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A public service announcement on vendors and “enhanced” client.

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by EvilPixieWorks, Apr 18, 2011.

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  1. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Lore Keeper
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    I’m no fan of the “enhanced” client… and I’m sick of the staff trying to force 3d down our throats for the last 10+ years… but if you like it, great… whatever. BUT you need to know something if you have vendors:

    When someone who plays the enhanced client places a vendor… then loads the vendor full of goodies for sale… no matter what they see on their screen, the vast majority of players… who are playing classic, only see a big jumble at the top of the vendor’s main pack. When the vendor owner uses containers… from what I see, the stuff INSIDE containers looks to be fine… however putting multiple containers in the main pack means they are slumped together in a pile and extremely difficult for a shopper to see what they are looking at.

    Even if your vendor is in a prime spot… your sales are suffering! Not “may be”, they ARE suffering more then need be. Most people refuse to dig around in a vendor’s mess.

    My best suggestion is to manager your vendor with classic, then go on your marry way as you wish. OR depend on some smart containers lined up in just a single row at the top of your main pack and only put items inside. It doesn’t do wonders for your first impression, but at least your goods wont be hidden from shoppers. If you don’t believe the possible state of your vendor based on what I just said above… log into classic and have a look.

    Happy vendoring!
     
  2. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    My suggestion is the exact opposite. I use the enhanced client exclusively and it is wonderful. How many times have you seen someone in 2D stack items in a vendor (10 barbed kits one on top of another)? With the enhanced client, you can easily see all 10 and catch the one that they accidentally mispriced much cheaper and grab a deal.

    When placing items on a vendor, the Enhanced client grid-form places the items in a 2D backpack in the exact same layout as you placed them in the EC grid. The result is that in 2D, you will see 5 columns of items trailing down through the backpack. To keep them from overlapping, simply place a row of 5 items, then skip 3 or 4 rows, then place the next row of 5 items. This keeps stuff nicely spaced. There is no reason to ever load up the 2D client or go back in time to the age of antiquity...
     
  3. EvilPixieWorks

    EvilPixieWorks Lore Keeper
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    Says the man with the 20 level houses. hehe

    Well... if 10-20% of players are using 3d... and the rest are using classic...

    :twak:
     
  4. Caldwin_DDP

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    It certainly wouldn't hurt for players to see their vendors in the Classic client after they have loaded it. I can tell when a vendor has been loaded by a player using EC. The result can be chaotic. The same result can be seen in our guild chest when someone reorganizes using EC. Personally I use both clients but prefer the Classic. I have to help guild members with basic problems no matter which client they might play, so knowing both is handy.
     
  5. Lord Raven

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    Personally, my life would be a LOT easier if everyone used the EC for shopping. I could just drop stuff on the vendor, knowing that anyone looking at it in the Enhanced Client would see everything neatly arranged.

    Instead I'm stuck with those obsolete pouches and having to try and arrange everything so it fits just right.

    I'm almost tempted to create an EC Only vendor that has deals at 10-20% lower than my other vendors just to reward those shoppers that make my life easier!
     
  6. Caldwin_DDP

    Caldwin_DDP Guest

    "A dominant number of players still use the Classic Client." From the most recent Producer's Update

    Don't go to any trouble for us Nerdberg. Snob. :talktothehand:
     
  7. Lord Raven

    Lord Raven Seasoned Veteran
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    And as I said, since I use both clients, I'm being counted as one of those "dominant numbers"... but I prefer the EC... so you're basing your statistics on a fallacy. They do not take into account that some players are versitile and able to use whatever client works best for a certain situation without dragging everyone else down to the lowest common denominator.

    Nice name calling too... makes your point well.
     
  8. Tazar

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    Additional client-war threads are not needed...

    neither is name calling.
     
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