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An old scam returns players beware..

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Marcus Blackwell, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Not sure if this has been happening on other shards but the last couple of days theres been a player on Atlantic whose using an old scam to either make someone destroy there Crimmy or drop it on the ground this old scam involves them telling peeps they know of a bug that can put extra mods on there Crimmy. He first parties someone and begins to tell him he's so and so alt so seems he does abit of research on peeps guild members. He then tells you of the supposed bug which basically entails you putting your item in a wood crate and axing the crate now I havent fallen for this so not sure if this makes you destory your Crimmy or drop it on the ground. Just want to give everyone a heads up encase others dont know about this..
     
  2. Farscape

    Farscape Guest

    There is always one!sometimes two but with Uo dozens!
     
  3. Draxous

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    They know of a bug...

    ROFL, DO NOT FIX THIS!!! If people are this stupid, for trying to exploit the game... GOOD.


    ROFLMAO
     
  4. Desperado_SE

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    I believe this is the first time ever that I am in complete agreement with you.
     
  5. Mish o sha

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    :hahaha:, I have to second that:thumbsup:
     
  6. BartofCats

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    you should try searching before posting. then we wouldnt have to see more than one thread on this, and you can just add to the thread instead of starting another new one.

    But yes, I agree, do not fix this... if people are that greedy that they are going to believe another player about a bug that will enhance something by destroying something (think about that one people) then you are dumber than you look.
     
  7. Vor

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    Can't cheat an honest man. If someone does fall for this its their own fault.

    It doesn't destroy it btw. It drops the contents of the crate onto the floor where you are stood. I use this method when I'm having trouble getting a chair or table in the place I want it in my house.
     
  8. phantus

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    Like everyone else in the thread I believe the victim is at fault here. He should already know that UO is full of scammers and that the game won't do anything about them or any others that break the rules. They should know that when we throw the word community around it's really only to further our own agenda and we don't really give a rat's ass about others or their plights. It's perfectly ok for people to be screwed out of their hard earned belongings because they are too trusting of people or don't understand game mechanics. Yay UO!


    .......now where did I put that sarcasm tag...hm.......
     
  9. GL_Seller

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    Almost as funnny as the other one, where he tells you he has a script that helps you pvp. Then it drops your suit. If your that ignorant to fall for this you deserve to lose more then your crimson. Not only are you stupid but your trying to cheat at a 10+yr old video game.

    Oh wait these days using scripts, speed boosts, and other "helpers" is allowed.
     
  10. Smokey of LS

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    yea im almost a 100% sure it just makes it drop to the ground, this has happened in many ways over the last 3-4 years i know of, once happened to a guildy who was fairly new. they said they needed help transferin a box too full of stuff, so wanted help switchin it to diff chars, gave the over loaded chest to them switched chars then got her to take off the crimmy and try one of the othertokuno pcs i believe and soo as they take the crimmy of and try droppin in pack they are over wieght and to the ground it goes. hat happened years ago.
     
  11. Actually if you use a bloodwood crate. It will transfer the properties. Get the scam right.
     
  12. Ah I made that up for those of you that dont get how players scam each other.
     
  13. Theo_GL

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    Bloodwood? Noob.

    If you use frostwood box then it gets MR 5.
     
  14. Oh thats right. Going to try it. I think the abilities stack though. Bloodwood +2 hit and then frostwood.
     
  15. drinkbeerallday

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    that would be a third and FYI the 3 of you are tool for wanting people to lose their items. i hope you lose your items.
     
  16. Petra Fyde

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    Are you possibly missing the point? No honest player will lose items to this scam, because an honest player wouldn't be trying to exploit a bug to create an overpowered, illegal version of the crimson cincture in the first place.
     
  17. Well there are levels of honesty.
    Life vs Game.

    Remember its a game.

    Let me stick something in here and see what it does? (might be the thought)

    In a game...
    In life...

    there is a little difference, I would think.

    My point. If youre new or old and someone says you can tranfer properties by whacking crate....

    Might the person just be like oh really let me see vs. it be they are honest or dishonest and labelling them.

