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[UO Herald] Update on Housing Decay

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  1. UO News

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    We have re-activated Housing Decay on Tuesday. If your account has been inactive for more than 90 days, you have 2 days left before your house is gone. After your have reactivated your account, it can take up to 24 hours for your house to be refreshed and display the correct status.

    If you have reactivated your account and your house status hasn't updated after these 24 hour, please contact us.





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  2. Storm

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    What this means is its not the next server up like we many of us thought! but is a full 24 hrs
     
  3. RaDian FlGith

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure it is at server up. The statement made was "up to" not "for," meaning if you updated your account at 6am, it wouldn't likely change until about 6am the next day. However, if you did it at 11pm, it would be several hours less. Still pretty sure the actual update process occurs during maintenance though.
     
  4. Storm

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    I am going by 24 hours! better safe then sorry but everyone is free to interpret it how they want!
     
  5. kelmo

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    About the server up thing... I dunno. How many servers does it take to keep track of my characters? There is a housing server an account age server and a game server.. Any other servers? Am I way off base here?
     
  6. flappy6

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    it must be broken,houses are stuck at somewhat
     
  7. Mesanna

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    Hi guys,

    We have fixed the issue we were seeing with the houses not coming out of decay after the 24 hour period. If 24 hours have passed and your house does not come out of a condemed state please email me at [email protected]. If your house is already condemed and you re-activate your account after Saturday you will NOT be able to save your house.

    Information I will need is the account name (no passwords) and the shard the house is on.

    Mesanna
     
  8. goldenpower

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    ok "after Saturday" clearly means Sunday

    problem is I think some houses will have already fallen by then. 4 days is 96 hours. if you turned on decay Tuesday afternoon houses will fall between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, correct? in other words every house will drop between 96 and 120 hours?

    also, any word on Return to Brit houses? why aren't they decaying?
     
  9. Mirt

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    Thanks for staying on top of this Mesanna! Good to see you guys are ahead of us.
     
  10. Uriah Heep

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    Some might fall that early, I guess it's possible. But the server has been off for so long, and this has been warned for a month now, and daily updates here and on other fansites...If someone seriously loses a house because they were trying to play it right down to the minute, :loser:

    And as repeated threads have discussed, RTB are still bugged, there are instructions on how to get them handled in the other threads.
     
  11. twoburntfouryou

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    This
     
  12. Ezekiel Zane

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    Guys, it's Friday morning. It's been active less than 72 hrs. Shouldn't everything start dropping Sunday morning?
     
  13. kelmo

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    I am betting Monday... Quatloos... who used to bet Quatloos here?
     
  14. Lady_Rachel

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    Quatloos you say?

    That would be Fayled!

    *shakes bag*
     
  15. Bobar

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    I'm with you I think its stuck too.
     
  16. startle

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    Why are houses "stuck" at Somewhat?
     
  17. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Depends. Slightly stayed on the houses for 48 hours. Somewhat is still there beyond the 24 hour mark, IF it stays for 48 hours too, then that confuses me. I initially thought Sunday, but if each stage hangs for 48 hours instead of the old 24 hour cycle {except for IDOC of course} it would be Wed for the IDOC stage to actually hit. Which USED to be around 8 hours roughly, but what if that is double too? Either way I am chronfrused :confused:
     
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    Houses with vendors going to be decaying too?
     
  19. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Yepp, although they generally don't fall the first time around. They get "Owned by OSI" and become a nightmare. However, that is how it DID work. However, with the way the stages are going right now, I ain't giving definate answers on anything. Too much strange stuff for me to assume it's like it used to be.....
     
  20. Apetul

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    Most ppl assumed that each stage lasts 24 hours. Thats not true, never was. So far, timing on the houses is working like usual. Houses do not decay in 5 days.
     
  21. Luvmylace

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    I am betting they chose to randomize ,otherwise all would fall same day same min
     
  22. R Traveler

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    Even trading house to other account?
     
  23. Storm

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    here is a fyi on osi IDOCS I have been watching a "in danger of collapse " all morning to attempt a video of one falling so people could see the process and at the time to collapse it went to new!
    will post a video in a while
     
  24. Apetul

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    Yes, you can trade the house to another account and save it at any time.
     
  25. Apetul

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    That house was owned by OSI or had vendors right?
     
