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Kedc
03-17-2006, 10:36 PM
<div>Once upon a time many moons ago someone posted a druid circle they had made from oggokian chairs I believe.</div><div>I am trying to find that picture again, anyone know where it is?</div><div> </div><div>(Did try the search function but it appears to be down)</div>

Didi
03-18-2006, 01:12 AM
<div></div>I'm afraid I don't know where the picture is; however I wanted to mention that you have some more options for druid circles now with the T7 furniture.  The scrimshaw ritual sculptures and even the adamantine furniture might be appropriate also now, perhaps worth looking into if you are considering making a druid ring.

Kedc
03-18-2006, 03:48 AM
<div></div><div></div><div></div><p>Aye that adamantine might work, I will need to look at it when I can, thanks. = )</p><p>The sculptures I think are a bit too reminiscent of bone rather then stone arn't they?</p><p>btw our guild is about to hit 28, so am starting to conceptualize what to do with a 5 room house as a warden and starting to accumulate what will be needed. I think it will be a really awesome challange to make the entire house as true as possible to the whole treehugger, animal friendly, outdoorsey (sp?) kind of lifestyle. Would love to brainstorm for ideas. =)</p><p> </p><p>Message Edited by Kedcea on <span class="date_text">03-18-2006</span><span class="time_text">04:49 AM</span></p>

Didi
03-18-2006, 06:48 AM
<div></div><p>It'd be VERY hard to get your status reduction to zero and maintain a treehugger look.  You'll be going for a lot of fir furniture, and you'll need a ton of alts to do the wood elf and halfling racial quests for bushes and flowers to plant all over.  Adamantine furniture might work also.  Oggokian stone furniture of course.  The fir desk and small wooden table both look very natural but do very little for your status reduction again.  Mushroom and bloodstone shard collection quests add nice features, and you'd want some of the little treant house pets from the Court of Truth. </p><p>Personally if I were going for an all nature look I'd stick with a smaller home and use one of the 2 or 3 rooms.  5 rooms are very challenging to decorate even without restrictions on theme.  I do think you'd end up either paying a ton of status rent each week, or setting aside a basement room crammed full of non-themed status reduction stuff.</p>

Kedc
03-18-2006, 06:57 AM
<div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><p>Aye all of what you are saying is true and I have been stocking up on fir and other rares by figuring can probably get away with some of the T4 and T5 rare rugs since the colors are fairly subdued, and portraits (nothing wrong with a treehugger having family pictures I don't think = ). Also can probably utilize a few of the ebon lighting options if done carefuly I think, specificaly the purple candle one, can't think of the name offhand. It will definitely be a challange, however I just simply can't resist that top room with the atrium windows, it begs to be turned into a nature setting. This is also why I have started pondering now as I suspect it is gonna take alot of planning. Am really curious what will be coming out in T6 advanced that may also be used to these purposes. =)</p><p>Already have a couple of the mushroom rings, andI really like the idea of the pets from Blades, will have to pick some of those up =)</p><p>Am currently in a 3 room so will probably start experimenting as concepts arise to see how they would work and what the status reduction would be.  This was one of the reasons for trying to find the druid ring picture. = ) Am at 53 carp atm and am refusing to buy KoS at least til T6 advanced are put in game so may be awhile before I can experiment with the adamantite.</p><p>All thoughts are greatly welcome =)</p><p> </p><p>Message Edited by Kedcea on <span class="date_text">03-17-2006</span><span class="time_text">06:25 PM</span></p>

Kedc
03-18-2006, 07:21 AM
<div></div>Also thinking of doing the entry room in kind of an ancient ruins fashion that is being reclaimed by nature, that may help also to be able to include some other status reduction items. Whatcha think?

Didi
03-18-2006, 10:06 AM
<div></div><div></div><p>That would be interesting, you could put in a bunch of those xegonite dragon statues and the dragon bust (and collectible version too) and have them surrounded by the wood elf bushes ... and I forgot about the figwart root rugs, those would be lovely and would help the status a lot at 500 each.  The 5-rooms are about 50,000 status aren't they?  So you'd need about 100 figwart root rugs at most -- probably quite a few less, with other status items. </p><p>You can get little dust devil pets and glowing wisp pets from some of the Courts also, and there's a dragonfly type arena pet too... could work very nicely.  You're going to be terribly sick of doing those newbie racial quests though!  :smileyvery-happy:</p><p>Message Edited by Didi on <span class="date_text">03-18-2006</span><span class="time_text">03:07 PM</span></p>

