View Full Version : Elleffgee's Maj'dul crafting society (warning: many images)

06-04-2006, 04:25 PM
<DIV>Elleffgee on Nektulos server has established a public crafting area in his Maj'dul Affluent Residence, conveniently near the Golden Sceptre in Maj'dul.  He has every type of crafting station, all pristine quality and open for public use.  He recently hired me to decorate his place, on the condition that the home must contain all the crafting stations, and be accessible to crafters and customers.  I decided to arrange each station to display a show of related wares wherever possible, as well as creating a private area for his own use, and a waiting area for the customers to relax while their goods are being created.  And here is the result:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><U><FONT size=4>Entry room: customer waiting area and study area</FONT></U></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>View from the door as you enter:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/7761/mainroom4yz.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Same room, viewed in the opposite direction looking towards the entry:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2277/mainroom25ci.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>To the left of the door as you enter, a waiting area where customers can await the completion of their orders, or peruse the catalog of wares:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8318/waitingarea2bk.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Also in the waiting area, a chess board to entertain waiting customers, complete with an opponent, if needed:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4999/chessboard0dl.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>A row of display cases separates the waiting area from the study area, with various fine wares and curios on display.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/8762/displaycases0to.jpg"></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=1>*yes, the floors in the Maj'dul homes are actually uneven, so these counters are not perfectly vertically aligned - floors are higher near the walls than in the middle</FONT></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>The alchemy research area to the left of the room ... looks as if something's been cooking a bit too long:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9391/alchemy3aw.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>On the right side, desks and a jeweller's bench (not shown) comprise the less explosive research areas of the study:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/1771/study9yx.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Featured in this area is of course the shrine to the lovely Owlchick, she who creates many of the wonderful books that we can collect for our homes.  More books will of course continue to be added to this shrine long into the future:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/2166/shrine8jf.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><U><FONT size=4>Main crafting area - central room</FONT></U></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Viewed from the doorway coming from the study area, in here we find a kitchen area, a forge, a woodworking table, and a loom:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/3111/secondroom1ab.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Close-up of the kitchen area, various food items piled ready for use:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5494/kitchen1ry.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Close-up of the loom, with carpets and other woven merchandise on display:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/936/loomcloseup0ze.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>The woodworking area, with various wooden weapons and furniture items on display:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8800/woodworkingbench6eb.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>And the forge, with armour and weapons on display:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6993/forge3zv.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><U><FONT size=4>The back room - private area</FONT></U></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>In the furthest room, we find a quiet area for Elleffgee to relax or entertain guests, away from the bustle of the crafting machines.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>View of the room from the right side (entry door is on the middle left of this picture, between the blue vases):</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7262/backroom6fx.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>The dining/meeting area, from where the above picture was taken:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7199/dining6ra.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>A small oasis in the corner provides the restful sound of flowing water:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/863/fountain4ck.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Beside the water feature, a music corner for the bards to entertain guests, or just for private practice:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4487/musiccorner1ev.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>And, in the center, a large fireplace warms the room and welcomes guests is the first thing to catch the eye on entering the room:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><IMG src="http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/141/fireplace4lq.jpg"></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thus ends the tour; those viewers on Nektulos server are welcome to stop by and visit in person, and perhaps even try out the facilities.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>With thanks to Ixnay and Elleffgee for the commission and much of the funding; Kiana and Pathetica for assistance in obtaining Qeynosian items and for crafting some rare furniture; Scrounge, Bahann, Eriqua and Mori for additional furnishings, and Owlchick for inspiring Elleffgee to create the shrine.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV></DIV>

06-04-2006, 06:25 PM
<DIV>You can actually hang chandilers fro the ceiling !!!!!  :smileysurprised:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Why can they not fix that in Qeynos homes.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Great place, love it, wish I was on Nektulos, I'd be right over oooh and ahhhing.  :smileyhappy:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Fabulous job.  I;m jealous.   :smileywink:</DIV>

06-04-2006, 07:32 PM
<DIV>I am so impressed. You did such a great job!</DIV>

06-04-2006, 09:04 PM
<DIV>I <3 Adeste <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thank you so much, it is perfect.</DIV>

06-04-2006, 10:27 PM
If I could move into a place like that, I'd be set for life!  Beautiful work, Adeste!

06-04-2006, 10:33 PM
The fountain is my favorite part of this house.  But I love the way you used the display cases..  mine just has diplomas and stuff in it <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

06-04-2006, 10:55 PM
<DIV> <P>Impressive! Very Impressive!</P> <P>#mechanice breathing voice#</P> <P> </P> <P>Seriously, there are many items in here I never saw anywhere else. Good work and thumbs up.</P></DIV>

06-04-2006, 11:42 PM
This is beyond cool, I added a link to it on <a href="http://www.eq2-daily.com" target=_blank>EQ2-Daily.com</a>.Very Impressive. -Cyan<div></div>

06-05-2006, 12:40 AM
Wow.  You've actually done something that is so impressive, it actually makes the game better, and is great for the community.  This is beyond impressive.  I'm just sad it's not on my server.  <span>:smileysad:</span>Superb.<div></div>

06-05-2006, 03:39 AM
Very nice and the first truely original home show in a long time =) Good work and thankyou for sharing!

