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13 and 14 year vet rewards, UO-HOC chat log included

Discussion in 'UHall' started by NB-Cats, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. NB-Cats

    NB-Cats Lore Master
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    Adesteria - Any plans for new Vet rewards? Or are they super secret too?
    Mythic_Uriah - Mutant Ninja Chickens are now working on Fiction for the Live game ... and will be replacing the Server Backend by next November
    Mesanna- Yes we have plans for new Vet rewards =)
    Logrus_Mythic - lol
    Axel_Mythic - halp


    It's going to be hard beating those house teleporters!

    My account is approaching 164 months old and I can't wait to find out.

    What do you all suggest?
     
  2. popps

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    An account items search tool which was suggested a while back (I think it should work on all of the containers in an account's home and also within the bank boxes of the account's characters), would be a wonderfull idea.

    Claimable only by oldest accounts but usable by all. Not ground breaking (players can still search for their items without it, the old way, one by one, or using storage management) and yet, it would be an helpfull addition and recognition of the support that veterans have given to the game keeping their account as active for so long.
     
  3. Silverbird

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    New vet rewards doenst necessary mean 13'th or 14'th year rewards. And 'having plans for new vet rewards' doenst mean that some will be implemented in the next future.
     
  4. Violence

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    It's rather simple..

    Race/Sex/Name/XFer tokens? We already have full soul-stones as rewards.

    Unique skin hues?

    Tattoos?

    Unique hair-styles?

    Item converter? (Make your items change appearance to something of the same item category)

    Ethereal Item tool? (Makes worn items invisible, helping with the style problems players face)

    A tool that gives items unique item looks? (Like the above, only you can change 1 item per 1 selection of this tool, into something not available in the game other-wise)

    A unique name tag?

    A way to tame a single creature per selection that normally cannot be tamed? (Restrictions please, but I wouldn't mind a tamed Ancient Wyrm even if it was for Trammel only)

    A lottery ticket to a castle plot? ;P

    An item like the Morph Ear Rings to allow Gargoyles to use Human and Elf items?

    A Self-Repair balm? (Target an item and make it Self-Repair for 1 Hour, usable only once every 24Hrs or something)

    An item that when carried by a player increases gold drop on creatures? (Would have to be a nice increase or perhaps a player could carry more than 1 of that item?)

    A pouch to place consumables in, which is blessed? (Potions, bandages, apples, trap boxes staying with you when you die?)

    Customizable castle and keep sized plots placing tool? (So that a veteran could sell it too)

    A ticket that gives you a percentage of all the subscription money you've paid for UO so far, in gold? (Price rate should be the average price per million out there)

    Ability to increase a skill to above 120?

    More skill points?

    More stats points?

    Access to unique weapon specials, skill upgrades(admittedly thinking about better poisons here) and abilities or spells?

    Power hour? (Every 24Hrs using this item allows the player increased gains in the style of those new scrolls, 1 Hr duration)
     
  5. Jhym

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    Dawn's Soulforge?

    A Diamond Beetle (100% physical resist while mounted)

    A piano?

    A statuette maker (carpentry+stoneworking required, uses 100 stone, target an animal/monster and it creates a "replica" statue) The statuettes do not have sounds and may take the color of the stone used. You can also use gems for potential alternate colors.

    A child's rowboat - small boat that allows user to travel on the water as if mounted (uses 2 control slots) Can take physical damage, 25% of any against the owner, up to 1000 points before it reverts to a toy. Repairs can be made by any carpenter. Works like an imprisoned creature, but will be in the owner's backpack as "a toy rowboat".

    Rose plants -- a group of various hued roses that give unlimited seeds if watered and taken care of. Don't die, but may go dormant, in which case they have to be re-planted and taken through the full plant cycle to return to their original seeding state. If you do so, can cross pollinate with other roses to generate new colors. Can cross pollinate with other types of plants, but only to potentially generate mutant plants. The "children" roses and plants can be clipped, but the originals cannot.
     
  6. Kaleb

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    The ability to own a 2nd house on a separate shard on one account.
     
  7. Jesara

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    Yes! Although most long time vets probably have multi grandfathered houses.
     
  8. sablestorm

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    I've been playing since Beta and I don't have grandfathered houses. I never had them either. I know of one person who owns grandfathered houses and he doesn't really play UO. His accounts are active, but he typically spends his free time with the Trekkies of Second Life :). I'd be curious to see a poll of how many players have grandfathered houses these days.
     
  9. LivinItUp

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    New vet rewards will be nice, though I call BS on any acct being 164 months. UO's release date was Sept. 25th, 1997. Even adding in the 2 free months isn't going to add up to 164. :)
     
  10. Trevelyan

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    Ethy chicken
     
  11. hen

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    Rideable Gorillas.
     
  12. Mapper

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    Oh nice, But I would prefer an Ethy Giant Turkey. :D
     
  13. Tazar

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    156 = 13 years so I guess it was a typo and he meant 154.
     
  14. gunneroforgin

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    I want a saddle device that will allow me to ride my dragon. It could be used on any tameable dragon type.
     
  15. NB-Cats

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    Excellent idea but it's not really a reward.

    It's more like a bonus that comes along with the added 5 skill points players get for each of the first 4 years.
     
  16. NB-Cats

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    Nay sayers =)

    Got to love them!

    163 baby cakes, I'll post when I get home.
     
