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17th anniversary gifts already disabled?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Olahorand, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Olahorand

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    I think these gifts should be handed out within a 30 days period from their appearance on the shards (which would not include Test).
    Just wanted to claim a few on other shards this weekend, but it seems they are not created any more?
    The 25th September is definitively not 30 days ago yet. Is it a bug/mistake or intended? If not intended, can this brought back?

    Besides that - why do the towels block movement??? Come on, these are towels.

    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
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    Kind of weird that they would cancel them so early this year.
     
  3. Victim of Siege

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    Bet I can block your movement with a towel. *rolls up a towel into a Rat's Tail and cracks it menacingly*
     
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  4. James Moriarty

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    Its ok they had to be the worst anniversary gifts in 17 years, not worth logging in for in the first place
     
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    I was surprised they were turned off so early. I logged in on some other shards yesterday to collect my others with no avail.
     
  6. Capt. Lucky

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    Maybe they just wanna forget the whole thing :p
     
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    They should have let these run for 30 days or given warning to the community. If it was a mistake, please turn them back on!
     
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    The bar is actually pretty nice, but it would have made a better crafting item than birthday gift.
     
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    I agree - the bar is nice, and it should have been a permanent addition. Maybe sometime in the future it can be added to the crafting menu.
     
  10. James Moriarty

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    1 is useful over 2 accounts 13 are useless.
     
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    these have been turned off since RTB was turned on.
    when RTB came i logged onto one of my accounts and noticed that these where not being handed out.
    i posted it back then and the Dev's never answered, a couple other people since then have posted the same and no answer.
    so we only really got the gifts for like 10 days or so.
     
  12. TheScoundrelRico

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    I would bet they turn them back on after the RtB is over. Probably easier to turn off temporarily then code to keep RtBers from getting them...la
     
  13. Capt. Lucky

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    Back in the day you had to have an active account 2 to 4 weeks before the gifts were handed out to get them. Not sure if that's still in the code or not.
     
  14. TheScoundrelRico

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    Yeah, but look at me...the account I am using for RtB is 84 months old...but I haven't opened it in 6 years...la
     
  15. Smoot

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    rtb accounts dont get gifts. dont think the shutoff has anything to do with rtb, last rtb gifts were available, just not for rtb accounts.
     
  16. Olahorand

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    I got a few of those gifts on paid accounts while RTB was already active, so this issue should have nothing to do with RTB being open.
     
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    So wait...they're no longer available? I too figured I had time as I collected some on Atlantic and a few on Origin, but not all of mine on Origin...I got some on Europa for a trade that I need to finish this weekend, but havent' clamed the others because life's been busy.

    Seriously? @Mesanna @Kyronix is this working as intended?
     
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    Hope this is a bug as real life got in the way the last few weeks.
     
  19. Tina Small

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    The Publish 86 notes that Mesanna posted on September 25th ( http://www.uo.com/article/Publish-86-Notes ) said under the heading "17th Anniversary Gifts" that "all players at least 30 days old who log in between September 1 2014 at 12:00 AM ET and October 15 2014 at 11:59 PM ET" would receive the gifts. Can't remember now if we actually did start getting them that far back in September; however, they did give us an ending date and time. (In the past we usually got an ending date and found out the hard way that the gifts were turned off at midnight Eastern Time of the previous day.)
     
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  20. Kayhynn

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    We didn't. The patch with the items got delayed. Which I think is why most people expected it to be longer.
     
  21. Tina Small

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    Yeah, I was a little surprised at the end date myself when I went to look it up. If you need some on any particular shard, let me know. Other than perhaps on Siege and Mugen, I definitely have more than I could possibly ever use.
     
  22. Larisa

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    I got a set on an account that had been inactive for over 3 years but got nothing on my main account which I found rather odd :/
     
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  23. Olahorand

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    As it is usual - 30 days after the first handout of it. And this was not the 1st September.

    The issue for me is not so much about the gift itself, but about the fact, that I have some chars with more special names I planned to collect this stuff in my vacation week. So I got hit on the wrong foot by this early switch off.

    *Salute*
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  24. Nails Warstein

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    Every year they never give enough time. Its probably a planning error, but since it keeps happening, it comes off as though they just don't care, which I would sincerely hate to believe.
     
  25. Kayhynn

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    Exactly. and normally it's 30 days to get gifts. It wasn't this time. It's 10 days short.
     
  26. Angel of Sonoma

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    i briefly searched for the anniversary gift announcement yesterday but couldn't find it. did it mention the turn-off date? r/l has me busy and i was planning to begin collecting my gifts yesterday but learned it was turned off. :(
     
  27. Kayhynn

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    It was in the patch notes, but then the gifts weren't turned on till Sept. 25.
     
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    I hope it is a mistake. I still have several shards to collect. Just got busy with other things.
     
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  29. Olahorand

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    They are back as of now!
    Thanks :)