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Magincia Strategy

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kaladin, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Kaladin

    Kaladin Guest

    What strategy are you using to get your Magincia house? I thought of a few here.

    1) Drop 50 Million on one house hoping to intimidate the rest of the people into not buying tickets for that one house. If I did that on the first hour of the event so much the better. "I just want one specific spot and I don't care about the rest."

    2) Put 1 million or a small amount into all 10 houses. "I don't really care about winning but I do want to have a small chance." That 1 out of 10+ chance is good for me.

    3) Or, I want to be in contention for all the homes. I think going for 1 out of 4 odds are good. I just feel bad when the guy who has the other 3 out of 4 chance on that house loses. What are the odds that I'll lose every single house out of the 10 with 1 out of 4 odds? I'll be laughing my way to the bank when I sell one of those houses.

    4) I'm going for the whole island. I'm going to make sure my odds are 1 out of 2 on every single house. I have so much gold I can't give all of it away. I'm going to wait until the last day and drop my gold at that time.

    5) I'm picking up a "Free" (10,000 gold) ticket on Atlantic and the rest of the shards and then I want to sell it for profit to the other noobs who actually play the shard.
  2. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
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    I just ran 2 accounts through and bought the 10k tickets, that's it, 1 shard no worries.. I could care less about a house there, I'm happy with my house in Luna and the Keep I own. I just want the "You Won" ticket, if I get one, I'm giving the plot away to a friend, and getting the ticket back from them.
  3. Bazer

    Bazer Slightly Crazed
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    Oct 7, 2003
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    thats all im wanting myself aswell lol, the tickets are best part.
  4. Hell's Ironworks

    Hell's Ironworks Seasoned Veteran
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    Sep 20, 2010
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    Buying the 10k tickets, and biding on one 2k plot only with the gains i will make during the next week. Probably still wont stand a chance but what the hell...never know
  5. if you win a plot and get the ticket, but dont place, is the ticket going to disappear after the 30 day timer? Would be nice to have one as a keepsake I guess.
  6. Bazer

    Bazer Slightly Crazed
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    from what i saw on test center and believe read somewhere the tickets just expire but you keep them and anyone can place.
  7. nice, in that case I hope I win 2 lol one to place and one for the ticket.
  8. Kaladin

    Kaladin Guest

    I believe you get to keep the tickets even after you place a house. You don't consume at a ticket upon use.
  9. even better so i would only need to win one.... sry, i didnt do the test center version.. maybe i should've tho lol
  10. Kaladin

    Kaladin Guest

    I was finally able to open the document with the rules:

