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Bhael
01-12-2012, 06:55 PM
<p>So I was browsing the prestige housing on ZAM and in their list of prestige houses they have 2 that are listed as "Not Yet Released". The titles of these unreleased houses are "Secluded Sanctum" and "Storm Tower Isle". Now I haven't heard of these before so heres my questions...</p><p>First, where might they have heard of these.</p><p>And second, given that all the other prestige houses have been based on places that already exist in-game, does anyone have any guesses as to what these might be based on if indeed they are correct?</p><p>Heres a link to the ZAM page: <a href="http://eq2.zam.com/wiki/Prestige_Housing_%28EQ2%29" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eq2.zam.com/wiki/Prestige_Housing_%28EQ2%29</a></p>

Bunji
01-12-2012, 08:00 PM
<p>These two prestige houses are currently tourable on the Test servers via the prestige house portals.</p>

Catria
01-12-2012, 08:12 PM
<p>They can also be toured on live servers, though this might not have been intended.  I saw them in the list as I was picking up portals to put in my newest prestige house and toured them this morning.  The Storm Tower one is quite small, but pretty unique.  </p>

Kuroitsuki
01-12-2012, 08:31 PM
<p>Toured and screenshotted on Live (well Splitpaw at least)</p><p>Hate the Secluded Sanctum; way too boring / small... drunder might look cool for an adv zone, but is boring for housing... like the DoV Thurg housing...</p><p>Love the Storm Tower Isle... LOVE it... moody, stormy, private beach.. plenty of land to play with, like the TT isle but WAY better...  Price it at 1500SC or less othewise I will have to hurt somebody....  My only ask for this zone before it goes (really) live... (please) add a cave off the beach.  Or if you really want to delight a series of interconnected caves, like 2 /3 maybe... and maybe a mezzanine in the actual tower or maybe just a round "tile" for SC that matches that we can add ourselves.  if you can do all that; I'll pony up 2K SC (assuming the Euro outsource is not a screwup)</p>

Bratface
01-12-2012, 08:57 PM
<p>They have been on live servers since tuesday.</p><p>I also hate the harem house.. Big pink beds leave not much to decorate with... Might be cute as a zone but I would never own it and that's coming from a pink freak!</p><p>The Storm Tower isle is interesting but not my style, and hwo do you stop the rain from being inside any buildings you make?</p><p>I am still waiting for my Isle of Mara housing... hint hint</p>

Cyliena
01-12-2012, 11:55 PM
<p>Yup, noticed them today and happened to be working on the prestige housing page and added them.. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Neither is really my cup of tea but I'd like a "Sunny Isle" version of the Stormy Isle one. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p><p>edit: I did take videos, will try to get them up by tomorrow afternoon at the latest.</p>

Meeba
01-12-2012, 11:57 PM
<p>I just checked out both of the new houses on Splitpaw, and they both have merit.  We've been begging for those beds as a house item in the "Secluded Sanctum" for a while now, and the area is huge and able to be divided off neatly with the layout editor and the new drunder tiles.  As for the "Stormy Tower", you get an ENORMOUS amount of land to build on and it fits the gothic setting that I've seen so many people ask for.   I'm not quite sure what to do with the obviously evil tower that's been pre-built there, but I think both of them are challenging and fun.  Now, dear devs, please please please please PLEASE make them reasonably priced and give them a decent item count.  No more 400 count prestige houses tyvm! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p>

Mystfit
01-13-2012, 12:00 AM
<p>Holy wow...as a major lover of all things purple, the only thing that would make this house more perfect would be if Meatbeast were roaming the place.....</p>

Bhael
01-13-2012, 01:21 AM
<p>Oh wow, very cool! Thanks everyone!</p><p>As for the houses I gotta say the Secluded Sanctum is pretty cool but very limited on use due to the beds. Pretty much dictates what will be done there. hehe.</p><p>And the Storm Tower Isle is very cool but...  I already HAVE a tower I just need the island for it. The tower being there really limits the use for the space. Sure you can build something else but it will always be domiated by the tower. I'd love to have just the isle without the tower... or the rain. The rain is kinda annoying. Dark and ominus clouds with thunder and lightning, Awesome.. but no rain.</p>

