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11th Anniversary Items?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Aboo, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Aboo

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    I know it's been asked a million times lately and I hate to :bdh: but no one from EA has really ever answered except to say that they would be available to us 30 days AFTER Japan got it. Japan supposedly got it November 13th. It's now December 23rd and no word yet for us.

    Can anyone from EA PLEASE give us some info on when/how we will be able to get the 11th Anniversary items? :please:.
     
  2. Sweeney

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    Didn't you know an EA month is 3-4 real life months?
     
  3. Aboo

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    :sad4: No I guess I didn't realize that although having played UO for 11+ years I should have.

    Anyway, hope all the people at EA have a Joyous Christmas! And thanks again for the awesome Christmas presents!
     
  4. Lady Kiara

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    OH THAT'S FUNNY

    But really Dev's it was said it will be availible in december sometime...But i am guessing considering it was said by a certin person who know longer works there on the DEV team, That the remark made on the 11th aniversary items don't hold water any longer...(Hmmm starts thinking if this said person was hushed for a reason :hahaha:)
     
  5. Dryke GL

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    December 26th...
     
  6. christy1221

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    Its on the radar.
     
  8. I been checking gamecode.com for days
     
  9. Spree

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    I have a better idea let Japan keep them and make the items to make the book shelves fall easier here. and the other items can spawn as rare monster spawn like the 10 Th anniversary one do now But on over land non dungeon spawn. Isn't paying for uo 11 years more than enough without having to pay real money for items.
     
  10. Juicy Fruit

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    You know, I had a thought in this. I been waiting for them too. But my thought ... So EA released they other day that some things are not making the money they want ... Now if they wait till after Jan 1 and then put the 11th aniv items on sale (which they should make a cpl hundred thousand off of atleast) then for the new year, that is showing UO making good money from that start and should go along way in convincing EA execs not to mess with UO and to keep funding it. Just a thought ...
     
  11. Dryke GL

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    EA doesn't 'fund' UO. UO 'funds' EA.

    The instant that changes, UO dies.
     
  12. kelmo

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    I just want a log... It would look nice next to my pond. *nods*
     
  13. Lady Kiara

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    Although the Drop thing would work like the 10th anniversary does now...(thinks does the 10th still drop?havn't gotten anything in months....)Seems like The Money is the way they'll go once they stop sitting on it...
     
  14. Potgut

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    I didn't think they would give is anniversary gifts this year, maybe like a cake or somethings like those others years before last year. I thought last year's heritage tokens were just special because it was the "10th" anniversary, a special number, something way up from cakes, wands, and plates and now we expect great new things that equal like the previous year. we demand too much the from UO team
     
  15. Flora Green

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    I'm pretty p*ssed off over the lack of communication again (Sakkarah being the exception) so I'll just {{{Spree}}} instead for her/his sig. :):)

    (Yes I'm one of those people who could watch that movie for 72 hours straight)
     
  16. Dryke GL

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    11th anniversary items have already been created for the Japanese shards and they already exist in game. In addition, they have already announced that they intend to offer these items as some sort of purchase from the UO game codes site.

    The only question at this point is 'when', since we have passed the date suggested previously as a ballpark target. This isn't a case of 'demanding too much' or 'expecting great new things'.
     
  17. Jirel of Joiry

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    :rant2: We got lied to, what else is new! Like everyone tells me, shut up and just play. I can't believe anyone believes anything spoon fed to us anymore by EA Mythic!!! I believe it when I it see is my stance. In this economic climate we should be dang glad we even got UO. So chill about the pixel crack, kay?
     
  18. Uriah Heep

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    *laughs*

    And they're items not anniversary gifts. So even if they were available last week, I still wouldn't have them...Pay the monthly fees, and thats it, ain't paying for pixels anymore. Don't trust them not to take em away *shortly* (the new soon) :)

    So color me as, disinterested and unimpressed with the whole deal.
     
  19. canary

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    I think it's awful that they want us to purchase these... but I can't lie. I want the earring set and a few bookcases. Badly. :eek:
     
  20. Flora Green

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    There were supposed to be some gifts GIVEN out in game, not just for sale in the store. I'm not surprised the gifts are delayed in game. I AM surprised they aren't for sale yet considering EA/Mythic LOVES to take our money.
     
  21. Phaen Grey

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    I would like a few of the items myself, I wish we could get some solid answers.
     
  22. laurlo

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    are we supposed to pay for our "gifts" or will we be getting them?
     
  23. Dunarrack

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    We are talking about EA here. You will be lucky if you can get half of a set for under 30 bulks.
     
