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What is so special about New Magincia?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lucivius, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Lucivius

    Lucivius Adventurer
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    Will Magincia be different than any other town? After the novelty wears off will it really pull players away from Luna? I can't figure out what the "buzz" is all about.
     
  2. Its just another housing place... depending on the shard it might become a player ran town... I doubt it will be another Luna.
    Great place if you fish a lot.. you can pretty much pull your boat up to your front door, depending on what plot you win.
     
  3. G.v.P

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    It's an island. There's a dock, stable, and bank. The player houses will actually build the city, whereas Luna is defined by the walls of Luna. It'll be a natural stage for player events, and maybe even EM events. There's absolutely no annoying monster spawns like sewer rats or mongbats. Eh, that's all I got for now ;P.
     
  4. canary

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    Some want it for RP, but I think many are holding onto the notion they will be able to create something akin to Luna (ie a big shopping market).

    It's just my opinion but I think you are seeing the vast amounts spent mainly for the purpose of New Magincia becoming an outdoor mall... because, honestly, it seems most players nowadays feel a 15x15 is 'too small' for a cyber- residence.
     
  5. I'm really hoping on Origin it turns into a Player Ran Town
     
  6. Pfloyd

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    I think it has treasure map locations but since the houses are in guard zone those shouldn't be around long. Luna houses are outside guardzone.
     
  7. GalenKnighthawke

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    It will be what we make of it and many things can happen.

    Some think it will be a new Luna and that that's bad; some think it will be a new Luna and that that's good; some think it will not be a new Luna and that that's bad; some think it will not be a new Luna and that that's good.

    We don't really know what's going to happen.

    And that uncertainty, more than anything else, is the source of the "buzz."

    Across our various shards, I've heard of plans for an RP community, for a multi-house rares museum, and for nothing at all in particular.

    -Galen's player
     
  8. QueenZen

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    New Magincia is only special to those whom may see it that way. :)

    For myself, seems a great island to house my fishermen and or gardeners or any of my chrs..
    'IF' any of my tickets should even win the lottery, then I will USE said plot, just to live somewhere different or new, and FISH ! :)

    Nothin fancy ! Perhaps that is the appeal for me, it is ...nothing fancy atm anyhow, it seems *special* to me as a place to live, unique perhaps from the *norm* ! I am thinking of it as more an island of *castaways* !

    Serp. Hold & Bucs Den, Nujel all islands, never had the room for any 15 x 15's let alone this many, perhaps New Magincia will become a thriving place of fisherpeople, gardeners, great for lumberjacking, sand mining, and perhaps roleplayin pirates etc.

    Some of us always wanted to live on an island, but most of the islands even Ocllo never permit, a 15 x 15 !
     
  9. G.v.P

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    Ack, good point.
     
  10. Pfloyd

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    They should have tripled the number of plots and made them smaller...this is supposed to be about Humility... 30 "humble" houses would have made a point.
     
  11. Sevin0oo0

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    I thought... Magincia places are 'Lots', (like irl property) Not just getting a house, so you have a 'yard' where you can cultivate and plant in. That's something nowhere else has.
     
  12. Kaladin

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    Why does it have to be an outdoor mall?
     
  13. Kaladin

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    I've seen homes on Occllo before... but yeah... they were small houses.
     
  14. grig_since98

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    It is special because it has the *potential* to be a player run town with all the things that make the NPC towns, well, towns.

    It is special because of the aforementioned buzz of hitting the lottery and getting a plot that not everyone is going to have a chance at.

    Most importantly, it is special because Magincia is an important part of Ultima lore, and now the players have an opportunity to participate in it. For the first time in years ( excepting SA ), UO has something to do with Ultima.
     
  15. Lucivius

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    I don't understand the "player run town" philosophy. Those typically happen when a group of players, usually from a particular guild or alliance, get together with a common purpose. The Magincia Lottery is players from all over scrambling for a plot(s) with a myriad of different motivations for wanting to win.

    Again I do not see what is different from what is already available in abundance from a variety of different areas in the game. After a few weeks it seems this will become a rarely used area except for the people who own the homes.
     
  16. pumpkin_escobar

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    How the heck to you get a lottery ticket?
     
  17. Mapper

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    If you wander around the island you'll see gravestones. Double click them, you can buy tickets from them. You'll find a gravestone at each plot (open square bit of space).
     
  18. SixUnder

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    most important thing it has done has made it available to anyone to have a chance to own a home in a community of 22 others in a city and have their own vendors. instead of paying rediculous vendor fees in luna. as well as all the scripters who placed the luna houses and bought or sold for billions and or high USD makes their home value decrease.

    new mag wont be a new luna it will be new mag and i think that makes it better than luna.

    i believe if they finish construction on the the parts you see under construction it will blow luna way for many reasons.

    no walls
    water on all sides
    no spawn of any kind
    things for all jack of trades
    no lag, nothing on the sub server but mag
    you can allready see all the shopkeepers, WHICH LUNA DOES NOT HAVE AND MORE
    there is a stablemaster there allready, moongate, bank.. rest is up to us..

    in the end luna< new mag
     
  19. Korik Bloodguard

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    New Magincia was founded based on the principle of Humility, Bwahahaha...
     
  20. Tinsil

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    Some people don't realize a lot of what drives Luna is a certain script already written for there, and who knows if Magincia will be included.. This will probably have a huge part in deciding whether Magincia becomes a real trade hub.

    Judging by the amount of gold put into these, it seems quite possible that these sites do have an interest in this and will add them.
     
  21. NuSair

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    I think, and this is just my conjecture, is that there will be a player auction house in new mag, which will generate a lot of traffic to the area, therefor making vendor spots there highly valuable.
     
  22. pumpkin_escobar

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    Thank you, I didnt double click the other day.
    Never gonna get it, never gonna get it....
    and now I'm broke!
     
  23. Woodsman

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    There is going to be a vendor bazaar in New Magincia, and you bid on vendor spots every week. It's not quite a player auction house since only the people willing to spend a lot of money on vendor spots will get them.
     
  24. jaashua

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    LOL@ the vendor bazaar. So what happens to your stuff if you don't sell it? Why would somebody bother with that over just renting a spot in Luna?

    No. If they were going to implement a bazaar, it would have been IN PLACE of the housing, not in conjunction with it.

    I don't think they'll add anything cool to Magincia. If they were, they'd have announced it to drive up the bidding on the plots. IF....IF they added anything to it, I think it would be a reverse auction house, where you can offer payment for things and people can fulfill those requests.....effectively a WTB House where you commit to a price. Something like that would not undermine the beauty of the current vendor system, but would still add another level of convenience.
     
  25. Woodsman

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    They are going to add a bazaar, it's been published in the client strings, it's the areas of New Magincia that are fenced off.

    If you don't mind spoilers for other areas, you can even see the new description of New Magincia as well as what happens to your vendor's inventory:

    Notes on Recent Client Update with Publish 70, Booster Pack? | UOJournal.com
     
  26. Zosimus

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    Sixunder's post FTW :)