    I think the warning is pretty clear.. Housing decay will be reactivated by the new year...

    It says it all really and they've given two warnings so far with the same data. I'm watching my inactive house now to see when it goes live.
     
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    If your worried I would activate the account. I would say thats the best advice you can get.
     
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    Kai Schober19 Dec 2011 21:23:02 ESTWe expect to have housing decay turned on by the beginning of next year. We are going to start giving everyone a warning, this being the second of several you will see. Please take the necessary steps to secure your house before its turned back on.

    2nd of several? Hmmm sounds like there should be a few more warnings first.
    Still a few more days til 2012. When they go on I think these boards are going to light up with tons of chatter so it shouldn't sneak by us.
     
  47. Ezekiel Zane

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    What they need to clarify specifically IS if an account has been inactive for more than 90 days, IS the house going to enter the usual condemned and decay cycle OR is it going to simply drop?
     
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    Learn from the past. The beginning of next year coming this summer:bored:
     
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    yup guessing its gonna be a stat of the year warning then autumn house drop/clean up.........muahhhhh