Catria
01-13-2012, 01:32 AM
<p><cite>Bratface wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>They have been on live servers since tuesday.</p><p>I also hate the harem house.. Big pink beds leave not much to decorate with... Might be cute as a zone but I would never own it and that's coming from a pink freak!</p><p>The Storm Tower isle is interesting but not my style, and hwo do you stop the rain from being inside any buildings you make?</p><p>I am still waiting for my Isle of Mara housing... hint hint</p></blockquote><p>This zone would have possibilities, but I agree the perma-beds are a turn off.  I would suggest taking those out and putting the beds up for sale as a separate SC item instead.</p>

Bhael
01-13-2012, 01:33 AM
<p><cite>Meeba wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>No more 400 count prestige houses tyvm! <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Oh, and I have to agree with this whole heartedly! Please give these places the 800 limit so we can actually utilize all the space and not hit the limit before we even get started!</p>

Bhael
01-13-2012, 01:39 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>This zone would have possibilities, but I agree the perma-beds are a turn off.  I would suggest taking those out and putting the beds up for sale as a separate SC item instead.</p></blockquote><p>I have to agree with this. I'd actually add the hanging lamps to that. We have lamps. Let us use them. Take the ones in this and put them up for sale. But leave the space clear so we can use it how we want. When you put things like beds, lamps, and even the tower like in the other one it really limits how you can use the space. Maybe when you release something like this you could release two. One with and one without the "stuff" it. That would give you more things to sell and us more options.</p>

Eslina
01-13-2012, 01:53 AM
<p>I agree with what others are saying on these. Make the beds and lamps furniture that we can place where we want and give us the house without them. And I love the idea of a stormy island, but not with that ugly tower on it. Maybe not the rain either, since we can't block it out with custom-built structures. I'd be very interested in a version of the island with no rain and no tower. And... since the method for obtaining these hasn't been stated yet, is there any chance of them NOT being for SC? Would love to see crafted or quested or dropped houses. Or houses as carpenter apprentice recipes.</p>

Bhael
01-13-2012, 02:09 AM
<p><cite>Eslina wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Or houses as carpenter apprentice recipes.</p></blockquote><p>Now THAT is a great idea!!</p>

Cyliena
01-13-2012, 02:21 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote>I gotta say the Secluded Sanctum is pretty cool but very limited on use due to the beds. Pretty much dictates what will be done there. hehe.</blockquote><p>Yup, that was the first thought that crossed both me and a guildie's mind when we were touring that today. If anyone ever wanted a harem or uh.. naughty house... that is the place for you!</p>

Zeedlana
01-13-2012, 03:19 AM
<p>I liked them both, though I've an evil little fae who would kill for such an island.</p><p>And Sanctum totally has me itching to bring to life Madame Rocks' ... some fun times from EQ1. I can't quite tell which of my girls wants to run a strip joint yet ... it's a toss up between the elves.</p><p>I think I might need help of some sort.</p>

Rijacki
01-13-2012, 04:17 AM
<p>Every time I'm fighting in that room, I've longed to have the beds available or at least the draperies. As a house.. delectable.</p><p>The stormy island.. oh my! The artists have majorly outdone themselves. It's moody and gorgeous! and you can fall off a cliff and you can swim in the water! (and my low level swashie I took to look even got a few skill ups *laugh*) I will admit I wish there was a way to shut of -just- the rain drops but leave all the rest. I love it!</p><p>Now I have to figure out how to manage to have more hours in the day to catch up!</p>

