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Housing Timer!! Why?!?!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ravahan, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Ravahan

    Ravahan Guest

    As I type this, I sit here attempting to place a house. The previous house fell 45 minutes ago. I'm told this can go on for four hours. I understand its an attempt to level the playing field with scripters, but... If your time means jack anyway because you're afk while your script tries to place a house, by the time this stupid freaking timer is up all the legit players will be gone.

    This particular spot has some sentamental value, as I used to own the plot before I quit. I've been out here camping it since like 9am. Its now 4:40pm. And I could be here until 8pm? What??

  2. Ravahan

    Ravahan Guest

    @ approx 110 minutes and counting. Paged a GM due to an odd system message that looked like GM chat and got a canned response.

    How long will we go?
  3. Flutter

    Flutter Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2004
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    I think they should increase it to days instead of hours.
  4. Deaol

    Deaol Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter Order of Debauchery

    Dec 2, 2008
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    It is completely random, and actually just recently a friend camped a spot.. waited four hours.. signed off came back 4 hours later and the spot still wasn't available for placement. In the end it took 14hours...

    Have fun :D:sleep2:
  5. Ravahan

    Ravahan Guest

    Got it right at the two hour mark. that was freaking rediculous... Please do something about this stupidly long timer for future house placers.
  6. Sweeney

    Sweeney Guest

    Two hours? That's nothing.
  7. Pfloyd

    Pfloyd Colorblind Collector
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    Oct 10, 2004
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    I'm with Flutter INCREASE the timer...

    I will have to take it as this is your first IDOC since the new changes...You won't get much sympathy from non-scripters who place now. It has totally leveled the playing field. It is very unlikely a scripter places now at these spots. Read up on the other rules to house placing and you will see that 99.9% of house placers now ARE legit.
  8. Ravahan

    Ravahan Guest

    That's two hours after the fall. I was sitting at that plot from about 9am central.

    Yeah, its my first since the changes as they occured while I was gone. Its good to hear that this has somehow decreased the amount of illigitimate placers... but I reallly don't see how. I was basically sitting there hitting the same sized house on the same square about once every minute or two, which I imagine you could pretty easily script.

    What's the longest you've had to wait after the house fell?