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Why do houses decay in Ultima Online?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by tarugobr, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. tarugobr

    tarugobr Guest

    here comes the question:

    why do houses and terrains decay in Ultima Online?
  2. Schuyler Bain

    Schuyler Bain Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 19, 2008
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    At one time it was needed so that active players could have houses. There used to be a shortage of spots on most shards. Same goes for the 1 house per account limitation.

    Legacy rules.
  3. Reinzeld

    Reinzeld Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Aug 11, 2004
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    Maybe a little less PC, but because it encourages semi-active people to continue to pay monthly....

    (It works on me--I pay 12 months a year, and have probably spent 20 hours in game this calendar year. But I can't stand the idea of losing my house, and all the crap I have holed up in there.)
  4. grig_since98

    grig_since98 Guest

    Also bear in mind that they don't decay unless they're not associated with an paid account. I'm not sure if you were aware of this from the question. I don't know what you mean by terrains decaying.
  5. Duduz

    Duduz Adventurer

    Aug 2, 2011
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    If i am a coowner of a house and the owner get inactive what happen? Decay, or as my account as coowner will maintain this house ok?

    I have my house, if i get in another house as a coowner this will turn my original house as possible to decay?
  6. Salivern_Diago

    Salivern_Diago Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    No, only the owner determines if the house will decay or not.

    If the 'owner' isnt a paid for account or the account lapses and goes inactive then the decay process will begin.