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$20,000 worth of rares stolen

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Hemisphere, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. Hemisphere

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    Just thought I may aswell report this here for a bit of forum drama, or again on the offchance that someone from EA may see and actually be able to do something:

    Pumice
    2x 3 part marble table
    2x marble table middle piece
    1x marble table north edge piece
    Tarot (like doom)
    2x "Playing cards" (single hand of cards), different directions
    Playing cards deck
    Tarot circle
    Turquoise bottle of liquor
    Turquoise bottle of water
    2x Bloody bandage
    Golden Goblet
    4x Open book
    Open book square style
    "set" of Pile of skulls - 3 pieces, all different.
    Tattered ancient mummy wrapping
    Large vase
    2x Folded sheet (one in each direction)
    2x Wash basin
    Bloody bowl
    pitcher
    2x Tray
    Silverware
    Kettle
    2x Sheet music (both directions)
    3x lit skull candle
    2x unlit skull candle
    Ceramic
    9x various dirty/clean pots and pans, 8 different graphiccs
    Bloodstained tunic
    3x Valek's diamond
    Connected Empty jars (group of 4)
    Connected wine bottles (group of 4)
    Connected ale bottles (group of 4)
    Set of chessmen (2 items, black + white pieces
    Set of checkers (2 items, red + white pieces)
    Obsidian Champion (unique - not "warrior champion")
    Detective of the royal guard sash
    Obsidian Warrior Sash (special blue hue)
    2x Skull mug
    2x Plate of food
    3x dirty plate (2 styles)
    Mandrake root
    2x Ginseng (rose style)
    Ginseng root
    4x Named open book
    Orc kin mask
    Orc insignia ring
    Crude Orcish axe
    Sword of the champion
    Member of the Royal Guard sash (reversed text)
    Commander of the Royal Guard sash (reversed text, "europa sash gold" hue, blessed, unique)
    3x Scattered hay
    Leather Gloves crafted by Al’Cedra lal Draconais
    Studded Gloves crafted by Al’Cedra lal Draconais
    A jester hat crafted by Princess of Jesters [blessed]
    Jester suit crafted by Princess of Jesters
    A broken Brightblade
    L-shaped rock
    Kettle
    3x Wood curcs
    6x Strange dust h
    Shattered crystal wisp fragment
    Shattered crystal wisp fragments (same graphic, different name)
    Unique bright blue hued metal shield
    Scroll entitled "You have won! One free month of Ultima Online. Contact A GM Before 7/12/99 To Claim Your Prize (possibly unique)
    Scroll entitled "Parchment: Find Me The Spring of the Heaven's Knights...Ye shall be rewarded well! Kelras the Dark Knight"
    Scroll entitled: "Runner-Up in Boroni's Tamer Competition." (unique)
    2x Khaldun Light
    Silver earrings
    Blessed silver ring
    2x Broken chair (clean, facing both directions)
    X-shaped blood tile
    Blood tile (spots)
    2x covered chair (both directions)
    Reversed spellbook (blessed, does not open or hold spells, possibly unique)
    Gauntlets of Anger
    51 yards of gold cloth
    An Old Cooking Pot (Rehued kettle graphic, unique)
    A Ceremonial Vase (neon gold hued vase, unique)
    3x Shackles
    Vertical animated "lava-fall" tile
    Wedding invitation for Tia and Warriorzlam
    Ship Claim Ticket
    The Obsidian Staff (unique)
    Gold cloth crafted floppy hat (exceptional but no makers mark)
    The Wild's Call (unique)
    Magical Door
    Champion's Blade (unique)
    Hero's Blade (unique)
    Duel My Main! The Definitive Guide to PvP Ownage, by Hemisphere (gold hued spellbook)
    A Surpassingly Accurate Silver Cutlass of Vanquishing (unique)
    Neon red sandals "(blessed)"
    2x Basin (container)
    Marble bench (two pieces)
    Liaison Super Dangereuse (wedding ring)
    Pullies
    "A golden shepherd's crook" (gold hued crook, blessed, pre AoS unique)
    Loom bench
    Virgil's Kryss (blessed, pre AoS unique)
    Valorite Female Plate crafted by Urdu Gypsie Sigil (seer crafted)
    Valorite Platemail Arms crafted by Urdu Gyspie Sigil (seer crafted)
    Valorite Metal Kite Shield crafted by Urdu Gypsie Sigil (seer crafted)
    Kryss crafted by Urdu Gyspie Sigil (seer crafted)
    Heavy Crossbow crafted by Urdu Gypsie Sigil (seer crafted)
    4x glass mugs (graphic changes depending on the liquid they're filled with)
    A Staff Created by Tohlum the Evil Earth Wizard (pre AoS unique)
    "Gauntlet 1" bag (pre AoS unique)
    Plough (both parts)
    Ship Model (serverbirth type, not drydocked ship)
    Broken chair (standing)
    Iron ingots (group of 5)
    Ice white hued chair (pre AoS unique) (listed as Lord Nicholas's chair on Stratics Items & Artifacts)
    Hanging studded tunic
    Pure form garlic
    Empty jar
    Blue Flask + flask stand (2 items, sold as set)
    Set of 7 different bottles, all different colors/shapes
    Blue flask shaped bottle
    Chicken on a spit
    2x spittoon
    Spider Silk Woven Shirt
    Plucked Chicken
    Pig's head
    Pig's feet
    Deck of tarot
    Full set of valorite armour crafted by The Merchants Guild of Britannia (unique set of 6 items, seer crafted)
    Full jars (reversed version of daily spawn style)
    "set" of 2 two-storey statues, (when placed together, they both speak in synch)

