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BOS reverting....give me a hell ya!

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by TimberWolf, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. TimberWolf

    TimberWolf Babbling Loonie
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    With all the changes with trial accounts coming with Publish 58, are you planning to revert the Bag of Sending to its original state as well?

    Yes, it will be reverted to its original functionality, and not take extra charges for higher weights. Bags of Sending will not be available to trial accounts, however.
    -Draconi


    This is the best thing I have heard in years!
     
  2. Jerimiah

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    This turn of events forces me to ask a question that has been nagging at me for some time. Do people with more knowledge than me know if my proposed method of 'nerfing' BoS for scripters would work?

    When purchasing concert tickets from those theives called TicketMaster, I have to enter a word that is jumbled on the screen. When I read that this was done to prevent automated programs used by those scum called scalpers it occured to me that the robed ones may implement a similar procedure. What if everytime someone used a BoS we were asked to say some 'magic word'. I am not versed in the magic arts of hacking or scripting and would really like to know if something like this could work.
     
  3. hawkeye_pike

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    Your idea isn't new and it also isn't really bad. You always can find means to make life difficult for automated scripts. However, you always have to consider two things:
    • How difficult (and annoying) do you make life for regular players at the same time?
    • How long will it take until a script can circumvene this gadget?
    To my opinion, the root of the problem lies in our static world and in repetitive tasks. Only static repetitive things can be scripted. Any gold collecting script would fail, if the type and location of monsters would vary dynamically. If ressources would be found not always in the same place, but in changing locations.
     
  4. Black Sun

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    This is the 2nd best for me. Mine was when I was on the Maury Show and he said "You are... NOT the father of Billie Jean's baby." She says I am the one, But the kid is not my son.
     
  5. Gwenyth

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    Hell Ya!!

    ...Now go get me some new bags TW :D
     
  6. Vallend

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    Pick me up a few too TW. lol

    **Wanders off singing.. "Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
    She's Just A Girl Who Claims That I Am The One
    But The Kid Is Not My Son
    She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son.."**
     
  7. TimberWolf

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    I just ported 6 over to origin....but I still have 12 or so and about 3k left in fungi
    I will start looping that quest soon

    But I use to buy them form Black's vendors when I was short...he had great prices
    hehehe
     
  8. Lady_Calina

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    This is outstanding! Now I'll be able to enjoy Swoops with my tamer again!

    *Blows into her flute, brushing off her Discordance skill, as she motions for her Cu to join her*
     
  9. Black Sun

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    Solen Goods: Powder and Bags - Reopening Soon!!!
     
  10. Sweety

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    Sweet... dont have to run to the bank constantly now
     
  11. Zuckuss

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    *Spasms uncontrollably* !!!
     
  12. Black Sun

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    QUICK, Someone grab his tongue before he swallows it!!
     
  13. AnneNomilly

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    I"m SO tickled they decided to do this! I can finally make back some insurance money!!!!! yay!

    TW, go get me some sending bags too! LOL
     
  14. TimberWolf

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    I have 16 so far.....but I don't think the change will go through for a few weeks so we all have plenty of time.

    I will have enough for most of our active guild characters by the time the pub goes live!


    I just love playing in that hive and the tok mines....they are soo much fun!

    :)
     
  15. Zuckuss

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    Woot, I just found a bag of like 40 of them
     
  16. Black Sun

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    Oh, that was mine. I misplaced it, I'm so glad you found it!
    You can drop them off at my house any time that's convenient for you.

    kthksbye
     
  17. TimberWolf

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    Zuckuss you found the ones I lent you last year???


    :)
    Nice find congrats!
     
  18. Norrar

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    And now Miasma becomes farm-central of the world. ^_^
     
  19. Bob_the_fart_guy

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    *clears throat* ...again. rolleyes:
     
  20. Norrar

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    touche....
     
  21. SwordBlaze

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    Wow they changed it to take charges determined on weight? Good thing they are changing it back before I get back lol.
     
  22. Corvak

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    They changed it because trials were getting lots of gold from them. At which point everyone stopped using them.

    I think what's happened is they wanted to stop it, but didnt have dev-time allocated to reworking trials when it became an issue. Said dev time was allocated to Publish 58, apparently.
     
  23. RichDC

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    Love it!

    Should make them unable to send silver through though its fun killing the scripters...although maybe they shouldnt because more people will script it!