Katttara
01-13-2012, 06:39 AM
<p>Agree with most comments. I love the sanctum, and love the beds, but it limits things. I do not like the idea of adding items to SC...its becoming a machine there. Cranking out more and more every single week. Carpenters have not gotten a lot of new things for awhile. Recipes for the beds, etc...would be nice. Or adding a few items for carpenters for it, and maybe just a couple for SC. With the building blocks fiasco, I am shying more and more away from SC. At least until I actually see more added for carpenters and more balance in that.</p><p>I could use the one with beds maybe once, but coming up with ideas to cover them would take most of time thereafter. Making them optional somehow would be nice.</p><p>As far as the island goes...I agree about the rain. It does not rain anywhere every moment of every day. Having a way to turn it off and on would be wonderful. Also because raining indoors when we build structures would be annoying. Takes away from it being more realistic. Wish there were a way around that.</p><p>Can a housing zone be programmed to allow for a switch to turn on and off rain...much like the lights on trees, fires, etc? On that note, if we can have a zone like this or TT that has an on off switch between cloudy and sunny or daylight/night would be out of this world...I would fork up for that for sure. (But ONLY if it stays the way set/stays on and only set by the decorator [as part of the design/mood.]</p><p>I LOVE the idea of making the tower an optional item...ie: two versions. Its style limits what you can do with the island. I can make a cool island for my warlock or evil toon, etc...but then that gets tired after awhile. Having one version with tower, one without would help. Love the caves idea someone said too.</p><p>And on that note, one last thought...I REALLY want to see a Mara home as I have seen spoken of many times. And I REALLY REALLY want to see a SOL-healing touch home...a LOT!</p><p>All that said, I love the direction that the homes are going...creative, expansive, wonderful and diverse canvas's to start with!</p>

Tyrus Dracofire
01-13-2012, 09:10 AM
<p>i like both.</p><p>i have plenty of ideas.</p><p>Secluded Santrum, as Cyliena said, "naughty house", lol! anyway, first room look perfect for adding garden and trees with grass tiles to cover corners to prevent falling in. because i have "Spinning Bug" often and fell off while i was at raid. then, make "Wedding Chapel" on big platform, and somehow to hide other beds with dining platform, other creatative ideas and keep one of the beds as pleasure bed for newly wedded couple.</p><p>or make "Tailor crafter zone", with erudite banners, or hide the beds with thick platforms for "Shrine" statues.</p><p>we have naga girls for "red light district" for pleasure house.</p><p>okay, Storm Tower, wow, there lot of ideas, you can make lighthouse on the side, or "battle camp".</p><p>only missing that we like to have, a Ship, making fan-made ship takes lot of item counts, that what i am concerned about.</p><p>on the beach, look perfect for "adding a cave", but what will match the textures of those rocks???</p>

Katz
01-13-2012, 09:59 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Toured and screenshotted on Live (well Splitpaw at least)</p><p>Hate the Secluded Sanctum; way too boring / small... drunder might look cool for an adv zone, but is boring for housing... like the DoV Thurg housing...</p><p>Love the Storm Tower Isle... LOVE it... moody, stormy, private beach.. plenty of land to play with, like the TT isle but WAY better...  Price it at 1500SC or less othewise I will have to hurt somebody....  <span style="color: #ff0000;">My only ask for this zone before it goes (really) live... (please) add a cave off the beach. </span> Or if you really want to delight a series of interconnected caves, like 2 /3 maybe... and maybe a mezzanine in the actual tower or maybe just a round "tile" for SC that matches that we can add ourselves.  if you can do all that; I'll pony up 2K SC (assuming the Euro outsource is not a screwup)</p></blockquote><p>A cave off the beach would be perfect.  I'd also like some way to have a view from the top of the tower...as simple as a window or as complex as a catwalk around the tower top with a door into the tower.  And definitely a way to add more floors to the tower.  Also, the item count needs to be high enough to decorate the area fully.</p>

SilenzZzz
01-13-2012, 11:18 AM
<p>the new island .. if it had a selection of a few different structures in place of the tower .. and some caves inside the big rock ... i would ditch the tenb isle i am working on and go with it instead ... the rain thing tho would grow tiring after a bit ... maybe just a simple option on the window where you admin it to turn it on or off ...</p><p>i also agree with player made or quested houses (or an extension on the crafted tents to have larger ones that are enclosed completly... )</p>

Bruji
01-13-2012, 12:29 PM
I love the Sanctum. The island I would definitely take off the rain or at least have the option of turning it off and the thundering also. Too much noise. Otherwise its nice. Would love a view from the tower.

