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Title: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Foraste Lydan on July 14, 2009, 01:05:45 AM
Ask any questions about the Home Threads here. You can also post general questions here and we'll put them in this post with answers so that everyone doesn't have to ask the same question.

Before you ask a question please read the rules and all of the other information posted.

You need to have an approved CD to make a house.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Ohénmár Celeste on August 04, 2009, 02:56:32 PM
Do you have to be finished writing your character to make a house? Maybe that's a stupid question, but I would like to be sure.

 






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Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on August 04, 2009, 04:35:53 PM
Hi Ohenmar,

Yes, an approved character is required before you can have a house approved and start playing in it. An approved character is also required before you can visit someone else's house.

These requirements don't stop you from planning a house offsite so it can go through the approval process once you are approved, however. You can also provide comments on other houses that are in the process of being approved as well, if you so desire.

I hope that answer helps.

Dek


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on October 03, 2009, 06:02:51 AM
Hmmm ...

Ok, I'm looking at making an orc for myself, in the style of the Ximax Orcs in the city of Ximax.

Now, we all live in the catacombs beneath the city ... a subject on which there is very little information.

In fact, all I can find about how they live is in the Ximax Orc entry (http://www.santharia.com/tribes/orcs/volkek_oshra.htm) itself ...

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These orcs live in catacombs under Ximax, mainly under the Red Tower. Though they do often journey above ground, during both day and night. They enjoy the large stone halls they've carved out, with the help of some of the dwarves. There are some small square-shaped well-like structures with grates over them, at regular intervals in alleys and other out of the way places, which usually have smoke coming out of them from the living and gathering places of the orcs

From what I can see, this is all the information that exists about them. Would you think these well-like structures would just be a window type of thing, or would that be how access to the orc 'houses' would be gained as well?


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Foraste Lydan on October 07, 2009, 07:09:21 PM
From the entry, the boxes seem more like windows or vents. The entry is probably a normal door at ground level.  The houses  would probably be accessed through a main tunnel.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on October 07, 2009, 07:27:37 PM
Thanks, Foraste. That's what I thought as well.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Elicas Bellidian on October 19, 2009, 06:36:17 AM
Hey, do I have to have an actual building as a house?  My character is not in a position to be able to buy or even own any house and lives in the Vontron Forest... thus elminating any chance of being in a city or village filled with buildings.  I happen to sleep in a small tent under a tree, most days.  Also, I cannot find a map that gives me a readable scale to give me the distance between the Vontron Forest and near cities so as to provide travel time.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on October 19, 2009, 08:02:57 AM
Good question, Elicas.

My answer to that would be, no. You don't need to have an actual building as your house. The elves, for example live amongst the trees. The Black Butterfly Rover camp I'm doing for Dek are their caravans. I'm counting that as his house. I'd say that provided it is something that you call home, that'll be fine.

With regards to the other question, I can't see that information either. My suggestion would be to make a rough guess in terms of distance/time.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on November 05, 2009, 09:13:21 PM
This isn't really a relevant question, but have Lursus and Foraste been active at all? Just wondering as my house will be finished soon, and Ohenmar and Lia are already in limbo seeing as there's only one mod around to give approval.  :undecided:

EDIT: Oh, and I've just thought: I was thinking of including the beach and cliff beside Jenna's home as part of the area players can wander into, when the house is hopefully finished. Would this be allowed, or does everything have to be within the house proper?


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on November 06, 2009, 06:58:08 AM
Jenna: I'm going to go ahead and mention this: Lursus hasn't been online since October 5th and the board registers the last sighting of Foraste on October 26th.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Phlegah Sphirn on November 06, 2009, 07:15:12 AM
I've emailed Foraste in the last few days to see how things are going for him.

And yes, Jenna, I don't have a problem with you including the beach and cliff as part of your house area.

Dek with a Phlegah disguise on.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on November 06, 2009, 07:33:20 AM
Thanks Valan and *peers past the shimmering illusion of an orc lady to the rover behind* Dek. Eep, looks like we need some more mods!


