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Can not delete character I just transfered

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Katrena, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Katrena

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    I just transferred a character that I have had for years to another shard with some items I wanted on my home shard. Since this is an extra character I don't use, I was going to delete it after the transfer. When I attempt to delete it, I get the message that it can't be deleted because it is not 7 days old. Does transferring actually create a new character that I will now have to wait a week to delete, or is there some other problem I'm experiencing?

    Thanks, Katrena
     
  2. Lord Nabin

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    You have to wait a week.
     
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  3. Smoot

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    its a bug, and a very annoying one. some you can delete, some you cant. i just deleted a character that was a few months old today and i transferred him yesterday. but other times i cant delete characters that are well over 1 week old after a fresh transfer.
     
  4. Katrena

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    Are you eventually able to delete those characters your talking about that are over a week old, or do you have to do something else to get rid of them?

    Thanks, Katrena
     
  5. Smoot

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    yes, when they bug you just have to wait a week to delete them
     
  6. TimberWolf

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    I have had it take a week as well....I just assumed that was a rule
     
  7. a slave girl

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    One week to delete rule on production shards since I've been playing UO, late 2002.

    On test shards you can delete instantly, probably what you were thinking.
     
  8. S_S

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    This rule is supposed to be on "newly created" chars only. But as others have stated, I too have found I could not delete an older char after a transfer until after the 7 day timer.
     
  9. a slave girl

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    Oh okay so not only are our items newly created, given fresh id numbers, during a transfer, so are our characters.
     
  10. S_S

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    No, most times as long as the char is 7 days or older, even after a transfer it can be deleted. Sometimes a glitch just happens and we can't delete. Kind of like the house placement bug people run into sometimes on the 7 day timer.
     
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  11. Lord Frodo

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    I have had the same thing happen. Sometimes you can delete right after Xfer, sometimes it may take a couple of hours or a day but I have never had to wait the full 7 days. Most I ever waited was after all the shard servers that were effected were restarted.
     
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  12. Katrena

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    Update: I was able to delete the character after 4 hours from the time I arrived on my home shard. Every attempt prior to that gave me the 7 day waiting message. Thanks for all of the informative posts.
     
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