Afista
01-13-2012, 01:08 PM
<p>I really liked the Secluded Sanctum, but agree it could do without the beds. I'd rather see the beds as a seperate available item.</p><p>I like the island and sky on the Storm Tower Isle - but can't stand the tower or the rain. I'd say the I'd still get the island to build on the beach, but with the rain that's just not possible : / I'd much rather see it just raining in the distance, like the storm is about to move in. The cave idea is nice, as long as it's a big enough cave :p</p>

Dawnstrike
01-13-2012, 04:00 PM
<p>I'm probably going to sound really negative but I'm a little frustrated with what they are choosing for the prestige housing.</p><p>I am not impressed with the sanctum house and really they should know that while those beds are beautfiul that we don't want to have to work around them. And I specifically remember someone posting a thread months ago begging for those beds to be available separately. They did this with keeping all the bookcases in the Personal Library which was a real pain to work around.</p><p>Also, can't they give us more homes that are not in dark grey tones?  I want to give them my money but haven't liked most of the homes available to us.</p><p>I love the Storm Isle especially the spray from the ocean crashing into the isle but really, no door at the top, a catwalk or windows in that existing tower?  This means that we'll have to once again build stairs outside taking up item count or use the coveted teleporters.  I love the suggestion someone made to have a storm off in the distance that would give it a little more life. </p><p>Please give us our personal Mara Island already!</p>

Sharann
01-13-2012, 04:22 PM
<p>I LOVE the storm tower. Great evil place for a necro and plenty of space outdoors to build.</p><p>However, the constant thunder noise becomes annoying in the long run. If it could be spaced out a little bit that would be awesome. I very much like hearing the rain though.</p><p><span style="color: #ccffff;">=> if we build outside, will we see raindrops falling through the building? If that's the case then... it's an issue.</span></p><p>I am not convinced though by the pink beds in the other house. 3 is too many. Perhaps only one should suffice?</p>

Afista
01-13-2012, 04:48 PM
<p>The <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hy0DwA0dmQ&feature=player_embedded" target="_blank"><span style="color: #00ffff;">YouTube video</span></a> for the "Behind the scenes" walkthrough with Domino on these homes just hit Facebook about 40min ago.</p><p>*edited to add they are <em><strong>both </strong></em>SC homes - of course*</p>

Sharann
01-13-2012, 04:57 PM
<p>It seems it's not raining in Domino's vid but when I visited the house you could see those big raindrops fall. I'm just a bit concerned how this will affect outside building (cuz of course we're gonna go crazy on that big platform in front of the tower <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" />).</p>