06-05-2006, 03:51 AM
Excellent work indeed!Mind telling me the names of your pictures on the walls and what are the white eggs?  If you have a link thats fine too.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /><div></div>

06-05-2006, 03:55 AM
<P>The eggs are T6 player made marble eggs <A href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/images/articles/marble_eggs_book.jpg" target=_blank>http://eq2.eqtraders.com/images/articles/marble_eggs_book.jpg</A></P> <P>The pictures can be found in multiple locations: </P> <P>player made: <A href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g16&menustr=070140000000" target=_blank>http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g16&menustr=070140000000</A> </P> <P>city faction: <A href="http://www.everseek.com/index.php?&name=Furniture&ty=o&obtained=cm&th=on" target=_blank>http://www.everseek.com/index.php?&name=Furniture&ty=o&obtained=cm&th=on</A></P> <P>There are also a couple pictures that are no longer in game. They used to be sold in the Qeynos furniture store.</P><p>Message Edited by Elyana on <span class=date_text>06-04-2006</span> <span class=time_text>04:57 PM</span>

06-05-2006, 07:43 AM
Nice pad.  I like what you did with the mirrors in the corner especially.

06-05-2006, 08:52 AM
That's a very nice house there ! If only Qeynos houses could have such bright room textures /sigh <div></div>

06-05-2006, 06:58 PM
Amazing.  Both the way you laid them out and just how many unique things he had.<div></div>

06-05-2006, 07:12 PM
Truly remarkable. Got me a few ideas, thanks.<div></div>

06-05-2006, 11:43 PM
Wow you did such an awesome job. I have never really liked the maj'dul house layout but you did such an awesome job that it is certainly changing my opinion<div></div>

06-06-2006, 01:33 AM
This may be my favorite house yet and given the caliber of home decorating we've seen, that's really something.very nice.<div></div>

06-06-2006, 01:53 AM
<P>Thank you, I'm glad you like it!  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P>I think Elyana answered where the things came from - Elleffgee did have a number of formerly vendor-sold furniture (such as the wardrobe, plain bookcase, and a couple of paintings) that are no longer available in game.  The rest is either status items, or carpenter made, with one or two quested items.</P> <P>It was the first Maj'dul home I had decorated and I have to say those homes are REALLY ANNOYING.  I'm afraid I had a few less than polite words for whoever thought it would be a nice design idea to make the floors uneven.  I couldn't get the display cases lined up perfectly for the life of me and had to give up eventually; likewise the fireplace was a nightmare to get to look even approximately even, and the floors all eat carpets like nothing else.  :p  It's also quite challenging to decorate any room because every single wall in the place has a big honking bright blue bookshelf in the middle of it that prevent putting any feature in the middle of any wall.  :p  On the whole, I'll take a Qeynos home any day even with all the bugs.  But it did eventually turn out okay I think, so thank you for all the kind comments!  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P> </P>

06-06-2006, 03:29 AM
I have to ask... what is the small ghostly dragon and where did you get it?

06-06-2006, 04:49 AM
That is his Guardian Spirit from the  "Mark of the Awakening" quest in KoS.

06-06-2006, 06:44 PM
Oh, this is really lovely!  What a great job you did, Didi!  (Almost) makes me want to move to Maj'Dul.  If only the designers had included an outdoor room with a grassy area, I'd be packing my bags.<div></div>

06-06-2006, 07:05 PM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Galldora wrote:<BR>Oh, this is really lovely!  What a great job you did, Didi!  (Almost) makes me want to move to Maj'Dul.  If only the designers had included an outdoor room with a grassy area, I'd be packing my bags.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR> <BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Aye, an outdoor patio area with a barbeque island and a keg-o-rator would own!  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

07-21-2006, 02:30 AM
<DIV>Wow wow wow. Sorry to say wow so often, but I thought the Maj Dul homes were hopeless, but you have changed my mind.</DIV> <DIV>Wow</DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

07-21-2006, 08:43 AM
<P>Awesome designing, Adeste! I especially like how you grouped items related to specific crafting art around each crafting station.</P> <P>My personal favorite is the forge surrounded by hanging weapons and statue of knight, it really gives an immersive feeling of weaponsmith crafting.</P> <P>I would say the design of your crafting halls surpass any of the standard bland SOE-designed crafting societies. Good job! *gives two thumbs up*</P>

07-21-2006, 09:34 AM
<DIV>It is hands down my favorite Maj Dul house!  You have done a great job mix and matching colors and shapes.  I love the shades of blue of the chandeliers echoing with the walls.  Your workshop is so tidy and functional!  It really looks like a gem store of some sort.  And your fountain is one of the best I have seen!  Overall excellent design!  You are very very talented.</DIV>

07-21-2006, 01:50 PM
bootifull! amazing job, nice themeing

08-10-2006, 12:13 AM
What are the low level chairs used in here?  They look to me like teak dining chairs except for the size.  I ask because I'm desperate to find some rat sized chairs that aren't t2 maple and labelled 'gnome' <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /><div></div>

08-10-2006, 02:40 AM
<DIV>I visited your home and loved it.  Great theme.  I think my toon got to level 3 on the trip over. :smileyvery-happy:</DIV>

08-10-2006, 05:11 AM
<DIV>Amazing House Ixnay!!!</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>And Didi you did a wonderful job on the design!</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>WOW!</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Just a question though - whats the item count in that house?</DIV>

08-10-2006, 05:44 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> tkia wrote:<BR>What are the low level chairs used in here?  They look to me like teak dining chairs except for the size. <BR><BR> I ask because I'm desperate to find some rat sized chairs that aren't t2 maple and labelled 'gnome' <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /><BR> <BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR>Those are the bone dining chairs - I'd never actually seen them before either, but Ixnay already had a set, so I fitted them in.  Quite nice for the short races!  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  You can see more pictures of them on <A href="http://eq2.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=g12&menustr=070060000000" target=_blank>EQ2Traders</A>.</P> <P>I don't recall what the final item count was but I'd guess there was room for 10-20 more items or somewhere in that area.  It wasn't chock full, those big crafting stations fill up a lot of space while not using up your item count.</P>