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Foraste Lydan on November 13, 2009, 08:45:17 PM
I'm back for good, as I mentioned to dek I had too much going on IRL.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Lia Diti on December 10, 2009, 04:08:49 PM
Heys!

Just wondering, when will our houses be set up once it's approved?  :buck:


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on December 10, 2009, 04:28:27 PM
I believe one of the admins needs to take care of that for you, Lia.

Kalina has had things to take care of recently.

I haven't seen Master Golden Shield around much of late (but that could just be my work load going up of late.

But, hopefully we'll get that sorted for you soonish.

Dek


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Lia Diti on December 10, 2009, 08:50:26 PM
Alrighty! :D


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 01, 2010, 01:04:17 AM
I just wanted to say what a brilliant concept this Forum is!

Unfortunately, my only approved character (the one many of you know me as) doesn't actually have anything you could even remotely describe as a home. Well, not unless you count his family's warg farm in the Prominent Mountains, but he hasn't been there for years.
During his travels, he camps wherever he happens to be when it goes dark, and at other times lodges with friends. He does have a small study cell back at the Compendium, but there's not even enough room to swing a Greenhouse attendant in there (believe me, he's tried!).


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 01, 2010, 05:44:31 AM
Maybe your approved character could visit the houses of others. I'm sure they wouldn't mind someone who silently watches as a house guest for a day or two ... and if you're well behaved, you might even get offered some cookies!


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Ylaya on February 01, 2010, 06:06:50 AM
Come to the Banshee, maybe you find a property developer or something. One thing I can guarentee, ACTION!


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 01, 2010, 05:10:59 PM
Without meaning to be rude here, Ylara, but please lets keep the discussion in these Home Sweet Homes threads to Home Sweet Home rather than trying to draw people who express interest in the homes to other RPing environments on site here. We are not in competition here, afterall.

Thank you

Dek


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 06, 2010, 07:49:47 AM
Hhhmmm. Which of you fine folk would be willing to admit a clumsy orc into your place of residence? When he eventually reappears, obviously!


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 06, 2010, 08:34:24 AM
I'm sure Alt would welcome an orc at his house, for target practice if nothing else <G>

Ms Ditti is currently playing host to a hobbit ... he could visit there if he wanted to ... I'm sure an orc would know the niceties to using 'kerchiefs when coughing or sneezing

If Master Wargrider has an interest in music, and a way of getting over there, Scriabin has a house of music, you might like to consider that one.

Do orcs climb trees? If so, an elf has a tree house, and then of course, there is Foraste's house. Foraste is a compendiumist and Thorac might be able to stay there and help collect the eggs or something <G>

I'm pondering two houses for Dek ... firstly when he was younger ... basically a Rover Camp. Secondly, he's become quite friendly with the Blessed Sea elves ... and has built a house in their style up in their lands. And once that one is finished, he'd be welcome to visit there ... provided he promises to play nice with the elves. I might even be able to show him the whirlpool ... Tharoc isn't seasick, is he?


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 06, 2010, 09:13:28 AM
Seasick? He gets queasy walking through puddles!

I had a quick look through the houses before I posted my earlier question. I'm not sure how well he would fit into any of them at the moment, to be honest.

I may just sit back and watch for a while, see if anything 'interesting' comes along.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Azalahn on April 10, 2010, 12:57:05 AM
I have a question about the temperature in the city of Bardavos (http://www.santharia.com/maps/medium/rahaz_dath.htm).

How cold are the winters.

The Narfost plains to the north have snow in the late winter.

In the south we have a hot desert, well the Aj‘Nuvic Grounds (http://www.santharia.com/startup_new/mainframe.htm) can have snow, and they are parts of the desert, although surrounded by mountains (who would also block too heavy clouds)

Looking at the map and reading the description I get the feeling that the city is well out of the desert and locate roughly right below the cliffs. Say a snowy day in the plains and a strong wind from the north. Would it then also be a snowy day in Bardavos ?