Earrindo
01-13-2012, 05:31 PM
<p>I'm with Dawnstrike here.</p><p>As I griped in homeshow a day or two ago I am incredibly frustrated with these prestige homes. There are SO MANY wasted opportunities with prestige housing that when houses like this (and many others, if I am honest) show up in SC I wonder if we will ever see the houses that are so obviously desired. I hear maybe 1 person in 50 asking for more evil housing. Half the house items in the game are evil themed, its easy to make something sinister but theres maybe a fifth as many "good" or beautiful themes and even fewer prestige homes to match. I am excluding maj dul housing here as its lovely but I am frankly just tired of it and its too garish to be considered beautiful or good themed and obviously too bright to be evil or sinister.</p><p>What I see when I see houses like this come up for sale is that they are not only capable but easily able to either patch zone art together into a house or convert existing zone art into a house. I imagine it takes a little time but obviously not a lot, maybe a month or two. Less for straight up conversions I am guessing (throne of new tunaria, for example)</p><p>Why is there no isle of mara home? no really, Domino or her (I apologize) less well known replacement, can we get a response on why an isle of mara prestige house isnt possible? I would happily stop hoping for it if we had ever been given a reason why it couldnt happen but honestly the lack of information here baffles me considering the absolutely unanimous outcry for it for literally years and years.</p><p>WHY ARE ALL THESE PRESTIGE HOMES EVIL? I am so completely tired of evil themed housing that ive very nearly given up hope on SC in general. Its not just the housing of course but the armor and the weapons and the mounts and the furniture, it goes on and on. But why must we continue to get these evil themed homes? The felwithe home was awesome, but how many other good themed homes have we gotten? tenebrous island maybe but thats more blank canvas than good per se. As I was saying in homeshow, there are so many gorgeous zones that obviously had very creative and talented artists working on them, how come they arent being made into prestige homes and that hideous bone tower in DLW is next on the list? or Drunder? Drunder isnt the worst thats come out but its certainly uninspiring and uninteresting in a big way. What about Conservatory, or Library or Research halls, any of the SF erudin instances would make GORGEOUS homes, absolutely breathtaking. Lets look further back though, theres Palace of Awakening, some of the other areas in Felwithe could obviously be cordoned off and we could have a floating tower prestige home with a waterfall and green fields (with a day night cycle preferably) I think a lot of folks would agree that felwithe is one of the most lovely zones in the game, make prestige homes out of that zone now, maj dul has been overdone at the point.The Vigilant is of course my own personal favorite zone, i would KILL to have one or even several prestige homes aboard the vigilant, preferably one of course with full access to the entire ship ^_^ Elddar grove has been asked for for ages, that ones GOT to be easy to convert over. Isle of Refuge has been mentioned more and more here lately, thats gotta be pretty easy to do as well.</p><p>I can go on and on but my point is this; quit using ugly zone art for prestige homes, please please lovely devs I am so tired of dark, grey, black and evil themes that its obviously got me in quite a mood over the whole thing. I beg of you, lets have a few months where we get GOOD themed houses and shelf the evil stuff for a while.</p><p>cheers,</p><p>~Shale</p>

Dawnstrike
01-13-2012, 06:02 PM
<p><cite>Afista wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>The <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hy0DwA0dmQ&feature=player_embedded" target="_blank"><span style="color: #00ffff;">YouTube video</span></a> for the "Behind the scenes" walkthrough with Domino on these homes just hit Facebook about 40min ago.</p><p>*edited to add they are <em><strong>both </strong></em>SC homes - of course*</p></blockquote><p>Now that they've been officially announced and presented to the public, I doubt they'll make any changes other than turning the rain off in the storm isle.  Oh well, if they don't want to make adjustments based on our feedback then we just won't buy the homes we don't like.</p>

