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[News] Deco Ideas: Spring Ponds

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by LadyKeroOfAtl, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. LadyKeroOfAtl

    LadyKeroOfAtl UO Homes & Castles News Reporter
    Stratics Veteran

    May 24, 2008
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    Spring Ponds

    With the spring equinox just days behind us I thought we could all use a look forward to the warmer weather.
    (Especially if, like me, you just got more snow)

    Over the next month I'll be posting rivers, waterfall, ponds, wells, and swamp ideas, I thought I'd start with ponds.

    Even if you have limited space, a pond is almost always possible.. Including using the new carpet tiles to create a pond so you can always remove it to redecorate without going into customization.

    Examples of ponds using carpet tiles

    By Mariredbear

    By AmberMoonshade

    The carpet tiles allow you to choose the color of your water, so if you'd like a more tropical coloring like AmberMoonshade's carpet tiles are the way to go.

    -The new carpet tiles require you to have the High Seas upgrade and to do a simple quest that starts at the tailors in the Royal City-

    Small Ponds

    By Arya

    By FalonoFelder

    By Mako

    Illusion Ponds

    If your lucky enough to have one of the homes on the road of Makoto, You're handed a very simple way to do an illusion.

    By Kenpachi

    By Ryo

    Larger Ponds
    (With More Decoration Involved)

    By Crystal Canyon

    By Tommygirl

    By APirate

    By HunterMoon


    Can't figure out how to place an item on the water of your pond?
    Place it before placing the water tile. Raise it up, It will stay in that spot through customization as long as it's raised multiple times.
    After placing the water tile you can then lower it back down.

    Teleport tiles also help. If you want to decorate the center of your pond, place a teleport tile so you can come & go. You can later delete the tile or place an item over it to cover it so you can use it again later.

    Waterfall Wall Pieces: In the final screenshot of HunterMoons home she uses the waterfall pieces to connect the first and second floor without interrupting the water. These can be a great tool.
    They can attach one level to another, and you can also walk through them.

  2. Assia Penryn

    Assia Penryn The Sleeping Dragon
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    May 20, 2008
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    Great job! Love these deco segments that you do!
  3. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
    Professional Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Glorious Lord ACW

    Sep 3, 2007
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    I do as well. I am terrible at deco but love to check out what people do.

    If you would like to put together a spring Deco Contest. I would be happy to put up some prizes or Gold. For the winners. It would be a great Community event. Just let me know.