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Discussion in 'Shadowbane' started by Onisama, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Rhys

    Rhys Peasant

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    My online time is too inconsistent to scout and plant, although I'll probably run up there next login and see what i can see.
     
  2. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    server went down as soon as we got to the north shore. I was still on for a few more minutes, so I swam across. I had 160 stam, went all the way down. I also lost 150 hp. I only scouted the west island before the server kicked me off.

    The island is small, but that's not a problem, it's still big enough for a city for us. we won't need a haven-sized city. With the swim, stam of attackers will be very low. since we'll be neutral, we won't have many attackers. One row of walls will be sufficient, and maybe only 2 barracks, one for outside patrols, one for inside patrols.

    There was a problem, I hit EoW halfway through the island. I don't know if it was a result of the server going down or if that's where the world ends. It would be kind of stupid of WP to make half of an island... Even with the island ending halfway, the island was maybe 1/3 or 1/2 of a local map in size

    My opinion is that we should build there.
     
  3. Strader

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    I agree. It looks good.

    Can we build a huge a$$ bridge that we can extend to all friendlies? ;)
     
  4. Rhys

    Rhys Peasant

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    are we -ready- to build? do we need to accumulate more wealth first? sub'ing to MA during that process might be the best way to go so we have a home and so we can get back under the Bloody Fist banner. but if hunting up there sucks, then we might as well stay in KC and Khar to accumulate massed wealth.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    how much money is required to build a city? that is the question. anyone?
     
  6. cowofwar

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    Stay at KC. There is a very close hunting area with rank 3 and 4 drakes and rank 2,3,4 ancient basilisks. I was getting 60k gold from each kill. If we get a couple other rank 3 characters with me up there for a while we could make some serious gold (nevermind the exp).
     
  7. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    I've got over two million in the bank, and money comes like water around there.
     
  8. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    ToL seed: 1,800,000
    NPC: 80,000
    Building: ?

    I have about 700,000 right now because I have been training. I could get more fairly quickly. As soon as we plant the tree, we should dump a lot into the strongbox and build out of that. We don't have to build everything right now, we should start with the basics.
     
  9. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    This may be going off on a small tangent real quick, but I was pondering the ToL cost. In the final game, will it still be possible to buy seeds? Originally it was thought that the seeds were to be found, and were very rare. Perhaps they changed that feature for the beta because otherwise they might not get as much city beta testing. Is this the case, or are seeds buyable like this permanently?
     
  10. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i thought it was always that way

    i will start saving money too
     
  11. Beeble

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    I just got into the game. Tried it for a few seconds and felt what it was all about... i'm gonna be addicted soon.

    In other words, I should be joining up at KC sooner o later. :D
     
  12. Onisama

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    I dunno how much I have, probably a few mil between both chars and a lot of gear that could be sold on n00b isle for a chunk of change.
     
  13. Onisama

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    I happened to spawn at the ruins up there. Took a quick look at the mountains of the giants zone (r3, r4 mobs).

    Let the dwarves knew I was nearby (they appreciate that).

    got to the small peninsula, got ready to swim, cast herb lore to stave off any death due to bad aim, and crashed the server. :(

    One concern is that there are two islands. Nothing stopping a malevolent force from planting on the second as an invasion point. and Zisa has been so gracious as to point out the issues with planting trees on islands (you can put a second tree near the water's edge and it will reterraform so as to sink the island-or so it sounds).

    seems like a decent spot though. nice neighbours
     
  14. Strader

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    lol Zisa... Gracious? hehe She got mega flamed for that trick.

    *cough* Mithril Alliance *cough*
     
  15. cowofwar

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    Well buy and plant a seed so we can get our city chop chop.
     
  16. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    We should have a checklist or a sign-up to buy things. That way, we don't accidentally get two seeds or something like that.

    Who will buy the seed? (or does bark still have a seed that he would donate?)

    Who will buy the inn?

    Who will buy the steward/ess?

    Who will buy the builder?
     
  17. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    how much does each cost? i don't have 1.8 mil for a seed, so i will buy something else that is cheaper.
     
  18. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    both the stewardess and builder are NPCs. 80,000 gp
     
  19. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    I can buy a seed.
     
  20. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Elb is rich :eek:. I'm playing a new character, so I'm totally poor. In the long run though I'll be a productive member of the city.
     

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