Dawnstrike
01-13-2012, 06:15 PM
<p><cite>Earrindo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I'm with Dawnstrike here.</p><p>As I griped in homeshow a day or two ago I am incredibly frustrated with these prestige homes. There are SO MANY wasted opportunities with prestige housing that when houses like this (and many others, if I am honest) show up in SC I wonder if we will ever see the houses that are so obviously desired. I hear maybe 1 person in 50 asking for more evil housing. Half the house items in the game are evil themed, its easy to make something sinister but theres maybe a fifth as many "good" or beautiful themes and even fewer prestige homes to match. I am excluding maj dul housing here as its lovely but I am frankly just tired of it and its too garish to be considered beautiful or good themed and obviously too bright to be evil or sinister.</p><p>What I see when I see houses like this come up for sale is that they are not only capable but easily able to either patch zone art together into a house or convert existing zone art into a house. I imagine it takes a little time but obviously not a lot, maybe a month or two. Less for straight up conversions I am guessing (throne of new tunaria, for example)</p><p>Why is there no isle of mara home? no really, Domino or her (I apologize) less well known replacement, can we get a response on why an isle of mara prestige house isnt possible? I would happily stop hoping for it if we had ever been given a reason why it couldnt happen but honestly the lack of information here baffles me considering the absolutely unanimous outcry for it for literally years and years.</p><p>WHY ARE ALL THESE PRESTIGE HOMES EVIL? I am so completely tired of evil themed housing that ive very nearly given up hope on SC in general. Its not just the housing of course but the armor and the weapons and the mounts and the furniture, it goes on and on. But why must we continue to get these evil themed homes? The felwithe home was awesome, but how many other good themed homes have we gotten? tenebrous island maybe but thats more blank canvas than good per se. As I was saying in homeshow, there are so many gorgeous zones that obviously had very creative and talented artists working on them, how come they arent being made into prestige homes and that hideous bone tower in DLW is next on the list? or Drunder? Drunder isnt the worst thats come out but its certainly uninspiring and uninteresting in a big way. What about Conservatory, or Library or Research halls, any of the SF erudin instances would make GORGEOUS homes, absolutely breathtaking. Lets look further back though, theres Palace of Awakening, some of the other areas in Felwithe could obviously be cordoned off and we could have a floating tower prestige home with a waterfall and green fields (with a day night cycle preferably) I think a lot of folks would agree that felwithe is one of the most lovely zones in the game, make prestige homes out of that zone now, maj dul has been overdone at the point.The Vigilant is of course my own personal favorite zone, i would KILL to have one or even several prestige homes aboard the vigilant, preferably one of course with full access to the entire ship ^_^ Elddar grove has been asked for for ages, that ones GOT to be easy to convert over. Isle of Refuge has been mentioned more and more here lately, thats gotta be pretty easy to do as well.</p><p>I can go on and on but my point is this; quit using ugly zone art for prestige homes, please please lovely devs I am so tired of dark, grey, black and evil themes that its obviously got me in quite a mood over the whole thing. I beg of you, lets have a few months where we get GOOD themed houses and shelf the evil stuff for a while.</p><p>cheers,</p><p>~Shale</p></blockquote><p>My thread was almost going to be exactly like yours and now I'm all riled up all over again!  Yeah why so many EVIL homes!!!!  I love your suggestions as well specificlaly Research Halls and the Library.  I haven't been in the other zones you mentioned yet. I've been waiting since Felwithe for something more good themed and even then Felwithe is way too big and again with the grey tones.  I still haven't bought one.  I want plush cream color zones and would sacrifice my second born for a personal version of the T1 or T2  Qeynos guild halls with all of thier gorgeous gold trim & white walls.  I have money to spend and am willing to throw it at some gorgeous homes, come on DEVS!</p>

snarlycarly
01-13-2012, 08:57 PM
<p>Absolutely LOVE the new island!!  I love the rain, the gloomy skies, the water spraying against the rocks!  I also like the building structure.  I'm not much of a builder and I find it's quite unique and perfect for a troll or evil character!  That being said, I respect other's feelings on it so a switch for on and off would be cool for those that don't like the rain.</p><p>I like the other house too but really it's those beds with draperies I love.  They are gorgeous and the colors are amazing but nothing else in furniture really matches them.  Unless you are going to surprise us with new furniture and house items, I'd like to see sold separately.  They would look wicked in the Felwithe house! </p>

Rijacki
01-13-2012, 11:27 PM
<p><cite>Earrindo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>WHY ARE ALL THESE PRESTIGE HOMES EVIL?</p></blockquote><p>I was just thinking it was nice to have some darker (evil) options for a change.</p><p>Light:</p><ul><li>Felwithe</li><li>TT island</li><li>Maj'dul Astronomer Tower</li><li>Maj'dul Vacation suite</li><li>Personal Planetarium</li><li>Dojo</li><li>Residence of the Blades</li></ul><p>Neutral</p><ul><li>Sky skiff</li><li>Kromzek Keep</li><li>Thurgadin Hall</li><li>Everfrost summer home</li><li>Freeblood and Mismore Crags</li><li>Secluded Sanctum</li><li>Uncanny Estate</li></ul><p>Dark</p><ul><li>Storm Island</li><li>Arcane Academy (mostly 'cause its based off of Freeport location)</li><li>Opera House (but only 'cause its based off of Neriak location)</li></ul><p>But I just it's all personal perspective. Same with the allegation that over 50% of the house items are 'evil' themed.  I'm pretty sure we see items differently: <a href="http://eq2decorators.com/objectgallery.html" target="_blank">http://eq2decorators.com/objectgallery.html</a></p>

