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who has the most RTB houses?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by goldenpower, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. goldenpower

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    I just checked all mine and I have 12 still standing. The oldest is 5 years old

    I've never paid a single dime for any of these accounts

    I love to login every year and chance the customizations and decorate! so much fun!
     
  2. THP

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    kinda guessing most players wil have between 3 and 6.....as an average bench mark...obvoiusly some will have many many many more...:eyes:
     
  3. There are about 1200 ( twelve hundred ) houses on Catskills with someone named Devin on the sign and about as many with Traveler on them.

    No. I'm not kidding.
     
  4. Ezekiel Zane

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    If that's really accurate, man that's just F'd UP. Can somebody else verify this. Just seems impossible.
     
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    Devin's in my guild, no, she doesn't have 1200 houses lol.
    I believe Traveler is still active also.

    Not every house is a RTB house.
     
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    Devin getting busted on the uhall ... priceless :)
     
  7. THP

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    common sense tells us around 75% of houses remaining are = BUGGED Return to Britannia houses....based on most players owning a average of 3 RTB and one paid for house account.

    mmmmm..its so true but gets ready for the people that live under the bridges..LOL
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    I do wish people wouldn't make sweeping statements like this. I own NO return to Brit houses. I own no houses that are not firmly attached to permanently paid for accounts. I would be very surprised if I were the only one who can say that.
     
  9. Carharrt

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    I also own one house per account,like everyone should.
     
  10. THP

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    Just stating the obvious..i know a dozen people with at least 3 ...of course the odd person or people will not have any ..but then the odd person or people will have over 50..so it kinda balances out
     
  11. Tazar

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    You are not alone. All of my accounts are paid for on repeating 6 month terms... and I have one house per account.
     
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    I only have 1 account active right now but when I did have 4 all of them were paid for.

    I did place one WBtB house back in 2006, a small 7x7 with the title Placed during WBtB and the date back before I knew that the housing servers couldn't *see* them and had to be manually deleted.

    It's still there south of Luna on Origin, I had sent Jeremy the coords back when she was around and had asked people to send her coords of such houses but it's was never deleted.

    I do wish there was a way for the servers to find all of the WBtB houses, or for the people who do have them to be honest and come forward to have them deleted. It's really not fair to those of us who pay for our houses.
     
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    Same Here!
     
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    Nope...not alone.
     
  15. Theo_GL

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    14 WTB houses, 2 paid accounts.

    I enjoy using the WTB houses to play other shards. I want to play other shards but dont' want to pay for another account for every shard i want to play. However, out of the WTB houses about 10 are on GL alone as extra stroage. Mostly 18x18's.
     
  16. old gypsy

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    The only house I have is the one I'm living in and paying for. I've never left a house standing that wasn't on an active, paid for account.
     
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    I am the same!!

    but I wonder if that's how Darsius does it..... you know the one with all the luna houses?
     
  18. Pft...

    I know there aren't 1200 but you do have a lot of houses on Cats.

    50?
     
  19. old gypsy

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    I agree.
     
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    Geez I would have thought that you all need to do is just see if the house owners account has paid in the last 3 months or not.

    Even an intern could do it, but we all know why RTB homes arent dropped.
     
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    /signed

    I never had a rtb house.

    My houses are nice, but Tazar has a seriously nice compound on atl.

    It's kind of amazing
     
  22. claudia-fjp

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    I've never done cocaine nor seen anyone else do it. I bet it's not that widespread...

    :)

    In all seriousness after 6 years of trying to get them to fix it I finally gave up. No longer do I pay for a house holding account waiting for the neighbor's return to brit one they placed to block to go away.

    Many of them aren't even intentional. People who just come back to the game to try it out logs in with no house, places one, doesn't keep playing, and inadvertently leaves a permanent house behind.
     
  23. goldenpower

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    most of the people probably don't even play anymore. I quit for 2 years and I come back and all of them are still there. you can't blame ME for that.

    the sad irony of this is someone's grandfathered house disappears w/ no explanation on a paying account and there's 1000's of RtB houses they can't figure out how to trigger decay.
     
  24. Lady Storm

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    Your not alone Petra! I would never have one of these houses.. its stealing.. The rest of you know better and know they are to be removed then DO SO!

    If you know your RtB house is to go poof then take it down or if you cant aford to call Mesanna and tell her of it and get her a list to take down.
     