The reason i am asking here is because I am thinking about heating the floors or not.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on April 10, 2010, 05:09:52 AM
Being someone who has never seen snow before in my life, I've honestly got no idea, sorry.


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Sývaein Sorossa on April 10, 2010, 05:39:45 AM
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Arid regions with perennial rainfalls are the Open Woodlands south of the Plain of Uderza and Bardavos, the Norong'Sorno region: The volcano itself is partly wet due to the special weather conditions.
Rahaz-Dath (http://santharia.com/places/rahaz-dath.htm#Climate) covers the climate for all of that area. When in doubt Read Everything. (It also mentions that there is no snow in the Aj'nuvic grounds) :lol:


Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Azalahn on April 10, 2010, 06:55:38 AM
I did my research and found nothing about snow or it's absence in Bardavos. You laugh and tell me to read everything. Ok I might have missed a thing or two, but that dos NOT give you the right to ridicule me.

No snow in the Aj'nuvic grounds? (http://www.santharia.com/places/aj_nuvic_grounds.htm). It mentions that the days are very hot while the nights are extremely cold. Of course snow would melt during the day, but that dos not mean no snow during a night. After reading the Rahaz-Dath again I can find no statement about no snow, in the Aj'juvic grounds quite the opposite, although you have to go trough the link.

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In winter, strong winds are blowing from north to south, where then strange weather conditions are observed. The cold, icy wind may meet air in the south, which is still warm, causing frequent storms. So it may well be that the only precipitation in the south falls as snow or hail.

Sarossa I really resent that post of yours. If you know the answere to my question then you don't bother to write it, but you do bother to ridicule me.

However if the Aj'nuvic grounds have snow or not as well as how Arid Bardavos might be is NOT the issue here. Winter temperature in Bardavos is, and you didn't really get me any closer to solving that problem.



Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 10, 2010, 08:20:46 AM
Climate details have been a bit hazy, and a topic that has sometimes been a bit volatile on the development side.  There is often just a cursory mention of climate in many entries, not made any easier in this case by the Bardavos entry being an old one and not having been developed to the degree we insist upon now.

That said, you are correct that the Aj'nuvic grounds can have snow.  So can the Narfost Plain.  From my research, I saw that Bardavos is considered a semi arid climate, so I would think that in winter it can get cold, and there may be snow, but this would be a rare occurrence.

I applaud your search for accuracy, but in this case, there just might not be enough information to completely answer your question, so just go by what you think is correct.  This isn't a test, as such.  We do allow a bit of leeway on this side, as opposed to the nitpicking they can do on the Development side.  To be honest, what you put in your Home Site won't effect anyone else's writig here, not like a Dev entry effects other entries.  So, have fun with this; loosen up a bit, and I'm sure you will do fine.  If anything major sticks out, one of the Home Mods will gently guide you in the right direction.

If I may suggest, contact Talia Sturmwind via a PM and ask her.  She is the resident expert in that area of the world, and she might have the answers you seek.



Title: Re: Help Desk: Home Q&A
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on April 10, 2010, 08:33:40 AM
As a general note and reminder for everyone, the same standards that apply in the CD boards and the other boards of the RPG forum apply here. That is, make comments here that are designed to help others. Don't come in here and seek to cause problems for others or to ridicule them. If you try to do that, I'll be unhappy ... and that would be a shame.  :evil:

Regarding your Bardavos question, Azalahn, I've copied it over to the Development side, so that hopefully Talia or someone else with knowledge of that area might be able to give you an answer.

Mr Singehands, don't forget the house (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=7544.msg275726#msg275726) that your brother started ... it too is looking rather interesting.  :grin:

Dek

Edit: Response from Talia over there for you :D

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As Bardavos is at least located about 300 peds lower than the Narfost Plains and protected by the cliffs from the harsh northwestern winds, I would say no wind, but more a desert climate, though there is enough water in spring.  Fairly dry in summer and autumn, and hot. The big desert is very near.

No heating of the floors I would say, but open fires in the houses when it is chilly in winter. No temperature below freezing.

Please send me a PM next time :)