Earrindo
01-13-2012, 11:46 PM
<p>Rijacki;</p><p>I wont disagree with you merely point out I did clarify I wasnt counting maj dul houses because there are so very many of them and honestly, i know I have gotten bored of it.</p><p>to clarify my own point further, and to step back somewhat from my enraged state earlier, I think what I mean is less evil themed but rather as Dawnstrike said after me, "dark" homes. Large, cavernous, dark homes with no natural light and a dark grey/red/rust/dirt color palette. As much as I adore my felwithe museum the place feels like a cave without player placed lighting.</p><p>So to amend my view, light, airy, beautiful homes versus dark, forboding, enclosed homes. My rant also made an unfair assessment about house items themselves, i was thinking more of armor and weapon sets on SC and in general really, and less about house items. Its a pretty fair mix for house items though and ive yet to have any reason to complain about them.</p><p>Its fine that these houses are coming out but if you look at the available homes, with the exception of the 5 room city homes and the tenebrous isle, most houses are incredibly dark and enclosed, or dark and cavernous. I just want some lighter colors, brighter days outside and more outsides in general, or as a general rule, with prestige homes.</p><p>Hopefully that sums up where im coming from a little better ^_^</p><p>I get worked up but my intent is always to communicate my ideas effectively!</p><p>~Shale</p>

Afista
01-14-2012, 12:10 AM
<p><cite>Rijacki wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Neutral</p><ul><li>Freeblood and Mismore Crags</li><li>Uncanny Estate </li></ul></blockquote><p>I'll refrain from commenting on the other "classifications", but on these... really? These as neutral?!?</p><p>The Freeblood and MMCE are nothing but run-down, ripped wallpaper covered Vampire's lairs. And the Uncanny is blood-splattered and even plays creepy footstep music for Pete's sake! They <em>can</em> be transformed into pretty places, but<em> surely</em> they don't start as that.</p><p>And you forgot about the Lavastorm Winter Retreat - "dark"</p>

Firecracker
01-14-2012, 12:18 AM
<p>I will ask again...</p><p>How about giving us the actual buildings instead of a whole zone? I say give us the tower by it's self or many other towers in the game like the one in Ant? Or even one of the huts in Halas? or the the tree with the treehouse in Elddar? The tree like tower in Darklight woods? The bridges in Elddar would be nice. The Inn that was removed from West Freeport would be something I would like to see, but the upper part needs to be redone since the doors did use to go into a player house. The tavern in windstalker Villege? I could on and on of building structures I would love to see.</p><p>Any single strutured building has the potential of being done I think.</p><p>This is something that needs to be considered since players are asking for open areas to build...then let us build with all-ready-made-buildings too if the player is willing to pay or quest for it if that can be option.</p><p>We also need more plushie type NPC's perhaps with emotes we give it?</p>

Bruji
01-14-2012, 12:50 AM
Oh I so agree with: So to amend my view, light, airy, beautiful homes versus dark, forboding, enclosed homes. Most houses have a dark feeling, gray walls, sad and uninviting places. I love my Felwith hall and the TT Island, although i have all the houses, because I cant help it <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Irs really hard to make them beautiful and welcoming. Please, please give us nice places, airy and sunny. Would so like a Mara place, or any of the many beautiful places and sites in Norrath, why concentrate on the dark and gloomy

Rijacki
01-14-2012, 01:51 AM
<p><cite>Earrindo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Rijacki;</p><p>I wont disagree with you merely point out I did clarify I wasnt counting maj dul houses because there are so very many of them and honestly, i know I have gotten bored of it.</p></blockquote><p>My point is that each will see them differently.</p><p>They're not "evil" or "good" persay, just the way you view them. That's why I am thinking, 'oh it's nice we've finally been getting some prestige houses that can fit will in an evil theme' and you're thinking 'why do we have so much evil themed stuff'.</p><p>That's all.</p><p>Not that -I- am an authority on anything other than my own opinion.</p><p>(and yes I thought I had put the Lavastorm on there in the dark side, I missed it inadvertantly)</p>

