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Are GameMasters limited in what they can do ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. popps

    popps Always Present
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    Recently, within the Halloween 2009 Event I had to bother GameMaster to free some Lingering Essences which were spawning in unreachable places.

    Very nice, fast and kind. I am really positively impressed.

    One thing though, bothered me.

    A bunch of lingering essences were spawning within Jail rooms in Covetous.

    Those Jail rooms have doors which are not interactive. Cannot open them and cannot unlock them.

    I asked the GM to leave them open so that we could access the Lingering Essences but unfortunately, he said he could not.

    We could page again though, to move them out of the rooms and they would kindly assist.

    As I said, no words on their kindness and availability but wouldn't it have been better to save up GMs time if they just could leave the jail rooms doors open for good ?

    This way, players would have not needed to bother them to help move the Lingering Essences out of the jail rooms.

    Oh well....
     
  2. JC the Builder

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    On Atlantic the jail doors can be unlocked and opened. Sounds like a shard specific issue.
     
  3. popps

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    Then why could the Game Master not fix the blocked door on our shard ?

    Basically, I use unlock on the door but then, when I double click the door to open it says "You cannot use this".....

    Somehow the player cannot interact with the door.

    If I retry unlock it says the door is not locked.
     
  4. Kellgory

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    Not sure what powers GM's have anymore. Somethimes you page on something and you will get the reply that they are not allowed to perform that action, and othertimes you page for the same problem and a GM will come and fix it. As far as leaving jail doors open, that would be more of a programming issue which would most likely cause more problems if they try to program it so that the doors stayed open (I can just see all house doors getting stuck open).

    How high is your magery and eval? I think you need to be GM in order to magic unlock the cell doors. On Sonoma those cells work, if your talking about the cells down on the bottom level where the rotten corpse spawns.
     
  5. Harlequin

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    This. They do have limitations, but in this case, it's likely policy. They were probably advised that it's fine to move the sparklies from awkward places, but shouldn't make changes to the game world (like locking doors in an open position or removing it) unless they have approval from the devs. Otherwise, it would cause other issues.



    This is specifically for Popps, if this is not on Siege, I have a test for you.

    There is a bank in Trinsic. In this bank, is a vault that has randomly respawning treasure chests. The vault is behind a locked door that you can unlock but cannot open. Non-siege players have to open this door in a special way. Siegers need to use a more complicated method.

    Now your test is to find this trick and share.

    Hint, the answer is somewhere in the UO-Occupation forums. Use google to do a site search.



    Before you protest, I have good reasons for this test.
     
  6. Viper09

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  7. mjolnir131

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    yea and alot of times i think" i'm not allowed" is code for don't bother me i'm in im with somebody i'm trying to score with
     
  8. aarons6

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    it seems all they can do is send you a message telling you to send an email.
    the other day i was training taming and some super great guy was killing the animals as soon as i started taming them... id move on to the next and he would blast that one as well.. after about 5 minutes of running around and getting no gains i paged on him..

    i guess that is completely acceptable now.. :(
    i got no response, i basically got told to log off and go read a book or something...
     
  9. Viper09

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    Well one of the things they want you to do before paging is trying to move to another spot. Like instead of the pens, try ice island or the other facet, etc. Basically leave and if they do follow you that's when you page on them.

    For harassment they actually list the steps you should try before paging. Then when you page be specific of what you tried to do. Always be specific.
     
  10. aarons6

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    yeah im just going to let them make me move and win. no i paged on him hoping they would do something about it...

    when you start to tame an animal they should go invulnerable....
     
  11. Viper09

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    Well if you're just going to sit there taming animals that get killed the smart thing to do is move on elsewhere. But if you're stubborn then it's your loss. Yeah it's rude to kill an animal someone is taming, but to EA it's not harassment unless they follow you even after you leave the area and continue to do it.