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Alert: Possible Problems With "Friends" Locking Down Items

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Tina Small, May 12, 2011.

  1. Tina Small

    Tina Small Stratics Legend
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    If you have a character that has locked down an item or container in a house where the character is only a "friend," it sounds as if that character may have problems unlocking/accessing that item or container in the future. There was some speculation earlier that the problem was tied into using detect hidden skill ; however, based on later reports, that is beginning to seem unlikely. Something may have changed in the game's coding so that the "owner" who locked down an item is defaulting/changing to the house owner as far as access rights to the item/container is concerned.

    Two threads on this issue are growing in UHall:

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/242013-careful-when-locking-down-items-your-house.html

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/242019-friend-lockdown-bug.html
     
  2. AtlanticVlad

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    I'm wagering a guess that this has something to do with the devs attempt at secretly fixing the house looting thats been going on...
     
  3. Lorddog

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    is that house looting a real bug or just 1 persons messup?

    if real do we know anyway to block it?
     
  4. Petra Fyde

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    This is my guess too.
     
  5. LoL/Sonoma

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    The question is, did causing this bug actually fix the other. If so, a good trade for now. =)
     
  6. Petra Fyde

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    My theory (and it is only a theory) is that since the bug related to 'friended' chars being able to do things they shouldn't be able to, some permissions granted to friended characters has been temporarily blocked to avoid anyone else losing items until a more permanent solution can be found, tested and implemented.
     
  7. OldAsTheHills

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    It may be cautious, but I have noticed all the methods of lockdown, secure this, etc... may be having some difficulty working...everyone should check the container to see if it says 'locked down' or 'secure and locked down' .
    If not try again until it does, else place items elsewhere. I think there may be a problem with the targeting of the mouse is the problem. Or, I am just clumsy. Hard to know which.

    *stares*
    Yahaxithonix

    ps. It may be necessary to avoid locking down items directly to the floor, always use a container.
     
  8. LoL/Sonoma

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    Makes me glad that i routinely scrub my friends list. =)

    Friends list for me is just a list of temporary access and gets deleted once the visitor leaves... Guild would find this a bit more challenging i'll bet