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14th year vet Shard Shields… a warning for merchants and tamers.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by EvilPixieWorks, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Lore Keeper
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    I don’t know if this was posted… but I thought I’d mention it.

    A friend has a pair of those shard transfer banners… or whatever, 14-year-vet rewards. I’m not too practiced with normal shard transfer tokens, but for importing masses of goods from other shards, you can fill the bank, the character’s backpack, and up to 5 pack animals. Go to an inn… transfer. Sort and market your imported goods. Very simple. I even handled one of these transfers for a friend once, when he didn’t have the time.

    Now… these new vet-shard transfers… NERFED. Did you know?

    For your 14-year reward of playing all these years… you have NO ability to bring back packies. You can only bring what's in the bank and what's on the character. I didn’t see any warning of this “difference”, so we had no clue until the moment of transfer.

    They only work 1x a month, so trade wise… you need multiple trips for what can be done in 1.

    So… that also includes if there’s a special event someplace else and you want to take a pet. Even a pet you ride. Insane waist, if you ask me.
     
  2. Fridgster

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    Actually that was mentioned a few times in previous posts in regards to these tokens. The idea I'm assuming is that they did not want them to take the place of the normal transfer tokens and therefore not cutting into their profits from selling them. Still you can transfer 250 items which isn't that bad :shrug:
     
  3. EvilPixieWorks

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    I have to see how to get the listing edited on uoguide… because there was no warning. Plus, it's not like I ever had plans to use these myself… seeing I’m over 2 years away, but after the experience over the weekend, I don’t think I would pick them.

    And I hate to break it to you… but for some of the hard core merchant transfers… 875 items can be a push with 5 packies, the bank, and backpack! hehe. Not to mention if you have a friend share in the operation.
     
  4. Larisa

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    UO Stratics *New* | 14th Year Veteran Reward Transfer Shields

    All of your questions should be answered there.

    Also as it has been stated in the past, these are not meant to replace regular transfer tokens, they are meant as a little perk for 14th year vets who might want to visit other shards.

    These are like baby transfers lol, go visit a friend and come home.

    For as long as these have been discussed there have been several topics on what they can and cannot do.


    Here's a nice little discussion thread from last month:

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/255049-shard-shields-unstabled-pets.html
     
  5. Cetric

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    a 14 year player can transfer 250 items to another shard once a month... for free
     
  6. Flutter

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    More if you have the storage space upgrades ;) :p
    As a 14yr vet that sounds like a good deal to me.
     
  7. jack flash uk

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    Where have you been?

    IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE


    and seeing as I REALLY want a set but the server will prob close before I am old enough, my heart really bleeds for you

    be thankful you can have free transfers at all, 250+ items moved for free once a month not enough
     
  8. Assia Penryn

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    I absolutely agree.
     
  9. Petra Fyde

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    I'm absolutely certain this was all mentioned ages ago in the update notes...

    Not even having an account that will be old enough to get these for at least a couple of years I really didn't care...

    This just goes to show how little folk actually read the patch notes and things...

    I suppose that's like the old saying "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink."...

    They put the notes out there for all to read but if no one takes the time to read them .... I suppose they are S.O.L.
     
  11. popps

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    Personally, other than not being able to change the represented shard from one month to the other, my biggest concern is how this different means of transferring from shard to shard, considering what the OP has pointed out (mainly no loaded pack animals....), has been coded.

    That is, whether the code involved is "unique" to this other means of transferring or whether any code is "shared" between the 2 different means of transferring.

    Why am I concerned ?

    Because when we talk software there is a chance that "bugs" also come up, unpredictably....

    Now, "what if", because of any "shared code", given that the new means of transferring does not allow loaded pack animals but the traditional means does (that is, it allows the transferring of loaded pack animals...), "what if", I was saying, some nasty bug shows up and players have problems with the traditional transferring means and using loaded pack animals ? Do we have any "back ups" which will guarantee players against losses when transferring in case of transfer bugs ??

    Sure, that's all "hypotethical" thinking but since we know nothing about "how" it has been coded nor have we been told anything about it, I guess this "hypotethical" thinking is legittimate from someone playing the game........

    And, perhaps, it "might" deserve a reassuring answer, IMHO......
     
  12. EvilPixieWorks

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    House to house teleporters... 12 year, much better deal. Just like the same way the game code versions are a total waist of time and effort... eating gate scrolls. Would I say this is "FREE"? You are getting a chill dear. No vet pick is free.
     
  13. popps

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    There is one very large downside to the usage of these Shard Shields and that is the inability to change the represented Shard from one month to the other.

    This forces a Veteran who may be interested to occasionally (not every month...) visit different shards to have to use up lots and lots of Veteran picks only to end up with a stock of account bound transfer tokens all to the same shards which will hardly be used.......

    It would have been way, but way much better if the represented Shard could have been allowed to be changed from one month to the other.

    The limitation of not allowing loaded pack animals is acceptable, also the 1 token per month is acceptable, that Shard Shields and the tokens are account bound is also acceptable BUT that the Shard represented is not changeable from one month to the other, this is by far not acceptable, IMHO.
     
  14. Tina Small

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    If you don't have a 12-year account (Yes, some of us actually don't and EA let's us share the shards and rub elbows with those of you who do!!) What's the world coming to?!), the rechargeable house teleporters are, in my opinion, still a good deal.
     
  15. atlanticScorpion

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    Who's keeping track of how long the account age has been turned off??? How old am I??? My paperdoll has said the same thing for a long time now. Who turned out the light? Who was throwing those pies? All interesting questions. Hmmmm..........
     
  16. Wizal the Fox

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    I actually think the exact opposite:

    - It is perfectly fine that the Shard represented is not changeable from one month to the other, as allowing this would cut the sales of regular tokens to professional xshard traders, which are the ones consuming them the most.

    - It is NOT acceptable to not allow loaded pack animals, because this limitation actually only affects people who need to massively xfer stuff at the same time, meaning permamovers, not traders.

    Making Permamovers pay instead of Professional traders is not a smart move IMHO.