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Begging update from Sak on the Webs Included

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Hunter Moon, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Hunter Moon

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    This was posted earlier on a thread in the beggar's forum and I thought I would pass it along for those who were discussing this issue here as well.


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    Code is fixed. GM Beggars only will now have a chance at the small webs. It's not yet on TC1 so don't be surprised if you still get them at less than GM for the time being.

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  2. viper of flames

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    Well that's not fair that everyone should miss out of something like this.At least give us a chance to get one omg.
     
  3. Der Rock

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    thank u very much for destroying the DESIRE for low level beggars this year

    the only realy rare item of this year event will be come from the handfull of beggars
    (begging is NOT a skill u can reach gm in 2 days)
    what will it be next year? A ufo-wreck for gm Chef
    should i be prepaired? :(
     
  4. Aboo

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    How many years now have we had Trick or Treat? I feel for you but there are some people, such as myself and my niece, that had the forethought since last year to work on our beggars and get them to GM just so they would have a better chance at getting something cool.
     
  5. Sheridan

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    Isn't that how it should be? A rare item of which there will only be a handful? How "rare" can something really be if everyone and their brothers can get one?
     
  6. http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=108804

    There are many of us that worked the skill for several months to GM it and sought a request that this be at GM level for we folks that worked dang hard to get GM level.

    And yes I voted for GM level.
     
  7. i have a GM Cook too!

    lets hand us special cookingitems!
     
  8. You've had a year since last Halloween to build a GM Beggar.

    Quit whining. You only have yourself to blame for not having one.
     
  9. My Beggar is also my cook :) and I don't have a Necromancer. But is that going to stop me doing the thread quests, no I just help others get the threads or trade threads I get as those Fate ones are to get and I am pretty sure I can get enough to trade with folks.
     
  10. I still remember how stoked someone was who got a Vorpal Blade.... after all that combat, finally! The uber rare item was bestowed on one of us!

    I also remember a few weeks later seeing literal walls built out of Vorpal Blades in everyone's house... and seeing them discarded on the roads of Maginica like gum wrappers....
     
  11. And as an afterthought.... dammit isn't it ABOUT TIME that Beggars got SOME exclusive content? It's one of the most overlooked classes in UO.
     
  12. D'Amavir

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    Great decision! I was afraid they would go the other way with it. Glad I was wrong. And glad that beggars finally get something cool.
     
  13. NewThunder

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    Don't worry there is still a cheese wedge graphic available to go with that whine.

    Anyone who has put the time into achieving GM begging deserves the slight chance to get webs.
     
  14. Gheed

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    This was her call. But she is reacting to the many posters in the original thread who considered their GM beggars cheated by not being exclusive benefactors to this event.
     
  15. Der Rock

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    dont missunderstood me here,
    i am for rare items,
    i posted "THE ONLY" rare item this year,
    because ALL other event items will be very common.
    that is my point.

    a small chance would be nice, but absolute NO chance,is needless :(
     
  16. Amen to that. Things like this will make people actually pursue other skills than the PvP and PvM stuff in the off chance that they might get an opportunity like this.

    And no. I do not have a GM Beggar, and I am going to miss out on this spiffy item just like the rest of you.
     
  17. Xel Naga

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    Just because one is not a GM beggar doesn't mean you wont have a chance at getting one. Befriend a beggar or buying one is always an option.

    Beggars don't all have spirit speaking or the ability to kill the event ghosts but you don't hear us causing a ruckus over an event that we have to make another character for do you?

    ADAPT to the situation. This is something 1% of u.hall ever does. ADAPT instead of COMPLAIN.
     
  18. J0KING

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    Ok... upset about not getting this years rare trick or treat reward?

    Here is the solution... take the time and effort involved to create a GM beggar and trick or treat next year so you don't miss out again :)

    Problem is not many people make a beggar because there is not alot of reward involved... once every year they have the chance to get a rare reward... players that took the time to make a GM beggar should get this once a year reward... *tosses in two cents*

    Have Fun!!!
     
  19. Sellingahouse

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    What did 100 begging get you last year , that noone else got? Didnt everyone have a chance at getting all the items?
     
