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What happens if an Abyss house goes IDOC?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Merion, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Merion

    Merion Lore Master
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    This won't probably happen to soon, but soon or later some of the people who one a house in the abyss will quit and maybe not all of them will care enough to trade the house before.

    So will there be a new lottery then? Or will we be able to place a house normally there then?
     
  2. Nexus

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    Generally the spot just becomes "empty" as no placement will be allowed. I'd love to see some of the old contest spots given out again through new contests...
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    While no one may be able to place, we'll have one Hell of a house camping (get it? Literally a house camping in Hell? seemed funnier at the time), while fighting off lured Slashers of Veils, Renonwed Fire Demons, and Renowned Pixies.

    -Galen's player
     
  4. Konge

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    and 30 Harbingers someone saved, just in case.

    Also the Pink Ancient wyrm named Sally? I don't know, She changes her name.
     
  5. CroakerTnT

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    The biggest IDOC battle in history...
     
  6. GalenKnighthawke

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    Do you mean Sudiva, from Covetous?

    -Galen's player
     
  7. Kat

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    Was having a discussion tonight with some folks about these Abyss houses and it was mentioned that the house itself cannot be traded. Is this true?

    Say... Person 1 won the house and has taken possession. Person 2 wants to purchase the current plot/built house from them. If Person 1 agrees, is this possible?
     
  8. Flutter

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    If that's true that's just asinine.
     
  9. Kat

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    My sentiments exactly! Hence the question. heh
     
  10. I think the person with the abyss house can have more than one house on his account, that makes me think the Abyss house is grandfathered and will never fall
     
  11. Lord Chaos

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    Grandfathered houses would fall if the user doesn't pay his subscription fee, right?
     
  12. no i dont think so
     
  13. Flutter

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    False.
     
  14. Petra Fyde

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    No they're not grandfathered.
    To the best of my knowledge, grandfathered houses have to be manually refreshed, so they'd fall down pretty quickly if the subscription stopped.
     
  15. Kat

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    But... Can Abyss houses be traded once the winner have taken posession?
     
  16. Petra Fyde

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    I don't know the answer to that one - yet.
     
  17. THP

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    Like the contest houses before it .....they cannot be placed on!!!!..

    hell to the abyss houses.....jeeze on europa alone 3 castles have fell in malas that were contest houses and they fell...there just green grass now...what a waste....

    hey ...and while were on it ...why are we ''hyping'' the abyss houses so much..sit back and take a look at em ..there just 1818s...yes in a nice isolated area ...but jezze all this stupid talk of them being the prime place...wtf..there nice and unique ....but get real...
     
  18. Lady Michelle

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    I was doing the quest for the pretty little bottles. When I click on the lantern I was saying please don't let me win. When I didn't win I was really happy cuz I got that pretty little bottle, and had another day to get another til someone did win.:( now my pretty bottle collecting is over.
     
  19. RawHeadRex

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    i dunno ... open to the public, with vendors on them, forge/anvil etc to use... basically an OUTPOST in SA. a teleporter directly to and from luna is not such a bad thing either, makes getting back in after banking much easier.
     
  20. Freelsy

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    As the winner of one of the houses. I noticed that it was Grandfathered and asked Messana to come back and transfer it to my other account. She informed me that its only grandfathered because she placed it with the "God Client," as she called it. So, its in fact a regularly placed house with auto refresh roles...it just say's grandfathered because she placed it.
     
  21. MalagAste

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    This sounds like and Ask the DEV's question to me If you ask me I think everytime one falls or loses it's owner or whatever.... then there should be a code in-place to have the bottles start again on that one till someone wins it again...

    But that's just my opinion.
     
  22. Yalp

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    I was there when Mesanna transferred a house to the winner. She was very careful to explain the rules for it.

    Only 1 house per account.
    If it drops for any reason (resize. idoc, etc) it's gone. There won't be anything to camp. No one else can place a house there.
    Only owners, co-owners and friends can mark runes
    Public transport tiles work mighty fine!
     
  23. AzSel

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    Abyss plots are grandfathered, can be traded. Can have other house(s) on that account.
     
  24. SchezwanBeefy

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    Wrong. Grandfathered houses auto refresh but they stay up after the account is no longer paid for. I believe it's because the account itself continues to age due to the account being purchased before '98 or '99, whatever it was.
     
  25. GalenKnighthawke

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    For my part, what I meant was camping it for its contents, not for the plot.

    -Galen's player
     
  26. Mesanna

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    All of the houses will be moved to a primary state this week. Please make sure that you have your old houses cleared out . The only reason they are in the grandfather state is because I placed them with my client.

    Mesanna
     
  27. Petra Fyde

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    There are people on several shards attempting to buy these houses. Could you tell us please whether they are, in fact, tradeable after the ticket has been redeemed? Or is it only the ticket that could be sold prior to acceptance of the house.