    Stolen from some of my accounts about 10 hours ago, can't have gotten far really - it'd take weeks to sell the items individually and almost as long to find any brokers willing to buy it all for cash which I guess is what the hacker would want.

    If you see any of the unique stuff on this list for sale, don't buy - report to a GM. Cheers.
     
  2. Argh.

    I wish you could prove cash value and get the law involved. Im sure there is precidents (now a days) of proof of the cash value which makes this a felony.

    The arguement of pixals and who owns virtual property is moot.

    Sorry you had to go through it.
     
  3. Thunderz

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    So you coulnd for the life of you get EA to give you your account even though you had all the history related to them for so many years but someone else has managed within a few hours to get EA to give it to them???

    Something sounds fishy here like an inside job at EA if you ask me.
     
  4. Nine Dark Moons

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    that makes me feel sick to my stomach. i'm very sorry for your loss hemisphere.
     
  5. Hemisphere

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    Actually this thread is an entirely seperate issue to the thread I posted the other day.

    I didn't lose any accounts over this, in fact last I checked they hadn't changed the passwords even, but I don't care about the accounts in this case, just the property that was stolen.

    Nothing fishy about it really, I identified the source of the hack - well, roughly anyway. One of my e-mail addresses was unsecure, basically (well, not THAT unsecure, but at some point it must have been hacked, and the passwords were recovered)
     
  6. Gladius

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    Hemisphere

    This is sad tidings. I feel for your loss. Hope it turns out on vendors I'll be taking a sharp eye on our shard.

    -G-
     
  7. CatLord

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    Ask the Devs to make all those items spawn weekly... problem solved.

    I am truly sorry for your loss.
     
  8. Hemisphere

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    I think it's more likely that it will turn up on some reputable broker's website in the near future.

    Edit: Hey cool, I didn't even need to use quotes to make myself sound sardonic when using the words "reputable broker" :D
     
  9. JC the Builder

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    That is terrible.
     
  10. Arcus

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  11. Wallenstein

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    • Ouch. I only can stress further the importance of using an email address only for Ultima Online-- nothing else. I created an email address that was along the lines of ewiruyfkjskjfsbf_duferuiyt98w459835435kh@_____.com and linked it to my UO account. I haven't logged into that email for almost a year and have had absolutely zero problems with my account.

      If you had used a standard email that you login to once in a while, a keylogger easily could have traced your login.

      Sorry for your loss. Hopefully you're able to recover some of it soon.
     
  12. Lynk

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    You probably will never get your items back, which sucks.

    But you can get him in deep **** for hacking into an email account. They keep IP logs.

    When you go to the police station file the complaint that focuses on them hacking your email, not about the UO Items. Email companies typically won't give out the IP logs to just anyone, but the police should be able to get it.
     
  13. kaio

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    Look on the bright side, now you have almost unlimited storage to all 'em tots :)
     
  14. Kellgory

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. Wonder how long until they get duped.
     
  15. Hemisphere

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    Trust me Kaio, I'm an absolute expert on looking on the bright side ;) I'm already in the process of writing a positively inspiring new U.Hall thread to counterbalance todays mood!

    Wallenstein: Absolutely. Best advice ever, and something I have followed dilligently for the last 5 years or so, and literally the day I forgot this (yesterday), was the first time I've ever been hacked.

    It's that simple, that's the best piece of anti-account hacking advice ever.
     
  16. Voluptuous

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    ok...this is the list for sale under your name in the rares forum...I've been conducting a deal with you all night...I'm confused.
     
