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10 anniversary statue

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ivory Norwind, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Ivory Norwind

    Ivory Norwind Babbling Loonie
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    I don't understand how to work.
    Some times it gives me 300 points of luck, sometimes 450. Also if i use the same char or i change char.
    But the increasing luck is random?
    The only two valors are 300 or 450. Wby?
    Someone can explain to me this thing, with easy words? ( i know english not too well) ?
    Thanks .)
     
  2. Kiminality

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    Are the characters on different accounts?

    I forget the exact formula, but the luck added is a base value (200?), with an additional 50 point for each year of account age.
    So, I would assume you are using different accounts, and one is about three years older than the other?
     
  3. packrat

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    I noticed the same thing on the same character. I might get the same luck 2-3 and on the fourth time I get a different number. I don't know why that is happening.
     
  4. Maplestone

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    If you can reproduce it (that is to say it's not just your memory playing tricks on you), you should record the numbers, dates and character name then submit a bug report. Might not come to anything, but there's always a chance it might help shed some light on those arthritic hamsters powering the account-age database.
     
  5. Frarc

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    The luck bonus is 200 plus 50 for for each year of continuous subscription; the maximum is currently 700 and the minimum is 200.
     
  6. RenaLynne

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    Wow...I didnt know bout the account age thing. Have wondered same thing myself.
     
  7. Redxpanda

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    ...and here i was thinking it was calculated by how much luck you were already wearing.
     
  8. Mistura

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    And that bright idea is yet another slap in the face for the new player..
     
  9. packrat

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    Before I rub the statue my luck is 1678. After I rub the statue my luck is 2228. thats a boost of 550 luck. My account age is 90 months. So I think the above formula is off... according to the formula I would have 90*500=4500 + 200= 4700. With a maximum of 700 that would make my luck 1678+700= 2378
     
  10. Ni-

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    The beginning of your formula isn't correct. It is a bonus of 50 for each year, not 500 for each month. You are 90 months old. 90/12 = 7.5 years. That is rounded down to 7 full years. That will make the formula 7 * 50 + 200 = 550 of luck bonus from the statue. Add that to you current luck of 1678 and you'll have 2228. Which is what you said you get.
     
  11. HD2300

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    floor(90/12) x 50 + 200 base = floor(7.5) x 50 + 200
    = 7 x 50 + 200 = 350 + 200 = +550 Luck

    Too bad if you are a new player to UO because +200 is all you get. LOL
     
  12. o2bavr6

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    Yup, I get 700 luck when I rub it :p
     
  13. Hildebrand

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    I didn't know about the account age either. Hey 200 isn't bad for a new player, but 50 per year is nice and encourages to keep the age going for vets. Nice compromise in my opinion.
     
  14. packrat

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    Oops my bad. I misread the statement. I was still half asleep lol Thanks for correcting me.:bowdown:
     
  15. Ivory Norwind

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    It's true, all the chars of the 6 years account have 450 of luck, the others 300.
    Thanks to all :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oh that's a bunch of horse puckey, but is a shining example of the gimme gimme attitude of the current generation of gamers.

    I'm thinking of printing this post out a few hundred thousand times, then selling it to farmers in Kansas. I'd make a killing in the fertilizer biz.
     
  17. Uriah Heep

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    Hmmmm

    Too much rubbing goin on here! :blushing:
     
  18. I concur.
    Cant wait till you can buy an UBER creation token. That would even the playing field.
     
  19. Ivory Norwind

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    Connor, 12,428 posts. Are you living posting on Stratics forums?
    I'm boring to read posts like yours.
     
  20. What does the number of posts have to do with anything? All it shows is I had a lot of spare time on my hands when I was working.

    And it's "I'm bored reading" not "I'm boring to read". Just fyi. I know you're foreign, so just consider that a little tip on proper English.

    And on that note.......you don't have to read my posts. Feel free to skip over them at any time. You won't hurt my feelings. I promise.

    :postcount:
     
  21. Silly Seadog

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    Arrr, if ye gets uppity, Ivory'll make ye walk the plank!
     
  22. Maplestone

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    Are you saying veteran players are immune to a gimme attitude?
     
  23. HD2300

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    Some veteran players are against any changes in UO, that would eliminate their advantage in making money obtaining and reselling items.
     
  24. Bullet

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    Wow thought you might be a bit smarter, Uo has set up an auto response system here on the forums that make as little sense as the GM responses do in game.
     
