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Was I lucky or is there that much land now...

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Irulia Darkaith, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Irulia Darkaith

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    Like many I have been trying to camp a few IDOCs here and there and discovered a couple things.

    1) I really suck at looting - especially well camped IDOCs. Managed two special fishing nets and a couple pieces of low-end rubble from last nights big luna rare house fall...but I digress...

    2) There is a LOT of green space (which is kinda nice) but so much so that I was able to recall into a spot where a keep fell 24 hours ago, and just drop a new one?! I know Keeps aren't that rare (though this was my first) but it seemed odd that an IDOC keep would fall and no one would bother replacing it! I saw evidence that some players were trying to block the spot for a castle, but I guess when they found one wouldn't fit they just demolished their plots and left it wide open. Or was I just lucky? I only discovered it while cleaning up my IDOC runebook, recalling into all the spots and realized the spot I marked "IDOC KEEP" was without a keep and quickly dropped a new one. And this was the KEEP to the extreme north of Vesper for those wondering where I placed.
     
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  2. Plant Elemental

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    Don't worry about being bad at IDOC looting. I'm in that category too. 3 IDOC's this week and I got a full treasure chest full of useless armor and weapons, a treasure chest filled with dyes and dye tubs (the ones you buy off NPC tailors), and misc. other junk that probably equals 25k if sold to players and npc's.

    I can't speak for everyone else, but I don't think Keeps are a whole lot popular due to their terrible design, wasted room and layout space, and the inability to customize. Most people I know would rather have a large tower or a customizable 18x18.....both of which can be placed almost anywhere. The only real benefit to a Keep is it's storage capacity and number of lockdowns. That and saying that you own the second largest house in the game :)

    In general, IDOC'ers don't care about the plots or available land as much as they do the loot. The exception here, is of course if they can place a Castle or not. Even if they don't need one, they can sell it or give it to a friend or a guildmate.
    In your case, it may have been luck. Or it could have been the fact that someone was trying to block a Castle spot. You'll probably never know.
    But anyway, I think that in a couple weeks time we'll be able to take a good look at the land left and get a full sense of what's what.
    Oh, and by the way, congratulations on your Keep!
     
  3. Irulia Darkaith

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    Thanks, and yes. I never really wanted a keep (they really are a bad design), but I wanted to be prepared just in case they ever let us customize them - and yes, I need more storage space for all my useless IDOC crap - heh.