  24. Dryke GL

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    I may be mistaken, but I think we received our gifts. There was a distinction made between the 11th anniversary items (which they announced a planned release via UO game codes) and the holiday gifts. I do not remember ever seeing any post by anyone official suggesting any of the 11th anniversary items were going to be 'gifts'.

    In addition, I do not see where we have been lied to; I don't recall any promises regarding a release date, only guesses. Ironically, reactions such as this are what lead to people refusing to make guesses on release dates; if you're going to be hanged anyway for being 'wrong', you might as well say nothing.

    As far as the money thing - well, I should hope they love to take our money; they are, after all, a business rather than a charity. You might, however, want to take into consideration the fact that UO either generates revenue for EA, or it dies. It can generate revenue by increasing the subscription base (unlikely), by increasing monthly fees (which tends to have an inverse effect on subscriber numbers), or by selling additional content to the existing subscribers. Given the fact that we DO see free content additions from time to time (Invasions - Conjurer's trinket/spellbook - slimes/dyes - threads/rubble - new thieving content - scrolls of transcendence - ad nauseum) it would be difficult to mount a serious argument that we are being 'overcharged' or 'nickeled and dimed' for anything new.
     
  25. Flora Green

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    We haven't received any gifts for the 11th anniversary in any form. Here is a link with official comments.

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=110447&highlight=anniversary

    In particular is this post from Kilandra:

    And here is the link to the Herald regarding a release time. "mid-December".

    http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=457

    And this from Draconi:

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=976501&postcount=20

    Someone (I don't know who, but the thread is around) also posted a blip from an e-mail from Jeremy stating some things might be tossed in a box.
     
  26. It Lives

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    Mabey over the top but I am in a pissy mood so **** it.



    EA, devs, who the **** ever, your all a bunch of epic lazy ass liars.
     
  27. Phaen Grey

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    In all honestly, there may be some legal issue from Japan that needs to be overcome, why we are seeing some items as craftables instead of tokens.

    I just wish we could get some answers.
     
  28. Adara

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    I Would very much like to see these come available like they said that they would be!!
     
  29. Harb

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    Like everyone else, I'd like the items, but other than the irritant am not so concerned about the delay per se. What does bug me, and bugs me a lot, is the seeming lack of interst in revenue generation. I'm not sure whose directly responsible for revenue within EA/ Mythic, but have never met anyone successful at anything in a business sense who wasn't motivated to generate money as quickly and efficiently as possible. Troubling.
     
  30. Lia

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    Sorry if I've missed it, but has anyone heard anything more on this subject?
     
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    I haven't seen anymore on the subject, and, tbh, take anything that comes from EA with a whole cellar full of salt. There is one thing I'm interested in though. Were these given out or sold on the Japanese shards? And if they were given out, how come we'll have to pay for them?
     
  32. Adara

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    It was an ON THE SHELF box set that you had to buy
     
  33. Cailleach

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    Ta. Was curious :)

    Of course, it would have been better if EA could've managed to roll it out everywhere at the same time. Across all shards, in the shops, and on the site.
     
  34. Lia

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    Thanks for the reply. I hope we hear something before the new year. :)

    But, from what I was reading, they were included in the Japanese promo box of UO, so they apparently paid for them by buying the box. So, if they put them on uogamecodes.com, I guess it isn't entirely unfair, as long as we are charged a reasonable price.

    EDIT: OK, I was a little slow in my reply.
     
  35. Lord Kynd

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    i agree
     
  36. Calla Lily

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    Okay, December is O-ver...where can we buy the collection? Still nothing on the gamecodes site, but that site still has old stuff on it anyway. We'd like an update on when it'll be for sale please.
     
  37. God_Majere

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    im trying to get my japanese friend to get me a code or two... *sigh*
     
  38. mutau

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    GAAAAAH! I need my PIXEL crack! more GIFTS or whatever!!! more DECO stuff!
     
  39. christy1221

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    They could have at least told us we weren't going to be able to buy them in december.

    I wouldn't have been happy but it would have still been better then them not telling us nothing at all. :sad4:
     
  40. Calla Lily

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    I agree. ANY news would be better than none at all.
     
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    I can't wait to get me some earrings!
     
  42. Flora Green

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    It took them months to tell us cocoa trees were delayed and then weeks after that to tell us they were delayed again. People have been asking since Oct? about the chocolate ingredients that were SUPPOSED to stack not stacking. It was apparently too much to expect a timely answer for the anniversary items as well.