  25. Mistura

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    Good one Connor, you've got banter my old gran would be proud to call her own.

    Ive already got a 10 year account, so no i'm not shouting gimmie gimmie..

    I just think its daft that new players are to be constantly put at a disadvantage with things like this. Surely its new players that need a wee luck boost more than vets?

    I aint gonna waste my time or energy getting into one of these typical pointless stratics arguments about this because there is more to life.
     
  26. o2bavr6

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    I believe he is saying that Veteran players "earned" the item by being loyal for that many years.

    Loyalty that is counted in $$ by EA.
     
  27. I like that sig! I have a love for tall ships and antique autos (pre-WW2).
     
  28. Ivory Norwind

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    Thanks :) I try to learn english but it's very difficult. All you speak slang and i don't understand very well :(
    Every time that a make a mistake, I'd be glad if someone let me know the right way :D

    Connor, for the statue, i've been playing for over 6 years but i don't know how all the items works. For this reason sometimes i make posts like a newbie.

    Please, what means "the gimme gimme attitude"? In very easy words?
    And "Too much rubbing goin on here!" ?

    Thanks :bowdown:
     
  29. Why thank you.



    That's a good thing, but I didn't say you were. I merely pointed out that your statement is a shining example of the prevalent attitude with the current generation of gamers. Of course you don't need to shout gimme, gimme, because you've already got it.


    Just by having the statue available to them at the start of their account, new players have it better than vets do, as we had to wait years to have it available to us.


    You already did that by responding in the first place. :thumbsup:
     
  30. Mistura

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    muahaha.. thanks for getting back to me.

    Shock horror, Connor being pernicity? Surely not?!

    The reason for the last statement in my post was to outline my intent not be drawn any further on this matter. My opinion is that it doesn't make sense your opinion is that it does, great np.

    I did feel the need to say something though, to defend my statement against your outburst.
     
  31. RaDian FlGith

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    Right. Because, you know, only receiving 200 luck is just so derogatory.

    Guess what. It's the veteran players who made it possible for the game to continue to exist to this day. Little things like this are a nice bonus for them, while NOT leaving anyone out in the cold.

    The slap in the face for new players is the lack of a real tutorial, and a buggy KR client that would only drive them away.
     
  32. RaDian FlGith

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    No. But it's definitely predominant in the lower half of the veteran spectrum -- ie: the newer players. The more aged veterans have already lost more in their playing time to bugs, exploits, and just casual game play than most of the young'uns will ever have in their UO playing carreers.

    Yes. It's the veteran players doing this. Of course, we're talking about anyone with at least 2 years of gameplay to keep this accurate, so sure, I'll fly with ya on this one.

    What's next? Someone here will go on to prove that black is white and get killed in the next zebra crossing.

    I'm not all about veteranism, but just remember that the older players made it possible for younger players to even play the game. Sometimes it's nice to say, "Hey, thanks for paying us more than $12,000 for playing for the past 10 years." Because some of us over the lifetime of our playing have LITERALLY been responsible for a good portion of at least one programmer's annual wage (yes, just one year out of those 10, but yeah, that DOES put it in perspective).
     
  33. HD2300

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    Everyone has an agenda.

    If I make $$$$$ selling items gained from hunting, I would want to maintain the current status quo, in which new players have less Luck, and are at a disadvantage in getting better items than myself.

    I believe that it should be the same bonus luck for everyone, so that it doesnt give out the wrong message that EA does not value new players.
     
  34. Mistura

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    Word! :D
     
  35. It does show that EA values it's new players in that it's available to be acquired by a new player from killing the low level mobs that the new player is fighting while builing up their first character, and at the same time shows the veteran player that EA appreciates their years of devotion to the game.

    It doesn't have to be all or nothing. There's a lot to be said for earning things in game, regardless of what they are or how they're earned.
     
  36. PixelPusher

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    After living in Kansas for just over a year, trust me, you wouldn't 'make a killing.' Why? Everything gets fertilized everytime most of these people open their mouth!

    :drama: :bs: :dunce:
     
  37. HD2300

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    That statement would be logical if new players remain farming low level mobs for several years. But frankly it makes as much sense as your reasoning, as a 100% PvMer, for keeping PSs only in Fel. The fact is, the harder something is to get, the more profit a reseller can make selling it.