Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kammie's House Designs - Greenhouse & Shop

Here is the front of the house. Up by the blue chimes is the entrance to the only public area, which is supposed to act as a small plant shop. Where the character stands is the main planting station, with a gate leading to the pathway and some decorative plants. I'm rather proud of how this entire area turned out.
Here you can see the shop and office. I couldn't decide if I wanted to add more display tables to the shop area, but ultimately decided that I preferred the less cluttered look. I may add some sort of rug to the store floor at some point, but as is it's good. Once I set up vendors, they will be behind the counter. How I organize them, I have no clue, but as is I like the look. Behind the shop you can see the office where there's a typical desk and storage/book setup, as every good shopkeeper should have. The room with stacked benches usually has plants that are in their infant stages. It's set up for a more aesthetic than functional look. The bare green grass that leads from the shop to the nursery is there to put the plants once they mature.
Here you can see the 2nd floor of the nursery as well as the beginnings of the living quarters. Functionally I did not leave enough green grass as a place to put fully matured plants, but any more green areas and the whole house felt out of balance... or something. I don't know, hehe.
The room with the table is a rather cramped kitchen, with a guest room and bathroom right off of that. What a lovely way to wake up in the morning, smelling eggs and bacon! The stairs by the kitchen lead up to...
...The third floor, which has the master bed & bath as well as a crafting room. I'm still not sure what I should do with the porch. All I know is it looks too empty. The alchemy station will have to do for now, though.

So there you have it! A semi-functional greenhouse, living quarters, and shop, set up with roleplaying purposes in mind. I don't roleplay on UO, but I've always loved putting together house designs as if I did roleplay. This one was a pleasant challenge as it's the first house on a production house that I've fully decorated in several years.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

UOD: October 13, 2015

Bah, I wanted to post a picture of the changes I had made to the house on Test Center, as well as how I had decorated it, but the server wiped before I took the time to screenshot what I'd done. That's the downside to building on TC!
I'm not sure what I want to do with the new castle buildables. I'm still wary of putting any sort of decorations in the courtyards even though I know all of the bugs from when they added that feature in have been fixed. I'm just behind on the times. I see a lot of threads on Stratics that showcase a lot of people's creativity. I would love to try that, but on Lake Austin, the shard I have my castle on, it's very hard to come by the resources to make the building pieces. I may place a castle on TC and test out some designs, then decide if I want to go through the trouble of getting the supplies for it.
The biggest reason I play UO anymore is to decorate. That's something that every other game I play seems to lack. Even The Sims doesn't have the same character this game does when you look at a finished piece. If my old friends played I might start participating in old shenanigans, but nowadays I'm not interested in human contact.
I believe my greenhouse on Atlantic is as finished as it's ever going to be. I'll post screenshots either today or tomorrow.
It's taken me so long to finish that house I'm ready for a new design. I'm not willing to ruin that setup, though, so I'm probably going to hop on Test Center and play around there. I use that shard to decorate a lot. It takes out the worry of a lot of resources/skill needs to achieve a desired look. Also, I hope to have vendors on my houses on prodo shards, and constantly changing a house's design/layout would not fit with that.

Last time I posted I mentioned bringing in other games I play. The main game I would start posting about would be Ark: Survival Evolved.
This game is fun, put simply. I spend a lot of time either building up our base or taming hoards of dinosaurs/prehistoric creatures to call my own. My family and I play together. It's a fun pasttime :)

Besides Ark I would potentially post about World of Warcraft and The Sims, as well. As time passes I might add in other games, but those are the major ones I see myself playing right now. WoW isn't even high on that list - I have a subscription but I've not been playing since Ark made its way to my computer.
Let me know what you think about me potentially posting about other games. I still play quite a bit of UO, but it's all decorating based and I can only post so much about that!