  20. Begging gave you a much higher chance at getting 1 of the rare ToT items that ended up selling for quite a large amount. In the past year I've seen more people working the Begging skill than in the 3 years prior to then for just this reason.
     
  21. Sellingahouse

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    Yes just a chance everyone still got the rare items. I was only at 30 something begging and got many rare items. It might of took me longer, but I played for hours, days and still got about 15 of each.
     
  22. Siabra

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    Thank you for giving people who have actually WORKED at Gm Begging ( and I do mean work ) something. Though no one who has made a GM Beggar ever actually expected something special.

    I made my Beggar long before they began giving out Trick or Treat items, and it was a long slowwwwww grind. But when I did finally make it GM I felt the same pleasure as long, long, ago when after a year I made it to GM Smithing.

    :thumbup1:
     
  23. Gheed

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    You have a chance. You may not have the skill GM'd today but you still have time if you want the webs that badly. The devs have been very generous lately in allowing for plenty of time to fully learn about and enjoy all events. Last year's Halloween event lasted 3 months? So I'd say you have plenty of time to get it GM'd... I hope you have UO assist and follow the questionable guide to GMing posted on the Beggar forumn.

    Else if your on Catskills PM me with a well written beg and I'll give you a set of webs if I have the spares. I'll extend this offer to anyone who reads this post that does not have a GM beggar....but is training the skill and wants some webs for themselves. Limited to only the best begging PMs, Must be on Catskills, and dependant on supply. But if you write a good one I'll go out of my way to get you a set.

    I have a GM beggar and really don't care if the rewards were for a lower skill. I say this because The only advantage GMs have going into this will be the opportunity to make millions. And to me that kind of undermines the spirit of the skill.
     
  24. Nine Dark Moons

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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
    i don't why but that struck my funny bone... LOLOL

    but it's true - i have worked and worked and WORKED since last Halloween to get a GM Beggar for this Halloween. finally (after 3 total years of working the skill & an entire weekend spent in Heartwood this past weekend) i have a GM Beggar!!! and OMG it was a lot of work to get there. so i am glad GM Beggars have a special treat this year :)

    ps - i was NOT one of the many people who dumped all their begging spoils in giant piles in Heartwood this past weekend - i found that irritating. when my backpack was full i went over to one of the many trash barrels in heartwood and dumped everything and then started over again. if you're going to spend the time to dump everything out of your pack, just put it in a barrel!!!
     
  25. BartofCats

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    Good to hear its GM begging only... finally they did something they said they would.... now if they could just speed up the process to get the content to all of the shards before friday that would be super awesome. Halloween is Friday afterall. no point trick or treating on november 1st now is there??
     
  26. viper of flames

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    Let me see how many months have Ibeen at this from 0 begging and doing it all theses years and I just got to 70.Last year we didnt have to be GM to get something.I think they should had gave us more time.Some of us do have a life and cant play this game 24/7.I have wanted a web for years now oh well I guess I will have to pk to get my webs:)

    Thank you for removing the guards to bad this wasn't a fel only item haha now whine on that all I want was a 5% chance to get one something:). Now all the GM beggers all what 40 of them in uo can say we are whining now.


    Im just playing with ya because something said something about whining:) I will work something out some how I always do :)

    gl to everyone trying to GM this.
     
  27. For the record, I'd like some wine. And some cheese and Sociables.

    Don't put yourself out or anything, but hey, since you're up....
     
  28. Lunaticus

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    Now all the months of struggling to GM begging are going to pay off! I feel for those who aren't GM, but honestly, even if you weren't around for last year's trick-or-treat event, ponderings and musings over this year's festivities have been all over the boards for months. There really has been time to make yourself a GM beggar if you really wanted to.
     
  29. Cyrah

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    Wait a minute you guys... yes we have had treat or treating for two years.

    EACH year there were different items of interest besides the easy to get "candy".

    So... when it was announced that GM beggars would get a special item I was glad for them. Foolishly thinking that as a non gm'r (84) I had a shot at other things. I could buy the Gm only item , maybe.

