This is my first post on these forums - I’m sorry it has to be moaning about something. I’m planning another post with some ideas and suggestions, but that will come later.
For now, consider the following image:
After examining it for a few moments, you might be wondering why there’s such a large area of unused land so close to the centre of Ultima Guide HQ. Perhaps you’re thinking it’s because of the floating structure that’s causing the large shadowed area on the ground (and, incidentally, also the place from which I took these screenshots).
But that’s not it. I’m talking about the area surrounding that shadow (above it and also to the right of it). Let me show you the real reason nobody’s built around there:
The ‘red’ area is the reason for the stunted growth of this side of Ultima Guild HQ.
Here’s what I think is bad about the red land claim:
- Completely surrounded green’s building
- Almost completely surrounded cyan’s house
- Almost completely surrounded cream’s portal hub
- Completely surrounded grey’s plots (although, admittedly, they are unused)
- Claimed a huge area of land and then never used it - for over 3 months!
I arrived on Finata about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I struggled for a while to find an available plot within that forest. Eventually, I found the blue area. I’m not sure why red didn’t claim those plots. I think there must have been someone there previously whose beacon expired shortly before I arrived.
The reason I’m quite confident that red’s land claim is over 3 months old is that I found a video by Jiivita where he remarks on a structure that looks like the bottom half of the cartoon character: Bender. That structure is owned by red. The video is dated 5 November 2018 and the structure has not changed from how it looks in the video. This suggests to me that red stopped playing more than 3 months ago.
I believe that this land claim could potentially have been done in bad faith, given that it basically gobbles up every plot in between various other players’ beacons.
My question to any of the developers who may be reading this: Would you consider removing red’s plots?
The name of the beacon is “Consurgo” and its location is indicated in the image by the red pin. I don’t know whether you’d need to remove red’s whole beacon or whether it’s possible to manually trim the offending plots off of the beacon. If trimming the plots is a viable option, I would suggest doing it like this:
This leaves red with his road, his base, and his unfinished Bender statue. All excess, unused plots are removed.
You’ll notice that the image also suggests trimming the beacons labelled yellow and magenta. Yellow’s beacon contains only a crafting table and I think that it’s also briefly visible in Jiivita’s video, so I think it’s probably been that way for months. Magenta’s beacon just contains some kind of small staircase thing in the corner. Given the way that red claimed all the available plots around other players’ beacons, it suggests that yellow and magenta had already made their claims at that time, otherwise red would likely have taken those plots as well. So, I think that yellow and magenta are probably also inactive for more than 3 months.
So, what’s the opinion of the developers on removing these wasted plots?