View Full Version : Going Postal - T1 Guild Hall

03-14-2011, 12:19 PM
<p>         This hall is located on the Crushbone server in NQ </p><p>          I created an alt guild for my hubby and myself last month and was so excited to be able to get our own little GH to decorate. I really just wanted to create a place for us to keep a consolidated area for our game triumphs. It's a way for us to take a walk down memory lane without zoning into 101 alt's houses <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> It's still a bit of a work in progress as we add to displays and collections, but I'm so happy with it right now. I wanted a moody/dramatic sort of atmosphere and the new faction bought and crafted items from Thurgadin fit perfectly!</p><p>      A really big thank you to Jaz for teaching me how to inlay tiles an such a month ago. This was the first project I've done that I've inlayed <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>The entry foyer left side</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/Foyer2.jpg" width="1024" height="622" /></p><p>The entry foyer right side</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/Foyer.jpg" /></p><p>The tank straight in. It's a little sparse right now because I'm not sure if I want to do the yellow baked fish... or go with something else. I think I'm going to switch to a barracuda tank =P</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/TheTank.jpg" /></p><p>Heading into the left room I set up displays with name plates for in game Holidays & Events. I'm missing a few events due to lack of space. If we eventually decide to upgrade to a T2 hall I hope to inclue more.</p><p>The far entry wall holds displays for Frostfell, Hero's Festival, Brewday(tapestry missing in photo)/Bristlebane Day and then Tinkerfest in far corner (not in photo)</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/EnteringEventRoom.jpg" /></p><p>E-Day and NOTD</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/EDayandNOTD.jpg" /></p><p>Druid and Spire Event</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/SpireandDruidEvent.jpg" /></p><p>Downstairs is the Tradeskill Room</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/EnteringTSRoom.jpg" /></p><p>The cloak and TS Epic display. Originally I wanted to mount the TS handheld items on the walls above the stations... but apparently those items are not mountable in Guild Halls <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> So, I just put them on the mannequins instead. I think I'm going to just put LoN tapestries on the empty walls above the stations now.</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/CloakDisplay.jpg" /></p><p>Exiting the TS Room</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/ExitingTSRoom.jpg" /></p><p>Across the hall into the Trophy Room. Looking straight ahead at out enervated trophies</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/EnteringTrophyRoom.jpg" /></p><p>L & L Display to the right</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/LLDisplay.jpg" /></p><p>Looking left at the HQ display. Still haven't tracked down a lot of my items floating around on alts :p</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/HQDisplay.jpg" /></p><p>Back upstairs in the other large room are displays set up for Expansions. I've just started to fill these in, so they are a bit empty atm. Mostly I've just been working on finishing up the Achievement appearance armor for each expansion.</p><p>When you first enter room the DoF and Kos are to the left (not puctured)</p><p>To the right is EoF(right) and RoK(left)</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/RoKandEoF.jpg" /></p><p>The opposite wall holds TSO (right), SF (center), and room for misc. dragon trophy heads (left)</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/SFandTSO.jpg" /></p><p>The end of the room has the DoV display</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/DoVandTrophy.jpg" width="1024" height="622" /></p><p>Around the corner is a small library. I've just started to gather and sort my books, but I'm happy with how it's comming along. I've never tried to really collect an assortment of books before, nor have I actually tried to really organize them <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />It's really very time consuming :p lol</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/EnteringLibrary.jpg" /></p><p>There's a podium set up in front of every 2 bookscases and I'm listing what books are shelved there. It's helped me start to organize them better. It's set up like this. Thank you to Aurelis for having set up such a WONDERFUL site at Biblionorrath!!!! Without that site, I don't think I would have even attempted to organzie my mess of books lol</p><p><img src="http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s89/Afista/EQ2/Going%20Postal%20GH/BookCataloging.jpg" /></p><p>It's left me a lot of room to grow and really add to my collection, so I'm excited about starting that now too <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>The other wall I'm contemplating an area for my collection of scrolls/papers. The problem is item limit count. I think by doing that it'll push me over limit and not give me room to add to existing displays, so I'm holding off for now.</p><p>I hope you've enjoyed looking!</p>

03-14-2011, 12:45 PM
<p>I recently packed up and moved out of my 5 room manor into my Summer home and have been lacking inspiration..until now. WOW!!! Phenomenal job! Everything is so unique and well thought out!</p>

03-14-2011, 02:34 PM
<p>Very very awesome! Great job! You can't even tell its a NQ guild hall. I love all of the blue and I love all the glass and displays with the counters turned. Very creative! And since its on Crushbone I can go visit you right now! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /> </p><p>*Edit* It was even more amazing in person! Again, great job!</p>

03-14-2011, 03:06 PM
<p>You've done an absolutely incredible job. Carried the theme throughout the hall!</p><p>I love the use of the Thurgadin stuff. I'd thought about using it myself in a project, but wasn't sure that it wouldn't wind up being "too much." You've proven that I was quite wrong about that. It's not too much -- it's perfect!</p><p>Bravo!</p><p>Jaz</p>

03-14-2011, 04:52 PM
<p>That's awesome <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

