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Draconi - When you release the burning houses...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Old Man of UO, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Why not hold a shard wide raffle of active players to take ownership of the housing spot, rather than letting the scripters have first dibs? Something or anything other than just POOF! and place! There has to be a better way than that.
  2. I say leave them burning as a reminder to all players in game that if you cheat you will get burned! We don't need a new Luna vendor mall as there is enough of them already there, the burning houses will keep those current Luna owners aware that big brother is watching.
  3. I don't disagree with that, except Draconi already said they were going to be released soon. And, the burning flames do cause lag when I walk by them.
  4. Xclio

    Xclio Guest

    I think a good raffle kind of thing would be an awesome way to raffle off the burning house locations.
  5. Inspector

    Inspector Guest

    I doubt it causes that much lag, its probably the luna house next door with a million vendors causing the lag...
    But these things are an eyesore and I would like them gone... I have one right in front of my house(not in luna) and would like it gone so i can have a nice 18*18 gate house.
  6. Release the areas and make them parks with a "culprits memory" plaque to remind folks. Dunno about your shard, but I very rarely use Luna for shopping, only bulk sales/purchases. I'd rather see a nice park-like area if the location is suitable.

    LA Luna has a good-sized burning spot due E of the bank just outside that wall. I'd love a park atmosphere there.
  7. DHMagicMan_1

    DHMagicMan_1 Guest

    Rather than making a big deal of it, they should just have someone log in every few days and drop one or maybe two in different places...

    Don't announce or anything... just it's gone.

    There's no way scripters are camping every burning spot 24/7 and if they don't free them all at once, some people will just get lucky and happen by them.
  8. TheScoundrelRico

    TheScoundrelRico Stratics Legend
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    Aug 12, 2001
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    Wow, big assumption right there...la
  9. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
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    Aug 21, 2000
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    I'd rather they let the flames die but kept the burned out shell as a reminder..... or.... allow us to make a "community park" out of them..... much in the same way they are allowing us to redesign the banks.
  10. Not really...

    Who has a better chance at a house spot in Luna... someone sitting at their computer a couple hours every night hoping to place a house or a script on an unattended computer running 23-1/2 hours a day?
  11. DuttyD

    DuttyD Guest

    Well if we were told when they would be dropping the houses I feel confident in my chances against the scriptors.
    I cant see how running a script can help them when im trying to place just as fast as them.
  12. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    I agree. There has been a few times I have had to tell someone the story behind the burning houses. Its a great warning to potential cheats. The fire can go but leave the ruins maby just the ones inside Luna walls delete the others.
  13. You're kidding, right?

    Make a macro in Excel to enter text in three sequential cells, and attach the macro to a hot key. Now repeat 100 times using the hot key.

    Then try typing the same thing into three sequential cells and repeat manually 100 times without copying. How many errors did you make and how fast was it? The script will always have an advantage.

    I think this is an excellent idea... put out the flames and leave the blackened ruins with a plaque at ALL the spots as a reminder.
  14. DuttyD

    DuttyD Guest

    Old Man, do you place houses at idocs?
  15. Not any more... I gave up trying.
  16. Kariny

    Kariny UO Lake Superior News Reporter
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    Apr 7, 2004
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    How about letting the orcs move in? That way nobody gets it. :)
  17. with the new system of cool down process i don't see that happening.
  18. OH yeah... I forgot all about that. It's been a while.
  19. uoBuoY

    uoBuoY Guest

    I suggested a lottery system some months back as a gold sink:

    Hold a lottery for one property every Sunday until all are won.

    Only one ticket (500k-1000k) per account so rich chars can't buy thousands of tickets and everyone has a more-or-less equal chance.

    An account must be 3 month old to purchase a ticket. Tickets cannot be traded. Prevents people from using hundreds of trial accounts.

    An extra add-on:
    Announce the lotteries will commence 100 days from "now". This would allow people to purchase extra accounts for the lottery and supply EA with extra income to keep UO in business!
  20. Jasonleebeck

    Jasonleebeck Guest

    I vote Park with memorial plaque of what happened and why. Small plaque, but there.
  21. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest

    you don't think at least 80% of those spots are being watched from server up to server down ?
    those are big gold/$ spots , and some are fairly big too( for inside luna).

    but i do agree, a raffle of sorts would be fun.
    one day, pre announced all over the place ... burning house raffle !!. one ticket per account ... tickets have numbering system like old newbie tickets.... you must log in on the day of the raffle to get your ticket... Dev's could pre post the winning ticket number even or announce it everywhere on a certain day .. pre posting would not matter any as the tickets and having the winning one is what matters( thinks wonka and the chocolate factory)..

    and make the tickets win spot(s) on the shard the account logged into and claimed there ticket ( could have ticket gump at log in even, but with notice it is only lasting the one day ).
    that way people won't be apt to get a house spot on a shard they don't play on, if they do it's kinda tehre fault for accepting there ticket there :p

    you could use the winning ticket(s) to claim your spot, but you could visit the spot and see which spot you won.. this way people can transfer ownership of the ticket(s). m
    make the spots grandfathered ( kinda iffy about this one being the high profile location).
  22. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    I don't think any announcements should be made at all, and they shouldn't all go down at the same time. The more spread out the better chance an active player will get them instead of a Luna mall mogul or scripter.
  23. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    - Phaen Grey, I definitely agree with that.

    In fact, in the little part of my UO mind, I would hope the GM's would be informed at the last minute and be instructed manually perform a preemptive clean-sweep of players attempting to place a house at the area; specifically within a few minutes of the time before they drop... ah, but to dream.
    Perhaps some cheaters would notice alarms ringing and get in on other accounts to cash-in.. but hopefully the area would be open for honest players to place. So, hopefully it is still several weeks / months before all the burninated areas return to normal.
  24. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    ... well I see it happening, quite easily. If I were a cheater I would have it covered without a doubt (but I'm not :)).
    That is exactly why I would hope the GM's would perform a preemptive sting/strike & removal before anything happens.
  25. Petrify

    Petrify Lore Master
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    Oct 17, 2008
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    Meh. Do what you like, doesn't effect my gameplay. I don't care.

    Btw; no scripter in there right mind would leave a script running 24/7 for house placement without advanced warning.
  26. AesSedai

    AesSedai Guest

    - in a manner of words... as well, precisely:
    And you don't care :)

    I wouldn't want to live on Boardwalk or Park Place either, I already have my deluxe apartment in the sky... so I don't care either ;)