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Pentagram Gozas?

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by BellaofCats, May 18, 2011.

  1. BellaofCats

    BellaofCats Guest

    I've seen small pentagrams that look like floor tiles used in a couple of houses now but cannot figure out where they come from. When you click on it, it just says "Pentagram". Does anyone know of these and where they came from? I don't see them with the usual flooring choices when customizing.


  2. LadyKeroOfAtl

    LadyKeroOfAtl UO Homes & Castles News Reporter
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    May 24, 2008
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    They use goza's to 'chop' the pentagram up and remove some pieces.

    I don't chop things often, so I may not be 100% correct on what I tell you, but it should be fairly close.

    You'd place goza's where you'd want the pieces..
    Raise them - twice should do it

    Place pentagram on top

    From there you should be able to raise (or lower) some pieces of the pentagram with the house tool and axe other pieces depending on which you want.

    Hopefully Vlad wanders into this post, He can probably give you an exact step by step of how to do everything.

    I hope this was at least somewhat helpful. :/
  3. BellaofCats

    BellaofCats Guest

    Wow! No kidding! That is pretty cool and I think I will have to give it a try. Once I'm home from work tonite, I will give it a go with your instructions and let you know how I made out.

    Another question if I may: Once the pentagram is raised into place, are we able to walk on it even if it is elevated?

    I'm always amazed at how players come up with this stuff. Such imagination!!

    Thanks for such a quick reply!

  4. weins201

    weins201 Certifiable
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    May 14, 2008
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    They did somthing with one of the latest patchs that I think broke the pentagrams, they now have color filling the spaces and not clear like they used to be.

    Also if they are raised to high with gozas they can be made unpassable to were you cannot walk on them or thru them.
  5. DevilsOwn

    DevilsOwn Stratics Legend
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    Oct 27, 2003
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    items that can normally be walked on can be raised two clicks and you'll step up onto them
  6. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Lore Keeper
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    Dec 20, 2009
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    Be warned... this kind of trick is a great way to loose deeded rare items, including vet rewards. Even by accident. It can suck in a bad way, sometime.
  7. BellaofCats

    BellaofCats Guest

    Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for the warning!

  8. OrianaGRI

    OrianaGRI Guest

    Just the topic I need.

    I"ve not made a chopped pentagram floor until now. I understand (and tested) that you do the following: place a 3x3 square of goza mats first, then raise 3 times, then target central mat with penta deed. Finally lower 2 times the goza mats under the sections you want "broken", then chop.

    So far this seems to work, but beyond this I have a couple of questions.

    What happens when I get to tiles I want to fill with penta centers in cases where these spots are next to walls and beside stairs?

    Must I leave the goza mat underneath the central penta tile?
  9. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    Apr 25, 2001
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    Directions (hope these still work):

    Result (in my music room):

    I used the rug edges to cover those spots, when I did pentagram floors.

    Things to note:

    1. It takes forever to do even a small floor. FOREVER.

    2. Sometimes the pentagrams "sink" and vanish under the stone tiles of my castle, I have quite a few holes now *siiigh* I think it might be caused by stuff trying to spawn inside the house (orc camps etc), they'll pop up for a second then get shoved outside but the damage is done.

    3. If you end up breaking a multi tile add on but haven't chopped it yet with an axe you can still save it - just lower all the pieces untill it is whole again. With most you can tell if you try to raise the pieces, once it has merged into being whole again you can no longer move the individual pieces. Once you chop a part of something, it will be lost.

    4. If you don't want to do a whole floor, you can do a border and fill in the middle with borderless goza mats or carpet tile or whatever. Or just do runners, they weren't so bad.
  10. BellaofCats

    BellaofCats Guest

    Welcome back Sarsmi! And thank you so much for the detailed pictures!! I have had real life issues of late that have kept me from working on this but I do plan on giving it a go very soon. The pictures will be of great help!

  11. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    I have also noticed that if a moongate is opened above them, then they tend to drop when the moongate disappears.