Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Here you can see the eating table I had set up. I really just wanted to fill that empty space and had decided to reuse my previous "Thanksgiving Table" concept here.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The character in blaze riding the green hiryu is Garret. He was a pretty close friend at that time. As I recall he was many years older than me, but we weren't ones to complain about ages. We enjoyed taming colored hiryus and collecting as many colored ones as we could. I remember that this was before the introduction of greater dragons, and that I couldn't tame the hiryus on my own unless I was completely devoting my attention to healing my white wyrm. I miss him, even though my memories fail to tell me why. I'm pretty sure it's just because he was a great friend and we did so much together, back in the days of "TLAC" and "TGIF" (Tastes Like a Chicken, and Thank God It's Friday), the predecessors to AXIS.
Anyways... this is a short entry, but I've decided to try to post whatever I can about my earlier days of Ultima Online.
Monday, December 2, 2013
This is actually older than the previous post's build, but when initially looking at them I'd thought this was the younger one. Oops, my bad. This was the last build I did on this particular Test Center before it wiped and we got the one in the previous post. Then that one got taken down for Shard of the Dead 2010. Fun times, right? As I never got a chance to decorate this build, there are no accompanying screenshots. That seems to've happened with a lot of the builds I recorded.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I found this video while going through the remains of my previous hard drive and decided I would post it. This is another design for Test Center, and as I recall this design wasn't decorated at all. Before I got a chance to, I decided to go for a more "Halloweeny" look. Then, before I could decorate my finished product, the shard was taken down for the 2010 Shard of the Dead.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This is another Test Center design, but it's while trying to better incorporate my runebooks into the house design without having to create a complete separate structure for the runebooks. It's also where I work with some Winter themed decor. This is also where I began adding more porches to my designs in an attempt to prevent the houses from looking too large and blocky.
In this design you can also see the result of the new Treasure Map system - mainly the new vines hanging on either side of the door on the 2nd story porch.
At this point I'm very angry with myself. There were at least 6 house designs between February and December that I can clearly see in old screenshots, but I failed to go through and take screenshots like this. Previous ones are incomplete screenshots of the house, or while the house was in progress, or including some old friends and some text that would take away from the design. I thought I was more thorough at documenting my house designs.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This is the first house design I made where I really experimented with juxtaposing different wall types together for an all new feel. This is also during my stage of oriental-style housing, which lasted for well over a year.
Here is another view of the exterior, as well as the Northwest roof garden I used. This is unusual in that my gardens aren't typically in that corner of the house. I don't do this often because the walls to the South and East of the garden tend to obscure any decorations I might put. In this case, I used it to break up an otherwise bulky building.