It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Having run around a good part of Trammel on test center and seen just how many castles are placed, I'd seriously dispute the figures expressed in this thread. I particular did a tour of Trinsic swamp.Yes, it's unfortunate for those who have blocking items in the courtyard, but short of removing those items for the individuals concerned I'm not sure what could be done.
How are we going to be able to tell whether we can convert or not? Can you not adjust placement to turn off tree, flower, rock blocking?
Two options...cancel the contest or let us have the empty plots on prodo....if you go look at the thread on Stratics there are SO many AMAZING designs. As it stands now...as Slayvite has stated...over half of the castle/keep owners have blocking objects in their courtyards so this "contest" is only for about less then half of the low % that own castles/keeps.Re-think this Bleak...please! I have so much faith in you but right now I'm extremely disappointed and I am sure I am not the only one.
Well that.....makes the whole things pointless...….40% of Castle owners get to enjoy new castles and the rest of us are screwed over?
I would suggest anyone who is worried go have a look at the co-responding spot on test center as Bilbo has done. If there's a castle there, then you're going to be fine. I know the castle spot I have used for the contest is the exact location of a castle I know on Europa. Take a look at the pictures Slayvite has submitted above. The pictures show 9 castles in all. 3 of them have blocking objects, that's 33% not the 60% that's been claimed. My own estimation of the number of castles unable to convert would be closer to 20% or even lower. Look around for yourself before you decide which of our guesses are closer to the truth.
3 out of 4 of my castles have trees in the courtyard so that makes 75% that can't be upgraded.
Does UO ever do anything right, listen to yourselves and yes I am one of the biggest pain in the asses here but I got off my ass and went to the spots where my castles are on Baja and all 3 spots are blank castle plots waiting to be customized so I guess I am 3 of 3 for %100 ok, so much for all the nay sayers math. Go to Tram.Fel and look around at all the plots before you come here and whine.
Here is an old guide, still helpful for explaining house placement. (pub 19 not 95...I wonder why I thought it was 95?)https://uo2.stratics.com/homes-and-decorations/the-homeowners-guide/placing/