  26. Kylie Kinslayer

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    True. It was my experience when I was a "career vulture" Slightly was usually 48 hours and the rest of the stages were 24 hours, with IDOC being 8 range. On a RARE occasion one of the other stages could get stuck for 48 hours too. There have been a few changes since I last did these with regularity, such as random timers to house placement. For me having ALL the houses I have marked {around 50, I'm very picky lol} stay at Somewhat for longer than 24 hours is not just the rare occourence I mentioned. *shrugs* Could be ALOT of sitting around coming up.

    Thanks for having another video on the way storm :thumbsup:
     
  27. Storm

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    It was OSI owned when I started it had no venders but had a waitress/bartender
     
  28. kelmo

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    Ugh... I watched a house on Siege once. It was owned by OSI. I met the original owners. I expect they were shady... That house recycled for years. There was a bulletin board that the "regular suspects" would write on occasionally.

    I would check on it every now and then. One day it was just gone. It was loaded too... *sighs*
     
  29. Oh a new skill and I like the new name for idocers "career vulture" you need to have at least 20 skill points to pick anything up after and idoc lol..
     
  30. Apetul

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    On LS right? hehe that house has been worn for years. There is a few of those bugged idoc houses on other shards too.
     
  31. Storm

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  32. Kylie Kinslayer

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    That was what I hated about the OSI owned ones in the past. Have witnessed them falling Somewhat Worn. Never should have happened like that, it opened the door TOO far for all the conspiracy theorists out there.
     
  33. startle

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    Dang, I blinked and missed it....
    :yell:
     
  34. Storm

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    lol there is a pause
     
  35. claudia-fjp

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    You can do that, or empty it out and say "I wish to resize my house" under the sign and replace the damn thing.
     
  36. Kylie Kinslayer

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    I know you can transfer a house when it is in a decay cycle. Never knew you could resize when it was tho.
     
  37. startle

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    Houses have started going to Fairly Worn now... And NOT all at once

    Just sayin....
    :scholar:

    EDIT: I'm am standing between 2 of them, 1 is Somewhat and the other is Fairly
     
  38. Uriah Heep

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    At one time a dev posted, and this is from memory, can't find the post, but a dev once posted that some of the timing depended on how many items were on that particular subserver that it had to scan as it made it's refresh passes.
    And that that was the reason sometimes there were minor variations.
    Didn't understand it then, don't understand it now. I'm no techie, I still get tickled when I can boot it up :p
     
  39. JC the Builder

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    There must be something wrong with the decay system. I have an account that has been inactive since July 9 and tower on it has not started showing signs of decay. No, it is not a bugged account because the tower has decayed on it before.

    I would reactivate it to be safe but I haven't managed to sort out the account migration for it yet. And I can't even login on my normal accounts anymore it keeps saying my password is declined.
     
  40. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Yeah, strange tho. Some of my empty ones are Somewhat and the slap full ones are still Somewhat. Hmmmm... # of items may not be they key. *shrugs and sets in for a long weekend of boredom watching house signs*


    @ JC - maybe they know better than to **** you off :p lol
     
  41. zorrah

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    On house decay, the 5 day rule, and stage length expectations, for those of you arguing the 5 day vs 7-10 day and 48 hour thingses:

    UO Stratics - Decay
     
  42. Apetul

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    The info on that page is very, very wrong. Even the decay time on items is wrong.
     
  43. zorrah

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    It is indeed old information. The point is that the "new" Mythic decay time may be referencing this cycle, not the 48 hour per stage that some people are accustomed to.
     
  44. kelmo

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    Check again folks... they are at fairly now.
     
  45. kelmo

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    They are all over the board! I hope a serious random factor has been added.
     
  46. JoO

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    They changed at 4:59 cst on my server
     
  47. Storm

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    the one I have been watching changed the same time period every day and about 7.5 hours or so on the last (not sure what time the server came up exactly)
     
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    That would be really nice.

    Though all I really hope to find other then maybe some Origin historical items and items of great value to cherish (NOT sell) I hope to find a LOT of crafting material...I really hate gathering resources :) lol

    Though I must admit that the person/people that were at my house when it fell made out like bandits, it would be nice to maybe find some of my old soulstones or an item or two that I lost back then to replace it.

    But mostly just resources...cus I'm lazy :eek:
     
  49. Ludes

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    Quatloo's is a reference to an old Classic Star Trek episode.
     
  50. Petra Fyde

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    Sorry folks, that page should have a re-direct on it. Try this page, or the 'housing rules' page under 'homes and decorations'

    UO Stratics *New* | Decay
     
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