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Mesanna... We Really Deserve An Explanation. We're Not The "Enemy".
Captain_Lucky <!–– closing ID=FDP or NOFDP 2001 ––> Posts: 556
What is the logic behind not having "customizable" castle and keep plots?
Being a logical person I simple can't understand the rational for this not happening. I simply and honestly don't get it. I don't see this current castle policy as reasonable or fair. We have the ability right now to build as high as anyone. There's maybe one or two shards where if you *really* want a castle you can't reasonable work a deal for one. The foot print really isn't an issue except we seem to base the entire game on what goes on with Atlantic. Most shards the castle is the only house in the area. Maybe if we didn't cater to Atlantic so heavily more people would play the other shards? If there were a logical answer to my original question maybe I could accept it. Maybe we can work out our differences? If there's not a logical answer to my question then exactly what are you trying to achieve?
Considering the percentage of people that own castles in this game this is a real brouhaha. It's all we've been talking about. This isn't going away. The customers don't see any aspect of the entire way this was handled as being fair. Is it just possible your making a huge mistake here? I can't imagine any other situation where the actual people effected are so entirely upset with a system mechanic that it wouldn't be addressed. It in no way effects the balance of the game. It's time to stick up for us the players and show us the support and respect we deserve. It's not a sin to say "Okay. I'm not real thrilled by this but the players deserve this to be fair". We got black dye tubs after all. You've said you don't think castles should have been put in the game. We get that. But how long are you going to punish us for that? Limit the height of a custom castle to the height of the current one or whatever. I don't know how to debate this as I have no idea of the logic behind the decision. When this many people disagree with a decision, and are this vocal about it for years, then there's gotta be a problem in there. I don't think we are all an unreasonable mob in general. Thank you for listening. At least I hope you take the time to.
Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
I think this is all you will get at this point.
From the Pub 101 feedback thread in the Test Center forum:
Please make the Grizzled Mare a 5 slot mount, it's incredibly rare and deserves it. (ignore this request, the Devs have)
well most shards are dead so that’s no going to be a problem
how about after we commit to a design they make it a prefab
I don’t buy the lag thing at all they can make it work if they tried
I didnt get to read those. Can you please PM me the posts?
I was talking about this idea with a guildie. I presented it as such, they want a gold sink make a true one:
offer a housing tool for alot of gold, also offer it for sov's. This way if you cannot afford it in game, you aren't going to other sites and UO profits.
You make the castle on TC, get it approved, and it's added as a static house for you to place on on live servers.
the gold sink/extra revenue they want.
the option, albeit pricey, for the castle we truly want.
I would be willing to pay a pretty penny for the keeps/castles I want. To me that is a REAL luxury item.
I hate to be the fly in the ointment... but you forget who runs this show... Bonnie Armstrong.
She has good and sound reasons not to let plots be on the list. It was hell to get her to let us do these! The choices are set. its not a plot you can change.. This was the whole idea.. set houses.
Mesanna Explained why it had to be... some of "us" didn't except these facts and think if they do all the under 5 year old stunts she will change her mind...
I got news for you.... You have a better chance of winning the mega millions jacpot
I have seen the monster buildings some have made... You cant tell me it will not happen. You and I know you can bet your bottom dollar in the first minutes of an open plot of castle size a "BORG" cube will show up.
Lag is bad enough when you pass a fully designed home I can only imagine the nightmare on Atlantic if one got its foothold there!
I did see sticker shock at the first offering cost of the new buildings.... but I had to agree it would cut the gross gold running around the shards. The lower price is still a good sink
And if, God forbid, someone makes a castle sized Borg cube, the problem with it is what exactly? UO is a sandbox, and people pay to have the freedom to play as they chose. While we are at it, should Mesanna put together some rules about how players should dress their characters? So many are not color matched, and others mix styles with atrocious effects. Should not that be policed as well? I am sorry if I don't find Mesanna's sense of beauty being offended as a "good and sound reason" to reject a feature that is requested by so many, and that can give players months of game play with minimal dev time investment.
As far as the lag, I have no idea what antique PC you are running UO on, but the only lag I ever experience is when near a castle that is filled with manequins (there is someone on my shard who has an army of them). I do not recall ever getting lag just from structures. Moreover, houses don't even load the internal stuff unless you go inside, so I am sorry, I am not buying the lag excuse.
Yup and loving it LOL. Dunno who dimed me out... I did upgrade to a wireless mouse and keyboard tho.
Have little lag tho. And I don't buy into that either, much. True, Luna lags like hell. On Atlantic. Otherwise even I don't notice a lot when running thru the world. But it is what it is, we will take what they give us, what they mete out to us, and keep paying.