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    Likewise.
     
  26. Petra Fyde

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    Can we please not speculate over who's multiple houses are RTB? There are other explanations, 90 day cycling of accounts, multiple accounts with grandfathered houses and even multiple players with a character with the same name.

    Anyone remember the guild 'Apple' on Europa? Everyone in the guild had to have a char named 'Apple'.
     
  27. Black Sun

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    Yeah, that's the thing about UO. Names are not unique. Anyone could create a character with your name and do whatever they want.

    How many houses do we have owned by someone named Bob? Don't just assume because a name is on more than one sign that all those houses belong to one person because they share a name.
     
  28. Petra Fyde

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    I have a vague memory of a silly thread years ago 'which shard has the most chars named Merlin?'

    I can't remember what the answer was though.
     
  29. Athelas

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    Not alone Petra, I just have one house (a tiny one at that!)!

    I know people on Atlantic that still pay for accounts (all with houses) that haven't logged in for years.

    I guess some people are just sentimental.
     
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    0 RTB houses, 1 house on 1 paid account. I would laugh if one day all RTB houses went instantly to IDOC. Bite these people abusing the system right in the arse!
     
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    /this
     
  32. Theo_GL

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    Laugh or cry?

    The housing would become ghost towns.

    I really wish EA would allow you to have 2 houses per account provided both houses are not on the same shard. I mean, it would be helpful to have people playing multiple shards so during primetime you could go diff shards. I mean if I play in the morning - Sonoma is a total ghost town because its 6 am West Coast. If I play Great Lakes very late - its quieter so I might want to hit up Sonoma late at night etc.

    It gives people a better chance to do EM events etc.

    There is PLENTY of space for houses on every single shard outside of Atlantic.

    Plus there are many people who would play Siege if they could have a house there but don't want to pay $13/month to do so.

    Allow 2 houses per account across 2 diff shards and THEN kill the WTB houses. That would drive more interest and allow people to better play more than one shard (lets be honest - living in bank box is no way to play).

    Plus it fixes life for 14 year vets with only 1 house. I mean, how can you use xfer shield to go back/forth out of a single house? You need one on both shards.
     
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    Ditto. 0 RTB houses.

    3 houses, 3 open accounts, 3 accounts fully paid each month.
     
  34. SugarSmacks

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    I hope they spend some time to identify all the RTB houses.

    Then they should drop them ALL without notice, a fitting compliment to the players who couldnt be bothered to pay.
     
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    Or at least sell us an additional house spot expansion that comes with some new tiles or something...

    I'd take a 7x7 on my main shard to go with my tower, they could do 2 on a shard and limit size, I wouldn't mind. I'd like a small storage shed in front of my tower.
     
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    but now the question isnt how many i have.... the question IS should i submit any of them to the oldest houses thing to see if i can get a banner for them, HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    :devil:

    now come on, i kid, i kid.

    when i put mine up i went out of my way to make sure they where out of the way in the most undesirable spots and i kept them all small.

    i just use them as a reloading depo for my pvp and faction guys on shards i dont have houses on.
    so mini towers with 3 chests in them and a forge and anvil for repairing.
    chests full of pots and arrows and bolts and apples and the such.

    i still say they should bring back the old tents and let us place those on shards other then our home shards so we can have little flop houses.

    that, or make the brit boat not decay and we can just use those.
     
  37. zekah

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    i just reactivated my account after almost 2 years and my only house was standing.. makes me want to see if i have any on my other account
     
  38. claudia-fjp

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    Sooo to recap so far...

    15 people have claimed 0 RTB houses.
    3 people with 36 between them.

    People are more likely to stay quiet about doing something they aren't supposed to and more vocal about following the rules. Even then that's 2 bugged RTB houses per active player. Even with the small sample size you can hardly deny it's a widespread problem, claim there aren't many out there, and think because you don't have any A LOT of other people don't either.
     
  39. THP

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    Errrrrrrrr u can bet your bottom dollar .....hoards are keeping quiet on this one.......the biggest players included!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nope. Drop'em all. Right this instant.
     
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    1 house on the only active account I have left, 0 rtb's.

    I would not just drop them without warning, I would go further than that and just wipe them contents included.
     
