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Books with Selling Websites

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lord Gareth, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Lord Gareth

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    I know before their was a rule on this. And from what I know most of these sellings sites are not legit.

    I mean maybe there is a way to do this

    Advanced Character Token 13.99
    Name Change Token 9.99

    Ultima Online Website Price

    Name Change Token Price: $19.99
    Name & Gender change Token Price: $34.99
    Advanced Character: Price $29.99


    So how do I page on a book? Or does it not matter anymore.

    And for account building they say they can Gm your Alchemy in 3DAYS!!! So if ten people order Alchemy they do ten character in three days to GM? Ummm.... how does that NOT sound right?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. NB-Cats

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    The second book belongs to a known and banned duper on Atlantic. That would be Golrath.
     
  3. Kellgory

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    Not real sure if paging would do any good unless you actually see the person inscribing the book, throwing it on the ground, and then just stand there making more books. Even then it probably wouldn't do any good, since the char doing it is probably a new(er) char, possibly a char made on a trial account. The other thing I noticed is that on some of these books there are reference numbers that they want you to enter when you place your order, and when you read into the details on some of the incentives some of these websites offer, there is usually one where if you refer a new customer you get X amount of money to be used against your next order. It is possible that someone not associated with these websites are going around putting books out with their reference number in order to get the refence money.

    As far as prices go on tokens, I know that the advance char token codes were on several of the last couple box releases, and I've read before of people buying in bulk those boxes that were returned from retail outlets. Not sure if there is a discount from buying bulk codes directly from EA. I know I've read that someone thought there was, but I've never seen a confirmed answer.

    As far as char building, I do believe they have different people that they use depending on the skills requested. If you know exactly where to go, what to do, when to do it, and what to wear, then most skills are pretty easy to raise. The question is, do you trust them enough to hand over your user name and password.
     
  4. hawkeye_pike

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    Unfortunately, paging is a waste of time. A few months back I followed a scripted character around Luna (he was doing several rounds putting the books down at the EXACT same spots), I paged him, nothing happened.

    *shrugs*

    Sometimes I wonder whether it is just ignorance of really lack of personnel.
     
  5. Gildar

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    Page on the book (do not pick them up and carry them around, or modify them - otherwise you might inappropriately get linked to them).
    The responding GM will attempt to find the writer of the book and take the appropriate action.

    The downfall is that these books are almost definitely dropped by trial account users, so nothing noteworthy will come of it.
     
  6. Lord Gareth

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    Well if they are trial accounts a simple Trial accounts cannot copy books would fix.

    Where was that thread someone from EA wrote about ideas for new accounts?

    (Also with books i do okuC books and they copy over mine. Will my name appear on them?)
     
  7. sandersism

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    Not that I'm condoning this, but I'm sure that if enough people began to buy from those places rather than the uogamecodes store... the loss of revenue would prompt action.
     
  8. NB-Cats

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    As for tokens,

    a promo in the UK for 8th age boxed gave you access to an advance token, transfer token, 8th age token and a 30 day new account code for 10 pounds. I ended up buying 200 of those boxes lol.

    Also, I think the Mondain Legacy box came with 5 name changes and 5 chargers for each box or something like that.

    That said, tokens were duped in the past so I'm sure some of those are still around.
     
  9. The_Letter_E

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    I find it somewhat disturbing that it would take 3 days to GM Alchemy.

    8 hours max. (proving you had reagents, ingots, and kegs pre-made of course)

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  10. Aboo

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    There's an ugly taste in my mouth anytime that hacker is mentioned, however, if he was banned how is it that he is still playing and leaving books around????
     
  11. Tjalle

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    Perhaps Test Center would be the place for you...
     
  12. Lord Gareth

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    And this website builds you characters by hand? They also 120 your magery by hand? (Yes wand helps) I mean by hand all these skills from all these people ordering? hehe
     
  13. Warpig Inc

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    I've been picking the books up and selling back to the NPC. So many being dropped lately I've been filling the normal iron junk BODs for free. And ya they are always in the same spot for the ones that do the Luna lap. In places under stuff be herd to drop at. Takes Ctrl Shift to find and pick them up.
     
  14. The answer is NO SCRIBE abilities for trial accounts but for scrolls.
    No ability for trial accounts to handle books.

    AND
    finally
    tag the account permanately to the book.

    So people know.
     
  15. BajaElladan

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    Page for any good it MAY do.

    Then join me and all my characters in picking up ALL such books as fast as they are dropped & deposit them in the nearest trash chest or barrel.
     
  16. AdamD

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    I often wonder what risks people are taking by giving their account info to such people
    Given that a skill building service is being offered by a previously banned duper/hacker? What risk is there to people's accounts if he gets banned again and his IP shows on your account(s)? heh
     
  17. I am for selling of items. Ive said it before. Sell and buy as you wish.

    But if the rule bans ingame advertising then do something about it.

    EA should pick up a book get in touch with them as a sting. Ban the accounts that are giving him the gold.

    Not for gold selling but for ingame advertising.

    Still I dont get why you even need to buy gold now a days.

    Here is a tip.

    Join factions. Stay in trammel. Kill the RED invasion NPCS. You get 5 coins of silver. No time at all to 1k with ev's and casting in right place. HINT PROVISIONERS. 1k of silver sells easily for 300k.

    Buy silver for 200k. Easily found if you visit vendors. Resell in Luna 300k.

    Did you know you can buy arrows off the NPC that are red for 5 gold each. Resell for 10 gold. Double your money.

    In an hours time you can make 1 million. Seriously. Try it.
     
  18. Kellgory

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    You can always donate the books to the library, not much point wise but its better than nothing.
     
  19. Gildar

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    For books less than 7 (game-book) pages, you can just copy-paste the contents (copy from notepad, paste into the book). No need to use inscription.
    Preventing trial accounts from writing books at all might not be a bad idea though.
     
  20. Lord Gareth

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    Why im sure people testing out the game aren't here to test out our ingame books. Simply Deni access to be able to open a book or write in one to trial accounts.

    If someone quits because they cant use a Book (because that is so dire in UO) then something is wrong with them lol.

    Simple put you can use these with the full version.

    (Also even for them to Ctrl P it would take time.)