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DareDelvis
11-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Is there a good reason not to have a bank on Korthos?
Unless a character is brand new and not getting any gear, pots etc, he/she needs to go to the bank in the harbor and then back.
In fact, why not have a guild ship port and/or banker?
Cheers,
DD

cdbd3rd
11-03-2015, 11:39 AM
Too dangerous.

After all, there's a Dragon out there! :eek: :p

stoopid_cowboy
11-03-2015, 12:08 PM
Is there a good reason not to have a bank on Korthos?
Unless a character is brand new and not getting any gear, pots etc, he/she needs to go to the bank in the harbor and then back.
In fact, why not have a guild ship port and/or banker?
Cheers,
DD

/signed

I have wondered for YEARS why there isn't a bank on Korthos. Guild ship portal would be awesome too!

Saekee
11-03-2015, 12:14 PM
those suspicious island hicks would NEVER let a bank there. That is what a mattress is for.


a trick: right before reincarnating, delete the three or four twink items you want on Korthos and buy them back from the vendor there. He is a little shady and connected to the mainland; the locals do not know this.

But then, House K was connected to Eveningstar long before the Rift was even crossed by adventurers--ever wonder why your bank stuff was accessible there?

Chi_Ryu
11-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Is there a good reason not to have a bank on Korthos?
Unless a character is brand new and not getting any gear, pots etc, he/she needs to go to the bank in the harbor and then back.
In fact, why not have a guild ship port and/or banker?

For snowy side Korthos: Lore.

Mindsunder-controlled Aussicaex is hunting down anything that comes near Korthos. No airships are coming or going until after Misery's Peak, so how will Houses Orion, Lyrander and Kundarak supposed to have a presence?

(Sunny side korthos is a different matter)

Mindos
11-03-2015, 05:53 PM
a trick: right before reincarnating, delete the three or four twink items you want on Korthos and buy them back from the vendor there

Hmmm. I am NOT going to try this. I was/am under the impression that the buy back tab is cleared upon a true reincarnation. You test it, with screenies of course. I fear my risia ml:1 items will go poof...
:)

SirValentine
11-03-2015, 09:23 PM
My impression was that the traditional reason not to have mail/bank/etc. on Korthos was to make things more difficult for gold-farming/selling-spammer types.

Though they don't seem like the kind of problem they were in the old days, so why not?

Enderoc
11-03-2015, 10:41 PM
How about the option to teleport or greater teleport there in the least. New player wants to go to Korthos and is lost in the market....you party up and send him there or a guild master who after allowing new players to buff on his ship could send them back to their questing empowered. Should allow greater teleport in public areas anyway...it makes little sense to have it only work in wilderness and dungeon areas.

The_Human_Cypher
11-04-2015, 01:55 AM
those suspicious island hicks would NEVER let a bank there. That is what a mattress is for.

He he

dunklezhan
11-04-2015, 02:10 AM
For snowy side Korthos: Lore.

Mindsunder-controlled Aussicaex is hunting down anything that comes near Korthos. No airships are coming or going until after Misery's Peak, so how will Houses Orion, Lyrander and Kundarak supposed to have a presence?

(Sunny side korthos is a different matter)

More or less this - bank sunny side: yes. Bank snowy side: no.

EllisDee37
11-04-2015, 02:34 AM
One possible workaround that would still obey snowy-side lore issues would be to add a "house" teleporter.

Korthos => Hall of Heroes => Airship => Hall of Heroes => Korthos

TitusOvid
11-04-2015, 05:58 AM
It is the starter area and call me nostalgic but it remembers me of old times when I was totally clueless, broke and happy.
I don't think we need a bank on Krothos, seriously. I play with the gear I get there till lvl 5 roundabout. I am to lazy to switch to other gear.

Qhualor
11-04-2015, 06:05 AM
a ship portal and a bank would be nice.

Saekee
11-04-2015, 06:13 AM
Hmmm. I am NOT going to try this. I was/am under the impression that the buy back tab is cleared upon a true reincarnation. You test it, with screenies of course. I fear my risia ml:1 items will go poof...
:)

it works! I have done so the past few lives

Son_of_the_South
11-06-2015, 03:34 PM
For snowy side Korthos: Lore.

Mindsunder-controlled Aussicaex is hunting down anything that comes near Korthos. No airships are coming or going until after Misery's Peak, so how will Houses Orion, Lyrander and Kundarak supposed to have a presence?

(Sunny side korthos is a different matter)

Agree. Also I remember when I first logged in to DDO, I was lucky enough to have a friend show me around but when I got to the Marketplace it was all a little bewildering. We forget this after we've been playing the game for years. It's a nice progression the way it is.

Hafeal
11-06-2015, 04:14 PM
those suspicious island hicks would NEVER let a bank there. That is what a mattress is for.




I found this partial quote in the business section of the Stormreach Chronicle, by Karya Kundarak to Capshaw:


We would never provide banking services on a that pathetic strip of an island. The wealth of that desolate rock could fit in your pocket. It is not a vacation destination for our clients. And the neighborhood, well, just look at it. Our clients want to feel safe and there is nothing there to assure the level of service of security House Kundarak demands. The Mayor cannot keep his own daughter safe.

Perhaps if they had a spa like Ataraxia, or a gambling facility, I believe the Silver Flame avoids the place as much as we do. We could help finance them to promote it as a resort destination. But the backwards people just make it hopeless and they do not have the necessary skills to provide a reliable workforce. The size of the island itself does not lend itself to a huge influx of immigarnts. They do not have the money to finance House Deneith to secure the island nor the funds to have House Phiarlan support entertainment infrastructure.

So, I would think there is little hope for Korthos as a bank branch destination. Honestly, I think the dragon is an upgrade.

EllisDee37
11-06-2015, 04:50 PM
That is awesome.

"The mayor cannot keep his own daughter safe."

Ha!

Nonesuch2008
11-06-2015, 06:41 PM
I found this partial quote in the business section of the Stormreach Chronicle, by Karya Kundarak to Capshaw:

LOL, now how am I supposed to argue with THAT? :p

We could still have a mailbox though, no harm in that, is there?

LeadHero5
11-11-2015, 11:54 AM
Just bask in the nostalgia of using found gear and taking a tiny bit of care for the half hour snowy side would take.