    Maybe Im off.

    Everyone is not a square peg and all situations arent round holes.
     
  18. Theo_GL

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    Be careful though, if you lock the box with the key and then axe it - you lose the Dex +5 stat.

    I've also heard if you put a transfer token in the box with the crimson it adds teleportation charges to it. One for each token. The tokens aren't destroyed so put alot in there.

    I haven't tried it yet. If you are going to try it, let me know. I'd like to be there when you do. ICQ me and let me know what shard. :thumbsup:
     
  19. MalagAste

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    That particular scam has been going on on GL ....... The only reason I posted about it was because the Pr**k decided to try to get off using my NAME to a guildmate... This was a NO NO in my eyes... Don't like folk impersonating me.... so I went out of my way to shout about his scammer A** to the four winds.... Going so far as to follow him to brit, Luna and NewHaven giving everyone on the shard I could a heads up to the Dufas... At anyrate I'm not dumb enough to fall for his BS and I have no pity for anyone who does.... and finally if your willing to use a "bug/exploit" then you get what you deserve. Anyone claiming to "know" a bug or exploit and to "let you in" when you hardly know the fool is nothing but scum in the first place.... And certainly if it didn't take 6 hours to get a GM in game I would have paged on the jerk for claiming he knew one and was claiming he can use it... to which should get him Perma banned but we all know that being a scammer scum obviously pays off or they wouldn't do it... and they don't ban Scammers.... though they should.
     
  20. Yalp

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    maybe those who are new to the game (egads.. i knew it as soon as i said it.. actual new players? where? how? they are going extinct).... who need to get some information on the peeps that are less than honest in this game trying to take advantage. I know its been forever since you all were newbies, I know you know it all and have done it all and are all seeing and all knowing.. but maybe there are those who have found their way to stratics and are trying to learn.. try not the crap all over em.. will ya?
     
  21. Theo_GL

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    Hey - Check this one out! I just found that for every 1 mil gold check you put in the box with the crimmy - it turns it a shade of yellow on the dye tub. However, if you put 12 or more - it turns it the paragon gold color just like the duped robes from before. Try it! Put at least 12 mil in gold checks in the box and hit it with an axe. Works great!

    :danceb:
     
  22. Surgeries

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    Well...almost everyone...now.

    Yep...Community = Aid Own Agenda, typically.

    BLACK RAIN: If everyone who kills 5 other "Blue", or "Innocent" players in Fel is so dumb as to not realize, from the Published Rules on UO, that they can't take their highly scrolled out and multi-million arnored character that they use to disrupt another's game play to any other facet than Fel, to disrupt game play there, to whatever degree they might be allowed, if you had your way with it...THEN DON'T FIX IT!! IT'S THEIR OWN FAULT!!

    ROFLMAO

    See how real logic works? Well...of course you don't...that's Different, right? Never mind. [/sarcasm]

    I have a couple extra ones, if you need one, Phantus. Here...let me put it in this here crate...in Fel...got an axe? *Winks*
     
  23. Smokey of LS

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    basically if you woulda got my point, it doesnt take a dishonest player for this to happen to them, it just takes a newbie, who dont know any better.... like i said in my example... she was only trying to help the person at the bank and being a newbie took her crimmy off and to the ground it went.
     
  24. I love this in fact i want to now run around and see if people are stupid enough to try and exploit the system if they are they definately deserve to lose their crimmy
     


  25. Newbie whats that? there are no newbies anymore if they are new they have someone that reccomended the game to them and should always ask questions to that person first before participating in anything like this.
     
  26. wrekognize

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    He's on chessy too. Tried to use my name on my guild.


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  27. Draxous

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, dude.


    You mean that my idea was soooo damn good that you are actually crying about it in a completely unrelated thread?

    That's freaking awesome!!!



    and no, I will not hijack this thready by pointing out how ridiculous your version of logic is, this won't be business as usual. But:


    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn :danceb:
     
  28. Kith Kanan

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    you need to smash it with an uninsured valorite hammer and it only works in Fel