  17. Hemisphere

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    It was nicked last night, probably just after I went to sleep.
     
  18. Voluptuous

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    You know if one accumulates any sort of wealth in this game...they immediately get hacked. I'm not seeing the point of playing this stupid poorly run game anymore. Worst ill-run business I've ever heard of.
     
  19. Hemisphere

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    No, if someone accumulates any sort of wealth and then manages it in a way that they should know far better than to do, then they lose it.

    As I said, I've never been hacked before, and the first day (in about 5 years anyway - before then I was less paranoid!) I slipped on one of the primary rules of account safety, it happened.

    Most people who take their account's security seriously never get hacked, and most people with any significant amount of wealth take their account's security seriously.
     
  20. he is not the owner of all the stuff

    EA is it!
     
  21. Hemisphere

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    by the way, if anyone reading this thread would like to help in some way, it would be a BIG help if everyone could forward this thread to every broker they know, because I think this stuff is going to be offered to a lot of people very soon, and it would be nice to think that it could be stopped somehow. Fanciful thinking I'm sure, but still it would be interesting to see!
     
  22. Myphsar

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    Hi Hemi,
    Sorry this has happened to you,
    I feared this myself a few times and is why i sold all my rare items a while bck.
     
  23. Goldberg-Chessy

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    It's a game to be played. Not a business to be run by the players. Ofc anyone involved realizes the business side of it but thats not the sole responsibility of the creators.
    EVERY aspect of life can involve burglary. Why are you so blindly bashing the people responsible for creating the game?
     
  24. Hemisphere

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    I think what was meant (and what is absolutely correct) is that EA's online games division is terribly run - which it is. That's not speculation or opinion or anything of the sort, it's fact.

    Most people with an objective view on the MMO industry (ie people with no bias for or against UO) know this.
     
  25. Lady_Calina

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    I'm so sorry to hear that happened to you. You're probably the 5th or 6th person I've heard of whose been hacked this year. I had heard that EA was able to tell what IPs access what account, and are able to catch 'hackers' this way... but of coarse you're things could already be sold off.
     
  26. Blesh

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    if you were playing world of warcraft, the gm's would hand all that stuff back to you within a few days.

    just sayin'.
     
  27. mask-z

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    It's sad about your collection, i'm agree.
     
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    Hey Hemi.

    I ran past your old shop for the first time in a year or two yesterday and noticed that you where there. Now if that was you or someone ellse i have no idea of. The char was named Hemispher and had the begginers necro armor and boneharvester equiped.
     
  29. Hemisphere

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    mask-z, refer to my post on the rares forum:

    I'm not playing the victim here, and I'm not looking for sympathy, but I'm certainly not in the wrong either. Selling UO stuff for $ is NOT illegal.

    What a stupid thing to say.

    I think you're just unhappy I wouldn't sell you that marble bench :loser:

    Edit: Also, I assume I'm missing some pop culture reference to "M. Madoff", some sort of criminal or something? Or are you suggesting this is one of my aliases? It isn't.
     
  30. Pink Dragoness

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    Sorry to hear you were hacked Hemi, its happened to me. I was fortunate to catch the act of having my characters stripped. I was switching accounts and caught it. I was lucky that the password had not been changed and they did not delete my characters or were they able to transfer my house.
     
  31. S.P.A

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    Hemi, that's terrible. Most of us on Europa know how much effort you put into building that collection.

    Whilst EA have a poor track record on this, much of your stuff is VERY traceable and with so many former EA staff knowing what you collected, they are surely going to be able to help just a little.
     
  32. Goldberg-Chessy

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    I think what was meant and what is fact is that ANYONE thinking that their $13 a month entitles them to the kind of biased and unsubstantiated claims they make against a gaming company and/or its customer service is an absolute lunatic that is so addicted to the game they cannot begin to think clearly.

    These very boards prove this out every week. How many times do we all see posters here ranting and raving after they have confessed that they no longer play or have accounts?

    That all being said I must say that the few dealings I have had with you Hemi have been sterling and I truly do feel bad that you were taken advantage of in this manner :(

    Good Luck
     
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    Damn, just sickening..Sorry to hear bout that. As mentioned earlier people on Europa knows how hard you worked for that.

    I too can claim that Hemi has always done great business with me as well. Again, sorry.
     
  34. SchezwanBeefy

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    I wonder if we just screen cap or houses with our house sign shown to prove it's ours would work. I would really hate to loose all my things on Pacific, even if the rarity isn't even close to what Hemi lost. Our guild leader's account was hacked and one of his houses was totally looted but they didn't do anything with the house.It's really just terrible that EA doesn't do diddly squat.
     
