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Guild House Designs?

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Aranick

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I've been thinking about creating my own guild and i am trying to find a good design for a guild house, something that is both impressive to the eyes and also useful for every day guild usage. Anyone have any thoughts or would like to share their Guildhouse designs/screenies? I'd most appreciate some feed back and suggestions :) Thanks

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Welcome to UO Forums Aranick. We have some very talented designers here. I am sure they will give you several great ideas to choose from :)

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I think having an open main floor layout is important, for when lots of people are gathered there (for hunts or meetings). If you plan to hold formal meetings, definitely have a makeshift stable area where people can leave their mounts. It's nice to have everyone seated for meetings, without mounts getting in the way. I've seen guild houses that don't allow mounts inside - you have to park them in the stable at the front of the house.

Crafting areas = important, as is LOTS of storage.

I know that doesn't help with the literal design, but maybe will help when planning the interior functionality :)

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Our guild has a home, 3 story customized. On the bottom floor we keep the crafter area, a rune library, an arcane circle spot, and a small area to just hang out in. The second floor has a restaurant bar setting for socializing. Third floor is for guild meetings. Roof is reserved for guild business.

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I can maybe post you a pic of my old guild house, even tho I'm KOS. LOL, they can try. I liked it as a guild house, wasn't very functional as far as Fel guild houses go, but made a nice Tram Guild House
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Thank you for all your input and suggestions, i have come up with a design i think will be most promising for a guild house. Now all i need is to fill it with Guild Functional Deco/Items. Other than a crafting area what else might i want to include for a guild?

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I think a mini-rune library would be good in a guildhouse.

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I think a mini-rune library would be good in a guildhouse.



Well i thought about putting in some runes/shelves for things like mining veins/stealable locations etc but i don't want to get too carried away because ironically there is the shards main player Rune Library just next door to me :P

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Ahh okay then.

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A runebook of guild members' houses is always handy :)

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Back when my guild was active, this is the home I built for it. I call it the Kirk.

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I don't have any pictures of the inside, but the second floor was one room, a sort of meeting room (like you'd find in a chapel). The first floor was divided into two rooms, the guildmaster's room and a library. The original home was a 14x18. As you can probably tell, the way it's designed puts some extreme constraints on the availability of space, so I wouldn't recommend something like it unless you were very passionate about the design.

On another note, I've never found "crafting rooms" to be that useful, considering that every player has a house (or can easily acquire one) and can install their own crafting room. This isn't to say they're completely useless... just mostly useless.

A functional guild house needs two elements to really work, a place for the guild to meet (meeting room), and a sort of utility room for rune libraries and guild storage. Anything else is just an extra.
Still we loom in the mists as the ages roll away,
And we say of our folk, "they are here!"
That they built us and they died and you'll not be knowing why,
Save we stand on the bare plains of Wiltshire.

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I wish i had your talent with roofs. Me+Roofs=Disaster.

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Neat design, Deraj - are those actual roof tiles, or... stairs? They kind of look like stairs? At any rate, it's a very cool effect! I like it.

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I wish i had your talent with roofs. Me+Roofs=Disaster.


Jakar - I was horrible at roofs too, until I realized that if you turn the Tool Tips option on in your client display options, you'll get a mouseover tool tip in the roof menu that tells you which piece is which :) It's WAY helpful!

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Neat design, Deraj - are those actual roof tiles, or... stairs? They kind of look like stairs? At any rate, it's a very cool effect! I like it.


Stairs. This design was before roofing tiles became available. The drawback with stairs is that you can't put them on the top floor (for obvious reasons), and so in order to use that kind of roof, I had to sacrifice the third floor. Now that roofing tiles are available, though.... I still use the stairs, because they look too damn good. *Chuckles*
Still we loom in the mists as the ages roll away,
And we say of our folk, "they are here!"
That they built us and they died and you'll not be knowing why,
Save we stand on the bare plains of Wiltshire.

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^^ that's pretty clever.
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i sux at roofs i usualy just do my flat roof lord loves a tile man lol na dwhat is this thing that helps with roofs?

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flipper, you know you can always ask me as well :P but then, I guess you're getting demos' house? so, all done!

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