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    Still not sure why everyone is so harsh about this.
    Calling to have people's stuff deleted?
    I never placed a RTB house mostly because I didn't trust it NOT to randomly disappear, but I am not the type of person to begrudge someone else.

    Are people short on houses?
    I get the few that are blocking someone's placement of another house. I understand that one. But the rest of you? Are you just mad because someone has something you don't?

    I personally would like to go back to having to refresh your house weekly. Everyone's house was in a perpetual state of decay, I liked that. But also you could have as many houses as you could keep up with. Fun stuff.
    Now none of it really matters does it? Is there so little to complain about anymore?
     
  43. Luvmylace

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    I do not have any RTB houses
    I never left
    muhahahaha
     
  44. claudia-fjp

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    More than a few are blocking, to some that's the main thing that angers them. A lot of people pay good money to keep houses with the hope to one day expand it. How is it fair that the neighbor blocking them hasn't played or paid a dime since 2005? Oh and we didn't just start to complain about this, people have brought it up ever since the first RTB. So for over half a decade each time they do a RTB we watch the land fill up. People sure don't place the smaller houses and plots next to keeps and 18 x 18s for storage...
     
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    We are only talking about houses placed during a certain block of time though correct? Just because someone placed a small house to block placement of a castle or keep doesn't mean it was done during the RTB promotion(s). It had to be done at the time of a fall of another building.
     
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    It has nothing to do with envy. It has everything to do with principle. If a player isn't paying for an account, any house on that account should decay. It should not remain indefinitely, enabling a player to have a free second house to use with their active account... something that is apparently being done.
     
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    I iz clearly n00b, i haz 1 house.
     
  48. AesSedai

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    ...---...
    - Aye, it is a 'nother fayling mark on the sheet...

    Just a bit more of the spaghetti code that needs to be cleaned up; a 'bit' of a mistake that seems to have been 'forgotten', due to the resources necessary to clean up this 'bit' of a mistake.
    It truly does hurt all of UO; hopefully they will pick up some of this mess, and correct some bits, before all is lost. I am hoping that they will; but still remain quite disenfranchised to know that they have been catering to Cheaters (purely due to lack of foresight) all along.

    - I have zero RTB houses; and I did have the opportunity; and I did hope that our Company would have had the fortitude to punish those that abused that accidental (poorly programmed) opportunity, that indulgence that continues to negatively affect all of UO.
     
  49. Poo

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    i think a lot of people are getting confused between what is and what isnt a RTB house.

    beside my castle are 2 houses that no one has been too in years.

    they are 2 line houses.

    what i mean is they say
    House Name
    Ownded By

    thats it.

    all new houses have 3 lines.
    house name
    owned by
    private or public

    so what i have gleamed in my many years is that these house are old.
    so old they are from before the housing change where you could pick private or public.

    i dont think you see them in tram.

    so before tram then too.

    and i know they arnt grandfathered houses, cause i guild mage has some of those and i use them and they are 3 line houses.

    so somewhere in the code they lost a bunch of these old houses.

    THOSE are not RTB houses.

    and lets be honest.
    there are different levels of RTB houses.
    there are true ones and then there are trial account houses.

    totally different.

    in a nut shell.
    youd have to go through the code and find all these trail account houses, RTB houses, old houses that are pre-tram/housing system, aos free account houses.

    i honestly dont think they will invest that much time and effort into this.

    hell.
    even the last RTB event that happened Aug 9 2011 houses are still here, and those houses are only 6 months old!
    do we really think they are gonna go back to 1998 and find these Legacy houses?
    or AOS and get those trial account houses?
     
  50. Poo

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    now that i think about it, trail account houses and the old Legacy houses would be impossible to find even if they could change the code around.

    why?

    because they dont have the accounts anymore on their systems.

    how do i know this?

    because i lost my 3 trail account when their new system came online.
    when i asked about them i was told that they dont have the old accounts info anymore.
    i even gave them the account names and i had the passwords and they couldnt find them on their system, yet the RTB 2010 event i was logged in on them and every RTB event before that up until the new system came on line.
    so i lost those 3 accounts.

    what i can gather is since they never once had been paid for they got deleted or i guess a better word for it is they didnt get migrated over.

    no biggy for me, but it just shows me that if you had a trail account from AOS (2005) and never paid a month on it..... its gone off their system.

    so how are they gonna find a house linked to that account and kill it?
     
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