  35. Xel The Wanderer

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    I agree with what the folks here are saying. This is sickening, and eventually, karma will catch up to the party responsible for this. To folks who've had to deal with this or have had their accounts hacked, you truly have my sympathy. Like I said before, karma can be a real pain in the arse once he/she/it turns its gaze to the person responsible for this.

    I wish you a very swift and just conclusion to your situation, Hemisphere. *man hugs*
     
  36. JoO

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    If you were playing world of warcraft, nothing you owned would be unique or notable. You could be just another drone plugging away at the next carrot on a stick.

    just sayin'
     
  37. I dont know if its the same Shadow, but hes standing outside your other place right now.
     
  38. Viper09

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    That really sucks...
    Karma will bite back hard on those hackers.
     
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    Sorry, Hemi.
    Hey, at least you got your postcount back!
    ;)
     
  40. Hemisphere

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    Ah.. if I had a £ for every post I'd made on this forum ;)

    btw, I had no help at all recovering the last two accounts I lost (my main play accounts), and I suspect they were probably hacked too after this, even if I never could prove it as I had no houses on either of them at the time, but I'm *sure* I never changed the passwords on them, and it's not like me to change my password and then forget about it. All I got from that was 3 days of stressful calls back and forth to EA, and getting my hopes up more than once, so not again thanks!

    Anyway I was only going to sell it, so I've lost nothing irreplaceable - nothing I was intending to keep.

    I sent a PM to Chrissay with the information and my account names but she hasn't replied, I presume somebody from EA read this thread but I doubt anything will happen here. Thing is I don't want the accounts back, really, just my stuff - even if it was a totally unique and identifiable set of stuff, I don't think EA go in for returning items - I mean the guy could have "sold" them (or transferred them to another account or some such security), and then they wouldn't want to **** over whoever bought them. I guess. Unless they want to instigate a special one off 1 day Europa shard revert? :D:D:D:D:D:D

    Edit: btw Magdalene, am I allowed a special title still? I remember when I quit as a moderator I was given a choice of forum title, but it seems to have worn off!
     
  41. Olahorand

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    Sad to hear this. Sounds like the collection in your former Umbra shop.
    Situation reminds me about Shalinoths castle on Drachenfels, which got taken by a hacker a while ago, is listed on the house sign as for sale and stands in this condition since several months.
    Also a clear situation, in which I wonder why nothing is done by EA to transfer the property back to the owner.
    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  42. Galad

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    20k for all that?
     
  43. Lady Michelle

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    Sorry to hear that happened to you, just today someone tried to get me to transfer my uo hubbys keep over to them. claiming they were him and that he was on a new account. his exact words were Hi this is Max I have a new account I need you to get on my other account and transfer the keep over. right off the bat I know it wasn't him. Max never says hi well never spells hi. he has a unique way of spelling it. and I know he would never wait for me to log in and recall there. He would call me on the phone. Our #1 rule is anything to do with our accounts like usernames or PWs is never talked about on icq or in game always over the phone. I told the guy ahh ok well ya need to call me and give me your password so I can log in and transfer it. he took off. Basicly I think the guy was fishing hoping I would know the password, would transfer it over thinking he was Max.
     
  44. guum

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    I think he means $20,000 USD. As in, like 20 billion UO gold at the rate of $1ish per 1mil.

    I boggled too. Rare or not, that's an insane amount of money for pixels.
     
  45. I'd have sold all those a long time ago and bought a classic Vette....

    Just sayin...
     
  46. Voluptuous

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    Wilki woulda spit fire if this was on his shift. Answer the man, Chrissay!!! 24 hours and counting...Jeebus.
     
  47. davebobbit

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    im confused... Last time i tried to sell uo gold for cash everyone told me it has been outlawed by EA and that anyone caught doing it is risking having their accounts banned.

    if this is the case, how can anything in the game have a ligitimate cash value?
     
  48. 1needy1

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    I have played this game for years and and I enjoy it. The one thing lacking in this game is the inability of the team to retrieve your stuff. Its like too much work, no thought given to how you feel.I dislike WOW but I have to say that they trace IPs and return stuff. The uniquness of your stuff means it will be easily retrievable and come on UO get the guy his stuff.
     
  49. Blesh

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    UO didn't ban rl cash trades, the stratics boards decided to ban it.

    Which makes me glad I sold all my stuff when I did. :D
     
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    owned!!!!!!!!!111111 hahahaha
     
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