Ability to hide a lot from the town crier, or at least hide the owner

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    Can we please have the option to hide lots from the town crier? I don't think hiding the owner will be enough despite the title.

    In a POT, there are many of lots that are supposed to be just part of scenery or the story, not home or businesses. Having them in the crier takes away from that anonymity, make some user-quests too easy, and in can break immersion. Since the POT's are so restricted in terms of place-able items, lots are required to just to fill out a scene.
     
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    YES!
    [​IMG] New Exclusive Deco POT Lots Needed... (remember all those dirty rolling pins? They couldn't be placed in the POT, they all required a lot).
    I also want to see a completely new type of POT lot being sold that costs less than normal POT lots, can't place a basement, can't place a house, but can place lots and lots of coto micro transaction POT deco.
     
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    YES this!
    One of my quest ideas for a POT treasure hunt would only work if you couldn't have the crier mark the location.
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    Actually I would love the ability to rate lots umm I mean homes and deco like you could in everquest 2 for deco contests and feedback to players hard work and creativity.

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    just to update this since we discussed it on discord:
    the option currently controls whether the owner is shown on the WEB map (if the lot exists on the web map).
     
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    Correct. I just re-worded to OP to reflect this discrepancy.
     
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    I remember posting something ~ 3/4 years ago when Ultima Online upgraded their Criers with some cool functionality. Ideas like above would be cool not to mention maybe an item you could use to set a marker for a crier to know about so you can use him to get people to find an event marker away from any lots.

    Would just be cool to see a criers developed, TBH
     
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    I also think that a deco only lot with no owner listed would be a good thing.
     
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    In Broken Ground, I have 14 lots under my avatar's name, and only 14% should be in the town crier, with 78% that should NOT be in the town crier. Given the choice, I would list only 2 of 14 lots. So I think this is a significant issue.

    • 1 - My avatar's home, town crier list is good!
    • 1 - My avatar's farm, town crier list is not providing value because this is a personal lot, but ok.
    • 4 - single public crafting area (nav by signpost intended), town crier misrepresenting multiple areas.
    • 1 - My avatar's business, town crier list is good!
    • 1 - public locations (amphitheater) , town crier list is good, but not needed as sign nav is fine!
    • 4 - quest/story locations, town crier list is not providing value, and in some cases working against the objective.
    • 2 - deco lots, town crier list is not providing value, and defeating the objective

    As a side note, this also shows that non-POT owners would also benefit from the control on a lot level, because players may have targeted-purpose lots, like farms, quests and conservationists centric they that don't want listed either.


    It's a strange irony, because I remember the time before town criers and compass markers. It was really hard to find anything. There were tons of complaints. ;)
     
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