03-14-2011, 06:27 PM
<p>Wow, looks great! I really like the way you carried the theme through every room, and your themed displays are a concept I may be forced to *ahem* reuse. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

03-14-2011, 09:55 PM
<p>Just gorgeous.  I love the colors all the way through and the theme carried through the whole thing.  Great work!</p>

03-15-2011, 02:23 AM
<p>Nice decorating scheme.  I love the holiday displays and the way things are displayed in general.</p>

03-15-2011, 10:19 AM
<p>Your built-ins are GORGEOUS!  Truly love this <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

03-15-2011, 02:40 PM
what a great idea, to consolidate all the memories and what not and good job masking the original architecture, really love the use of the coldain/thurg furniture

03-15-2011, 05:01 PM
<p>Thank you all for the nice compliments on the hall! I've loved doing this so much! It's great because I can now change or add to displays without doing massive overhauls on the hall itself <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

03-15-2011, 05:24 PM
<p>Oh wow, that's fantastic.  I love all the little themed vignettes.  Also, I may have to steal the master crafter cloaks idea - that's a really cool effect!</p>

SecrAtive Girl
03-16-2011, 08:21 AM
<p>oh this is MUUUCH nicer in person. the screen shots do not do it justice at all. i generally do not like the blue marble tile, but i really like what you've done with it here. fabulous job!!</p>

03-16-2011, 12:17 PM

03-16-2011, 12:27 PM
<p>This is great!   I can't wait for the multihousing. My main keeps running out of space.  I'm going to turn one of the additional houses she gets into a museum/library.  Thanks for the inspiration.  <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

03-16-2011, 02:16 PM
<p>I love this idea and it's beautifully done.  I've been trying to use counters and tables on my walls for a while now, though, and I keep having issues with things flipping around on their own after zoning out and then back in.  Can anyone give me tips on how to avoid this? </p><p>I see you have used counters extensively - how did you get them to stay where you want them?</p>

03-16-2011, 03:03 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I love this idea and it's beautifully done.  I've been trying to use counters and tables on my walls for a while now, though, and I keep having issues with things flipping around on their own after zoning out and then back in.  Can anyone give me tips on how to avoid this? </p><p>I see you have used counters extensively - how did you get them to stay where you want them?</p></blockquote><p>It sounds like you are flipping them an even edited 90degrees? Try using 89.9 as your angle and it will stop the item from spinning or flipping. SoE has an issue with the whole numbers :p Hope that helps!</p>

Tyrus Dracofire
03-17-2011, 06:00 AM
<p>wow, incredible! that is pure "awesome" midas touch right there, but not the golden touch, but perfect ideas to use coldain stuffs, those stuffs can even surprised most devs to see players' new inventive ways.</p>

03-18-2011, 08:42 AM
<p>I love the hall! You did an awesome job making it not feel like a Qeynos GH (which I normally don't like). It's really great what you did to light up the displays as you run through the hall. The lighting effects throughout really are better in person. Thank you for all of your hard work! <3</p>

03-20-2011, 02:26 AM
<p>I stand in AWE of your decorative greatness. </p><p>wanders off muttering about needing to learn to do the things on walls.</p>

03-21-2011, 07:11 PM
<p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">/jaw hits the floor</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">I always wanted to see a beautiful blue guild hall, and yours just beat my imagination. Where do I begin? </span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">- the lighting is just perfect, sets the mood for slightly evil yet relaxed atmosphere</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">- you played well with columns in the entry to create perception of incredible height and space</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">- details throughout are just amazing! Crafting mannequin pedestals blew my mind, as well as thousand different details.</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Thank you for sharing! </span></span></span><img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">                                            </span></span></span></p>

03-22-2011, 01:59 AM
<p>VERY cool! Love it!</p>

Barq Bandit
03-22-2011, 08:43 PM

03-23-2011, 04:35 AM
<p>Wow really nicely done<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" /> Lots of creativity and good use of form and color here. This is definately a place well worth taking the time to visit.</p><p>Kudos,</p><p>Cloudrat</p>

03-24-2011, 01:48 PM
my turn to visit <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> the colours are great in person saw a fiew pieces of furniture that i hadnt before that fit perfectly really could forget i was in a t1 hall definitely a hall worth being proud of

06-14-2011, 08:35 PM
<p>Beautiful hall! I just had to come take a look and it is even more amazing in person. =) Great job!</p>

06-14-2011, 09:08 PM
<p>*puts down his hammer and saw*</p><p>I give up.  No more decorating for me.  I'm just going to come live in your guild hall.  Kay?  Thanks.</p>

06-19-2011, 06:04 AM
<p>loved the GH! I'm new to decorating and was wondering how you flipped the banches so they could be placed on walls ect.</p><p>Any replies appreciated <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

06-19-2011, 08:14 AM
<p>She did it by utilizing the Layout Editor.  It's a third party program that allows us to make our house items to flip, twist, turn, roll-over and play dead.  It also gives us more precise control of item placement.  Instead of eyeballing if something is in line with another item, we can input the coordinates and make sure they're in line.  Gracey has a good class on the Test Server that will introduce you to the basic concepts of the editor.  You can find details on the class here:  <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=493517" target="_blank">HERE!</a></p>

06-19-2011, 11:27 AM
Looks nice