  17. Lord Gareth

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    14 year vet reward... It will be a token that says "Special Surprise Gift" When you double click it you get (Disconnected) and then the following message will pop up

    "Created By UO Addicts Anonymous Group"

    :lol:
     
  18. Luvmylace

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    one of my accounts is 155 months old
     
  19. Pinco

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    all good ideas but...
    the real gift will be a chocolate box, a text card: "Happy 14th Anniversary" and a bracelet that allow you to see a colored world while you are a ghost.
     
  20. NuSair

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    My wife's account got in the last month of Beta and here is the stats for her account.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. GarthGrey

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    This should already be part of the house sign, so no on this..imo.
     
  22. GarthGrey

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    Nice idea...very nice.
     
  23. Chocobo_ff

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    NPC servant, a gardener who could be paid for take care of all my lockdown plants in my house. Watering, apply potions, gather resources, etc..

    Okie... Okie.... I know I am lazy.......
     
  24. Derium of ls

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    I LOVE that idea... but at the same time it would be SO wrong to put that into the game haha.
     
  25. Fink

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    CH-CHING! :thumbup1:

    I think if they put in item search it should be a basic feature of the game.

    Item conversion tool sounds good, thought (same slot/properties, different look).
     
  26. popps

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    Why ?

    I mean, as I see it, the best candidate for a Veteran reward is something that is highly desirable though not unbalancing for the game.

    So, it got to be something that people may wish to have but, if they do not have it, they can still play the game just fine, just not with the same ease or conveniency.

    Now, this said, the older the account, the more desirable (highest appeal) should the reward be, IMHO.

    I happen to thing that an item search tool could well fit into this category.

    It would definately not be unbalancing since players not having it could still search for their items one by one or organizing better their containers as they do now and yet, it would definately be a handy thing to have for a more convenient game play.

    A highly desirable item but definately not unbalancing.

    I actually see it as a perfect candidate for high end Veteran rewards..........

    Why should a handy and usefull tool (though, definately, IMHO, not an unbalancing one) be claimable only by oldest account age players ?

    Well, simply, as I see it, because these players kept their accounts as active for that long and prizes (their usefullness when playing the game though not clearly unbalancing), should reflect that loyalty........
     
  27. Lorddog

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    how about a tiny set of MTG cards so you can play others in a mini-game window!

    Lorddog
     
  28. Tukaram

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    I just want an account wide bank but that probably isn't a vet reward. (but it could be)
     
  29. Sturdy

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    A check for $2000.46 :lol:
     
  30. Slickjack

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    [​IMG]

    As you can see, I vote for the Drake idea in my Sig, but the best idea I've heard so far is the "2nd house on another shard" idea..... LOVE IT! It could simply be a Special 13th Year Vet House Placing Tool that could be used on any shard that currently isn't using the "Housing Slot".....
     
  31. Fink

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    It's a complex and abundantly useful system, one that should be available to anyone. To give it to some and not others would be like reneging on bulk order books or rune books or something. You may say you're adding for some, not taking away from others, but it amounts to the same thing.

    Rest assured, you'll get you 80mil trinket no matter what. You don't need to exclude others from what should be a fundamental game design to protect your annual cash cow.
     
  32. gjohnson5

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    LOL I think it's safe to say Pinoccio's nose grew by several inches in the above post.

    [​IMG]
     
  33. clorenz

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    A book for jewels ( ring or bracelet ) loks like a BOD ones.

    I have my home full of these think and to search is a pain, other than an occupated space

    The tool for search in all container of home is a good proposal too.

    bye
     
  34. Warpig Inc

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    My oldest account says it is 167.

    Any vet reward based on only gotten and used by 14+ account better be seen. Like the pigmy boura but better thought out.
     
  35. Korik Bloodguard

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    167 and it's missing some months somewhere :p

    I'd like one of the empty NPC houses in Fel Britain >:)
     
  36. Sean

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    169 months........more deco items work well for me. Hell I'd go for a bump in the amount of picksgoing from 2 to 3 or 4.
     
  37. Roland Of Gilead

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    *kinda wants a lightsaber* :p
     
  38. Xelious Norwood

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    i think the second house is a great idea, even if they did make them grandfathered, either that or have a vet token for extra storage space. I mean when you have peeps that are 150+ months old of devoted service I think the most popular choice should win it whatever it may be. But that would mean they would actually have too listen to us.:next:
     
  39. Lynk

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    If this happens, it would be probably the worst thing to ever happen to PvP.
     
  40. Lady Storm

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    12 x 14 + 2 = 170
    thats over 164 months.

    I vote for the 2nd house on another shard. Might help other shards with population.
     
  41. AzSel

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    Reagent bag, set to restock either 100 or 200 reagents of each, just reload it like the quivers. Fast and easy, equippable on belt. (paperdoll)
     
  42. Flutter

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    Isn't thread necromancy against the rules?
     
  43. Luvmylace

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    an apology is required here for your ignorance sir
    Tron.jpg
     
  44. Tazar

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    I think you are both victims of Thread Necro! That post was made back in June of 2010 (Before the 13th anniversary) and at that time, there were no accounts that old.
     
  45. Luvmylace

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    Oh my
    "red face"
     
  46. SixUnder

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    I'll call your BS and raise you a Royal Flush.

    sole owner. Beta Account.

    my main SixUnder also has 15,984 long term murders.

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  47. SixUnder

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    2 castles and a L shape. so 3 grandfathered.
     
  48. Viper09

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    Oh my. Yeah, this thread is old.
     
  49. ECO Director

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    Heavens forbid we get more things to ride just give me biger house.
     
  50. Cetric

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    I'm all for tattoos, war paint, horse armor, or horse war paint (could use on retouched ethys too)

    but don't make it 14th year... sheesh