    Trick or Treating this year for a NON GM will be just like last year. woo! Except for all the brand new players, it will be new for them.
     
  30. Infiniti

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    Agreed. :thumbup1:
     
  31. Hunter Moon

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    I'm not GM yet and there is a good chance I won't make it in time, but I still say GM only. Why penalize beggars for my laxness in working this skill up sometime in the 9 years I have played.

    I'll just buy mine off someone who put in the work ahead a time if I don't make it.

    Hunter Moon [HOT] Atlantic
     
  32. Dicimiie

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    For a long time, I contemplated created a beggar character just for roleplaying purposes. Perhaps one of these days I'll do just that. Could be fun. And here would be the template.

    100 Begging
    100 Musicianship (people are more apt to give money if you can play an instrument)
    100 Camping
    100 Item Identification (for those odd items you pick up that you can sell - useless I know but fun)
    50 tailoring (clothing does tear afterall)
    50 cooking (beggars can't be choosers when it comes to food)
    75 fishing (for when begging goes poorly)
    75 spirit speak (because talking to ghosts makes you look insane)
    50 Taste ID (hic!)

    Oh... and to stay on topic: GM begging sounds fair for those poor homeless souls out there.
     
  33. Here ya go....

    [​IMG]

    You're on your own on the cheese and crackers....
     
  34. Spree

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    I started last week adding begging to my stealth herder chief. He is currently at 55. I'm guessing he wont have any chance at webs now, unless they keep Halloween until Christmas like last year.
     
  35. Flora Green

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    Ah well. It's my fault I didn't work up begging. I had a year to do it. Still, webs have been highly sought after for YEARS by many people and this is a bit of a smack to them. I could see other items being GM level, but why something so desired that only a small number of people will get? I'm not going to even bother working my beggar further now as there is no way I'll get to 100, I would have gotten to 80 though. No webs for me cause I'm also not going to do the steps required to obtain the large web. I HATE:spider::spider:. Even pixel ones. :sad3:

    ETA: I absolutely think GM beggars should get something special. Just not webs. :) It's been a very, very long time since they were given love. Hopefully this is just the beginning.
     
  36. D'Amavir

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    Its not like people can't just buy the webs from beggars. Heaven forbid beggars actually finally have something that other players might want. Shame on them for wanting anything.
     
  37. D'Amavir

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    Yeah, it sound like a win win to me. Which is rare with this dev team to accomplish. Beggars get something totally unique in a game where they get very very little. And many of those seeking webs for all these years can now finally get them.
     
  38. gunneroforgin

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    Once again we are going to see beggars splatterd all over our locale estabilishments. I don't understand why peolple want to do trick or treating in this game. The fame and karma loss prevents me from wanting me to do this.
     
  39. Flora Green

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    Good of you to comprehend my post. I'm not breaking it down as it's plain as day what I said and wasn't in any way a rip on beggars or Sakkarah. rolleyes:
     
  40. D'Amavir

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    Now if you could just comprehend mine we would be in good shape. I don't recall saying anywhere that you were ripping on anything.
     
  41. Salty Pete

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    I'd rather have all items removed from begging and go back to just gold with what I am seeing with this trick or treat crap.

    Nothing but players who don't like begging, the begging skill and who just want the latest easy (because lets face it people are scripting away a beggar as we speak) path to millions.

    Begging is a cool niche profession, not a once a year item farm.
     
  42. Flora Green

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    I guess that makes us even, D'Amavir. :) I think it's great GM Beggars are getting something. Yes it would be nice if they added the webs another way, but it's not a huge deal. I would have only used them once a year anyways. :) Plus other types of webs could be added later on.
     
  43. MalagAste

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    I started 3 years ago working begging....... I'm stuck at 89.1..... with .1 gains a day......


    Guess I'll give up trick or treating this year..... don't see the point now there is no way I'll be GM in time. Not at the rate I get gains.
     

  44. Really? I started begging in 2006 myself, reason was during the first halloween, 2 yrs ago, I found a human was getting good things when they trick or treat, reason was the 20 points they have in all skills,[begging]. I just recently GM the skill, you can see over in the beggar forum about that.