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13th Year Veteran Reward suggestion

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. popps

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    I think I recall reading that 13th Year Veteran Rewards were in the works and would be released around Christmas time.

    How about making it a 13th Year Veteran Reward (claimable by 13th year active accounts but usable by all...) a special Chest (or container) that has unlimited weight capacity (like a locked down secure) and can be used by players having access to it to add and retrieve fishes, crabs and lobsters to complete their Quests.

    It would only accept fishes, crabs and lobsters used by the Fishmongers' Quests (for example, regular crabs and lobsters would not be possible to add to it) and the special container would work so that when a user adds X items, they can retrieve X items of their choice. No more than X items which is, the same quantity of items that they added. Only those items needed in the Fishmongers' Quests will be able to be added to this special container; no other item will be valid and will not be accepted by the container.

    A number of players already are using a "mutual", shared chest to help each other with the Fishmonger Quests but the problem is, that as of now a lot of trust is required since some users could retrieve fishes, crabs or lobsters without adding to the container.

    This special container, instead, would only allow to retrieve as many items that have been added by the user. So, noone could get more advantage from the shared container. Very usefull for Guilds or groups of friends.

    Besides, while being a usefull addition to the game as a 13th Year Veteran Reward, it would certainly not be unbalancing for the game: a perfect candidate as I see it as a Veteran Reward.
     
  2. Multani

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    That just sounds dumb, I hope you didn't put any serious thought into that.
     
  3. cdavbar

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  4. Pink Floyd

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    This is a terrible idea.
     
  5. Beer_Cayse

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    ummm, ummm, ummm ... <shakes head and walks off speechless>
     
  6. Viper09

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    ...really? I personally think that would be a huge waste of a reward for a 13 year vet. There is more to this game than that one quest.
     
  7. canary

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    I agree, there would be much better rewards out there befitting a 13 year vet.
     
  8. PsychoKinetic

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    The problem is that it would only benefit one skill and then only one quest based on that skill. That is much too specialized for a veteran reward.

    It might be a nice idea to have something like that released in a patch though.
     
  9. popps

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    Well, it could still be made a reward for another year and I do not understand why it would "waste" a reward.... It is not like they are limited are they ?

    I mean, the Devs, if they wanted so, could make 20 13th Year Vet Rewards so I do not understand the issue of "wasting" a Vet Reward......

    I am just saying, that as the shared container system is now, it requires a whole lot of trust between users. My proposed solution makes it just fair for everyone and not possible for anyone to take more advantage of the sharing than others.
     
  10. Viper09

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    Let me re-phrase that then. It is a waste of any vet reward option. Why would people want to waste a vet reward on an item that ONLY benefits a SINGLE quest in this game?
     
  11. popps

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    Perhaps because it could help that aspect of the game ?

    We already have a lot of items which are limited to aspects of the game.

    Many tools only work for one skill, we have talismans which only help in limited things and so forth.

    I do not see why a container which could come handy and help out straighten up a shared need of players to better do Fishmongers' Quests would be such a terrible thing for UO.

    It would be a "bonus", something "extra"...........

    Why not then if it can come handy and helpfull in "that" aspect ?

    I have seen over the years time gone both in designing and programming items which have been much less usefull to players than what such a container could be. Then why not ?
     
  12. Viper09

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    Gee and are those items vet rewards? No! Sure it could have a use. But you are talking about having it as a vet reward popps. My point is that it is a waste for a VET reward. Keep track of the topic here. You only get one pick a year for a vet reward, 2 I think for the first year. Most people don't have lots of spare vet picks for the choosing.
     
  13. popps

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    I would love also to see Veteran Rewards that are cool, usefull and handy in the game but the truth is, that whenever a reward is too nice people jump on it saying that it is "unbalancing".....

    So, this would be "not enough" for a Vet Reward but if an item is made "enough" then people yell it is too much.......

    Personally, I'd rather see such a container as added rather than yet again another rideable mount or some useless eye candy deco thing.