    Magincia Plot Guidelines
    To raise funds for the reconstruction and restoration of New Magincia, the provisional government of Britannia will conduct a lottery for purposes of granting the right to construct private residences and shops in the city proper and close-by outskirts. Twenty-two lots of land in the City of New Magincia on both Trammel and Felucca will be available for personal use. Plots are 15 x 15 in size, deed holders may place smaller but not larger foundations. They are spaced apart for suburban sensibilities; the founders of New Magincia do not want to create a dense cityscape! Each lot offers unique features, such as proximity to the city center or public gardens, nearby roads, waterfronts, or serene lightly wooded surroundings. The two systems in place should keep the distribution fair and equal to all.
    The New Magincia land lottery is subject to the following terms:
    1> Each lot of land will be auctioned individually. Players may enter the drawing for as many lots as they wish.
    2> Players purchase tickets for the lotteries. Winners will be selected at random for each plot from all tickets sold for each plot’s lottery. One player may win multiple plots.
    3> Ticket sales are account-based. Winning lots may be claimed by any character on the winning account.
    4> Lottery winners will receive a Writ of Lease for the lot of land.
    a. This Writ is blessed, and functions as a recall rune for the lot of land it represents.
    b. Writs of Lease may be traded to other players.
    c. The Writ grants the bearer the exclusive right to place a house on that plot of land.
    d. Once used, the Writ expires, and the plot of land reverts to normal house placement rules.
    e. If not used within 30 days, the Writ of Lease expires, and the land reverts to normal house placement rules.
    f. Once expired, the Writ remains in the owner’s possession as a commemorative item
    5> In recognition of Magincia’s roots in the Virtue of Humility, lots in the northern section of the city will limit ticket purchases to 1 per account, at a nominal price of 10,000 gp per ticket.
    6> In recognition of New Magincia’s need to grow its coffers, lots in the southern section will not limit ticket purchases and each ticket will cost 2,000 gp. A person’s chance of winning the lot is proportional to the number of tickets purchased; e.g. someone who purchased 5% of all tickets sold for that lottery has a 5% chance of winning that lot.
    7> House placement in New Magincia is subject to all normal house placement rules. Placing a new house in New Magincia will cause that account’s other houses, if any, to become condemned. All other house placement rules still apply. The Writ of Lease simply grants the bearer of the Writ the exclusive option to build on the indicated lot of land within a 30-day window.
    Map of Magincia before it was destroyed
    Map of the Proposed New Magincia with a few changes left to make. Note the reduced number of buildings.
    The Public Gardens of New Magincia
    The City and Island of New Magincia are proud to make land available for public gardening use. Residents and visitors of the city are welcome to select an open area of land in either the public garden or an area in or around the city, till the soil, plant it, and bring forth unique and colorful landscaping as they see fit.
    Growing a plant on public land works much the same as growing plants in private greenhouses. The process starts with a hoe, which may be purchased from a merchant in New Magincia. The gardener uses the hoe on grass or dirt to create a plot of tilled earth. This tilled earth is now under the sole care of
    the gardener who created it; other people will are not allowed to plant a seed there, water it, or perform any other maintenance.
    The tilled earth functions much like a normal plant bowl, except that it exists outdoors for the public to see. After softening the earth, a seed may be planted and tended, after which it will grow into a sprout and later a fully mature plant. Unlike plants grown in plant bowls, public garden plants will not produce resources or seeds, and will not enter decorative mode until made decorative manually by the gardener. So long as the plant is cared for, it will continue to live.
    Plants grown on public land in Magincia are tracked with the name of the owner and the date they were originally planted. If made decorative, the plant will be moved to the owner’s backpack and will behave as any other decorative plant, except that it remains stamped with the date originally planted and the date it was harvested.
    Each player may only till one plot of land per four days, unless the last plant they planted dies. In that circumstance, the gardener may create another plant immediately. There are some restrictions on plant placement; for example, plants may not be created too close to structures, and plants are not allowed to be placed too densely. Soil with existing landscaping or trees on it may not be tilled. Plants that block movement may not be planted adjacent to each other, except within fenced-off public gardens.
    It is the sincere wish of the Council of New Magincia that the public will take great joy in beautifying the city with seeds from the loveliest plants and flowers known to Sosaria!
  11. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
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    Aug 21, 2000
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    Now if I told everyone my strategy then it's not much of a strategy is it?

    Just saying.

    But I put all my "eggs" so to speak only in the baskets that I particularly cared for.

    I was rather impressed with the number of accounts on GL's.

    If you consider that each plot on the north can only have one vote per account that means that about 200 accounts are on GL's and voting. Figure there is likely that many that are not voting. That means a population of GL's is fair.

    Especially if you consider there most likely is about that many that are just sitting there doing nothing... That's about 800 on GL's.

    I just wonder if any of my figures are correct.

    And what percentage of the population of GL's is actually putting in Votes...
  12. Kaladin

    Kaladin Guest

    For every house you see, there's an active account which is being paid for at least once a month or once every three months.

    UO is probably one of those few games which has a "large" population of people who maintain an active account so they don't lose their "stuff."
  13. Kaladin

    Kaladin Guest

    One house spot on Great Lakes has 502,844 tickets if I saw it correctly. That same spot on Pacific has about 23,000 tickets sold.

  14. THP

    THP Always Present
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    i think like someone as said b4 its the...''u have won a plot!!!!'' thats the buzzz

    after that .....the ticket will be prob worth more as a ''rare'' in value on the smaller shards ...lol.....just saying....

    great buzzzzzz...u have won!!!!! yah yah!!! i won i won

    everyone like to win!!!!