Sharann
01-14-2012, 05:37 AM
<p><span style="color: #ccffff;">I agree with what has been said here, that we would like to see more homes with outside areas, cream-colors instead of dark cavernous caustrophobic-type of houses. I like the Freeport academy only because there's an option to breakout and build outside. I want day/night cycles and open space.</span></p><p><span style="color: #ccffff;">I would die to see an Isle of Mara prestige house version with the ability to build something awesome on the shore. The lighting and atmosphere in this zone is just incredible. And the music... I would listen to it in a loop <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" /><img src="/eq2/images/smilies/b2eb59423fbf5fa39342041237025880.gif" border="0" /></span></p>

egyptiangothic
01-14-2012, 06:49 PM
<p>In all honesty all the homes are not what we all want when they first come out...yet we all purchase them at some point or another unless of course you absolutly 100% hate them (hence i only have 2 of the homes avalible.)</p><p> When we do buy them we always turn them in to something completely different to what it was in the first place! or we breakout of them because we are not satisfied with the interiour once we have them!</p><p>SoE will bring out all these different homes over time but they will never be good enough because they are not Mara or antonica, kulnark ect... for me i would love a plot of land with a few mountains surrounding 2/3rds of the rim of the isle ( with a couple of mediumish caves perhaps with a tunnel joining them and a cave between them under the ground) and a little beach area on the other 1/3rd with the land in the middle from Enchanted land, where i can build my hobbit village...</p><p>Or smaller homes with not such hugh celings where we don't need a mount to get from one side to the other...</p><p>In all honesty i do not like the video of the new homes...!</p><p>The house with those canopied beds is circular, those beds are awful at the size they are..! The beds should be put as an SC product and the room should be left blank...!</p><p> The isle that is doom and gloomy is okish if the mountain was lowered a tad and a cave was put in it! The tower should be removerable or just not there at all..!</p><p> I truly hope that Domino starts paying attention to her clients because this is getting rediculouse the amount of ider's we have come up with and none are being taken seriously... is so not funny, yet we still play, we still decorate nd we still have fun... if you dont like the homes being offered dont buy them i belive if they see a drop in product that are offered in the end they will start to think perhaps we should start paying attention to  the clients... but whilst we moan about them and still buy them in the end , they wont change the way they listen! and we wont get what we want. so its a win /lose situation on the part of SoE.</p>

Sandyfoot
01-14-2012, 07:55 PM
<p>Love the stormy island the way it is.</p><p>The other one with the big circular beds, I would have to think about. The music is a bit too much when entering.</p><p>Yesterday, was off to Kerra Island, to feed the Tigers and went into the little village area that is encircled with the hills and thought, "My, this place would  make a beautiful Prestige Home", especially if they included the two tunnels leading to the area where the Kerra tribal leaders live. It is bright and cheery.</p><p>Even one of the Kerra tribal leader's area (entrance from the tunnel) would make a nice small bright area for a smaller prestige home for those who get overwhelmed with lots of space. </p>

Tyrus Dracofire
01-14-2012, 11:38 PM
<p>nice idea for Kerra Island, different version of TT island with ring of mountain and blank for built up ideas, or Sundered Vale.</p><p>another idea, Toxxilla's Lair...</p>

SlyAtregon
01-16-2012, 01:17 AM
<p>I really don't like the houses that have been yanked from existing homes.  These are supposed to be player "Houses" and it makes it very difficult to arrange it as such when its basically a big dungeon showpiece. </p><p>I'm not saying don't produce these dungeon-houses, but that the option to have more traidtional style houses is needed.  </p><p>Also - PLEASE allow us to turn off the rain or have it not rain 24/7 on Storm Isle.  That noise would get annoying really fast if it were constant.</p>

Elskidor
01-17-2012, 08:15 PM
<p>Yes, please troll customers by doing no work at all and just rip exisitng places from the game and call it a presitge house and charge 20 bucks for it!  Go team go</p>