Kedc
03-18-2006, 05:35 PM
<div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><p>Ahh good idea wasn't thinking of the dragon statues but they have that nice dark patina that could imply age  well =)</p><p>Aye 50K on the manor and 60K on the hall. Definitely thinking manor. =)</p><p> I was so happy when they put the racial quests in and so unhappy when I realized the stuff was no-trade....................eep I could easily do 50 of each and since they are no drop, can't even really start those until having moved.  Ah well, maybe by then something else will come along that is tradable to cut the quantity needed down. =)</p><p>Would so love it if they added another wall finish that had a stucco look with ivy climbing accross it, or even just some wall mouuntable strings of ivy and clumps of moss.</p><p>Also borrowed a friends house to toy around with a window treatment concept. Still need to get the positioning right however am trying to determine a good solution for something to put under the polls so they don't look like they are hanging in mid air without taking up half the dining room. Havn't come up with a good solution yet.</p><p><img src="http://eq2images.station.sony.com/000/001/046/822.jpg"></p><p> </p><p>Message Edited by Kedcea on <span class="date_text">03-18-2006</span><span class="time_text">05:02 AM</span></p>

Howlingmoon
03-18-2006, 06:06 PM
<blockquote><hr>Kedcea wrote:Also borrowed a friends house to toy around with a window treatment concept. Still need to get the positioning right however am trying to determine a good solution for something to put under the polls so they don't look like they are hanging in mid air without taking up half the dining room. Havn't come up with a good solution yet.<hr></blockquote><font color="#E2BD01">Check out <a target="_new" href="http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=homeshow&message.id=1130&jump=true">Sabire's place</a>. She used tents for an interesting window treatment.</font>

Jackula
03-18-2006, 08:51 PM
I suggest at least one corner receive an Ancient Idol (Freeport guild item, guild level 1), with a high elf racial quest blue flowered shrubbery and the collectible mushroom ring placed beside/in it.  Flank it with  some torches or skull posts (perhaps a touch too dark for your theme).  It looks old and mosscovered, slightly decrepit, and definitely like nature is taking over mans constructions and returning balance.  I also think it will compliment Fir furniture very well.  That's the type of feel I envision for your theme.Happy decorating, and good luck with your theme.<div></div>

Elya
03-18-2006, 09:16 PM
<div></div><p>Druids being animal lovers, try to get one of each dragon. At 1k status each they will help you reduce the overhead by a whopping 9k. The T7 rares would be a GREAT help as well. A moonstone pool, or large moonstone pool adds to the natural look with water. Also consider the xegonite sconces for lighting. A nice metallic rare which would fit in well with your look. If you like the look of fir, consider the xegonite look alike stuff. Its on a smaller scale, more suited to elves than the ogre sized fir. Last but not least, dont forget the T6 potted palm! Each of these will help you bite off a HUGE chunk of the overhead, and leave you more room to play with the fluff.</p><p>Some great screenies of stuff can be found here: <a target="_blank" href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g70&menustr=070000000000">http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g70&menustr=070000000000</a></p>

Misseh
03-23-2006, 03:58 AM
I actually know of something that might help you out here, as far as status redux.I share a three room with my friend and our guild is also approaching 30. Since we're both housing enthusiasts, we've been checking things out, trying to think of ways to reduce cost. We both have around 100k status saved up on our level 30 toons, but we'll need a LOT more to buy and maintain a 5 room, so yay for writs, am I right?ANYWAY!Since you mentioned the atrium at the top, you're talking Qeynos. If you follow the rail around the top of the main entry room, you'll come to a wall with the little secret door. Yes, you know the one.Grab a bunch of status items and a pint sized race's pertrified eye, and you can cram as much high status, non themed items in this room as you are able. Should help greatly reduce cost without creating a visible status pit. Now, it's hard to fenagle, I know, but it can really help. And the reson for using a pint sized race to do it is simple! They can see in there better.Avoid items with flames or animations on them as well, because even if they are jammed into a dark hole, they'll cause house lag.Halasian rugs are a good choice, and if you have the faction, the Sir Lucan dummies and chessboards are as well. These are very VERY high status items that take minimal room and can be stacked and jumbled on top and around eachother.Once you have the room as full as you can get it, you might line the top rail with scrimshaw, plants, or the like to keep curious eyes at bay and create an attractive, natural looking room border.<div></div>